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Design Ingenuity from New Zealand: Alchemy Equipment: From the sea to the mountains to the city, a function-driven line of versatile men’s and women’s gear

Design Ingenuity from New Zealand: Alchemy Equipment

The concept of alchemy likely conjures images of robe-wearing bearded outcasts toiling away in a cluttered workshop over illuminati-esque texts as they attempt (fruitlessly) to transfigure the everyday into the extraordinary. Building on the alchemic……

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Hock Design Fitness Equipment: Beautifully designed high-end exercise goods with an eye toward the future

Hock Design Fitness Equipment

Kristof Hock knew there was a better way of doing things. Years ago—while working as a product manager in the fitness industry—he would visit Nantong, China to meet with manufacturers. He remembers the polluted air and the bedraggled workforce—mainstays……

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Malle W. Trousseau’s Oyster Kit: Shuck shells like a professional with the celebrated French company’s stylish equipment

Malle W. Trousseau's Oyster Kit

Anyone who’s played the role of an oyster shucker can understand the difficulties these little saltwater delicacies can inflict on even the most burly of hands. This holiday season, Malle W. Trousseau is set to release a must-have for any oyster……

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Jones Snowboards’ Mountain Surfer: Surf the white winter wave with this handmade, binding-less piece of equipment

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It’s safe to say no name is as linked to backcountry snowboarding as Jeremy Jones—so much so, his name is rarely seen without “Big Mountain” preceding it. Under his eponymous brand, Jones Snowboards, he has designed and released a wide array of…

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Pinhole’s Custom Coffee Goods: Toronto’s Monarch Methods outfits the new San Francisco coffee shop with handsome copper brewing equipment

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by Chérmelle Edwards For her new independently owned San Francisco outpost Pinhole Coffee, former Blue Bottle barista JoEllen Depakakibo tapped Toronto-based Monarch Methods to create a custom range of…

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Beyond Exercise: The Technogym Approach: An intimate look inside the world’s leading fitness equipment maker from their scenic Italian headquarters

Beyond Exercise: The Technogym Approach


Gym equipment might not be the first thing to evoke philosophical ideas of happiness, community wellness or indeed overall life satisfaction. However, Technogym isn’t your average fitness company and their mission statement extends well beyond the…

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Scrap metal sculptures made of old farm equipment

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What would you do if you have scrap metals? Most probably nothing and simply dump it out. But John Lopez has a lot of things to do with it. He is an artist who resides in South Dakota and creates amazing sculptures from scrap metals. His art-form is precisely visible in several pieces of old farm machinery and equipment, musical instruments, chains, life-sized buffaloes, horses and many other old metal objects.

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John Lopez says, “My favorite part about these pieces is the texture. I just start grabbin’ stuff from the pile and welding it, and if you weld enough of the same thing on over and over it creates this really cool texture that I’ve never seen in these kinds of pieces before. And I think that’s what draws people in.”

The journey of this creative persona started when his aunt passed away and a family cemetery was needed to be built. His uncle Geno completed a fence around the cemetery and opened his home and welding shop to John. But there was scarcity of materials and hence John went in search of scrap metals and finished a gate into the cemetery and made a small angel peering over the top of the gate. This turned to be a new career path for him as he got several appreciations for this job.

In the successful career of bronze sculpting, John has always discovered a new and exciting direction of scrap iron sculpting. “I am never bored! I look forward to each new creation, and it is helping me grow and develop as an artist,” he adds.

Here are some of his great works which are worth appreciating.

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Madden Equipment: Classically styled packs from a recently revived Colorado heritage brand

Madden Equipment


40 years ago in a small shop in Boulder, Colorado, Outward Bound instructor Dan Madden set out to make a better pack that would suit his and his students’ needs in the backcountry. After 10 years off,…

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Nokia said to buy out Siemens stake in joint telecom equipment venture

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Nokia is poised to buy out German partner Siemens for its 50 percent share of their joint Nokia Siemens Networks telecom equipment business, report Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. According to the reports, the Finnish cellphone maker will pay less than €2 billion (€1.7 billion, or $ 2.21 billion, says the WSJ), using short-term debt to finance the deal. Formed in 2007, Nokia Siemens Networks had been unprofitable until last year, when cost cutting finally pushed it into the black for the first time.

Despite Nokia’s lackluster handset sales and a $ 196 million loss last quarter, the company is arguably in a better place than it was a year ago, when it posted an operating loss of €1.3 billion, owing in large part to…

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Kepler’s hunt for Earth-like planets may be cut short because of equipment failure

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NASA’s Kepler probe, tasked with searching distant stars for Earth-like planets, may not be able to continue its mission. On a conference call, NASA confirmed that the spacecraft is currently in “safe mode” after a vital reaction wheel failed, likely because of a problem with the wheel bearing or other components. Kepler launched with four reaction wheels, but one failed last year, and three are necessary to keep the craft oriented.

Though Kepler is currently stable, scientists would need to find a way to either get it running again or route around it in order to continue the primary mission. “We would not call Kepler down and out just yet,” said one of the conference participants, despite a press release saying it was “unlikely” that…

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