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PENS
WRITING INSTRUMENTS
STAR WARS
MADE IN USA
LIMITED EDITION
BEZAR
POP-UP
STORMTROOPER
DARTH VADER
C-3PO
Cross Star Wars Limited Edition Pens
Founded a long time ago (in 1846) in a galaxy not so far away, Cross is the United States' oldest manufacturer of fine writing instruments. Yet, even with such a significant history and heritage behind them, the brand is unafraid to be playful...
INNOVATORS
CADILLAC
SPONSORED
TECH
SCIENCE
FASHION
WEARABLE TECH
ART
MUSEUMS
HONOREES
2015 CH25
FOOD
RESTAURANTS
SHOES
INNOVATION
The Inaugural CH25 Draws to a Close
Back in May this year, we joined forces with Cadillac and embarked on a search for emerging talent—individuals who are shaping and informing the future. From designers of super-smart wearable tech to founders whose businesses empower people in developing...
RYAN MCGINNESS
LIMITED EDITIONS
SPECIAL EDITIONS
HENNESSY
ARTIST COLLABORATIONS
COGNAC
Interview: Artist Ryan McGinness on Designing for Hennessy
Despite the fact that he works across multiple artistic mediums, it's very easy to discern the work of NYC-based artist Ryan McGinness. In addition to his iconic symbol-driven body of work, his experimental Instagram and the depths of his oftentimes...
ASKOV FINLAYSON
STORE DESIGN
FLAGSHIP STORES
MINNEAPOLIS
MINNESOTA
Askov Finlayson's New Minneapolis Flagship
There's been an almost unprecedented expansion to Minneapolis men's boutique Askov Finlayson since their 2011 launch. And the latest milestone for a hot-spot sporting the best local, made-in-America and hand-selected global products happens to...
BMW
TEST DRIVES
7-SERIES
SEDANS
DESIGN INNOVATION
Test Drive: BMW's Reinvented 7 Series
The myriad of innovations within BMW's all-new flagship model—the 7-series—is apparent from the moment someone hands you a display key. Yes, display key. The small device features a color touch screen that can be used to answer those ubiquitous nagging...
SOLS
INSOLES
HEALTH
WELLBEING
ORTHOTICS
CH25
2015 CH25
SPONSORED
CADILLAC
HONOREE
INNOVATOR
CH25: Kegan Schouwenburg
Mention “orthotics” and most will hobble away quickly to avoid the Grandma-shoe stigma. But NYC-based start-up SOLS is simplifying the process with a non-invasive digital fitting that results in corrective insoles customized to your needs. The...
STORES
SCANDINAVIA
CONCEPT STORES
CACTI
CACTUS
COPENHAGEN
PLANT STORES
DENMARK
JAEGERSBORGGADE
Kaktus København, Copenhagen
Blink and you'll miss it: in the hustle and bustle of Jægersborggade street, taking up a single block in the riotous-turned-hip Nørrebro district in Copenhagen, is a tiny new space filled with cacti and succulents. Kaktus København (website currently...
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
RICHARD MILLE
EROTICA
TOURBILLONS
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
Richard Mille's RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon
There's something innately personal about a wristwatch. It rests on the body as a reflection of one's aesthetic values and design interests. It's more than an item of utility, it's one of the rare accessories men wear with frequency. Channeling...
FURNITURE
HOME DECOR
CHAIRS
SOFAS
URBAN LIVING
APARTMENTS
STARTUPS
SELF ASSEMBLY
FURNITURE INDUSTRY
PORTABLE
MADE IN USA
ECOMMERCE
Campaign's Portable Furniture
City residents know that the greatest mental toll of moving isn't always packing up your life into cardboard boxes; it's leaving perfectly good furniture behind—either because it's a hassle or too costly to transport, or it won't survive another...
CANDLES
KOREA
3D PRINTING
TCHOTCHKES
SKULLS
BRAINS
RABBITS
DEER
ANIMALS
KITSCH
Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks
We've seen our fair share of handmade scented candles and thoughtful containers, but it's the ones hiding a devious personality underneath that really go the extra mile. PyroPet's cat and bird forms (which reveal a metallic skeleton inside) are a favorite...
BAGS
BACKPACKS
KICKSTARTER
LOS ANGELES
CHARITY
EDUCATION
MADE IN USA
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
SOCIAL BUSINESSES
TOTE BAGS
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Stone & Cloth's Summit Collection
Inspired by vintage mountaineering and travel bags with the modern day customer in mind, Stone & Cloth has re-imagined their their line of bags for their new Summit Collection—which launches on Kickstarter today. Now—in addition to the backpacks...
CADILLAC
HONOREE
INNOVATOR
SPONSORED
CH25
2015 CH25
CH25: Lulu Mickelson
Lulu Mickelson began charting her course in community organizing early on, when riding her chartreuse beachcomber to school in Santa Monica, California. Surrounded by the clogged freeways outside of LA, she noticed the bike racks at her large public...
OBJECKT CREATIVE
MOBILE SHOP
SKINCARE
FORM MATTER
RETAIL DESIGN
NATURAL SKINCARE
POP UP
Objeckt Creative's FORM + MATTER Mobile Skincare Lab
There's a beautiful piece of design work housed within Californian skincare brand FORM + MATTER's partner stores: SocialStudies. It's a mobile testing laboratory—designed to engage customers, and envisioned by their Berkeley-based parent-company...
WHISKY
WHISKEY
WHISKY GLASS
MELBOURNE
GLASSWARE
TUMBLERS
SNIFTERS
HOME DECOR
DINNERWARE
Denver and Liely Whisky Glass
There is an art to the consumption of alcohol and, for centuries, glass-blowers and designers have attempted to create the perfect drinking vessel. Melbourne-based Denver & Liely's new whisky glass unites the two most respected forms of bourbon...
CARS
AUTO
AUTOMOBILES
DRIVING
INFINITI
PEBBLE BEACH
TECH
YOUTUBE
VIRTUAL REALITY
SPONSORED
ADVERTORIAL
Infiniti's Breathtaking 'Dream Road' 360 Video
Traveling from Norway to the Italian Alps, then to Morocco and back again, "Dream Road" (which debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance) is a breathtaking virtual reality ride in the Infiniti Q60 Concept car. Covering close to 3,500 miles...
PERFORMANCE APPAREL
APPAREL
DESIGN
CYCLING
BIKES
BIKE SAFETY
NIGHTTIME
SAFETY GEAR
WATERPROOF
REFLECTIVE
BIKE JACKETS
OUTERWEAR
Sugoi's Waterproof and Reflective Zap Fabric
Like so many successful companies, SUGOI was born from necessity. The brand was founded by David Hollands and Carol Prantner—Hollands was an endurance athlete trying to find better bike shorts, while Prantner worked in the fashion industry. Hollands...
BAGS
TRAVEL
BACKPACKS
ORGANIC COTTON
ECO-FRIENDLY
SUSTAINABILITY
TOTE BAGS
UNISEX
QWSTION's Bags for the Urban Traveler
Founded in 2008 in Zurich, QWSTION was the brainchild of five guys with varied international backgrounds—Swiss, Dutch, Austrian, American and French—which explained why they were traveling so much. "The reason for starting the company was the fact...
CANOES
OUTDOORS
DESIGN
LIMITED EDITION
COLLABORATIONS
abitibi & co and Norquay Limited Edition Canoes
by Mike Giles Two Canadian brands—abitibi & co and Norquay—brought together via a common love of canoeing have embarked on a three-year partnership to change the face of canoe craftsmanship. Building on a 53-year-old heritage, abitibi...
DESIGN
HAY
DANISH DESIGN
MOMA
NYC
HAY MINI MARKET
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
HOMEWARES
HOME DECOR
TCHOTCHKES
AFFORDABLE
POP-UP STORES
HAY Mini Market Makes its US Debut
Design fair regulars are well-acquainted with HAY, which was founded in 2002 to provide quality, contemporary furniture at a democratic price point. Since then, the Danish design company has branched out into smaller products and accessories, collaborating...
DESIGN
CARS
AUTO
TEST DRIVE
AUTOMOBILES
DRIVES
AUDI
2016 AUDI TT
AUDITT
Test Drive: 2016 Audi TT
by Sue Mead Recently, on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, we were lucky enough to test drive Audi's latest iteration of their miniature masterpiece. The 2016 Audi TT redesign goes beyond form and has been endowed with significant updates in technology...
NEW AGE
FURNITURE
GEOMETRIC
CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE DESIGN
WOODWORKING
CHAIRS
Only Love is Real
Each piece of furniture in Only Love is Real's debut collection stirs something from within. Whether it's the striking juxtaposition of geometric shapes in The Professor Chair, the inverted pyramid-like table holding black rose marble up to the sky...
GRAPHIC DESIGN
MADE FASHION WEEK
FONTS
NSFW
DESIGN
Melding Swiss and American Graphic Design with Piera Wolf
While Piera Wolf might not be a household name, many in the fashion, design and art worlds are familiar with work by the talented graphic designer. And, if you're planning a trip to Washington, DC's Smithsonian National Museum of African American...
SEATTLE
GEORGETOWN
JET CITY
WINERIES
URBAN WINERIES
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WINES
Inside Seattle's Jet City Winery
In 2014, Charles Smith won Wine Enthusiast's global winemaker of the year. It was an accolade he thinks fondly on (with more than a note of surprise), but it was telling of the years worth of work invested in his Washington state wines. His latest...
FURNITURE
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
CZECH
BAROQUE PAINTINGS
HOME DECOR
PAINTING
EMERGING DESIGNERS
NARKi Furniture
Wooden and steel furniture with baroque­-inspired paintings upon their surface is the latest project by Prague's UMPRUM product design graduate Roman Kvita and Academy of Fine Arts painting student Dominik Běhal. The two friends fused their different...
STORY
DONALD ROBERTSON
CONCEPT SHOPS
COLLABORATIONS
CHELSEA
NYC
ART
ARTISTS
THIS IS STORY
DRAWBERTSON
RETAIL
FASHION WEEK
Donald "Drawbertson" Robertson's STORY
For its 26th concept incarnation, NYC experiential retail store, STORY, offers a new sort of editorial installation. Founder Rachel Shechtman partnered with acclaimed artist and Instagram sensation Donald Robertson (perhaps best known as Drawbertson...
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