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The Macallan Rare Cask Gift Guide
In creating their exceptional whiskies, The Macallan's innovative whisky maker Bob Dalgarno uses only the finest oak casks. The distillery's world-coveted cask collection is a huge part of what gives their products the most in distinguished flavor...
DESIGN
Collection Two: Uganda From The Citizenry
Following a successful first release, incorporating materials and craftsmanship from Peru and Argentina, socially conscious design house The Citizenry presents Collection Two: Uganda. Partnering with artisans throughout the country to source materials...
CULTURE
Jones Snowboards' Mountain Surfer
It's safe to say no name is as linked to backcountry snowboarding as Jeremy Jones—so much so, his name is rarely seen without "Big Mountain" preceding it. Under his eponymous brand, Jones Snowboards, he has designed and released a wide array of heavy...
DESIGN
Nashville's Holler Design
by Chérmelle Edwards Matt Alexander grew up on a farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. After stints in Knoxville and Detroit, he found himself in Brooklyn, daydreaming about returning to his roots. His reverie eventually drew him back to his...
DESIGN
Pinhole's Custom Coffee Goods
by Chérmelle Edwards For her new independently owned San Francisco outpost Pinhole Coffee, former Blue Bottle barista JoEllen Depakakibo tapped Toronto-based Monarch Methods to create a custom range of goods. The Bernal Heights shop will feature...
DESIGN
EAST Surf Co. Wax Tool
Any surfer worth their salt knows the importance of a proper layer of wax on their deck. After a few sessions, the sticky bumps that once held your traction through turns soon feel slick like a freshly mopped floor. Meaning, it's either time to...
DESIGN
Thomas de Lussac's Louis XVI is Back
Despite its significant history, the new furniture piece by French designer Thomas de Lussac in association with Perchebois—called "Louis XVI is Back"—is a most contemporary and daring armchair. The connection between de Lussac's approach, which...
CULTURE
New York på Dalsländska Exhibition
As a designer, John-Michael Ekeblad has long been interested in repurposing and recycling materials from the deteriorating urban landscape. Whether in his native Sweden or adopted home of NYC, Ekeblad finds nostalgia in such rubble, yearning to connect...
DESIGN
Luxe Leather Goods from M&U Co.
Taking a break from his day-to-day design and production work with General Manufacturing, Hunter Craighill recently signed on with Brooklyn's Maxx & Unicorn to breathe new life into the brand best known for their folded leather wallets. The outcome...
DESIGN
Unconventional Stools from UHURU
Though Brooklyn's furniture brand UHURU was founded in 2004, it wasn't until the debut of their 2010 collection of repurposed Coney Island boardwalk planks that UHURU went from a small design and build shop to having a piece in the permanent collection...
DESIGN
ICFF 2014 Preview: Wintercheck Factory
Since 2010 Brooklyn's Wintercheck Factory has routinely rolled out new designs across apparel and homeware, to furniture and lighting. While the urge to design across all platforms is still alive and well, founder Kristen Wentrcek seems to be currently...
DESIGN
Casamania 2014 Highlights
Italy's Casamania really understands the value of presenting a comprehensive brand aesthetic across all avenues—including products and media. We recently saw the latest collection of handsome home furnishings at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design...
FOOD-DRINK
iBlock by Brooklyn Butcher Blocks
For those spontaneous meals that involve browsing a new recipe from the internet, the task of balancing your tablet can become cumbersome—especially when your focus needs to be on that sizzling frying pan or boiling pot of stock. Nils Wessell of...
DESIGN
ROOM Collection
By taking an unconventional approach to the relationship between object and space within the typical home environment, designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho created a piece of modular furniture to act as miniature rooms for objects of assorted...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Wood'd
by Heather Stewart Feldman Italian company Wood’d makes tech accessories and other objects from wood and leather, seamlessly blending modern aesthetics and processes with artisan woodworking skills and techniques. Determined to contribute to the...
DESIGN
Tadao Ando's Dream Chair
Founded in 1908, Danish furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son is largely known for using natural materials, relying on refined design and the unblemished beauty of raw wood, wicker and leather to tell each piece's individual story—while creating...
DESIGN
Ruphus
Founded this past September as a creative outlet for the smaller ideas that would otherwise go untouched by designer Matt Rafael at his home and interior design/build company Raphael Design, Ruphus utilizes Rafael's 20 plus years of design experience...
DESIGN
Oasis by Klára Šumová and Dirk Wright
Strong storytelling plays a vital role in the work of Klára Šumová. Through her interior objects of various typologies and scales, the designer explores poetry and stories in design. Šumová debuted several years ago with her elegant Love floor lamp...
CULTURE
WoodSnap
The concept of printing images on unconventional materials—be it food or fabric—has been around for years. Yet rarely do the results do the original image justice. California-based WoodSnap aims to prove wood is an answer with their 10-step tattoo...
DESIGN
Cristian Reyes Studio Giros Table
Amongst the many emerging industrial designers we met while visiting Feria Habitat Valencia in September 2012, Cristian Reyes Studio was a true standout. In the year since our introduction, the Spanish designer has continued to experiment in warm...
CULTURE
People Blocks by Andy Rementer and Case Studyo
Philadelphia-based illustrator Andy Rementer is the latest artist to team up with Belgium-based serial collaborators Case Studyo to create super-colorful, limited edition artworks called People Blocks. Case Studyo has previously collaborated...
TECH
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 18
A celebrated innovator in material design and a pioneer in the school of thought that designers should work side-by-side with engineers, over the last 88 years Bang & Olufsen has released some of the most iconic designs in the home audio-visual category...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Nakashima
In a secluded part of the quaint town of New Hope, PA, we came upon the nearly 70-year-old property of the Nakashima furniture company. The Nakashima's nine-acres of land houses every stage of the production process: From two massive lumber sheds...
DESIGN
London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations
Despite the recent infatuation with the Edison bulb, in the past few years there have been drastic improvements made to commercial incandescent lights; from miniature LEDs to the handsome, energy-saving Plumen. And while that remains an exciting and...
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