Lexus Introduces its First-Ever Luxury Yacht, the LY 650

The carmaker's debut boat is sporty, elegant and opulent

Based on the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept from 2017, the LY 650 (which debuted last week in Florida) marks the production-scale debut for the brand’s boating category. The 65-foot vessel is the result of a collaboration between Lexus (the luxury vehicle division of the Toyota), Wisconsin-based Marquis Yachts and studio Nuvolari Lenard. At $3+ million, the boat is high-tech and sporty, yet stylish and sophisticated—embodying the …

Interview: Discommon Founder Neil Ferrier

Insight from the industrial designer and "Chief Conspirator"

Since the launch of their consumer product line in 2015, with The Watch Wallet, we’ve seen California-based design firm Discommon produce a number of jaw-dropping takes on relatively commonplace items. From a whisky tumbler made from aerospace-grade aluminum to ultra high-tech flasks, Discommon has a knack for taking the simple and making it extraordinary. What we’ve long wanted to know is where these ideas come …

Oru Kayak’s Inlet Makes Kayaking More Accessible

Available on Kickstarter now, a 10 foot kayak that folds down to the size of a suitcase

Many desire time out on the water, but few have the space to store a boat or full-length kayak. Oru Kayak, on the other hand, aims to make kayaking more accessible. Their offerings, which fold down to manageable sizes, are inspired by origami and work the same as any other vessel. While they launched their first product on Kickstarter seven years ago, they return to …