Design

Gift Guide
12 gifts for the aesthete

12 Guys of Christmas: The Designer

They speak to Adobe software like a petulant brother, organize bookshelves by color for "fun" and fill photo albums with typefaces. They find calm through arranging objects in right angles (whether it's their property or not) and take pleasure knowing that they'll always notice the details we philistines ignore. "They"

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Unique Travel Guides via Algorithm

DELI Scatters the Tourist Herd

DELI is a free web-based app that offers users tailor-made travel advice for both visitors and locals with ranging interests. Based in Amsterdam, the service plans to expand mid-2015.

Gift Guide
12 gifts for the aesthete

12 Guys of Christmas: The Designer

They speak to Adobe software like a petulant brother, organize bookshelves by color for "fun" and fill photo albums with typefaces. They find calm through arranging objects in right angles (whether it's their property or not) and take pleasure knowing that they'll always notice the details we philistines ignore. "They"

Resistance is futile

Zerocaster

The Zerocaster ($26 each) was designed by a bona fide rocket scientist in a space lab to transform your office chariot into a veritable Ferrari, especially in the black and red color schema. Their axle-less, precision ABEC ball bearings and

Make hoarding look good

Menu A/S Juuri Storage Containers

Juuri Storage Containers from Danish homewares design company, Menu A/S, are made of very durable and heat-resistant borosilicate glass and stripped of unnecessary decoration or adornment for a very masculine aesthetic. A flexible silicone collar placed between the glass sections

In good hands

Capelli Stool by Carol Catalano

We don't give a lot of thought to the design of stools when it comes to choosing furniture for our pads. You can choose some cheap jobber from Ikea or you can find something that makes a statement. The Capelli

Luxurious terrarium living

Stay | Attrap’Rêves

Attrap' Rêves (or dreamcatcher in English), is an innovative French hotel chain located in the Alps, Provence, and Côtes d'Azur regions, geared towards eco-friendly travelers who dream of sleeping under an open night sky with all of the comforts of home. Each

(Foos)baller status

Teckell Luxury Foosball Tables

Apart from a home theater and a pool table, few other fixtures enhance the sheer entertainment value of a man cave like a foosball table -- even for us pigskin loving Yankees. Yet they never had that classy, luxurious feel to them

Doodle Vicariously

Moleskine Inspiration & Process in Architecture Series

Moleskines are great for jotting down personal flashes of inspiration. But what if you could purchase the Moleskines of other, equally brilliant minds -- to peer into their brainstorming and creative process. That's the idea behind the company's new Architect

Hidden In Plain Sight

Quarterre Bike Racks

Quarterre is first and foremost a London-based, multi-disciplinary design studio that has been lending their talents to luxury manufacturers over the past four decades in the fields of transport, product, and entertainment design. They also dabble in creating fantastic looking

High Living

Design Spotlight: LEAP

The living ecological alpine pod, or LEAP, wears its heart right on its name tag and provides all of the benefits of traditional mountain shelters -- think trekking basecamps, not lavish homes -- but with a significantly smaller environmental

Insightful sightseeing

Herb Lester City Guides

For most people, the term travel guide triggers visions of stout books, stuffed to the margins with 10 point font and the occasional over-saturated color photo. Boutique firm Herb Lester and Associates rebels against this stereotype by working with exceptional

Winging It

Ford Evos Concept

Concept cars, by their very nature, are designed to floor the gas pedal of our automotive imagination. The Ford Evos achieves this end with flying colors, and then some -- thanks in large part to the striking pose of its not

Solving It, One Design At a Time

Interview: 30 Minutes with Peter Bristol of Carbon Design

Chances are that if you're reading this, you're as completely and unashamedly obsessed with objects as we are. Interviews with designers are our way of getting back to the source and seeing who’s behind some of our favorite gear, and

Look Out Nike Plus

Beat Workout Watch

We love a good mechanical watch, but when it comes to workouts, our obsession with analog craftsmanship takes a backseat to functionality. The Beat Workout Watch ($TBD) checks all the boxes of the ultimate exercise companion. Pairing a shoe based

Chair Apparent

Flux Chair

Not unlike wearing a digital watch with a bespoke suit, a folding chair has a way of making everything else look cheap. The Flux Chair is different. Designed by two Hollanders, Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten, the Flux chair was

Fire and Nice

MCZ Scenario Fire

The season for fire building is something we're all trying to forget now, but planning ahead never hurts. This striking wall installation is actually composed of a free-standing steel structure that can contain either a gas or wood burning fire pit

A fan after Q's own heart

Stadler Form Q-Fan

Stadler Form has a knack for making ordinary household objects look like museum pieces. The Q fan is part air blower and part letter, which happens to be the trademark of Swiss designer Carlo Borer. Made from a combination of

No, it's not Elton John's ride

Mini Rocketman Concept

Mini is clearly not running out ideas. Case in point, the newly introduced Mini Rocketman Concept is a fairly radical design, even for Mini. Its exterior dimensions are closer to the original at only 11 feet long, and makes use

The Yellow Pages did what?

Redwoods Treehouse

Looking like a beautiful fat onion on a stick, the Redwoods Treehouse is a stunning achievement in architecture that shows what a mind can create if left unfettered. It just so happens that it has also garnered numerous architectural

Fine Design

Wall & Decò Wallpapers

The work of Wall & Decò has nothing in common with the stuff you see on a typical Home Depot weekend. Yes, they technically make wallpaper, but they aren't in the business of creating drab monothematic patterns. Instead, the firm is

Old Wood With A New Purpose

Haskel Sears Reclaimed Hardwood Furniture

We all love Ikea for what it is, but no self-respecting man passes a fiberboard desk down to his kids. At some point we have to grow up and invest in furniture that will leave a legacy, so it only makes