K-Box Portable Speaker
Adding another dimension to portable music experiences, Kerchoonz's lightweight K-box speakers bring deeper bass response, making for to a spontaneous, on-the-go party-starter. Using patented Gel Audio technology to convert any smooth, solid surface...
Parrot Specchio Digital Picture Frame
Keep your household decor up to date with ease with Parrot's Specchio Digital Picture Frame. The digital frame can upload pictures via USB, through Wi-Fi connection to Picasa or FlickR, or even through your Blackberry via Bluetooth and a dedicated...
Beat Poet Menswear Fall/Winter 2010
Beat Poet Menswear delivers another thoughtfully minimalist line with their upcoming Fog collection. The line works in tandem with their spring/summer line, Desert, a conceptual approach taken by the Sydney-based designers to produce a full year-round...
Another Bloody Water
Aussie-based water bottling operation Another Bloody Water brings some serious sass to the table. Their disregard for overly pretentious competitors shows in everything from their irreverent name to their simplistic design (consisting of a dazzling...
Eco-Pocke-My-Hashi Portable Chopsticks
An eco-friendly and vibrant solution to the rampant waste of disposable chopsticks (250 billion are trashed yearly), Yuento's travel-friendly alternative comes with a portable poly-carbonate case and silicon cap that doubles as a rest between...
Re-Imagining Chinatown: An Interactive Planning Process
Urban visionary James Rojas captures the energy of L.A.'s transient Chinatown environment in his exhibit Re-imagining Chinatown: An Interactive Planning Process. Nationally acclaimed for his insight into U.S. Latino urban built culture and co...
Searching For True: Cutler Anderson Architects
We love nature and we love innovative architecture. Cutler Anderson Architects showcase their amazing ability to combine the two in "Searching For True," an upcoming compilation of 22 of their most impressive projects. These projects range...
thisMoment Social Networking Site
Encouraging more meaningful interaction than status updates, social networking site thisMoment allows you to create a timeline of your life—adding photos, videos and feelings in an easily navigable format. We recently had a chance to catch up...
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Dynomighty Magnetic Desk Dots
Highly functional and dead simple, Dynomighty Design's Desk Dots made us instant fans on our recent visit to their Manhattan studio. An indispensable desk-side companion, the powerful ceramic magnets can hold business cards, post pictures, build...
Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling
A breathtaking monograph of prolific designer Marcel Wanders, "Behind the Ceiling" investigates the designer's motivations and inspirations, going beyond a simple catalog of work to lend real insight into what makes him tick. The coffee...
Dynomighty Design: The Mighty Wallet
Dynomighty Design uses High Density Polyethylene threads (Tyvek to us non-chemists) to make their Mighty Wallet a tough and lightweight option. We recently had the opportunity to meet with Terrence Kelleman, the mastermind behind Dynomighty, who demonstrated...
Furni x Bruxe "Chairs" T-Shirt Giveaway
Paying homage to some of their favorite design icons and the summer season, Furni teamed up with soft goods company Bruxe to create a very limited color and pre-release run of Bruxe's "Chairs" tee. Exclusive to Montreal's upper ground...
PSFK Snapshot Brooklyn
PSFK's new "Snapshot Brooklyn," breaks down the massive borough with a book of area highlights. The 60-page guide traverses a range of activities and interests, giving insider tips on the best eats, tunes, arts and otherwise desirable...
INSA x Nike IAM1 Journey Project: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
Street artist INSA's recent buzzed-about work pays tribute to the runner with 35 portraits of feet that he hand painted in East London. Produced by media think-tank Protein and created in collaboration with Nike Sportswear's IAM1 Journey Project...
Anima D'Acciaio Trailer
An exclusive first peek, this trailer for Daniel Leeb's portrait of Italian bike frame-builder Giovanni Pelizzoli, aka "Ciocc," celebrates the renowned artisan and his work. The short film, called "Anima D'Acciaio" (Soul...
NEW YORK CITY
A mash-up of NYC graffiti and the elegantly seductive lines of women's swimsuits, Graffini brings an edgy vibe to beachwear. Available in five different cuts—from a skimpy Brazilian string bikini to a classic one-piece—each sport...
Drawing on the rich sense of history of thrift store objects, Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn founded SignificantObjects.com. The site is a collaborative experiment pairing cheap thrift store/yard sale finds with creative writers who create a unique...
Of the eco-tourist travel boom lately, one of the most effective programs we've encountered is conservationist non-profit Reef Check. Tourists lucky enough to indulge in exotic island vacations have a chance to give back, combine active and activist...
No Mas x Silver Lining Sports Shades
NYC label No Mas knows that nothing says summer like vintage shades, prompting their recent collaboration with Silver Lining Opticians. The two styles, modeled after those worn by baseball star Reggie Jackson and tennis' sex-symbol Bjorn Borg...
NEW YORK CITY
Mixed Greens Tenth Anniversary Exhibition: X
Celebrating a decade of art collective Mixed Greens' efforts in promoting struggling artists, their Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, X, brings together 84 members and alumni for a sensory overload experience. The show draws on a roster of talent...
RetroSpecs & Co. Buffalo Horn Inlay Specs
RetroSpecs & Co.'s Buffalo Horn Inlay collection is another class of shade. The outfit has dedicated themselves to the discovery, research, and restoration of antique lens frames since 1992. In the ensuing 17 years they have established themselves...
Aston Martin x Foster + Partners Double Decker Bus
We were just in London on the bus thinking the classic vehicle needed an update. Good thing premier luxury car producer Aston Martin and prominent architectural firm Foster + Partners recently teamed up to give a new spin on the classic London behemoth...
Off Bowery for Altamont Clothing Line
Alternative clothing promoters Altamont present their first collaboration with Off Bowery Production's infamous A-Ron (aka Aaron Bondaroff, NYC's downtown impresario and personality). A-Ron epitomizes Altamont's "Cut From A Different...
ID Prints extreme-sports action images are cause for any radical aesthete to rejoice. Their purchasable posters are "staccato-quality offset prints," or in other terms, they are crisp and clean. Produced using only first-rate materials and...
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Lulan Artisans 11°/17° Textile Competition
Lulan Artisans 11°/17° Textile Competition is an avenue for aspiring textile artists to publicize their craftsmanship and be discovered. Founded in 2005 by Eve Blossom as a sustainable textile initiative, Lulan produces handmade high-quality...