Luxury design and travel-minded label Octovo has teamed up with board builder Jason Tilley for their second “Off Map” collaboration project to create a line of hand-crafted, beautifully executed surfboards. Put it all together with Ammunition (the design minds behind the likes of Beats by Dr. Dre and Square), and you get a collection of custom-finished boards built to last [...]


Fragrance connoisseurs Comme de Garçons, as a followup to their 2010 wood-inspired scent “Wonderwood”, now bring us this eau de oud — the “oud” being the powerful resin pulled from the Aquilarian tree that is the core aroma of Wondroud. Other notes include patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver and guaiac wood, all in all making a bold, unisex aroma due [...]


16 May
Limited run of only 10 pieces from the Hong Kong toymakers

Coarse Toys is an artist duo in a Hong Kong studio who have gained international recognition for their sculptures and lofty “themes of denial, betrayal and lies.” (Oh my!) In fact, their beautiful take on the buzzkill has been through these parts before, multiple times, perhaps best with the rabbit-suit wearing False Friends. Their most recent work is [...]


With the surge in DIY-culture of late, it is only the natural that the progression from making your own jar of pickles is moving onto building your own guillotine. So the next time you mill through the fridge, and find either a head of lettuce or a Marie Antoinette ready to rot in the crisper [...]


12 Aug
1/6th-scale action figures from artist/designer Ashley Wood

The amazing crew over at 3A Toys teased a trio of new zombie soldiers from their DEAD EASY CORP set. The highly detailed 1/6th-scale action figures are part of 3A Toys’ “Adventure Kartel” line, and feature three robot-hunting, machine-gun-toting zombie soldiers billed for a September release/pre-order. As they write: “Normally found in sweaty dick pouches [...]


4 Jun
Luxury camera in Tuscan leather, carbon fiber or wood

Long known for the peerless large and medium format cameras, venerable Swedish firm Hasselblad introduces its latest attempt at the “consumer” market with a very high-end, design-oriented luxury camera. Dubbed the Lunar, the Italian-designed camera collection is comprised of five models, each with their own form and style. While the functionality and specs of each [...]


Last year we posted the Shwood “Canby” — the Wood Wayfarer, and now the Oregon eyewear company is moving their Canby frame to other materials, namely stone. The “Canby Stone” is real slate attached to a Birch wood frame, with hand-poured pewter inlays to complete the unexpected look. The ”Canby Stone” sunglasses will be available in [...]


Benedikt Taschen and Sebastião Salgado talk in this 5-minute long video below about the 32 destinations visited by the latter — most of which had no roads leading to them except the ones made by human footprints. Salgado also discusses the effects the making of his book Migrations had on him — how the subject matter he chose [...]

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