Most often the clearest, fastest and most generative way to get to an articulated vision is stay clear of the temptations of polish and presentation and to live instead in the world of hand-sketching. I spend most of my design time drawing and sketching and these are the tools I love.
This stunning and simple cast iron tea kettle from Primula will elevate your ordinary kitchen or harmonize if you have a beautiful one.
It might seem daunting to start up cycling through an urban landscape as unforgiving as Los Angeles or New York, but with some of the right gear, your comfort and safety level rise up enough to make it worth it.
Chrome Industries is well known for its well-made cycling shoes and bags. This Chrome Industries Pawn Expandable Rolltop Backpack include some features— waterproof expandable main pocket, structured backplate, padded straps and zippered laptop compartment— make this a great main bag for your commute.
With all the hours you'll log on your saddle, the last thing you'll want to worry about is replacing batteries on your lighting system. This Cygolite Metro 550 USB Rechargeable Headlight let's you charge at your computer station during the day and still get a bright and powerful headlight and highly visible tail lights.
Whether you are following a turn-by-turn directions, or using your iPhone for other biking uses, it is great to have it easily available and securely mounted. The Annex Quad Lock Bike Mount Kit for iPhone is the go-to choice. Simple and secure.
For commuter cyclists, the pants you choose to wear need to serve a dual purpose: comfortable and convenient when on the saddle and professional enough when in the office. With a U-lock holder, stretch and odor-resistant material and reflective tape on the ankle inseams, the Levi's Commuter 511 Trousers are a great solution.
When it gets darker and more inclement, having a good, breathable shell that keeps you dry, warm and visible is a key to a comfortable and safe ride. WOLFBIKE Cycling Jacket is one of my favorites.
The official leather 6 plus case from Apple is quite nice (and expensive), but I want to look a little wider. Here are 5 options. Any of you have any of these?
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A power cord that matches the way we work: multi-device, moving about and in need of flexibility. The PowerCube doesn't make you squeeze those big plugs in next to each other, each has its own face. And with integrated USB ports. Love it.
This little watch, the Filip, is billed as a kid tracker or a smart watch, and it seems a little of both. It also has a very cool Dick Tracey communicator thing going on too. It can place calls to 5 preset numbers and receive texts from a paired iPhone app.
Commuter Suit from Parker Dusseau is designed with the cyclist who also needs to dress up for work. Breathable, with zippered vents the stretch fabric, button cuff to roll them up your pant legs and jacket sleeves, and cleverly hidden reflective elements make this suit stand out from the peloton.