Anchor Brewing’s Comprehensive But Uncomplicated Rebrand

The San Francisco staple celebrates its 125th anniversary with a refresh from R/GA

Anchor Brewing‘s rebranding, helmed by R/GA, began as an act of preservation. With their 125th anniversary approaching (they’ll celebrate that milestone this year), the brand collaborated on a new look for the institution. The final product would be responsible for retaining the brewery’s history, which stretches back to 1849, and repositioning the producer in the fast-paced, ever-changing market—one now driven by drinkability, name-recognition and customer …

CES 2021 Highlights: Products That Heighten the At-Home Experience

Products that aim to improve life inside

The 2021 iteration of the annual Consumer Electronics Show takes place online (fittingly) in a hub referred to as the “digital venue.” Much like us, presenters are positioned in their home offices, at a seat in a spare bedroom, or on the couch, with the camera angled so others can’t tell. Roving the aisles in search of tech-embedded treasures and oddities proves more difficult this …

Almost Object’s Simple Stretch Clock

Available on Kickstarter now, a rubber band that transforms everyday objects into time-telling tools

Almost Object founder and designer Nicholas Baker attributes his newest release to an emerald-colored marble slab he found on the sidewalk in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He took the discarded material home—as he often does, he explains—and let it marinate in his space. After a while, an idea hit: he’d wrap the slab in a timekeeping mechanism, transforming the decorative element into a clock. Keeping the …