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EVAN ORENSTEN

Evan Orensten

BROOKLYN
MADE IN USA
BOWTIES
TIES
ACCESSORIES
SOXFORDS
RYAN KENT
SILK TIES
SILK EMBROIDERED TIES
BOW TIES
NECKTIES
Soxfords' Cheeky New Tie Collection
In the limited world of men's accessories, ties (and bowties) are often given the mighty task of making a statement. Size, color options, material and patterning all allow for a bit more expression, but there's a slim space between dull and too...
SPROUTSIO
PERSONAL PRODUCE
GARDENING
HOME GARDENS
HYDROCULTURE
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
VEGETABLES
HYDROPONICS
AEROPONICS
SproutsIO Hybrid Hydroculture Technology
The best way to be close to your food is to grow it yourself, though many people can't keep houseplants or herb gardens alive in the best of times. With SproutsIO, funding now on Kickstarter after extensive product-testing, a self-moderating hybrid...
DESIGN
NATURE
TREES
PLANTS
MINI
CARS
AUTO
LONDON DESIGN WEEK
LONDON
LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2016
PUBLIC ART
INSTALLATIONS
London Design Festival 2016: "Forest" Installations
In bustling London, there aren't many places to hide away peacefully, but thanks to a collaboration between Asif Khan and MINI there are now three. The MINI LIVING Forests are located in Shoreditch, as part of London Design Festival, and provide...
SKATEBOARDS
SKATING
DESIGN
KICKSTARTER
INNOVATION
SKATE CULTURE
BAISE EN VILLE
FRANCE
MADE IN FRANCE
PIERRE PASCAUD
Baise en Ville Skateboards
We met up with Laurent Pierre and Anne Isimat-Mirin during Paris Design Week, during which the duo launched their Baise en Ville Skateboards campaign on Kickstarter. The term “baise en ville” is slang frequently used for a small overnight bag...
CORE77
DESIGN EVENTS
DESIGN
CONFERENCES
LOS ANGELES
LA
INNOVATION
WORKSHOPS
Core77's Here/Now Conference
Later this month (29-30 September), downtown LA will play host to the third annual Core77 Here/Now conference—offering up two days of discussion, workshops, tours and parties with some of the most innovative thinkers in the country. Focused on...
PARIS DESIGN WEEK
JANSEN DE BONT
LIGHTING
TECHNOLOGY
INNOVATION
DECOR
INTERIORS
PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2016
Jansen & de Bont Luminous Entity Type I Light
Industrial designers Matthijs Jansen and Jorg de Bont launched their eponymous studio Jansen & de Bont and their debut product, the Luminous Entity Type I light fixture, at now! Le Off, one of the venues at Paris Design Week 2016. While an attractive...
COLETTE JAFFE
TEXTILES
SHEETS
BEDDING
PILLOWS
HOMEWARES
MADE IN ITALY
HOME DECOR
DECOR
INTERIORS
Colette Jaffe's Colorful Home Collection
"There are no rules in the bedroom," says designer and entrepreneur Colette Jaffe. After 20 years working in the exquisitely detailed, luxury end of the bedding and bath market for Pratesi she found herself craving things that weren’t being made. Everything...
CADILLAC
CONCEPT CARS
PEBBLE BEACH
CARS
STUDIO VISITS
HANDMADE
LUXURY
DRIVING
Cadillac's Escala Concept Car
Cadillac has been on a five year journey expressing three driving experiences and demonstrating the brand’s evolution while also tracking back to its luxury roots. We’ve been fortunate to see the debut of each car in the fitting surroundings of the...
STEPHEN KENN
VICTORINOX
FURNITURE
COLLABORATIONS
CHAIRS
TABLES
LADDERS
DECOR
HOME DECOR
Stephen Kenn's Furniture Collection for Victorinox
Victorinox may be best known as the makers of the original Swiss Army knife, but their product categories certainly do not stop there. They've long produced well-received watches, and recently launched into luggage, apparel and more—but a new collaboration...
SONICARE
SONICARE FLEXCARE
TOOTHBRUSHES
DENTAL CARE
APPS
PHILIPS
BLUETOOTH
Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected + 3D Mouth App
Anyone who has made the switch to an electric toothbrush understands the immediate value. They are proven, when used properly, to deliver a deeper clean and healthier gums. With the brand new Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum, there's an additional...
TOM DIXON
NYC
SHOPS
SHOPPING
STORES
DESIGN
DECOR
LONDON
FURNISHINGS
FURNITURE
LIGHTING
HOME DECOR
RETAIL
INTERIOR DESIGN
SOHO
Interview: Tom Dixon at his New NYC Store
Following the success of Tom Dixon's first NYC showroom last year, the brand has moved to a bigger and better space right next to the newly opened boutique hotel 11 Howard St. In classic Dixon style it features both grand and simple gestures, and...
HOME AUDIO
RETAIL EXPERIENCES
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
SPEAKERS
SONOS
STREAMING
RETAIL
DESIGN
HOME THEATER
RETAIL INNOVATION
MULTIROOM
MUSIC
SOUND
INTERVIEWS
Digging into the Details of the New Sonos Flagship Store
After more than 18 months in development, Sonos has opened their first-ever retail store—and to call it that would be insulting to the head-to-toe custom-made experience that it is. The skylit space at 101 Greene Street in NYC's SoHo neighborhood has...
COLE HAAN
JACKTHREADS
SHOES
COLLABORATIONS
CAPSULE COLLECTIONS
JACKTHREADS TRYOUTS
SNEAKERS
ZEROGRAND
Cole Haan + JackThreads Capsule Collection
Over the last few years, we've been very upfront about our love of lifestyle and accessories brand Cole Haan. The primary reason isn't just our appreciation for their technological advancements or design sensibilities, but the simpler statement...
MENSWEAR
SHIRTS
DRESS SHIRTS
BUTTON DOWNS
POLOS
T-SHIRTS
CUSTOM CLOTHING
TAILORED
SIZING
V NECK
CREWNECKS
CUSTOM
MADE TO MEASURE
Sizing Right with Stantt's Dress and Casual Shirts
For the past few years, it's been hard to distinguish between all the new companies offering made-to-measure shirts (we've had great experiences with J Hilburn and Ratio Clothing). NYC-based Stantt's strength is in convenience; just take three...
LINCOLN
CARS
TEST DRIVES
AUTO
INTERVIEWS
2017 LINCOLN MKZ
DRIVING
DESIGN
INTERIORS
Test Drive: 2017 Lincoln MKZ
When Lincoln introduced the MKZ sedan in 2013 it was a sign that the brand was serious about reinventing itself. Since then it’s launched some impressive cars—the MKC and MKX crossovers and the new Continental, and recently unveiled the concept for...
SNACKS
CHIPS
VEGETABLES
VEGETABLE CHIPS
HEALTHY
HEATHFUL
WELLBEING
POPCORN
Vegan Rob's Healthy Snacks
When cravings for chips, popcorn and crunchy things can't be met with a piece of fruit or some nuts, it's best to stick to the healthiest and most flavorful options. Rob's snacks (made up of Vegan Rob's and Crunchy Rob's) are no old-fashioned treats...
GLASS
GLASSES
BARWARE
WINE GLASSES
KICKSTARTER
TUMBLERS
WINE
Spill-Proof Spinning Wine Glasses
For those among us who are klutzy, prone to having one-too-many wines or own white furniture, Aura Glass' new endeavor might be a saving grace from teetering stemware. Currently funding on Kickstarter, their new spill-proof wine glasses roll around...
SHEETS
CALVIN KLEIN
BEDSHEETS
BEDDING
BEDROOM
DUVETS
CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR
Modern Cotton Bedding from Calvin Klein Home
Justin Bieber et al have convinced us that Calvin Klein underwear is as classic as it is comfortable, thanks to the social-friendly #mycalvins campaign (the just-announced FW16 campaign features Kate Moss, Frank Ocean, Grace Coddington and more...
MERCEDES-BENZ
AMG
AUTOMOBILES
CARS
SPORTS CARS
SUPERCARS
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R
Mercedes-AMG debuted the GT R—the latest iteration of their two door sports car—at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Heavily inspired by its racing version sibling, the GT 3 (which won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th place with the five cars entered in the...
BROOKLYN
NYC
NEW YORK
TRAVEL
SHOPPING
RESTAURANTS
EATING
CITY GUIDES
BARS
TRAVEL GUIDES
BOOKS
"Insider Brooklyn" Book
Rachel Felder is no stranger to Brooklyn. She's a fourth-generation New Yorker with plenty of family history, stories and memories in the city. Felder (a journalist whose work can be seen in various publications from the New York Times to Rolling...
SNEAKERS
NEW BALANCE
NB
SHOES
STYLE
UNISEX
NB 009
New Balance 009 Sneakers
Borrowing style tips from the brand's own heritage 997, 998 and the 999 silhouettes, New Balance's upcoming 009 sneakers add a modern twist with innovative materials and thoughtful, tech-forward design. With pressure mapping for the midsole (making...
DESIGNERS
CREATIVE PROCESS
LEE BROOM
BRITISH DESIGNERS
NYC
POP-UP SHOPS
BRITISH
INTERVIEWS
Interview: Lee Broom
Built upon the pillars of crystal, marble, brass and glass, the sophisticated world of luxury design can sometimes be fatiguing, and a little "seen that, done that." But Lee Broom is a good storyteller beyond just the creative pieces he makes—from...
KEYRINGS
FERARRI
DISCOMMON GOODS
CARS
FORGED CARBON FIBER
DESIGNERS
COLLABORATIONS
LUXURY
Discommon Goods' The Piston Keyring
Known for making detailed accessories from high-quality and intriguing materials and collaborating with unnamed designers who head up some of the best globally respected brands, Discommon Goods has just released its latest endeavor: The Piston...
CADILLAC
COWORKING
NYC
COMMUNITY SPACE
CFDA
VISIONNAIRE
GENSLER
ARCHITECTURE
GALLERY
RETAIL
EXPERIENTIAL
SOHO
INTERIOR DESIGN
JOE COFFEE
FREE WIFI
Cadillac House, NYC
Cadillac House is one of the brand’s most public-facing initiatives and a signal that they're serious about being part of its new home in NYC. We got an exclusive look at the experiential space with John Bricker, a Partner and the Creative Director...
OSCILLON
SWISS WATCHES
WATCHMAKING COLLECTIVES
WATCH DESIGN
MECHANICAL WATCHES
URWERK
CYRANO DEVANTHEY
INTERVIEWS
DOMINIQUE BUSER
EXCLUSIVE
WATCHES
Oscillon Swiss Watches Crafted From Historic Tools
Additional reporting by David Graver Authenticity plays a major role in the perception of Swiss watch brands. From the movement that makes it tic to the hand-finished elements that present the intricate craftsmanship, each brand celebrates its own...
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