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NARA SHIN

Nara Shin

DIFFUSERS
HUMIDIFIERS
AROMATHERAPY
ESSENTIAL OILS
HOMEOPATHY
WELLBEING
HEALTH
RITUALS
Aromatherapy With Vitruvi's Essential Oils
'Tis the season for stress, guaranteed—especially for those of us who haven't been able to sleep soundly after 8 November. A few mindful changes to our everyday routine have helped us stay grounded, whether it's taking a self-imposed break from...
NATURAL SKINCARE
SKINCARE
WELLBEING
MOISTURIZERS
SENSITIVE SKIN
SHELF LIFE
PRESERVATIVES
GROOMING
Nuori Skincare
Having only entered the US this year, Nuori is a fresh face aiming to point out an important topic: how many other skincare brands spend billions of dollars figuring out how to extend their products as long as possible—by months, even years. Taking...
HARDWOOD DESKS
E-COMMERCE
OFFICE
DESIGN STORES
WORKSPACES
HOME OFFICE
DESKS
DECOR
Personalizing the Workspace with Perch
Our workspaces are, oftentimes, the least beautiful spaces in our lives—it's easier to run to a gigantic chain store (and actually meet the project deadline) than consciously setting up a desk that will bring tiny vibrations of joy every time we...
COCKTAIL RECIPES
SUBSCRIPTION BOXES
BITTERS
COCKTAILS
GIFTS
SHAKER AND SPOON
INGREDIENTS
ALCOHOL
Getting Crafty with Shaker & Spoon
A boozy subscription box without the booze? Before you run away, hear Shaker & Spoon founders, book designer Anna Gorovoy and animator Mike Milyavsky, out. By removing the most readily available and physically heaviest ingredient—liquor—their package...
VINYL
RECORDS
RECORD COLLECTION
HOME DECOR
FRAMES
ART FRAMES
ALBUM ARTWORK
MUSIC
DISPLAY
TURNTABLES
LP
12
Wall-Mounted Record Holder
Rockport, Maine-based furniture designer Jeremy Porter received a special request from a friend: a beautiful way to display a single record, as other options in the market were mostly plastic, steel and oftentimes ugly. Using his favored material...
DESIGN
PLANTERS
INDOOR GARDEN
GARDENING
GREEN THUMB
HOUSEPLANTS
SUCCULENTS
HOME DECOR
INTERIOR DESIGN
WOODWORKING
MADE IN USA
HANDMADE
PHILADELPHIA
VIVO Walls' Plant Holders
Philadelphia-based videographer/photographer Rocco Avallone often has his lens focused on musicians. His documentary collective Out of Town Films has traveled the world to capture live sets, often in intimate spaces, from indie bands. When away...
BEER
PALE ALE
CRAFT BEER
PATAGONIA
PATAGONIA PROVISIONS
SUSTAINABILITY
HOPS
HOPWORKS
B CORP
Patagonia's First-Ever Beer, the Long Root Ale
Patagonia Provisions, the sustainable food offshoot of Patagonia that boldly addresses environmental issues and wanting to influence the food industry for the better, has been filling customers up with responsibly harvested wild salmon (all the...
BURGERS
DAVID CHANG
MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL
MUSIC FESTIVALS
BUDWEISER
COOKING COMPETITIONS
MOMOFUKU
BURGERS AND BEER
David Chang Talks Burgers (and Beer)
This past weekend, Budweiser Made in America festival attendees swarmed Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they enjoyed the Jay Z-curated line-up, with Rihanna headlining. (There were also some nonchalant sightings of Bill Clinton, Malia...
LUGGAGE
TRAVEL
AIRPORTS
STROLLERS
PUSHCHAIRS
DUTCH DESIGN
FLIGHTS
TRAVEL BAGS
SUITCASES
CARRY ONS
LUXURY
A Modular Luggage System, Bugaboo Boxer
We've seen small footsteps toward better luggage (currently an industry drowning in designer labels and cookie-cutter design), like Raden's lightweight case with integrated tech and G-Ro's axle-less two-wheeler. But the latest offering comes from...
RENTALS
HOMESTAY
AIRBNB
TRAVEL
ACCOMODATIONS
HOSTING
HOSTED
Homestay.com
There's a new-ish accommodation idea you can browse when planning your next trip abroad, especially a country you're visiting for the first time. If you're more interested in chatting with a local host and learning their favorite neighborhood...
WATER BOTTLES
SOMA
WATER
CHARITY
CHARITY WATER
DESIGN
Soma's New Glass Water Bottles
Makers of some of our favorite sustainable products—including the 10-cup water filter pitcher—SF-based Soma is now making an equally beautiful glass water bottle (though it won't filter the water for you). The design is so striking that you'll...
PETS
DOGS
CATS
PET BEDS
B CORP
DOG BEDS
MADE IN USA
PET ACCESSORIES
WEST PAW
West Paw's Made-in-USA Pet Beds
Celebrating 20 years of designing and producing high-quality pet products in Montana, West Paw is a certified B Corp upholding ambitious social business and environmentally sustainable standards. This means you can rest just as well in your own...
LINGERIE
BRAS
UNDERWEAR
BRALETTES
COMFORT
CASUAL
Lively's All-Day Series Lingerie
Lively, which launched earlier this spring, is proving itself to be an attractive, inexpensive option that doesn't sacrifice comfort or quality. Their new soft and summery "All-Day Series" continues their design mantra of combining the aesthetic...
FLUME
JONATHAN ZAWADA
ALBUM ART
CONTEMPORARY ART
VIDEO ART
FLOWER ART
POP-UP
MUSIC
ART
ARTISTS
Flume + Jonathan Zawada Pop-Up in LA
The artwork of Jonathan Zawada lives on your computer hard drive and—if you still buy CDs—on your bookshelf, too. The Perth, Australia-raised (now LA-based) multimedia artist has been regularly commissioned to create album covers for largely electronic...
CANVAS BAGS
TRAVEL
LUGGAGE
BACKPACKS
BAGS
MADE IN ITALY
AFFORDABLE LUXURY
ECOMMERCE
LUXURY BACKPACKS
WEEKENDERS
Oliver Cabell Luxury Bags
Nowadays, the standard price tags and labeling on designer bags seem to indicate less and less about how well—or even where—it's made. Thus, newly launched Oliver Cabell regards utmost transparency as a distinguishing factor, joining like-minded...
BAGS
TRAVEL
DUFFLE BAGS
DUFFLE
BRIEFCASES
CARRY-ONS
BACKPACKS
CORDURA
CUSTOM HOUSE INTERNATIONAL
Custom House International Bags
At first sight, this new duffle bag (pictured above) looks like it was custom-made for Cool Hunting. A quiet, minimally branded black exterior unzips to reveal a bright, bold green (our signature color); even a semi-concealed side compartment for...
START UPS
SIMULATORS
VIDEO GAMES
SIMS
KICKSTARTER
INTERNET ART
INTERACTION DESIGN
SIMULATION GAMES
Face the Challenges of Running a Start-up in "The Founder" Video Game
Brooklyn-based artist and interaction designer Francis Tseng offers an opportunity that many of us could only wistfully fantasize about: the chance to be a start-up founder. His new simulation video game, The Founder, takes place right after the...
TABLEWARE
DINNERWARE
PLATES
PORCELAIN
CERAMICS
MADE IN USA
CUPS
MINIMALIST
DECOR
Must-Touch Porcelain Tableware by Piaule
Piaule launched with an ambitious idea: release thoughtfully considered homewares, one at a time—and make them so well that there's no need to offer a selection of "choices." The online brand has already perfected the ultra-lightweight, quick-drying...
PIZZA
ITALIAN FOOD
NYC
EAST VILLAGE
PIZZERIA
GRANDMA PIZZA
GRANDMA PIES
SQUARE PIZZA
SEASONAL
CSA
FOOD DRINK
COOKING
KITCHEN
RESTAURANTS
RECIPES
GG's Garden Dinner Kit
GG's, a sister business with Nicholas Morgenstern's other NYC joints Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream and El Rey coffee beer, is the relatively young East Village hangout gaining repeat customers hunkering after their dense, square grandma-style...
PARK HYATT
HOTELS
RESORTS
MALLORCA
MAJORCA
SPAIN
TRAVEL
HOTEL REVIEWS
ACCOMODATIONS
BEACHES
MEDITERRANEAN
Park Hyatt Mallorca
Park Hyatt Mallorca has opened on a part of the beautiful Balearic Island far from the crowds found in capital city Palma—an overrun summer holiday hotspot. About an hour's drive east from Palma airport is the brand's first-ever resort in Europe; a...
MOONSHINE
WHISKEY
KENTUCKY WHISKEY
LIQUOR
SPIRITS
ALCOHOL
CANS
CORN WHISKEY
Stillhouse Moonshine
Bottling moonshine and distributing it undermines the very meaning of the word—it's your grandfather's sitting-in-his-backyard-lawn-chair drink, not something made in a factory and sold in stores. But we just could not resist the stainless steel...
BAGS
DUFFLE BAGS
BACKPACKS
WEEKENDERS
PACKABLE
PACKING
TRAVEL
LUGGAGE
Eagle Creek's Durable, Lightweight Cargo Hauler
On a recent camping trip for a desert music festival, carrying an overstuffed duffle was a regrettable choice—all weekend long. It was extremely heavy, and the only way to carry it was a rough strap that seemed to leave permanent groove in my shoulder...
CANDLES
MATCHES
MATCHBOXES
ART EDITIONS
OBJECTIFY 139
ART OBJECTS
FUNCTIONAL ART
COLLABORATIONS
Keap + Object_ify 139 Matchbox Set
Brooklyn-based studio Keap, the B Corp making affordable scented candles, is dabbling in a new candle-related side project: handmade matchboxes inspired by vintage Japanese labels from the 1920s to 1940s. Made in collaboration with Lower East Side...
CANDLES
FRAGRANCES
SCENTS
HOME DECOR
DECOR
LIGHTING
Lola James Harper's Scented Candles
Smell is a powerful way we mentally transport back to places and people we've visited. Rami Mekdachi is aware of this—thanks to his longtime experience with studying how fragrance can embody not only a brand's story but also philosophies and...
NEWPORT BEACH
MENSWEAR
BOARD SHORTS
DUFFLE
BAGS
BACKPACKS
WATERPROOF
SURF
OUTDOORS
Keeping Dry in ourCaste's Bags
Michael Quinones and Matt Davis met almost a decade ago in Newport Beach; both as new implants. "He and a group of friends had moved from the San Bernardino area out to Orange County just as I had moved up from San Diego. We were 21 or so, and...
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