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Motorola Moto 360 Watch

The latest in Android Wear, the Motorola Moto 360 is a handsome smartwatch that masquerades as a traditional timepiece. The round face gives the design a classic look, and the three-hand movement and two-register chronograph make the Moto 360 fully functional as a wristwatch. When activated with a tap or an incoming notification, the face seamlessly transforms into a high-resolution screen. Set for release in summer of this year, the ...

Floating Skate Ramp

Pro skater Bob Burnquist invented a skating ramp that floats on water. Made in collaboration with a team of designers and craftsmen, including Jerry Blohm and Jeff King, the ramp took three hundred hours of work to complete and weighs in at 7,300 lbs, all held together with 1,250 screws. Sponsored by Visit California’s project Dream365, the ramp can be found gracing Lake Tahoe.  Photography by Myles McGuinness

Food Maps

Inspired by culinary tourism, artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves arranged and photographed food in geographic shapes. The “Food Maps” they made depict countries, sovereign states, and continents with a myriad of foods that are significant if not native to the specific culture. Spices represent India, pasta-ready fruits and vegetables make up the boot of Italy, and shrimp take the shape of Australia, just to name a few from the ...

Hotel Bikini Berlin

The newest old city on the continent, Berlin’s architectural modernization reflects historic necessity and prospective assurance. Construction cranes crowd the skies. Restored cathedrals stand adjacent to glittering high rises. Berlin’s DNA rebuilt from the ground up. The Hotel Bikini Berlin by hotel group 25hours and architectural firm KEC Architects achieved a remarkable feat. Hotels with personality are rare, those with easement – rarer still. Through thoughtful design, Hotel Bikini Berlin ...

CLUB by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon’s CLUB revises the traditional gentlemen’s club look, infusing the collection of furniture and accessories with multicultural influences and modern, almost futuristic vision. Made for work and play, CLUB includes everything from lighting to cocktail shakers, all dressed to the nines in rich colors and metallic finishes. Looking through the preview, one will find floor lamps inspired by traditional Indian water vessels, industrial pendant lamps with automotive flair, and ...

A Family’s Vacation Home on the Isle of Tiree

After forty-odd years of vacationing on Scotland’s Isle of Tiree, Dave and Liz Kerr invested in beachfront property. They bought a blackhouse with the intention of renovating, but, soon, their fixer-upper was revealed to be so deeply in ruin that it had to be torn down. Starting from scratch, they wanted to create a space where they could live five months out of the year and entertain guests, including their ...

Dublin: City of Beer, Art, and Design

Dublin is perhaps most widely known for Guinness’s famous stout, which was born in the city more than two centuries ago. But, there is even more to Ireland’s metropolis than time-honored good brews. Dublin has a rich contemporary art and design scene as well. Check out this trio of recent work that exemplifies the distinct flavor of the #homeofguinness. Created by Clare and Gar for the Irish Design Shop, this ...

Outdoor Menswear by Isaora

It’s still cold around here, so we keep looking to winter fashions, such as Isaora’s FW 13-14 collection. Isaora is an outdoor menswear brand with an adventurous yet simple sense of style. Their FW 13-14 collection includes basics and outerwear to face the chill. The casual pieces are functional and street-ready with a blend of geometric and unstructured cuts in deep blue and black.

Japanese Streets from Behind the Wheel and Lens of Issui Enomoto

Based in Japan, Issui Enomoto is a taxi driver and photographer, like David Bradford of NYC. Enomoto, however, focuses on night scenes and makes extensive use of multiple exposures, immortalizing a distinct, multi-layered vision of his streets.

Pilgrim Hostel by Sergio Rojo

Found in Logroño, Spain, in the community of La Rioja, this large building was originally a 19th century provisional theatre. In 2013, the old theatre was converted into a pilgrim hostel by architect Sergio Rojo. The renovated building kept the original roof and rafters while recovering the facade and updating the overall space with a blend of the historic and the contemporary. Inside, for instance, there are sleek bunks and ...