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André Saraiva’s Mr. A Ball Gets a Medicom Toy VCD

Swedish-French artist André Saraiva is known for his bold, logotype-style graffiti tags around Paris and his widely popular “Mr. A” figure. The signature cartoon character, who is recognized by its “X” and “O” eyes and wide grin, now arrives as a VCD (vinyl collectible doll) at Medicom Toy. Coming in two colorways of classic black […]

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Oman Botanic Gardens to Be The Largest on Earth

Merging state-of-the-art, man-made technologies and the most striking creations the world of natural wonders has to offer, Haley Sharpe Design, Arup and Grimshaw have joined forces to create the largest botanic gardens on the Earth. Located in Oman, the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said-guided endeavor will bring attention to and showcase the astounding environmental […]

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What to Know About the Waterproofing on Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Your new smartphone might be missing a headphone jack, but it’s probably got a cool new feature to make up for it: water resistance. Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are the latest smartphones from the search engine giant that ditch the 3.5mm jack (boosting the effectiveness of its water resistance efforts)…Read more… […]

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Helder Vices Unveils New Minimalist Nature-Inspired “PIMA” Furniture Line

After unveiling a standout collection at this year’s New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018, Helder Vices recently shifted its focus to launch a minimalist nature-inspired furniture line. Dedicated to creating striking one-of-a-kind handmade furniture, the “PIMA” furniture line is an extension of designer Gianni Mora’s unique take on design and function. The first furniture set […]

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‘/r/Streetwear’ Magazine Is Now Available for Purchase

Redditor and graphic designer Dan Hart-Davies first announced in May that he will be transforming the popular /r/streetwear subreddit into a magazine. Now, the fledgling editor-in-chief has fully realized the project as a 98-page mag filled with streetwear spreads, editorials around Supreme and Kanye West, articles, and interviews with celebrated members of the Reddit page. […]

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The Apple Park Visitor Center Is Finally Open to the Public

The newly-constructed Apple Park Visitor Center has finally opened its doors to the public. Those visiting the sizable establishment will be able to experience a slew of Apple Park’s architectural and technological innovations. For instance, visitors can get a first-hand look at its solar energy installations that are considered to be the largest in the […]

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Extra Butter Celebrates 10th Anniversary With a Remodel of Lower East Side Store

Design is at the center of the newly reopened Extra Butter boutique which sits at 125 Orchard Street in New York’s Lower East Side. Celebrating the brand’s 10th anniversary, Nubuo Araki, a Japanese designer, makes his American debut by leading the project. Araki brings a modern yet minimal approach to the space, while accommodating its need […]

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KFC Creates $10,000 USD “Internet Escape Pod” for the Holiday Season

Just when you thought drumstick bath bombs and fried chicken ornaments were zany enough, KFC ups its quirk level even more with a $10,000 USD Internet Escape Pod that has you covered, literally, for a stress-free and off-the-grid holiday season. Providing a true respite from Black Friday/Cyber Monday frenzies, unending holiday social media posts and […]

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fragment design to Roll Out FREEMASONRY BE@RBRICKs for Medicom Toy

Medicom Toy is on a roll, unveiling forthcoming collaborations with Billionaire Boys Club and Nike SB. Now, the Japanese label has revealed a new set of figures designed by fragment design. The BE@RBRICK toys seem simple enough, with 100%, 400%, and 1000% panda-colored figures boasting bows on their chests and fragment branding in one eye. However, designer […]

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Coolrain Honors Scottie Pippen’s Olympic Performance for New Figure

In recent months, NBA legend Scottie Pippen has been the star of Nike and KITH’s “Take Fight” campaign; he’s been the subject of promotional teasers and received a new Air Pippen 1. Now, just like fellow basketball great Michael Jordan, he’s receiving his own collectible, lifelike figurine. Produced by Coolrain, the Scottie Pippen Olympic Figure […]

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There’s Now a Toy Figure of Virgil Abloh & His Popular Jordan 1 Shoe

COMME des GARÇONS’ Seoul outpost recently launched an exclusive pop-up for the Virgil Abloh x Nike “THE TEN” collection. To further celebrate the partnership, South Korean toy artist Coolrain Lee has created limited edition figures of the rockstar designer alongside a miniature Air Jordan 1 sneaker from the collaboration. The Abloh collectible is clad in Off-White™ […]

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Tell Time With Louis Vuitton’s Latest Table Clock

Elevate your desk with Louis Vuitton’s sleek and modern table clock. The Tambour watch-inspired ball-shaped clock is 65mm in diameter and made of stainless steel, with a sphere structure comprised of mineral glass. The all-black timepiece also sees the iconic Gaston “V” located at the 12 o’clock mark, while boasting a quartz movement. LV’s table […]

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Tell Time With Louis Vuitton’s Latest Table Clock

Elevate your desk with Louis Vuitton’s sleek and modern table clock. The Tambour watch-inspired ball-shaped clock is 65mm in diameter and made of stainless steel, with a sphere structure comprised of mineral glass. The all-black timepiece also sees the iconic Gaston “V” located at the 12 o’clock mark, while boasting a quartz movement. LV’s table […]

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An Old Reservoir Becomes a Modern Home in Madrid

Spain’s Alejandro Valdivieso was tasked with transforming a decades-old cistern into a usable home for its owners. In response, the architect crafted an inventive, contemporary residence dubbed Casa Aljibe. Translating into Cistern House, Casa Aljibe curves around the cite of the original well. The rear of the house accounts for the rocky terrain, while the […]

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Tadao Ando’s Expansive Penthouse at 152 Elizabeth Street Is a New York Dream

The penthouse that sits atop of 152 Elizabeth Street, a residential complex designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, is a sight to behold. The 5,603-square-foot duplex, that includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms, provides a seamless coalescence between indoor and outdoor space with multiple outdoor terraces making up 3,240-square-feet of the residence. The penthouse, that […]

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