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J.L. Lawson & Co. One of a Kind Solid Brass Tops

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2012
J. L. Lawson & Co. introduces a brass top that embodies the very essence and principles that the dedicated machinists hold dear. What started off as a gift passed down through family is now the label’s Solid Brass Top, hand-turned from a so...

The Selby: Hideto Irikawa

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 24, 2012
Todd Selby, the man behind The Selby, recently visited Japan to shoot Hideto Irikawa at his beautiful home in the seaside town of Kamakura. A man of impeccable taste, business owner and consultant Irikawa shows off his extensive collection of audio c...

The Making of the KRINK x Modernica Chair

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 20, 2012
KRINK recently teamed up with furniture manufacturer Modernica to produce a special edition of five chairs. Starting with Modernica’s fiberglass side shell chair, the graffiti artist added his signature drippy style with each chair receiving a...

The Rag and Bone Man Video

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 14, 2012
What does it mean to “make your bones?” The Tumblr of the same name suggests that making one’s bones is a one-way street — once you’re in, there is no going back. For the art project’s debut video, we’re introduced...

Jon Contino on a Quest to be the Master of Typography

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2012
In this film by Kevin Steen, typography maestro Jon Contino discusses his passion for hand-rendered typography and his willingness to immerse himself fully in the craft so that he may get to where he wants to be. A man who is receptive to gaining ins...

The Man Behind Air Jordan: Tinker Hatfield Talks Inspiration

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2012
Without the impressive direction from Tinker Hatfield, the creative landscape and influence of Nike would be very different today. GQ recently sat down with the creator of Nike’s most iconic sneakers — including Air Jordan iterations III throug...

Bon Drawer by Keiji Ashizawa

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2012
“Bon Drawer” is a set of stacked boxes made of oak veneer placed within a light metal frame on wheels. Designed by Keiji Ashizawa, this set of drawers achieves the ideal of form meets functionality, realized through its elegantly minimali...

‘Why Design’ is Herman Miller’s New Series Exploring the Importance of Design

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 11, 2012
Graphic and architectural design aficionados take note, world renowned design firm Herman Miller is introducing a new video series called Why Design. In the series’ first installment, we’re introduced to Yves Behar, founder of fuseproject...

20 Years of Chapman Skateboards

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2012
Now in its 20th year, New York’s Chapman Skateboards has been a staple of the East Coast skate world for years, producing decks for the likes of Supreme, Zoo York, Shut Skateboards and more. To celebrate two decades of production right here in...

Marc Newson Discusses His Designs

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2012
Prolific designer Marc Newson has conquered a multitude of mediums – extracting beauty and functionality out of everything from furniture to airplanes. In this latest in-depth retrospective from Staple Design, Newson sits down to discuss a vari...

Zai “Higo” Tools for Kacper Hamilton

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2012
Designer Kacper Hamilton has created a collection of small tools for Swiss ski company Zai. Deriving inspiration from traditional Japanese higonokami knives, these tools feature a minimalistic design with no locking parts, instead relying on magnets...

DENIM by VANQUISH x fragment design 2012 Apple Accessories

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2012
DENIM by VANQUISH and fragment design have teamed up to offer iPhone users a little more variety in the accessories department. Placed over the home button, the stickers which have the same texture as a Gizmobies phone skin, give the home button a mo...

Carhartt x Waara Skateboards CRUISER BOARD

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 2, 2012
Complementing the recent post on the collective efforts of Carhartt and Finnish skateboard brand, Waara, are these set of images that shed some light into the CRUISER BOARD’s production process, as well as more detailed images of the deck. Made...

Albam Celebrate Fifth Anniversary by Creating Beautifully Designed Furniture

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 1, 2012
Independent British clothing company Albam is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the introduction of a set of beautifully crafted furniture. The first such foray for the young brand, the furniture furthers Albam’s commitment to quality mate...

ABSOLUT UNIQUE: 4 Million Uniquely Artful Bottles

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2012
From ABSOLUT VODKA comes a new creative innitiative: the ABSOLUT UNIQUE which consists of close to 4 million uniquely designed bottles to grace shelves worldwide. The liquor brand has always been at the forefront in introducing creative collaboration...