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JOSH RUBIN

Josh Rubin

RAYNSIE
AMSTERDAM
RAIN GEAR
RAINCOATS
RAIN JACKETS
WATERPROOF PANTS
WATERPROOF JACKETS
72 AND SUNNY
CREATIVE AGENCIES
BICYCLING
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
CONFERENCES
FESTIVALS
CREATIVE COMMUNITY
CHANGE MAKERS
SUMMIT SERIES
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...
WATCHES
SMARTWATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
POWERWATCH
INDIEGOGO
ACTIVITY TRACKERS
SLEEP TRACKERS
QUANTIFIABLE SELF
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...
NARINDER SAGOO
ARTISTS
INTERVIEWS
LONDON
THUMB DRAWINGS
NORMAN FOSTER
FOSTER AND PARTNERS
IPAD
IPHONE
LONDON UNDERGROUND
PROCREATE
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...
PUFFCO
PUFFCO PLUS
VAPES
VAPORIZERS
CANNABIS
MARIJUANA
ESSENTIAL OILS
VAPE PENS
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...
COLLABORATIONS
CH EDITIONS
TUMI
BACKPACKS
TRAVEL
BAGS
LUGGAGE
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 SERIES
SUMMIT AT SEA
HANK WILLIS THOMAS
ART
ARTISTS
POLITICAL ART
MIAMI
DONALD TRUMP
RALLIES
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...
ADIDAS
PARLAY FOR THE OCEANS
ULTRABOOST
SNEAKERS
SNEAKER DESIGN
CLOTHING
ACCESSORIES
STYLE
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
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
CONFERENCES
SUMMIT SERIES
POWDER MOUNTAIN
BRETT LEVE
JEFF ROSENTHAL
THOUGHT LEADERS
SUMMITS
TRAVEL SUMMITS
INTERVIEWS
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...
JEWELRY
SILVER
ACCESSORIES
SILVER PISTON
ATLANTA
HANDMADE
SKULLS
STEVE WEST
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
ADIDAS
OCEAN CONSERVATION
PARLEY AIR STRATEGY
ERIC LIEDTKE
CYRILL GUTSCH
PLASTIC WASTE
PLASTIC POLLUTION
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...
DENIM
3X1
CONE MILLS
COLLABORATIONS
SELVEDGE DENIM
JEANS
MENSWEAR
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...
DENIM
JEANS
APPAREL
LIMITED EDITION
NUDIE JEANS
INDIGO
SUSTAINABLE FASHION
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
CONVERSE ESSENTIALS
FRAGMENT
HIROSHI FUJIWARA
MENSWEAR
WOMENSWEAR
ACTIVEWEAR
UNISEX
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
PAX ERA
PAX 3
VAPES
MARIJUANA
VAPORIZERS
PAX VAPOR
APPS
IPHONE APPS
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
AIRSTREAMS
CAMPING
GLAMPING
OUTDOORS
SAN FRANCISCO
VACATIONS
ACCOMMODATION
CALIFORNIA
REDWOODS
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...
CAMERAS
CAMERA ACCESSORIES
BAGS
CAMERA BAGS
TINY ATLAS
WATER-RESISTANT
BACKPACKS
TOTES
Tiny Atlas Quarterly + Alite Designs' SOLAS Camera Bag
There are days when photographers (both novice and professional) simply do not need all their high-tech gear and a tech-heavy bag. For the casual adventure—whether heading to the beach or a hike—the new Alite Designs + Tiny Atlas Quarterly SOLAS...
MATCHA
TEA
JAPAN
PANATEA
TRAVEL
HEALTH
WELLNESS
Panatea Instant Matcha
Anyone who has made their own Matcha knows the ritual of its preparation is partially about ceremony, but largely about achieving the optimal consistency. Whisking the bright green powder in to a bowl of water helps break up the clumps often found...
LEICA
CAMERAS
PHOTOGRAPHY
INSTANT CAMERAS
LEICA SOFORT
FUJI
INSTAX
Leica's First-Ever Instant Camera
Using Fujifilm Instax Mini film, Leica's first-ever instant camera—the Sofort—has just been announced. The exciting news means that the trusted camera brand will include some of their best-known features with a camera style that oftentimes doesn...
STENCIL
MORPHOLIO
DESIGN TOOLS
TRACE APP
STENCILS
IOS APPS
TABLETS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
DIGITAL DRAWING
IPAD
The First-Ever Customizable, Digital Stencil
It is now possible to take any image one creates, or finds (be that patterns, words, a product and more), and turn it into a digital stencil. Stencils have long factored into the world of art and design and now their use as a tool for creatives...
APPLE
IPHONE
IPHONE7
HEADPHONES
EARPHONES
WIRELESS HEADPHONES
MASTER AND DYNAMIC
BANG AND OLUFSEN
WILLIAM
BOWERS AND WILKINS
BLUETOOTH
Wireless Headphones for the iPhone 7 and Beyond
Though wireless headphones have been available for a while now, recent technical innovations have led to a range of great options for design-minded music lovers. And this is just the beginning—Apple’s announcement of the headphone-jack-free iPhone...
FITNESS TRACKERS
WITHINGS
STEEL HR
ANALOG WATCHES
WRISTWATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
WATCHES
HEART RATE MONITORING
Withings Steel HR Fitness Tracker
There's a tremendous amount of semantic value to the round-faced watch. It is what most people visually associate with the idea of a wristwatch. And while smartwatches have toyed with their own, at times bold, visual language (and wearable fitness...
BATHING SUITS
SWIMSUITS
ORLEBAR BROWN
APPS
IPHONE APPS
PATTERNS
PHOTOS
Testing the Orlebar Brown SnapShorts App
Furthering their commitment to the world of photography, swimwear brand Orlebar Brown recently released an app, SnapShorts, that lets anyone turn their photographs into swim trunks. Within SnapShorts, one can select a photo they've taken, choose...
EMOJI
SMARTPHONES
HOME DECOR
BRONZE
SCULPTURE
TECH
DECORATING
Mini Poop Emoji Sculpture
Along with the upside-down smiley face, side eye and praying hands, the poop emoji must be toward the top of the most-used and most-loved list. Recognizing the phenomenon that is this new language—and the significance of the cheerfully smiling...
TUMI
LOUIS VUITTON
LUGGAGE
CARRY-ONS
DESIGN STUDIOS
NYC
TRAVEL GEAR
ALUMINUM LUGGAGE
Arlo Skye's Debut Carry-On Luggage
Denielle Wolfe designed for many brands that were "small" at her time of employment. Coach, Kate Spade, and Tumi were likely doing around $100M in revenue when she joined their growing businesses. Arlo Skye, the year long project that comes to fruition...
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