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CH Omakase 2016: Electric Objects
The more time we spend with the Electric Objects EO2 and its companion Art Club app the more impressed we are with it. Including it in our 2016 Omakase was an easy call—the second generation art display was just released and its optional frames...
TECH
Interview: Joey Roth on His Ceramic Towers
Industrial designer Joey Roth has been thinking about his just-released, minimal ceramic towers for some time—even before his subwoofer, he tells us, which was over three years ago. The final execution is a grand, sculptural creation measuring...
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1. Photos of Cuba Through the Lens of Its Youth Days before Fidel Castro died, National Geographic met with 21 young Cuban people (from students to professionals) and talked about what it means to them to be Cuban. The discussion was part of a...
DESIGN
Cybex Priam
Renowned for its sleek lines and handling, the latest German design that has our hearts aflutter, surprisingly, is not a car. It’s the Cybex Priam, an elegant, highly functional stroller and car seat system. The Red Dot design award-winning products...
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Shinola's Jewelry and Watches for Women
Although women have been buying and wearing Shinola's watches for years, not long ago, head designer Daniel Caudill and the Shinola team decided it was time to create thoughtfully designed, high-quality accessories especially for women. “We noticed...
DESIGN
Interview: Volvo VP of Design, Thomas Ingenlath
by Michael Frank After Volvo debuted the V90 earlier this year, its loveliest wagon in ages, it has been announced that it will come (in late 2017 in the US) with a slightly lifted version, the V90 Cross Country. It’s penned by the same hand that...
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Glass French Press
Taking a classic design and adding beautiful contemporary flair, Saint Augustine, FL-based Yield's Glass French Press is made from premium heat-proof borosilicate glass, so it can withstand super-high temperatures. Available in gray, orange or clear...
DESIGN
Ski Uphill With Dynafit
Skiing uphill isn’t new, but has been increasing in popularity over the last few decades, becoming a favorite discipline for many skiers. Ski-mountaineering, which refers to the sport of skinning (skiing uphill with adhesive backed fabric on skis...
STYLE
Interview: David de Rothschild, The Lost Explorer
British eco-explorer David de Rothschild has accomplished some incredible feats: he's sailed 8,000 miles—from San Fransisco to Sydney—on a boat made from 12,500 plastic bottles, motorbiked through mountains in Mongolia, skied across the “white desert...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Digitize Physical Prints With Google's New PhotoScan App With Google's new PhotoScan app, one can digitize their physical photos at home using only the standard smartphone camera. It's not quite up to par with a scanner, but it's a substantial...
TECH
The Madbury Club + Microsoft Surface Experiments
Founded in 2010, Brooklyn's Madbury Club is a self-proclaimed "functionally dysfunctional studio experiment" made up of designers, artists, photographers, videographers, carpenters and makers of all kinds. Essentially, dealing in innovation and creation...
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Interview: Mika and Studio Job
Pop star Mika's visual world is notoriously imaginative and bright, poetic and surreal. Unsurprisingly, his forthcoming TV show, “Stasera CasaMika,” boasts a set that truly embodies this wild, joyful universe. For this, Mika teamed up with Belgian...
DESIGN
Up Homes Customizable Houses
Whether you're imagining a 500-square-foot escape or a four bedroom primary residence, Up Homes offers a solution. These aren't modular homes as you know them. Rather, co-founders Libby Zemaitis and Blake Goble developed a system of—in essence...
DESIGN
Dame Products' New Fin Pleasure Object
Co-founded by Alexandra Fine and Janet Lieberman, Dame Products' mantra is to "make the world a happier place, one vagina at a time." Fine and Lieberman met two years ago, after they both (separately) founded their own sex toy companies based in...
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House of Cards "Femme" Collection
Exploring the concept of femininity, House of Cards designer Ashiya Omundsen has created possibly her most exciting collection to date. The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Omundsen released her "Femme" collection recently, and the diverse, bold...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past...
DESIGN
Object_ify 139 Second Anniversary Day Planner
To celebrate their two year anniversary, NYC design store Object_ify 139 launched a comprehensive pocket-sized daily planner today. With a decidedly a future-retro vibe, the planner boasts rainbow-colored pages and artwork and designs by 53 NYC...
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Saul Bass: 20 Iconic Film Posters
Saul Bass, best known for transforming the way movies begin, was a designer of incredible versatility and imagination. His stunning concepts led him to work with legendary filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Otto Preminger and Alfred Hitchcock. This large...
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RVS Eyewear's Rebirth Collection
Handmade in Japanese and Italian factories, Vidal Erkohen's RVS Eyewear continues to uphold a standard that extends even further beyond high-quality materials and manufacturing. Each design appeals aesthetically, anchored by its ability to be forward...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics
When we visit ceramic artist Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics Echo Park studio, he explains how his obsession with coffee led him to ceramics, then coffee and back to ceramics. The culmination of Kim's passions manifested when he combined the two, most...
DESIGN
Happiest Baby Launches SNOO, a Smart and Safe Crib
Happiest Baby founder Dr. Harvey Karp has stepped beyond his wildly popular parenting books and videos and launched his first product—and it's one that infants and parents will both benefit from. Designed with Yves Béhar, SNOO is a smart crib that...
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