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STYLE
Prize Pins 99¢ and Up
From hand-painted bodega signs to shady magazine shops and 99¢ stores, NYC's endless streets are home to a unique number of visual inspirations. Prize Pins takes note, and offers a subtle way to add to your own personal sense of style with a range...
TRAVEL
Filson Introduces The Black Collection
When in doubt, black is always a solid choice when deciding on a luggage color—it does well with scuffs and stains and will always match your travel outfit. Seeing the value in a subdued ensemble, Seattle's Filson today introduces The Black Collection...
DESIGN
ICFF 2014 Preview: Rich Brilliant Willing
Continuing to impress with innovative forms and creative uses of materials, Rich Brilliant Willing is again introducing new products this year at ICFF during NYCxDesign. In the time since we last caught up with the trio of Brooklyn-based designers...
STYLE
Iron & Resin + Vanson Leathers Mojave Jacket
As spring finally graces the Northern Hemisphere with its presence, activity season is on. With the arrival of the new Iron & Resin collaboration with Vanson Leathers, this season means it's time to bring your bike out of storage. The three-season...
STYLE
Young Hearted Apparel
Even with the influx of new men's basics brands in recent years, there still seems to be a gap in the market for fledging adults not quite ready to settle into life in solid stripes or basic patterns. In an effort to deliver a wealth of creative...
TRAVEL
D'emploi Roll-Top Backpack
When companies sell on the "handmade" platform, few customers imagine the mindless assembly line that is quite often the reality. However, Brooklyn's one-man workshop d'emploi is the real deal. Designer and craftsman Kyle Mosholder makes each piece...
DESIGN
Shinola Runwell Di2
In less than two years, Detroit-based consumer goods manufacturer Shinola has raised the bar in quality and innovation for American-made goods. While the Detroit-based company's watches and retail spaces continue to impress, their bicycle program...
TRAVEL
Alite Designs' Bike to the Beach Bag
Designed to make the transition from weekday workhorse to beach-going carry-all, Alite Designs' aptly named Bike to the Beach Bag can be worn as either a backpack or carried as a heavy duty tote. Building off the original design—created in collaboration...
DESIGN
MatterMade + Roman and Williams
While many brands looking for a new audience during NYC Design Week take the traditional route of exhibiting at one of the many group showcases, contemporary design store and manufacturer Matter chose to do both—showing their newly cataloged in...
DESIGN
Fangblade by Stephan Alexandr
Continuing his curious exploration of alternative uses for animal bones, Portland's Stephan Alexandr recently released his latest artistic creation—the Fangblade. Carved from alligator jawbones, the handy letter-openers still sport vestigial teeth...
FOOD-DRINK
Bucket's Portland Press
Sometimes Portland is just so "Portland"—and we love them for it. The small-batch-everything mentality has given birth to an endless supply of start-ups with interests varying from leather goods to ice cream. The most recent to catch our attention...
FOOD-DRINK
General Manufacturing Langley Churchkey
From a bike-mounted bottle opener to corkscrew upcycled from skateboards, we always appreciate a well-designed beverage opener. The latest to land at our feet is the Langley Churchkey from Brooklyn's General Manufacturing (Gen Mfg Co). Made of 1...
DESIGN
Shinola Bicycles
Launched less than a year ago, Detroit's consumer goods company Shinola is still picking up speed, as well as worldwide recognition. In July 2012 we had the opportunity to visit their expansive HQ in midtown Motor City, where we witnessed first...
DESIGN
Herman Miller Mirra 2
Inspired by the evolution we're currently witnessing within home and office environments, Herman Miller once again teamed up with Berlin-based design firm Studio 7.5 to revisit one of the most innovative and top selling office chair designs of the...
DESIGN
General Manufacturing Wilson Keyring
Recently launched with the mission to produce beautiful, simple objects for everyday use, General Manufacturing Concern is the latest project by former Best Made Co. designer Hunter Criaghill. The Brooklyn-based brand translates the refined design...
CULTURE
Interview: Chris Brown of Refueled Magazine
by Madison Kahn Born and raised in Texas, Chris Brown cultivated his penchant for the publishing world at an early age. At a meager eight-years-old, Brown created an illustrated zine about his neighborhood, and has been working hard ever since to...
STYLE
Interview: Great State Strap Co.
No stranger to carrying a camera in the field, Northwest native Gary Tyler McLeod has spent a good deal of his life in the outdoors. More specifically, he's spent the past decade shooting photographs and producing video content for some of the industry...
STYLE
Faris Jewelry
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest one must find ways to deal with days spent inside due to the dominating rainfall that blankets the region. As a child, Faris Du Graf found herself drawn to design during such times, thanks to her family's furniture...
CULTURE
Red Hook Criterium + Timbuk2 Especial Collection
In 2008 the first renegade race was held by a handful of core individuals on the rough, public streets of Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood. Dubbed the Red Hook Criterium, the unsanctioned bicycle race is open to amateurs and professionals alike...
CULTURE
Mount Your Maker by Stephan Alexander
When we last caught up with Portland-based artist and designer Stephan Alexander, he had just put the finishing touches on a stunning SS11 collection for Sticks & Stones accessories—a label he co-founded in 2009. While time hasn't changed his...
CULTURE
Stone + Cloth
Standing high atop the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro Matthew Clough felt exhilarated and thankful. While testing his own personal limits both physically and mentally, Clough developed a deep admiration for his local porter Benson. "While I was descending...
STYLE
D'emploi Accessories
When we last caught up with Kyle Mosholder, the designer behind the one-man brand D'emploi, he had just rolled out the heavy duty Pilot Duffle. Now, D'emploi introduces a short line of accessibly priced accessories including a leather dog collar...
TRAVEL
Worn & Wound Watch Roll
Ideal for the jet-setting watch collector, NYC-based Worn & Wound's understated watch roll will surely keep your timepieces securely in one place. Measuring just 11" x 11" when laid flat and just under 6" x 3" rolled, the sturdy duck canvas and...
STYLE
Ace Hotel + Crescent Down Works
Having recently been reminded of the harsh, persistent weather in the Pacific Northwest over the holidays it makes perfect sense to see the latest collaboration from Seattle-based outerwear brand Crescent Down Works and Portland's Ace Hotel. The...
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