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 …

Honolulu Bans Cellphones on Crosswalks

Come 25 October 2017, if you can’t seem to peel your eyes from your phone while crossing a street in Honolulu, you might be slapped with a $15 to $99 fine. The Hawaiian capital will be the first major city in the USA to pass a law like this—aiming to reduce injury and death blamed on “smartphone zombies.” Mayor Kirk Caldwell tells Reuters, “We hold …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

How art helps cops do a better job, a 101-year-old artist's first solo show and more in this week's look around the web

1. Chicago’s Proposed Aerial Cable Car System While some cities are considering self-driving pods or improved water ferry routes (like Singapore and NYC respectively), Chicago is looking to the sky to transport its citizens. Architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield have just unveiled plans for a series of sky-bound cable cars that would move passengers between the city’s architectural landmarks—from Wacker Drive on …

Vibes Earplugs

A discreet design from the new brand keeps post-concert tinnitus away

As warmer weather approaches, festival season is nigh—and there’s a new brand on the block wanting to keep one of our most invaluable assets protected. Not an iPhone case, but earplugs specifically intended for live concerts. Minneapolis-based Vibes, founded by Jackson Mann, joins others like Dubs, EarPeace and Etymotic Research in providing a more usable alternative to foam earplugs. Leaning toward a more discreet look, …

ICNY SS16 Cold Summer

More shiny socks and hi-vis jackets in the sportswear brand's new collection of reflective apparel

Reflective specialist brand ICNY (read it out as “Eye See New York”) launched in 2012 when designer Michael Cherman was hit by a car while biking home from work. The Brooklyn-based label started out with Cherman hand-pressing 3M reflective fabric onto socks, and ICNY has expanded to stylish athleisure pieces for all genders that scream to be seen, day or night. The just launched SS16 …