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DESIGN
Ilan Dei Venice: The Cruiser Collection
Based in Venice, California, Ilan Dei perfectly captures the region's quintessential laid-back, communal atmosphere with his outdoor furniture. The studio's latest line, just in time for summer, offers four new pieces inspired by Hot Rod culture...
DESIGN
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
TRAVEL
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...
TECH
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...
STYLE
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...
TECH
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...
DESIGN
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...
TECH
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...
CULTURE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
DESIGN
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
CULTURE
The Working Couple's Cookbook
The "Working Couple's Cookbook," by Peggy Treadwell, is a progressive 1970s book designed for the modern couple with simple recipes that explicitly show the breakdown of how two people can share the duties of creating a meal, whether...
STYLE
Shuron Eyewear
We're always on the lookout for the perfect pair of shades and the classic design of Shuron, who has been producing well-made frames since 1865, was love at first sight. Making Shuron a brand especially worthy of consideration is their seemingly...
STYLE
Furni x Raised by Wolves Digital Watch
This trio of retro digital watches comes courtesy of a collaboration between Raised by Wolves and Furni (who worked with CH on the ever-popular Farmer Watch last year). This time around, our friends from the north opted for three color options to...
TECH
The Spaceman Watches of 1972-77
All obsessions have their own big bangs and appropriately enough, my own compulsive watch collecting began with the Spaceman watches of the '70s. Below is an article I wrote for QP Magazine reminiscing about going back to the future with these...
DESIGN
Simboli Zodiac Posters
With their offbeat colorways and swirling psychedelic imagery, it isn't any wonder that Paul Smith snatched up design duo Joe and Gerry Simboli's Zodiac posters and used them in his collections awhile back. Designed in the late '60s...
DESIGN
Smeg Fab28 Refrigerator: Coming to the U.S.
Previously only available in the U.K., aesthetes based stateside can now rejoice with Smeg's first showroom opening in the U.S. soon. With looks that are more '50s icebox than white-beast refrigerator, the Fab28 adds a bit of vintage...
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