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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Tuchus Acceptance Last week Vogue caught onto the (not exactly new) butt phenomenon and declared we are currently living in the "official era of the big booty." Yet between all the Photoshopping, implants and photos of Kim Kardashian's enviable...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Disruptive by Design Telling the story of Oakley, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the world's leading eyewear innovators, the newly released "Disruptive by Design" is a brand film of rather impressive proportions. Recapping its...
TECH
CO Everywhere App
At times—even in NYC—it can feel like nothing is happening nearby. To keep you connected CO Everywhere lets users tap into any area, whether you're physically there or not. The easy-to-navigate app lets you zero in on a specific location—be it a...
CULTURE
My Life in The New York Times
As a New York institution and masterful painter, Ross Bleckner is a true artist. His time—much of it, anyway—is spent cut off, alone and hard at work in his studio in Sagaponack, NY. But he has always voraciously read the newspaper to...
DESIGN
Test Drive: CLS Shooting Brake
On a recent trip to Florence with Mercedes-Benz I had a chance to drive their all-new CLS Shooting Brake. A five-door reinterpretation of the classic wagon-coupé, this eclectic design shows just how exciting a station wagon can be. The "SB...
DESIGN
A45 AMG
Announced today and spotted outside Stuttgart, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG marks several new achievements for the performance brand. Following up on the recently launched A-Class, the elegant new compact features all wheel drive, an efficient 2...
STYLE
Collaboration Sunglasses
This season's round of eyewear collaborations has brought some of the brightest yet. Well-crafted frames with distinct fashion sensibilities are coming down the pipeline, along with unexpected but welcomed creative match-ups and revivals of yesteryear...
CULTURE
Midsummer Nights Cyclocross Race 2011
Fighting gravel, dirt, grass, sand, mud and gravity, cyclocross is not for the casual pedal-pusher. The rugged style of bike racing combines criterium (intense short circuits) and cross country. Cyclists navigate multiple laps around a relatively...
CULTURE
Société Perrier
Sparkling water may not be the source that springs to mind when planning your next night out, but Perrier hopes you'll look to them when sorting out where to go and what to do. The just-launched Société Perrier helps keep the discerning global nomad...
FOOD-DRINK
Jones Cola
Jones Soda has become known for creating drinks with natural sweeteners and eclectic flavors. Also known for their unique packaging, the colorful soda company's usual variety includes tastes ranging from Blue Bubblegum and Green Apple to Fufu Berry...
DESIGN
Lexdray Boulder Pack
I recently got my hands on with the new, pocket laden Boulder Pack from Lexdray and after a couple weeks of serious testing I have nothing but good things to say about this modern backpack. Although the pack sports a simple clean aesthetic I was...
CULTURE
Four Seasons in Yosemite
Most days find Los Angeles Times photographer Mark Boster on what he affectionately calls "the crash and burn shift," taking photos of courthouses, accidents and crimes to accompany the news of the sprawling metropolis of Southern California. But...
DESIGN
Osama bin Laden's Compound
Like any media-obsessed normal person, we've been riveted to the coverage surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and especially interested in the descriptions of whereabouts that overnight went from "cave" to "McMansion." Curious...
TECH
Pokitt
For most, comfort and convenience come first when choosing daily accessories. A new solution to Costanza-size wallets, Pokitt is a form-fitting little card holder conceived around the idea of simplicity on-the-go. Constructed entirely of a soft...
STYLE
Khakis for Spring
Whether you're more obsessed with the color (khaki literally translates from Persian as "dusty") or the breeziness of chino fabric, the simple versatility of the tan cotton pant makes it an enduring staple. Like many menswear classics, the utilitarian...
TECH
The Handstand for iPad
Today's saturated iPad accessories market makes it hard to offer up an impressive new addition, but Portland, OR-based entrepreneur Jamie Smith has turned technology on its head with the Handstand. The user-friendly design allows you to hold the...
TECH
Evoque
Yesterday in Paris Range Rover launched the Evoque, a sporty, stylish and more sustainable SUV. Gerry McGovern, Design Director for the brand, used the word "relevant" to describe the primary design goal for the vehicle. The notion of creating a...
TECH
Agenda and Edit
Known the world over for their well-edited books on culture, Phaidon Press recently relaunched their site and with it new sections highlighting current movements in architecture, art, design, food and photography. The publisher organizes the...
DESIGN
Monocle Mediterraneo Newspaper
An antidote to disco-worthy iPads and nerdy eReaders unfit for the beach, Monocle's recently published "Mediterraneo" newspaper, like their magazine, goes against the publishing grain for a glare-free summer read. The 64-page extension of the acclaimed...
CULTURE
McSweeney's Issue 33: The San Francisco Panorama
One of our favorite new-school purveyors of good old-fashioned journalism McSweeney's launched their special edition, 320-page "San Francisco Panorama" this week, making it the latest of the literary journal's quarterly releases...
CULTURE
Hack2Work: Core77's Essential Tips for the Design Professional
The indispensable design blog Core77 just launched an exhaustive help section called Hack2Work: Essential Tips for the Design Professional. Divided into five sections—Clients, Office, Staff, Process and Promotion—each contains dozens of...
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