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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...
TRAVEL
MALLORCA
PALMA
MAJORCA
JOAN MIRO
PAINTINGS
SPANISH ART
MEDITERRANEAN
BALEARIC ISLANDS
Visiting Joan Miró's Creative Refuge in Mallorca
In between the sun, sea, sand and freshly caught seafood that comprise the Balearic Islands experience, there's also artistic inspiration to be found. Mallorca—a top tourist destination for Brits—has its share of embarrassing headlines featuring overzealous...
CANDLES
AURORA BOREALIS
NORTHERN LIGHTS
SCANDINAVIAN
FRAGRANCES
SCENTED CANDLES
HYGGE
A Scented Candle Inspired by the Aurora Borealis
Spreading the uniquely Scandinavian warmth of "hygge" via elegant scented candles, Skandinavisk has an exceptionally striking new design for their AW16 collection that caught our eye. Named "Nordlys" (Danish and Norwegian for the Northern Lights...
LOUNGEWEAR
BATHROBES
BATHHOUSE
KIMONOS
LINEN
LEISURE
COMFORT
UNISEX
MADE IN NYC
GENDER NEUTRAL
Rudas: Made-in-NYC and Inspired by Budapest's Bathhouses
It started with bathhouses. Both Charlotte Hundley and her partner William McCusker had spent time in Budapest's 16th century bathhouses, before ever meeting each other. "We loved the architecture, meditative rituals, the social aspects, and...
COOKBOOKS
SAMMIES
SANDWICHES
TYLER KORD
NO 7 SUB
WILLIAM WEGMAN
BOOKS
A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches
There are so many cookbooks on every specific subject—from authentic Mexican to TV show-inspired and cannabis. But it's the books that capture the authoring chef's psyche and essence that actually get re-read on the regular (the others stay on...
NEW MUSIC
HOUSE MUSIC
PREMIERES
SONG PREMIERES
PAUL MCCARTNEY
WINGS
TIMO MAAS
JAMES TEEJ
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
PAUL WOOLFORD
SPECIAL REQUEST
Premiere: "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" (Paul Woolford Rework)
"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five" is the perfect curtain-call track to Band on the Run, Paul McCartney and Wings' third studio album—it's as funky as it is climactic, with that requisite hue of psychedelia. Jump to 2016: German DJ Timo Maas and...
TECH
TRAVEL
GOOGLE MAPS
RIO 2016
FAVELAS
RIO DE JANEIRO
MAPS
RIO
Google Mapping Rio de Janeiro's Favelas
From a foreigner's (or even many Brazilians') perspective, it's easy to label the "favelas" of Rio de Janeiro as slums run by drug cartels, racked with crime, violence and poverty—and terrorized by police. Despite many outer communities still...
FASHION
OBJETS
CHRISTOPHER KANE
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
PAPERWEIGHTS
ORNAMENTS
GIFTS
Christopher Kane Launches Limited Editions
Christopher Kane—who's been making luxurious sweatshirts today's equivalent of a staple leather jacket—is now releasing a unique product on the first Friday of every other month, starting today. Whether from the archives or one-of-a-kind, their...
STORAGE
WOODWORKING
WOODEN FURNITURE
BICYCLE STORAGE SYSTEMS
DESIGN
INTERIOR
BICYCLES
CYCLING
URBAN LIVING
SUSTAINABILITY
MADE IN CANADA
BRITISH COLUMBIA
KILL WOOD
PINE BEETLE
SPACE SAVING
UPCYCLING
A Multifunctional, Blue-Stained Wooden Bike Rack
ICYMI: a pine beetle epidemic has attacked more than 44 million acres of pine trees in British Columbia over the past 15 years—with warmer temperatures aiding the population to grow and spread far beyond its typical reach. Not only do the beetles...
DENIM
LEVIS
WRANGLERS
LEE
VINTAGE DENIM
JEANS
VINTAGE JEANS
KAVA GORNA
WOMENSWEAR
VINTAGE
BLUE JEANS
Vintage Denim Finds from Kindred Black
It takes a lot to hold attention for longer than a few minutes anywhere online. Recognizable Squarespace templates, the same popular independent designers popping up again and again, endless scrolling and more have made online shopping pretty boring...
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