"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." | Albert Einstein. Information Graphics ($47) looks at how the most complex of ideas can be communicated through. Our everyday lives are packed with a continuous huge flow of information in order than we interpret and are therefore able to understand the world we are living in today. When you consider the complex array of data that is floating around us visual communication is often the best, or sometimes the only way of communicating. This is a unique book that presents us with a historical and fascinating perspective on this subject, and highlights the vital role graphics play in modern society.
Back in November the Helsinki-based company, Solu met it's crowd funding campaign for its micro-computing platform. Going by the same name as the company, Solu is a small collaborative computer with a cloud-based OS and a revolutionary UI. Solu ($379) takes the concepts of cloud-based computers, mobile computing, and seamless collaboration, and rolls them all into a small wood wrapped package that contains all your processing, an edge-to-edge screen, and a powerful battery.
If you looking for an affordable bomber with loads of style, look no further than the Penfield Okenfield Bomber Jacket. The olive version will take any outfit and kick it up a notch. When paired with the Alex Mill Classic Oxford and some Rogue Territory Selvedge, you'll have the perfect outfit for any occasion.1. Jacket: Penfield Okenfield Bomber Jacket ($120) 2. Shirt: Alex Mill Classic Oxford Shirt - White ($93) 3. Denim: Rogue Territory Slub SK 17 OZ ($245) 4. Shoes: Rancourt Co. Court Classic Low ($260) 5. Watch: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic ($350) 6. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($165)
In a dream partnership between Ridley Bikes and the Belgian architect Pierre Lallemand comes this amazing Ecce Opus Bicycles ($TBA). Taking biking to the next level these bikes break the mold from traditional designs with a more sculpted approach. Two variants have been revealed so far the Sport includes a modern design with matte accessories ideal for competitive riders and the Cruise with a blend of tradition and vintage accessories and a futuristic framework. Both models feature glossy black carbon fiber finishes, quality Brooks saddles, and grips and an 11-speed shifter capability. A handmade wooden variant is also in the works.
The New Balance Holiday REVLITE 996 ($140) has been updated with new colorways and technology for this holiday season. The 996's have New Balances latest running technology and an updated midsole to reduce weight. You can get the shoes in navy & red or gray & navy. The red & navy sport a navy mesh upper with suede accents and a gray strip of leather form the midfoot to the collar. This color combination would go great with your favorite pair of jeans and a navy blazer.
Mark your calendars for tomorrow when of the wildest kicks are dropping and I'm pretty sure they're not going to last too long. The Nike Free Orbit II SP "Polka Dot" Packs ($TBA) feature a pyramid molded upper with contrasting polka dots. This is an agressive contemporary design, definitely not for the timid of heart. The artistic upper sits on a Free 5.0 sole unit and is finished off with a medial zip closure. You'll be able to get these bad boys in three colorways when they drop.