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TRAVEL
Le Comptoir General, Paris
by Meghan Sebold For any travel enthusiast, the best venue to visit is often one that requires processing time to absorb the scene—a place that makes you wonder, "What on earth is going on here?" Le Comptoir General (LCG) in Paris’s 10th arrondissement...
FOOD-DRINK
A Film About Coffee
by Chérmelle D. Edwards By profession he’s a commercial director, but by passion he's a filmmaker. Brandon Loper's "A Film About Coffee" is a visual love letter about the journey of specialty coffee—from the farmers who produce it to the people...
STYLE
Ethically Made Organic Cotton Sheets from Boll & Branch
Seeing as how humans spend up to one-third of their entire lives sleeping, investing more time and thought into making your bed a comfy palace is a logical effort. The easiest place you can start is with sheets—though much of the selection currently...
FOOD-DRINK
Makaibari Tea Estate
by Kelly Phillips Badal At Makaibari Tea Estate in West Bengal, India, the fourth generational owner Swaraj "Rajah" Banerjee instructs, "Sip, swish, inhale sharply, then spit," proving tea tastings are undertaken with the same solemnity and ceremony...
DESIGN
Interview: Mirjam Vogt of Magazin
With one large window facing the street, Magazin looks out onto one of Amsterdam's newest design districts. The artisanal shops lining the long street of Czaar Peterstraat seem to have appeared almost overnight, although locals will tell say it's...
FOOD-DRINK
Dandelion Chocolate's Roasted Cocoa Beans
For true chocolate fans, nothing satisfies a craving quite like the rich, earthy taste of cocoa. However the added sugar and calories found in most chocolate bars can take some of the fun out of the treat. San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate offers...
FOOD-DRINK
Hamptons Lane
For some, searching for the perfect cup of coffee is akin to searching for the Holy Grail. With so many variables in the roasting process and bean selection, the flavor range in coffee is wide. And, since palate preferences range from person to...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Mother's Day
Every year Cool Hunting salutes the mothers that make the world a better place with a gift guide that speaks to their nurturing nature. This year we've gathered a new batch of goods that give mom something in return, whether it's a little rest and...
DESIGN
18x18 by Node Fair Trade Rugs
After founding fair trade rug company Node, illustrator Chris Haughton merged his art and craft sensibilities to conceive "18x18", a collection of 18 fair trade rugs created in collaboration with 18 artists and designers launching exclusively at...
STYLE
Midsummer +1
Applying a Futurist pattern to an ultra attentive cold-embossing technique, the designers behind the new leather accessories line Midsummer +1 give an old-world Bengali craft new shape. The brilliant leather clutches—produced by a fair trade...
FOOD-DRINK
Dandelion Chocolate
The continued evolution of the bean-to-bar and new American chocolate movements seems to have spawned bars that range from tasty to grainy. A growing outfit out of the Bay Area has quickly gained a loyal following for their products, which are made...
FOOD-DRINK
Stumptown's Colombia Source Trip
As fair trade business practices and sustainability issues become increasingly important in the food industry, it's still easy to forget that there are actual values behind the buzzwords. A new short film from Stumptown coffee roasters gives a face...
FOOD-DRINK
ChocoVivo
The recently opened sweets boutique ChocoVivo in Venice, CA exemplifies owner Patricia Tsai's guiding mantra, "simple is better." By grinding chocolate from direct-trade growers with lava stones, Tsai is committed to staying transparent in its production...
CULTURE
Palo Santo Wood
Also known as "holy wood," Palo Santo wood sticks have been used for centuries by indigenous Amazonians hoping to ward off evil spirits. As we recently discovered, they also lend a more practical service by freshening up your house with the slightly...
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