MADE TO ORDER
Turn Digital Art into Textiles with WOVNS
The barrier between personal designs and tangible textile production has been further reduced. WOVNS, recently fully funded on Kickstarter, has launched a platform for emerging designers—or anyone with a vision—to see their work come to life. One...
QUIET TOWN HOME
MADE IN USA
Brooklyn's Quiet Town Home
As we watch the continued sprawl of design's influence upon every element of our home, the value of a brand like Quiet Town becomes more apparent. How often does one think about the humble shower curtain? Or, perhaps, how frequently does one have...
SOO K CHAN
SOORI HIGH LINE
Architect Soo K Chan's Understanding of Design
Across the more than 40 international projects architect Soo K Chan has touched—from public works to resorts, homes and even furniture—a clear design language has been declared that balances a pristine, organized stature with a sense of awe. Chan...
COFFEE IN A CAN
Nitrogen-Infused Rise Coffee
Rise Coffee does more than cold brew organic, fair-trade Peruvian coffee beans in filtered water. They also infuse it with nitrogen and serve it out of kegs—and now cans with a widget much like Guinness. The coffee itself is roughly 80% less acidic...
Piaget's New Sporty, Stainless Steel Polo S Wristwatch
Many brands look to the past for inspiration. Few, however, have as iconic a back catalogue as Swiss luxury watch and jewelry designer Piaget. The Polo S isn't a standard reissue—it now features the brand new in house Piaget 1110P movement and...
MADE IN USA
Zana Bayne's SoHo Pop-Up Shop
The work of designer Zana Bayne and her co-creative director Todd Pendu has piqued our interest since back in 2010, when she was selling her aggressive, sexy leather accessories by way of Etsy. Much has happened to the brand since—from capturing...
RIIND's Machined Aluminum The Pen
We've mentioned this before, but there's no better (and more enjoyable) way to write than with a good pen. It just feels different—from the pressure fingers apply to the angle with which it is pulled. And while there is an array of heirloom quality...
Robert Moor's "On Trails: An Exploration"
Everyone is familiar with the way one's mind strays while on a long walk. Seven years ago, author Robert Moor embarked upon a very long walk—in fact, it was a five-month-long thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. During that time, he took copious...
MY BLOOD RUNS YELLOW
ITALIAN HORROR FILMS
SLOAN FINE ART
Contemporary Art Inspired by Classic Italian Horror Films
For anyone smitten with classic Italian horror films—a genre of thrills, eroticism, drama and gore—a new exhibition in Los Angeles pays tribute by way of artworks from 13 contemporary artists. “My Blood Runs Yellow: A Tribute to Giallos,” at Project...
Brooklyn-Designed Carpenter Watches
After successfully funding on Kickstarter in 2015 and delivering pieces this spring, Brooklyn's Carpenter Watches now exists as a fledgling company in its own right. Based out of Park Slope, founder and designer Neil Carpenter continues to offer...
RUNAMOK MAPLE SYRUP
ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP
Infused, Smoked and Barrel-Aged Runamok Maple Syrups
Adding "flavors" does not necessarily improve a product (as we all may have learned from the vodka industry). And true maple syrup lovers know that nothing more is needed than the golden-hued goodness itself. Fortunately, Runamok Maple's premiere...
50 VARICK STREET
Spring Studios Opens its Doors for the LIFE Photo Exhibition
Much can be said of TriBeCa's Spring Studios. Arguably of greatest importance, it's an epic 150,000 square foot multi-floor space dedicated to creativity. Recently, a 12,000 square foot, 360-degree-view rooftop was opened and a members' only club known...
BEAN TO BAR
SOUTHERN ARTISANAL TREATS
NYC SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co's Uncommon Artisanal Sweets
Among the many wonders we uncovered at this year's NYC Summer Fancy Food Show, Tennessee's Olive & Sinclair pleased our palates for many good reasons. The chocolatiers and confectioners whip up what they refer to as "Southern artisan treats" and...
Behind the Comfort of Naked Underwear
With a name like Naked, it's easy to have certain expectations of this underwear brand. Alluding to our purest state, Naked does deliver. The cuts utilized in their men's collection (whether you're interested in boxers briefs, trunks or briefs...
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SCULPTURE
CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION
A BEAUTIFUL DISORDER
"A Beautiful Disorder" at Cass Sculpture Foundation
About two hours from London, or an hour from Brighton, Cass Sculpture Foundation sprawls across 26 acres of land and features monumental large-scale sculptures on its grounds. Open to the public seven days a week from April through November, the...
Blubel: A Bicycle Bell That Navigates
The charming chime of a bike bell has long provided one use: to alert those around that a cyclist is coming. Blubel, funding on Kickstart now, offers far more. Through LED gestures on the bell's facade, it actually guides bike riders utilizing...
Irish-Designed Hexagonal Finn Watches
Inspired by the hexagonal rocks of the Giant’s Causeway found on the North Coast of Ireland, Finn Watches' debut collection was designed in Northern Ireland by longtime watch fan Richard Dunlop. The affordable timepieces, which sport a Swiss-made...
HERE ACTIVE LISTENING
NOISE CANCELING HEADPHONES
Doppler Labs' Here One Listening System
Only a year ago, SF-based Doppler Labs (whose mission is to put a computer in every person's ear) raised $635,189 on Kickstarter for their debut product Here Active Listening, a set of earbuds that allows wearers to alter sounds in the real world...
THE STANDARD HIGH LINE
BOOM BOOM ROOM
GRINDR's Pride Week Art Party: SLUMBR
What, one may ask, does "black tie pajama" entail? That was a question on many guests' minds as they prepared for an uncommon Pride party in NYC this weekend. SLUMBR, set at The Standard, High Line (within their now-iconic The Top of the Standard...
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
LONG ISLAND CITY
Landmark at Queens' Socrates Sculpture Park
Occupying a nook of green space along the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens, Socrates Sculpture Park has developed a reputation over the last 30 years for two things. First, the organization behind it (founded by sculptor Mark di Suvero) has acted...
House Beer's Premium Lager Expands East
The founders of House Beer aren't trying to be anything but producers of a tasty, premium lager. The brand, which launched back in 2013, has made a presence in LA where its group of founders reside. Now, however, they're pushing eastward and a...
THE BEEKMAN HOTEL
5 BEEKMAN STREET
Inside NYC's Storied The Beekman Hotel + Residences
There are few buildings in NYC that carry as much allure as 5 Beekman Street, once known as Temple Court. Built between 1881 and 1883, a central enclosed nine-story Victorian atrium defines the interior. It was unparalleled at the time and would...
OTHR Design Studio
There are three pillars to the products released by OTHR design studio: they must be useful, they have to fit the right aesthetic, and they need to be unique. Combining these guidelines with an inventory-free model, as they 3D print homewares on demand...
Kava Gorna's "100 Cheeks" Book
Fashion and lifestyle photographer Kava Gorna understands the allure of beautiful butts. Through the sultry and playful photographs in her just-released book, "100 Cheeks," Gorna pays homage to vintage denim while also celebrating the bottoms that...
RIVERSIDE TOOL DYE
American Trench + Goodlife Clothing Indigo Tees
Arguably one of the greatest benefits to the term hand-dyed is that no two items produced look identical. That can certainly be said of the brand new American Trench + Goodlife Clothing indigo-dyed T-shirts, of which only 19 were made. These 50...