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SOLS
In an age of technology during which eye vision can be corrected in 10 minutes, prosthetic limbs are breaking ground in sensory feedback and computers can be controlled by brains, we're surprisingly lacking in the orthotics department—an area that...
STYLE
Bamford Watch Department's Limited Edition Rolex Sky-Dweller
Generally held on a horological pedestal, Rolex is often associated with being the best of the best. But what happens when your Roley just isn't unique enough and you're not ready to experiment with an MB&F? You turn to Bamford Watch Department...
DESIGN
Charge Custom Saddles
After dropping Stateside just over a year ago, the UK's Charge Bikes has continued to impress with a full range of titanium mountain bikes, urban commuters and freestyle fixed gears, not to mention a comprehensive range of components. Today, Charge...
STYLE
Custom Silk Corner
Hermès, already known for their timeless silk scarves, launched their new Custom Silk Corner today, making the iconic accessory even more of an heirloom. Perfect for Mother's Day or to commemorate any special event, the service allows customers...
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Big Ass Picture
A follow-up to Björn Johansson's web-based "shout-out" generator, Big Ass Message, his latest work-distracting website, aptly titled Big Ass Picture, launched today. The Internet destination adds to the original text-customizer with the option...
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Wagner Skis
In a former gas station, now powered entirely by wind and sun, Pete Wagner and his team create custom skis one pair at a time. Located just outside Telluride, CO, Wagner has been quietly carving out a name for themselves among enthusiasts and professionals...
DESIGN
Rapha Bicycle Collection
As purveyors of some of today's top cycling gear and accessories, it's completely logical that Rapha would foray into the world of bike building. What makes the move interesting is how they chose to do it. Like all their products, diehard cyclists...
DESIGN
Aaron Hobson Holiday Cards
An exhausted, pajama-clad shopper sprawled on a snow-covered lake may seem like an exaggeration, but it's arguably not far off on the lengths many go to during the holiday frenzy that seems to begin a bit earlier each year. This card, along with...
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Evolving Image
When Annemarie Flynn and Andrea Patterson of Evolving Image stopped in on a friend's recommendation to show us their portfolio of detailed murals and wall treatments, they saw the dismal white walls of the small bathroom in the Cool Hunting office...
DESIGN
Sleeper Projects Drum Kit
Sleeper Projects' full-size nesting drum kit's beautifully understated design features minimal hardware and maple shells with a handsomely subtle finish. Filled with clothes and belongings, the kit weighs under 50 pounds—enough to avoid extra...
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Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
While there's no denying the sheer eye-candy appeal of the 21 bikes currently on display at NYC's Museum of Art and Design, the show goes beyond the glossy frames, contoured leather seats, and clever accessories, delving into the intensive craftsmanship...
STYLE
Alexander West Shirts
A former banker, Alexander West is no stranger to the button-down shirt. After finding a lack of smartly designed, nicely tailored shirts on the market he took it upon himself to create them. While he's not doing shirts for women (yet), West took...
STYLE
Eunsuk Hur Fabrics
by Adrienne So Laser cutting, acid printing and etching fabric, Eunsuk Hur's ethereal, multi-layered creations are already making a name for themselves in fashion and interior design. Moving abroad from South Korea to London to further her studies...
CULTURE
Creston Electric Instruments
by Noah Armstrong A one-man operation in Burlington, VT, Creston Electric Instruments builds fairly traditional electric guitars, generally styled in the Fender tradition, but custom-designed according to each customer's expectations. Owner Creston...
STYLE
ExIT Shoes
by Adrienne So Jeff Mandel owns a one-man shoe shop in Portland, OR called ExIT Shoes. After learning his craft in the Netherlands, he set up shop where he emphasizes the importance of making shoes that fit feet, with the best materials possible...
DESIGN
Tracy Glover's Mouth-Blown Glass
by Tisha Leung Tracy Glover's mouth-blown glass works illuminate vivid swirling patterns evocative of Pucci patterns. Working out of an old textile mill in Cranston, Rhode Island, Glover follows typical Venetian glassblowing techniques first learned...
FOOD-DRINK
Diesel Farm Wine and Olive Oil
Branching out from denim and distressed fashion and looking to a different part of their Italian heritage, Diesel recently started to produce their own wine and olive oil under the Diesel Farm label. Diesel's premium offerings include a '99...
DESIGN
Peace Frog x Indian Motorbike
Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycles is traditionally known for producing big, loud bikes, but Bike Exif put us on to this skinnier model. A customized Indian, we love this bike for what it's not. Stripped off all superfluous parts we're drawn...
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Carbon Motors All-Custom Police Car
An ambitious start-up, Carbon Motors seeks to create the world's first purpose-built cop car, a refreshing change to the beefed-up Ford Crown Victoria or Chevy Impala used by most police departments in the United States. Designed by law enforcement...
DESIGN
Six Handbuilt Bikes
Thanks to the ever-rising global trend, we're seeing more and more custom-made, one-off or otherwise tricked-out bikes. For those who want a bike with a unique story behind it, we rounded up a few covetable rides. Renovo Wooden Bikes Smooth and...
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Free Bird Boots
Free Bird is a handmade line of customized military boots applying recycling to fashion in a new way. Created by young New York-based designer, Stacey Howard, the boots were originally collected from military bases in the South. As Howard says...
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Tentar La Suerte Fully Custom Bike
At Brakeless Bike shop in Montreal, the best way to build a bike is from the ground up. Sylvester, founder of Brakeless and all about taking chances, created his latest personal bike, "Tentar La Suerte." Loosely translated as "tempting...
DESIGN
Modern Living Supplies
Nestled in the bottom pocket of New York's Lower East Side, Modern Living Supplies is a gallery-inspired furniture shop mixing vintage classics and modern designs. Owner and resident furniture designer Mark Naylon is now offering his collection...
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Spoke POV Kit: Custom Bike Wheel Lights
While the Pac-Man themed version of this mobile LED light show is pretty genius, the programmable kit allows for any number of other clever combos or other bitmapped images for animated self-expression on wheels. Adding safety to boot, the DIY project...
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