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A Sleep-Inducing Book for Kids

A Sleep-Inducing Book for Kids<p>via telegraph.co.uk<p>A new book—"The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep"—promises to put kids to sleep by the end of its pages—and not because it’s boring. The book was created by Swedish behavioral psychologist and linguist Carl-Johan Foreseen Ehrlin and uses tricky …

Michelle Obama

WhistlePig's Old World Rye

Only a handful of new whiskey expressions each year warrant consideration for a full-time position in a brand portfolio—and on the bar shelves of consumers. WhistlePig, a Vermont-based whiskey company, has achieved this feat with their latest offering, the 12 Year Old World Rye, which hit shelves …


Future Mapping Company Berlin

Though maps began as utility-minded reference tools, they've always had artistic elements. From elaborate compass roses and sea monsters that lurk near remote coastlines to carefully selected color palettes, the aesthetics of maps sometimes even trump accuracy. We've been following Future Mapping …


Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher

Every so often a design for a common object resonates and forces us to rethink items often dubbed basics. The water pitcher is a common ware for interpretation, with memorable iterations by designers from Tom Dixon to Antonio Aricó. Fewer stunning designs in this category however incorporate …

Crowd Funding

Photography Visionaries

There's no shortage of beautiful, high-quality photography books on offer, but it's always a pleasure to leaf through a tome and be transported to the time and place each photo represents. It's rare for a photography book to consider the larger place of the work in terms of both the medium and …

Ansel Adams
Thomas Keller

Classy Cannabis Cookbooks

As marijuana becomes legalized in more states around the United States, cooking with cannabis has taken a step towards the serious—weed brownies and "special" Rice Krispies Treats just won't cut it anymore. Amid the vast number of questionable cookbooks out there, we've narrowed down a few gems …


Chakrubs Crystal Sex Toys

As an alternative to the vast array of technologically advanced sex toys, New York-based Chakrubs offers quite the opposite: simple, chic crystal sex toys. The stones have been carefully sourced from around the world, then shaped and polished without chemicals or dyes at select lapidaries. These …


MiiR Vacuum Insulated Howler

Forget lugging cans of your favorite craft beer on your next adventure. The 32 oz Howler from Seattle-based MiiR not only keeps your precious suds fresh and cold for up to 24 hours, it can also keep liquids hot for up to 12 hours. Now the two unofficial wilderness essentials (coffee and beer) have …


Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection

Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand's more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their crosshairs, three new models (CM600C, CT700C and …


The New Health Rules

Striking a balance between accessible, easy-to-execute and comprehensive in nature, "The New Health Rules" by Dr Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro maps out longterm habits worth integrating into everyday life. This is no fad diet and these aren't temporary tricks. The real challenge happens to be …


Hillflint's Vintage-Styled Collegiate Sweaters

Inspired by a fellow Dartmouth alum's simple green wool sweater—branded only with a year of graduation (1968) and seen in perfect condition in 2012—then-students Woody Hines and John Shi founded Hillflint with a view in mind to make long-lasting, well-fitted knitwear. With a clean, understated …


Word of Mouth: Edinburgh

A mythical city tucked beneath the gaze of a magnificent castle, Edinburgh draws hordes of annual visitors—be that for its position beside the whisky world, proximity to historic golf courses, or the acclaimed annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tucked among seven hills, this capital city binds deep …

European Travel

Det Lilla Köksbryggeriet: The Little Kitchen Brewery

Craft beers are well and truly taking over the bar scene in the US and Europe, as an ever-growing number of microbreweries continue to educate and delight people with unusual lagers, ales and porters. But for the true beer connoisseur, it might be time to try taking the next step: home brewing. In …


Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel

by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman<p>As far as designers go, Wilbert Das is something of a legend, creating some of the most provocative advertising in the '90s that turned Italian fashion label Diesel into a household name. In order to fully grasp how a renowned creative director could make a …

Indigenous Peoples
European Travel

Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa on the Amalfi Coast

Vacationing in a former convent may sound a bit austere—that is, until you experience Monastero Santa Rosa on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This monastery-turned-hotel offers all the peaceful seclusion the sisters enjoyed, with none of the personal sacrifices. And though the popular coastline is …


CH for Combatant Gentlemen: Holiday Picks

Advertorial<p>For the last two years Combatant Gentlemen has sought to help men dress better. They're one of the few American menswear companies that own every element of their production from design to delivery. And their various apparel items, which range from highly refined to street-ready, are …

Napa Valley

Just One Eye's Ulysses Tier 1 Disaster Relief Kit

Hidden within a building in Hollywood, Paola Russo's destination boutique Just One Eye is full of contemporary fashion, art and objects. Valentino feather stilettos can be found next to Murakami sculptures and cases full of jewelry. But when Russo wants to really surprise her customers, she thinks …

Great Books

Chief Trunk's Historic Luggage

All great successes have an element of providence—for the Oshkosh Trunk Company, it came in the form of a surplus of deadstock canvas. In the 1800s, an unnamed American mill had been churning out red-and-yellow striped canvas for use by Spanish diplomats, fueling a demand that suddenly shuttered …

Louis Vuitton
Extreme Sports

Makers Mondays: The Great Indoors

Sponsored by Shinola<p>As part of our ongoing support for 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 make …