Jacobsen Salt Co. Licorice

A new take on the European classic features salt harvested from the Oregon coast and natural ingredients

To call salty licorice an acquired taste is an understatement. Even in Northern Europe, where salty licorice reigns supreme over the red Twizzlers variety, it’s still a polarizing treat. Upon returning from Scandinavia (and developing a taste for the salty delicacy), the crew at Tillamook, Oregon’s Jacobsen Salt Co. set out to create an American take on salty licorice in partnership with Portland candy-maker QUIN. …

TJ Brand Snowboard Design

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Looking to the past for inspiration, Tokyo-based TJ Brand shapes snowboards with split tails, pointed noses and a 3D convex base for quick turning. A short film from Transworld Snowboarding explores the guiding design tenets, which follow surf culture and focus on fluid boards that provide an energy-efficient ride.

Masturbation Collaboration

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Specializing in sex toys, Tokyo based TENGA is creatively enhancing a male masturbation aid they call Deep Throat by partnering with celebrated brands like Opening Ceremony and Married to the Mob on the design of the skin. These clever collaborations make Deep Throat a surprisingly unique gift and will be available 1 December 2012 for $10.