Renowned for its sleek lines and handling, the latest German design that has our hearts aflutter, surprisingly, is not a car. It’s the Cybex Priam, an elegant, highly functional stroller and car seat system. The Red Dot design award-winning products...
Interview: Volvo VP of Design, Thomas Ingenlath
by Michael Frank After Volvo debuted the V90 earlier this year, its loveliest wagon in ages, it has been announced that it will come (in late 2017 in the US) with a slightly lifted version, the V90 Cross Country. It’s penned by the same hand that...
LIVE THEM AWARDS
Take Your Talents Further
It’s tempting to define someone by a single detail—a job, hobby or hometown. Yet we all know there’s more to us than any one label. Successfully cultivating our full potential as diverse individuals requires two critical elements: motivation and resources...
Ski Uphill With Dynafit
Skiing uphill isn’t new, but has been increasing in popularity over the last few decades, becoming a favorite discipline for many skiers. Ski-mountaineering, which refers to the sport of skinning (skiing uphill with adhesive backed fabric on skis...
72 AND SUNNY
Amsterdam's Raynsie High Performance Rain Gear
Amsterdam is known for many things, but cyclists and rain (with a whopping 250 rainy days a year) can be found pretty high up on the notable list. Aware of the latter, and wanting to give back to the city, Amsterdam-based creative agency 72 and Sunny...
Ghostly + Brandnewnoise's Phone-Home Xylophone
Ghostly and Brandnewnoise have teamed up once again and (just like their previous collaborations) the delightful new product appeals to children, beginners and seasoned musicians alike. The eight-key handheld Phone-Home Xylophone (released today...
Kvadrat + Raf Simons Textiles at Avenue Road
It's almost too easy to fall in love with the work of fashion designer Raf Simons. From his otherworldly couture looks for Dior to vibrant adidas sneaker collaborations, the Belgian visionary often presents a bright vision for the future of clothing...
Rick Powell Pens
by Paul Armstrong Rick Powell can’t seem to stop dropping, crushing or misplacing writing instruments as he designs bespoke furniture pieces in his London living room. Instead of simply accepting his fate, Powell took it upon himself to design...
Interview: Nissan’s Executive Design Director, Satoru Tai
By Michael Frank A few years ago one of Nissan’s more outspoken designers penned an homage of sorts to the Datsun 510 sports sedan, the IDX. This was shown to the public at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, but it had actually been in the works for a while...
Jaguar I-PACE Electric Performance SUV Concept
Jaguar, never shy about launching its vehicles, debuted the I-PACE, their first electric model, in an elaborate live VR and video experience with 66 people participating in LA and London. The production version of the performance SUV concept will be...
Interview: Mika and Studio Job
Pop star Mika's visual world is notoriously imaginative and bright, poetic and surreal. Unsurprisingly, his forthcoming TV show, “Stasera CasaMika,” boasts a set that truly embodies this wild, joyful universe. For this, Mika teamed up with Belgian...
Sword & Plough's Adventure-Friendly, Rugged Duffle Bag
While there's no shortage of military-inspired apparel and accessories available, not many brands are owned by people with real-life army experience. Denver, CO-based Sword & Plough, however, was co-founded by sisters Betsy Núñez and US Army Captain...
Jeremy Scott + Google Pixel Live Cases
For all the acclaim circulating around Google's Pixel smartphone—from its camera technology to the substantial benefits it offers to anyone who uses any and every other Google service—only a small portion has been dedicated toward their Live Case...
Up Homes Customizable Houses
Whether you're imagining a 500-square-foot escape or a four bedroom primary residence, Up Homes offers a solution. These aren't modular homes as you know them. Rather, co-founders Libby Zemaitis and Blake Goble developed a system of—in essence...
Personalizing the Workspace with Perch
Our workspaces are, oftentimes, the least beautiful spaces in our lives—it's easier to run to a gigantic chain store (and actually meet the project deadline) than consciously setting up a desk that will bring tiny vibrations of joy every time we...
PLAN B WATCHES
Plan B Vintage-Inspired Watches
As we've noted time and again, there's no short supply of emerging watchmakers taking to Kickstarter to launch their debut products. Many of these brands cite throwback influences and strong materials. Rarely, however, are they as interesting as...
PARLAY FOR THE OCEANS
adidas + Parley for the Ocean Hits the Market
As with most devout sneaker consumers who also care about sustainable materials, we've been paying close attention to advancements in the adidas partnership with Parley for the Oceans—the environmental organization upcycling collected ocean plastic...
LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY
Test Drive: 2017 Lincoln Continental
We’ve had the opportunity of being among the first to follow the new Continental’s journey—from its concept reveal to a design studio visit and its official début at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. We were likewise among the first to get behind...
Thousand's 1970s-Style Gloves
When Thousand founder Gloria Hwang lived in Austin, she would frequent the FrankenBike swap-meet to find parts for the vintage bikes she was building. There she met a guy that the cycling enthusiasts fondly called "new old stock guy," who sold...
Dame Products' New Fin Pleasure Object
Co-founded by Alexandra Fine and Janet Lieberman, Dame Products' mantra is to "make the world a happier place, one vagina at a time." Fine and Lieberman met two years ago, after they both (separately) founded their own sex toy companies based in...
DIRECT TO CONSUMER
Hubble's Inexpensive Contact Lenses
Anyone who's worn contact lenses knows: there isn't much choice out there—in terms of brands and, importantly, price. There's finally some form of rebellion in the industry, thanks to NYC-based start-up Hubble, which is merging the ordering and...
Nomos Glashütte's Berlin Design Agency, Berlinerblau
In Kreuzberger, Berlin—set high above the banks of the Landwehr Canal—German luxury watch brand Nomos Glashütte maintains their in-house design agency: Berlinerblau. The long, open-concept office extends from one side of the building to the other...
Object_ify 139 Second Anniversary Day Planner
To celebrate their two year anniversary, NYC design store Object_ify 139 launched a comprehensive pocket-sized daily planner today. With a decidedly a future-retro vibe, the planner boasts rainbow-colored pages and artwork and designs by 53 NYC...
THE THING QUARTERLY
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 31, Ken Kagami
In yet another delightful iteration of The Thing Quarterly, "Issue 31" is both playful and handy. This "issue" happens to be a "Sexy Bath Towel" by Tokyo-based artist Ken Kagami. A zine accompanies the towel, written by Kagami but featuring an...
Dankland's Green Party T-Shirt
America, for all its pros and cons, is constantly evolving. We have an astoundingly long list of scientists and innovators who've helped keep the nation―and the human race―moving forward. A strength that’s harder to quantify but visible in history...