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On Air: Handmade iPad Air Sleeve

On Air: Handmade iPad Air Sleeve

We need hardly point this out, the new iPad Air is thinner than previous generations, and that means that cases for your old iPad might technically fit, but they won’t exactly be form-fitting. And how do you keep your pristine investment and advanced piece of technology looking new? This is where the handmade from premium, …

Lytro Illum Professional Light Field Camera

Lytro Illum Professional Light Field Camera

After the great success of the Lytro Light Field Camera ($399) the company no accounced the release of the Lytro Illum Professional Light Field Camera ($1,599) with a bright f/2.0 zoom lens and 40-megaray light field sensor. This 40 megaray customized sensor unlocks the ability to capture the color, intensity and direction of the light …


Cycles Lady By Alena Chendler

Cycles Lady By Alena Chendler

The Megalopolis Moscow is notorious for its traffic jams, which leave drivers stuck in hideously long queues for hours on end. It was only a matter of time then before Muscovites discovered the joy of cycling. In the summer of 2012, fashion photographer Alena Chendler am launched a blog titled Cycles Lady, to capture this …

Battery Backup And Wall Charger

Battery Backup And Wall Charger

As the speed of our gadgets increases, there is one component that has seemed to flat line. Battery life. There are portable batteries on the market, but none of them is as fab as the Bolt ($59.99), a true grab and go solution specifically designed to replace your standard wall charger. The built in backup …

Clean Up That Messy Camera Roll

Clean Up That Messy Camera Roll

The Tidy Photo Album free download app by covworks is similar to other apps already out there in the market, but this one offers a slickand minimalist design to help you clean up and organize the mess that is your Camera Roll over time. The app features a appealing and intuitive iOS 7 interface design …


Diversifying The Relationship Between Object And Space

Diversifying The Relationship Between Object And Space

When it comes to furniture, people are used to placing a object within a square space. While it is common to use a square form to arrange an object, Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho – creator of such design classics as the Poke Stool and Oneness – were interested in diversifying the relationship between object and space …

Nocs NS500 Next-Generation EarPods

Nocs NS500 Next-Generation EarPods

If you're looking for better-than-decent sound for your smart gadgets, you're going to want better buds. The next-generation Nocs NS500 is a study in evolution and are a great choice. The aluminum housing is a CNC-machined, Chamfered-cut work of art. This superior approach to materials equates to a sound that’s equally superior, supplying the listener …

A Vase With Dual Personalities

A Vase With Dual Personalities

The trait of extraversion–introversion is a central dimension of human personality theories. Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior, whereas introversion is manifested in more reserved and solitary behavior. Going a step further in product design, Introverso 2 by Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti, in white Carrara marble, offers dual personalities. The design …


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 …