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The Possible Project: A Makerspace for Teen Entrepreneurs
In a world where even a college degree seems to be barely enough to start a successful career path of any kind, entry into the workforce now demands a worthy skill set and competitive edge in a global economy. Anticipating this, lifelong entrepreneurs...
STYLE
Tracksmith Marathon Singlets
Running apparel is—at last—making a widespread departure from neon color palettes and graphic design that appears to have been generated by a robot. Leading the pack is Boston-based vintage-styled running apparel-maker Tracksmith. After a successful...
FOOD
Flatbread Company
Flatbread Company in the trendy Davis Square section of Somerville is a great place to get a quality pie and try out some candlepin bowling—a fun variation on the traditional 10-pin. If you've never tried this recreational oddity—found only in New...
FOOD
J.P. Licks
J.P. Licks has served up exceptionally good ice cream, baked goods and coffee for over 30 years. While offering competently made traditional flavors, the shop is known for its more unorthodox concoctions and sense of creativity (with flavors like Oreo...
DESIGN
Interview: Lucy Voller and Molly Martancik
Brought together by a mutual appreciation for design and exploration, Lucy Voller and Molly Martancik met in college and formed an indelible friendship that would soon birth a long distance collaborative they call There-There. With Martancik based...
DESIGN
The Boswash Shareway
Last week in Istanbul a six month long discourse on the future of mobility in our megacities culminated an impressive showing of concepts from five international architecture firms visualizing their home cities in the year 2030. Organized as a competition...
TECH
Virtual Street Corners
In an effort to bridge gaps between two neighborhoods of Boston, digital media artist John Ewing created the public art project Virtual Street Corners. The project, set to unveil June 2010, uses live video feeds between Boston locales Brookline and...
DESIGN
The Liberty Hotel, Boston
Housed in a landmarked former jail overlooking the Charles river near downtown Boston, the Liberty Hotel makes a refreshing alternative for business and leisure travelers alike. The stunning architectural adaptation of the Boston Granite School building...
FOOD-DRINK
Dorado Tacos and Cemitas
The joint effort of a former Californian and a Boston chef, the new taco spot Dorado brings authentically fine-tuned Mexican to Boston's Brookline area. When myself and two other former Californians (credit one of them, photographer-savant James...
DESIGN
Leslie Shershow Jewelry
Boston-area metalsmith and jewelry designer Leslie Shershow finds inspiration in topics as disparate as found objects, stuffed animals, and the exploitation of nature by humans. Despite the wide array of subject matter, her collections share a refined...
CULTURE
Carta, Inc.
I first discovered the delicate hand-bound books of Angela Liguori nearly eight years ago, while working at a design shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she happened to be a resident teacher at Hollander's School of Book and Paper Arts. Now based...
STYLE
Puma x BDGA Spy II Hi
Everyone's favorite dueling spy duo, Spy vs. Spy, are making their way from the pages of Mad Magazine onto a new limited edition sneaker. Inspired by the classic comic, Puma and Boston-based boutique Bodega got together to create a special shoe...
CULTURE
Lumen Eclipse
Giant screens loom over Harvard Square (below), a pedestrian thoroughfare that's an integral part of the Boston metropolitan area, displaying avant-garde works of video art by established and up-and-coming artists from around the world. Updated...
CULTURE
Cut and Paste 2007 World Tour Update
The International Cut and Paste Digital Design Tournament which kicked off on 8 September has been hosting live design events in various U.S. and European cities over the last couple of months with an Asian and Australian leg of the competition still...
CULTURE
Didier Massard
I really don't think I could ever get my fill of good dioramas, and here are some more great ones from French artist Didier Massard. Made without the help of digital manipulation, he conceives his complex images in his imagination and draws...
CULTURE
Elkus Manfredi Neiman Marcus Store
Inspired by a silk dress, the wrapping for a new Neiman Marcus store in Boston undulates and folds around the building. Neiman's philosophy is that every store should look completely different from every other of their stores. In line with...
DESIGN
Cut&Paste Kick-off
The Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament kicks-off tomorrow in Boston at the Roxy, Saturday, 8 September, the first stop of an 11 city international tour (click on flyer for detail). You think you got what it takes? Any onsite audience can participate...
FOOD-DRINK
Plum Produce
Boston's historic South End is now home to an innovative new food shop that blends the traditional New England farm stand and the sleek urban market place. Plum Produce is referred to as "the Clinique of farm stands" by proprietor...
STYLE
Snakeskin Wallabees
Aside from the occasional camo, most Wallabee colorways are subtle deviations from classic. These, made from dyed Python skin, are anything but low-key. Designed by Boston-based Soldier Design in collaboration with Tannery co-owner Tarek Hassan...
CULTURE
Crash Bonsai
Like a cross between a grown-up dollhouse and sculptor Jonathan Schipper's "Car Crash," Boston-based artist John Rooney's Crash Bonsai doses the Zen art of Bonsai with a little violence. Pick up one of Rooney's custom melted...