Mid–twentieth–century Milan designer Giordano Robbiati achieved a spiritual union between form and function when he devised a new type of coffee maker in the late 1940s. Ciao bella. If you “love” retro modernism and espresso, go no farther. Loved around the world, Robbiati’s patented coffee machine is a classic design of the ‘Atomic Age'(1945–1960). Known […]
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There’s a lot of rhetoric regarding what came first — Pepsi or Obama. An unofficial chronology…
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If wind turbines are a turn-on for you…
Here’s a nice Valentine gift for that special person who likes casual, protection from the elements, and protection from Uzi’s & 44 magnums. Plus it’s waterproof, with an optional stab-proof lining. It’s a bit pricier than one that protects you from bird shot. The sales rep wouldn’t say how much but our research guesses at […]
Value item: Looking for a ruler? There’s never one around when you need one. Too bad they’re knitted. But they are a fashion statement of sorts and it does send a message that you’re handy. via nerd approved Retailer: up to you
Classic via old style messaging: the “post stamp” from Royal Mail. “We always like to start the year with a classic and this year we’re launching our Special Stamp programme with ten, in one very special issue– British Design Classics.”
Value item: Stocking stuffer under $25. For the pencil sharpener crowd a set of 12 multi-stripe pencils with rubber tops in a matching presentation box. 100% wood, 100% graphite, 100% rigid cardboard box. $12.00US Designer: Paul Smith (UK)
Blackletter, without a doubt the stimulus behind the more efficient font designs we’re familiar with on a day-to-day. On the other hand, a now popular foreboding font for super-hip urban graphics and a time-travel message for packaging. In addition to the thorough presentation of some 300 typefaces with dates, designers, and origins, you will find […]
Refinery29 uncovered some exceptional footwear styles for guys that use fabric and water-proof treatments in a modern, fashionable way. ( above, from left ) Acne for Tretorn Stroll High Sneakers (rubber galosh sole, water-resistant upper), $240; ( above, from left )Gram 383g Softshell Sneakers (rubber sole, waterproof upper, micro fleece lining), $130. To see all […]