While traveling through Thailand, we discovered the Jesada Technik Museum in a small town outside of Bangkok. Home to over 500 vehicles including double-decker buses, airplanes, helicopters and scooters, the museum's most unique attraction is the...Read More
During our recent venture to Bangkok, we stopped by the home and latest exhibition of Thai artist Nino Sarabutra. Sarabutra showed us her portfolio of work, mostly consisting of porcelain sculptures, that lives throughout her house and garden. Sarabutra...Read More
London's Palace Skateboards has quickly grown from a core skateboard company into a global streetwear phenomenon. Drawing on a '90s vibe that is uniquely London and notably grimy, Palace embodies a time, place and attitude—and their collaborations...Read More
French design studio Constance Guisset has created a special product with their "Cumulus," an essential oil diffuser whose function is as calming as its design. Aptly name, the diffuser is shaped like a puffy cloud and made from matter porcelain that is soft to the touch. While underneath, there is a high-tech, functioning diffuser, the outside of this piece conveys a dreamy and peaceful vibe.
Stuttgart, Germany-born, NYC-based artist Erik Parker's signature style of bold graphics and neon hues have been masterfully applied to a skateboard for his new Hello Skate Deck. Adapted from his 2014 painting "Hello," the limited edition deck is made from hard rock Maple and blends tradition with subculture in a wild style.
Modeled after an intergalactic space station is the Starfleet Machine, a table clock dreamt up by horological design house MB&F and engineered by Switzerland's oldest clockmaker L’Epée 1839. Cool Hunting has partnered with MB&F to create a distinct version with bright blue domes—and only 10 have been made. 48 jewels, a 40-day power reserve and moving laser-gun turrets are just a few of the painstakingly crafted details found in this artful masterpiece that will delight clock nerds and Trekkies alike.
Aelfie Oudghiri and Alex Proba both attended medical school, but changed course and ended up as prolific designers. The two have collaborated on a stunning collection of rugs for the home—all inspired by Kurdish weavings and mid-century design. The results are bold, colorful and definitely statement-making. Five designs have been made in a strictly limited edition of three each, and our pick is Rug No. 5, a pink, blue and lavender hued carpet accented by a strong black and white geometric pattern.
LA-based artist Cheryl Humphreys uses the technique of blind embossing to slightly raise the words "We Are Not Impressed" on paper, resulting in a minimalist print that can be felt as much as it can be seen. It's artwork with attitude.
The latest from Apolis, a certified B Corp that aims to empower disenfranchised people through equal opportunity (in place of charity), is a durable apron made from hemp canvas with three pockets and an adjustable leather strap. Whether you're hard at work in the studio or the kitchen, this versatile piece will keep what's underneath pristine.
Boasting the statement "Modern Art = I Could Do That + Yeah, But You Didn’t," this fabric key ring by Third Drawer Down Studio and Craig Damrauer are part of the New Math Collection. New Orleans-based Damrauer's New Math project lasted from 2008 to 2014 and explored tangible and intangible concepts, from rumors to truth and teen angst (one example: Uncle = Dad + Fun). The bold equation on modern art remains one of the truest—and funniest.
Compiled by The Guardian journalist Ruth Jamieson, "Print is Dead. Long Live Print" is a hardcover tome that looks at independent publications—and explores the reason they are thriving in a time when traditional magazines are struggling. Jamieson profiles the pubs that she thinks are the best in the world—with themes reaching from sports to current affairs and the arts—through imagery, words and quotes from editors and founders. A fascinating look at the current state of publishing, but also an introduction to new titles like the bilingual English-Japanese "Cat People."
Young Brooklyn-based brand Proper Assembly has a small collection of beautifully designed evergreen bags that champion functionality, quality and affordability. They're able to accomplish this by partnering directly with a manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic that's been making luxury accessories for decades. Proper Assembly's durable yet super-light cinch bags, with leather cord drawstrings and shoulder pads, are available in Japanese denim, Italian linen/polymide as well as our favorite: Italian wool. Each purchase supports The Adventure Project in their goal of eradicating poverty in developing regions by providing employment.
Aside from their pure incense, Greenpoint's Incausa offers bronze, hand-hammered singing bowls from Tibet that vibrate with beautiful harmonic overtones when rubbed or struck. Not only beautiful to look at, the bowl helps guide you into a meditative state (especially when cars are honking outside your window) as you follow its almost infinite frequencies into emptiness and stillness. This Bath & Meditation gift set also includes incense, fragrant handmade soap and clay incense-holder. More importantly, Incausa's fair trade and social business mission ensures that this is a gift that keeps on giving back to the craftsmen and indigenous people who make it.
Boasting a spectacular image taken by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) land-observing satellite "DAICHI," this climbing jacket from Minotaur is reversible and comes in three colorways: blue, green or black. The photo is of the rainforest island Yakushima—a UNESCO World Heritage site that serves as a sanctuary for wildlife, including monkeys and loggerhead turtles.
This Kokedama from NYC-based The Sill is a bundle of green joy wrapped in a moss ball. An art-form developed by the Japanese, it's an eye-catching way to hold plants, setting them free from pots or planters—you can even hang them. Choose from three different ferns and toss out your ho-hum succulents to make room for this living sculpture. Best of all, the Kokedama doesn't require a lot of maintenance beyond a weekly five-minute bath—staying true to The Sill's mission to make beautiful, unique indoor plants much more accessible (and less scary). National shipping available.
We can't all have Adam Selman create a custom sheer dress covered in 230,000 hand-applied crystals like he did for Rihanna at last year's CFDA awards, but thankfully his collaboration with affordable Aussie brand Le Specs is much more accessible. Inspired by the seductive Sue Lyon in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita, "The Last Lolita" sunglasses channel power, femininity and playfulness through the cat-eye frames.
If you're regularly haunted by the "Storage Almost Full" message on your phone—one way to combat the frustration of having to constantly delete precious photos and songs is Mophie's latest: the Spacestation. Weighing just 5.7 oz, the compact external storage drive also doubles as a battery-charger—and what's notable is how much smaller and lighter it is than other options that just charge. Perfect for those who can't bear to part with any of their 5,000+ songs.
If you've ever wanted to know what the Bronx tasted like, this locally made hot sauce comes close. Made from serrano peppers grown in community gardens throughout the borough, the homegrown condiment is a result of teamwork between the students and families that tend to the plants, a Bronx-born chef, non-profit GrowNYC and social business Small Axe Peppers. Not only do hot sauce sales support the gardens and keep production local, Small Axe Peppers also is donating a majority of the profits to programs that assist low-income communities in the Bronx and throughout NYC. A spicy kick in the mouth has never felt better.
Everyone knows a good quote can change perceptions, or even just brighten a day. With New York City-based writer Chris Black's collection of "advice and observations for you to stand apart in public and online" plenty never-before-heard quips offer exactly that: comedic insight on altering behaviors. While some are more serious that others, all of them carry wit and charm, drawn from Black's personal experiences with Know It Alls. As for our personal favorite, "Strive to be that person who has a personal blunt roller" definitely sends a clear, future-oriented message.
Brooklyn-based experimental design duo Chen Chen and Kai Williams are well-known for creating functional art pieces that surprise. Finding the ideal balance between playfulness and elegance are their latest products—created exclusively for furniture design store The Future Perfect—marble candleholders. A little menorah, a little horseshoe and a lot of class.
Vancouver-based sportswear brand Reigning Champ tirelessly advocates for attention to detail and doing the simple things exceedingly well, so it's no surprise that their made-in-Canada sweats are some of the best on the market. With the new Sea to Sky collection, the brand stepped up the technical features of a few of their apparel essentials to better suit an active lifestyle. Utilizing advanced fabric from Polartec, the pullover wicks moisture while a nylon front provides protection from the wind. An asymmetrical side zipper and pocket round out the details on this versatile piece, perfect for a hike or down day on the couch.
The days of passing down a good pen or mechanical pencil are not gone. In fact, Taiwanese design firm ystudio has an array of writing implements, crafted from brass, copper and bronze that are heirloom worthy. Each is distinct and magnificent, and will adopt elements of oxidization over time that will make it truly unique to the user. The mechanical pencil is a true standout, as it's a utensil not often associated with longevity. But as it's been forged from high quality materials (and refillable), it's guaranteed to last for everyone from aspiring authors to anyone who wants to write with style.
For any wine enthusiast, upscale attire often accompanies tasting the best of the best while out on the town. Crafted from oak staves, formerly a part of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels, these elegant cufflinks pair well with formal occasions. They also lend a distinct, signature touch. No two pair will every be exactly the same, as the color is entirely determined by the wine stain. Designed by Anne Siegel and Nicole Hughes of California Wine Country's Olive and Poppy, these pieces carry the essence of Napa and beyond.
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