With the progression of the ever-changing modern times comes two phenomena regarding man’s connection to nature. One is his very longing for it, and the other being that he uses modern means to reconnect to it — in evermore sophisticated though rugged ways. The book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Activity gloriously captures that very essence, serving [...]


24 Mar
Designer Jamie Milestone gives weather the Royal flush

Is London rain falling down? Then stay dry like a king with the King of Clubs Double Layer Umbrella by designer Jamie Milestone of London Undercover. Brought to you with more classical British style than either bland food or the bad weather you’ll be shielding yourself from, this umbrella has a fine beech-wood handle and [...]


19 Mar
“Dissertation on a Happiness with No Country v.2" collection

With a shell constructed of 100% authentic Cow Leather, visvim’s new Varsity Jacket is a part of the Japanese label’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, curiously titled “Dissertation on a Happiness with No Country Vol.2?. The jacket is yet another fine piece from designer Hiroki Nakamura, who is known for his expertise in detailing, functionality and classic aesthetic — as [...]


21 Feb
Carbon fiber & titanium motorcycle from the designer of Tron

The one-time great British automaker Lotus is spreading its automotive wings into the realm of motorcycles, unveiling images of their upcoming C-01 hyper bike. Lotus Motorcycles creation — designed by the guy responsible for the bikes in Tron: Legacy, Daniel Simon — will be limited to only 100 units, and is defined by its gorgeous carbon fiber body panels. Powered [...]


Jeremy Scott takes the iconic Rod Laver silhouette and does what he does best — transforming something ultra minimal into the ultra magnetic. The normally crispy white Laver sneaker gets a total overhaul from the LA designer, crafting the entire tennis shoe in a metallic gold reptile print leather that makes it instantly unavoidable. The low-top sneaker [...]


10 Feb
Honma Masaaki releases yet another collaboration for 2014

Certainly a big deal was made last year when designer Honma Masaaki announced he’d be shutting down his respected luxury street wear line mastermind JAPAN by the end of 2013. Well 2013 has come and gone, and still new collaborations are arising from the label — such as his XXX — which makes one wonder, are these [...]


4 Feb
Brooks saddle, LCD screen, 750w electric motor & 34 mph

Straight from Barcelona come Oto Cycles, a small outfit that manufacturers beautifully designed retro-inspired electric bicycles. Presently Oto makes three models: the OtoR (above), OtoK and Retrov. All the bikes are handmade in Spain, with a 50s twist, and feature such upscale options as LCD screens and Brooks leather saddle seats. If you get tired of [...]


28 Jan
A transparent model kit that exposes the boney truth on snacks

If you’ve ever assumed that those delicious Gummy Bears you popped like sugary Xanax were simply chewy invertebrates, think again. The Visible Gummy Bear exposes the ugly truth: that those colorful predators are actually filled with many an organ and bone. Designed by artist Jason Freeny, the Visible Gummy Bear is a transparent plastic carapace that [...]

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