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// archive for March 2010

Airwalk 540′s

Talk about going in the way way back machine. The Airwalk 540′s were around when I first started skating, back when vert wasn’t dead. The high top, super rubber ollie pads, toe caps, and fold-over lace protectors were all meant to make your shoes indestructible from knee slides and other vert ramp related stuff. And they were. It’s cool to see them making a comeback. Though they are now more fashion than function, and probably better for it.

The Working Proof: Katie Kirk – Alice

New print alert! We were super excited when Katie Kirk of Eight Hour Day sent us her Alice print for The Working Proof – I remember reading and enjoying Alice in Wonderland when I was younger, and Katie shares the same fondness for the story. I love the collection of iconic objects from Alice in Wonderland – the potion, the little cakes, the watch, the mushrooms.

15% of each print sold is being donated to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The MHOF donates both new and refurbished instruments to school music programs that lack the resources to buy new instruments.

Buy the print here and read our interview with Katie here.

Giorgio Biscaro – Offset Stool

I really like this Offset Stool by Giorgio Biscaro (which will be debuting in Milan next month). The sandwiched plywood presents an interesting alternative to the typical 1-piece seat.

Via Dezeen.

HAPPYsthlm

Nice accessories and home wares from HAPPYsthlm.

Neverend – Dan Funderburgh

I LOVE this new collaboration between Dan Funderburgh, Kitsune Noir, and Furni. Neverend features a series of limited-edition clocks, and the always-talented Dan designed the first laser-etched edition. Dan’s design features his own spin on the Bavarian cuckoo clock, with old-fashioned sticks of dynamite representing the pendulum, creating a humorous take on a classic style.

A new edition featuring a different designer will be coming out each month. Only 88 of each edition are being produced. Looking forward to seeing what else comes out of this collaboration!

Water Is Life – National Geographic

We had a brief talk with an old friend about the coming shortage of clean water in the developing world and industrialized world and what the impact will be on energy, money, and classes. So when I saw the caption to the Water Is Life photo set at National Geographic, I stopped to think.

From Nat Geo:
The amount of moisture on Earth has not changed. The water the dinosaurs drank millions of years ago is the same water that falls as rain today. But will there be enough for a more crowded world?

Stone&Honey – Prizmatic


I’m in love with Stone&Honey’s Prizmatic series – the geometries and lines are so graphic, delicate and gorgeous!

Hidden Messenger by Timbuk2

The Hidden Messenger by Timbuk2 looks like a great weekend bag for carrying around the city. It holds ~400 cubes, which is enough for a shell, a water bottle and a camera. Plus it packs down into it’s own pocket friendly flat zipper pouch when you don’t need it.

The Working Proof: Caitlin Keegan – Untitled

We just launched this pretty print by Caitlin Keegan! Caitlin made this print especially for Farm Sanctuary, a non-profit that is focused on farm animal protection. The print is inspired by old engravings of farm animals, and is digitally printed with soy inks on acid-free recycled paper. I love all of the different textures and patterns that Caitlin incorporated into the rooster.

Buy the print here and read our interview with Caitlin here.


Ventricle Vessel by Eva Milinkovic

Ventricle Vessel by Eva Milinkovic of Tsunami Glassworks blends form and color in a really amazing way that abstracts a human anatomical part into something that looks natural in glass.

via Carrie Leber