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3×1 Store Opening

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2011
Even if you’ve never heard of Scott Morrison, we’ll venture to guess that you’re probably familiar with his two highly successful denim companies, Ernest Sewn and Paper Denim & Cloth. Having grown both of those labels into...

The Natural Speaker by Joon&Jung

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2011
Several months ago, Dutch design studio Joon&Jung set out to create a unique, handcrafted speaker that could capture the natural vibe and ambiance of a sound rather than simply emphasizing a fat bass or sharp high tone. They discovered that...

Pinball Machine Skate Park

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 4, 2011
There have been some pretty outrageous skate parks built over the last decade as skateboarding has made the leap from hoodlum pastime to legitimized sport. This Mountain Dew-sponsored Pinball Machine Skate Park in New Zealand, however, may be the...

Cirrata Lamp by Markus Johansson

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 2, 2011
Challenging common perceptions of what is possible to create out of the Corian material, Swedish designer Markus Johansson presents his Cirrata Lamp, named after the suborder containing octopi. The official description for Cirrata is as follows:...

ZEKKA Store Australia

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 2, 2011
Retail boutique ZEKKA recently gave us a peek inside their retail store for men. Although not exactly a new store opening, it’s always nice to be able to provide a look into top retailers in other countries. ZEKKA carries an eclectic select...

Greg Hervieux x Atelier PALOMARES GOLD Skateboard

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2011
BKRW and BLACKRAINBOW co-founder Greg Hervieux made quite the splash when he teamed up with Domeau & Pérès to design this leather-covered skateboard deck. Now, Hervieux is back at it again and this time he’s enlisted the help of some o...

Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro

DesignComments ⋅ May 31, 2011
Audi will be presenting its A1 Clubsport Quattro showcar at the Wörthersee taking place from June 1-4, 2011. The Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro is a one-off vehicle built to the limits of technology for breathtaking dynamics. The heart of the Audi A1...

Tanner Goods Portland Store Opening

DesignComments ⋅ May 31, 2011
Following up from last year’s “Tanner Goods: Contemporary American Heritage” feature, the crew at Woodland’s Supply Co. shop have since branched their American revival leathered goods company Tanner Goods to modestly grow...

ON THE CORNER

DesignComments ⋅ May 30, 2011
Inspired by New York City’s famed Mexican eatery La Esquina, ON THE CORNER is a new diner-style restaurant located in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. With a modern and simplistic interior, the spot includes retro furnishings like leather so...

Treforma Nesting Tables by Jason Phillips

DesignComments ⋅ May 30, 2011
Jason Phillips, the 2010 product designer of the year, is back with a beautiful design called Treforma. Treforma is inspired by objects and the way they reflect and transmit light. The color of objects is determined by the parts of the spectrum o...

Benny Gold Wooden Yo-Yo

DesignComments ⋅ May 30, 2011
San Francisco-based retailer Benny Gold and design company YoYoFactory have teamed up to release this special edition yo-yo. Founded in 2003 by international superstar Hans Van Dan Elzen (aka “YoHans”), YoYoFactory now produces the wo...

Vizio Candle Ashtray

DesignComments ⋅ May 28, 2011
Italian studio Flussocreativo has designed this unique object that’s part candle and part ashtray. Made from a solid paraffin wax material, the fixture contains a wick that burns in a circular motion around the center of the tray. As the wa...

Karimoku x OriginalFake KAWS Companion Figure

DesignComments ⋅ May 27, 2011
OriginalFake prepares for the release of their wooden KAWS Companion produced by storied Japanese wood furniture company Karimoku. Limited to only 100 signed units, the figure will see a release through the OriginalFake store in Tokyo on May 28,...

UNDERCOVER x Medicom Toy “UNDERMAN” 12-Inch Figures

DesignComments ⋅ May 27, 2011
Following up on the miniature six-inch figurines they released previously, UNDERCOVER continues its partnership with Medicom Toy by introducing a couple of brand new, 12-inch figures. Designed in the likeness of hero UNDERMAN and his nemesis Pira...

Google Wallet

TechComments ⋅ May 27, 2011
In an effort to improve the shopping experience for both businesses and consumers, the Google Wallet app enables users to tap, pay and even save by simply tapping their mobile phones. By utilizing Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, the ap...