Wooden Bike Accessories
With summer in full swing, your bike has likely become a constant companion. Giving your wheels some natural lo-fi charm, handcrafted wooden accessories also provide a supreme level of easy functionality. We scoured Etsy to find the best of the bunch...
Best of CH 2008: Top Five Furniture Designs
Whether handsomely storing record collections or melding classic design with the durability of something suited for an office, the picks below represent furniture that goes beyond simply being furniture—in both substance and style. Fire Table...
CH Gift Guide: Brick and Mortar Options
As the holidays get closer and closer, online orders may no longer be an option—not to mention that the best way to support your local workers in our increasingly flagging is to shop local. Luckily there are plenty of options included in the...
Brendan Donnelly T-Shirt Giveaway
New York based t-shirt designer Brendan Donnelly is giving away two shirts from his collection to lucky CH readers. Donnelly started designing T-Shirts after dropping out of art school, seeing it as the easiest way to show and promote his art work...
Graham & Brown Wallpaper
We were recently reminded of Graham & Brown, purveyors of fine wallcoverings, when the Times mentioned their new line designed by Barbara Hulanicki, of Biba fame. The pattern shown here Viva ($60 for a double roll) draws from Hulanicki's Art...
Bubble Calendar Giveaway
Just in time for the new year Cool Hunting is giving away six of the ingenious Bubble Calendars designed by our friend Stephen Turbek. Prepare to add a satisfying pop to every one of your days in 2009. The calendars are available in Japanese, German...
Safe by Rebecca Turbow Spring 09 Sneak Peek
We've been fans of Brooklyn-based conceptual fashion designer Rebecca Turbow for years. Known for her space-age, mod-influenced designs and her signature look (she dressed in a palette of exclusively turquoise and white for over six years), Turbow...
With its intricate laser-cut pattern, the Lowercase Scarf is a stylish way to express a love of typography. Made from 100% microfiber suede by Hong Kong-based design firm Little Factory, the scarves are available in both black and off-white. The...
Rubicon Rucksack Baby Bag
Unless you're into the "dad in drag" look, we recommend the Rubicon Rucksack, the most masculine diaper bag we've come across. A rugged buffalo leather bag, it comes with two interchangeable linings that transform it from diaper...
Four Newly-Released Chris Marker Films
By Michael Talbott Every self-respecting cinephile has most certainly seen the haunting 1962 "La Jetée," Chris Marker's new-wave meets sci-fi classic of post-apocalyptic Paris time travel, but few outside film students and obsessive...
Spaced Out: Radical Environments of the Psychedelic Sixties
"Spaced Out: Radical Environments of the Psychedelic Sixties" explores the crash pads, hippie communes, infinity machines and other far-out dwellings of the time period. Author Alastair Gordon, whose other works have dealt primarily with...
Jarvs Specs Necklace
Inspired by the iconic government-issue spectacles worn by Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker, the Jarvs Specs Necklace is both an on-trend accessory and a fitting tribute to the Brit-pop star. London-based jewelry designers Tatty Devine created the Jarvs...
MoMA Design Store: Destination Japan
MoMA Design Store recently launched Destination Japan, an exclusive product collection of housewares, accessories and design objects usually available only Japan. Available for a limited time, it features a range of items—from those created...
Kent Rogowski: Love=Love at Jen Bekman and 20x200
"Love=Love," the amazing series of puzzle collages by Kent Rogowski we featured in January will be exhibited at the Jen Bekman gallery in New York City from 7 May to 14 June 2008. The show will display a selection of the original collages...
Found My Animal Leashes
Found My Animal is a line of handmade "accessories for adopted animals and their people" with a mission to raise public awareness about the urgent need for animal adoption. Proceeds from the sale of each leash go to the Louis Animal Foundation...
Fetty Braille Jewelry
Greenpoint-based jewelry designers Fetty of Brooklyn recently released a new collection inscribing multivalent words written in Braille with diamonds or Austrian crystals. Interior lettering reminds the wearer of the message Available at Barneys...
Combining creative writing, photography, fashion and art Dossier, an independent arts and culture journal based in Brooklyn, is set to launch 15 May 2008. Founded by childhood friends and collaborators Editorial Director Katherine Krause and photographer...
Banana Splits Beanie
The Banana Splits Beanie from London design team You Must Create is a 100% cotton hat with two eyeholes in the brim to perfectly execute your springtime Dumb Donald look. The hat is available in both camel and a darker mushroom color for £35...
Re:vision Camera Cuffs
Australian designer Craig Arnold combined his passion for cameras and recycling to create Re:vision, a line of bracelets made by reshaping and polishing discarded cameras parts. The stylish hand-finished cuffs are available in eight models with themed...
Fine and Raw Chocolates
Incredibly rich and delicious, Fine and Raw Fine and Raw are made using artisan low heat techniques to preserve raw vitality. Made from sustainably-produced shade grown raw cacao harvested from the Ecuadorian rainforest, the chocolates contain no...
Artist Jason Polan's work involves a playful examination of the nature of the artist/collector relationship. His skillful drawings are often packaged in a way that involves a thoughtful interaction with the buyer . Hand Project, for example, offers...
Pattern Body Washes
Since Pattern Body Washes appeared in my bathroom, each shower is a new aromatic experience. The all-natural body washes are made from the finest essential oils and plant extracts without parabens, artificial colors or dyes and are available in four...
A blog documenting the mundanely beautiful side of retail history since its launch in 2006, Labelscar takes its name from the mark left when a business closes and removes their sign exposing the virgin facade below, the equivalent of an architectural...
Alexandra Cassaniti Bags
Alexandra Cassaniti's collection of silk-screened bags are just the thing to ease the transition into spring and raise your spirits during the rainy season. Even if there's no trip to the beach in the near future, carrying the constantly...
Kellner Plug-in Figures
Invented in Germany in the 1920s these toy Plug-In Figures building kits hinge (literally) on the flexible "jummi" rubber connectors patented by Georg Kellner. A former airplane builder, who started a successful model plane company, Kellner...