Mar de Luz House in Paracas, Peru boasts a total living surface of 778 square meters and embraces its neighboring landscape: “The premise in the development of this project was to always keep the views of the bay and the horizon present in every area of the house. We needed to place the program so that the spaces would connect visually, the transparency should be the primary axis of the first floor“, explained the architects at Oscar Gonzalez Moix. Due to strong winds, the developers could not plan a front yard with direct access to the beach. Instead, they imagined an inner courtyard, which visually communicates with the shore through the first transparent level of the residence. Continue reading →
Back in the day, you could lock the door, saddle up to a typewriter, and write the next great American novel. Then technology reared its distraction-riddled head and focusing on writing became an arduous task. The Hemingwrite is here to help you focus on writing just like Papa Hemingway. With a 6+ week battery life, a 1 million+ page memory, and the ability to sync with cloud apps like Evernote, you can take the Hemingwrite anywhere and not be distracted by your Twitter feed or other open tabs. The E-Ink display with backlighting is readable in daylight or at night so you can truly write wherever inspiration strikes.
If ever there was a product too elegant for the contents that goes in it, it’s the iconic Vipp pedal waste bin. Created back in the 1930s by Holger Nielsen, the trash receptacle inspired a million imitators and offered consumers a clean way to store things that weren’t so clean. Now you can bring some of that classic style to your desktop with this Vipp Miniature Bin. The scaled-down version is perfect for holding pens, pencils, and other work accessories while adding a sharp focal point to your desk. It’s true to the full-size bin with a working pedal and identical materials used. $125
With temperatures plummeting across many parts of the country, we start to look out for winter gear to keep you warm and comfortable. A new offering by Adidas are these winter hikers, named the Felt, the multi-tasking boots are crafted from Italian felt and insulated with 100-gram PrimaLoft for warmth even in wet conditions. The tough water-resistant felt boots also feature a grippy TRAXION outsole for optimal traction in winter conditions, plus rubber toe and heel caps and mudguard protection to keep out snow and rain. $130
The Danish team at Bang & Olufsen have begun gearing up for the upcoming holiday season with an all new Bluetooth speaker. Meet the brand’s beautifully crafted BeoPlay A2.
More than just a gorgeous face, this wireless speaker is packed with some serious technology. For starters, it’s the first speaker offered from the brand to be outfitted with its “True 360″ sound experience. This technology allows the speaker to be placed in the center of a room, and pump out 360-degree sound – a huge feat considering just how small and portable this thing really is. In fact, the Beoplay 2 weighs a measly 1.1 kg, so taking it with you is as easy as grabbing that full-grain leather strap and hitting the road.The BeoPlay A2 offers connectivity for up to 8 users with the ability to play from 2 devices at the same time, and also includes a 3.5mm stereo cable.
It’s crafted from aluminum, sports ultra sleek aesthetics that will complement any living space, and is available in three different colors including grey, green and the more subtle black. It’s $399 with select retailers from November 20th
Bamboo has become a go-to construction material for several sustainable products in recent years, but headwear is one we had yet to see – until now. Meet Guapa Peaks, the world’s first bamboo headwear.
These beautiful hats are handmade individually, and combine three variants of premium bamboo. The bill’s bamboo is heated and compress laminated before being attached to the crown. The crown itself is available in several different high quality materials from corduroy and denim to wool. All of the caps use complex 3D embroideries alongside subtle screen printing, and are finished off with premium leather straps that attach using metal fasteners. Of course there are also several different colors available, form the wooden bill to the crown. Using nothing but sustainable natural woods with premium textiles, Guapa Peaks is looking to create a high quality organic product for the masses. To do this, the brand is currently raising funds through Kickstarter. GBP35
Olloclip have launched a new version of their Olloclip 4 in 1 lens, the latest version of this add on camera gadget is compatible with Apple’s latest smartphones.
The Olloclip 4 in 1 lens has had a redesign specifically for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the device is now compatible with the front facing camera on the new iPhones as well as the back facing camera.
The new lens comes with four different lenses for your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which include a wide angle lens, a fish eye lens, a 10x macro lens and a 15x macro lens.
If you want to get you hands on the new Olloclip for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the device is available to pre-order for $79.
The new Rip Curl Search GPS Surf Watch is the perfect tool for the training/competing surfer. The extensive list of badass features include wave tracking technology, top speed and distance stats, wave counting in each session, distance paddled, session time, a 10-hour battery life, and an auto-set feature for easily setting tide and time data for your home break, or at 1,360 other locations around the planet! You can then sync your data to the included App or website to re-live your surf with location maps, image sharing and graphic charts which showcase your session.
Created with the full expertise of Cartier Heritage, this handsomely designed, slipcased volume presents a meticulously selected overview of Cartier’s contribution to 20th-century design and culture. Drawing extensively from the rich holdings of the Cartier collection and archive, it features not only a sumptuous array of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and tiaras, but also cocktail and smoking accessories, mystery clocks, and lavish gifts exchanged by movie stars and maharajas, all created by Cartier’s ateliers in Paris, London, and New York. $75
Japanese firm JP architects recently designed the interior space of Tokyo-based gift shop Le MISTRAL. Highlighted by its white gridded pattern that traces the shop’s shelving units, furniture, floor, and door frames, the space utilizes Le MISTRAL’s signature color of navy blue as a stark and refined base. At the center of the shop, a selection European sundries are placed on a table that also features similar lines designed to fit the display trays on top of which products are placed. The shop’s gridded, geometric design allows for the items found throughout to be presented in a variety of different formats, making for a continuously unique and refined atmosphere and experience.