Tech & Gear

  • Ultra Violet is the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year

    Ultra Violet is the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year

    Nobody knows what fresh horrors 2018 holds for us all, but the color wizards at Pantone have generously decided what its color will be. Pantone 18-3838, also known as Ultra Violet, ended up taking the honor, after meticulous consideration by the members of the Pantone Color Institute. PCI’s executive director Lee Eiseman described the color’s […]

  • Dairy Air Ice Cream Co. in Trouble for “Sexy Cow” Logo

    Dairy Air Ice Cream Co. in Trouble for “Sexy Cow” Logo

    Sexy cows: Harmless fun or objectifying trash? That’s the debate currently raging around the Dairy Air Ice Cream Co. in New Jersey, whose logo is catching more heat than a cartoon cow has since Clarabelle Cow was blacklisted for alleged communist sympathies in 1952. The Dairy Air Ice Cream Co.’s very name is a play […]

  • The Not Yorker: A Repository for Rejected ‘New Yorker’ Covers

    The Not Yorker: A Repository for Rejected ‘New Yorker’ Covers

    You don’t have to read The New Yorker from cover to cover every week to appreciate the magazine’s, uh, covers. So it should come as no surprise that even the reject pile has some pretty good stuff – so good that Peter Ryan, Chris Gash, and Jack Dylan, three illustrators who have submitted work to […]

  • Space Candle: A Scented Candle That Smells like Outer Space

    Space Candle: A Scented Candle That Smells like Outer Space

    I was unaware of this before today, but evidently almost every astronaut who has been to outer space describes a distinctive smell immediately upon removing their helmet back inside the ship. The borderline heroes at Cool Material have done the requisite research and created a scented candle that purportedly captures that smell: The Space Candle. […]

  • Teleavia Retro TV Concept

    Teleavia Retro TV Concept

    Ultra thin widescreen TVs look great, but sometimes I still find myself envious of the old-school retro feel of 1960s TV sets, while not for a moment wishing I could go back to the Frank Tashlin nightmares that were picture quality fifty years ago. Designer Hogeun Jang has come up with a conceptual solution – […]

  • StarkBoard: A Smart, Hands-Free Electric Skateboard

    StarkBoard: A Smart, Hands-Free Electric Skateboard

    Skateboards are fun and all, but since they’re basically just planks of wood attached to wheels, they require a certain amount of physical control to really master. Now, there’s a new, smart, and hands-free electric skateboard that responds to your body in much the same way the Segway does – it’s called, with apologies to […]

  • Skull Growler from Hired Guns Creative: Made with Real Gold

    Skull Growler from Hired Guns Creative: Made with Real Gold

    At first glance, the new Skull Growler by Hired Guns Creative probably looks like a normal glass beer growler, albeit an unusually stylish one, with a golden skull emblazoned on the front. But actually, that skull isn’t golden, produced with ink or any other traditional method, but actual gold. The Skull Growler holds 64 ounces […]

  • MoMA Exhibition History: Museum of Modern Art Drops Massive Online Archive

    MoMA Exhibition History: Museum of Modern Art Drops Massive Online Archive

    The Museum of Modern Art was established 88 years ago this month, and unless you’re a 100-year-old Manhattanite art-lover there’s a very good chance you’ve missed an exhibit or two in all that time. Good news for you, then: There’s a new MoMA exhibition history site that’s putting up every single one of those exhibitions […]

  • DipClip: A Dipping Sauce Holder for the Car

    DipClip: A Dipping Sauce Holder for the Car

    I often imagine what Jack the Dipper‘s car – which I have dubbed DIPP – is like. One essential component of this imaginary automobile would have to be a space for dipping sauce while popping McNuggets behind the wheel, a fantastical, impractical device for those of us who inhabit the real world. OR IS IT?? […]

  • Spire: A Health Tracker Attached to Your Clothes

    Spire: A Health Tracker Attached to Your Clothes

    The health tracker that can track your health even after you forget to put it on ain’t been invented yet. But Spire comes close, since the whole idea of it is that you can attach it to your clothes and then forget about it, with updates on your health, physical activity, sleep, and so on […]