Persol have been a big name in eyewear since 1917, rocked by all-time megastars such as Greta Garbo and Steve McQueen. Also known for their high-performance durability, Persols have been worn in weather conditions ranging from vertiginous snow caps to desert sands to the astronauts of NASA catching rays in outer space. Now their classic, most iconic […]


Ah, the old argument of film vs. digital that no one really makes anymore. If you’ve got an old medium-format camera dating back to the hits of Elvis (or 1957), get ready to roll it like digital with the CFV-50c. Just attach Hasselblad’s gadget onto your camera as you would an old school film magazine and start […]


No longer limited to the boroughs of Edinburgh, the Bramble Bar‘s famed Affinity Cocktail is a pre-bottled concoction of quality Scotch whisky accented with Byrrh and Noilly Prat vermouths. The barrel-aged and bottle-aged spirit comes ready mixed and ready to be served — best when chilled, naturally. It’s basically a modern, Scottish twist on the Manhattan. Order from the […]


This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, Norway’s most celebrated artist. To celebrate the occassion, the Oslo Munch Museum and The National Museum (aka Nasjonalmuseet) for the most comprehensive retrospective every assembled of Munch’s artistic creations. The centennial exhibition Munch 150 for the first time brought together an unusually high number […]


29 Aug
6 hours of wireless music synced up to your iPhones & tablets

As awesome as old school boomboxes are (which is clearly, very) they have way too many shortcomings to make them rationally usable, no matter how ironically 80s you want to be. The giant train of D size batteries, the size and weight of the players, the lack of mp3… pretty much everything. Logitech’s UE Boombox […]


26 Jun
Utterly modern Dutch bicycles with antique genealogy

Holland’s Moosach Bikes is pimping out vintage frames for the creation of a brand that fuses retro, recycling and modern bike technology. At a rate of only twelve bikes per year, Moosach is like reproduction for bicycles: each bike has its own genealogy, that of a refurbished road-style bike frame from the 70s, 80s or 90s reanimated with […]


11 Apr
Morphing obsolete technologies into modern art

Nick Gentry, a Central Saint Martin’s graduate and apparent stranger to canvas stretching, prefers to paint portraits on a canvas constructed with floppy disks. He strategically incorporates these obsolete tech properties into his subjects’ features creating a file cabinet effect. Gentry places an emphasis on recycling and reusing personal objects, acquiring dead technologies through a […]


9 Apr
The timeless frame adds folding convenience

It’s hard to update a classic, but Ray-Ban keeps trying. In addition to an onslaught of limited edition versions of its timeless Wayfarer model (including the Rare Prints Collection, MWM and CNCPT Limited Edition Wayfarers), Ray-Ban has decided to modernize the style with a foldable version. Taking a cue from the Steve McQueen 714 Persol […]

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