Three Fresh Cycling Kits for Spring
With road riding season upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, we're eagerly assembling our gear for everything from Saturday centuries to weekday laps in the park. As much as one's kit is a matter of function, it's also an avenue of expression...
Vintage Bikes, Gravel and Wine in Water Bottles: Eroica California
Leave your Lycra at home, forget about carbon fiber, stop meticulously counting the grams of your new crankset and prepare for a healthy dose of fatigue. At the inaugural Eroica California ride—part of the Italy-based Eroica series of non-competitive...
RED HOOK CRIT
Timbuk2 Red Hook Crit Travel Backpack
Every year the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn are blocked off and track bikes take over. But this isn't just a ride where the weekend warrior can show up, it's the Red Hook Crit and it's arguably the most prestigious event of its kind. Combining urban...
Two New Camp Stoves from Snow Peak
Spending time outside is always made a little better with a few comforts from home. A hot meal and a fresh cup of coffee at the base of a climb or deep in the wilderness is a welcomed luxury. Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak has two new compact and...
FUTURE MAPPING COMPANY
Future Mapping Company Berlin
Though maps began as utility-minded reference tools, they've always had artistic elements. From elaborate compass roses and sea monsters that lurk near remote coastlines to carefully selected color palettes, the aesthetics of maps sometimes even trump...
HEADS UP DISPLAY
Recon Instruments: Jet Smart Glasses
Wearable technology presents no shortage of possibilities, applications, innovations and, of course, challenges. Though Google has put Glass on hold (for now), other more specialized tech-enabled eyewear concepts are becoming very real consumer products...
Keeping Outerwear Alive with Gear Aid
As jacket season tentatively draws to an end here in the Northern Hemisphere, we're taking stock of the wear and tear on this season's gear. Even the most durable materials take a few hits after an active season, but it's no reason to retire them...
ALBUM COVER ART
Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Record Covers
Charting the influence and legacy of Andy Warhol, it's clear there's no area of pop culture he didn't dabble in or leave an indelible mark on. Music was a major area of exploration for the late artist, acting as a producer and art director for The...
Brixton's ReStitched Collection
As the cliche goes: when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. Alternately, when you find a great vintage piece that doesn't fit, Oceanside, California-based Brixton will make a hat for you. With their new "ReStitched" collection, the brand scoured...
THE FISHERMAN'S SON
The Fisherman's Son
One fateful day, a surfer visiting the small Chilean town of Punta de Lobos gave a broken surfboard to one of the local kids playing in the shore break. This child was Ramón Navarro, the son of a subsistence fisherman born and raised on the ocean...
The Modern Archive
Building on the mid-century modern movement that included architecture and design greats like Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Arne Jacobsen, the Memphis Group of the 1980s sought to inject avant-garde into design. The Milan-based movement...
Public Art in Tulum
Over the past few years, Tulum has become the go-to destination for a relaxing but unique beach vacation. While the sleepy town is just two hours south of the high-rise and fast-food-laden strip of beach known as Cancun, it's a world away. As the cozy...
There's no shortage of beautiful, high-quality photography books on offer, but it's always a pleasure to leaf through a tome and be transported to the time and place each photo represents. It's rare for a photography book to consider the larger place...
ER SOULIERS DE SKATE
ER Souliers de Skate + Nixon
Footwear designer Eugène Riconneaus got his start in luxury women's shoes, but his heart was always in the streets. Inspired by skateboarding, subversive street culture and the desire to stay forever young, Riconneaus embarked on a new line of eponymous...
Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher
Every so often a design for a common object resonates and forces us to rethink items often dubbed basics. The water pitcher is a common ware for interpretation, with memorable iterations by designers from Tom Dixon to Antonio Aricó. Fewer stunning...
New Caps from Ciele Athletics
It's never been easier to dress well when working out. The rise of athletic-to-casual crossover clothing (dubbed by some as "athleisure") means comfort, style, function and performance can all come in one garment. Now that Flyknits and fashion sweats...
MADE IN ENGLAND
Brancale's Leather Cycling Gloves
In the neon heyday of the '80s, Italian cycling brand Brancale was something of a fixture in the peloton at the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. Known for their shoes, helmets and day-glow shades, the brand disappeared somewhat mysteriously...
Light Denim for Spring
The world of denim is a wide one to say the least. With roots in workwear, the fabric staple has become a casual (and more recently) everyday wardrobe standby. The myriad types of denim, along with the range of cuts and colors is a continual source...
Creative Combinations from Compartés Chocolate
There's no such thing as too much chocolate. Though single origin bars are an excellent taste experience in the nuances of cocao from place to place, there's something to be said for the inventive and unexpected. Los Angeles-based Compartés Chocolate...
Cycling through Spring Two Ways
Save for the hardened wool-laden road warriors and fat bike single track explorers, winter is a tough time for cyclists. It often means chaining oneself to an indoor trainer or simply accepting that you might just lose a bit of your prowess on the...
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break
Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that's largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that's something of a cultural institution...
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Skateboards Made From Garbage: The Bucket Board
Despite a shift toward more environmentally conscious consumption habits, trash remains a pressing global pollution problem that threatens the habitats of humans and wildlife alike. To raise awareness for the World Wildlife Fund's upcoming Earth...
MADE IN ITALY
Aztech Mountain's Team Reversible Fleece
The changing of seasons means recalibrating daily wardrobe essentials. While those akin to flexing their fashion muscles welcome the cooler temperatures of fall, spring is often another story. Here in NYC, spring is the time when temperatures rise...
Tokyobike's NYC Outpost
Japanese bike-maker Tokyobike has steadily expanded from their HQ in Japan's capital since selling their first bike back in 2002. Tokyobike has stores in London, Berlin, Milan, Bangkok and Melbourne. After a stint as a pop-up, Tokyobike's New York...
Mosher Originals Action Packs
Few companies start out making dog products then segue into products for their owners. However that's exactly what Toronto-based Mosher Originals is doing with their new line of bags (for humans), currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Initially...