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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Apple's Autonomous Car Prepares for Testing Many have speculated that Apple has been working on its own autonomous car, dubbed Project Titan, and new information gathered by The Guardian shows that it may hit production sooner than expected...
DESIGN
Sugoi's Waterproof and Reflective Zap Fabric
Like so many successful companies, SUGOI was born from necessity. The brand was founded by David Hollands and Carol Prantner—Hollands was an endurance athlete trying to find better bike shorts, while Prantner worked in the fashion industry. Hollands...
DESIGN
abitibi & co and Norquay Limited Edition Canoes
by Mike Giles Two Canadian brands—abitibi & co and Norquay—brought together via a common love of canoeing have embarked on a three-year partnership to change the face of canoe craftsmanship. Building on a 53-year-old heritage, abitibi...
DESIGN
HAY Mini Market Makes its US Debut
Design fair regulars are well-acquainted with HAY, which was founded in 2002 to provide quality, contemporary furniture at a democratic price point. Since then, the Danish design company has branched out into smaller products and accessories, collaborating...
TRAVEL
SOL Water-Purifying Bag
Fort Jones, California-based Tortoise Gear aims to make products so users can thrive in practically any environment. The brand's SOL Water Bag (which is currently crowdsourcing on Kickstarter) is a compact, solar-powered water-purifying bag for...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2016 Audi TT
by Sue Mead Recently, on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, we were lucky enough to test drive Audi's latest iteration of their miniature masterpiece. The 2016 Audi TT redesign goes beyond form and has been endowed with significant updates in technology...
DESIGN
Melding Swiss and American Graphic Design with Piera Wolf
While Piera Wolf might not be a household name, many in the fashion, design and art worlds are familiar with work by the talented graphic designer. And, if you're planning a trip to Washington, DC's Smithsonian National Museum of African American...
TECH
Distributing Natural Light with Lucy
Norway might be using giant mirrors to bring sunlight into a town sandwiched by mountains, but how can urban apartment owners in dungeon-like situations harness that kind of heliostat technology? Lucy, from San Diego-based Italian start-up...
CULTURE
Mariana Fernandes for Dear DTLA at Ace, Los Angeles
When LA-based artist Brian Roettinger was tasked to create a billboard design at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the result sent a bold message. His “NEVER ODD NOR EVEN” design, with a white angled font on a bright red background, hung powerful...
DESIGN
Primitivo NÓMADA Collection
Hailing from Santiago, Chile, industrial designer Abel Cárcamo blends contemporary aesthetics with traditional materials, resulting in timeless tables, vases, lamps and even clothing. His latest project, the NÓMADA Collection, was made in collaboration...
DESIGN
Xtracycle's Edgerunner 24D Cargo Bike
Much love and thought are going into the redesign of cargo bikes, such as Porterlight's new customizable option, to make them less intimidating and more enticing for regular personal use. Oakland, California-based Xtracycle offers the Edgerunner...
FOOD_DRINK
Üllo Wine Purifier
Üllo, a Chicago-based start-up, focuses on restoring wine to its natural state—something they believe enhances any wine experience and ultimately makes wine safer to drink. A team of three individuals (a chemist, a wine expert and a chemical engineer...
TECH
Oswalds Mill Audio
A beautifully restored mill house, hidden in the Dutch country of Pennsylvania, sits on a quiet creek. There are no massive stone wheels turning within, only vinyl records being broadcast on some of the highest quality stereo systems available...
DESIGN
Test Ride: Niner Bikes' RIP 9 Carbon
by Nick Jaynes Since its inception, mountain bike-makers Niner has been the brand to which many experts and enthusiasts gravitate. That’s because the brand's creations are tech-savvy and loaded with attention to detail. Though a little intimidated...
STYLE
CH25: Sabine Seymour
Imagine your everyday clothes had built-in human sensors that monitored vital signs and activity levels, played your favorite song and kept you connected. Dr Sabine Seymour, Director of Parsons’ Fashionable Technology Lab and Chair at Computational...
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