A Bucket of Sunshine

Posted on October 9, 2007 Under Life

Stefano Merlo, an Italian designer, is behind this Edison-worthy bucket that collects light. In an interesting visual take on the ephemeral concept of storing natural energy, Merlo used photovoltaic panels to power a set of LEDs encased in the buckets…

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Vitra Algue: Inside, or Out

Posted on October 9, 2007 Under Design

Algae inspired decorations? Only from Vitra. Every time I walk through their West Village showroom, I lust after the decorative, snap-together pieces of their Algue -- or Algae -- system. It creates a beautiful combination of organic, natural lines that…

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Holden Outerwear

Posted on September 20, 2007 Under Fashion

You probably know the team here is comprised of really active people who are naturally fans of Holden. I was recently informed of the launch of their new online catalog and I was immediately intrigued; after 5 minutes of learning…

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Stair Squares: Brooklyn

Posted on June 26, 2007 Under Design

August 17th through 26th will see the installation of Mark Reigelman's "Stair Squares" on the cascading staircases of Brooklyn's Borough Hall. A study in human interactions with public furniture made possible by a grant through the Center for Craft, Creativity…

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New, Hot Fuego: Modular

Posted on June 25, 2007 Under Food

Being that I live in Manhattan and have no backyard to speak of, I tend to get a little of the summertime blues, reminiscing about grilling outside. With the 4th of July just around the corner and families all over…

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The Eureka N!ergy 1210

Posted on June 21, 2007 Under Travel

Every summer, my friends and I make it a point to take a camping trip. Then, at the end of every summer, we whine about how we never made it happen. Maybe it's because my friends secretly have no interest…

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Sahara Stroll

Posted on February 20, 2007 Under Life

Can I get a 'hip hip hooray' for Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab, and Kevin Lin? The three ultra-endurance athletes just completed an 111 day run across the Sahara Desert. They ran the equivalent of 2 marathons per day to cover…

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BMW Car Camper: Keep Away From Open Flames

Posted on February 6, 2007 Under Gadgetry

From the looks of this concept camper by BMW, I wouldn't pitch it anywhere near an open flame. Whether a camp stove, a campfire, or just a lighter, this think looks like it could take off like a dead dandelion…

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Posted on December 19, 2006 Under Life

When I was in college, a lot of my friends went through that 'I want a dog' stage. I never could understand why young, jet-set people would ever want to get a dog. Who is going to take care of…

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Crit Buns

Posted on December 6, 2006 Under Design

I enjoy very much getting introduced to new and interesting products, especially ones that make me all at once chuckle and think to myself: 'wow, I really wish I had that.' Crit Buns is one such product. Crit Buns was…

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