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JOSH RUBIN

Josh Rubin

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...
PHOTOGRAPHY
CAMERAS
TRAVEL
NAMIBIA
NIKON
SONY
IPHONE
REVIEWS
NOTES
AFRICA
NIKON D5
LENSES
IPHONE 6
Notes: The Three Camera Kit
I started taking pictures with my father’s Nikon F when I was eight years old and not long after began developing film and making prints in the darkroom. Back then watching a photo come to life in a tray of developer was instantly gratifying—granted...
MACK WELDON
CLOTHES
POLO SHIRTS
THE VESPER
SHIRTS
APPARAL
JAMES BOND
APPAREL
CLOTHING
Mack Weldon Updates the Polo Shirt
The polo shirt can be a confusing staple piece to some. It's a bit dressy and a bit casual. Its existence in that interspace has made it popular for over a century—as it was initially primarily attached to sports (polo, golf and tennis). While...
TESLA
CARS
CAR DESIGN
ELON MUSK
DESIGNERS
ELECTRIC CARS
ECO-FRIENDLY
AUTO
DESIGN REFRESH
MODEL S
Tesla Finds its Design Language
As a new car company that’s known more for technology than design, Tesla has begun to solve the latter. This isn’t to say that Teslas have had poor design—they’re sleek and simple and have many thoughtful elements inside and out—but looking at...
ADVENTURE
SAFARI
AFRICA
NAMIBIA
MIKE HORN
MERCEDES-BENZ
SUVS
CARS
OFF-ROAD
Chasing Mike Horn Through Namibia
Adventurer and environmentalist, Mike Horn has circumnavigated the globe along the equator without the use of motors, he’s summited multiple Himalayan peaks without supplemental oxygen and he’s trekked the Arctic Circle for 27 consecutive months, covering...
STLR AESTHETICS
GYM GEAR
ATHLETIC APPAREL
RICH BARETTA
BASICS
CLOTHES
APPAREL
GYM CLOTHES
SHIRTS
GYM SHORTS
STLR Aesthetics Athletic Apparel
As we are constantly scouting out for advancements in athletic apparel, a common concern becomes finding durable gym clothes that one feels comfortable wearing to—and potentially from—the gym. New NYC-based STLR Aesthetics launches today with a...
SUNGLASSES
DENIM
JEANS
EYEWEAR
ZEISS
INDIGO
Sunglasses Made From Recycled Jeans
From time to time, brands play outside the two holy materials for eyewear—titanium or acetate—be it buffalo horn by Rigards (the way the Inuits first used it to shield their eyes) or slate and birchwood experiments by Shwood. While UK-based Mosevic...
BACKPACKS
COMMUTING
BAGS
PAIX
SAN FRANCISCO
CYCLING BACKPACKS
CYCLING ACCESSORIES
COMMUTERS
PAIX Commuter Backpack
New SF-based company PAIX believes they've designed what many have tried to achieve: the ultimate commuter backpack. Made from water-resistant CyclePET® fabric (which in turn, is made from recycled PET bottles), BackPAIX has the staples: 30 liters...
PROGRESSLAND
CHAMBER
CHELSEA
ANDREW ZUCKERMAN
CHAMBER GALLERY
EXHIBITIONS
GALLERIES
NYC
Chamber's Collection #2 "Progressland" Exhibition
A transportive exhibition of uncommon design items and beyond, "Progressland" at Chelsea's Chamber Gallery sees a return of guest curator Andrew Zuckerman for a second installment of his hand-selected "collection." The multi-disciplinary creator has...
PAKPOD
TRIPODS
CAMERA GEAR
TECH ACCESSORIES
CAMERAS
CAMERA ACCESSORIES
PHOTOGRAPHY
GOPRO
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
Pakpod: a Versatile Tripod
There is a plentitude of desirable features at play within the new Pakpod tripod. Enough, in fact, that we feel comfortable calling it one of the most clever on the market for lightweight cameras, GoPros and smartphones. It's durable—made from...
TRAVEL GEAR
WEEKEND BAG
TROUBADOUR
ITALIAN LEATHER
LONDON
BAGS
WEEKENDERS
LUGGAGE
LEATHER
ITALIAN
Troubadour Weekender Bag
Troubadour isn't the first brand to dedicate years toward perfecting the travel bag (in this case: day bags, rucksacks, weekenders and briefcases). The London-based brand, however, does tap into something distinct. From high-quality Italian leather...
JEANS
DENIM
LEVIS
501S
DOCUMENTARIES
JAPAN
TRADITIONS
TOKYO
USA
DENIM CULTURE
AMERICANA
Levi's Celebrates the 501's Birthday With a Documentary
To celebrate the 501's birthday, Levi's has created a documentary—released in several parts—about the iconic jeans. The fourth episode highlights the 501's immense influence in Japan. Narrated by Craig Stecyk (aka C.R. Stecyk III, a surf and skate...
PHOTOGRAPHY
LENSES
REVIEWS
NIKON
SIGMA
BOKEH
NOTES
CAMERAS
Notes: Prime, Fast and Wide
Prime and fast. As a photographer, these are the two most important words that describe the lenses I use. Prime, meaning one focal length—not a zoom lens. Fast, meaning a wide aperture to let in lots of light. Prime lenses not only deliver sharper...
MONTAUK
MADE IN JAPAN
LOUNGEWEAR
COTTON PANTS
TAKUYA DUNCAN
CLOTHES
APPAREL
MONPE
CLOTHING
Takuya Duncan's Montauk Cotton Stripe Pant
Summer lounge season is almost upon us and the Montauk Cotton Stripe Pant from new premium menswear brand Takuya Duncan is a perfect fit. Made in Japan, from Japanese cotton Kimono fabric at a 100-year-old factory, the pants are a modern take—with...
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