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TEST DRIVES
CARS
FIAT
FIAT SPIDER
FIAT 124 SPIDER ABARTH
AUTO
DRIVING
MAZDA
Test Drive: FIAT’s 124 Spider Abarth
by Justin Kaehler FIAT’s 124 Spider traces its history back to 1968, when the original Pininfarina-designed roadster of the same name first hit the world stage. This ’68 Spider was everything an Italian automobile should be: a stripped-down...
RETAIL
INTERVIEWS
HERMAN MILLER
NYC
INTERIOR DESIGN
FURNITURE
Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We met Jennie Maneri at the Herman Miller NYC store on a recent morning before its opening hours. She greeted us with a cup of Earl Grey tea in-hand and, despite clearly setting foot in to a store, we kind of felt like we were in her home. And that...
HODINKEE
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
WRISTWATCHES
TAG HEUER
CARRERA
MECHANICAL WATCHES
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
CHRONOS
CHRONOGRAPHS
HODINKEE + TAG Heuer Limited Edition Chronograph Wristwatch
Leave it to the team at HODINKEE to find a vintage timepiece—of which only 20 known examples exist—and bring it to life with contemporary flair and relevance. The "Skipperera," reference 7754, debuted in 1967—a Tag Heuer commission following...
HERMES
SCARVES
THE BATTERY CONSERVANCY
ACCESSORIES
THE BATTERY NEW YORK SCARF
MANHATTAN
THE BATTERY
SILK
NYC
Hermès' Limited Edition "The Battery New York" Scarf
A decade ago Hermès opened the doors to a retail location on Broad Street in lower Manhattan initiating a commercial return to a neighborhood in recovery. Only steps away, the Battery—a 25-acre park that now sees seven million visitors a year—was...
AUDI
TEST DRIVES
VANCOUVER ISLAND
BRITISH COLUMBIA
AUDI SQ5
AUTO DESIGN
AUTOMOBILES
CARS
AUTO
Test Drive: 2018 Audi SQ5
By Sue Mead Vancouver Island, BC—situated in the Pacific Northwest—is a picturesque location to test drive German automaker Audi’s newest small, upscale SUV. The island is rich with history and culture, and its landscape is nothing short of...
TECH
SMARTHOMES
HERMAN MILLER
WELLNESS
WELLBEING
HEALTH
FURNITURE
APPS
Herman Miller's New Live OS System
From cubicles to open-plan shared workspaces, the office is an ever-evolving beast. No longer is it a one-size-fits-all concept—from standing desks to napping pods and more, employers are finding new and tech-forward ways to keep their employees...
STRONGBODY APPAREL
ATHLETIC GEAR
APPAREL
YOGA
ATHLETICS
WORKOUT GEAR
CLOTHING
CANADA
VANCOUVER
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS
SPONSORED
Strongbody Apparel's Take on Athletic Gear
Activewear is an industry monopolized by a handful of internationally renowned brands, so it's no small feat for a start-up to enter the space successfully. Clever and courageous entrepreneurs Quincy Samycia and Meghan Conyers are making a splash thanks...
NIKE
NIKECRAFT
TOM SACHS
ART
ARTISTS
INSTALLATIONS
SPACE
NYC
NIKE MARS YARD
GOVERNORS ISLAND
Tom Sachs' Space Camp
Part film screening, part art installation and part obstacle course, Space Camp is a true marriage of art and fitness. Presented as a look into the routines that members of Tom Sachs' studio go through on a regular basis, the experience is set in a...
CARS
AUTO
BMW
BMW ART CAR
CHINA
ART
ARTISTS
DIGITAL ART
MULTIMEDIA
CAO FEI
Chinese Artist Cao Fei's BMW Art Car
by Alessandro De Toni When it comes to the incredible speed of development in China, the other side of the coin is corruption, pollution, social disparity, wild urbanization and more—themes not only tackled by daily news, but explored by Cao Fei...
GENESIS
TEST DRIVES
INTERVIEWS
CARS
AUTO
LUXURY
GENESIS AUTOMOTIVE
AUTOMOBILES
AUTO DESIGN
Genesis, The Newest Luxury Auto Brand
The auto business is a difficult one to crack in any market segment, but tackling the luxury category is an exercise in the sophisticated art of making, selling and servicing vehicles as well as entering into a business category with its own particularities...
CARS
AUTO
MCLAREN
DESIGN
LUXURY
SUPERCARS
F1
CAR RACING
TEST DRIVES
The Meteoric Rise of McLaren Automotive
by Jason Harper These days, new car companies rarely succeed. For every Tesla, there are 10 would-be companies that never get beyond an initial press release. Five years ago, we test drove the first model from a brand new car manufacturer, McLaren...
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SCIFI
MBANDF
MBF
LIMITED EDITION
SWITZERLAND
SWISS WATCHES
HORLOGERIE
FUTURISM
MB&F's HM6 Alien Nation Wristwatch
When MB&F first debuted the Horological Machine No. 6 (HM6) in 2014, it was clearly a timepiece unlike any other we had seen—spaceship inspired, curvy and luscious. The brand followed this version (known as the Space Pirate) with a second, featuring...
WEBSITES
WEBSITE HOSTING
SQUARESPACE
WEB DESIGN
ECOMMERCE
CHOMAKASE
SPONSORED
Design at Squarespace
Web-building platform Squarespace makes it easy for anyone and everyone to build a beautiful home online—you don't have to be a coding or design expert, because Squarespace makes everything simple and accessible. Design isn’t just a veneer at Squarespace...
CARS
CONCEPT CARS
BMW
LUXURY
COUPES
SPORTSCARS
Walking Around the BMW Concept 8 Series
First introduced in 1989, the 8 Series established a new design language for BMW by departing from upright and boxy forms in favor of a lower, wider stance and more angular nose. The full-size, four-seat coupe was immediately both iconic and curious...
DESIGN
KNOLL
FLORENCE KNOLL
ANNIVERSARY
FURNITURE
KNOLL FURNITURE
MIES VAN DER ROHE
MICHIGAN
Florence Knoll's 100th Birthday
Today marks Michigan-born design and furniture icon Florence Knoll's 100th birthday. While no longer designing, she carries an incredibly important place in American design history—thanks to her thoughtful creations that were functional but sleek...
FLOYD
MATTRESSES
BEDDING
FLOYD DETROIT
BEDS
HEADBOARDS
BEDROOM DECOR
DETROIT
Floyd's Attachable Birch Headboard
Over the past few years, a never-before-seen burst of interest in simple, well-designed bedroom items struck the direct-to-consumer e-commerce market. One of the brands leading this movement, Detroit-based Floyd, introduced a beautiful bed platform...
CHAIRS
SERGIO RODRIGUES
BRAZILIAN DESIGN
BRAZILIAN FURNITURE
FURNITURE
FURNITURE DESIGN
RE-EDITIONS
NYC
60 Years of Sergio Rodrigues' Mole Chair
The Rio de Janeiro-born Sergio Rodrigues, who passed away just a few years ago, wasn't called the father of Brazilian furniture lightly. His penchant for comfort, and beautiful local woods like jacaranda, resulted in designs like his late '50s...
DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
ARCHITECTURE
ITALY
MILAN
BOOKS
ENTRYWAYS OF MILAN
INGRESSI DI MILANO
Karl Kolbitz's "Entryways of Milan: Ingressi di Milano"
Over the centuries, Milan's style has been defined by its geographical position and illustrious history. The Italian city lies on a plain, equidistant from the sea and the mountains, and its climate is colder than Mediterranean Italy. Of course, French...
ARCKIT
ARCHITECTURE
TOYS
MODELING SYSTEM
MODELS
MINIATURES
CITYSCAPE
MASTERPLAN
KICKSTARTER
Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Since its launch in 2014, Arckit has provided architectural modeling systems for individuals of all skill levels—from children to dreamers and professional urban planners and designers. Their signature snap-together pieces and comprehensive kits allow...
STUDIOPEPE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
BRERA DESIGN APARTMENT
INTERIOR DESIGN
DESIGN
DECORATING
INTERIOR DECORATING
MILAN
EXHIBITIONS
Milan Design Week 2017: Studiopepe's "The Visit"
How do we offer access and exclusivity through design at the same time? How do we maintain intimacy in the age of social media? These are questions that seem to have yielded one of our favorite projects at Milan Design Week this year; "The Visit...
BEC BRITTAIN STUDIOS
LIGHTS
LIGHTING
LIGHTING DESIGN
LAMPS
PRISMS
SHY LIGHT
BROOKLYN
Bec Brittain Studios' Aries Collection
With her acclaimed SHY Light, designer Bec Brittain proposed a modular system that could be arranged to accommodate a room's needs. With SHY, thin LED tubes cast light outward in connected stretches. The result was a fixture that could illuminate...
STORIES AND OBJECTS
JAMIE PELAYO
SHOPS
STORES
ONLINE STORES
CHOCOLATE
VANILLA
PEARLS
JEWELRY
CLOTHES
KIMONOS
TRAVEL
Jamie Leilani Pelayo's Stories + Objects
As the worlds of lifestyle editorial and online retail grow closer and closer, consumers have come to expect a good story with their purchase. Marketing speak and focus group-approved narratives are so prevalent that authenticity is frequently...
WORKWEAR
DESIGN
LOS ANGELES
COMMUTERWEAR
APPAREL
CLOTHING
LA
ETHICAL FASHION
UNTUCKED WORKWEAR
Untucked Workwear's Dynamic Commuter Apparel
For any city commute via bus, metro, bike or skateboard, men can find a plethora of workwear options readily available. Locating functional and stylish items for women can pose more of a challenge. Thus, designer Colleen Monroe has created Untucked...
TEST DRIVES
CARS
AUTO
AUDI
2018 AUDI S4
2018 AUDI S5
DRIVING
PALM SPRINGS
CALIFORNIA
AUTO DESIGN
Test Drive: 2018 Audi S4 + S5
by Sue Mead A snaking, high-desert road course is the ideal test of the all-new 2018 Audi S4 and S5—cars that are spawned from the petri-dish of their ultra-high performance stablemates, the Audi R8 and RS. (To clarify: the German automaker...
OBJECTIFY 139
ACE HOTEL
ACE HOTELS
DESIGN
ARTISTS
COLLABORATIONS
FLAGS
ARTWORKS
LOS ANGELES
DOWNTOWN LA
CHARITIES
ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL AWARENESS
POLITICS
Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...
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