The New Art

The New Art

Graffiti has existed for decades as simple gang tags on street corners, illegible writing on subway cars, or bathroom stall words of wisdom on penis size and/or who to call for a good time. But in recent years...

Behind Simple Ingenuity

Behind Simple Ingenuity

Some of the greatest inventions of the modern era--the microprocessor, the internal combustion engine, Bloody Marys--took years of development and contain complex systems and parts working in perfect harmony....

Beckett Simonon's Nolan Brogue Boots

Beckett Simonon's Nolan Brogue Boots

Handmade in a small factory in Portugal out of full grain Italian calfskin leather, the Nolan Brogue Boots from Beckett Simonon are a piece of everyday luxury. Not only does the timeless style allow the boots to work in both formal and casual settings, but their build, which is highlighted by a high-quality rubber sole perfect for any weather or terrain, allows them to last for generations. Oh, and that stunning leather? It’s finished by hand with shea butter and natural carnauba wax and will only look better with age. Each pair is made-to-order so Beckett Simonon can pass savings on to you.

I'm CEO...Bitch! Card Case

I'm CEO...Bitch! Card Case

Mixing business and pleasure might be frowned upon, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have business cards on you at all times. You never know when you're going to run into a potential business partner - or a free lunch fishbowl - so best to be prepared. Unless you want to adver...

Aspen Day 6: Roll Credits

Aspen Day 6: Roll Credits

The last day of screenings, and my last day at Aspen Film Shortsfest, was split into 3 blocks: a 3:45 animation extravaganza, a 6pm block and a 9pm block. Trust me when I tell you that the festival went all out for this one...

Aspen Day 5: I Love Aspen

Aspen Day 5: I Love Aspen

I almost feel bad sleeping in, but it's been a long few days and this bed is comfortable. I find out that my hotel has $16 pocket-sized o2 tanks for sale, so I buy one and take a few deep breathes....

Speakers That Think Outside The Box

Speakers That Think Outside The Box

Your computer has a paint job similar to a Ferrari. Your phone looks like an alien communication device. Your wallet is made of recycled rubber. You clearly aren't a person content with coloring in the lines or...

Robo Rainbowplay

Robo Rainbow

Described as "a complicated technical solution to aide in simple acts of vandalism" the Robo Rainbow was created to tag up the streets with the perfect rainbow. It's a cool idea and a nice gesture (considering he could have rigged it to draw something vulgar) but what would have ...