Skora Core Running Shoes Review: Minimalist Luxury For Your Feets

Last year we checked out the Skora Form, a high-end, minimalist pair of running shoes, complete with goat-skin tops. They did some things right, but were ultimately ergonomically lacking. The year Skora has come out with the Core, and the little refinements go a very long way. » 9/19/13 4:00pm 9/19/13 4:00pm

A Beautiful Analog Clock for Dummies Who Are Bad at Telling Time

I have a confession to make, and I'm sure I'm not alone: I'm really bad at reading analog clocks. I learned how to when I was a kid, and I even wear an analog watch today, but some 15 years of digital crutches in between has made reading old-school clocks kind of a drag. You too? Well here's a clock for the both of us. » 8/17/13 12:00pm 8/17/13 12:00pm

Can You Guess the Movies That These Lego Models Are Recreating?

This is so fun. Amazing Lego artist Nick Desimone recreated famous movies and TV shows using Lego bricks. The minimalist style of his work will sometimes make you second guess yourself but Desimone's art is such a perfect imagination of the movies that you'll eventually see what he wants you to see. » 7/31/13 11:41pm 7/31/13 11:41pm

New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Review: A Sweeter-Fitting Trail Stomper


Last year when we reviewed New Balance's Minimus Trail Zeros, we were blown away by the lightness, but hated the fit. The Minimus 10v2 Trail is New Balance's slightly less minimal shoe for 2013, and while it isn't perfect, it's definitely a step in the right direction. » 6/12/13 4:27pm 6/12/13 4:27pm

Merrell Road Glove 2 Review: Further Barefoot Refinement

Last year's Road Glove, with its spacious toe-box and foot-hugging upper, was our favorite minimal shoe for running. So, with the release of the Road Glove 2, we just had to see if the sequel was more Godfather II or Major League II. » 4/17/13 4:05pm 4/17/13 4:05pm

Brooks PureDrift Review: Shoes for Minimalists Pushing Mileage

When you're running "barefoot style," you have be careful as you're building strength. Try to run too far or too fast in minimal shoes, and you could really hurt yourself. Brooks' all-new PureDrift is yet another shoe designed to bridge the gap between cushioning and minimalism. Let's see if it can succeed where… » 12/19/12 3:40pm 12/19/12 3:40pm

This Minimalist Christmas Tree Is Great for the Irredeemably Lazy

Christmas is coming. The goose is getting fat and whatnot. Maybe you're in the market for a Christmas tree, maybe you're not. Maybe you'd like to be in said market, but you are extremely, extremely lazy. Treeasy's got your back, that is, if you don't mind something bare and metallic. » 12/02/12 6:00pm 12/02/12 6:00pm

Skora Form Review: Minimal Runners, Maximal Price

The whole minimalist running shoe craze is still on the rise, and doesn't show signs of slowing any time soon. There are a lot of great minimalist shoes at entry level prices, but what if you want something high-end? » 11/07/12 3:20pm 11/07/12 3:20pm

Newton MV² Racing Flat Review: Hybrid Footwear That's Halfway Good

Running shoes today tend toward two extremes. You can strap gigantic foam pillows to your feet, or you can don a super thin slice of rubber and pretend you're running barefoot. (Wait, there's a third extreme—those neon green Olympics shoes.) » 8/08/12 3:40pm 8/08/12 3:40pm

Merrell Barefoot Road Glove Lightning Review: Minimalist Foot Heaven

So, you've heard about all of this minimalist, "barefoot-style" running, and you want in. Thing is, those toe-shoes look really weird. You don't want any padding, but you don't want your foot pierced by rocks either. Is there a balance point? Yes, there is. » 5/16/12 4:00pm 5/16/12 4:00pm

This $128 Plastic Bag Is a Jony Ive Wet Dream

The Minimalist backpack. Super strong, super light, super compact, and waterproof. It's made of nonwoven Dyneema which is 10x stronger than steel. Cool materials, but it's a $128 plastic bag! Uncomfortable enough that it should be recycled. In hell. [Outlier] » 12/08/11 2:00pm 12/08/11 2:00pm

The Most Cleverest Business Card I've Seen

Business cards are so boring. Name, contact info, company, yadda yadda snooze. Is it possible to stand out without being a giant, self-important dickwad? Sure! Be like this guy, his business card slickly contains all the contact information you need from just his e-mail. » 8/18/11 9:07am 8/18/11 9:07am

This Gorgeous Sheet of Glass Is Actually an Expensive as Hell Radiator

I won't fault anyone for spending $3,640 on this radiator because it looks so flipping cool. Called the Matières à Chaud (Hot Matters) and designed by 5.5 Designers in Paris, its sheet of glass (only half an inch thick!) uses Quantum Glass to heat the room up. » 5/03/11 10:40pm 5/03/11 10:40pm

Inner City Bike Mates Simplicity with a Unicycle and a Fixie

The folks at Inner City Bikes put a fixie and a unicycle into a dark, sexy room, played some light jazz and let nature happen. Out popped this minimalist, chain-less bike. Practical? We'll see, but she's certainly a looker. » 2/06/11 11:00am 2/06/11 11:00am

Deceptively Packed Dalcans Lollypop Cabinet Boasts Hidden AV Goodies

The simple lines of the Dalcans high-end "Lollypop" unit hide a host of features one would not readily associate with an AV cabinet. For instance, it smells. » 9/26/10 10:00am 9/26/10 10:00am

Areaware 2B Radio: Minimalist Design and Features For Your Stylish…

Kids these days, with their baggy jeans and their MTV and their fancy networked booming boxes » 9/27/08 2:00pm 9/27/08 2:00pm, they don't know the joy of sitting around the old-timey radio and listening to the soothing stories. The Areaware 2B radio just might be the bridge to these whippersnappers: its visible vacuum tubes have a cool retro feel,…

Nulla Minimalist Bike Concept Dispenses With Spokes, Most of Frame

Designer Bradford Waugh came up with Nulla (meaning "nothing") as a way of making bikes more stylish and lightweight. And visually stunning of course. Lacking spokes, it uses a direct-gear-chain drive system, which leaves the bike looking like a simple set of open curves. Whether or not it would ride well would be… » 8/08/08 6:57am 8/08/08 6:57am

Are Gadgets Getting Plainer or Will Crazy Hardware Design Come Back?…

We all know minimalism is currently king in the gadget design world. Fancy shapes, switches and knobs have been eschewed in favor of clean and simple designs that take a backseat to interface. So we asked Fake Steve Jobs, Bruce Sterling, Daniel Will-Harris and Yves Behar whether or not they thought there would be a… » 7/22/08 3:00pm 7/22/08 3:00pm

Get Around the Time with Lexon Around Clock

Minimalist clocks pop up from time to time, and while sometimes they're just good enough for you to know it's "three-ish," the Around clock can actually let you know it's "three fifteenish." It's about as simple design as you can get: with a rotating dial and a red wire that tells you the time. From Lexon, it's… » 6/20/08 9:00am 6/20/08 9:00am

The Supper Surround Stereo: When a Mug isn't a Mug

This concept stereo designed by Taguchi Craft, is made to blend in with your kitchen. There's currently no word on pricing, but they're scheduled to pop up around winter 2008. Might be better in a shelf in the kitchen than on the table. I'd keep trying to drink from the midbase driver or something. [Design Spotter via » 10/15/07 5:20pm 10/15/07 5:20pm