Inside Kohler’s Century-Old Wisconsin Factory

Touring the American-made manufacturer of brass, porcelain and steel sinks, bathtubs and toilets

There’s a great number of things we interact with on a daily basis that are too easy to assume have been made by machines. Take, for example, toilets, sinks and bathtubs. These steel, porcelain and brass pieces of industrial design are so commonplace that it’s nearly impossible to image a human hand touching each in their fabrication process. Though as we saw during a recent …

Trek Bikes’ New Commuter-Focused Model: Lync

Powerful built-in head and taillights for a more convenient and safe ride

For those looking for an excuse, a laundry list of potential struggles certainly exists when commuting by bike: weather, reckless drivers, flat tires, the looming fear that your accessories or bike itself will get stolen. Though Trek Bicycles‘ new urban commuter-focused model, Lync, aims to tackle many of the aforementioned issues—and make the ride to and from work (or anywhere) as enjoyable, low-maintenance and safe …

Science Project Pillows

New cushions sporting designs straight from science textbooks

Following the success of her typography placemats and other clever concepts, textile designer Heather Lins’ new pillows introduce another nerdy motif, this time taking up illustrations that look lifted from the pages of science textbooks. The designs—Geology (a volcano), Botany (a flower), and Anatomy (a person)— incorporate eco-friendly materials for an accessory that’s environmental in more ways than one. Sewn in the U.S., dark wool …