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Evan Orensten

I’ve never understood why companies strive for the lowest common denominator instead of offering products and services that are well designed, easy to use and inspirational. I believe that looking back is as insightful and inspirational as is looking forward. I enjoy exploring the world through the way people shop, cook and eat. I am inspired by art, photography and furniture, and enjoy collecting them. I love New York City.

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Art Basel 2014: 14 Rooms

Art Basel 2014: 14 Rooms

Each room features fascinating and immersive performance pieces by Roman Ondák, Marina Abramović and more

by Evan Orensten in Culture on 19 June 2014

Crest & Co: Preserving a Legacy of Craftsmanship

Crest & Co: Preserving a Legacy of Craftsmanship

The world's best products sourced from history books rather than lookbooks

by Evan Orensten in Style on 11 June 2014

Vayu Cashmere Scarves

Vayu Cashmere Scarves

Travel-inspired, artisan-focused brand From The Road creates an incredibly light, sheer accessory

by Evan Orensten in Style on 10 June 2014

Apolis + Atelier Ace Gauze Scarf

Apolis + Atelier Ace Gauze Scarf

A lightweight, hand-loomed accessory ethically made in Ethiopia

by Evan Orensten in Style on 09 June 2014

Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The all-new GTI has one thing in common with its previous six generations: it's still some of the most fun driving around

by Evan Orensten in Design on 02 June 2014

Charged: The Future of Cadillac Design

Charged: The Future of Cadillac Design

Our interview with the American luxury brand's Director of Exterior Design, Bob Boniface

by Evan Orensten in Design on 28 May 2014

Laurel Braitman Reads Pets' Minds

Laurel Braitman Reads Pets' Minds

The author of "Animal Madness" explores the psychology of animals and explains how they are just as much individuals as humans are

by Evan Orensten in Culture on 22 May 2014

Making of The Nescafé Alarm Cap

Making of The Nescafé Alarm Cap

NOTlabs develops a 3D-printed lid that literally wakes you up with your morning coffee

by Evan Orensten in Design on 12 May 2014

Charged: Redesigning an Icon

Charged: Redesigning an Icon

We speak with Cadillac's Lead Designer and Design Manager about the intricacies of redesigning the brand's legendary crest

by Evan Orensten in Design on 07 May 2014

Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts

Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts

From mango-java rubs to volcanic salts, add some island vibes to your next cookout

by Evan Orensten in Food + Drink on 06 May 2014

Hotelied

Hotelied

The new "dating" service pairs travelers with select hotels, offering exclusive discounts based on social media and travel loyalty program influence

by Evan Orensten in Tech on 06 May 2014

Run Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run

Add some character to your tea service with these lively towels from the Cape Town creative studio

by Evan Orensten in Design on 28 April 2014

Baselworld 2014: Filson's First Watch Collection

Baselworld 2014: Filson's First Watch Collection

Our first look at the in-development timepieces, built by hand with Shinola in Detroit

by Evan Orensten in Design on 31 March 2014

Molecular Flipbook

Molecular Flipbook

A free, open source 3D animation toolkit designed for and by scientists

by Evan Orensten in Tech on 18 March 2014

Interview: Rachel Nguyen of Nissan

Interview: Rachel Nguyen of Nissan

We talk about what's next with the automaker's Director of Advanced Planning

by Evan Orensten in Design on 26 February 2014

The Language of Tape Design

The Language of Tape Design

A look at the age-old technique of using full scale clay models and tape in the automotive design process

by Evan Orensten in Design on 03 February 2014

SIHH 2014: Panerai Pocket Watch 3 Days

SIHH 2014: Panerai Pocket Watch 3 Days

One of the most innovative brands in watchmaking debuts pieces not for your wrist

by Evan Orensten in Style on 31 January 2014

SIHH 2014: Watches with Visible Movements

SIHH 2014: Watches with Visible Movements

A look at the artistry of mechanical watch movements

by Evan Orensten in Style on 28 January 2014

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium Poetic Complication

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium Poetic Complication

A standout at SIHH 2014 this timpiece depicts the solar system's movement

by Evan Orensten in Style on 24 January 2014

Highlights from the North American International Auto Show 2014

Highlights from the North American International Auto Show 2014

From Porsche's 2015 Targa to the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, our picks from Detroit

by Evan Orensten in Design on 20 January 2014

Ora Ïto Mobility Collection

Ora Ïto Mobility Collection

The celebrated French industrial designer's eponymous brand launches tech accessories accented with Kvadrat textiles

by Evan Orensten in Tech on 16 January 2014

Interview: Scott Croyle of HTC

Interview: Scott Croyle of HTC

Our talk with the Senior VP of Design on why he hides his tech products at home and what he fights hardest for

by Evan Orensten in Tech on 06 January 2014

Test Drive: Rolls-Royce Wraith

Test Drive: Rolls-Royce Wraith

The most driver-focused car Rolls-Royce has ever built

by Evan Orensten in Design on 06 December 2013

The 2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang

Our exclusive tour of the next generation pony with its design team

by Evan Orensten in Design on 05 December 2013

Interview: Shiro Nakamura of Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun

Interview: Shiro Nakamura of Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun

A conversation with the Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Design and Brand Management of the Japanese auto brands

by Evan Orensten in Design on 26 November 2013

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