Erik Brassell

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How to Buy Jewelry Like a Jeweler

For years I owned a chain of luxury jewelry stores in one of the wildest, most flamboyant, most duplicitous jewelry markets of them all: Dallas, Texas. With Valentine's Day coming up, I will tell you what sort of jewelry scams are popular throughout...<p><i>Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, courtesy of the</i> …

Accomplish More with a 3-Item To Do List

First, let me give credit where credit is due. It was Melissa Camara Wilkins who first introduced me to the 3-Item To Do List.I have used it ever …

8 Men’s Grapefruit Fragrances Worth A Sniff

There’s something new wafting on the wind. This season’s trending scent signals the start of summer, a blast of citrus that’s here to refresh your …

Men's Fashion

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

If You Want to Lose Weight, Quit the Gym

Healthy living doesn’t start with Crossfit. It starts in the kitchen.<p>Have you heard the adage “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet”?<p>What you eat …

Crazy gadget melts cold butter sticks into instant spray

Ever gazed longingly at a stick of butter and thought, "If only I could instantaneously transform that cold hunk of dairy into a gorgeous mist of warm buttery goodness?" Entrepreneur Doug Foreman, founder of Beanitos snack chips, had that thought and did something about it.<p>Foreman's invention is …

Rechargeable Batteries

Brilliant Pencil Sharpener Design Helps You Endlessly Extend Pencils

Uses miniature wood joinery to turn your No. 2 into a No. 2222<p>One of the more fascinating challenges for a product designer is creating the UI for …

Woodworking

KarTent is a cardboard tent designed for music festivals

For festival fans, camping at a multi-day festival can leave your tent trashed, with you often never using it again, or it is just dumped in the …

Music Festivals

Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

Oak Street x Uncrate Bison Hunt Boots

When we decided to make a pair of moccasin-style boots, we knew two things — that we wanted a special signature leather, and that we had to go to the …

Clothing

Travelteq Multi-Carry Sleeve

Travelteq poses the question: Why can’t functional brands be luxurious and fair-priced?<p>The label aims to provide just that with beautiful leather …

IPad Pro

6 Classic Colognes Every Man Should Own

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: Prices and links have been updated.</i><p>The word <i>perfume</i> originates from the Latin word <i>perfumare</i>, meaning “to smoke through.” …

How To Easily Rewire Your Brain For Success With One Simple Action

You know how it goes…you intend to take an action to create an end result that you <i>know</i> would benefit you personally or in business, but you didn’t …

What My Failed Presentation Taught Me About Pitching Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

15 Rustic-Chic Spaces That Are Cozy AF

It doesn’t matter whether you live in balmy Cali or icy Michigan: When January rolls around, it’s cabin fever time. Often cabins and country houses are more rustic than chic, but there are a few exceptions. Cabin classics like textured wood and natural hues get an updated spin with Scandinavian …

Interior Design

Must-See Design Documentaries You Don't Want To Miss

Inspiration is all around you. Your design taste is developed by the things you consume. Your creative genius is influenced by the food you eat, sounds you hear, music you listen to, books and articles you read and movies you watch. If you feel like procrastinating make sure you spend your time …

23 People Who Found Thrift Store Paintings and Made Them Awesome

One man’s junk is another man’s really cool, geeky painting. Isn’t that how the saying goes? No? I’LL SEE MYSELF OUT. You can easily make your room …

Thrifting

OnePlus X in Champagne Gold: Unboxing the more limited budget flagship [Video]

It’s New Year’s Eve, so it’s time to crack open the champagne. Champagne version of the OnePlus X that is. They’re now available in limited quantities in Europe and Hong Kong, and will be coming to the US soon. This is our unboxing…<p>Like a lot of OnePlus products, the OnePlus X is packaged stylishly …

These $20 earbuds are an obvious upgrade over the ones that came with your phone

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon If you're using the pair of earbuds that came with your phone — say, the EarPods Apple bundles with every iPhone— and you care …

Watch out for mum and dad venture capitalists as inventors turn to crowdfunding

The idea is to open funding options for entrepreneurs and give investors the chance to get in on the ground floor of a company like Atlassian – the …

Brisbane

Bellroy Ultra-Slim "Micro Sleeve" Wallet

Since introducing the “Coin Fold” slim wallet, Bellroy has continued its mission to design space-saving billfolds that don’t compromise on carrying …

Shopping

Great leaders share this little-known quality

But what does "better" mean? Several of today's leaders are visionary; many possess noble values and the ability to manage severe disruption.<p>But there is one key quality that I would argue is too important to disregard, and missing in many of today's most powerful people: meaningfulness.<p>While …

What Guys Should Know About Interior Design: Intro to Room Color TheoryThe color wheel is your best friend

The color wheel, which has 12 colors total, shows us the shades of color that occur from mixing each combination of primary colors. If you look …

How to invest $500

If investing feels like a rich person's game, it's not your imagination: Many online brokers impose initial deposit requirements of $1,000 or more. Mutual funds, a common investment choice with close to $16 trillion in U.S. assets, often have similar minimums.<p>But that doesn't mean you should sit on …

Investing

You Can Pre-Order the Suitcase That Won Kickstarter

It's officially the most funded luggage campaign in the site's history.<p>Prepare for some serious suitcase envy: after launching their Kickstarter campaign in October 2015, the company behind the bag, Travel-Light, raised more than $3.3 million, far over their initial $125,000 goal. In other words: …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

30+ Bedroom Ideas For Men - D'Marge

Bedroom ideas for men. It's not just the bed that's the most important element. You've got lamps, art, colour and rugs to help spice things up.