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Road Twenty-Two
Road Twenty-Two

 The Road to Redemption There are staggering statistics regarding female incarceration in the United States that are rarely discussed. Many would be surprised to know the majority of women in the justice system are there for nonviolent crimes. About eighty percent of female inmates are mothers and the bulk of those released will end up […]

Liza Smith
Liza Smith

Grooming Couture The spirit of couture extended all the way down to the fingertips at recent Fashion Week events, where exceptional displays of intricate nail art were rampant, confirming our suspicions that this trend is indeed experiencing a resurgence. While using impossibly intricate nail art to punctuate the designs sent down the runways is decidedly […]

Chic Buds
Chic Buds

The Power Purse That dreaded moment. You’re about to send the perfect, witty text to your crush inviting him to join you, but then your phone dies right before you press send. He doesn’t know why you didn’t respond and he can’t find you. Bummer. In the past you’d frantically try and find someone with […]

Oka
Oka

The Time-Machine Tumbler Don’t get too excited Whiskey drinkers, since this cool tumbler is not a reality yet. But, for the time being, allow us to wet your whistle. If all goes well with the inventors’ kickstarter campaign, then in a few months you’ll be able to drink your whiskey from an old cask. Unfortunately, […]

ARIDO
ARIDO

The Art of Jewelry What happens when you look at a precious stone set into an exquisite jewelry design? The international trendsetters who own an exquisite, one of a kind ARIDO jewelry piece know. They truly must understand that they are one of a very few who can even obtain this remarkable artistic expression. Each […]

Sarah Graham
Sarah Graham

Bold, luxurious and unexpected, Sarah Graham is the fine jewelry artist to watch. She turns nature, even the gritty and bizarre, into luxury—and now, after 15 years of creating some of the most fascinating jewelry in private, her studio is finally open to the public. Upon entering Sarah’s studio, located in the Dogpatch of San […]

Heaven Tanudiredja
Heaven Tanudiredja

The Sky’s The Limit Heaven Tanudiredja eloquently proves that your past does not determine your future. Though noted for his signature three-dimensional accessories, the Indonesian craftsman initially trained in womenswear design at Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium. We met in the United Arab Emirates during a three-day fashion event organized by Vogue […]

Bibliobicicleta
Bibliobicicleta

On most days, twenty-eight-year-old Alicia Tapia works as a private school librarian in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, constantly surrounded by books and the young minds in which she instills a love for reading. Tapia is also the proud creator of Bibliobicicleta, a mobile bicycle library that hands out free books to people of […]

Chic Hop
Chic Hop

There are brands that center on a trend—gothic, modern, abstract, vintage and other well-worn themes. And then there are those that take on an entirely new level of stylistic technique; one that blends a multitude of inspirations together into a captivating approach to wardrobe selection, inspiring the wearer to imaginatively enter into the alternate world […]

Bad Denim
Bad Denim

Sometimes referred to as “Where you end up when you fall asleep on the bus,” the rough-edged and gritty region of Lower Clapton is becoming one of the most rapidly gentrified areas near London. Nestled among this breeding ground for London’s up-and-coming independent businesses is the unexpected sight of a high-end denim boutique by the […]

Projecteo
Projecteo

There’s a certain emotion that can only be brought out by look- ing through old family photo albums or watching pictures and movies projected onto a screen. It’s a warm and sentimental feeling that isn’t quite achieved by flipping through Facebook albums. However, with the digital age in full swing it seems like those days […]

L. Delivers
L. Delivers

The act of buying condoms has long been seen as awkward but necessary. Just the mention of it makes most people think of overwhelmed teens in a pharmacy aisle, grabbing the least intimidating – or the cheapest – package so they can get back to whatever they were doing beforehand. Talia Frenkel, founder of L., […]

Martin Marino
Martin Marino

Have you ever found the perfect bag, except it wasn’t quite as perfect as you thought? Maybe it was the handle, maybe the hardware, or maybe everything was perfect, but you really wished the print was just a little bit darker? These are the types of problems that San Francisco-based designer Martin Marino is solving with their line of […]

Studio A/S Copenhagen
Studio A/S Copenhagen

The DJ elite are going to Denmark for the lightweight headphones by Studio A/S. AIAIAI headphones are sported on tour by producers from labels like Fool’s Gold, Ghostly International, Infiné Records, Kitsuné, Native Instruments and Teenage Engineering. The audio designers recently opened “the world’s smallest flagship store” in Copenhagen, which sells headphones, earphones, accessories and […]

Olivia Lopez: Lust for Life
Olivia Lopez: Lust for Life

Determining the purpose of one’s own existence brings one to a state of perplexity. Whether it is measured by fate, by calculated steps, or just by chance is unknown but it is this incessant questioning and search for answers that has led Olivia Lopez to become the celebrated Lust for Life blogger many know her […]

Chanel: Where Beauty Begins
Chanel: Where Beauty Begins

Chanel, whose quilted handbags and beauty trends are obsessed over worldwide, has done it again with their latest beauty formula: LE LIFT Firming – Anti-Wrinkle Cream. After conducting 12 years of research the fashion house was able to isolate a powerful molecule in the Edulis plant, dicaffeoylquinic acid. Chanel researchers developed a compound from the […]

Conscious Commuter
Conscious Commuter

Flying from meetings dispersed throughout the city with a quick lunch break in between, happy hour after, and ending with an evening engagement can leave one a bit shambolic. Tackling a concept that has been deemed a point of aggravation, Conscious Commuter presents a line of electric-assist commuter bicycles to re-acquaint people with the joy […]

Pink Dolphin
Pink Dolphin

In a mass market that’s oversaturated with lines of graphic tees, hoodies and printed street wear, Pink Dolphin has managed to not only be a top player, but a leader in the industry.  Now valued at about $20 million dollars, the colorful and upbeat Pink Dolphin brand started out as the passionate project by then […]

Soma Water, Purity Meets Style
Soma Water, Purity Meets Style

Spellbinding design elements and crafted visual branding makes up our culture of a strongly aestheticized population. Clean, sleek and pleasing is what we ask of our surroundings, but it is time to give back to life’s bare necessities. Soma Water is a sustainable and carefully created water filter that embodies basics and purity. Founded by […]

RJ Bijoux
RJ Bijoux

It’s hard to deny that art begets art. As the offspring of creative, artistically engaged parents, sisters Rena and Juliet emigrated from Russia to America at a young age and quickly became immersed in their new and inspiring surroundings. Through their father’s stained glass art, they had an ingrained sense of the value of creativity, […]

Stella & Dot
Stella & Dot

Accessories goliath Stella & Dot returns this season with must-have totes, wrap bracelets and earrings, among plenty of other accents to add a dash of summer color to any outfit. Seychelles Chandeliers earrings are in an elegant teardrop design, a classic shape with a touch of tropical luxury. Another highlight of the line is the […]

The Pino Solo Wine Tree
The Pino Solo Wine Tree

Now in its fifth year, Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard presents the latest installation of its Eco Chic collection. A collaboration with Derek Chen, this limited-edition wine rack is a simple yet stunning design of a tree, comprised of a 75% post-consumer stainless steel “trunk” and a base created from discarded wine barrels, a by-product of […]

Silver Seed Clothing
Silver Seed Clothing

While leggings may be a recycled trend, New York City-based Silver Seed Clothing has cultivated an ingenious method of not only supplying the masses with top-quality, Made-in-America goods, but also nurturing members of the independent, up-and-coming design world. What sets this small company of newly-minted entrepreneurs apart from the overseas Goliaths who helped set the […]

Climbing to the Top
Climbing to the Top

Sixty years ago, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary took the first steps on top of Mount Everest. Tenzing Norgay, his face covered with an oxygen mask, stretches his right arm toward the sky, triumphantly waving his axe on the Mount Everest summit. Against the sky, flags of Britain, Nepal, the United Nations, and […]


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