Iceland exists as if out of the mind of a science fiction writer — not in the futuristic sense, but as some timeless place, where the elements that created the earth meet the people who harness its power. It is perhaps the most exotic place on Earth. And it’s only a five-hour flight from Manhattan.
One terrible shot and 24 iconic shots
The short film 87 Bounces, produced by the French design studio HOTU, follows a single, stray basketball shot through 24 classic movies before it finally hits the back of the net.
Stow and Go
Meet the folding commuter bike that will steamroll your fixie.
Wheels for the working man
From the Archives: Long gone are the days when the commuter bike was an old-school mountain bike with a potpourri of parts and a rear wheel that was only roughly true. A rise in people looking to build fitness, lower their carbon footprint or simply have fun while getting around has created a big market for commuter bikes. Here are some of our favorites for 2014.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: Be your own shoeshiner, a fancy ice maker (for cocktails), quality vests from Archival Clothing and Crescent Down Works and more.
Tokyobike’s arrival in New York City feels like fate. A cruise around the Avenues proved that the lightweight, small, eclectic bikes are ideal city commuters.
7 Pants, 2 Wheels, 1 Handsome Dude
Commuting cyclists require a specific type of pant. These seven are designed to handle the wind, rain, grime and out-of-control cabbies.
Bien sûr !
For the 11th installment of our Timekeeping Selects series with Analog/Shift, we’re presenting an OMEGA Seamaster Professional “SHOM” ($3,500), designed for the study of French coasts in 1973 by the Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine.
Lights, Engine, Action
Vanmoof claims they’ve built “the world’s first intelligent commuter bike”. We took their word to the road, pedal testing to see if something worthy of the Stedelijk can hang on American tarmac.
Ticking off the week's news in watches
This Week in Watches: Breitling commemorates AOPA’s 75th anniversary, the return of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958, interstellar watches from Zenith and Geo.Graham and more.
Seriously fashionable cyclists
From the Archives: New York City has the largest bike-share system in the country, with 600 stations and 10,000 bikes, not to mention more than 600 miles of bike lanes. But as photographer Sam Polcer’s new book, New York Bike Style, shows, the cyclists themselves — and their style — are a city treasure. Polcer, who regularly photographs cyclists in New York for his blog, Preferred Mode, shared a preview of his book with GP.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: waterproof formal attire by Samuelshon, HTC’s handheld camera, a new collab from Sperry Top-Sider and Barneys New York, a siege-proof dock lock and more.
Daily green without the groan
From miserly compacts to full-sized fuel-sipping sedans, you can have your cake and eat it, too, with both style and a serious salute to the environment. These five excellently executed everyday hybrids meld style and sensibility.
An American Icon, Born To be wild
“The Story of the Chopper” explores the surprising birth and history of the world’s most recognizable motorcycle style.
Knows You So Well It Finishes Your Sentences
With this month’s introduction of iOS 8, SwiftKey — along with other alternative keyboards — have made their way over to the iPhone demographic. Suddenly, taking the words right out of one’s mouth is all the rage, but what’s it to you?