The prevailing business model for many retail outlets is to keep customers in neverending cycle of consumption. Whether it’s through selling unrepairable products, selling products with impending obsolescence built into their DNA or through selling new, slightly-different-than-last-month’s products at breakneck.
[Update: this product has been banned from Kickstarter for not having an operational prototype. Back to razor burn and nicks.] It’s a bit funny how things like cell phones undergo nonstop innovation, while other things seem to be innovation-proof. One.
A new “pen” by Pinifarina–a firm best known for designing Ferraris–could just be the last pen you ever buy. The “4.EVER Cambiano everlasting writing instrument” uses something called Ethergraf. Rather than splotching ink on the page, the Ethergraf tip is an.
Have you ever noticed how difficult or expensive it is to get basic stuff done simply? A pair of pants in a classic cut with durable fabric. Sneakers without neon colors or a huge logo emblazoned upon it. Fashion tends.
A few months ago, I dropped my hand-me-down iPhone 4–a replacement for my hand-me-down first generation iPhone. Rather than forking over $80 to get my cracked screen replaced by a professional, I took the questionable suggestion from some dude at.
Some time ago, we talked about the idea of heirloom design. It’s the notion that the stuff we include in our lives be worthy of being handed down to future generations; that its function, aesthetics and durability are designed for.
We don’t do–or at least haven’t done–car reviews on this site. One reason is that car companies aren’t exactly eager to have us dole out opinions about their new turbo-charged super-sleds to a bunch of design-oriented minimalists who err on.
At LifeEdited, we frequently use the expression “less, but better.” To us, it means that living an edited life is more about refinement than elimination. Have what you need, but love what you have. And as clever as we think.
Do you remember when your grandfather passed down his trusted Sharpie marker to you? You looked in awe at the worn patina of its steel shaft, hinting at the countless boxes marked up and posters made over the years. You.
Watch as a man subjects himself and his umbrella to 82 MPH (133 KPH), hurricane-strength winds. The umbrella, made by Dutch company senz°, achieves this strength by working with, not against, the wind. Their asymmetrical design has a minimal point of.