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Tokyo Camera Style: A photo book of rare, custom and beautiful cameras found on the most stylish streets of Japan’s capital

Tokyo Camera Style

Though smartphones might take the bulk of our daily point-and-shoot photography, street shooting with film is alive and well—especially in Tokyo. Throughout the ’90s and early aughts, Japanese camera-makers from Contax to Nikon produced a range of……

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Cool Hunting Video: Mercedes Motoring: A garage full of stunning iconic German autos hidden in the back streets of Glendale, CA

Cool Hunting Video: Mercedes Motoring

Cruising around with Mercedes Motoring owner J.G. Francis, we learned plenty about preserved Mercedes-Benzes. With a strong passion for the brand, Francis and his team search the country for vintage Mercedes-Benzes from the ’60s to ’80s, and then……

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Desillusion Magazine Tome III: The avant-garde French skate and surf publication’s hardcover offering spans the streets, beaches and galleries

Desillusion Magazine Tome III


Though skateboarding and surfing have firm roots in Southern California, the global popularity of skateboarding and surfing continues to desaturate the geographic concentration of each sport’s publishing and design centers. In recent years, this has given way to a greater diversity in the…

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I rode an electric unicycle through the streets of New York City and it felt like the future

I commute to work every day using a skateboard. I skate from my apartment to the subway, and then from the subway to work, and vice versa. It’s fast and it works, but I’m still on the hunt for the best personal EV. Hell, it’s almost 2015 — where’s my hoverboard?

For the last week I’ve been living with Focus Designs’ self balancing unicycle (SBU). I’ve been commuting to and from work with it (getting through subway turnstiles with the SBU is akin to having a small suitcase). I’ve taken it along the East River, to Brooklyn, over the Williamsburg Bridge, and through Central Park.

I’ve used other futuristic rideables, like the Zboard and E-Go Cruiser, but this was my first interaction with a unicycle — motorized or not. Riding the SBU…

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Song of the Car: 1988 Dodge Diplomat: Rolling around the streets of New York to the sound of TV on the Radio’s “Happy Idiot”

Song of the Car: 1988 Dodge Diplomat


A car is the ultimate statement piece. Cars say something about the people who drive them—whether their taste veers toward luxury makes that boast performance credentials, modest and reliable “safe” cars, or a more distinctive brand of classic ease. There’s no better place…

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In Sesame Street’s ‘Star Wars’ parody, Chewie is a cookie, not a Wookiee

Snuffleupagus plays a bantha, the mythical horned mount of Tatooine. Only-One Cannoli is a wise, weathered Jedi who mentors a young Luke Piewalker. Princess Parfaita’s hair buns are made of two Oreos. That’s about all you need to know to appreciate Star S’mores, Sesame Street’s send-up of the George Lucas classic.

This will hold you over until Episode VII hits theaters, maybe.

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3D-Scanned Customized Protection by Bell Helmets: Customized for the perfect fit and heightened safety on (and off) the streets

3D-Scanned Customized Protection by Bell Helmets


Bell Helmets, the all-American helmet company—has spent the last 60 years protecting racers and enthusiasts from head injuries. In various disciplines ranging from self-powered to gas-powered sports, Bell has positioned itself at the forefront of…

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Drinking a Blue Screen of Death in the back streets of Tokyo

When it comes to finding a place to drink, Tokyo caters to every esoteric taste imaginable. It’s a city where you can get a cocktail surrounded by video game characters, canned food, or penguins. But until recently, Japan’s capital was somehow lacking in watering holes aimed squarely at software developers and coders.

Hackers Bar is here to change that. Owned and run by Aki Nakao, it’s a bar that hosts live coding events and offers a series of tech-themed cocktails. There’s the Blue Screen,…

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Three Versatile Quick-Drying Shorts: Out of the water and onto the streets, these shorts are ready for any summertime adventure

Three Versatile Quick-Drying Shorts


The best days of summer are the ones when spontaneity takes over: a brunch in the city might turn into a bike ride to the beach or a pickup game of football. No matter where the day takes you, being well-equipped for whatever comes your way is essential. With these…

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Art exhibit tracks bike rides to fight for safer streets

This art exhibit is many things at the same time. Besides creating unique wall prints, the exhibit serves as a tool to show where bike paths are most needed and it’s also assisting in the fight to make one German city more bike friendly. Local design agency Scholz & Volkmer has put together the exhibit based around an automated drawing machine and a free location-tracking app to help address the bike safety problem in Wiesbaden, Germany.

When residents download the app and go for a bike ride, they can choose to have their route recorded by the app. Select single rides are printed on the final art pieces in real-time, but all of them are recorded for keeping track of where most people are riding. That information can then be used as…

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