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The father of Futura’s ‘other’ typeface is revived

Plak was the second typeface by famous German designer Paul Renner in 1928. Like Renner’s iconic Futura typeface, Plak is a sans serif design that is overdue a resurgence.<p>Plak was used extensively in the 1970s and 80s by German tabloid Bild but as it was lacking a full digital revival and only available in three cuts, it fell out of contemporary use.<p>Monotype designers, Linda Hintz and Toshi Omagari separately began working on proposals to restore this under-appreciated gem. Although neither was …

Kids Headphones for Travel: Easy SMX Review

We have arrived in New Zealand after a 14 hour flight from Vancouver! The flight went great! Two of my secret weapons from my packing list: new …

Review: Living with Vitra’s Pacific Chair, Jony Ive’s choice for Apple Park

If I asked you to name a few common technology products, office chairs probably wouldn’t make the list. The act of sitting down is such a fundamental human activity that chairs are often overlooked entirely, and rarely thought of as technology. Yet, sitting has quietly become an art in itself. The …

7 Small bedroom designs by professional experts

The bedroom is typically a place to sleep and relax so honestly, you don't actually need that much space. The important thing is to make it the most …

Interior Design

Nike Drops the Trail-Inspired Air VaporMax Flyknit Utility "Maximum Black"

The latest iteration of the next-gen Air Max model.<p>After receiving a first look at the “Maximum Black” Air VaporMax Flyknit Utility last month, Nike recently dropped its trail-inspired next-gen Air Max model. The latest iteration of the VaporMax features a blacked out look which highlights tactical …

Shoes

Satechi unveils new USB C ‘Clamp Hub Pro’ for iMac and iMac Pro

Alongside iMac Pro preorders starting today, Satechi has announced a new USB C hub for iMac Pro and iMac that neatly mounts underneath the machine with a clean and functional design.<p>Satechi makes a variety of nice Apple accessories, including its popular Type-C Pro Hub for MacBook Pro.<p>Its latest …

iMac

11 Smart Gadgets to Automate Your Home When Traveling

Being able to manage an entire home remotely from a smartphone is something we’ve all been dreaming and talking about […]11 Smart Gadgets to Automate …

Home Automation

A Closer Look at the fragment design and Converse Jack Purcell Modern

Now available at HBX.<p>fragment design and Converse have once again linked up on a set of reworked sneakers. After teasing the designs earlier this month, the shoe has now dropped on HBX.<p>After delivering two Converse All-Star collaborations this year — including one with Sacai — fragment has turned …

Shoes

MUJI's Minimalist Micro Huts Are Now for Sale

Exclusively in Japan.<p>Design lovers, rejoice: MUJI’s minimalist micro-huts are now available for purchase exclusively in Japan. The huts first made their debut during Tokyo Designers Week in 2015.<p>Each micro-hut is constructed out of cedar wood with burned hardwood and boasts a height of 10 square …

Minimalism

2019 Porsche Cayenne Revealed: The Porsche of SUVs, Take Three – Official Photos and Info

Automotive Design

'Stranger Things' Action Figures Will Hold Fans Over Until Season 2 Arrives

Eleven comes with plastic Eggos as an accessory.<p>While we patiently wait for the sophomore season of <i>Stranger Things</i>, fans of the Netflix series can get creative and make their own story thanks to new action figures starring the show’s popular characters. Popular collectible company Funko will soon …

Waffles

Hanzi: New Design Documentary on Chinese Typography

Font designers: Imagine tackling 10,000-plus characters<p>Muris is the creative studio behind <i>Design & Thinking</i> and <i>Maker</i>, documentaries about design …

PicoBrew tries to make countertop beer brewing affordable

Brewing your own beer is surprisingly easy and cheap. But, it can seem intimidating. Plus, some of the equipment takes up a lot of space if you really start to embrace the hobby. Companies like Picobrew have been trying to simplify the process to make it more appealing to newcomers and those with …

Alicia Keys and Kaytranada Collaborate on New Song, “Sweet F’in Love”

No cursing allowed.<p>Kaytranada has always had an appreciation of R&B, so it comes as no surprise that he’s now finally beginning to work with Alicia Keys. Last night, the singer’s husband Swizz Beats shared the new collaborative single on his SoundCloud and you’ll notice from the jump that it …

Music

Fred Perry and George Cox Reunite for Another Stylish Collaboration

Featuring elements of Fred Perry’s archive tennis shoe and George Cox’s monkey boot.<p>In an ongoing collaborative effort between Fred Perry and George Cox, the dynamic duo have released their new collection, which are available now, and promises to follow it up with additional new colourways and …

Shoes

This abandoned Dreamland theme park in Japan is the stuff of our haunted dreams

In 1961, a theme park opened in Japan as an answer to the popular Disneyland. After forty-five years, however, interest in the park sharply declined, …

Screen Test | Katie Rose Wilkinson (NSFW)

Screen Test <i>is an in-house photo editorial series curated by Highsnobiety. Each edition highlights the best up-and-coming models and photographers</i> …

Streetwear

Keep Your Stash Secure in This Safe Disguised as a Nike Shoe Box

For your most treasured pair of Jordans.<p>Many of us have kept some rare valuables hidden away in a shoe box before, and now that shoe box is conveniently being made into an actual safe. Still currently in the prototype phase, the Mandem Safe looks like any normal Nike shoe box but with a whole lot …

Shoes

This Robotic Furniture Line From the Labs of MIT Will Help Transform the Micro-Living Landscape

Making the most out of tiny spaces.<p>Ori is a brand new furniture line founded by designer Hasier Larrea, that aims to create designs that are robotic, intelligent and dynamic. Enlisting the help of some worthy allies, namely the esteemed MIT Media Lab for its tech and robotic research, and furniture …

Furniture

Sega Saturn copy protection gets cracked two decades later

Sega Saturn fans have a problem: while the console has long supported unofficial code on CDs thanks to mod chips, that's no good if you want to use software in any other format. How will you play anything if your decades-old CD drive dies? You can rest easy after today. After years of work, …

Google's Project Bloks tinker toys teach coding to kids

There has been a big push in computer-science education in the last few years. The UK has made it part of its national curriculum, President Obama has pledged $4 billion toward a national computer-science initiative and a slew of toys and games designed to teach kids how to code have come to …

Calvin Harris and Rihanna Join Forces for Official "This Is What You Came for" Video

The duo returns for another party smash.<p>After dropping the track “This Is What You Came For” back in April, the duo of Calvin Harris and Rihanna have officially released its video complement. With hopes of having the same impact as “We Found Love” from from 2011, the video is filled with a party …

Music

Beastly all-in-one proves the iMac could be great for gaming

Apple doesn’t have gamers in mind when choosing components for its latest Macs, but PC maker Digital Storm has proven that it’s possible to build a beastly gaming rig into the iMac’s gorgeous all-in-one form factor.<p>Check out the company’s stunning new Aura PC, which puts NVIDIA’s latest GTX 1080 …

Intel Corporation

This home with multiple energy efficient solutions sits prominently in Portland

This home in Portland, Oregon, combines contemporary architecture with high performance sustainable design.<p>The home, designed by Hennebery Eddy …

Nest's co-founder is releasing a smart go-kart for kids

Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused <i>solely</i> on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to give kids a taste of what smart cars are like. The electric go-kart includes GPS, a and WiFi to keep …

Nike Gives the Air Max 95 a Clean New Blue & Grey Colorway

The retro runner drops in navy blue shades.<p>Nike‘s latest Air Max 95 dons deep blue and gray hues for Spring/Summer 2016. Retaining legendary footwear designer Sergio Lozano’s rippled, gradient-like upper, this version of the Air Max family’s provocative 95 model features a mix of leather, synthetic …

Shoes

Google is helping MIT update its programming language for kids

MIT is teaming up with Google to create the next generation of its popular visual programming language "Scratch." The partners are working on an open source version of the language called "Scratch Blocks" based on Blockly, Google's own visual programming code. It will teach kids how to code by …

Take a Look Inside the Newly Opened BEAMS JAPAN Tokyo Flagship Store

Eight floors of shopping heaven.<p>In celebration of its 40th anniversary, leading Japanese boutique retailer BEAMS has officially opened its new Tokyo flagship store in Shinjuku today. With a focus on showcasing domestic Japanese brands and products, the BEAMS JAPAN flagship comprises a whole eight …

Japan

Backblaze's DIY Pod 6.0 can be scaled to house 480TB of data

Building your own server ‘pod’ isn’t exceedingly <i>hard</i>, but Backblaze just made it far easier with its new Pod 6.0 scheme, which can house up to 480TB of memory.<p>Backblaze also says it can deliver storage at a mere $0.036 per gigabyte, which it claims is about 1/4 the cost of Amazon, Google or …

Cloud Computing

Acne Studios' Spring/Summer Footwear Collection Has All Its Bases Covered

From casual to dressy, from muted to avant-garde.<p>Acne Studios’ spring/summer footwear collection is no joke. The Swedish label has debuted a line of shoes that run the gamut of styles: the Adrian TurnUp, a gum-soled Common Projects-lookalike available in a bevy of muted colorways; two colorways of …

Shoes