New On-Piste Women’s Gear

Resort-ready accessories for having fun while staying warm and safe

The term “piste” comes from Europe and refers to the groomed and/or packed snow trails that resorts offer riders and sliders. With avalanche concerns handled by the ski patrol and lifts/gondolas efficiently taking you to the top of the mountain, resort skiing should be a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Yet having savvy resort gear can enhance a trip and make the difference between just a …

Maison & Objet 2018: Products for City Commuters

Backpacks, helmets, lights and more for those on the move

With some 54% of the world’s population living in cities (a percentage that continues to increase), it’s no surprise that we found a lot of products for commuters—specifically cyclists—at this year’s Maison & Objet. From headphone cleaning kits to foldable helmets, lights, bags, and more, each of our favorite pieces below combine design with functionality and practicality. Of course, style isn’t sacrificed. Melbourne, Australia’s Memobottle …

An Eco-Friendly Paper Bike Helmet

Brooklyn-based inventor Isis Shiffer has just taken home the prestigious International James Dyson Foundation Award (given to students with groundbreaking design proposals) for her EcoHelmet. The helmet has been constructed from radial, honeycomb designed paper making it as sturdy as the plastic helmets on the market. There’s also a biodegradable coating that protects the paper from up to three hours of light rain. But perhaps …

DCA Design’s Optic Augmented Reality Cyclist Helmet

This year's Red Dot "Best of the Best" mobility concept award winner

Snap judgments play a heavy role in the world of cycling. And now, Warwickshire, UK—based agency DCA Design has a proposal to give cyclists even more necessary information to make decisions quickly and safely. Their proposal for Optic, the winner of this year’s Red Dot “Best of the Best” concept award in the mobility category, integrates a drop-down visor into a bike helmet. More than …

Max Steiner Costumes at The Shop at The Standard, High Line

Luxuriant animal-inspired masks and helmets by the Brooklyn-based designer

Halloween is on the horizon and for those still without a costume, The Shop at The Standard, High Line has a solution. For a second time, they’ve embarked on a curated collaboration with designer Max Steiner—and this year features a bounty of his eccentric and alluring masks, helmets and glasses. From animal-inspired pieces to devilish masks and blindfolds, each carries an odd charm. Perhaps what …