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 …

District Vision’s Meditation Toolkit

The NYC-based brand has extended its range of goods for runners and active souls

Since rolling out their range of eyewear in 2015, District Vision has been working on more and more style-forward sports- and wellness-related goods. The latest from the brand (co-founded by Tom Daly and Max Vallot, who previously worked at Saint Laurent and Acne) is their Meditation Toolkit—a collection of items that were inspired by time spent with runners for meditation sessions before races—ostensibly extending their …

The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Did It Again

In 1967, though there were no official rules banning women from competing in the Boston Marathon, race director Jock Semple tried to rip 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer’s bib off her mid-race. Registering without suspicion by using only her first two initials and last name, Switzer (after the ambush) finished the marathon in just over four hours. This week, 50 years later, Switzer participated in the marathon …