Oh, the humanity by Brandon Stanton
More than a million loyal fans can’t be wrong. The ever-popular blog, Humans of New York, which began in 2010 as a project to document the larger-than-life personalities who inhabit the Big Apple, has now been turned into a glossy hardcover book of the same name. With 400 colour photographs and all-new stories and anecdotes, Humans of New York is a moving and captivating celebration of individuality.
No place like home by Dominic Wilcox
Inspired by Dorothy’s red shoes from The Wizard of Oz, these prototype GPS kicks are certainly a long way from Kansas. British designer Dominic Wilcox was commissioned by the Global Footprint project to create the shoes – which have an inbuilt GPS system, activated by a heel-click – that help direct the wearer anywhere they wish to go. Just enter the destination using a USB and the LED lights inlaid in the leather light up to lead the way.
Hit the decks by Crosley
Powel Crosley introduced the first affordable radio for the masses back in 1920. Today, Crosley Radio continues to pay homage to the “Henry Ford of radio” by developing vintage-inspired turntables, telephones, jukeboxes and, of course, radios. The three-speed Executive USB Portable Turntable is a belt-driven box of retro cool, complete with headphone jack and stereo speakers, and can play 33, 45 and 78 RPM records.
Pudgy sponges by Fred & Friends
The look may be more commonly seen on Jersey Shore or The Only Way is Essex, but it’s certainly never been quite so appealing. These jeans-style baking cups are made of silicone, meaning they can take the heat in an oven and come out spilling over with spongy goodness. It’s time to embrace muffin tops.
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