Inside Kohler’s Century-Old Wisconsin Factory

Touring the American-made manufacturer of brass, porcelain and steel sinks, bathtubs and toilets

There’s a great number of things we interact with on a daily basis that are too easy to assume have been made by machines. Take, for example, toilets, sinks and bathtubs. These steel, porcelain and brass pieces of industrial design are so commonplace that it’s nearly impossible to image a human hand touching each in their fabrication process. Though as we saw during a recent …

Sonos Blue Note PLAY:1

A shared passion for HiFi audio and dedication to the world's best music breads a unique and colorful collaboration

We’ve long been supporters of Sonos, watching their evolution over the past 10 years—we even teamed up with lighting designer Lindsey Adelman to create a one-off Soundalier during NYCxDESIGN week in 2012. That said, the HiFi audio-obsessed brand had yet to release an official limited edition speaker—until today’s announcement of the Blue Note PLAY:1. As Sonos’ VP of Design Tad Toulis says, “When the right …

KiiTAG 2 Ultimate Phone Accessory

A car key fob-sized device with built-in phone charger, USB drive, remote camera shutter and more

Though comical in hindsight, the helpless feeling many encounter when their phone dies while away from home can be crippling. Same goes for when trapped in a conversation you’d rather not be having. With solutions to these two situations, and many more, the KiiTAG 2 is the latest tech concept on Kickstarter to catch our eye. An update on the original KiiTAG item finder from …

Campvibes Communique W15

Poler heads to Croatia with Nike SB and goes ice skating in Sweden in their second print publication

As longtime supporters of Poler and their casual approach to outdoor apparel and equipment, we were excited to see the Portland-based brand branch into print this past fall with Campvibes Communique magazine. Now, they’re at it again with the very recent release of W15. Packed with beautiful photography and no shortage of Poler’s latest product, the seasonal publication features a myriad of adventures from around …

Officine Mermaid’s Custom Ducati Scrambler

The Milan-based shop reimagines the already capable bike as a badass off-road machine at home on any terrain

Though it opened in 2009, we first stumbled upon Officine Mermaid in 2013 while exploring Milan between appointments during Design Week. Located in the Motoquartiere—an intersection of streets lined with motorcycle part shops, vintage clothing stores and exclusive garages now home to Deus ex Machina Milano and a whole host of other motorcycle-centric operations—Officine Mermaid has expanded to keep up with the area’s growth, beefing …