Emily Reinhardt: The Object Enthusiast

The Omaha-based artist creates made-to-order ceramic vessels to hold all your treasures

Ceramic artist Emily Reinhardt has given herself a very apt alias: The Object Enthusiast. The Omaha-based creator makes vessels that are part geometric and part organic; looking like something naturally grown, yet with tinge of human interference. While all her offerings are covetable, we especially like her polka-dot spherical vases, speckled dishes and faceted vases—all complete with copper or gold leaf embellishment. “My faceted vessels …

CH Gift Guide: Special Occasions

Compelling presents for anyone in your life, anytime of year

Major holidays are the perfect time to peruse the Cool Hunting Gift Guide, but there are numerous special occasions that fall between which require a particular type of present. To cater to birthdays, anniversaries and other personal days of celebration, we continue to update the online guide and dedicated iOS apps with an array of interesting goods which speak to a myriad of idiosyncrasies. Have …

Staka

An Icelandic duo's first accessories collection references the nation's most prolific saga with Viking Age materials

Staka marks the first collection in an ongoing series between Icelandic product designers María Kristín Jónsdóttir and Bylgja Svansdóttir, comprising a curious mix of finely crafted unisex leather neck accessories. The aristocratic vibe of each piece stems from the design duo’s concept for the range, which draws inspiration from one of Iceland’s most notorious narratives, the Brennu-Njáls saga. Like all Icelandic sagas, the author remains …