Artist Matt Austin has a knack for shaking up familiar motifs and making us look twice. This time, he's reimagined cacti in carved wood—simple, but brilliant.
Brooklyn-based designer Shahla Karimi's debut collection lets you wear the NYC subway on your wrist. From Inwood to World Trade Center, Yankee Stadium to Wall Street, and Harlem to South Ferry, the 3D-printed accessories are available in sterling silver, 14k gold and gold vermeil.
Bedecked with artist Brian Farrell's illustration work, this Good Candle—created in a seasonal orange hue and campfire scent specially for Cool Hunting—is one to hang onto long after the wax withers away. Once empty, the glass can double as a pencil holder or slender vase.
Minnesota-based retailer and apparel maker Askov Finlayson was born and raised in the cold. The high-quality, 16-oz slub yarn fleece in their Aegis Sweatshirt provides warmth while contrasting canvas patches add durability and throwback color-blocking. Split wood and head right to the pub—all without a wardrobe change.
Online art purveyors Rise Art offer affordable works by a variety of artists, that you can either rent or purchase. Also, with every piece sold, Rise Art sends a personal art supply kit to a child in the hospital (sharing supplies is often verboten for fear of spreading diseases). The site's many filters makes finding a special piece for yourself easy enough, but they also offer gift cards for the art enthusiast in your life.
Cozy up with a bit of good ol' American patriotism. Woven in New York State on an antique loom, this red, white and blue throw is sure to warm even the biggest cold-weather haters. Crafted from 100% domestically sourced wool, the 48'' x 72'' throw weighs in at just under three pounds and is the perfect addition to any living or bedroom.
From Deborah Pagani's Queen Bee collection, these white gold dagger earrings give fine jewelry a punk edge. Set with pavé black diamonds, they channel the sultry spirit of iconic females like Grace Jones, Cleopatra and Rita Hayworth.
For those of us who haven't yet abandoned our dreams of one day hurtling toward the stars, Alpha Industries' replica NASA astronaut suit is a step closer to the heavens. Whether you're looking for a party costume or just want to jazz things up on a Friday night in with Netflix, this blue onesie is an instant mood-booster. Engineering, mathematics and physical science knowledge not included.
"This is Permanence" reveals the personal writings of Joy Division lead singer and influential songwriter Ian Curtis in a beautiful cloth-bound anthology. Curtis committed suicide in 1980 before the British band's first US tour, and the book includes a foreword by his widow, Deborah, as well as song lyrics, an appendix listing his personal book library and a selection of interviews from his relatively short but important career.
What happens when the British stalwart of hunting jackets Barbour teams up with Australian custom motorcycle makers Deus Ex Machina? You get the handsome Horace Jacket, a waxed-cotton marvel with leather accents, pockets galore and a belt.
Each of Vestige's t-shirts embodies a story, fact or myth culled from a certain period of time and given a contemporary graphic emblem. This super soft raglan t-shirt features an hourglass glyph, reflecting the freshly launched brand's creative ethos.
Laser-cut from "mean green leather," Brooklyn-based Death at Sea's bifold wallet is constructed without the need for thread or glue. The design features one pocket for bills and two pockets for card, and boats a deep green hue specially for Cool Hunting that's sure to become more beautiful over time.
Pommes Frites candles don't need fancy packaging or foreign-sounding names. "Sweet Grapefruit" speaks for itself with warn citrus and fruit notes (think peach and mangosteen) and is one of the DTLA-based candlemakers' strongest scents—making it a perfect pre-dinner party room filler.
NYC-based illustrator Kimberly Ellen Hall, who boasts the Whitney Museum and Coach as previous clients, created a quartet of holiday wrapping paper to suit any receiver. Christmas Crazed, Secular, Pagan and Best Friends will spread the holiday cheer starting from minute they lay their hands on your carefully considered gift.
Commission a custom geometric portrait from Los Angeles-based designer and illustrator Allison Kunath, who started making freehand geometric portraits of famous icons a few years ago, abstracting the faces of Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo among others. Both single and multiple-subject portraits are available.
There's something retro about May Furniture Company's Riviera Tray, as if it was salvaged from some bygone beach resort. Place the oiled walnut catch-all by the door, and you may start remembering where you put your keys for once.
Alison Jean Cole cuts rocks and minerals by hand using old tools in her garage, grinding and polishing them into stunning jewelry pieces that showcase just a peek of the Earth's beauty and history. Geologic formations on brass hooks have never looked so good.
Made of 100% hand-poured acrylic with a creamy, pearlescent finish on white between jet black stripes, Edie Parker's Jean Striped Clutch puts a little treasure right at your fingertips. The inside houses a mirror with an etched logo, so you can check your face while grabbing your phone or gloss on a dressed-up night out.
Standing just five centimeters tall, these die-cast cycling figurines from London café and bike shop Look Mum No Hands! offer the perfect desk distraction for the dedicated cyclist. Coming in a pack of three in random colors and positions, the hand-painted figurines call to mind the days before carbon fiber when riders dined on wine and sausage instead of protein bars.
Brown-bag it in style with this heavy duty waxed canvas lunch sack. Made in Duluth, Minnesota, the 13'' x 8'' by 5''-deep bag features brass hardware, leather accents and a water-resistant coating. The 18-oz canvas is sure to last for years to come and only improve with age—so don't just limit this versatile piece to lunchtime.
These super cute special edition Beats + Hello Kitty Solo² lightweight high fidelity headphones come with a custom case to commemorate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary. They feature a blue and white headband design with Hello Kitty’s iconic red bow and a RemoteTalk cable to take calls and control music on iOS devices.