A Beautiful Speedometer for Bikes

Omata's new accessory hides savvy GPS tech underneath its easily legible analog face

Shout-out to designers who are also obsessed with cycling because their work frequently results in something new and clever, like the arresting Omata One. Mounted onto a bike, the speedometer’s unique analog face informs of the four most relevant ride metrics (speed, distance, ascent and time). Of equal importance, it stays extremely legible even when you’re hightailing down steep slopes. Of note, the 18 mph …

Lomography x Nixon: Analog Russia

A chilling surf trip to the country's northeast coast, captured in film by surfers and photographers alike

In the northeast corner of Russia lies the Kamchatka Peninsula. As beautiful as it is barren, the remote and harsh landscape is sparsely populated and surely an acquired taste for the small but steady number of adventure-seekers that visit year-round. The summers are cool and the winters see raging storms batter the volcanic coast (29 of the 160 are active) where snow is often accompanied …

Moog Music Factory Tour

Behind the scenes where the famed analog synths are designed, engineered, built and tested

In the hubbub between panels showcasing the future of music composition and performance (like autonomous robots in operas) and outdoor shows by the likes of Giorgio Moroder, we took a breather during Moogfest (the recently revived five-day showcase of music and technology) to take a private tour of the Moog Music Factory. Though Bob Moog (rhymes with “rogue”) was born and raised in New York …

Photo Film Screenprint Series

Jerome Daksiewicz pays tribute to analog photography with a series of film package-inspired posters

These days, shooting film photography is about much more than just taking an analog approach to the activity of capturing images. Every aspect can be savored—from the smell of fresh film to the acute understanding that each frame is precious. And, for Chicago-based designer Jerome Daksiewicz of NOMO studio, even the packaging of his film is worth recognizing. To celebrate the simple, informative graphic design …

Charged: Shindo Laboratory

Ken Shindo's sculpture-like amps and pre-amps turn the experience of listening to music into an emotion-packed one

The 2011 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” at first appears to be a film about an 85-year-old sushi chef and his world-famous dishes, though it’s really about a man’s lifelong quest to continually make better sushi—to continually strive to master his craft. In the world of hi-fi audio equipment, Jiro’s counterpart, if there ever was one, would be fellow countryman Ken Shindo, whose hand-made tube …