A Beautiful Speedometer for Bikes

Omata's new accessory hides savvy GPS tech underneath its easily legible analog face

Shout-out to designers who are also obsessed with cycling because their work frequently results in something new and clever, like the arresting Omata One. Mounted onto a bike, the speedometer’s unique analog face informs of the four most relevant ride metrics (speed, distance, ascent and time). Of equal importance, it stays extremely legible even when you’re hightailing down steep slopes. Of note, the 18 mph …

Lomography x Nixon: Analog Russia

A chilling surf trip to the country's northeast coast, captured in film by surfers and photographers alike

In the northeast corner of Russia lies the Kamchatka Peninsula. As beautiful as it is barren, the remote and harsh landscape is sparsely populated and surely an acquired taste for the small but steady number of adventure-seekers that visit year-round. The summers are cool and the winters see raging storms batter the volcanic coast (29 of the 160 are active) where snow is often accompanied …

Moog Music Factory Tour

Behind the scenes where the famed analog synths are designed, engineered, built and tested

In the hubbub between panels showcasing the future of music composition and performance (like autonomous robots in operas) and outdoor shows by the likes of Giorgio Moroder, we took a breather during Moogfest (the recently revived five-day showcase of music and technology) to take a private tour of the Moog Music Factory. Though Bob Moog (rhymes with “rogue”) was born and raised in New York …