Do Book Company

New publishing house from Do Lectures produces pocket-sized guides to inspire and instruct

“The idea is a simple one,” says Do Lectures founder David Hieatt, “people who do things can inspire the rest of us to go and do things too.” This is the premise of the small yet mighty Ideas Conference, held annually on eco-tour-worthy farms in West Wales and California. Now it is also the mantra for a new arm of the Do brand, the Do …

Best Made Co. Masanobu VG-10 Knife Series

Traditionally crafted Japanese blades and a comprehensive handbook

Best known for their brightly painted axes, NYC-based outdoor enthusiasts Best Made Co. deal in all things outdoor-oriented, so long as they’re of the highest quality and craftsmanship. The latest to hit the Best Made online market is the Masanobu VG-10 Knife Series, a set of three expertly made Japanese steel knives. Falling in line with a fine selection of Japanese-made products already available through …

Weiwei-isms

Intelligent ruminations from China's most notorious radical artist

In his fight for freedom of expression, Ai Weiwei’s words are his ammunition. And fortunately, the controversial Chinese artist wields intellectual commentary with the voracity of a machine gun. For those who share his sentiments about the synonymity of art and activism, the new book “Weiwei-isms” is like having a nuclear arsenal of critical thinking right in your back pocket. For Weiwei, “Everything is art. …