Wildcard

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 …

The King Kong Of King Kong's

The King Kong Of King Kong’s

King Kong Apparel have developed a new range of gym and lifestyle bags with a 25 years guarantee. This Fat Boy (Post-Kickstarter MSRP $99.95) is the big one in the new line of 5 bags, clocking in at a massive 64 Liters. It's the gym bag for lots of stuff and is exquisitely simple. The storage …


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 …

From Fishing To Photographing

From Fishing To Photographing

From fishing to photographing, this Field Bag (7″h x 11.75″w x 6.25″d, $119 – $129) by Topo Designs is the latest carry all for essentials you need at your hip. It comes equipped with a breathable padded back and shoulder strap, removable waist strap, and a fully padded and lined interior. The bag sports heavy …

Virtual Reality On Your Smartphone

Virtual Reality On Your Smartphone

David Coz and Damien Henry at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris built a cardboard smartphone housing to prototype VR experiences as part of a 20% project. The results elicited so many oohs and ahs that they inspired a larger group to work on an experimental SDK. From there on Google wanted everyone to experience …


That’s What We Call Everyday Companion

That’s What We Call Everyday Companion

We definitely powwow Heimplanet's Daypack (roughly $230), you're right choice if you search for an everyday companion. This 22l volume pack can be carried as a backpack or as a messenger bag - the way you want it. The padded backpack shoulder straps can be attached and adjusted by Titanium G-hooks. When not in use …

A New Way To Consider Time

A New Way To Consider Time

Look at your smartphone less when you wear this revolutionary watch built from premium American hardwoods. The Grovemade Wood Watch ($199), designed in collaboration with Stefan Andrén, is timekeeping evolved. You’ve got the exact time in your pocket, along with a whole universe of facts. The Wood Watch doesn’t try to replace your smartphone; it …

I Tradizionali – Pasta E Basta?

I Tradizionali – Pasta E Basta?

The idea of combining recipes with the traditional tattoo-culture is what inspired the project’s name and the tattoos’ illustrations. This project has added tattoos to culinary culture. To create a new jargon to combine these two cultures, the designers Marina Cinciripini and Sarah Richiuso have creatively mended the tattoo-tradition with traditional recipes. Titled I Tradizionali …


How Does Art Get Done?

How Does Art Get Done?

This underground classic is a book about making art and probably will help you to provide a new perspective on the role of fear in the creative process. "Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes …

The Reminder Of The Summer

The Reminder Of The Summer

Enjoy the reminder of the summer relaxing in a hammock. The Field Hammock (roughly $490) refers to the human wish to control nature by mastering lawns. It's a culture that goes back centuries. This hammock displays the control humanity got over the fields. Floating above ground, on slowly waving grass. "Combining the slow movements of …

Five Summer Accessories For Easier Outdoor Recreation

Five Summer Accessories For Easier Outdoor Recreation

As the days grow longer and the smoldering scent of charcoal BBQ fills the air, summer creeps up and makes its presence known. With the summer season comes the desire to break free from the confines of the house and get out into the great wide open. In 2013 alone, there were 273,630,895 visits to …


V For Verticle

V For Verticle

Currently this innovative gear is the only lens cap holder that is one piece, made of strong, yet flexible nylon and is usable for virtually all lens cap sizes. And no need to change it every time you change your camera lens. Sleek design – The Hufa V – V for verticle – was designed as …

Portable Flexible Lighting Device

Portable Flexible Lighting Device

Typically, flashlights are made to do just one thing, whether it be spotlighting, searching, or lighting your way. This flexible lighting device is more than just a flashlight, it's a multipurpose personal, programmable light designed to illuminate when, where and how you desire. Kangaroo Light, designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian, is a playful, practical personal light. It …


Power Up Anything, Anywhere, Anytime!

Power Up Anything, Anywhere, Anytime!

Ever since power was available, manufacturers have always tried to keep portable power solutions with the user in mind. But what happens when you aren't next to a power outlet? Or when you forgot to charge your phone or laptop overnight? The low battery problem affects all of us, or taking power on the go …

A New Generation Of Athletic Apparel

A New Generation Of Athletic Apparel

It's healthy to sweat. Sweating is your body's natural way of cooling itself. But too much sweat can cause problems during sports and some people hate sweating so much that they don't like to work out. The sports brand Vaiden uses a NASA certified technology and integrating it into athletics apparel to regulate temperature. The …

The Adjustable Clampersand

The Adjustable Clampersand

The Adjustable Clampersand ($48) is a rare and precious thing: a true design-born commodity. Its first inkling was an original Coretoon by Chicaco-based designer and illustrator Tony Ruth, showing the typographical tool in sketchy form. And now, with much hard work from the guys at Hand-Eye Supply, you can find the fully-fledged and functional Clampersand. …


Hendrik Bag With Foldable Upper Part

Hendrik Bag With Foldable Upper Part

You probably already have several bags you use for various purposes. With the Hendrik Bag (roughly $55) by Jochen Smuda and Martin Fussenegger you'll get a fab looking alternative for your bag collection. It's not only particularly nice through the courier-bag look, but also practically. The foldable upper part gives you maximum space–close it with …

Lift Shelving Units

Lift Shelving Units

Product designer Staffan Holm was born in Lidköping, Sweden 1977 and worked as a furniture carpenter before studying interior and industrial design at the School of Design and Crafts (HDK) in Gothenburg. Since graduating 2008 and starting his own studio, Staffan collaborates with some of Scandinavia’s most renown companies, such as Swedese, Hay and Muuto …

The Interpolate Lamp

The Interpolate Lamp

iLoveHandles began when two friends who met in architecture grad school — one with a background in graphic design and business, and the other with a background in product design — started collaborating on projects that were clever, fun, and useful. "We never meant to be another iPhone accessories company. Sorry about that. We know there …


Bringing The ‘Chain’ Back To The Keychain

Bringing The ‘Chain’ Back To The Keychain

What's the big deal with keychains? Although keychains are the essential item in everybody's everyday-carry, it's typically an ugly, primitive design, opposed to our sleek mobile phones, wallets, pens, watches or notebooks. With the design Daniel Farkas and Beata Csortan want to unclutter the keychain and make it aesthetically pleasing. "As an avid bike rider, …

Burton Canyon Pack - Heritage Style Meets Organizational Ease

Burton Canyon Pack – Heritage Style Meets Organizational Ease

Boasting 28 liters of capacity, the Canyon Pack (available in assorted colors, shown here in Rustbucket Rip, $65) by snowboard brand Burton has a beautiful faded Oxford weave and is perfectly blending vintage style with modern day organization. It's big enough to hold all your gear and provides daily ease with internal, external and padded …

Mods Vs Rockers: Their Time And Their Bikes

Mods Vs Rockers: Their Time And Their Bikes

In 1964, the UK's Guardian newspaper reported Parliament rushed to combat teenage hooliganism at seaside resorts near Brighton and Margate before the August banking holiday. It didn’t appear to do much good as a fight broke out that summer involving thousands of Rockers and Mods battling it out while holidayers looked on in horror. Fierce …