Gudak Cam “Disposable Camera” App for iOS

Simulate the much-loved, analog Kodak experience that's fading into history

From a “film roll” of 24 shots to three days dedicated to “processing” after images are snapped, the Gudak Cam app does more than borrow graphic design from the disposable cameras of yesteryear; the company is attempting to replicate the emotions affixed to the process. With regard to design, the sideways layout of the “camera back” and the tiny viewfinder help to recall the physical …

Arc Phone Case’s Advanced Ergonomics

A multifunctional X-shaped wrap for iPhones, Androids and the Google Pixel

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 of many. An ergonomic criss-crossed body set atop heavy knit elastic strips actually allows room for a finger to slip behind—mimicking the functionality of a ring. Rivets …

Eliza McNitt’s Tale of Three Female Astronauts, “Dot of Light”

A short, powerful documentary made in collaboration with Google for National Space Day

It seems that just about every day we receive some sort of space-related inspiration—most of it pertaining to wild discoveries or groundbreaking scientific assessments. For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt looked at subject matter a little closer to home. Through a partnership with Google, she profiled three female astronauts—Dr Kathryn D. Sullivan, Nicole Stott, and Anousheh Ansari—and assembled a short, powerful documentary film. The …

Montblanc’s Google-Powered Summit Smartwatch

Android Wear 2.0 custom designed inside the luxury brand's 1858 collection case

The wearable technology boom began with many pieces foregoing traditional watch design aesthetics. Since, however, Samsung and Apple (and many more tech companies) have adopted attributes belonging to horological language, hoping to lure in the traditional watch wearer. And yet, one can easily differentiate these attempts from the centuries of wristwatch development. Yesterday, Montblanc announced their foray down a different route. Within cases referencing their …

Porter & Sail’s Travel Concierge Service in Barcelona

Navigating the Spanish city with expert cultural recommendations

With Casa Bonay (a 19th century mansion turned 67-room boutique hotel) as our home base, we recently spent time in Barcelona exploring the recommendations of digital concierge service Porter & Sail. We first looked into the app’s potential during London’s Frieze Week last year and found their system to be unique and effective. Porter & Sail partners with smart, design-forward hotels—like Casa Bonay (and The …