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A 360° Grip Ring Allows You To Spin, Flip And Grip Your Phone

A 360° Grip Ring Allows You To Spin, Flip And Grip Your Phone

Toshi Sakaguchi and Lukas Scheurer rented two adjacent apartments and live on one side and turned the other one into an office. That's how they started to build PLUST Design, a startup Industrial Design Firm. "We became Business partners after building a fully functioning electric motorcycle concept in 4 months. We worked on it almost …

Kenji Leather Half-Case For Fujifilm X-E1

Kenji Leather Half-Case For Fujifilm X-E1

New Fujifilm X-E1 leather half cases and full cases are becoming available these days. Kenji handmade leather's half cases for the X-E1 made us lock. The cases can help improve ergonomics by giving a better grip on your camera, and of course protect your camera. Their cases feature full back protection for your camera with sculpted …


iShoxs ProMount

iShoxs ProMount

Are you fed up with cheap clamps that are constantly slip out of position? The German made iSHOXS ProMount (roughly $235) promises absolute grip. The mount is the result of intensive cooperation with athletes from various sports, who have searched a long time for the right support to film high-end videos with their actioncams. CNC …

Protect Your Toys

Protect Your Toys

Designers Holger Gräf and Daniel Lantz craft alluring palettes of elegant, classic materials into modern and intelligent pieces. The iPad Messenger (9 1/2"w x 12"h, availabe in light grey and steel grey, $289) by Gräf & Lantz is part of the Protect Your Toys series, which offers creative protective handmade sleeves for your tech gadgets. The …

Polaroid Cube: 124° Of Awesome

Polaroid Cube: 124° Of Awesome

The folks at Polaroid are at it again! They’ve cooked up The Cube, a go-everywhere action cam. This little action cam sports a water resistant case, is shockproof, and built to handle everything you can imagine. Plus it's as easy to use as it is easy on the wallet. Packed with fun including 1080p HD …


Light My Fire Grandpa's FireGrill

Light My Fire Grandpa’s FireGrill

Everything tastes better outdoors! Grandpa's FireGrill ($24) is a great way to enhance that outdoor experience. Designed Henrik Johansson, this durable basket is made from stainless steel and features a wire mechanism that securely attaches to any stick, holding your food safely inside and ensuring it won't end up in the fire. It's design is …

No More Blocked Outlets

No More Blocked Outlets

Recently we had been featuring the original PowerCube. The designers of allocacoc have been kind enough to provide us with a bunch of cubes to get our hands on the PowerCube family. Two graduates of industrial product design from Delft in the Netherlands noticed the frustrations many people have with one of the world’s most …

Lomo LC-A+ Instant Camera

Lomo LC-A+ Instant Camera

The LOMO LC-A+ ($250) is famed for its trademark effects: the moody vignettes framing the shot, the vibrant colors, vivid saturation and contrast. Just like the iconic LC-A+ snapshot, this LC-A+ Instant Camera is also equipped with Multiple Exposure and Long Exposure features and a hot shoe for external flashes. The camera uses Fujifilm's Instax Mini …


Village In The City: Asian Variations Of Urbanisms Of Inclusion

Village In The City: Asian Variations Of Urbanisms Of Inclusion

The series UFO: Explorations of Urbanism aims to fill a gap in the contemporary debate concerning urbanism. Each contribution aims to the series is a case study and an exploration in urbanism (the science of the city) as well as an exploration of urbanism (the discipline that acts upon the city). As such, the book …

Learn From 10 Of The Best Portrait Photographers

Learn From 10 Of The Best Portrait Photographers

There’s an unquestionable energy that leaps from portrait/lifestyle photography. And in the best ones, you’ll see secrets only a camera can reveal. The guys from Photowhoa collected 10 of their favorite interviews with 10 of their favorite portrait photographers. It’s a collection of images and conversation engaged with the art of portraiture, featuring photographers willing …

Commuincate, No Matter What

Commuincate, No Matter What

goTenna is a communications device that enables you to connect directly with others even when there’s no central connectivity—no cell towers, no wifi, no satellites—so when you're off-grid you can remain connected. In fact, goTenna will even work if your smartphone is in Airplane Mode. The idea for the device came during Hurricane Sandy when …


PowerCube Extended USB

PowerCube Extended USB

This little gadget is probably a must-have item for your everyday life. The Powercube, which will extend the use you make of your office power, is a dual USB port adapter with four socket adapters for wall outlets. The modular design allows easy expansion by connecting multiple units like Laptop, iPad or Android phone. While …

Quodos, A Powerful GoPro Light

Quodos, A Powerful GoPro Light

GoPros have changed the way people shoot and share footage. And this sleek add-on light will change the way you see–this gadget by Australien light and accessory designer Knog lets your GoPro see in the dark. Available in just a couple of weeks, the waterproof Qudos (AUD 149) weighs just 150 grams with its rechargeable battery …


Sitka's New Business Model

Sitka’s New Business Model

Sitka, the surf, skate and outdoor goods company based on Vancouver Island, is transitioning to a new business model that breaks the traditional pre-book model of the apparel industry. Sitka’s Perpetual Program offers multiple capsule collections throughout the year, while making staple Sitka styles available on a continuous, year-round basis. Created with feedback from some …

Become A ‘g’ Sponsor

Become A ‘g’ Sponsor

Become a ‘g’ Sponsor and get the chance to promote your company, product or service directly here on the blog. This is as a way to support our writing and allow us to devote more time to producing the kind of content you’ll enjoy. We’ll start out with a low weekly sponsorship fee, and go from …

Crafted Without Stitching For Long-Lasting Quality

Crafted Without Stitching For Long-Lasting Quality

Rok Krivec, the founder of one men brand Mellon Kreft handcrafted leather goods, creates accessories that are fun, original and stylish. Each product is based on a minimalistic design and is crafted without the usage of machines from start to finish – made one at a time. Why even stitching, if you can create a …


Standard Issue Dog Tag Tool

Standard Issue Dog Tag Tool

This nice tag is a highly versatile, precision milled, titanium one piece tool with the same footprint as the universally recognized American Military issue Dog Tag. It's the first OPT design to be offered by Prometheus Design Werx. Its simple, clean and straightforward design belies the detailed, thoughtful and carefully measured process to make this …

Earphones That Strobe To The Beat Of Your Music

Earphones That Strobe To The Beat Of Your Music

Running just got a whole lot more enjoyable with the people from Noma (it stands for Name of my Autobiography, or Story of My Life). Experience your music while running with Strobe ($49.95), the world's first earphones to strobe and light up to the beat of your music. Clean design, and engineered for the true …

Handle Rough Jobsite Terrain

Handle Rough Jobsite Terrain

Dewalt's TOUGHSYSTEM boxes are a modular storage solution not only for pros who work outdoors and in tough conditions, but also good for photographers and videographers with lots of space for tools. Mix and match these units to carry what you need and easily maneuver through the jobsite. For trouble-free transportation, the cart carrier assists …


Computer Virus Illustrated Guide

Computer Virus Illustrated Guide

Amsterdam-based designer Bas van de Poel from Wonder Years created this illustrated guide to to the worst viruses in computer history. De Poel asked about two dozen artists to create illustrations of famous offenders like Melissa and Beda. The Melissa–see boxheader image above–virus is named after the author’s favorite exotic dancer. The macro worm infects …

Life’s One Big Hike

Life’s One Big Hike

Flip up the expedition-inspired rucksack hood to securely stash your valuables, while tools and electronics all find a home in the multiple padded and fleece-lined pockets. And even a mountain man needs to phone home. Burton's Annex Pack ($90) in heritage rucksack design with laptop and electronics compartments sports external webbing to stash a jacket. …

Genesis - An Origin, Creation, Or Beginning

Genesis – An Origin, Creation, Or Beginning

Independently published by the creative team behind Paradigm Magazine, the new limited edition book Paradigm Vol. I - Genesis ($95) is comprised of original artwork, essays, musings and interviews, all of which focus on the central theme of creation. In the publisher's own words: "Each contribution to this volume offers an interpretation of the book’s …