Minor Variety T-Shirts

by Andrew Potash In an era when the t-shirt market is saturated with all-over prints and every company has an "artist" collaboration, it's refreshing to see the La Jolla, CA-based label Minor Variety take it back to the basics. The visionaries behind the brand were tired of tees acting as billboards, yet wanted a shirt with a little more flare than a plain tee. Minor …

Guanni After the Fire Chocolates

After losing her home and business in the October 2007 fires, San Diego-based chocolatier Mariella Balbi of Guanni Chocolates created the "After the Fire" collection featuring exotic flavors from her native Peru. Made from organic cacao, natural ingredients and free of any preservatives, chemicals or waxes, the collection includes chocolates flavored with pumpkin, Pisco (Brandy), Aruma (hot pepper), Bukare (a dark chocolate), Cusco with Aji …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Bruce Shapiro

Part artist, part scientist, Bruce Shapiro uses technology to craft beautifully kinetic creations

Northern California-based artist Bruce Shapiro makes the kind of kinetic sculpture that mesmerizes and dazzles visitors at science museums using computers and simple motors, a practice he terms “The Art of Motion Control.” In episode 94 we visit Bruce at the Maker Fair and at his home to learn more about works like “Pipedream,” effectively a screen that uses bubbles in place of pixels, “Sisyphus, …