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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 …

1 Timepiece, 10 Variations, 365 Days A Year

1 Timepiece, 10 Variations, 365 Days A Year

Quality timepieces commonly range from $250 - $400. Mijlo created a collection that retails for the price of one: the Everyday Watch ($247), a 10-in-1 timepiece with easy-change straps and a clean, simple design. The ten variations of the watch give you a perfect fit for every occasion. Two clean, classic faces and five bands …


It's All About Pressure, Volume And Temperature

It’s All About Pressure, Volume And Temperature

Are you ready to enjoy the perfect shot of espresso? Great espresso is both an art form and a science — and that is why this print is all about the various delicious espresso based beverages while it also explains the in's and out's of espresso theory and preparation in great detail. This Exceptionally Great …

Logo Poster Design By Mark Bloom

Logo Poster Design By Mark Bloom

This wonderful Logo Poster is a limited edition of 100 x A2 posters featuring 126 logos designed by Mark Bloom (aka Mash Creative) between 1998 and 2014. The print is a hybrid of litho printed black with screen printed fluorescent yellow ink on 250gsm GFSmith Naturalis Absolute White Matt paper. Each poster comes hand numbered …

The Street Photography Art Of Jorn Straten

The Street Photography Art Of Jorn Straten

There seems to be no time for being lonely in our society, even when we're walking within a crowd. But being aware of your lonely existence, people have time to look at the real figure of themselves through a mirror. This is is least what we can see as outsider observing the street photography of …


The Design Trivia App Celebrates Design Enthusiasts

The Design Trivia App Celebrates Design Enthusiasts

The world’s first design trivia series app has arrived, featuring personal questions from some of the most significant international designers, including the influential Stefan Sagmeister, Steven Heller and Lita Talarico. The DESIGNerd 100+ trivia series app celebrates design enthusiasts. It’s for those who love design—its history and its quirky facts. It’s for those who are …

Flat Pack Freeform Armchair

Flat Pack Freeform Armchair

Digital fabrication in furniture design becomes more and more popular. Hungarian-based Adorjan Portik's Freeform armchair comes as flat pack and is a good example for such furniture. It begins as 3D computer model, and after modelling the curved surfaces are translated into triangles and cut with a laser cutter, numbered–you can see them in the …


Looking Into The Abyss

Looking Into The Abyss

The Abyss Table (limited to 25 editions, roughly $9950) is handmade by local artisans and craftspeople using high-grade, ethically-sourced wood from Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and glass, this piece of furniture functions as both a conversation starter and an actual table–the design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerising as …

A Smart Multimedia Solution

A Smart Multimedia Solution

Bring the chaos that is your cluttered hallway to an end with the handmade nextboard (starts at roughly $650). The smart design solution lets you hide all the technology and cable chaos in one minimalist design board. Inside there is enough space to accommodate a Mac mini or a HTPC computer in ITX format. Alternatively you …

Nautical Bracelet Handmade In Italy

Nautical Bracelet Handmade In Italy

A sailor's wish comes true with the handmade quality by Italian designer Valentina Lancia: this is Balumina bracelets. "We only employ original nautical material as a real old salt wants. Each piece has been carefully selected to meet the best quality for our products. Expert hands do the rest. Balumina is designed to last: resistant …


Wikipedia Redesign Concept

Wikipedia Redesign Concept

Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world. It hasn’t been changed or redefined during the last 10 years. The web and its technologies has developed further and so have its users. After the research phase was done, George Kvasnikov and his team spent a lot of time creating wireframes and prototypes …

Can You Design The Future?

Can You Design The Future?

History is full of visionaries who have imagined the impossible, turned it into a reality and disrupted the world around them in the process. By embracing radical new visions, ideas and concepts, these disruptors have been the originators of a new way of thinking, doing and being. They are the revolutionaries of disruptive technology and …

Titanium Keychain Carabiner: Reimagine Your Everyday-Carry

Titanium Keychain Carabiner: Reimagine Your Everyday-Carry

A carabiner is one of the few products that is typically designed for use in rock climbing. But they also make great keychains. The only problem is not the design, but the disposable mass produced nature of the keychain products that made them cheap and lacking in aesthetics. Designer Thanasit Inkavesvaanit is looking back on …


NS2 Air Monitors Sitting In Hand-built Rubber Coated MDF Cabinets

NS2 Air Monitors Sitting In Hand-built Rubber Coated MDF Cabinets

By combining AirPlay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect in one set of Active speakers, Nocs’ state-of-the-art NS2 Air Monitors ($400) have set a new standard in the music industry. Stream your favorite tunes wirelessly via Mac, PC, iOS, Android or WP8. Turn your device into the ultimate music experience. That’s the power of sound, sitting in …

Exclusive Freebie: 35 Marketing And SEO Services Icons

Exclusive Freebie: 35 Marketing And SEO Services Icons

An icon (from Greek eikōn "image") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting. More broadly the term is used in a wide number of contexts for an image, picture, or representation. "It is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy, …

Minimalism, Geometry And Typography Apparel Design

Minimalism, Geometry And Typography Apparel Design

NOWAY are a couple of young creatives, looking at the world with a kaleidoscope, "pointing it at our own passions and constantly renewing the path we want to go," state the designers. As the viewer looks into one end of the kaleidoscope, light entering the other creates a colorful pattern, due to the reflection off of …