Paul Smith + Castelli: 2015 Dubai Tour Jerseys
Long before British menswear designer Paul Smith was a driving force in global fashion (and was awarded the "Sir" that now precedes his name), he was a kid from Nottingham who just wanted to race bikes. A nasty crash may have sidelined him from racing...
Officine Mermaid's Custom Ducati Scrambler
Though it opened in 2009, we first stumbled upon Officine Mermaid in 2013 while exploring Milan between appointments during Design Week. Located in the Motoquartiere—an intersection of streets lined with motorcycle part shops, vintage clothing stores...
2015 ACURA TLX
Test Drive: 2015 Acura TLX in Park City, Utah
En route to this year's Sundance Film Festival, we hopped into a 2015 Acura TLX, the brand's latest mid-sized performance sedan, to drive from Salt Lake City to Park City, Utah. Acura has been a premier sponsor of the festival for five years now...
PIET HEIN EEK
Piet Hein Eek’s Tube Series for Leff Amsterdam
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek’s work spans a wide range; since graduating from Eindhoven’s Academy for Industrial Design in 1990, he has designed everything from furniture, desk lamps and eyewear to custom-made interiors and even holiday homes. Eek...
THE THING QUARTERLY
ALBUM COVER ART
LA ART BOOK FAIR
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 25
Since commissioning John Baldessari to create a set of pillowcases, the team at conceptual periodical The Thing Quarterly has been hard at work to send subscribers delightful (and usable) objects dreamt up by creatives—most recently a 12" LP designed...
Filson's Watch Line Now Available
Almost a year ago we got a first look at Filson's ambitious, in-development watch collection. Today, they're not only finalized, but available for pre-sale. Unsurprisingly, the finished products bear many attributes that we've come to love about...
Cafe Racer-Inspired Seals Watches
With its inspiration from battles tanks of the 1940s and cafe racer motorcycles, Seals Watch Company's Model A is a great example of what a micro watch brand can do when blended with a genuine passion for detail. Based in the foothills of the Sierra...
Sandwichbikes + Van Gogh Museum
Though it was first conceived as a curious concept by Dutch design agency Bleijh nearly a decade ago, our initial introduction to the Sandwichbike came in 2013 during Milan Design Week. Shipped flat-packed, the predominately wood frame design is...
Helle of Norway's Utvær Knife
Norway's westernmost islands are marked by a stark beauty that is something of an acquired taste. Weather-beaten rocks stand firm at the intersection of the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea, with seagrasses and moss the only plant life evident. It...
Kitterly Knitting and Crochet Kits
Worth more than $3 billion a year, the knitting and crochet industry is no laughing matter, and you'd be mistaken for thinking it's not high on Silicon Valley's list of things to update. As such, Kitterly is a DIY, tech-focused platform that matches...
Tegu's Future Set: Magnetron Solar Station
Truly meant for children of all ages, Tegu's range of hardwood toys equally encourage imagination and architectural exploration in adults who aren't afraid to sit down and build something fun. Their newly released, first-ever themed line of magnetized...
Mr Kitly + Decor Self-Watering Plant Pots
Melbourne, Australia's Mr Kitly is a store (and architecture studio and gallery) best known as a light-filled haven for all things related to Japan, good design and oddly enough, plants. For five years now the owners have been purveyors of anything...
HYPERLITE MOUNTAIN GEAR
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Shelters
The backpacker's quest for lighter and stronger gear is seemingly endless—and for good reason. When you're a three-day walk into the wilderness, every ounce counts and equipment failure isn't an option. Maine-based Hyperlite Mountain Gear first caught...
Ruutu Vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Iittala
Celebrated designers (and brothers) Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been working side by side since 1999 (when they launched their own eponymous design firm), collaborating with many of the top design manufacturers on projects ranging from small...
Rebecca Atwood's Tidal Textiles
They say that the sound of waves along the shoreline is soothing because it transports the mind back to the womb. Rebecca Atwood brings this meditative quality to the home with her newest fabric collection, launching today, 21 January 2015. Though...
Shuh Lee's Kaleidoscopic World
Shuh Lee creates with the boldness of Keith Haring mixed with the pure whimsy of a kid's collage art project. Using unrefined patterns and a prism of bright pastels, Shuh has developed a multidisciplinary style that should overwhelm; instead, her...
MADE IN ITALY
Interview: David Chipperfield
Sir David Chipperfield is decidedly one of the most globally recognized personalities in architecture and design. His award-winning work has been recognized many times over for its simplicity and clarity of vision, and recently, he was appointed...
Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit
Just because Giant Sequoias are only native to California doesn't mean you can't grow them at home—from seeds. The Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit from Portland, Oregon-based Jason Watkins offers up everything needed to nurture an ornamental iteration...
Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection
Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand's more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their...
MARTIN LUTHER KING
Radical Tea Towels
The Radical Tea Towel Company swiftly ignores the rule about not bringing politics to the dinner table. In fact, their towels do quite the opposite: with a fine selection of towels featuring some of the most revolutionary figures and ideas in Western...
Home London Trade Show Highlights
At the most recent edition of London’s Home trade show, held in the beautiful Victorian Olympia exhibition space earlier this week, a huge number of designers and brands gathered to showcase their latest products to buyers and press. The fair offers...
MADE IN NYC
LONG ISLAND CITY
Studio Visit: Surname Goods
In a world in which IKEA furniture is ubiquitous and lifestyle goods go in and out of style like a choppy tide, a company like Surname Goods is a breath of fresh air. Originally founded in Brooklyn in 2011 by Timothy Skehan and Steve Bukowski, Surname...
ROLL TOP BAGS
Whipping Post's Leather Roll-Top Backpack
Specially designed technical backpacks have their place in everyone's collection. Though not all designs are universal in function—high alpine trekking calls for a bag with particular features that aren't entirely necessary for day hikes or the daily...
OKOLO Concept Car Illustrations
As every World's Fair has shown, the future has always been on the cusp of space age in the minds of architects and designers. Prague's OKOLO art collective recently went back to the future, revisiting some visionary concept designs from decades...