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DESIGN
Crest & Co. Holiday Pop-Up Shop
With an emphasis on the extraordinary, exclusive online luxury retailer Crest & Co has set up shop in NYC this holiday season. A relative newcomer to the luxury world, Crest & Co has quickly established itself as a leader in the space, dealing in...
TRAVEL
Brooks England Dalston Knapsack
For nearly 150 years Brooks England has supplied the cycling community with hand-hammered, heirloom-quality leather saddles. In recent years however, a new enthusiasm for growth has pushed the brand to introduce numerous new bag collections and...
STYLE
Great State Camerawear
In March of 2013, we discovered Great State Strap Company, makers of leather camera straps. Now, nearly a year later, Gary Tyler McLeod's modest operation has rebranded as Great State Camerawear, with new designs and updates on all originals. Still...
STYLE
The Patchwork Backpack by Sketchbook
Sketchbook Crafts' range of backpacks, totes and wallets are all handmade with care by Amber Jensen and the materials used are sourced locally or American-made when possible—and while all the homegrown qualities are appealing, they don't overshadow...
STYLE
Three Blacked-out Boots For Fall
With the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter here in NYC, it's the optimal time to invest in versatile all-weather footwear. Opting for the color that truly does go with everything, we sought out boots in all black that could standup...
DESIGN
Makers Mondays: The Great Outdoors
As part of Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative—which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States—Cool Hunting is highlighting and looking back on our favorite brands that...
TECH
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6
With Apple Pay potentially changing our perception of what the modern wallet will become, Dutch accessories design brand Mujjo has released a beautiful new case that keeps this in mind. The Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6, in black and tan colorways...
TRAVEL
Travelteq Introduces the Moro Collection
There are some definite must-have attributes to travel bags and laptop bags: proper weight distribution, functionality, durability—and ideally beauty. With Travelteq's newly released line, the Soft Moro, there's all that and more. The two bags in...
DESIGN
Velo Collection from House Industries
If the collaboration between typography studio House Industries and cyclocross OG Richard Sachs was a preview of cycle-centric things to come from the Delaware-based designers, then the full feature has arrived. Today, 9 October 2014, marks the...
TRAVEL
Best Made Co. Gfeller Document Case
by Chantel Tattoli For years now, New York’s Best Made Company has been a go-to for hardy, purpose-built apparel, accessories and tools associated with living a considered life in and out of the city. Their recent cast iron initiative offered re...
DESIGN
Horse Cycles' Camping Knife
Earlier this year, we met Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles. While visiting his workshop, we learned the man is truly capable with a bit of steel, and his skills and areas of interest often extend beyond the realm of building custom bicycles. This...
DESIGN
Robinson Campaign Watch Case
In 2013 when cabinetmaker and wood craftsman Callum Robinson of Scotland's Method Studio was tapped by Vacheron Constantin—one of the world's oldest watchmakers—to make a travel case for one of their most prized pieces, Robinson never knew it would...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: DoomedNYC
by Tara Fraser Rachael Inman and Jason Goodrich, motorcyclists and founders of leather goods label DoomedNYC, are no strangers to going fast and learning how to take a fall—whether on a bike or in business. The creative couple recently set up shop...
TRAVEL
Aimé Leon Dore + Frank Clegg Travel Pack
July has been a solid month for NYC-based menswear label Aimé Leon Dore. Early on, the brand released their sophomore collection to great admiration, and just this past week they followed up with a two-part collaboration bag collection with American...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: AVO, Brooklyn
In the living room of a brownstone apartment on a tree-lined block in Brooklyn, designer Brit Kleinman uses non-toxic dyes to stain leather for a collection of striking rugs, which combine modern pattern-making with ancient materials and techniques...
DESIGN
CT Scuderia's City Racer Chronographs
Third generation watchmaker Enrico Margaritelli, founder and CEO of Contatempo Scuderia—better known as CT Scuderia—embodies the fundamental element that make his watches distinct: modern, yet rooted in history. Margaritelli launched the brand in...
DESIGN
The Last Spruce Tannery: Sweden's Böle
Despite a recent resurgence in craftsmanship, some of the old methods are simply dying out. Tanning leather is among the oldest crafts, with the first evidence of the profession dating back several thousand years. Today, the traditional European...
DESIGN
Luxe Leather Goods from M&U Co.
Taking a break from his day-to-day design and production work with General Manufacturing, Hunter Craighill recently signed on with Brooklyn's Maxx & Unicorn to breathe new life into the brand best known for their folded leather wallets. The outcome...
STYLE
QC // WC Leather Bomber Jacket
The leather jacket is one of the single most iconic pieces of clothing in history. Though unlike a pair of denim jeans, the leather jacket is not always for everyone. An alternative—and an equally stylish one at that—is the new leather bomber jacket...
STYLE
Crest & Co: Preserving a Legacy of Craftsmanship
While luxury is a word that gets thrown around casually, the just-launched private online shopping destination Crest & Co truly embodies it. With a focus more on quality, craftsmanship and identity than fashionable brands, the shop offers the best...
DESIGN
Alpinestars Women's Renee Motorcycle Jacket
Finding a women's protective motorcycle jacket is not an easy task—and finding one that is both stylish and complementing to a woman's shape is near impossible. But the latest effort from Italian motorsports gear brand, Alpinestars, offers an answer...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video: Shinola Leather Factory
During a trip to Detroit's Shinola headquarters, we got a first-hand look at its recently opened leather factory and design studio—another step in their continued quest to revive American manufacturing. The brand has commenced operations with the...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Building Block
The paradox of a minimalist black bag is the difficulty of making it distinguishable and memorable. However, Kimberly and Nancy Wu—the two sisters behind the young brand Building Block—have no trouble with this. For the past three years, the LA-based...
STYLE
L'Atelier du Bracelet Parisien
Choosing the perfect watch can be a challenge: from price point to design, functionality and complexity, many factors can dictate a direction or even unhinge a commitment. There are plenty of worthy brands out there; some for everyday wear and others...
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