Unsettle + Company's Commuter II Series
The idea for Unsettle + Company's Commuter II Series began with practicing yoga—specifically the desire to find a practical and well-designed way to lug around a yoga mat—but turned into a collection of bags for everyday commuters. The three-piece...
How and Why Converse Redesigned Their Logo
It’s possible you haven’t seen the new Converse logo, but it’s also possible you’ve seen it and not even realized it’s new. That’s because the redesigned mark draws inspiration directly from the brand’s heritage and uses elements that have been in...
Arc Phone Case's Advanced Ergonomics
In the phone case product category, just about everything feels as if it's been addressed, from waterproof and indestructible to bedazzled and novelty. And yet, the Arc Case—on Kickstarter now—doesn't look like any other and incorporates the functionality...
TRNK’s Debut Furniture Collection
Self-described "home enthusiasts," TRNK's co-founders Tariq Dixon and Nick Nemechek believe that your home is about self-expression and should be a sanctuary. After years of TRNK blending storytelling, editorial and commerce online it makes perfect...
ZAHA HADID DESIGN
COVE by Zaha Hadid Design for Boffi
Even a quick glimpse at the late Dame Zaha Hadid's COVE kitchen for Boffi reveals the signature stylings of the acclaimed architect. The freestanding unit's smooth geometry makes reference to the curvilinear design of the MAXXI Museum of Art in...
Samsung's Chef Collection
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick It's likely that your kitchen can be a lot more sophisticated than it is right now. Sure, you can buy a fancy blender or smart tableware—but items like that are accessories in the creation of a kitchen. To really...
MADE IN USA
Newcomer furniture brand Maiden Home sticks out from the well-known names we've grown up with, tackling a pretty difficult industry to enter. The e-commerce company offers made-to-order, customizable furniture built in the US at a price point you...
2018 VOLVO XC60
Test Drive: 2018 Volvo XC60
by Sue Mead Motoring along a two-lane roadway in Catalonia that coils through small Spanish villages, the views of Montserrat—a majestic, multi-peaked rocky range located near the port city of Barcelona—are dramatic. The Scandinavian-inspired interior...
COOL HUNTING Omakase 2017
We're proud to announce the 2017 edition of 2017 CH Omakase, our second annual collection of holiday gifts, is now available for purchase. Last year we debuted our COOL HUNTING Omakase collection—a holiday gift box of epic proportions, filled with...
The Thing Quarterly's "ONE LAST THING"
As the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end," and such is the case with 10-year-old conceptual publication The Thing Quarterly, whose final issue is available for pre-order now. The last issue is (aptly) a pair of bookends designed by...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
OUTPOST TRADE SHOW
Outpost Upends the Trade Show Format
Twice a year the outdoor industry descends on Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer, a massive four-day event at the Salt Palace Convention Center featuring next season's products. From athletes and buyers to media, the cavernous hall is packed with...
SILA's Stylish, Affordable Women's Watches
Straps are an important design element of the newly launched SILA watch collection, debuting on Kickstarter today. In fact, SILA—which stands for "Sorry I'm Late Again"—has 23 strap options. Three metal jewelry chain colors (silver, gold and rose...
SANTA CROCE SULLARNO
Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin's Aurelien Production Facility
Tuscany's international renown stems from its nature and art—the beauty of the hills and the enduring magic of the Renaissance. The crafts of the region are also very well known—leather in particular. But most people are unaware of the level of sophistication...
Sabah House, Venice
A sun-dappled pathway from Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice leads to the newest Sabah House. They've filled the small white structure with vibrant, natural leather shoes stacked from floor to ceiling. The atmosphere feels so aptly “California” that...
FIAT 124 SPIDER ABARTH
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...
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 + 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...
THE BATTERY CONSERVANCY
THE BATTERY NEW YORK SCARF
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...
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...
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'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 MARS YARD
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...
BMW ART CAR
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, 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...
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...