DWR and MyDeco
When British website Mydeco arrived stateside last year with their 3D room planning tool, we were impressed with the user-friendly interior design program that allowed you to choose from a host of home furnishings. Their interactive tool proved so...
Kathrin Kiener practically grew up in her uncle's timber yard, sweeping floors and in the process falling in love with all things wood—so much so that she founded Kiener Toys. Today, the 30-year-strong Swiss company handcrafts clever wooden...
Chicago-based Chocolate Gourmet, the perfect after dinner treat or midday snack, will tickle your tastebuds for an unbelievably mouth-watering experience. We fell in love with their all-natural Chubby Wubby cookie sandwiches a few months ago, and...
Sleep Aids for Children
As the dark circles under the eyes of most parents will tell you, instilling good moral values is often far less challenging than negotiating the sleep schedules of your little one. Thankfully for children and their minders alike, a few digital...
Borrowing its name 60 years ago from veritable German sports store Jooss and its Landau location, Joola is now synonymous with ping pong and standard for multiple world championship competitions. The brand also caters to amateurs as well, offering...
Fearless Raw Organic Chocolate
Oakland-based Fearless was created by artist and activist Jordan Michael Schuster in 2006. The company uses organic Cacao from Brazil that's been crafted to produce two to three times more antioxidants than traditional organic chocolate. The chocolate...
The Tote Bag Book
UK based designer Jitesh Patel started a blog based on his interest in tote bag artwork that has become a forum for the showcased artists. From there he turned the site into paperback form—his book "The Tote Bag" highlights striking and inventive...
The Handstand for iPad
Today's saturated iPad accessories market makes it hard to offer up an impressive new addition, but Portland, OR-based entrepreneur Jamie Smith has turned technology on its head with the Handstand. The user-friendly design allows you to hold the...
Fresh from Canada, Furni's new moccasins bring an urban sensibility to the traditional footwear. To make the crepe-soled shoes, Furni looked to a 40-year-old, family-owned company. Known for the craftsmanship they put into their snowshoes, moccasins...
My First Dictionary
First time author Ross Horsley tackles the challenge of teaching young minds with a playfully disturbing dictionary. An innocent endeavor at first blush, "My First Dictionary" is actually filled with inappropriate definitions for its roster of simple...
Bayleaf Studio Knitwear
Lili, designer and owner of Bayleaf Studio Knitwear, is so fond of making things—from graphics to food—that venturing into knitwear was a natural progression of her interests. Perhaps because she works so much with her hands, there's...
MoMA Spring/Summer 2011 Preview, Part II
With over 125 products included in the new collection, selecting favorites from the MoMA Spring/Summer 2011 preview is no easy feat. In Part I, we sorted it out by limiting our picks to "things that look like other things," but here you'll find a more...
Among the folk knits, antique textiles, small-trade crafts and other neo-hippie goods at shop New High (M)art, the "Mismatch Socks" not only keep feet cozy and looking fresh this winter but also perfectly illustrate the Griffith Park, L.A. retailer...
Nine Pairs of Long Underwear for Men
The Union Suit More traditional types might try The Vermont Country Store's 100% cotton, red union suit ($35) that might add a little bulk, but looks good layered under a button-down for any mountain man or urbanite. Putting their brand spin on...
Bodega Vinyl Wall Art
Bodega collaborated with a number of artists to bring a little street art to your living room wall. With vinyl as their medium, artists Cody Hudson, Barry McGee, Hisham Bharoocha, Steve Harrington and Michael Leon made prints that make an affordable...
For those who spend more time on the road than at home, we've culled some favorite items from our Gift Guide to make their travel experience more comfortable and entertaining. While all of these products sell online, you can check several out in person...
CH GIFT GUIDE
Gifts for Food Lovers
Among the food-focused items in out 2010 Holiday Gift Guide we've selected ten stand-outs including some highlights from the Cool Hunting for Gap Pop Up shop—where we're having an event dedicated to this favorite topic. For those in NYC, stop...
GIFTS: UNDER $500
Hailing from Japan, artist Yuri Fukuda now resides in Brooklyn, NY where she currently cultivates multiple ceramic masterpieces under the pseudonym Emogayu. Her work revolves around energy and life, with each piece juxtaposing intricate design and...
Bruar Falls CMJ BBQ Spectacular
Kids sporting laminates on NYC subways signals CMJ's descent on the city once again. Friends of CH, The Roulettes—a band accepted into the music showcase on their first try—put together an awesome lineup that we're sponsoring this...
Harlem Pop: the Parlor Session
This weekend Society HAE and Metro PCS co-host Harlem Pop: the Parlor Session, an extension of an ongoing series of "Pop Up Experience Shops." The project, geared toward art/fashion/music enthusiasts, consists of an installation that will...
Vintage LIP Watches
For a subtle accessory that makes a bold statement, Watchismo recently made a rare private collection of vintage LIP watches available after remaining in storage for several decades. The collection includes rare editions such as the original Mach...
Cut & Paste Global Championship 2009
A competition of ideas, this year's Cut & Paste digital design tournament goes global for with 48 prior champions from around the world competing in the fields of 2D, 3D and motion design. Cool Hunting's own Josh Rubin will be one of the...
Peak Snow Sled
Built by Wolfgang Sirch and Christoph Bitzer, GSelect recently unveiled the new Peak Snow Sled. As fast as it is alluring, the steam-bent solid ash sled boasts stainless steel runners, a comfortable webbed seat and an adjustable cord for maximum control...
Cool Hunting Guest Edits Wallpaper.com
If you've checked out Wallpaper.com lately, you'll notice Cool Hunting has a spot as one of three guest editors through 30 September 2009. We're honored that Wallpaper invited us to pitch in, especially in such good company with our friends...
White Lightning Blog x Borders and Frontiers: Wheels of Steel Tee
Just surpassing the two year mark, Elizabeth Spiridakis' infectious fashion blog White Lightning recently came out with her own item of clothing, a witty t-shirt tribute to Pavement, Sassy magazine and Biggie. (Click image for detail.) After U...