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Q&A with Saint Rita Parlor Designer, Neil Bardon

Saint Rita Parlor is a waltz between the past and the present.  The high-end, LA-based concept brand is an ode to founder and lead designer Neil Bardon’s maternal grandmother, Rita.  The line is a modern vintage valentine to true craftsmanship and the splendors of close-knit family.  Launched in 2012, it …

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The Bannister by Vivo Barefoot

The Bannister by Vivo Barefoot is a “tennis-inspired, premium lifestyle shoe” designed in England and made in Portugal. As you walk in these comfortably made kicks, your muscles and tendons will provide natural shock absorption thanks to the amazing flexibility of its’ construction.

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Bather Trunk Company

You still have a month of summer left. So, if you have been looking for the right pair of swim shorts to hit the water, we suggest checking out Bather Trunk Company. Shorts are 100% nylon, custom printed and made in Canada.  

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Solar Roadways

“Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of …

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Desktop Collection by Grovemade

Grovemade’s beautifully made, natural wood accessories will add a touch of class and elegance to your desktop. Based out of Portland, OR, Grovemade offers a collection of keyboard trays, mouse pads, pen cups, succulent planters and rulers to liven up your workflow. Choose from walnut or maple.       …

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‘Knocking On The Door’ by Reinhard Thomas

Photographer and graphic designer Reinhard Thomas presents his work within the framework of his thesis for his design school in Nuremberg. Within the work, Reinhard processes and analyzes the phenomenon of the quality of TV, which has emerged from the United States in the last 90 years.      

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Skew Knit by Odeur

The ‘Skew Knit’ by Stockholm-based company Odeur is a standard fit knitted sweatshirt, which comes in a luxuriously soft cotton, wool blend. A light and airy must have for balmy nights.  

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Roundtable Interview: The Cast of ‘Hemlock Grove’

With Hemlock Grove’s second season being offered on Netflix as of today, the cast of the international hit series, discussed the reason for the show’s initial popularity and how Netflix has transformed episodic storytelling. Part family drama, part sci-fi driven horror and part beast, Hemlock Grove has seen a rave …

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The Abyss Table

“I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer’s factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers – the same way the sea does as it deepens. I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth’s sea bed. …

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The Battered Bastards of Baseball

The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a fractured fairy tale for the rest of us.  It is a win for those counted-out, the unkempt, the unruly – the truly independent.  In it, a band of rag-tag davids clobber the goliath of Major League Baseball.  At least for a little while. …

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BOOM BOOM! Speakers by Binauric

Mathieu Lehanneur of Binauric has fused design and simplicity with the ‘Boom Boom’ speaker. Complete with a smartphone app, Boom Boom speaks to you and notifies you of what is happening with each use. Bluetooth allows you to connect to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices, seamlessly.  

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Michiel van den Berg’s Isometrics

Michiel van den Berg’s “Isometrics” is a series of 3D images from the Netherlands-based  graphic designer. The project was initiated when Michiel began his self-imposed ’30 isometric renders in 30 days’ challenge. To get his ideas out of his “(mental) sketchbook onto my screen,” Michiel began creating one isometric illustration …