TODAY
COOL HUNTING /
TODAY

Read

All Articles
TECH
Caeden Linea N° 1 Headphones
Beautifully designed, on-ear listening that delivers superior sound and style
by David Graver
While there are plenty of cleanly designed headphones out there, NYC's Caeden has just launched the Linea N° 1 and it's beyond attractive. We found, while testing out the Convex Carbon and Gunmetal colorway, that there's far more to it than good...
DESIGN
Kobold's Skeletonized Pandemonium Watch
An American assembled timepiece of unreal beauty and complication
by David Graver
Recently, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Kobold Watch Company's Pandemonium watch—the first completely skeletonized chronograph assembled entirely in the US, from parts both domestic and international. An automatic winding chronograph movement...
CULTURE
Paris Photo 2014
Forgotten vintage photographs from the Russian Vkhutemas school to unusual point-of-views by Dirk Braeckman at the annual photography fair
by Jonah Samson
While Paris Photo—the premier international art fair for photography—is most often associated with its placement within the stunning Grand Palais, which continually dazzles collectors and photography enthusiasts from the world over, this event is...
STYLE
Mark Mothersbaugh + Shane Baum Eyewear
CH speaks to the visionary member of DEVO and his wife about their new collection of spectacles
by Greg Stefano
As a member of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh is often recognized by his iconic assortment of spectacular spectacles. Now he's sharing his love for unique glasses by launching a collection of eyewear in collaboration with his wife Anita Greenspan and designer...
TRAVEL
Papua New Guinea's Nuli Sapi Hotel
Four rustic waterside bungalows make up this remote getaway, where WiFi is traded for wildlife
by CH Contributor
by Jenny Miller Paradise tends to look a certain way in the mind's eye: simple, remote and oftentimes surrounded by water. That's the exact scene at Nuli Sapi, an eco-friendly hotel on Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay. The property offers just four...
DESIGN
Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York
Illustrated prints of the food photographer's favorite designs
by David Graver
In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs...
DESIGN
Makers Mondays: Jason Schott of Schott NYC
With over 100 years in experience, the Made in America leather experts take us behind the scenes
by Hans Aschim
The word iconic gets thrown around a lot. From art to music to fashion, few true icons and iconic pieces actually exist. Holding its own among Warhol's soup cans and Michael Jackson is the Perfecto leather jacket from Schott NYC. Whether the name...
LISTEN UP
ListenUp
Pusha T's "Lunch Money," the music from "Transparent," Japan's love for Soul Train and more in the music we tweeted this week
by CH Editors
Son Lux: Tundra Visitation Rentals A music festival with a dedicated couch-surfing program may seemingly be pointed at young indie hipsters, but the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht—a quaint town about an hour south of Amsterdam—is a serious music...
LINK ABOUT IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
Grannies get high, Intel's high-tech bangle, Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year and more in our weekly look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Aura's Wireless Christmas Lights With just about everything going wireless these days, the team behind Aura thought it was time Christmas tree lights got the same treatment. After becoming fed up with untangling a never-ending mess of lights each...
DESIGN
Carlo Scarpa's Casa Tabarelli, Rediscovered
Prague art collective OKOLO brings light to a once forgotten Italian architectural gem in a new exhibit in Sofia, Bulgaria
by Gabriella Garcia
From the peak of the Alps to the very tip of its boot, Italy is a country as rich in history as it is diverse in terrain. And though this is what makes the country so astonishing, it can also end up obscuring some of its most incredible cultural...
FOOD + DRINK
From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey
After a significant distillery fire, a spicy and sweet limited edition libation
by CH Contributor
by Emily Arden Wells On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody...
STYLE
Discover New Designers at Tictail's Holiday Pop-Up
Sweden's online sales platform finally hits the US in a shop full of carefully selected products from lesser-known brands
by Hans Aschim
For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that's truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened...
DESIGN
Hermès' Luminous Holiday Windows
Crystalline wonder from Australian designer Christopher Boots at the French retailer's exquisite NYC boutique
by David Graver
When seasonal spirit overtakes NYC, imagination is often applied in the most magical, meticulous ways. Windows come to life, sparkling with majesty and wonder and even residents of the city can't help but stop and look. Today, luxury retailer Herm...
TECH
Flic: Cute as a Button
A Swedish start-up designs a handy wireless shortcut to your favorite actions on your phone
by Richard Prime
It seems that nothing can stop the Swedish startup juggernaut at the moment, as another piece of tech by Shortcut Labs gets its crowdfunding launch. Unlike many hardware offerings though, Flic is a simple premise at a winning price point. Essentially...
FOOD + DRINK
Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
Plates made from recycled plastic bags, emailed receipts, booze brewed in the basement and more at chef Douglas McMaster's ambitious project
by CH Contributor
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...

Look

All Videos + Photos
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
Elegant furniture masks a complete kit to fill a room with sound

We recently took the drive up from NYC into the beautiful Hudson Valley to check out fledgling audio brand Symbol Audio. Born from Blake Tovin's years as a furniture designer, Symbol's goal is to create elegant pieces for the home that also deliver...

Read More
DESIGN
VIDEO
Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
Elegant furniture masks a complete kit to fill a room with sound
STYLE
Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
The well-priced, men's formal footwear purveyer opens their first brick and mortar

In the world of men's formal footwear, few brands offer worthwhile options for under a handful of hundreds. NYC-based Jack Erwin hopes to change this. With three collections spanning brogues, loafers, wingtips and boots, the one-year-old brand delivers...

Read More
STYLE
SLIDESHOW
Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
The well-priced, men's formal footwear purveyer opens their first brick and mortar
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
From glassware to home furnishings, one of Chicago's premiere design firms branches out

Recently, we asked Felicia Ferrone of Fferrone Design for a hand in a project designing custom glassware for The Macallan Rare Cask whisky. In collaboration with Gentner Design, the duo created stunning custom glassware—as well as a special carrying...

Read More
DESIGN
VIDEO
Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
From glassware to home furnishings, one of Chicago's premiere design firms branches out

Travel

Explore Every City
New York City — North America
UNITED STATES
New York City
Limitless offerings in a city that does not sleep.
Explore the City
BARS
ICELAND
ICELAND AIRWAVES
NIGHTLIFE
PUBS
REYKJAVIK
WORD OF MOUTH
NORDIC
OCEAN
SEASIDE
Word of Mouth: Reykjavik Nightlife
With seasons of never-ending light, in this city parties start late and stay strong
BELLINGHAM
CRAFT BREWERIES
HIKING
OUTDOORS
RESTAURANTS
SAILING
TRAVEL
USA
WASHINGTON
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Bellingham
A James Beard-awarded chef, local craft brews and outdoor adventures in Washington's scenic bayside town
MINNESOTA
HOTELS
WORD OF MOUTH
DINING
MINNEAPOLIS
SHOPPING
TRAVEL
TRAVEL GUIDES
WALKER ART CENTER
Word of Mouth: Minneapolis
Packing a weekend of dining and shopping into the arts-loving city, with scenic views in between
BARS
GERMANY
HAMBURG
MUSEUMS
TRAVEL
WOM
WORD OF MOUTH
DRINK
FOOD
Word of Mouth: St. Pauli, Hamburg
A red light district turned creative arts corridor offers up 24 hour parties, exploratory cocktails and music galore
ASTORIA
FOOD + DRINK
OREGON
RESTAURANTS
TRAVEL
WORD OF MOUTH
ACCOMMODATIONS
Word of Mouth: Astoria, Oregon
Freshly caught tuna and salmon, an auto body shop turned café and more rustic charm in this river town by the sea
FURNITURE
PORTO
PORTUGAL
VEGETARIAN
CAFES
HOTELS
RECORD SHOPS
VINTAGE
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Porto
Vintage furniture, vegetarian fare, obscure records and everything in between in Portugal's northern metropolis
ISRAEL
TEL AVIV
TRAVEL GUIDES
WOM
WORD OF MOUTH
CREATIVITY
FOOD
GALLERIES
MARKETS
Word of Mouth: Creative Tel Aviv
The latest art, culinary and creative haunts in Israel's Mediterranean metropolis
BRAZIL
TRAVEL
WOM
WORD OF MOUTH
CACHAçA
CASA TURQUESA
FISHING
PARATY
Word of Mouth: Paraty
Cachaça, fresh food and local art provide the rustic setting for this historic Brazilian town
FISH
MARKETS
STREET FOOD
TOKYO
BEER
SEAFOOD
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Tokyo Street Food + Drink
From yakitori skewers to palm-sized oysters, food on the go in this vibrant city
BRITISH COLUMBIA
CANADA
FARMS
OKANAGAN
WINE
WORD OF MOUTH
SUSTAINABILITY
ORGANIC
LOCAL
Word of Mouth: Kelowna
Organic farms, sustainable vineyards and the restaurants making the most of their yields in this scenic British Columbia community

Buy

Browse Goods
2014
Holiday
Gift
Guides
Anything and everything in our Buy section is great for gifting, but for this holiday season we developed several tailored guides to help you find the perfect present for your creative friends and family.
Our favorite clothes + accessories on Spring
Our favorite indy finds from Pitch Night
Our limited edition collaborations
Our favorite luxury gifts on Crest and Co.
SKINADESIGN
SKINA Magazine Rack
$156

SKINA celebrates copper's lustre in a simple, industrial contraption pairing pipes with a hammock of PVC canvas. Stash magazines, or anything you want, and put it somewhere prominent.

Herbivore Botanicals + The Motley
Clarifying Charcoal Soap
$8

Tea tree and lavender and active bamboo charcoal, oh my! This potent, clarifying trio works together to draw impurities, exfoliate and soothe the skin. The small, black chunk works hard and smells so sweet at the same time.

Witmer Products
Nut Butter Mixer
$13

Anybody who avoids the trans-fat saturated and sugary nut butter varieties knows the oily, separated gloop that becomes of a fancy—or just healthy—nut butter. Instead of stirring it with a knife (like a chump) try this logical, but very clever mixer. Made from plastic, metal and rubber, the lid sits snuggly atop most sizes of jars and will protect your bench-top, hands, clothes and feet from any oily messes.

Tärnsjö Garveri
Icon iPhone Case
$116

As suppliers to Brooks of England, Gang Rugger, Frederica Furniture and more, Swedish tannery Tärnsjö Garveri is known the world over for its superior vegetable-tanned leather. Their in-house label combines their time-honored approach with elegant design and the upshot are timeless leather goods that will last for generations and develop a beautiful patina through use. Their Icon Case will keep your iPhone 5 protected, and can serve as card carrier or money stash long after Apple's next redesign.

Steph Hung + Erin Jang
Make and Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
$17

Everybody loves a handmade gift, but crafts can often conjure up ideas of juvenile knicknacks or impossibly intricate frills. "Make and Give" swaps out laborious and uncool-campy for enjoyable and clever in a smartly packaged how-to guide. Authors Steph Hung and Erin Jang have weighed in with tasteful eyes to outline the right recipient and the inspiration behind each project.

Go-Comb
Go-Comb
$10

Go-Comb's credit card-sized fine-tooth combs are handy, to say the least. Designed to fit in your wallet, this little guy will do a lot when you need to spiff up on the go. The unisex, stainless steel grooming tool will just as easily smooth out a 'stache or untangle a hair braid.

Belle Helmets
Hand-Painted Helmets
$85

NYC's Danielle Baskin designs and paints landscapes, video game throwbacks, educational charts and even internet memes through her one-woman company, Belle Helmets, proving the slightly dorky safety precaution is just as fun and customizable as a beloved set of wheels. Her collection is always evolving, but you can also commission your own design (she'll even paint on a helmet you already own). Prices vary.

Mathieu Lehanneur
Take Time Watch
$56

Designer Mathieu Lehanneur juxtaposes sleek silicone with the old-fashioned convention of a pocketwatch in the Take Time! watch. Convertible in three ways, the timepiece can be worn as a wristwatch, carried as a pocketwatch, or hung; and comes in a range of bright and neutral hues.

FPOAFM
Middle Finger Planter
$65

If you've ever wanted to make a bold statement with a piece of nicely designed home decor, FPOAFM's Middle Finger Planter will top your wish list. They recommend an Andes Mountain cactus, a prickly, phallic plant that stands up against the world without a hint of regret.

BirkSun
Boost Solar Backpack
$100

BirkSun's Boost Solar Backpack doesn't just carry your devices in a sharp little package, it keeps them powered up with the help of a sleek solar panel on the back. The interior features a fleece-lined laptop sleeve and small, discreet dock to plug in computeres, tablets, smartphones, you name it.

Springer
The Astronaut's Cookbook
$360

Get a little taste of the astronaut’s life with this book of space food recipes that can be prepared in a kitchen much closer to home. Written by NASA veterans Charles T Bourland and Gregory L Vogt, The Astronaut’s Cookbook is filled with fun facts and anecdotes about eating in zero gravity.

CH + Dandelion Chocolate + Snarkitecture
CH Editions: Dandelion + Snarkitecture Break Bar
$45

This year we paired SF's Dandelion Chocolate with NYC design studio Snarkitecture to create a chocolate bar that would play to their talents. The resulting Break Bar is made from 70% Belize beans, and is formed in Snarkitecture's signature broken slab style. Five of the 500 limited edition bars include a “White Ticket” which wins an inedible sculpture designed by Snarkitecture. All proceeds benefit Southern Exposure, a SF-based non-profit committed to supporting visual artists since 1974.

We-Vibe
We-Vibe 4 Plus
$179

The number one selling couples vibrator brand's latest offering brings the tech level up a notch. The We-Vibe 4 Plus is ergonomically designed to fit inside the vagina (and there's plenty room left for him to slide in) and stimulates the clitoris and G-spot simultaneously during sex–and with the new app, the vibrator can be controlled from anywhere around the world, so you can play even when you're apart.

Kristian Stahl
Fossilized Mammoth Tusk Dice
$1,000

While mammoth tusk is entirely legal to hunt, obtaining it is a still major battle with the forces of nature found in the Siberian tundra. The fossilized tusks of these Paleolithic beasts are frozen within the ice, and though their ivory is fair game, it's rare. Own a tiny piece of prehistoric times with Scandinavian artist/jeweler Kristian Stahl's hand-painted fossilized mammoth tusk dice, a set sure to bring about a little luck.

Joshua Tree Coffee Company
Joshua Tree Coffee
$12

A desert may seem an odd place to find high-end, small-batch coffee beans, but Joshua Tree native Royce Robertson is making just that. Fresh, Fair Trade beans are stored in custom-built, climate-controlled containers, then hand-roasted and immediately packed into resealable bags. The upshot is a delicious brew from a surprising source at an accessible price.

Nualime
Universe Starlight Leggings
$89

Hit the gym in style in Nualime's gorgeous watercolor Universe Starlight Leggings. Made with NuaCompress fabric to help smooth and shape up your assets, these leggings will look great whether you're running a marathon or just running errands.

Manifest Design
Quarry Tribal Pendent
$35

This large modernist pendant—one side pounded metal, one side smooth—is one of the highlights from the sand-casted sculptural jewelry by the young, family-owned business Manifest Design. Like a vinyl record, the triangular piece offers something different on each side.

Judi Powers Jewelry
Aquamarine Water Drop Ring
$150

Judi Powers has been making a name for herself with her whimsical, ethically-sourced jewelry collection, all designed and crafted in her Brooklyn studio. Powers' Water Drop ring is an understated stunner, with an aquamarine cabochon gemstone set in recycled sterling silver. Powers cites the ocean as her inspiration, saying that the cool blue color of the cabochon is both "soothing and appealing."

Listen

Browse Music
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
The Three Degrees: 天使の囁き (When Will I See You Again)
This week Japanese hip-hop scholar Dexter Thomas penned a second installment of his look into Japan's connection to Soul Train, highlighting the band Yellow Magic Orchestra—the only Japanese band to ever perform on the show, and an Afrika Bambaataa...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
Music from "Transparent"
November 20th marked Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which honors those who have lost their lives because of anti-transgender prejudice. (Reportedly, a person is killed somewhere in the world every two days for expressing gender nonconformity...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
Tinashe (feat. SchoolBoy Q): 2 On
After listening to LA-based singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe's recently released EP Encino, which features two original tracks and two covers (Arthur Russell and Harry Nilsson), you might be surprised to hear his current guilty pleasure song is the club...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
Pusha T: Lunch Money
This week Funk Master Flex premiered a new original track from Virginia's Pusha T, his first solo drop since 2013's My Name is My Name. "Lunch Money" sees King Push spitting as aggressively as ever—albeit over a more abstract than usual beat from none...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
Son Lux: Tundra Visitation Rentals
A music festival with a dedicated couch-surfing program may seemingly be pointed at young indie hipsters, but the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht—a quaint town about an hour south of Amsterdam—is a serious music fan's affair. Founded in 2007, the...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
Jon Hopkins: Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle Standell)
English musician Jon Hopkins fine-tuned his ambient electro production skills under the masterful ear of none other than Brian Eno and the conceptual brevity of this mentorship has paid off. Hopkins released his Asleep Versions EP this week, a 25-minute...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
Bill Withers: I Can't Write Left-Handed
This week, 11 November marked a commemorative day in which many Western countries paid tribute to the the men and women who bravely served in our armed forces. Their heroic efforts are painstaking and singular in a way that most people will never truly...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
The Sugarhill Gang: Apache (Jump On It)
Hôtel Bourg Tibourg in Paris' Marais district is letting guests take the hotel's lobby "soundtrack" home with a mix compiled by Guillaume Sorge. The artistic director at Red Bull Studios Paris has selected 12 songs to take listeners through different...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
Frank Sinatra: I've Got You Under My Skin
Henry Jackson, better known as Big Bank Hank from the early '80s rap trio The Sugarhill Gang, passed away this week at just 58 years old after a battle with cancer. The industry pioneer's career began with him as a music manager for hip-hop artists...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
Julie London: Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted throughout the week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed #PrivateJam. Hear them all in...
LISTEN UP
EDITORIAL
The Juan Maclean: Love Stops Here
"We love songs that build, measure after measure—beat after beat. The type of songs you listen to a dozen times in a row to pinpoint the exact turning point from slow burn into a jam. This comes a lot from our years spent as Finger On The Pulse DJs...