Studio Visit: Neal Feay Designer, Alex Rasmussen

A master of the beauty and utility of high-end anodized aluminum

Not many individuals consider or work with one sole material, but this is precisely what high-end fabricator Alex Rasmussen—of Neal Feay Studio—does with anodized aluminum. Growing up in his grandfather’s aluminum factory (located in a coastline alcove near the Santa Barbara airport) Rasmussen is a lifelong acolyte. He has dedicated himself to exploring the potential in the finer side of aluminum as a design medium, …

RIIND’s Machined Aluminum The Pen

A continuous cam implement that can fit 35 different types of ink cartridge refills

We’ve mentioned this before, but there’s no better (and more enjoyable) way to write than with a good pen. It just feels different—from the pressure fingers apply to the angle with which it is pulled. And while there is an array of heirloom quality pens out there, new design house RIIND (founded by two MIT engineering grads) has a more affordable alternative called The Pen. …

Discommon Goods Lowball Glass

A tumbler designed for enhancing your whisky-drinking experience

Fresh off the launch of their Watch Wallet, Discommon Goods announced today, 15 July 2015, their ergonomically designed aluminum Lowball Whisky Tumbler and it’s different from any other whisky glass you’ve seen. Unlike traditional glass whisky tumblers, theirs is made with machined aerospace-grade aluminum and anodized for durability and longevity, two of the values that Discommon seeks when crafting their products. While the material and …