These metal and enamel micro-sized artworks are equal part social commentary and pop culture comedy. Available in a huge array of designs, Pintrill Pins cover everything from classic emojis and purple drank to Larry David and Kanye’s anticipated 2020 campaign, and look great on everything from baseball caps to bags to business suits. $12+
What do you get a vinyl and jigsaw puzzle fanatic for Christmas? This 550 piece Vinyl Collection Puzzle, that’s what! The 18” x 24” puzzle features the spines of vinyl sleeves from a record collection that includes icons of punk, post-punk and New Wave Britrock, with artists like The Beatles, Bob Marley, and Prince. Bing Crosby – Christmas Classics, is added to the mix to keep it from being tragically hip. $36
The mobile messaging war continues to heat up, and Facebook Messenger is betting that its size will make it everyone’s all-in-one app.
The Menlo Park, Calif-based company announced a partnership with Uber today that lets users hail a black car from Facebook Messenger. The feature is rolling out in the U.S. with plans to expand internationally.
People can sign up for Uber and log in to their accounts from Facebook Messenger, which is tied to a credit card. Similar to the ride-sharing app’s design, people can track their drivers, receive real-time updates about when their cars will arrive and view receipts at the end of their trips.
Uber is the first company to partner with Facebook on transportation services, and the social network said it plans to work with additional businesses.
Facebook has steadily worked on building Messenger into a marketing app for brands over the past year. In March, a small group of retailers began testing the app as a tool for customer service, and users can also send money to their friends through chats.
The beefed-up features suggest Facebook is taking a page from other messaging apps like WeChat that have exploded in popularity internationally with e-commerce platforms.
Nike, Apple, Victoria’s Secret and Urban Decay topped the brands on millennial women’s wish lists for this holiday season, according to product discovery platform Influenster—think Yelp for products—which recently surveyed 5,733 of its users to uncover gifting trends.
When it comes to choosing products, “reviews and word-of-mouth matter most,” said Influenster co-founder and CEO Aydin Acar. Continue reading
Oakley’s highly advanced goggles features a heads-up display (dubbed “Recon Snow2”) detailing real-time descent and jump metrics, resort maps and smartphone notifications; it’s also GoPro-compatible. $649
Inspired by retro cinema signs, My Cinema Lightbox is a new way to show your creativity and love for classic glamour. Slide the interchangeable clear plastic letters and characters into slots on the front of the light box to create words and imaginative phrases.
The light box is great for home and wedding decor, milestone announcements, photoshoots, just about any creative idea you have. Its lightweight design and optional wall mount allows for easy transport and it’s battery operated for portable use anywhere. $46
One of the most prolific, well-respected sports photographers of all time, the work of Walter Iooss Jr. has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated for more than five decades. These Walter Iooss Sonic Editions Prints give you a chance to put some his most iconic images on the walls of your own home. Included in the collection are both color and black and white photos of legendary athletes like Michael Jordan, Bjorn Borg, Jack Nicklaus, and Muhammad Ali, printed at 11×14, framed at 16×20, limited to 100 each, and ready for display. Continue reading
As we move towards smarter lighting solutions, it’s becoming obvious that the lights of the future will let us pick their hue on-demand. The Fluxo Smart Lamp is a pendant-style light that lets you change both the color of your light and it’s direction. Thanks to a ring-shaped cluster of LEDs, it can send its light in any direction you choose. It also learns your routines and adjusts the lighting based on your preferences, and turns itself on and off using built-in presence detection sensors. Which makes it not just smarter than a normal LED bulb, but better looking, too. $400
Here’s a fun way to step up your Instagram game. Starting today, Canon and 360i are setting up pop-up digital billboards around New York’s most photographed locations to help people snap their best photos.
The outdoor campaign includes trucks that pop open to display digital screens in three of the city’s most-photographed areas: the Flatiron District, Central Park South (at 59th Street and 5th Avenue) and the Brooklyn Bridge (at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Fulton Ferry Landing). The brand is also running ads on billboards at Penn Plaza near Madison Square Garden. Continue reading