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The Masters Series: SVA To Honor Graphic Design Legend Tom Geismar

The Masters Series: SVA To Honor Graphic Design Legend Tom Geismar

Tom Geismar and Ivan Chermayeff met as students at Yale in the mid-1950s, bonded over a shared obsession with typeface design, founded what would become the legendary design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv and turned the concept of brand identity on its ear—while raising the industry standard along the way. As this year’s SVA …

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, …


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 …

Desperate Cars By Sébastien Girard

Desperate Cars By Sébastien Girard

Exhausted, abandoned, wounded, the collection of cars captured by Sébastien Girard are in fact desperate. Girard's documentary Desperate Cars (self-published in an edition of 500) takes a look at the autos around his suburban neighborhood in Toulouse, France. We find them in the middle of the night, broken wrecks bearing the scars of their mad …


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 …

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 …


Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

It was the winter of 1985, when photographer Brian Rose decided to explore New York's Meatpacking District with his 4x5 view camera. Early in the morning before dawn, it was a scene of carnage as men grappled with meat carcasses hanging from hooks under metal awnings along the streets. At night, a different sort of …

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 …

Along The Forge By Johnny Panessa

Along The Forge By Johnny Panessa

"Fifty years ago, the Forge River and Moriches Bay, of Long Island’s south shore lagoonal system, achieved notoriety when their polluted conditions were alluded to in a report of the US President’s Science Advisory Committee (1965). The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution investigated the bay throughout the 1950s, identifying duck farming as the cause of 'objectionable', …


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 …

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 …


The History And Future Of Handheld Gaming

The History And Future Of Handheld Gaming

While handheld gaming has always raced to catch up with its console contemporaries, that may no longer be the case. A report by AppLift estimates that by 2016 smartphone gaming will be a $13.9 billion industry with a predicted growth of 18.8 percent. Here's a look at home handheld gaming has evolved over the last …

The Fusion Of A Coffee Table And A Rug

The Fusion Of A Coffee Table And A Rug

Usually the back of a rug is not attractive. In this case the folding reveals a back that is probably even more stunning then the front, a polished reflective surface that is curved creates deformed reflections providing an unexpected effect. From a stumble on a rug to an annoying accident that happens constantly, it has …

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 …


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 …


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 …

Our Own Individual New York

Our Own Individual New York

Our own individual New York is a set of photos by photographer Hermes Pichon displaying the ‘individual’ within his/her space in the city … "or perhaps about the city and the space left for the individual," as the photographer states. In terms of street photography you need to be open to anything. It’s different from …

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 …