Free Universal Construction Kit

Connect Legos, Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs and more with downloadable 3D adapters

There exist few limits to a child’s potential for creativity, and the blocks that accumulate on the playroom floor may seem equally boundless as kids are left to explore. Breaking down the boundaries between various branded construction sets like K’Nex, Legos and Lincoln Logs, two prominent technology-focused research and development labs—Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) and Synaptic Lab—teamed up to create the Free Universal Construction …

Pearl and the Beard

The Brooklyn band ditches discs for posters printed with download codes

At the close of a recent show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Jocelyn Mackenzie of Brooklyn-based band Pearl and the Beard held a screen-printed poster before a stupefied, packed house. Foregoing the disposable medium of CDs or LPs, the band employs the poster as the only tangible key to the band’s “Prodigal Daughter Extended Single” release. “The music industry has changed and a new …

An Interview with Elliot Aronow

RCRD LBL's creative director gives us some insight into the world of music and start-ups

An extensive collection of diverse artists combined with a huge assortment of free and legal downloads, RCRD LBL is the premiere site for discovering emerging artists. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with RCRD LBL’s Creative Director Elliot Aronow, who told us about music distribution, start-ups and the importance of sharing. How do you describe RCRD LBL? RCRD LBL is an editorially driven, …