July 27, 2017
This wonderfully named sound system looks like it might have arrived from another planet. Handmade in California, with styling that gives a nod to mid-century design (and a look that’s reminiscent of the machines from War of the Worlds), the speakers have been designed with a curved shell in order to minimise resonances and diffraction for a great listening experience. The speakers connect to a turntable or TV, and can be used wirelessly through Bluetooth with a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. The material for the legs has also been thoughtfully considered, using sustainably sourced American hardwood and reclaimed teak from the yacht-building industry.
Short Stack might be famous for their monthly cookbooks, which focus on one key ingredient for each edition, but last autumn they put out one large, hardback cookbook, still all about ingredients, but focusing on 18 of Short Stacked’s favourite ingredients throughout the book; each chapter tackles one of the ingredients. Including over 100 new recipes not seen in the monthly editions, the book is also very pleasing to look at, having fun with bright, prime colours, and helping to show off the beauty of the food itself.
This beautiful notebook from Faber Notebooks includes 64 white pages of Takeo Fine Paper, with a jacket made from waxed paper, and packed in 100% Japanese recycled waxed paper. Perhaps perfect for using with Inventery’s mechanical pen, below!
If you’re looking to take your writing experience to the next level, this mechanical pen from LA-based Inventery adds a bit of luxury to the desk. The click mechanism is silent, so you can sit and repeatedly click it in a meeting without irritating anyone around you. The pen itself has been precision machined from a single brass rod, and each is marked with an individual serial number, so every pen is unique.
If the Boston coastline isn’t what you’re looking for, don’t worry, as Australian industrial designer Tom Percy of Pangea Maps can create a custom 3D map of any coastline of your choosing using bathymetric date. He also has a range of maps featuring coastlines from America, Canada, and Australia available to purchase. Each map is made using sustainable birch plywood, hand-glued and laser cut, with sizes ranging from small, to mega.