Dankland’s Green Party T-Shirt

The LA-based agency encourages Americans to vote pro-legalization when pot's on the ballot this November

America, for all its pros and cons, is constantly evolving. We have an astoundingly long list of scientists and innovators who’ve helped keep the nation―and the human race―moving forward. A strength that’s harder to quantify but visible in history books is that the United States is malleable, by design, and its residents have the ability to change laws when time exposes injustices. We’ll save you …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

First kisses, net neutrality, Bill Cunningham and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Disarming Design From Palestine In conflict-ridden Palestine, the rich history of craftsmanship and design is sometimes overlooked. Newly minted cooperative Disarming Design From Palestine showcases the region’s unique wares and design talent, including olive wood carving and garment production using traditional materials with contemporary styling. A look at the cooperative’s workshops and process reveals a crop of talent seldom exposed to the wider design …

Halo Belt 2.0

First kisses, net neutrality, Bill Cunningham and more in our weekly look at the web

Last year San Francisco’s Rickshaw Bagworks teamed up with their neighbors Halo Belt Company on an illuminated messenger bag, which smartly utilized Halo’s LED fiber optic bands. Halo is now introducing a second Kickstarter for their reflective Belt 2.0, an easy, rechargeable accessory to wear when cycling, jogging or doing anything in a low visibility situation. With saving lives their main mission, the compassionate company …

Disarming Design From Palestine

First kisses, net neutrality, Bill Cunningham and more in our weekly look at the web

In conflict-ridden Palestine, the rich history of craftsmanship and design is sometimes overlooked. Newly minted cooperative Disarming Design From Palestine showcases the region’s unique wares and design talent, including olive wood carving and garment production using traditional materials with contemporary styling. A look at the cooperative’s workshops and process reveals a crop of talent seldom exposed to the wider design world with products that are …

Rethinking The Smartwatch

First kisses, net neutrality, Bill Cunningham and more in our weekly look at the web

As we continue to sync and shrink our personal devices, it’s clear the smartwatch industry will be an exciting space to watch. So far though, it seems that most designers are focused on the technological components, with less interest in aesthetics. To address this, Hungarian designer Gábor Balogh has taken a more conventional approach by marrying the handsome form of a classic wristwatch with the …