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JOSH RUBIN

Josh Rubin

RETAIL
INTERVIEWS
HERMAN MILLER
NYC
INTERIOR DESIGN
FURNITURE
Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We met Jennie Maneri at the Herman Miller NYC store on a recent morning before its opening hours. She greeted us with a cup of Earl Grey tea in-hand and, despite clearly setting foot in to a store, we kind of felt like we were in her home. And that...
APPLE
IPAD
IPAD PRO
TABLETS
IOS
REVIEWS
Hands-On With the New iPad Pro 10.5-Inch
Apple's new 10.5 inch iPad Pro begins shipping this week, but I had a chance to spend some quality time with it over the weekend and was really impressed. Despite being a longtime iPad fan, my usage of the tablet had wained over the last year as...
NIKE
NIKECRAFT
TOM SACHS
ART
ARTISTS
INSTALLATIONS
SPACE
NYC
NIKE MARS YARD
GOVERNORS ISLAND
Tom Sachs' Space Camp
Part film screening, part art installation and part obstacle course, Space Camp is a true marriage of art and fitness. Presented as a look into the routines that members of Tom Sachs' studio go through on a regular basis, the experience is set in a...
MASTER DYNAMIC
BAMFORD
BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT
WIRELESS HEADPHONES
HEADPHONES
MW60 HEADPHONES
LEATHER
Master & Dynamic + Bamford's Limited Edition MW60 Wireless Headphones
When Master & Dynamic founder and CEO Jonathan Levine and George Bamford met, they bonded over their mutual love and respect for high-quality material, craftsmanship, innovation and engineering. It made sense then, that the two companies would...
MEANT
BODY PRODUCTS
BATH PRODUCTS
SHOWER PRODUCTS
MADE IN USA
CLEANSERS
CONDITIONERS
SOAPS
ALL NATURAL
Natural, Multipurpose Body Products from Meant
No average shower or bathtub—especially for city-dwellers—can host the vast number of body and hair products we're being told to use on a daily basis. Cleansers, scrubs, peels, shampoos, conditioners and creams are expanding and changing, some...
ACLU
TED
TED TALKS
TED 2017
POLITICS
SOCIAL AWARENESS
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero's TED Talk
"The mother of all disruptions" is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. "Once again," he said at this year's TED in Vancouver, "Politics is personal." And indeed, the election and...
CARS
CONCEPT CARS
BMW
LUXURY
COUPES
SPORTSCARS
Walking Around the BMW Concept 8 Series
First introduced in 1989, the 8 Series established a new design language for BMW by departing from upright and boxy forms in favor of a lower, wider stance and more angular nose. The full-size, four-seat coupe was immediately both iconic and curious...
CAMERAS
FUJIFILM
INSTAX
INSTANT CAMERAS
DIGITAL CAMERAS
PRINT PHOTOS
INSTAX SQUARE SQ10
INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHY
Fujifilm's Instax Square SQ10
Between the sheer ease of mobile photography and the plentiful options for quick or substantial modification, camera phones have muscled all other forms of consumer photography into the background.Yet, no one can deny a continued love of instant...
TED
TED FELLOWS
TED 2017
CONFERENCES
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES
QUOTATIONS
SCIENCE
DESIGN
EDUCATION
QuoTED Fellows 2017
TED Fellows are a collective of global change-makers who tend to be a bit earlier in their journey than the main stage TED speakers. Those who make it through the extensive application process are supported through mentorship, their community of Fellows...
GULLIVERS GATE
MINIATURES
NYC
TIMES SQUARE
ADRIAN DAVIES
MODEL MAKING
Making Miniatures Fly at Gulliver’s Gate
In order to get a New York City resident into the heart of Times Square, the attraction must be one of pure magnificence. That's exactly what we found with Gulliver’s Gate, a massive world of miniatures unlike any other. This isn't a novelty experience;...
SIMON BECK
SUMMIT
SNOWSHOES
SNOWSHOE ARTISTS
ARTISTS
INTERVIEWS
SNOW MURALS
POWDER MOUNTAIN
UTAH
SUMMIT SERIES
Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck
With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture...
NIKON
PHOTOGRAPHY
LOVE LETTERS
NEW YORK
OPEN LETTERS
PHOTO CAMPAIGNS
DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS
SOCIAL MEDIA
NYC
Nikon Love Letters to New York
When the core of a social media campaign is an authentic request to share love—of all types—even when it's neatly wrapped up in a brand message, it's hard to deny the importance. This is precisely what's drawn us to the new Nikon "Love Letters from...
SPEAKERS
AUDIO
MUSIC
MASTER DYNAMIC
TECH
WIRELESS SPEAKERS
SIR DAVID ADJAYE
HOME AUDIO
Master & Dynamic MA770 Concrete Speaker
NYC-based Master & Dynamic has already garnered plenty of well-deserved attention for their premium-quality headphones and earphones, and today the young audio company is launching their first-ever speaker. Designed in collaboration with celebrated...
EDIBLES
WEED
MARIJUANA
SIGUR ROS
LORD JONES
CANNABIS CULTURE
FOOD
CANNABIS
MEDICAL MARIJUANA
WEED WEEK
Sigur Rós + Lord Jones Edible Cannabis Gumdrops
Many of us have turned to the Icelandic band Sigur Rós for soothing, soaring sensations in their over two decades worth of music. Similarly, many also reach to cannabis products for that same all-encompassing calmness. Thanks to California's Lord...
TV
TELEVISION
ENTERTAINMENT
CABLE
TECH
BMW
DESIGNWORKS
USER EXPERIENCE
LAYER3
SET-TOP BOX
LAYER3 TV
Layer3 TV Launches Cablebox Designed by BMW Designworks
Layer3 TV is a new US cable company with service available in Chicago, Washington D.C. and Longmont, CO with Los Angeles coming online soon. Shown here is an exclusive look at their new set-top box designed by BMW Group subsidiary Designworks...
HOVERBOARDS
ONEWHEEL
SELF-BALANCING
MOBILITY
ACTION SPORTS
HASSELBLAD
PHOTOGRAPHY
CAMERAS
MEDIUM FORMAT
Onewheel+ and the Hasselblad X1D, an Unlikely Pairing
Off-roading with a “hoverboard?” Outdoor action photography in lowlight with a Hasselblad? None of this makes sense, but we tried it anyway. When the original OneWheel launched in 2015, we took it for a spin on the Las Vegas strip and fell in love...
HARD DRIVES
CLOUD STORAGE
RAID
NAS
PHOTOGRAPHY
VIDEO
PRODUCTION
The Drobo 5N2 Enables Secure, Fast and Private Data Storage
Among photographers and media-makers alike, Drobo is known for creating fast, reliable storage solutions. Their devices hold multiple hard-drives that are backed up to each other and hot-swappable. A redundant array of independent disks (RAID...
IOS
APPS
SOCIAL NETWORKS
MESSAGING
COMMUNICATIONS
SOCIAL MEDIA
BUDNITZ
ELLO
Wuu Reminds Us That Sharing Love is Better Than Getting Likes
Though just released in the App Store, Wuu has been in a high-demand, closed beta for months. Invited users could invite their friends and that pass along quickly pushed the app to the 2,000 person limit imposed on pre-release iOS apps. This is great...
CARS
FOOD
CHEFS
INTERVIEWS
MODENA
ITALY
MASERATI
LEVANTE
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
Interview: Massimo Bottura
Chef Massimo Bottura, owner of three-Michelin star Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy is a master and an artist who speaks like a poet. Given their shared hometown, Maserati partnered with Bottura to look at cars through the lens of food and brought...
THOSE DESIGN STUDIO
THOSE
JOTO
DRAWING TOOLS
WHITE BOARDS
NOTE BOARDS
LONDON
KICKSTARTER
Joto Robotic Drawing Board
London design studio Those continues to probe the impact of screens on human behavior. With Joto, debuting on Kickstarter today, they have reimagined the whiteboard. Here, a wipe-clean display meets a mechanical arm holding a pen and eraser attachment...
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
RETROFUTURE
MCLAREN
RUF
CARS
DAVID BROWN
TECHRULES
ARTEGA
SUPERLEGGERA
The Automotive Retrofuture
The Geneva Motor Show stands out from the other car shows in the circuit for its high concentration of super cars, specialty coach builders and generally esoteric automotive presentations. It’s for this reason that we love the show and also consider...
AIRBUS
ITALDESIGN
AUTOMOBILES
CONCEPT CARS
CARS
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION
SELF-PILOTED VEHICLES
MOBILITY
URBAN PLANNING
MEGACITIES
Airbus + Italdesign Debuts Pop.Up Ground and Air Concept Vehicle System
Aviation specialist Airbus and Italian automotive design, styling and prototyping firm Italdesign's new Pop.up concept isn't just a land-to-air vehicle—it's an entire transportation system reimagined. At the core is a dynamic capsule that can be affixed...
CARS
SUVS
LAND ROVER
RANGE ROVER
GERRY MCGOVERN
CAR DESIGN
REDUCTIONISM
LONDON
LONDON DESIGN MUSEUM
AUTO
The New Range Rover Velar is Already in a Design Museum
Today Land Rover unveiled their all new vehicle, the Range Rover Velar, at the London Design Museum. While that sounds straightforward enough, it’s especially noteworthy that we’re talking about the global unveil of a new mid-sized luxury SUV—at a...
ASICS
SNEAKERS
STREETWEAR
ACTIVEWEAR
JAPANESE
LIMITED EDITION
JYUNI White Collection
Japanese brand Images on model courtesy of ASICS, slideshow by Cool Hunting
SHOES
ADIDAS
ADIDAS ORIGINALS
SNEAKERS
SUPERSTAR BOOST
adidas Originals Superstar Boost
While the overall look hasn't changed dramatically, the new adidas Originals Superstar Boost (releasing tomorrow) have been given a super-comfy and clever update. Hidden underneath the classic sneaker is a BOOST midsole; offering extra comfort and...
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