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Handcrafted Jeanbag For Denim Lovers

Handcrafted Jeanbag For Denim Lovers

Just like your favourite pair of jeans, the handcrafted Jeanbag ($499) got street cred and embraces frayed edges and paint stains as beautiful reminders of the people who once wore them. Made from recycled denim jeans, it is built for comfort by KT. Practicing as an artist for over 20 years, KT has travelled widely, …

Metro AR-T iPhone App Turns Any NYC MetroCard Into An Art Gallery

Metro AR-T iPhone App Turns Any NYC MetroCard Into An Art Gallery

More than five million people use New York City MetroCards each day. To make new use of something ordinary to so many, a group of young advertising professionals recently launched an iPhone app that transforms any MetroCard into a tiny art gallery. The companion app to the Metro AR-T project, it uses innovative augmented reality …


French Fry Fork Reinvented

French Fry Fork Reinvented

Are you tired of awful tasting and breaking plastic or wooden forks contaminated with different kinds of bacteria? This exceptional futuristic design uses high quality stainless steel - precision crafted - one fork to pick them all. German-based Uberfork are Stephan Hotto, Sebastian Krempel and Lars Inger. This is what they have to say themselves …

Curator, A Modern Creativity Tool

Curator, A Modern Creativity Tool

Whether you are a designer, developer, photographer or an architect, there is simply too much to do, and too many deadlines to meet to have the time to stop and think about how to do it. "A large part of being successful at work, regardless of profession, is to form, shape and communicate ideas clearly …

Follow The Rules

Follow The Rules

This Letter Opener ($20) is Izola’s first venture into the world of office wares. It is a bold object and a perfect addition to the desk landscape. Constructed from brass-plated alloy, and equipped with a hole to hang it by, the functionality of this piece extends beyond what the name suggests. Engraved on one side …


Converse Rubber Coated All Star Sneakers

Converse Rubber Coated All Star Sneakers

In 1908, the Boston-based Converse Rubber Company began making sport shoes. Now Converse gives the classic Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers a coated canvas upper for all-weather use and took your favorite rubber duck yellow and squeezed onto a sneaker. The Rubber Coated All Star Sneakers ($65.00 - $70.00, also available in Black) sport rubber …

Limited Edition: Gold Digger Fuzz Pedal

Limited Edition: Gold Digger Fuzz Pedal

Matthew and Emelie run a small design company called M&E based in Malmö, Sweden. Then designers just finished the project Gold Digger Fuzz Pedal (roughly $180). They have been asked to design a special limited edition of the new album Gold Into Dreams by the Danish band Black Light White Light. So they came up …

Attention: Open For Only 10 Minutes

Attention: Open For Only 10 Minutes

Swedish jeans and fashion brand Cheap Monday has a big following on social media and frequently receives requests from the fans to open Cheap Monday Stores in their cities. The 10 minute Pop-Up is Cheap Mondays answer to these requests. The campaign is based on a physical idea, with a digital framework and outtake on …


Full-Size Reissue Of The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual

Full-Size Reissue Of The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual

If you found yourself in the New York City subway in the 1960s, you were probably lost. Signs didn’t help you find your way, standards didn’t exist, even handmade lettering was common. Mass confusion was the status quo. In 1970, the Standards Manual changed everything. Jesse Reed & Hamish Smyth reissued the full-size book of …

A Travel Wallet For The Active Soul

A Travel Wallet For The Active Soul

Apple just announced the iPhone 6 and its Apple Pay–your wallet without the wallet–but think of this travel wallet as your mobile vault. Real adventure starts beyond the airport. It's a good thing to pay on-the-go, but it's also a good thing to keep those key travel documents the old school way close at hand. …

Handmade Record Frame

Handmade Record Frame

Sonntagsstaat was born out of the friendly collaboration of artisans and designers with a great affection for solid craftsmanship and clean design. The individual products are distinguished by their precious materials and the tradition-inspired crafting; Quality goods for quality time. Selling handmade furnishings and recreational products, these goods incorporate quality materials and proper processing into …


Orphée, More Than A Lamp

Orphée, More Than A Lamp

For over a year, Emeric de Meyer has been working together with a friend to design a lamp that is not only functional but aesthetically pleasing and unique. "We feel we have finally come upon a design that achieves this, so we just launched the brand Ollumi and the product recently," explains de Meyer. "The name …

26 Beloved Characters From A. to Z.

26 Beloved Characters From A. to Z.

German designer Sascha Grewe has decided to bring 26 beloved characters of the alphabet into tangible existence. The results are letters and words made of MDF, cork or concrete. Letters you can comfortably sit yourself on and which reveal their greatness as installations, when standing alone. Under the brand name artcanbreakyourheart each shape is 100% hand …


E-Book: Motion Design For iOS

E-Book: Motion Design For iOS

Have you ever been thinking about, designing and building animations for iOS apps since the SDK was first announced? Apps are no longer just a sequence of screens, they are now carefully choreographed experiences. Many designers are now would-be animators too, thanks to the transformation brought by native mobile apps. Mike Rundle wrote a e-book …

Threaded Bass Key Ring

Threaded Bass Key Ring

This minimalist Solid Brass Key Ring ($30) with threaded hex-shaped closure and laser engraving easily holds more than a dozen keys, yet keeps them compactly folded within itself. Each key ring is handmade in the USA by Maxx&Unicorn Co. from solid brass so it can stand up to a lifetime of being tossed in your …

Elements Pocket: Keep Out Sand, Snow, Grit & Water

Elements Pocket: Keep Out Sand, Snow, Grit & Water

Bellroy’s Elements Range (also available on Amazon here) is the calm within the storm. Keeping out all the dirt, but keeping in all your values, these wallets are designed for an adventurous heart. Using all-weather non-toxic leather and water-resistant zips, each style in this capsule: Elements Pocket, Elements Travel (handy travel pen for customs forms) …


Philips Fidelio E5 Wireless Surround On Demand Speakers

Philips Fidelio E5 Wireless Surround On Demand Speakers

If you're looking for greater sonic accuracy delivered to your ears, the Philips Fidelio E5 ($1400) will go the extra mile for you. With Philips' Crystal Clear Sound, you will be able to discern and appreciate every sound detail, the way it's meant to be heard and as the artist or director intended. The wireless …

The Studio Visit: filz:stueck

The Studio Visit: filz:stueck

When we visit Antje Schmitt and Teresa Winter in their studio in Munich where they’re located since early 2013, we’re immediately taken by the light-filled open studio and their warm and welcoming character. Every single sleeve is unique and handcrafted with attention to detail by the manufactory of organic (leather) cases and sleeves, filz:stueck. Filz …

All About Food, Work And Pleasure

All About Food, Work And Pleasure

Honig is a magazine about such stuff as life is made of. Designed by Berlin-based Nora Luther in collaboration with Pavel Becker, it is all about food, work and pleasure. Same but every time different it welcomes us to have a fresh look at our everyday routines and inspires us to take creative action. The …


The Typographic Universe

The Typographic Universe

For 33 years Steven Heller was an art director at the New York Times. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department and Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs. Together with former senior art director of Rolling Stone magazine Gail Anderson they wrote The Typographic Universe (Thames & Hudson, …

We Loves Eames

We Loves Eames

The nuno chair by German designer Emilia Lucht of the studio We Love Eames is a collapsible piece that can fold to form a backrest and also function as a stool. "The project was based on research that ergonomic seating comfort is achieved through the connection between movements and changes in body position. In response …

The Great Bassline Hunter

The Great Bassline Hunter

The superior BR-1X by German Philips is a portable Bluetooth wireless speaker with a tough rubber casing that allows it to be used both indoors and outdoors. You can connect smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to the portable speaker using Bluetooth. For those that don't support it, there's a 3.5mm auxiliary input. A built-in microphone …