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EVAN ORENSTEN

Evan Orensten

OXIGEN
WATER
OXYGENATED WATER
FLUIDS
HYDRATION
WORK OUTS
WELLNESS
HEALTH
Oxygenated Water's Benefits
Nobody can deny the value of oxygen, but breathing isn't the only way to get it into our bodies. Drinking oxygenated water offers an easy-to-use way to get a lot of oxygen into your system quickly—great for endurance and recovery. OXiGEN water...
HEATH CERAMICS
HEATH NEWSSTAND
SAN FRANCISCO
NEWSPAPERS
MAGAZINES
PUBLICATIONS
SHOPS
STORES
CALIFORNIA
MISSION DISTRICT
Heath Newsstand, San Francisco
Best-known for their gorgeous pottery, CH favorite Heath Ceramics now has a new space attached to their Mission district, San Francisco showroom. The recently opened Heath Newsstand was created with the aim to inspire and unite the community; the...
FOOD
SNACKS
HEALTH
WELLNESS
WELLBEING
HEALTHY EATING
P-nuff Crunch Puff Snacks
Building a brand based on the value of transparency, Dr. Juan Salinas decided to create a snack that was undeniably tasty and healthy. Made from navy beans, rice, peanuts and more, P-nuff Crunch snacks are all-natural, gluten-free and vegan. If...
CARS
AUTO
TEST DRIVES
DRIVING
2018 RANGE ROVER VELAR
RANGE ROVER
SUV
Test Drive: 2018 Range Rover Velar
“Design is a balance of things,” says Land Rover’s Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern, and that six-word maxim is personified in the brand’s newest vehicle, the 2018 Range Rover Velar. It inherits its name from the first Range...
BAGS
COMMUTER BAGS
YOGA
CARRIERS
TOTES
DUFFLE BAGS
Unsettle + Company's Commuter II Series
The idea for Unsettle + Company's Commuter II Series began with practicing yoga—specifically the desire to find a practical and well-designed way to lug around a yoga mat—but turned into a collection of bags for everyday commuters. The three-piece...
IPHONES
IPHONE 7
GOOGLE
GOOGLE PIXEL
ANDROID
PHONE CASES
CASES
BLVCK BRICK
KICKSTARTER
Arc Phone Case's Advanced Ergonomics
In the phone case product category, just about everything feels as if it's been addressed, from waterproof and indestructible to bedazzled and novelty. And yet, the Arc Case—on Kickstarter now—doesn't look like any other and incorporates the functionality...
FURNITURE
TRNK
NYC
NEW YORK
DECOR
DESIGN
INTERIORS
INTERIOR DESIGN
TRUSS
TRNK’s Debut Furniture Collection
Self-described "home enthusiasts," TRNK's co-founders Tariq Dixon and Nick Nemechek believe that your home is about self-expression and should be a sanctuary. After years of TRNK blending storytelling, editorial and commerce online it makes perfect...
SUCHI REDDY
PUBLIC ART
OUTDOOR ART
THE CONNECTIVE PROJECT
PROSPECT PARK
PARKS
NYC
AREA4 + Architect Suchi Reddy's Prospect Park Pinwheel Flower Garden
As Brooklyn's Prospect Park celebrates its 150th anniversary, an underused patch of land in Frederick Law Olmsted's sprawling wonder now contains a temporary public work of wonder. Situated in the 2.5-acre Rose Garden, 7,000 flower-like pinwheels...
TECH
SMARTHOMES
HERMAN MILLER
WELLNESS
WELLBEING
HEALTH
FURNITURE
APPS
Herman Miller's New Live OS System
From cubicles to open-plan shared workspaces, the office is an ever-evolving beast. No longer is it a one-size-fits-all concept—from standing desks to napping pods and more, employers are finding new and tech-forward ways to keep their employees...
GENESIS
TEST DRIVES
INTERVIEWS
CARS
AUTO
LUXURY
GENESIS AUTOMOTIVE
AUTOMOBILES
AUTO DESIGN
Genesis, The Newest Luxury Auto Brand
The auto business is a difficult one to crack in any market segment, but tackling the luxury category is an exercise in the sophisticated art of making, selling and servicing vehicles as well as entering into a business category with its own particularities...
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SCIFI
MBANDF
MBF
LIMITED EDITION
SWITZERLAND
SWISS WATCHES
HORLOGERIE
FUTURISM
MB&F's HM6 Alien Nation Wristwatch
When MB&F first debuted the Horological Machine No. 6 (HM6) in 2014, it was clearly a timepiece unlike any other we had seen—spaceship inspired, curvy and luscious. The brand followed this version (known as the Space Pirate) with a second, featuring...
DESIGN
KNOLL
FLORENCE KNOLL
ANNIVERSARY
FURNITURE
KNOLL FURNITURE
MIES VAN DER ROHE
MICHIGAN
Florence Knoll's 100th Birthday
Today marks Michigan-born design and furniture icon Florence Knoll's 100th birthday. While no longer designing, she carries an incredibly important place in American design history—thanks to her thoughtful creations that were functional but sleek...
JAPAN
KYOTO
CAFES
WORD OF MOUTH
TRAVEL
COFFEE
SNACKS
Word of Mouth: Kyoto Cafés
When we were researching a visit to Kyoto we found Inside Kyoto to be an invaluable resource. It’s run by Chris Rowthorn, an American who has been in Kyoto for more than 20 years. Rowthorn is also the editor of the Lonely Planet guidebooks for Japan...
MINNEAPOLIS
MINNESOTA
EYEO FESTIVAL
FESTIVALS
ART
DESIGN
DATA INFORMATION
WALKER ART CENTER
SPONSORED
The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis' Creative Technology Conference
In the crowded creative conference space, one event has continued to impress us to the point that we've signed on as a media partner. The Minneapolis eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information...
ARCKIT
ARCHITECTURE
TOYS
MODELING SYSTEM
MODELS
MINIATURES
CITYSCAPE
MASTERPLAN
KICKSTARTER
Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Since its launch in 2014, Arckit has provided architectural modeling systems for individuals of all skill levels—from children to dreamers and professional urban planners and designers. Their signature snap-together pieces and comprehensive kits allow...
CARDS
GAMES
WELLNESS
PSYCHOLOGY
BUSINESS
DESIGN
SUB ROSA
Questions & Empathy Card Deck
After launching their "Applied Empathy" speaker series in spring of 2016, the team at Sub Rosa found themselves being asked by attendees if the cards used to guide the discussions were available for purchase. These items, now known as Questions...
CARS
LAND ROVER
TEST DRIVES
AUTO
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY
SUVS
Test Drive: 2017 Land Rover Discovery
The impressive fifth generation Land Rover Discovery is a ground-up redesign of the brand’s most capable (and likely most popular) vehicle—an all-purpose, family-friendly SUV with brand-defining off-road capabilities and suburban appeal. Sitting above...
LEE BROOM
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
MARBLE
SALONE DEL MOBILE
DESIGNERS
CLOCKS
LAMPS
LIGHTS
LIGHTING DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2017: Lee Broom's "Time Machine"
Within an abandoned vaulted storage room next to the historic Milano Centrale station, a white carousel spun—the only object in a raw, unfinished space. On that carousel, visitors found reimaginings of furniture, objects and lighting drawn from ten...
CARS
LINCOLN
NAVIGATOR
SUVS
LUXURY
AMERICAN-MADE
The New Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln continues to innovate with and improve its product, and today’s debut of the all-new 2018 Navigator—along with several marketing programs—is worthy of notice. Presented as a concept at last year’s New York International Auto Show, the production...
BANG OLUFSEN
BEOSOUND
BEOSOUND SHAPE
SPEAKERS
WIRELESS SPEAKERS
BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS
DENMARK
Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound Shape
After roughly four years of development, a new sound system—with home acoustic performance and pristine design at the forefront—will be making its way out of Denmark's innovative Bang & Olufsen headquarters. Known as the BeoSound Shape, this wireless...
SAMSUNG
YVES BEHAR
TVS
TELEVISIONS
DISPLAYS
SMART TVS
HOME DECOR
Samsung's "The Frame" Smart TV and Art Display
Announced at CES this year, The Frame isn't your average Samsung smart TV. At its core, of course, is a flat-screen UHD television, but with its proper unveiling today, the Yves Behar-designed display takes a queue from CH favorite Electric Objects...
SONOS
PLAYBASE
SPEAKERS
SPEAKER SYSTEMS
TELEVISION SPEAKERS
FULL THEATER SOUND
Sonos PLAYBASE Television Speaker
When the team at Sonos learned that 70% of television owners do not mount their TVs but rest them on pieces of furniture it sparked the concept for the brand new PLAYBASE. A slender, powerful speaker, the PLAYBASE may remind people of the popular PLAYBAR...
YVES BEHAR
COBALT
FUSEPROJECT
OFFICE SECURITY
SECURITY
ROBOTS
ROBOTICS
TECH
fuseproject Designed Cobalt Office Security Robot
Upon its unveiling yesterday, the Cobalt office security robot—developed by Palo Alto-based Cobalt Robotics Inc and designed by Yves Behar's fuseproject design studio—defied our expectations of mobile robots with human tasks. The Cobalt wasn't designed...
HEAPHONES
TECH
EARBUDS
DOPPLER LABS
HERE ONE
EARPHONES
NOISE CANCELLING
SMART EARPHONES
Here One Smart Earbuds
Whether in a loud restaurant, on a plane with background noise or simply walking around the city, most of us don’t want to hear every single sound that passes our ears. With Here One from Doppler Labs, we now have the ability to control what we hear...
LEXUS
CARS
COUPES
LC500
TEST DRIVES
HAWAII
SPORTSCARS
AUTO
Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
The Lexus LC 500 is the production version of the LF-LC (Lexus Future-Luxury Coupe) concept unveiled in 2012, and it looks even better (and still fresh) in street-ready form, busting out of any previously held design stereotypes. Striking outside and...
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