Interview: Kevin Hunter, President of Toyota's Calty Design Research
For the last decade Kevin Hunter has been the president of Calty—Toyota’s design research center in Newport Beach—but he’s worked there for nearly 35 years. When Calty opened its doors in 1973, it was the first Southern California-based design center...
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
For anyone who's spent substantial time adjusting a bed to their ideal position, Sleep Number's recently debuted mattress, the 360 Smart Bed, does the adjusting for you. But that's not all; this mattress tracks users' sleep and reports to Sleep...
SELF DRIVING CARS
URBAN AIR MOBILITY
Airbus Group's Self-Piloted Flying Car
A proposed benefit of the self-driving cars in development through numerous auto and tech companies is traffic reduction. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, however, wants to do one better—lift people off the streets and out of any potential complication...
Lil Buck + AirPods: Stroll
Anyone who has seen Lil Buck dance questions the artist's relationship to gravity. There's a surreal fluidity to his movement—both graceful and frenetic. To highlight the magical functionality of their recently released AirPods, Apple tapped Lil...
Cadillac Introduces BOOK, a luxury car subscription service
By Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten For three months this past Fall we had the opportunity to participate in a pilot program exploring a new business concept and consumer experience for luxury car sharing. Today, BOOK by Cadillac goes live in the NYC...
Anya's Real Fruit Licorice
On one of our last excursions of 2016 to Brooklyn's food market Smorgasburg we fell in love with a classic candy reimagined. Anya's Licorice embodies many of the attributes we've all come to seek in foods: all-natural and made by hand in small...
Lord Jones on Building a Brand in the Ever-Growing Cannabis Industry
California-based Lord Jones handcrafts small-batch confectionary that elevates the concept of "edibles," while also concocting rich, luxurious lotions. The focus is on high-quality, natural ingredients that contribute to customers' wellness and cater...
INFINITI Takes Their Q60 to Havana
Growing up in Miami, INFINITI's executive design director Alfonso Albaisa is Cuban, yet is also (in his words) a "product of the United States." Despite the tie to his homeland being built on his parents' and family's stories and photographs rather...
DELL ISOLA BOTTARGA
GULF OF MEXICO
Cooking with Bottarga Dell'Isola
It's understandable if you haven't yet heard of bottarga, as there are many names around the world for this umami-rich epicurean delicacy. For those familiar with the dried, pressed and salted roe (or filled egg sack) of the grey mullet fish, it still...
72 AND SUNNY
Amsterdam's Raynsie High Performance Rain Gear
Amsterdam is known for many things, but cyclists and rain (with a whopping 250 rainy days a year) can be found pretty high up on the notable list. Aware of the latter, and wanting to give back to the city, Amsterdam-based creative agency 72 and Sunny...
SUMMIT AT SEA
Notes: Processing and Plotting with the Summit Community
Like many of us, I began the day on Wednesday 9 November exhausted, angry and confused. It was an early morning because we hadn't slept well and it was an early morning because Evan and I were catching a flight to Miami to get on the ship for Summit...
Matrix's Body-Heat-Powered Smartwatch, PowerWatch
One of the biggest challenges to activity- and sleep-tracking gadgets happens to be the disruption caused by charging. While battery life has improved for certain devices, anyone looking for a solid, entire day read loses accuracy for those power...
FOSTER AND PARTNERS
Interview: Artist Narinder Sagoo
Narinder Sagoo has worked at Foster + Partners for 20 years as an architectural illustrator. His hand drawing skills are incredible—he renders rich, precise scenes that bear emotion and story all without backtracking, erasing or changing course. Even...
Discreet, Flavorful Vapor from the Puffco Plus
We are witness to continued change in both the perception and business of marijuana. From the nine states who weighed in on the topic yesterday—be that for medicinal or recreational use—there's already been a substantial shift. California, Massachusetts...
The Otis Backpack by Cool Hunting + Tumi
Collaborating with Tumi is always an iterative process of refinement. For this, our second backpack, we began by looking back at the first one—a military-inspired black canvas rucksack—and chose a few key elements to carry over. But from there we reset...
SUMMIT AT SEA
HANK WILLIS THOMAS
WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT
Artist Hank Willis Thomas + Summit at Sea's Political Art
We are in the lead up to one of the most divisive elections in history, and once again Florida happens to be one of the most divided states. It's there, situated around both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump rallies, one will find a mobile video and...
PARLAY FOR THE OCEANS
adidas + Parley for the Ocean Hits the Market
As with most devout sneaker consumers who also care about sustainable materials, we've been paying close attention to advancements in the adidas partnership with Parley for the Oceans—the environmental organization upcycling collected ocean plastic...
SUMMIT AT SEA
Summit Series Sails One More Voyage
This November, the third and final Summit at Sea conference will depart from the Port of Miami, offering a global group of thought leaders a holistic experience unlike any other. One of the flagship events within the Summit Series, the ocean-bound...
Silver Piston Jewelry
After completing a silversmith course in 2009, Steve West played around with his craft for a few years before a man asked him to create a custom ring for his husband. The result was a silver spinner ring that had a more polished and refined look...
PARLEY FOR THE OCEANS
PARLEY AIR STRATEGY
Advancing the Parley for the Oceans + adidas Partnership
Almost a year ago, adidas made a commitment to Parley for the Oceans, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the fragile nature of the 70% of our planet that exists in saltwater form. Not only has this commitment been renewed, but adidas...
MADE IN USA
3x1 + Cone Mills "Special Edition" Capsule Collection
North Carolina's Cone Mills (founded in 1891) was the largest denim-maker in the world over a century ago. And while the business of weaving denim has changed extensively over the years, Cone has managed to evolve with the times, but also maintain...
Nudie Jeans' Limited Edition Bloodline Collection
Swedish denim brand Nudie Jeans has, since its inception in 2001, always been purveyors and fans of Japanese selvedge ("selvage" to some) denim and now—for their 15th anniversary—they are releasing a very limited edition range. The Bloodline collection...
Converse Essentials Collection
Diverging from the tech-heavy, '90s-influenced activewear and athleisure gear that's still saturating the industry, Converse announced its Essentials collection today. Comprised of super-simple, 100% cotton pieces, the range does have a retro tinge...
PAX Lab's Two Next-Generation Vapes
Anyone familiar with PAX's previous range of vaporizers understands the impact they've had on the smoking community. Thus far, they've coupled a tech-forward vaporization experience with an elegant design-driven product. We've been fans forever...
AutoCamp, Russian River
In a stunning native Redwood forest about an hour and a half from San Francisco, AutoCamp's latest location has just been unveiled—and it's unsurprisingly a feast for the eyes. For those who love getting outdoors, but not exactly "roughing it...