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For Document Journal’s Fall/Winter 2019 print issue, editors asked Lexus designers a question: “How will we navigate the moon’s low-gravity, rocky terrain?” Using their current models as starting points, the designers drafted seven concepts up for the task and Ian Cartabiano, Lexus’ Design President, explained each one to Document Journal’s Maraya Fisher. “We were trying to create a very futuristic and avant-garde statement that still …

Made in the colors of the Aboriginal Australian flag, this T-shirt by Gammin Threads (a company owned and helmed by a descendent of the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, Boon wurrung and Mutti Mutti nations) celebrates black women. On the front of the 100% combed cotton top are a couple red and yellow flowers and, on the back—in bold and exultant type—is the statement, “respect blak matriarchy.” …

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The incredibly popular multiplayer game Fortnite is now a regulated high school and college sport, courtesy of a partnership between Epic Games (the studio behind the game) and PlayVS, the governing body that handles registering individual schools and teams. Since the game’s release in July of 2017, it has logged 78.3 million users, raked in just under $2 billion in annual profits, and successfully attracted …

With similar measurements as most SUVs, a new vehicle by Cruise (a subsidiary of GM) requires passengers to forfeit all control of the car. Without a steering wheel or pedals, the interior design references subway cars, rather than buses or vans. Officially named Origin, the first model is most obviously different from competitors’ autonomous rides in the absence of the option to take control should …

Israeli designer Ofri Lifshitz’s “Industrial One Of” addresses our fear of automation overtaking craft. Lifshitz created a machine-run reproduction of a ceramic jigger that can produce impressive plates and bowls—complete with unique inclusions and a maker’s signature. The deviation is made using a string she programmed to stroke at a particular moment in the process, but each remains slightly different due to the jigger’s sporadic …

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Published by FUEL and compiled by Trunk Records owner (and self-proclaimed nostalgia lover) Jonny Trunk, Wrappers Delight features 500+ images of British drink, confectionary, and candy packaging from 1950 through 1980. “Decisions about what to include were based on three parameters set by FUEL and myself,” Trunk writes in the book’s introduction. “1) We had to like the item for nostalgic reasons. 2) We had …

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California’s Taylor Stitch is selling three limited edition corduroy Piston jackets in an online auction right now, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Each jacket is chain-stitched, and our pick of the three is by Tina Vines, with lettering from Golden West Sign Arts. Retro-tinged but concurrently timeless, this 100% organic cotton jacket is versatile and its …

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Stylist and journalist Marcellas Reynolds’ Supreme Models: Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion comprises 256 pages of black models and their accomplishments over the past 70 years—including magazine covers, editorials, catwalk images and more. Beginning with Iman, Beverly Johnson and Donyale Luna and ending with Adwoa Aboah, Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls, the book celebrates not only beauty, but also boldness and strength. It also touches …

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A collaboration between outerwear brand Stutterheim and Ghostly, the lightweight Stockholm LW Raincoat is ideal for wet, blustery weather during transitional seasons, thanks to its 100% PU build and 100% polyester membrane. The record label’s name is printed four times on the back and their spooky mascot appears in purple on the raincoat’s sleeve. The all-gender raincoat was designed in Sweden and made in Poland.

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Historically, wristwatch design has been beholden to function. Wearers had to be able to tell time quickly and easily. As more (or most) people learn the time from their smartphones, the role of the watch has become more personal, either for the sake of ornamentation or self-expression. With that in mind, Topawards Asia tapped six veteran designers—Alan Chan, Theseus Chan, Noritake, Ordinary People, Ryosuke Uehara …

“The artisan has a plan, but they’re free to meander and do what they want. The spirit of that is deeply embedded in everything I do,” Lynne Golob Gelfman, lifetime artist and self-proclaimed trickster, told us in 2018 ahead of a solo show at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. It was here, in the very same city, that Gelfman lived and worked until her passing …

A second single from Heart Bones’ upcoming LP, Hot Dish, “Don’t Read the Comments” pairs pop musicality with clever and relevant lyricism. The act—comprised of Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann) and Sabrina Ellis (of A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit)—duets with delight. Soon, they’ll embark upon a US tour to support their album.

Fine art animal photographer Kristopher Rutherford has made six of his kangaroo portraits available for purchase—between $10 and $60—with all proceeds going to WIRES, the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service. Rutherford took the images at a Texas zoo one year ago. He captured their tender nature through incredible details.

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After spying Nike’s new Liberty Dunks among a blossom-laden display meant to resemble a flower stand at Opening Ceremony yesterday, this girl got an instant case of Spring Fever for the totally girly, limited-edition high-tops. While some might already be declaring the recent spate of Liberty prints in fashion a trend past its prime, I think the classic patterns are timeless and make for a …

Spring in NYC means trees in full bloom, lightened moods and NYU’s semi-annual mega-exhibit of art and technology, the ITP show taking place this year 12-13 May 2008. While every season promises an outpouring of creativity, this time around I was particularly intrigued by a project more straightforward than most but with a subject after my own (and Josh’s) heart called “Born Dropped Out, The …

Massachusetts-based artist Caleb Neelon Is Working On It Opening reception: 10 May 2008, 8pm-midnight 10 May-1 June 2008

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