Obligatory Designer Clock

We’re in love with this take on an analog clock designed by Saikat Biswas: the Obligatory Designer Clock. Look ma’—no hands.

From the designer’s description:

For example at 3 o’clock the 3rd hour marking becomes dark and then a colored bar starts growing within the 3rd marking at every minute until the 59th minute. Then the 4 o’clock marking become fully dark and the same process continues. Even though it looks unique and has kind of ‘digital’ look and feel because of the growing bar, it uses exactly same mechanism as a normal clock.

We’ve got a time-lapse video that shows how the clock works after the jump. This looks like a concept clock, but we’ll be sure to update you if it heads for the production line.
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Put This On

Not everyone was born with a taste for fashion. For those of us with a thing or two to learn, there’s Put This On, a webseries about dressing like a grownup. Put This On’s video series are an excellent introduction to dressing well every day. Don’t know much about jeans? They’ve got you covered. Shoes? Yep, episode two. With a great blog to boot, Put This On is a great resource for learning how to dress as good as you design.

Apple Desk Accessories

Desk Set Professional

We know plenty of you are using Macs out there. So if you’ve been in the market for some desktop accessories that are a perfect match, look no further than the Desk Set Professional from Deskology. Made from 3/16″ thick anodized aluminum material with a matte anodized finish—the same as any aluminum Mac—these babies will set you back a healthy $189.


BoO – Clip On Bow Tie

Growing up, there are a few things a young man always yearned for: a cold beer, a fast car and an awesome bow-tie. Crafted from amazing-subtle yet beautiful patterns, LA based Band of Outsiders knocks out another hit with their bowties starting at $105.


Apple 27″ LED Cinema Display

It’s been a long time coming, but Apple has finally released the larger version of their updated monitor—the 27″ LED Cinema Display. Boasting a 16:9 aspect ratio with a gigantic 2560-by-1440 resolution, the new cinema display is the perfect addition for those of us who prefer to use laptops for portability but want a desktop experience at home. Also added from the previous generation is an iSight webcam and 49 watt speaker. According to Apple’s press release the display will be priced at $999, lower than it’s 30 inch predecessor by a substantial margin, and you’ll be able to pick yours up in September.


Sid Mashburn Double Monk Shoes

Double Monks were once for the crowd above age 75. Not so much anymore. Sid Mashburn offers a modern take on the timeless classic, and as the saying goes, “a quality pair of dress shoes will out last you.” Starting at $595.


Visual Acoustics Documentary

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Filled with beautiful views of some of the most iconic structures that defined modernism in America, as well as a number of Julius’ “I can’t believe an old man just said that” moments. Visual Acoustics is an entertaining documentary rich in visuals and history. Shulman captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. We’ve got the trailer after the jump, and you can pick up a DVD copy from Amazon for $24.

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Quoddy Canoe Mocs

With Summer in full-swing, it’s time to packup the duffle bag and head to the beach. Perfect for a “Summer Friday” at the office but appropriate enough to wear all weekend long. Available from Quoddy for $275.



Almost more of a sculpture than a piece of furniture, the T.SHELF (an abbreviation for Triangle shelf) literally reshapes the way you may think about bookshelves. Designed by J1Studio, these beautiful shelf systems are completely modular, allowing you to create your own bookshelf landscape in any size or shape you may desire. The T.SHELF is easy to setup and pack flat for space saving transportation. The system uses doesn’t use any screws, and relies entirely on cables and zipties to tie its pieces together.


8Faces Magazine

If you could only use eight typefaces for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

8 Faces is a new magazine for devotees of typography that asks this question — and many more — to eight leading designers from the fields of web design, print design, illustration, and of course type design itself. The first issue includes interviews with the likes of Erik Spiekermann, Jason Santa Maria, Jon Tan and more. Be sure to grab your copy quickly today as each issue is limited to 1,000 copies.