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EVAN ORENSTEN

Evan Orensten

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...
GEORG JENSEN
BARWARE
WINE
DRINKS
BAR
DESIGN
DECOR
ART DECO
DENMARK
Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Inspired by Art Deco design from 1920s New York City, iconic brand Georg Jensen's new Manhattan Collection is made up of decadent yet sophisticated pieces for cocktail and wine enthusiasts. From a champagne bowl to a cocktail shaker and bottle...
PHOTO BOOKS
BOOKS
INTERVIEWS
PHOTOGRAPHY
CHINA
PHOTOGRAPHERS
TASCHEN
BOOK EDITORS
NSFW
"Ren Hang" Celebrates the Chinese Photographer's Work
Update 24 February 2017: tragically, it's been reported that Ren Hang has passed away aged just 29 years old. Shooting on film, photographer Ren Hang captures his friends in trees and rivers in the woods, in his apartment and on the roofs of buildings...
HEADPHONES
LUZLI
EARPHONES
MAISON ET OBJET
TECA TECHNOLOGIES
TECH ACCESSORIES
Luzli's Roller MK1 Hand-Crafted Headphones
Many attributes factor into decision-making about headphones. Sound quality must always remain high on the list, but for those who oftentimes find the bulkiness of headphones an issue, the Luzli Roller MK1 has a pretty innovative solution. These...
DESIGN
CHAIRS
JIM KRANTZ PROJECTS
MID CENTURY MODERN
FURNITURE
DECOR
SUPREME
PHOTOGRAPHY
Jim Krantz Projects' The Way Of The West Collection
Collaborating with LA-based furniture design company Modernica, photographer Jim Krantz has taken his enthralling images of western landscapes and cowboys and applied them to an entirely new medium. Blending Krantz's signature style with mid-century...
THE GRID GAME
GAMES
PUZZLES
DOMINOES
TABLETOP GAMES
TOYS
KICKSTARTER
Tabletop Games' The Grid Game
With 88 three-dimensional hexagonal tiles, The Grid Game is a strategic board game unlike any other. The rules of game play make reference to a few other favorites, but as far as an aesthetically-driven tabletop competition this is entirely unique...
FORD
FORDHUB
WESTFIELD
ELENA FORD
OCULUS
WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER
AUTO DESIGN
AUTOMOBILES
MICHELE SILVESTRI
INTERVIEWS
Exploring FordHub at Westfield World Trade Center
NYC's Oculus, known officially as Westfield World Trade Center, might seem like an unlikely place for Ford's experiential retail space, but defying expectation is exactly what the auto brand is going for as they transition to being a mobility company...
CES
CES2017
SQUARE PANDA
IPADS
TABLETS
LEARNING TOOLS
SPELLING TOOLS
PHONICS
TOYS
KIDS
GAMES
Language and Reading Encouragement from the Square Panda Playset
Anyone with a young child understands first-hand their attraction to technology and their innate ability to use it. Square Panda has tapped into this connection and delivered a physical playset to accompany an iPad (and Android tablets soon) along...
RANGE ROVER
RANGE ROVER REBORN
SALON RTROMOBILE 2017
AUTOMOBILES
AUTO DESIGN
CARS
CLASSIC CARS
SUVS
Range Rover Reborn at Salon Rétromobile 2017
From the Bahama gold colorway to the 3528cc V8 Petrol Carburetor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type engine, the Range Rover debuting at this year's Salon Rétromobile is a statement piece. It's not new, however. It will be one of 10 factory-restored 1978...
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