Tiktaalik’s Field Knife Set

Super-compact, chef-quality camping tools meant for travel and home

Portland, Oregon-based Tiktaalik, founded by Swedish industrial designer Carl Jonsson, is focusing on creating quality tools for enjoying adventures to their fullest, and their first product—a Field Knife Set—aims to address the lack of high-quality knives designed specifically for outdoor cooking, camping and the like. Made from a very hard Swedish Sandvik steel, the set of three Field Knives is interestingly designed without a grip, …

Wearable “Artist Statements”

Contemporary artists Jenny Holzer, Alec Soth and more collaborate on a T-shirt collection for Minneapolis Institute of Arts' 100th anniversary

Ohio-born contemporary artist Jenny Holzer started out in abstract painting but later moved into conceptual art—using words as her medium of choice. She finds her inspiration from past historical events and current political relations, which encourage her to formulate phrases and create her conceptual works that she believes send a clearer message to the public. Some of Holzer’s works are in the Minneapolis Institute of …

Sixfold’s Dynamic Leather Carriers

A range of handmade products from the Hudson Valley for toting beer

Sixfold, located in the Hudson Valley, is a small group of craftspeople who share the common goal of revolutionizing product design. They manufacture leather beer-carriers and other accessories like bottle openers while maintaining a production that is as friendly to the environment as possible. Their products are up on Kickstarter now, primarily to fund their own in-house laser machine which cuts leather into their special …