Nendo: 10/10

Prepare to have your mind blown by the 320-page monograph "10/10"—a showcase of Nendo's sublimely conceptual works. Founded by Oki Sato in 2002, the Tokyo-based studio has grown into one of the contemporary greats, committed to delivering awe-inspiring experiences through their designs. This most lavish of hardcovers brings these impactful moments in spades, as it catalogs an abundance of boundary-pushing work, from Nendo’s iconic sculptural furniture pieces to their mystical exhibition spaces, and is truly a must-have for any design aficionado.

SKINA Magazine Rack

SKINA celebrates copper's lustre in a simple, industrial contraption pairing pipes with a hammock of PVC canvas. Stash magazines, or anything you want, and put it somewhere prominent.

Herbivore Botanicals + The Motley
Clarifying Charcoal Soap

Tea tree and lavender and active bamboo charcoal, oh my! This potent, clarifying trio works together to draw impurities, exfoliate and soothe the skin. The small, black chunk works hard and smells so sweet at the same time.

Witmer Products
Nut Butter Mixer

Anybody who avoids the trans-fat saturated and sugary nut butter varieties knows the oily, separated gloop that becomes of a fancy—or just healthy—nut butter. Instead of stirring it with a knife (like a chump) try this logical, but very clever mixer. Made from plastic, metal and rubber, the lid sits snuggly atop most sizes of jars and will protect your bench-top, hands, clothes and feet from any oily messes.

Tärnsjö Garveri
Icon iPhone Case

As suppliers to Brooks of England, Gang Rugger, Frederica Furniture and more, Swedish tannery Tärnsjö Garveri is known the world over for its superior vegetable-tanned leather. Their in-house label combines their time-honored approach with elegant design and the upshot are timeless leather goods that will last for generations and develop a beautiful patina through use. Their Icon Case will keep your iPhone 5 protected, and can serve as card carrier or money stash long after Apple's next redesign.

Steph Hung + Erin Jang
Make and Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day

Everybody loves a handmade gift, but crafts can often conjure up ideas of juvenile knicknacks or impossibly intricate frills. "Make and Give" swaps out laborious and uncool-campy for enjoyable and clever in a smartly packaged how-to guide. Authors Steph Hung and Erin Jang have weighed in with tasteful eyes to outline the right recipient and the inspiration behind each project.


Go-Comb's credit card-sized fine-tooth combs are handy, to say the least. Designed to fit in your wallet, this little guy will do a lot when you need to spiff up on the go. The unisex, stainless steel grooming tool will just as easily smooth out a 'stache or untangle a hair braid.

Belle Helmets
Hand-Painted Helmets

NYC's Danielle Baskin designs and paints landscapes, video game throwbacks, educational charts and even internet memes through her one-woman company, Belle Helmets, proving the slightly dorky safety precaution is just as fun and customizable as a beloved set of wheels. Her collection is always evolving, but you can also commission your own design (she'll even paint on a helmet you already own). Prices vary.

Mathieu Lehanneur
Take Time Watch

Designer Mathieu Lehanneur juxtaposes sleek silicone with the old-fashioned convention of a pocketwatch in the Take Time! watch. Convertible in three ways, the timepiece can be worn as a wristwatch, carried as a pocketwatch, or hung; and comes in a range of bright and neutral hues.

Middle Finger Planter

If you've ever wanted to make a bold statement with a piece of nicely designed home decor, FPOAFM's Middle Finger Planter will top your wish list. They recommend an Andes Mountain cactus, a prickly, phallic plant that stands up against the world without a hint of regret.

Boost Solar Backpack

BirkSun's Boost Solar Backpack doesn't just carry your devices in a sharp little package, it keeps them powered up with the help of a sleek solar panel on the back. The interior features a fleece-lined laptop sleeve and small, discreet dock to plug in computeres, tablets, smartphones, you name it.

The Astronaut's Cookbook

Get a little taste of the astronaut’s life with this book of space food recipes that can be prepared in a kitchen much closer to home. Written by NASA veterans Charles T Bourland and Gregory L Vogt, The Astronaut’s Cookbook is filled with fun facts and anecdotes about eating in zero gravity.

CH + Dandelion Chocolate + Snarkitecture
CH Editions: Dandelion + Snarkitecture Break Bar

This year we paired SF's Dandelion Chocolate with NYC design studio Snarkitecture to create a chocolate bar that would play to their talents. The resulting Break Bar is made from 70% Belize beans, and is formed in Snarkitecture's signature broken slab style. Five of the 500 limited edition bars include a “White Ticket” which wins an inedible sculpture designed by Snarkitecture. All proceeds benefit Southern Exposure, a SF-based non-profit committed to supporting visual artists since 1974.

We-Vibe 4 Plus

The number one selling couples vibrator brand's latest offering brings the tech level up a notch. The We-Vibe 4 Plus is ergonomically designed to fit inside the vagina (and there's plenty room left for him to slide in) and stimulates the clitoris and G-spot simultaneously during sex–and with the new app, the vibrator can be controlled from anywhere around the world, so you can play even when you're apart.

Kristian Stahl
Fossilized Mammoth Tusk Dice

While mammoth tusk is entirely legal to hunt, obtaining it is a still major battle with the forces of nature found in the Siberian tundra. The fossilized tusks of these Paleolithic beasts are frozen within the ice, and though their ivory is fair game, it's rare. Own a tiny piece of prehistoric times with Scandinavian artist/jeweler Kristian Stahl's hand-painted fossilized mammoth tusk dice, a set sure to bring about a little luck.

Joshua Tree Coffee Company
Joshua Tree Coffee

A desert may seem an odd place to find high-end, small-batch coffee beans, but Joshua Tree native Royce Robertson is making just that. Fresh, Fair Trade beans are stored in custom-built, climate-controlled containers, then hand-roasted and immediately packed into resealable bags. The upshot is a delicious brew from a surprising source at an accessible price.

Universe Starlight Leggings

Hit the gym in style in Nualime's gorgeous watercolor Universe Starlight Leggings. Made with NuaCompress fabric to help smooth and shape up your assets, these leggings will look great whether you're running a marathon or just running errands.

Manifest Design
Quarry Tribal Pendent

This large modernist pendant—one side pounded metal, one side smooth—is one of the highlights from the sand-casted sculptural jewelry by the young, family-owned business Manifest Design. Like a vinyl record, the triangular piece offers something different on each side.

Judi Powers Jewelry
Aquamarine Water Drop Ring

Judi Powers has been making a name for herself with her whimsical, ethically-sourced jewelry collection, all designed and crafted in her Brooklyn studio. Powers' Water Drop ring is an understated stunner, with an aquamarine cabochon gemstone set in recycled sterling silver. Powers cites the ocean as her inspiration, saying that the cool blue color of the cabochon is both "soothing and appealing."

The Brothers Crisp
St. Crispins Day Boot

Handmade in Connecticut with rich 7oz leather from Chicago's celebrated Horween tannery, the St. Crispins Day Boot is a sturdy six inch boot built for roughing
it in the woods or a long day in the city. The vegetable-tanned, cognac-hued leather upper is accented with vintage tweed and waxed olive Cone Mills duck canvas, and finished with sturdy a Vibram sole.

Daniel Michalik Furniture Design
CH + AmDC: Cork Box

Known for his cork furniture, Daniel Michalik started experimenting with the material in early 2004 when he was still finishing his graduate degree at the Rhode Island School of Design. Michalik's talent for the medium is evident in everything from lounge chairs to toy boats, as well as this 5"-square cubed secret stash box created specially for Cool Hunting.

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