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Clever Desk Solution Keeps Your Chords In Order

Clever Desk Solution Keeps Your Chords In Order

Upon first glance, the Artifox Desk ($1200) looks like a simple work area, but the desk has a ton of little features that add up to a really appealing whole. Besides its minimal good looks, the desk sports both tablet and mobile phone docks, has a integrated groove that allows chargers to pass through freely, …

Swimming Pools By Franck Bohbot

Swimming Pools By Franck Bohbot

The French born, New York based artist Franck Bohbot focuses mainly on places and people. In his series Swimming Pools Bohbot’s images capture the souls and architecture of pools in his homeland’s capital. The pool is a place of longing for coolness, refreshment, vacations or even luxury. Looking at the images you can smell the scent of …


With Marilyn: An Evening/1961

With Marilyn: An Evening/1961

Marilyn Monroe was the quintessential American sex symbol and, to this day, still personifies the glitz and glamour of the American Hollywood industry. In With Marilyn: An Evening/1961 (Glitterati Incorporated, ISBN 978-0983270201, $60), photographer Douglas Kirkland presents an extraordinary collection of photographs that allows us to pry into the mysterious woman, unveiling an intimate night …

Targets By Herlinde Koelbl

Targets By Herlinde Koelbl

With her new, international art project Targets (Prestel, ISBN 978-3-7913-4848-0, roughly $75) one of Germany’s most widely discussed photographers Herlinde Koelbl deals with military training and the cultural differences that are reflected in the targets used for shooting practice in the different countries. The photographs, which were taken over a period of six years in …

Perfected For The City

Perfected For The City

The Gi Bike is a full-size, folding, electric bike, created for people who love the city. It has tons of fab features, but the best one, is that it's full-size and it folds in merely 3 seconds. It also runs 40 miles on battery, and has smartphone integration (apps/maps), anti-theft safety lock and carbon drive …


An American Odyssey

An American Odyssey

An American Odyssey (Taschen, ISBN 978-3836542104, $200) is rediscovering the first color photographs of The New World. Majestic color photochroms of American life and landscapes around the turn of the 20th century from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is as diverse as it is …

Oakley Heritage Collection

Oakley Heritage Collection

The eyewear giant Oakley re-releases original '80s designs to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The Heritage Collection salutes the evolution of a revolution. By bringing back vintage rarities like Eyeshades, Razor Blades and Frogskins for a limited time, today’s athletes can carry the colors of history and pride. In 1984, then-garage-based brand Oakley and founder Jim …

A Ruined Set Of Film From India

A Ruined Set Of Film From India

Currently residing in Chicago, Nicole Lane is a pop singing, horror reading, analog photographer who finds solace in the depths of the darkroom as well as other disciplines. Her work involves issues relating to identity and the loss of it through various processes and techniques. Nicole Lane is a recent graduate from Guilford College where she …


Edwin x Léger Laptop Sleeve

Edwin x Léger Laptop Sleeve

Based in the heart of Lyon, Atelier Léger continue to produce limited runs of hand-crafted bags and leather goods. The Edwin x Léger Laptop Sleeve (roughly $410) is the second collaboration between Edwin Europe Léger, creating a beautiful, yet functional laptop case. This case is designed to accommodate 13" devices and is made to order, taking up to …

Beck’s Cool At Home With Micky Beisenherz

Beck’s Cool At Home With Micky Beisenherz

"I‘m having a party tonight. So if you know where I live, you‘re welcome!" Well, not that easy, but a limited amount of tickets for the home party with author and moderator Micky Beisenherz can be won, you can apply here at Beck’s. What makes a good party? Good people hanging around and talking about …

Bringing Together Furniture Design And Electronic Appliance

Bringing Together Furniture Design And Electronic Appliance

Clique is a new concept of contemporary living, it cares about objects’ tangible properties than intangible ones. Based in Milan, the designers Claudio Larcher, Filippo Protasoni and Simone Simonelli together with the companies Odone Marmi and Lilea Design trust in Italian craft quality and in user friendly technology–bringing together two illusory distant backgrounds: furniture design and electronic …


2Face - Two Sided, Handcrafted, Leather Backpack

2Face – Two Sided, Handcrafted, Leather Backpack

The two young architects and designers from Chivote made a goal to create a premium leather backpack with a twist. The result is the 2Face, the first two sided, handcrafted, premium leather backpack. Backpacks are to be one of the most comfortable ways to carry things around, but often existing bag designs don’t match with …

Because Design Matters

Because Design Matters

Why does design matter? Design influences the outcome of almost everything we do, often without our being aware that it has done so. When deployed wisely, design can bring us pleasure, strength, comfort, sensitivity, integrity, prosperity, diversity and so much more. But if its power is abused, the outcome can be confusing, humiliating, enraging and …


Be There Or Be Square: Beck’s Cool At Home

Be There Or Be Square: Beck’s Cool At Home

Among the global trends for this year is a march to 'mindful living,' with more people actively trying to shut out distractions and focus on the moment. But maybe you don't need a Search Inside Yourself course, because staying at home is the new going-out – you're enjoying what you're doing in the here and …

Innovative 1-Click Lace Lock System

Innovative 1-Click Lace Lock System

ClickTight, founded in 2012 by Jurrien Theuvenet in Amsterdam, has the mission to eliminate the headache of loose laces and double knots. The original idea for the 1-click solution to fastening and loosening laces came to him after he developed a lace lock system for board shorts on the beaches of Mexico. He quickly realized that …

Underground Skateparks Documentary

Underground Skateparks Documentary

This book DIY/Underground Skateparks (Prestel, ISBN 978-3-7913-4943-5, $50) by Irish photographer and skateboarder Richard Gilligan is the re-edition of the first publication by 19/80 Editions. Gilligan spent four years travelling through Europe and the US to photograph DIY skateparks. DIY can be described as a movement within skateboarding which operates outside civic and societal norms. …


Everyday Flask Made To Last #IzolaStyle

Everyday Flask Made To Last #IzolaStyle

Living in an Urban City there are countless moments when a drink is necessary. Get the flexibility you need while tackling those server issues no one understands, a flask can be a lifesaver and is always a good companian. Dating back to medieval times, the flask carries with it the time-honored tradition of allowing you …

Intelligent Multimedia Monster

Intelligent Multimedia Monster

There are plenty of options out there if you're looking for an all-in-one connected media center and speaker system. The Tubecore Duo ($479) features a modular design of high powered audio components designed around a Class A Preamp Core and features a powerful embedded computer. Since everything is modular, Duo can be upgraded and modified in …

Fruit Box Fantasy By David Graas

Fruit Box Fantasy By David Graas

Every three months the Dutch design hotel Artemis in Amsterdam curates an exhibition of Dutch Design evolving around a specific theme. This one has been all around paper, an everyday material explored by 12 artists. Paper as material is also a huge source of inspiration for the design of art and product design these days. …


Photo Film Screenprint Series

Photo Film Screenprint Series

Jerome Daksiewicz created a series of (mostly vintage) prints for Nomo to celebrate the history of analog film photography. Since the first official photograph in 1827 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, it has been estimated that over one trillion photographs have been printed. Since the advent of the digital camera, photo film production has been on …

Direttore Luxury Bag Collection

Direttore Luxury Bag Collection

The Direttore team is a unique combination of individuals coming from three different continents around the globe. The first collection of exclusively hand crafted leather goods, ranging from business briefcase, iPad case, phone case and the Marocco Grigio edition, come in an exclusive limited edition currently available via Indiegogo. Marroco Grigio came about during a …

Getting Ready For The Summer In The City

Getting Ready For The Summer In The City

Whether you're getting ready for the summer in the city, or just dealing with a commute as the last bits of snow continue to stubbornly fall, the Icon collection can handle it all. The new apparel collection by Oakley meets the requirements for all areas of a modern urban dweller for surviving the urban jungle. …