Gift Guide: Valentine's Day 2015
While merely hearing the words "Valentine's Day" can cause reflexive groans, we happily accepted the shopping challenge the holiday provides. Below is our selection of creative items to show that special someone your heartfelt affection (or absolute...
Holiday Markets Around the World
by Laura Feinstein The winter season always seems to bring the reliable trappings of festive cheer: trees and wreathes, carols and bells, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. But one tradition that we always look forward to most is the holiday...
Holiday Gifting: Early Standouts
While we are always on the lookout for new things to add to our ever-evolving Buy section, during the holidays we like to turn it up a notch to help readers find the perfect presents for friends and family. Keep an eye on Buy over the next few weeks...
Bear Wrapping Paper
Donna Wilson has been the definition of cute since releasing her peculiar knitted creatures into the world in 2003. Her bear-print wrapping paper makes opening a gift even more of a delight.
Discover New Designers at Tictail's Holiday Pop-Up
For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that's truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened...
Custom Geometric Portrait
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...
Domino Set + David Shrigley
Australian knickknack shop Third Drawer Down is always full of weird and wonderful treasures—like DIY bubble gum kits—and their newest offering is a domino set donning doodles by Scottish illustrator (and regular TDD collaborator) David Shrigley...
Basilica Farm + Flea 2014
If Black Friday is synonymous with all that is wrong with capitalism, then the worthy antithesis to this unofficial sale-worshipping holiday is the Basilica Farm + Flea: an annual gathering of regional makers, farmers, food vendors and vintage collectors...
KOBO Candles + Lotta Jansdotter for Kikkerland
by Laura Feinstein As the daylight hours shrink and we inch ever closer to the festive holiday season, what better way to celebrate the impending winter solstice than with a few (expertly packaged) Nordic candles? Swedish designer Lotta Jansdotter...
Counter Culture Coffee Holiday Blend
During the cold, dark days of winter, coffee becomes even more necessary than usual. While you can find a passable cup of Joe on nearly every corner in NYC, we at CH HQ prefer to brew our own, taking the opportunity to try the latest beans from our...
Amigos Playing Cards
After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos...
You Call That Art?! Pop-up Book
Pop-up book artists David A. Carter and James Diaz have teamed up once again to offer another interactive hands-on approach to learning. This time the duo turned their attention to sculpture. Appropriating the phrase often floating in the air of...
Pure Silver Garment Brush
For those who take their wardrobes seriously, nothing less than the finest care tools will do. Take, for example, the Pure Silver Garment Brush by Oswald Haerdtl—with tarnish-resistant silver edged in subtle ticking and all-natural fibers, the sprucing...
Chiaverini Cherries Jam
With packaging as sweet as its contents, Chiaverini's canned jam makes for a pleasant little foodstuff gift. Available at the equally adorable and sophisticated London shop, The Hambledon, the brand's Florentine origins date back to 1928.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Reimagined
One of the world's best-known stories, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was published way back in 1900 by L. Frank Baum (who went on to write 13 more Oz books) and it's remained a favorite for both children and adults—thanks in large part to the 1939...
Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Nine
We created this edition of Cool Hunting's Quarterly with Africa on our minds. Inspired by the sun's potential to power our world in ways both big and small, we partnered with two innovative brands implementing solar power in inventive, intimate ways...
Brazilian Sweet Treats by Simply Brigadeiro
by Eva Glettner Even though she has spent many years in Los Angeles, Sabrina Pires Kahn's Brazilian roots are deeper than just her Portuguese-tinged English. In fact, Pires Kahn is on a mission to bring brigadeiros—Brazil’s most loved confections...
CH Gift Guide Summer 2014 Update
The season of weddings, backyard barbecues and well-deserved holidays, summer is in full swing and there's plenty of reasons to treat yourself or others to a little something special. We've added a new miscellany of items to our perennial gift guide...
Carved Wood Cactus
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.
Mama Shelter, Paris
Frequent business travelers know far too well how difficult it can be to remain as efficient on the road as back at the office. An intermittent WiFi connection or an aggressive housekeeping regime can keep you from sending files on time or remaining...
Hafod Grange's Botanical Taxidermy
The Welsh company Hafod Grange (named after the estate in which it resides) has been making paperweights—and only paperweights—for the past three decades, and photos do not do their results justice. Their botanical paperweights in particular are...
Airmail Mighty Passport Cover
Keep your passport and other travel essentials organized in one convenient place with Dynomighty's Tyvek passport covers. The water-resistant case protects against leaky water bottles in your bag, while offering space for credit cards, metro cards...
CH Gift Guide: Spring 2014
Spring has finally sprung in the Northern Hemisphere—and not a moment too soon. To celebrate the sun's reappearance and the prospect of flowers blooming, bikes rides and beach days to come, we have selected our favorite spring-themed goodies from the...
Australian multidisciplinary designer Henry Wilson's Vide Poche is a perfectly-sized tabletop organizer for your day-to-day detritus. Sand-casted in either aluminum or bronze, the tray's sloping silhouette is reminiscent of an industrial shovel...
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 22
John Baldessari, the prolific visual artist and living legend hailing from southern California, has left nary a medium untouched—painting, photography, printmaking, video, sculpture, installation and more—in his quest to find beauty, drama and art...