4th of July Blues

Keep red and white to wines, and find summer party decor in this everlasting hue

Hold the urge to decorate your house and yard with red, white and blue; it only works for one weekend anyway. With long-term enjoyment in mind, we’re sticking with the blues this upcoming holiday weekend. In a year in which politics are especially important—and emotions are running at all-time highs on all sides—it’s especially important to to keep a level of patriotic hope alive. Enjoy …

Linha Combine Portable Table Set

Bamboo rounds stack up in an eco-friendly approach to picnics

Brazilian design company Bold announced this week Linha Combine, an all-in-one set for transporting family-style meals. During the presentation at Rio+Design, we were struck by the combination of sharp design, eco-consciousness and material innovation. Linha Combine features Bambootube, a fibrous material made from bamboo and rice husks, and the design looks to be riffing on the ubiquitous Indian dabbawala lunch tin. Cups, plates and bowls …

The Live Issue

SF-based Pop-Up Magazine brings their live act to NYC for a collaborative production with ESPN The Magazine

While the big debate among publications today mainly falls over print versus digital, Pop-Up Magazine offers a new way to think about editorial formatting with their with their ephemeral live events. At four “issues” strong, the performances piqued the interest of ESPN The Magazine‘s editor-in-chief Gary Belsky, who brought the San Francisco-based team behind Pop-Up to NYC for an unrehearsed, sports-enthused “Live Issue.” The upshot …