Rafa Jenn: New Work

Posted on November 27, 2011 Under Art

Check out my friend Rafa Jenn's latest creation. The Feline Totem is a four-color, limited edition screen print. Edition of 36. Archival ink on heavy-weight archival paper. Signed and numbered. Dimensions: 11.75" x 36". Fun for $69. Also, check out…

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Biome by Samuel Wilkinson

Posted on November 9, 2011 Under Design

Okay, this is amazing. I want one. London based designer Samuel Wilkinson has designed a flora terrarium that links to your iPad. Biome is a flora terrarium that’s works a little like a live tamagotchi – with a smartphone or…

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North Korea Mass Games

Posted on November 3, 2011 Under Art

Head over to designboom for a great story and photo essay about the human billboard paintings at the North Korean Mass Games. Believe it or not, I actually had flights to North Korea to see the Mass Games this past…

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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones

Posted on November 3, 2011 Under Gadgetry

Bowers & Wilkins has long been one of my favorite audio brands. If it's good enough for Abbey Road Studios (hello, Beatles), it's good enough for me. I've had a lot of experience with previous B&W products– and the Zeppelin Air…

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Nest Learning Thermostat

Posted on October 25, 2011 Under Design

What if a few Apple designers went off to fix other parts of the home? Well, they just did (sort of). This is the beautiful Nest Learning Thermosat. All the bells, whistles, and slick design you would expect from the…

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T-Shirt Sketchbook

Posted on October 5, 2011 Under Design

Fun. A sketchbook for the t-shirt geek! Everyone has a great idea for a t-shirt, and sketching is an excellent way to quickly explore concepts.

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Polar Ice by Atsuhiro Hayashi

Posted on September 30, 2011 Under Design

Surely I have a need for these in my life. Right? Two silicon cups produce these unique ice cubes that depict a polar bear and 2 penguins standing on a glacier. Once in your drink, they gradually melt away, mimicking…

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Lelo’s Sense Motion Technology

Posted on September 30, 2011 Under Design

Swedish designer brand LELO is at it again. They recently announced what they call "A revolutionary development for the intimate lifestyle market..." It's called SenseMotion, and it's a line of high design couples’ massagers. Boasting motion-sensor technology more familiar to…

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September and October Travel

Posted on September 29, 2011 Under Life, Travel

I'm back in the USA for a few days after an incredible time in China and Japan.  I'm here for about a week before I head off again to Abu Dhabi, Oman, Japan, and then South Africa and Mozambique.  I…

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Nest: Shanghai

Posted on September 16, 2011 Under Travel

Is there sustainable design in Shanghai? I didn't think I'd find any, but I stumbled upon a fantastic place. Nest Shanghai is a 'design with a conscience' brand concept. Nest where the sum is greater than its parts: Nest is…

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