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Sleeping Cooler in the Bedroom
by Sun Bak For those who live above the Equator, the worst is yet to come: the hot and humid dog days of summer, when every night feels like an epic battle for good sleep. Chances are you're already maxed out on your A/C and your fan's not...
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Floyd's Attachable Birch Headboard
Over the past few years, a never-before-seen burst of interest in simple, well-designed bedroom items struck the direct-to-consumer e-commerce market. One of the brands leading this movement, Detroit-based Floyd, introduced a beautiful bed platform...
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The Making of Hästens Beds
Hästens has been making some of the world's finest beds by hand in Sweden for 165 years. We initially visited their headquarters and factory in Köping back in 2000. With the launch of their first ever publicly available bed collaborations, we knew...
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Sapira Luxury Mattresses
While the one-kind-fits-all mattress isn't a new concept, getting it right is no easy task. Cool Hunting team members have tested several different versions and have, of course, found them to be of varying comfort and quality, but one certainly...
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Sky B Plane Bed
Quash bedtime tantrums with this magical Sky B Plane bed by Circu. Especially good for kids who are having trouble transitioning from crib to bed, this creation is made for adventure dreams. With compartments on either side and a shelf on the top wing...
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Sapira Mattress
Made by Leesa, the Sapira is a one-type-fits-all mattress offering genuine comfort. Its blend of pocket springs and high-performance foams (all 100% American-made) means that it's not too firm, but also doesn't leave you sinking into the bed. There...
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Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
For anyone who's spent substantial time adjusting a bed to their ideal position, Sleep Number's recently debuted mattress, the 360 Smart Bed, does the adjusting for you. But that's not all; this mattress tracks users' sleep and reports to Sleep...
DESIGN
Handmade Luxury: Savoir Beds
by Rima Suqi In a suburban London warehouse, a man is massaging horsehair. Not just any horsehair, but hair from the tails of Argentinian horses which is apparently the best hair to use to make some of the most expensive mattresses in the world...
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Casper Wants You to Sleep Better
While the concept of "one size fits all" is one that many people are skeptical of, Casper's success surely supports that it's actually spot on when it comes to mattresses. The brand—which launched in 2014—stands by its "one perfect mattress" mantra...
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Helix Sleep's Customized Mattresses
In the Western world, it seems one of the most universal narratives is that of the nightmare mattress. We've all had a Goldilocks moment (or three) in beds that are too hard, too hot, lumpy, squishy, lopsided or creaky. Unsurprisingly, it was the...
DESIGN
The LaVista Bedroom Collection from Jelínek
Though family-owned furniture brand Jelínek (based in the Czech town of Valašské Meziříčí) was founded in 1897, this is the first time in its long history that the company has worked with a designer to produce a contemporary collection of solid wood...
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Vineyard Haven Hammock
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning...
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Upcycled iMac Pet Bed
The '90s stay alive—for your animals at least—with this upcycled iMac pet bed. This isn't some nostalgic reproduction, this is the actual shell of a candy-colored computer hollowed out to make room for a cozy nook for a small dog or cat.
DESIGN
Oasis by Klára Šumová and Dirk Wright
Strong storytelling plays a vital role in the work of Klára Šumová. Through her interior objects of various typologies and scales, the designer explores poetry and stories in design. Šumová debuted several years ago with her elegant Love floor lamp...
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Lavender Pillow Insert
ElizabethW's linen pillow inserts are a super soothing way to fall asleep. Simply slide one into your pillowcase and the subtle lavender scent will relax your mind for a full night of sweet dreams.
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Nifty Clear Cot
For non-traditional parents, this designer cot ticks all the right boxes. The clear acrylic bar-free sides allow parents to check in from afar and keeps baby limbs safely inside, while the sleek walnut timber exterior looks sharp and is sourced from...
DESIGN
Habitat Valencia 2011, Part Two
A slightly more sober follow-up to last week's report on anthropomorphic design spied at Habitat Valencia, here we've surveyed the best in clever furniture solutions from Spain. The following spans ideas for minimalists who don't even want to own candleholders...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2010: Top Five Cool Hunting Videos
Another great year for Cool Hunting Video, 2010 saw a cast of fantastic characters from Brooklyn to Bristol. While each video is its own compelling story, some of our personal favorites are highlighted below. Micachu and the Shapes We got an inside...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Hästens
In this video, we visit the family-run business Hästens at their factory in Köping, Sweden where they've been building their notoriously luxurious beds for five generations. Johan Luukas leads the tour, while senior project manager Perry Forsberg explains...
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Hästens Beds: Hands-On Review
Few of us can boast that we sleep in the bed of Scandinavian royalty but a new offering from Hästens—supplier of beds to the King and Queen of Sweden—gives you some idea. The 157-year-old company's state...
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Urban Dreams Pet Bed
by Kori Schulman Hiding the hair-covered fleece pet bed when guests arrive is a thing of the past thanks to Chicago-based UDX Designs's Urban Dreams pet bed. With design cues making it at home alongside a Ligne Roset bed or other similarly sleek...
DESIGN
Pillow Speakers
Surprisingly useful, these pillow speakers have the potential to transform sleeping experiences. Rather than getting up to adjust the volume or sleeping supine to accommodate headphones, with these two different systems listening is comfortable and...
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Bed
Few stores out there offer to give you just what you want in bed, but a great little shop in Vancouver called "Bed" (that also sells online) has made that its motto. For several years, Bed has been offering some of the most unique bedding...
DESIGN
Ooba Conversion Kit
Chicago-based furniture company Ooba (makers of the decidedly un-precious conversion kit ($250) which extends the usefulness of the bassinet by transforming it into a play table and toy bin. In keeping with their mission to "create a simpler...
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