Pare Umbrellas

I don't think I've ever really owned a quality umbrella– or an umbrella at all for that matter. If I were to get one, I'd naturally want to get a quality one, and Pare's new Spring-Summer collection definitely gets my nod of approval. Natural Pare is out of Seattle, and they are inspired by the huge unique selection of umbrellas in Tokyo– where an umbrella …

Preliminary High Line Designs Unveiled

Friends of the High Line unveiled yesterday the preliminary designs for converting the old elevated rail to a public space. Created by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the designs are focused on the first stretch of the project– Gansevoort Street to W 15th Street in Manhattan. The intent is to keep it simple, wild, quiet and slow. Finding quiet in NYC is pretty …

Shift Bicycle

Shift Bicycle was designed by Scott Shim, Ryan Lightbody and Matt Grossman, and it won them top honors in a bicycle design competition held by the Taiwanese Government. The technology is simple, the back paired wheels come together by an articulated hub when the bike is in motion–but when it’s still they spread apart for stability. via Engadget