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Test Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler
Originally introduced in 1962 exclusively in the United States, the Ducati Scrambler was a 250cc single-cylindar thumper on par with much of the enduro-style bikes coming out of Japan at the time. In 1968, its stateside popularity led to the launch...
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Perfetto Pencils
Everything about esteemed graphic designer Louise Fili's Perfetto Pencil set is perfectly retro. Harkening the graphic exuberance of vintage Italian packaging design, the bunch includes 12 double-sided, two-color pencils in red and black.
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Bata Tennis Shoe
Generations of Indian school kids have had the shoes comprising their traditional phys-ed uniform co-opted for street style. The Bata Tennis is a classic, 100% cotton kick with green pinstripes around a thick sole with simple white laces.
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Cruiser Tea Cart
Functional, beautiful and understated, Ilan Dei Venice's tea cart—with its powder-coated aluminum frame and corian wheels (with Buna-N tred)—rolls anywhere one might need cocktails. And the four colorways—ice, marigold, mint and pacific—are perfect...
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Pontos S Diver
With a retro design, Maurice Lacroix's Pontos S Diver offers supreme water resistance by way of a helium valve, and additional functionality with Superluminova numbering and hands. The watch's style is defined by stainless steel and leather, and the...
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Interview: Peter Hames of Falcon Enamelware
by Richard Prime As with almost any design segment or discipline, the classics never go out of style. Be it a line of design thinking like Bauhaus, the never-ending resurgence and reinvention of pastel tones in fashion and interiors or, in some...
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Teenage T-shirts
by Tara Fraser Conceived as a remedy for the universally known feeling of having nothing to wear— especially for those with a slightly more humorous sartorial taste—the recently launched T-shirt label Teenage is the brainchild of comedian Blake...
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Point of View from RVS by V
Spring is here (in the Northern Hemisphere) and summer is just around the corner, which means one thing: time to step up your sunglasses game. If you want to leave the Wayfarer crowd in the dust, the new Point of View (POV) line from RVS by V is...
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Chromjuwelen Motor Öl
Created specifically to cater to classic cars that experience long periods of down time between runs, Chromjewelen Motor Öl is the byproduct of a collaboration between the motor culture magazine of the same name and German auto additive specialists...
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Adelanto Backpack
Perfect for a summer weekend away, the newly released Adelanto Backpack from Vans' California Collection channels a well-loved vintage aesthetic that seems at home on the road. As a nice change of pace to the tech-driven bags we often encounter...
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Self Aware App

 In a new app from Dingle LLC, the iOS gets overtaken by a rogue program by the name of STU. The Security enhanced Turing-complete Universal program (STU) has turned from beneficent security program to hostile AI unit bent on controlling your phone...
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Cap-Sac Visors
When we first discovered Cap-sac, our dork sides fell in love with their fanny pack hats decked out in retro neon hues. Since then, the company has branched out into hats for kids and actual fanny packs. Looking ahead to summer 2012, the company...
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POP
If you've ever wondered what it's like to shoot down bomber planes, race a Ferrari in a Volvo or fly a space ship while on acid, POP might offer the insight you need. The mind-bending experimental video game consists of what it calls "a series...
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LomoKino
Taking the next great leap in their photographic evolution, Lomography has launched their first-ever movie camera. The LomoKino, which dropped today, is a compact, crank-powered movie-making machine that maintains the aesthetic and quality expected...
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TDK Boombox
With a clear nod to the iconic ghetto-blasters of the 80's The TDK boomboxes are an awesome reinvention of the classic portable device, both aesthetically and technically. They retain the character and size of shoulder-mounted music players but...
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Retro Collector's Edition Slinky
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Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation
On the occasion of his fashion house’s 60th anniversary, Pierre Cardin has no regrets. “I will have owned it all,” he says, “without it owning me.” The new retrospective, "Pierre Cardin: 60 Years...
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Keds Throwback
As Keds continues to commemorate the decades with their Century Collection, the latest shoe in the series reflects the sober fashions of the '30s, an era plagued by the Great Depression. The Keds Throwback, a basic sneaker adorned only with their...
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Jon and Lizzie Sunglasses
From the Brooklyn-based studio behind the plaid pocket scarf, Wintercheck Factory introduces another functional accessory, this time adding wrap-around protection to sunglasses with their new Jon and Lizzie line. Modeled after the looks and design...
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Keds Champion Take Flight
The first shoe in Keds' Century Collection celebrating the decades, the "Champion Take Flight" tackles the 1910s with a look that's equal parts dapper menswear and ladylike detailing. Washed sateen lends an unexpected touch of shine, while a cap...
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Warrior Footwear
The classic silhouettes and primary colors of Warrior Footwear look stolen from a mid-century gym class in—which isn't far from the truth. Recently introduced to Western markets, the sneakers have a storied history in China, dating back to...
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Hugh Boutique
Bravely introducing retail projects to economically-challenged downtown Detroit, Joe Posch does it with style, most recently adding Hugh to his roster of successful ventures. The eastern Michigan native started with his design store Mezzanine and...
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Shwood Sunglasses: The Govy
by Adrienne So Shwood, the new Portland label making classic frames out of wood, recently launched their latest model, the Govy (pictured above). Refining the retro looks of the Canby (below), their first pair, this new edition has a lighter, slimmer...
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My BluBlockers
by Ariston Anderson Immortalized in Dr. Geek's Venice Beach rap and late night half-hour infomercials, BluBlockers defined an iconic '80s style. Now the infamous sunglasses, re-named My BluBlockers, are back with retro appeal. Still boasting...
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