This is my fast-and-light, no-backpack first aid kit for minimalist adventures. It needs to deal with emergencies long enough to get me, a friend or Wiley a few hours back to the car and to a hospital. How would you improve it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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?
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…