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DESIGN
Stress-Free Holiday Cards by Artifact Uprising
'Tis that season, when a large number of friends, but really, mostly blood relatives, expect an update on what you've been up to the last year—or two, or three, depending on when you last sent out a holiday card. One option to ease this unfortunate...
TECH
Rhino Rig
As filmmaking becomes more accessible, the need for equally accessible and mobile professional quality equipment is evident. While there are shooting systems available, few seem as comprehensive and innovative as the Rhino Rig, a modular system...
TECH
London Design Festival iPhone App
Like many of the world's art and design fairs, when the London Design Festival began 10 years ago, the biggest challenge was actually navigating the event itself. Always teeming with a surplus of exciting offerings from across the creative disciplines...
DESIGN
Sticky Tiki
Kids are fickle. Keeping them entertained is a never-ending problem for parents. Enter Sticky Tiki, a creative solution in the form of reusable wall decals, originally hand-painted and printed by a crafty couple in Napier, New Zealand. Made from...
DESIGN
Paper Weaving Card Set
Sending someone special a card may seem gracious enough these days, but Present & Correct's latest Paper Weaving Card Set really ups the charm with easy tools for constructing a personalized pattern in addition to undoubtedly endearing messages...
TECH
Sculpted Eers
Custom-fitted to the unique shape of your ear in just four minutes, the Sculpted Eers earbuds from Montreal-based Sonomax deliver dynamic sound in an ultra-comfortable way. The DIY kit comes with easy instructions for achieving a perfect fit for...
DESIGN
Zweed
If there's any upside to the financial crisis, it's the enduring emphasis on craft and artisanal production in the design industry. The "new austerity" has buyers looking to quality—of narrative in the design process, options and manufacture...
DESIGN
What Wood You Say
As if his ambitious ITSOK project—hand-cutting one million wooden ornaments with the slogan "It's OK"—wasn't enough, the aptly-named artist Sighn is putting the creativity in your hands with his new project What Wood You Say. For a limited...
TECH
Etymotics Custom Fit
Compared to their regular earbuds, the experience of listening to music using Etymotic's custom-molded earths is something like the difference between sitting in an amazing sports car and actually driving one. I've had the opportunity to demo an...
TRAVEL
Custom Luxury Tours
From private jets to hot-air balloons and exclusive palace parties, check out a few of the more over-the-top luxurious ways we found to travel below. TCS & Starquest Expeditions Pioneers in exclusive travel, luxury tour company TCS & Starquest Expeditions...
DESIGN
WohnGeist
Created for prominent English architect Norman Foster, WohnGeist's cabinet of woodshop tools is hardwearing and austerely decorative. The wooden handles—rosewood, boxwood, pear, red oak—are finished with natural products, and the cutting...
DESIGN
Engrave Your Book
The same company behind California Roll Stylie"—also contributed his hallmark illustrations (below left) to the mix. These latest additions typify a broad and international scope of work, further proof of Moleskine's worldwide fan base...
TRAVEL
2010 Puma Bikes
With the anticipated launch of www.puma-bikes.com, Puma and Biomega introduce their newest generation of urban bikes. (CH has covered previous models produced in the collaboration.) Distilling the practical components of continental city and folding...
TECH
Little Horn Speakers
While antique in shape, the Little Horn speakers by Chicago-based Specimen Products deliver state-of-the-art sound. A clear nod to early 20th century phonographs, the design is more than aesthetically pleasing. The octagonal contour permits sound...
STYLE
Shortomatic Board Shorts
Made in California, Shortomatic board shorts update the classic surf style with a host of patterns designed by both renowned and emerging artists like these pictured above by Brandi Milne and William Cawley respectively, or for a fully personalized...
TECH
GelaSkins x National Geographic Covers
Perpetually updating their line of removable adhesives for portable devices, GelaSkins adds the National Geographic to their list of intriguing collaborations. (Check out other CH favorites the Boombox series by Lyle Owerko and their recent DIY...
STYLE
Brooklyn Tailors
Crafting each garment by hand in NYC's biggest outer borough, Brooklyn Tailors creates ready-to-wear and bespoke attire for an elegantly relaxed look. Founded by Brenna Boyce and Daniel Lewis of Brooklyn neighborhood Clinton Hill, the duo focus...
DESIGN
Betsy & Iya Jewelery
by Adrienne So Betsy Cross, a Portland-based jewelry designer working under the label Betsy & Iya, creates shamelessly sentimental necklaces and earrings, kept boldly of-the-moment with techniques like upcycling curtain rings and repurposing...
DESIGN
Case Mate "I Make My Case" iPhone Cases
Case Mate's new online design tool I Make My Case enables iPhone users to create custom cases by simply reworking illustrations already designed by renowned graphic artists such as Joshua Davis, Anthony Yankovic, Hannah Stouffer and others...
TECH
Uncommon Cases
Using an on-demand digital printing process Uncommon, which launched today, enables unlimited possibilities for customizing device cases. The process, branded 3D TATTâ„¢ (Thermo-Active Transdermal Technology), is a sublimation technique...
STYLE
Indivijual Eyewear
Redefining the word and the way people view eye glasses, Indivijual custom eyewear allows customers to completely personalize their specs. The consummately crafted frames, comprised of cellulose acetate organic plastic from Italy and German hardware...
TECH
SpaBerry Portable Hot Tub
Built for two, SpaBerry portable hot tub encourages on-the-go fun with its simple construction and easy break-down. Whether its in a living room or al fresco, Spaberry brings a pampered lifestyle to anywhere with water (a garden hose will do) and...
CULTURE
A La Carte Map Guides
by Laura Neilson For globe-trotters looking to creatively plot out a future destination, A La Carte's hand-drawn maps buck the trend of the technology-driven applications in favor of a unique analog map that doubles as a crafty souvenir or an...
DESIGN
Kraus Custom Motorcycles and Choppers
Whether making birthday cakes or a 600-pound motorcycle, working from scratch like Kraus Motor Co. makes it better. Nestled among the towering redwood trees in rain-soaked northern California, this young upstart brings an independent-minded approach...
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