Inside adidas’ MakerLab With Three Emerging Designers

Helen Kirkum, Alex Nash and Shun Hirose discuss their collaborative sneakers, and what it's like to be a part of every step of the process

The adidas‘ MakerLab is essentially a hub for all of the brand’s ideations—those released and those archived. Within the walls of the previously inaccessible studio space, there are endless swatches of fabrics, space for sketching and crafting, a wealth of references, on-hand talent and advisors, and all of the machinery to bring concepts from paper to pavement. In the spirit of spotlighting emerging talent and …

The World of Sex Doll Manufacturing

For his photo series “Sex Dolls,” photographer Robert Benson ventured into a sex doll factory to capture their unusual manufacturing process. Inside, he discovered a slightly bizarre set-up, with plastic bodies hanging from the ceiling, a line-up of mouths awaiting assembly, and a chart of nipple sizes for workers to choose from. His resulting images depict the dolls in an environment completely opposite of their …

Inside Fujifilm’s Camera Factory in Japan

With the announcement of the brand new X-Pro2 mirrorless camera from Fujifilm, The Verge traveled to the camera-maker’s factory in Sendai, Japan to see how they’re created. Inside, they discovered a surprising lack of robots and assembly lines and, instead, workers meticulously hand-assembling the cameras with extreme care and consideration. Head to The Verge to take a visual tour through the factory and see exactly …