Best of CH 2019: Editors’ Favorites

From our thousands of stories published this year, meaningful articles selected by our NYC-based staff

Browsing the thousands of stories we published on COOL HUNTING this year, in search of personal favorites, would present many problems if the very process of writing didn’t lend itself to favoritism. When asked what we’d recommend reading, we on staff already knew the many answers. That’s because the selections below represent experiences we had with people, places and brands that left a longstanding impact. …

Evocative and Inspiring Storytelling in Our Fall Reading List

Immerse yourself in pages of poetry, fiction, essays and more

Whether reading insightful essays or fantastical fiction, there’s nothing quite like immersion in a new book that illuminates unknown worlds and broadens perspectives. As the cold weather begins descending on the northern hemisphere, and the south approaches beach reading season, there are countless opportunities to dive into pages and explore characters and ideas—real or imagined. Here are just some of our picks for fall reading—all …

A “Missed Connections” Ad That’s Better Than Some Books

The Missed Connections section of Craigslist is usually reserved for hopeless romantics searching for a second chance with someone they met on an airplane. But out of the pack of three-liners stands a heartbreaking, hopeful and profound story on the effects of a simple human connection. In the Boston-based Missed Connection “I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972,” an army …