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A futurist musical short film at the New York Film Festival by Borscht Corp

Just two years ago we were drawn to an up-and-coming Miami filmmaker Lucas Leyva, and his annual hub of creativity, the Borscht Film Festival. It comes as no surprise that Leyva, who helms the festival, would appear on our radar again; this time with a darkly humorous short film that made its way to Sundance and is now being featured at the New York Film …

Octovo Leather Goods

A beautiful line of travel products designed to age gracefully as you adventure

From custom-made vegetable re-tanned Italian leather, OCTOVO has created a refined line of travel accessories—encompassing wallets, cases and bags. While each item is composed of lasting, quality materials, Octovo also embraces the idea that as you acquire travel experiences and stories, each item in the line will develop its own patina, or marks of age—as tends to be the case with leather. Thus, not only …

Tangeez Tangible Lights

Interactive, color-changing building blocks that let you play with light, by New York's Next Top Makers finalists

We first came across Tangeez—colorful, interactive, light-up building blocks—at this year’s Maker Faire. A long-anticipated reinvention of the classic toy, these mesmerizing, palm-sized objects change color as they’re stacked. Dubbed “physical pixels” by co-creators Emily Webster and Mustafa Bagdatli—two NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program Alumni—the internally illuminated lights are as entertaining for kids as they are for adults. Tangeez pack oodles of fun and myriad functions …