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  • S-110 Evo Venta Black: The World’s Blackest Watch Costs $95,000

    S-110 Evo Venta Black: The World’s Blackest Watch Costs $95,000

    You may remember hearing about Vantablack, the “super black” material that brings to life the old Spinal Tap concept of “none more black.” Now, it’s being applied to a watch—the S-110 Evo Venta Black—that can, if nothing else, honestly be claimed as the blackest watch in the entire world. Blackness like that doesn’t come cheap, […]

  • ‘Viva la Roboluciòn!': Recycled Robotic Art From Bruno Lefevre-Brauer (Photos)

    ‘Viva la Roboluciòn!': Recycled Robotic Art From Bruno Lefevre-Brauer (Photos)

    Artist and graphic designer Bruno Lefevre-Brauer, also known as +Brauer, has a new line of toys/works of art that are made from actual recycled industrial parts, reformed into retro-style robots. The whole series is known as Viva la Roboluciòn! Each robot in the Viva la Roboluciòn! collection is unique and individually crafted from old parts. And […]

  • Columbia Survival Labels: Brand Packs Survival Tools Into Hang Tags (Video)

    Columbia Survival Labels: Brand Packs Survival Tools Into Hang Tags (Video)

    Columbia is known as the rugged outdoor adventure brand, and their latest product is a novel and unique reason why. They’re called Columbia Survival Labels, and they pack a multitude of survivalist tools into what was formerly a pretty useless part of any piece of apparel: The hang tag. Columbia Survival Labels can cut wood […]

  • Weltevree Groundfridge Underground Refrigerator (Video)

    Weltevree Groundfridge Underground Refrigerator (Video)

    You may be perfectly happy with your current refrigerator, but it has a few undeniable limitations, you have to admit: For one, you can’t crawl in there and hang out, unless you have a walk-in job.  And even if you do, it probably isn’t underground. Enter the Weltevree Groundfridge. The Weltevree Groundfridge has the storage […]

  • Woolsey Agent Desk: Inspired by James Bond

    Woolsey Agent Desk: Inspired by James Bond

    Designer Sean Woolsey makes the claim that his Woolsey Agent Desk is “named after James Bond,” a claim that I am extremely dubious towards given that Bond is far from the only “Agent” in the world, and that this desk could just as easily be said to be named after Maxwell Smart or Jack Bauer. […]

  • Calorie Brands: Instagram Account Swaps Logos With Total Calorie Amounts

    Calorie Brands: Instagram Account Swaps Logos With Total Calorie Amounts

    A commercial food brand logo is designed to give shoppers the unconscious message that whatever is inside the package is desirable to eat. One of the ways this is often achieved is by making the actual nutritional content of the product as hidden-from-view as legally possible, which is a circumvention that a new Instagram account […]

  • ‘Escape to LA': Skate Video From Theories of Atlantis (Video)

    ‘Escape to LA': Skate Video From Theories of Atlantis (Video)

    Skate brand Theories of Atlantis have recently premiered a new skate video with a retro West Coast aesthetic that’s perfect for summer, with the help of professional skaters Leo Valls, Brendan Carroll, Danny Montoya, and more. It’s called Escape to LA, not to be confused with the middling John Carpenter sequel of the similar name. […]

  • RFK Mural Festival: Los Angeles School Turned Into Open Air Street Art Museum

    RFK Mural Festival: Los Angeles School Turned Into Open Air Street Art Museum

    Street art has come a long way towards being seen as a legitimate mode of expression, but its inherently fluid properties makes permanent exhibitions difficult. So it’s especially cool that Branded Arts has teamed up with an army of street artists including Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, Jeff Soto, Hueman, Cyrcle, Sam Flores, and others, for […]

  • Xbox Design Lab Lets Users Create Custom Controllers

    Xbox Design Lab Lets Users Create Custom Controllers

    Back in the old days, video game controller customization consisted of a few stickers and maybe some choice grease stains. But it’s 2016 now, and Microsoft has finally given gamers a chance to create a controller as precious and unique as they are, through the Xbox Design Lab. The Xbox Design Lab offers (deep breath), […]