Daniel Emma Magnifier

An elegant little bronze object for enlarging type and weighing down papers

While the monocle is of course the magnifier of choice for the Scrooge McDucks of the world, the simple bronze magnifier by Australian design studio Daniel Emma is certainly the one for the creative class. Designed to be used both for enlarging newsprint and as a paperweight, the elegant little object does well to embody the studio’s playful but stylish spirit. And, at just six …

Voices of Industry

The Oakland-based label is one of the rare few to use fiber farmed and spun in the US, then handwoven into true cotton shirts

According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association report released last week, 97.5% of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally. For the past two years, this number has been in decline (albeit in the decimals) as the Made in USA movement gains more and more momentum, with consumers becoming aware of conditions overseas due to incidents—such as last year’s catastrophic garment factory …

Off Piste: Westcomb

We visit the Canadian brand's Vancouver factory and speak with founder Alan Yiu on innovations in the outdoor market

Commonplace in innovative markets like the tech industry, the term “early adopter” is generally used to describe influential individuals doing just as it sounds; taking a leap of faith with a new product or technology. While often attributed to an individual, the term in its truest sense applies to companies as well. Enter Canadian outerwear brand Westcomb. Since its founding in 2005, the small Vancouver, …