Editors’ Picks: Tie-Dye From Etsy

Many applications of an art form that mirror the values of the e-commerce site

Tie-dye carries the same DIY ethos that the e-commerce site Etsy was founded upon. A celebration of beauty derived from variation, color and chaos, the process behind tie-dye employs ancient techniques—though the term “tie-dye” only dates back to the ’60s. On Etsy, creators have found hundreds of ways to apply these techniques to everything from shirts to vases and planters. In a time when independent …

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Green Dream

Sweet presents that forgo the cliche red and pink for minty hues

Whether you believe Valentine’s Day is a sham or a delightful excuse to shower a loved one with adoration, we at COOL HUNTING avoid the roses, teddy bears, red and pink color schemes on 14 February. Instead, to celebrate the somewhat contentious holiday this year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green things—from matcha chocolate to emerald-encrusted jewelry, green-hued vinyl, lime-lensed sunglasses and beyond. …

Ilex Studio’s Root-Magnifying Avocado Vase

Observe the beloved plant as it sprouts in both directions

Most vases celebrate everything that sprouts upward (stems, leaves and flowers) but London-based Ilex Studio designs glassware that emphasizes the beauty of what’s below, too. From their debut product, the Acorn Vase, to the elegant new Avocado Vase, the brand encourages appreciation of an entire plant and green growth at home. Both vases act as a visually pleasing incubator, and the plant that stretches from within …