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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 [...]

Decoded: Chic, Meet Geek
Decoded: Chic, Meet Geek

A unique kind of buzz was in the air at New York Fashion Week this year, the undeniable excitement about fashion’s blossoming romance with technology. From live streaming and live tweeting to models Instagram-ing from their smart phones on the runway (thank you, Kenneth Cole), no one can deny the current focus on technology in [...]

Don’t Shoot The Messenger
Don't Shoot The Messenger

The Berlin-based label Don’t Shoot the Messengers (DSTM) has an immediately recognizable aesthetic, articulated through sculptural and provocative leather accents, delicate sweeping silk, and, above all else, the color black. It’s a label in constant dialogue with the designer’s adoptive city and Berlin’s notoriously avant-garde disciples. Jen Gilpin, DSTM’s 34-year-old Canadian founder, established the label [...]

Continuum: 3D Printing
Continuum: 3D Printing

“Maybe data is the new black,” quips Mary Huang, half of the pioneering design duo Continuum. It might take a moment to wrap your head around, but she and her partner, Jenna Fizel, are onto something—and their work has been making waves across the fashion and design communities over the past few years. With the [...]

Elena Kriegner
Elena Kriegner

The instinctual desire to adorn ourselves is as ancient as our desire for utility. When a designer is able to fuse beauty with function, we pay attention. And in the past year art and jewelry lovers have been paying particular attention to a jewelry designer with an extraordinary eye for constructing gemstones and precious metals, [...]

Mykita
Mykita

What do Lenny Kravitz and Beth Ditto know that most of us don’t? Well, aside from how to put together massively successful, award-winning albums, they’re both loyal customers of the eyewear brand Mykita. Never heard of them? Don’t worry, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work. In fact, if you were simply living in [...]

Acne: Style & Usage
Acne: Style & Usage

The newest ACNE addition is located in the Aoyama district of Tokyo—one of the hottest shopping, eatery, and nightlife spots in Tokyo right alongside Shibuya and Harajuku. Cacophonous youth gather and mingle in the storefronts and in the
alleyways—each of their fashion-forward, personally styled, and nonchalantly worn ensembles more creative and eye-catching than the next. In [...]

Dear Darling!
Dear Darling!

Guys out there who still haven’t decided what to give their significant other for the holidays, can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. The Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue is here. And no excuses: for the more technically inclined, there’s also an iPad App for that. Surely each and every item in [...]

The Modern Mark of White Chalk
The Modern Mark of White Chalk

Offering bespoke and ready-to-wear suiting from NYC’s Nolita neighborhood, White Chalk represents an international view of modern style. The humble shop on Mulberry Street is the brainchild of owner, head-designer and creative director Aaron Black. Black’s philosophy is to embrace traditional techniques, historical details and modern touches in moderation. His expertise lies in sorting through [...]

Nicholas Kirkwood Dreams in Color
Nicholas Kirkwood Dreams in Color

Award-winning shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood dreams in color. And if you want to color yourself pink – or blue, yellow, white or red – you must visit his Meatpacking district flagship store. This museum-style store, alive with animated shoes that burst with rich, saturated hues, is a glorious Alice in Wonderland retreat for shoe lovers, [...]

Paper Product
Paper Product

In the heart of SoHo’s cobblestone streets, among the designer shopping destinations and luxury condos, the latest and greatest retail attraction is a building made of paper. To differentiate the new Camper House of Shoes, Shigeru Ban Architects and longtime collaborator Dean Maltz Architects opted for understated simplicity. Shigeru Ban’s first retail project in the [...]

Eddie ‘Lucky’ Campbell
Eddie 'Lucky' Campbell

A beacon of cool in Dallas amid Main Street’s trite and unappealing nightlife, the Chesterfield opened in December 2011, updating classic bar theory with approachable refinement. Co-owner Eddie “Lucky” Campbell takes inspiration from the pre-prohibition era’s golden age of cocktails. Campbell explains his view: “The period between 1890 and 1910 is when barmen became craftsmen [...]


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