Steven Ryan

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Farmland Without Farmers

As industrial agriculture replaces men with machines, the American landscape loses its stewards, and the culture they built.<p>The landscapes of our country are now virtually deserted. In the vast, relatively flat acreage of the Midwest now given over exclusively to the production of corn and …

Three Ergonomic Desk Additions

It’s no secret that prolonged periods of sitting isn’t good for one’s health. Hammering away at a keyboard for hours on end is a new phenomenon in the scope of human evolution, and research shows our bodies aren’t made for the sedentary life. Heightened cardiovascular disease and colon cancer top …

Rugged Accessories and Bags by Mercy Supply

The old adage "They don't make them like they used to" insinuates that modern products don't stand up to the test of time like those of yesteryear. While this might be true for many manufactured items of the day, Michigan's Mercy Supply is the opposite. Built for utility, the company's line of …

Mosher Originals Action Packs

Few companies start out making dog products then segue into products for their owners. However that’s exactly what Toronto-based Mosher Originals is doing with their new line of bags (for humans), currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Initially inspired by the lack of durable, waterproof jackets …

Tokyobike's NYC Outpost

Japanese bike-maker Tokyobike has steadily expanded from their HQ in Japan's capital since selling their first bike back in 2002. Tokyobike has stores in London, Berlin, Milan, Bangkok and Melbourne. After a stint as a pop-up, Tokyobike's New York store permanently opens in Nolita on 20 March 2015 …

Previewing @tokyobike_nyc's new Nolita store featuring carefully selected goods from Japan, their @newbalance collaboration and other design-forward bike wares 📷 @hansaschim

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

This is the world’s best-designed pizza box

A Mumbai businessman has revolutionized the way hot take-out food will reach you. His solution: making sure the packaging has proper ventilation.<p>Tired of having too many soggy pizzas delivered to him, Vinay Mehta decided to do something about it. In 2006, with a pen knife, some cardboard and a long …

Build your own open source hardware Nest-style smart thermostat

Alan sez, "Spark.io provides instructions for making your own Nest-like 'smart' thermostat. Of course it's entirely open source, with files on …

Design’s Next Big Frontier? Shaping Behavior In Real Time

If CES proved anything, it’s that designers finally have the tools to truly influence behavioral patterns. Watch out, world.<p>Other than Michael Bay’s already legendary meltdown, the hottest topics of discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are largely wearable and connected. In part, …