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Bon Vivant
The Good Life is a concept best left to individual dreamers to interpret. While some may see it as a life spent lamping in the sun or lapping the local ski hill, others feel it's defined as time dedicated to a passion project. The latter rings...
FOOD-DRINK
Hudson Whiskey's Maple Cask Rye
This is no liqueur, or a syrupy sweet, gooey-thick blend of whiskey and maple products. With a heady nose of rye, a full spiced taste and a maple inflection that's far more than grace notes, Hudson Whiskey's small-batch, handmade Maple Cask Rye...
FOOD-DRINK
Idilio Origins Chocolate
For a country with such a storied history in chocolate, Switzerland has little to show for new players in the cacao game—that is until Niklaus Blumer and Pascal Wirth decided to follow their passion for dark chocolate and the time-honored Swiss...
CULTURE
Harrison & Bartleet Hook Clip by Mollyjogger
by Madison Kahn Outdoor retail expert Rick Stagner worked with Eddie Bauer for 18 years before opening his own authentic field and stream brand nearly a year ago, in August 2012. Based in the Ozark Mountains, Mollyjogger celebrates the Midwestern...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Filson
With the imminent launch of their new factory and global headquarters—the first move for the brand in 80 years—Filson invited us in for a first look at their new space. We got a unique peek behind the scenes and learned how this classic luggage...
FOOD-DRINK
Hardmill Rugged Apron
We're quickly nearing peak BBQ season here in NYC, and while we're a bit biased towards our own CH Edition 3x1 Denim Pitmaster Apron, we've taken a shining to those from the newly launched brand Hardmill. Founded by brothers Ryan and Michael Barrie...
FOOD-DRINK
Pidge Boards
A quality wood cutting board will last a lifetime and only improve with age and use. With summer barbecue and picnic season in full force, we wanted a board that would stand the test of time and look good along the way. Pidge Boards from Boulder...
DESIGN
Interview: Jeff McCallum
San Diego-based surfboard shaper Jeff McCallum creates functional works of art. With humble beginnings sweeping and boxing boards for other shapers, he has worked his way up to top of his craft. Blending retro-inspired shapes with modern color palettes...
FOOD-DRINK
Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat
Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat is appealing at first for its sweet packaging, but even more so for what's inside. Two French chocolatiers, whose names together make Marou, created the first "bean to bar" single-origin chocolate company in Vietnam after...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Terrapin Stationers
In our final video that premiered at this year's 99u, we spent the day in midtown Manhattan with Terrapin Stationers. Operating for nearly a century, this printing house has kept up with the times by adding a contemporary element to their business...
STYLE
YOU Autumn/Winter 2014
We first met with Milan's Your Own Universe (YOU) creators after the launch of their well-recieved Spring/Summer 2013 Nomad collection. We loved their unique use of varied materials, textures and stylistic influences. Their upcoming Autumn/Winter...
DESIGN
MatterMade + Roman and Williams
While many brands looking for a new audience during NYC Design Week take the traditional route of exhibiting at one of the many group showcases, contemporary design store and manufacturer Matter chose to do both—showing their newly cataloged in...
FOOD-DRINK
General Manufacturing Langley Churchkey
From a bike-mounted bottle opener to corkscrew upcycled from skateboards, we always appreciate a well-designed beverage opener. The latest to land at our feet is the Langley Churchkey from Brooklyn's General Manufacturing (Gen Mfg Co). Made of 1...
DESIGN
Best Made Co. Laguiole 127 Knife
The latest tool to get the royal Best Made Co. treatment, the Laguiole 127, is a better functioning and more aesthetically pleasing version of your traditional toothpick pocket knife. As we've seen before, Best Made really knows their way around...
FOOD-DRINK
Monty's Smoked Jerky
Essentials for the impending apocalypse include a solid vehicle and some hearty, long lasting eats. So if you haven't yet, go snag an ICON Bronco and check out the delectable meat treats by Monty's Beef Jerky. With five different flavors ranging...
STYLE
Rapha & Raeburn
Unrivaled in their field, Rapha never misses an opportunity to impress with impeccably crafted, aesthetically superior soft goods designed for the city dwelling cycling enthusiast. As long time supporters of the UK-based brand, we were excited to...
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Wondermade Marshmallows
Using only cane sugar and natural flavoring derived from the real thing, Wondermade makes a superior small-batch mallow. Their little one-inch-squared marshmallows pack just enough flavor to bring a slight smile to your face, side stepping the cringe...
DESIGN
Kiyoshi Mino's Felt Menagerie
Made with only a needle and some carded wool, Kiyoshi Mino's large and small felt animals are delightful sculptures of farmstead companions. The colorful ducks, pigs and sparrows are born from a time-consuming process that boils down to a ball of...
DESIGN
G by Gloria Guo
Designer Gloria Guo has been fascinated by colorful patterns and handmade crafts since childhood. "As one of my first little hobbies, I used to customize my shoes and pants with small patches," she says. "When I came to study in Beijing and discovered...
STYLE
Faris Jewelry
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest one must find ways to deal with days spent inside due to the dominating rainfall that blankets the region. As a child, Faris Du Graf found herself drawn to design during such times, thanks to her family's furniture...
FOOD-DRINK
Cat Lady Preserves
After quitting her job in 2010, graphic designer Sumayya Alsenan decided to take some time to figure out what she wanted from her next position. In the absence of a daily routine, Alsenan started channeling her energy into the kitchen by cooking...
DESIGN
Allied Maker
After a relatively quiet start in August 2012 young woodworker Ryden Rizzo—producing under the moniker Allied Maker—quickly found his supremely simple homeware designs garnering much attention around the web. Now with the holiday media...
DESIGN
Amanda Browder
When looking at one of Amanda Browder's colorful installations or plush creations, one can't help but smile. Working from often recycled materials and fabrics, the Brooklyn-based artist creates her patchwork world of sculptures and objects including...
DESIGN
Animal Farm
Making the rounds on the web this week, a charming set of light fixtures inject sleek design—and fun—into the realm of bottle lamps, which can run the risk of looking like DIY kitsch. Animal Farm, a series of abstract pig, giraffe, penguin...