It’s a funny thing, really. A brand celebrates its 110th anniversary by showing how it’s evolved and taking pride in the innovation that’s led to its success in men’s grooming.
Alas, no such love was reciprocated by Gillette’s Facebook followers when it shared an image of a 1904 razor design this week—its very first patent, it happily told fans!
Practically everyone who replied said how disappointed they are with the way the product has evolved. They think the quality has gone way down while the price has skyrocketed.
In order to face up to the current and future challenges posed by the traffic situation in urban conurbation areas all over the world MINI presenting an innovative concept for flexible individual mobility, the MINI Citysurfer Concept. As a light and compact single-track vehicle in the style of a kick scooter with an auxiliary electric drive, the concept study shows attractive ways in which its users can get directly to their final destination without having to consider traffic congestion, the shortage of parking space and the timetable intervals of local public transportation.
With a maximum speed of up to 25 km/h (15 mph) and an electric range of some 15 to 25 kilometres (10 – 15 miles), the MINI Citysurfer Concept is ideally suited for day-to-day use over short distances. The full range of the concept vehicle’s strengths especially come into their own when it is used as a spontaneously available supplement to an automobile or local public transport.
Hush are the World´s first smart earplugs, they block out all the noise while still letting you be woken up by the things that matter most. Today´s traditional earplugs are great for blocking out the world, but it can be difficult to sleep with the peace of mind knowing you might not hear your alarm clock or notifications. Hush connects wirelessly with your smartphone, so you can rest easy knowing that you’ll still be woken up, and without bothering anyone else. Hush is controlled by an app, you can choose what notifications to hear, play soothing sounds to help you fall asleep, even track the earplugs when you have misplaced them! $99 Continue reading →
American shoe company Converse have teamed up with Italian fashion house Missoni for a refreshing collaboration on the Chuck Taylor All Star 1970 Zip Hi. The CT 1970 Zip Hi features a smooth suede construction with a super soft and warm looped Missoni textile interior. Other specifications of the popular 1970 model include enhanced cushioning, vintage style heel branding, slightly higher rubber foxing, and brass eyelets to top it off. The Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970 Zip Hi “Cashew” will soon be available at select retailers.
In our world, if it’s 9AM or earlier, every alarm clock sounds like the drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket—too loud. That’s not to say we don’t sometimes need to be called a maggot or told that we look like we could suck a golf ball through a garden hose, but in general, no, we’re looking for something on the softer side.
That’s what makes the JBL Horizon a welcome addition to the world of wake-ups. LED ambient light gradually brightens up your room to gently get you stirring and with no expletive-paced insults. There’s also an FM radio, Bluetooth music streaming, and a pair of USB charging ports. $100 gets you waking up with the anti-drill instructor. Sounds like it’s worth it to us.
Tueffel Guitars, made personally by Ulrich Teuffel, are impressive functioning works of art that are purchased, played and collected by some of the most respected and experimental guitarists of our time. Continue reading →
Now you can play your old school Nintendo games in style on your NES Controller Coffee Table. This is a fully functioning controller that is able to connect to your console through the built in retractable cable that will allow you to take your games to the next level. $1.300
By this time next year, if all goes according to plan, there will be a new fixture on streets of New York: hundreds of slim aluminum pillars, each providing some of the fastest free internet available anywhere in the world.
The kiosks are part of the ambitious initiative LinkNYC, which earlier this week was chosen to replace the city’s aging and all but forgotten pay phones. Beyond blanketing Gotham in crazy-fast Wi-Fi, the pylons are designed to let people charge their gadgets and look up directions on touch screens. Eventually, they could broadcast emergency messages or provide a place where New Yorkers can provide civic feedback on various topics. Continue reading →
We gave you a brief look at some of the history and stories behind Oakley’s success in our recent Artifact and Process articles, but if you’re yearning for a more in-depth look at the company, The Oakley Book is a great place to start. This 200-page tome covers the company from all angles, from its founding in 1975 through present day; from its beginnings in motocross grips to its modern eyewear, apparel, and technology. In addition to interesting stories and anecdotes, you’ll also find 200 illustrations, all packed into an oversized 11.5″ x 14.75″ hardcover book that comes in a black rubber slipcase with a metal “O” plaque. $195
McIntosh, a brand already known for their legendary performance in the audio space, take their first shot at the world of personal audio with the MHP1000 Headphones. With a closed design, the MHP1000s isolate noise and distractions while delivering a listening experience that lives up to the McIntosh name. With premium, soft leather on the headband and ear pads, a lightweight design and a driver engineered to work with any current or legacy McIntosh amp, the only question is why didn’t they enter the world of headphones sooner. $2.000