Colour park

Wednesday January 25, 2012

Car parks are about as inspiring as industrial wastelands, unless they're under the creative direction of designers Craig & Karl.

Almost-invisibility cloak

Wednesday January 25, 2012

When we were young we thought that if we closed our eyes in certain circumstances we would become invisible. Didn't work then, but it might now.

Greetings from space

Tuesday January 24, 2012

Pop quiz: What do Kibo, Zarya and Zvezda have in common? They're all components of NASA's International Space Station (ISS) and feature as this year's calendar gals.

There will be time

Tuesday January 24, 2012

With the motto 'Time has its own time' sitting in the window, Sutton Clocks Shop on New York's Upper East Side harks back to a defiantly pre-digital age.

Make Smith

Monday January 23, 2012

Make Smith has no official affiliation with Smith Journal, but we wouldn't complain if it did. The Santa Barbara-based label is run by Steve Soria, a third gen leather craftsman.

Alain de Botton (ticket giveaway)

Monday January 23, 2012

Over the last decade and a half Alain de Botton has carved a niche for himself as the world's pre-eminent evangelist of popular philosophy. 

Solar System symphony

Sunday January 22, 2012

What do Bach's "Art of the Fugue", the planetary orbits of our Solar System, palindromes and the concept of infinity have in common? They've all been brought together in Daniel Starr-Tambor's mind-stretching "Mandala". 

Hair removal

Saturday January 21, 2012

Men, it's official. Women are sick of our facial hair. Let Zak Stoltz's Beard Punch be a warning. 

Gentlemen, start your engines

Friday January 20, 2012

The machines at Melbourne's Modern Motorcycle Company are timeless (not to mention beautiful) feats of design and engineering. 

Wish You Were Here

Friday January 20, 2012

Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival has kicked off and opening the World Drama category (in about an hour) is Australian feature Wish You Were Here.