WORLDS SMALLEST BARS
THREE MARTINI LUNCH
The World's Smallest Martini Bar
This past week we took time to learn about the three martini lunch in the world's smallest martini bar. Named Boulangerie François, the former French bread delivery van features two small stools and a functional bar tucked into the back. Owned...
Wall-Mounted Record Holder
Rockport, Maine-based furniture designer Jeremy Porter received a special request from a friend: a beautiful way to display a single record, as other options in the market were mostly plastic, steel and oftentimes ugly. Using his favored material...
LYNK AND CO
GLOBAL CAR BRAND LAUNCH
GEELY AUTO GROUP
Debuting Lynk & Co's Tech-Laden Compact SUV: The 01
Automobiles were only invented 130 years ago, taking over for the horse for personal travel. In the last 100 years, according to Alain Visser the Senior Vice President of Lynk & Co (and former Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales for Geely...
BARON VON FANCY
MOO + Baron Von Fancy Business Cards
Printing and office stationery company MOO understands the importance of a good first impression; they make business cards, postcards, flyers and more for companies who want to grab attention. It makes perfect sense then, that they've joined forces...
DENVER AND LIELY
Denver + Liely's Perfect Gin Glass
There's no denying we are in the midst of a global gin renaissance (despite the hilarious claims that gin drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths). With that in mind, Australian design duo Denver + Liely—who previously turned their talents...
Happiest Baby Launches SNOO, a Smart and Safe Crib
Happiest Baby founder Dr. Harvey Karp has stepped beyond his wildly popular parenting books and videos and launched his first product—and it's one that infants and parents will both benefit from. Designed with Yves Béhar, SNOO is a smart crib that...
Caran d'Ache + MB&F's Astrograph Limited Edition Writing Instrument
Made by creative lab and horological machine-makers MB&F and manufacturers of fine pens, Caran d'Ache (founded in 1915), the new limited edition Astrograph is a striking instrument that's much more than just a pen. The two Geneva-based brands are...
Interview: Storq Founder Courtney Klein
by Ami Kealoha Don’t make useless crap. With this simple design philosophy, Storq completely reimagined maternity clothes with the launch of their line in 2014. The San Francisco-based brand started with basics, like a black triangle bra in...
Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel
You don't have to be a full-blown sneaker-freak to carry Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel, but if you are, this bag could change your life—or at least your weekends away. The carry-on size bag fits three pairs of sneakers in the inner section...
Tucker Viemeister's Log Type E Chair
With a balance of timeless inspiration, new technology and traditional material, industrial designer Tucker Viemeister created the Type E chair. Viemeister took the physical impression of the classic Eames plastic mid-century chair and embedded...
MADE IN USA
Fender’s ModShop Offers a Custom Experience with Digital Ease
Musicians tend to develop special relationships with their instruments. Though some rockers famously trash their gear after shows, many cherish particular pieces of equipment for decades. Eric Clapton once wept after selling one of his prized six-strings...
Test Drive: 2017 Honda Ridgeline
by Justin Kaehler Honda is looking to shake up the truck market—again. The company has just introduced its second-generation Ridgeline mid-size pick-up truck—delivering what the brand believes is the ideal blend of real-truck capability with real...
PARIS FASHION WEEK
Process and Material Innovation at Paris Fashion Week SS17
One may be quick to assume the inherent theatricality offered by Paris Fashion Week pertains to the exquisite venues. To a certain degree, this is true. But a far greater power stems from the fearless, exploratory nature of the designers showcasing...
MADE IN USA
VIVO Walls' Plant Holders
Philadelphia-based videographer/photographer Rocco Avallone often has his lens focused on musicians. His documentary collective Out of Town Films has traveled the world to capture live sets, often in intimate spaces, from indie bands. When away...
Moutain Biking Gear for Women, Buttermilk Apparel
The need for better women-specific mountain biking clothing has long been evident, since the "shrink and pink" concept doesn’t cut it with lady shredders. Although there are more and more options appearing daily, these tend to be polarized with...
PARLEY FOR THE OCEANS
PARLEY AIR STRATEGY
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...
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
PARIS AUTO WEEK
PARIS MOTOR SHOW
Interview: Gerry McGovern on Modernizing a Brutalist Design
By Michael Frank When you start a conversation with Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover, you never quite know where it’s going to end up. The occasion was the Paris Motor Show, where Land Rover has just debuted...
Triarrows' New Affordable Mechanical Watches
After two highly successful Kickstarter campaigns raising over $100K together, affordable watch brand TRIARROWS has returned with another well-made timepiece that defies traditional wristwatch pricing. Their new automatic watch, known as The Mechanical...
MADE FOR GERMANY
The First Futurecraft Shoe from adidas' Speedfactory
Not only is adidas making a push toward decentralizing their manufacturing—a move that will make truly local products in record (robotically-powered) time—they've also unveiled the first-ever shoe from their flagship Speedfactory concept production...
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2016
Studio Visit: Reiko Kaneko
At the softly sun-bathed studio of ceramics designer Reiko Kaneko, working with glaze is one big experiment. Occasionally, her steady process of trial and error includes herself, such as the first time she worked with a toxic raw lacquer and accidentally...
Take a Closer Look at These Instagrammers
We all spend hours trawling though Instagram and—between the memes and celebrity style feeds—there are some incredibly inspiring, creative and thoughtful people who are making the platform better. We're taking the opportunity to shine a little spotlight...
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2016
BROMPTON DESIGN DISTRICT
CZECH CENTRES LONDON
London Design Festival 2016: "Breathless" at Brompton Design District
With a theme of transformation guiding all the works within the Brompton Design District at this year's London Design Festival, the Czech Centre London set to construct an application of this theme upon our understanding of glassblowing. The resulting...
Nocs Atelier's Unisex Seconds GMT Timepieces
For all the thoroughly impressive (and complex) complications out there in the watch world, sometimes all one needs is an additional hour hand and a second set of indicators. For frequent travelers, a new timepiece from Stockholm's Nocs Atelier...
ASTON MARTIN DB11
Test Drive: 2017 Aston Martin DB11
by Matthew Askari On the narrow Tuscan roads, it’s the width of the new Aston Martin DB11 that is especially noticeable, though planting your foot on the accelerator, the brawny 5.2-liter V12 makes a convincing plea of its own. The DB11 (which is...
MADE IN NY
MADE IN USA
DESIGNERS AND AGENTS
NYC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Designers + Agents: Made in NY Collective
Another New York Fashion Week has come to an end. And yet, a different platform for clothing and accessories is about to open its doors—perhaps more quietly, but with a considerably concise vision. The Designers + Agents: Made in NY Collective...