Interview: Discommon Founder Neil Ferrier

Insight from the industrial designer and "Chief Conspirator"

Since the launch of their consumer product line in 2015, with The Watch Wallet, we’ve seen California-based design firm Discommon produce a number of jaw-dropping takes on relatively commonplace items. From a whisky tumbler made from aerospace-grade aluminum to ultra high-tech flasks, Discommon has a knack for taking the simple and making it extraordinary. What we’ve long wanted to know is where these ideas come …

Oakley In Residence: Los Angeles

A place for people to skate and be inspired by art

by Sasha Barkans Oakley is a relatively new player in the skateboard scene, but they seem to be on a mission to let the skateboard world know that they’re here to stay. Their pro skate roster boasts some of the biggest names in skateboarding—including the likes of Eric Koston, Ryan Sheckler and Bob Burnquist—and in late April, the brand launched the Oakley in Residence series, …

Oakley Heritage Collection

The eyewear giant re-releases three original '80s designs to celebrate their 30th anniversary

In 1984, then-garage-based brand Oakley introduced the Eyeshade, an innovative sunglass design for professional cyclists derived from the O-frame snow goggle. A few years later, the Razer Blade was introduced, followed by the Frogskin, setting the bar for performance eyewear higher with each release. The radical designs turned heads and changed minds. Now, 30 years later, the eyewear giant aims to salute the early era …