Studio Visit: Film Composer JunkieXL

Multi-instrumentalist Tom Holkenborg's creative space is brimming with equipment and inspiration

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Musician Tom Holkenborg works under the pseudonym JunkieXL and has created soundscapes for films like Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Dark Tower, and the upcoming Tomb Raider among many, many other projects. The Tarzana, LA-based artist works in a garage he converted into a studio that’s bursting with equipment, from classic instruments like guitars and keyboards to synthesizers that …

Alpinestars’ Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists

The new Tech-Air Street System detects crashes and deploys in milliseconds to protect the wearer's vital organs

Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment of collision to protect the wearer like a body-surrounding-airbag—the company has fulfilled its promise to bring the Tech-Air technology to street riders with the recent launch of the Tech-Air street airbag system. …

Hock Design Fitness Equipment

Beautifully designed high-end exercise goods with an eye toward the future

Kristof Hock knew there was a better way of doing things. Years ago—while working as a product manager in the fitness industry—he would visit Nantong, China to meet with manufacturers. He remembers the polluted air and the bedraggled workforce—mainstays of the city that produces most of the world’s affordable fitness equipment. In pursuit of a more sustainable model, Hock formulated the idea for a range …