E for Effort Loose Leaf Apparel
College-ruled paper's return as screen-printed t-shirts and totes
by Jacob Resneck
on 29 April 2010
FOOD + DRINK
Lunchables: Ten Lunch Boxes And Accessories
by Tim Yu
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, this week we highlight a few products to help keep you organized and productive as you resume your routine. With a national obesity epidemic and failing economy, now is the time to go healthier and cheaper...
Back to School Essentials
by Karen Day
Easing into new schedules come fall—whether that means juggling classes or just getting back to the grind after some time off—the back-to-school season often inspires contempt when suddenly work hours take the place of poolside hours. To...
Assembly Design's 00 Clock
Juxtaposing measurement and abstraction, a grid wall-clock with reversible hands
by Hans Aschim
Balancing a calculated academic approach with a very tactile studio process, the New York City-based duo Assembly Design (responsible for the imaginative furniture collaboration that debuted at this year's ICFF) is now exploring familiar territory...
Tokyo Art Beat Artist T-Shirts
by Doug Black
Attentive readers might remember Tokyo Art Beat when we covered them way back in 2005. For the uninitiated, TAB is a website covering art events, reviews and creative jobs in the Japanese capital. The free service is run as a nonprofit, but occasionally...
Geometry Lessons T-Shirts
An Australian artist turns conventional shapes into an unconventional tee-shirt line
by Anna Carnick
by Anna Carnick For artist Lincoln Mayne shapes don't get any better than geometric ones, a theory he recently put to the test with his debut t-shirt collection Geometry Lessons. His designs center around three ubiquitous shapes—the circle...
Five LED Task Lights
by Brian Fichtner
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, this week we highlight a few products to help keep you organized and productive as you resume your routine. It's no secret that LED technology is paving the way for a brighter, more energy efficient...
Ten Back To School/Work Bags
by Tim Yu
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, this week we highlight a few products to help keep you organized and productive as you resume your routine. A well-designed bag can protect your valuables, keep you organized and even relieve muscle pain...
Dynomighty Magnetic Desk Dots
by Nathan Suberi
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...
Charles Simonds: Mental Earth, Growths and Smears
Clay sculptor swaps miniatures cities for hanging installations in this new retrospective
by James Thorne
An artist obsessed with clay, Charles Simonds has been molding biological sculptures from the desiccate medium since early childhood. His prolific career received accolades early on for his miniature dwellings, which the artist began installing in...
Tokyo Art Beat T-shirts
by Evan Orensten
Tokyo Art Beat is an essential guide to the Tokyo art and design scene. The site is published in both Japanese and English and is free, making it a must for anyone living in or traveling to Tokyo. They have recently released a series of T-shirts by...
Tools at Schools
The youth of today design a better classroom for tomorrow
by Jacob Resneck
Introducing design to youngsters, a recent collaboration between a uniquely-structured private school and two design firms instills the value of reshaping the everyday objects that surround us. The NYC-based project called Tools at Schools brought...
Studio Visit: Material Lust
The rebellious design duo translates hidden symbols and philosophies into sculptural, unsettling furniture
by Kat Herriman
Located on the invisible line that divides the East Village and Gramercy is the home and studio of Lauren Larson and Christian Swafford, the two young artists behind provocative design firm, Material Lust. Upon entering the loft, visitors are immediately...