If KNB planned on kayaking anytime soon….why not do it in style. Kayak 1 is built in carbon ﬁbre by America’s Cup boat builders in New Zealand. Kayak 1 strikes an exquisite balance between contemporary materials and form, and traditional nautical styling.
FRENCH DESIGN AWARDS
KNB is feeling extra special today. Just got the news I've been awarded site of the day by one of my favourite award sites – French Design Index. Check it out below…
WE LOVE NOISE
Luke Finch is an interactive art director from Manchester, U.K. His site not only features beautiful work but displays it in a unique way. Fully responsive, KNB approves.
TEN DOLLAR FONTS
Being the typography enthusiast I felt it was my duty to share this wonderful site. Not only are the fonts beautiful and hand crafted they are all ten dollars to purchase. KNB loves a good deal.
TORO Y MOI
4 albums later and KNB has just discovered Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi). His latest album Anything In Return is definitely worth checking out. A bit pop at times but overall a solid album.
WOODEN BIKE HOOK
Simple, clean and functional, these minimal wooden bike hooks are all you need to showcase and store your prized bike. The pair of hooks are made in beautiful and natural plain oak wood and are perfect to store your bicycle indoors. If you're a DIY type of guy, you could probably make these yourself.
Small Hours is one of my favourite albums of 2012. Marbert Rocel is a smooth mix of house, jazz and reggae. Her voice sooths the soul. Check out her other two older albums…..Catch A Bird and Speed Emotions.
T3 MUSIC PLAYER
The T3 music player is a new app designed for those who love minimal and vintage design. The beautifully designed app was inspired by the legendary industrial designer Dieter Rams, it simplifies all the standard controls of a music player.
Django is written/directed by Quentin Tarantino, it is a highly engaging, well-acted and often laugh-out-loud Blaxploitation western film. It has all the classic Tarantino trademarks, including extremely gory action, great dialogue and one very delicious soundtrack.
Breeze is a beautiful app designed by Portuguese visual designer Luis Vaz. Besides designing, Luis also has a huge passion for surf, so by combining both his passions he came up with Breeze, a direct and functional iPhone surf forecast app to help answer all his surfer and designer needs.
Is it visual art, audio art, a sculpture, a product, a machine? Byoungho Kim's works could be described as all of these. They are visually stunning, make sounds, have a sculptural quality and they are manufactured just like any other highly-engineered industrial product.
HOPPER BUCKET CHAIR
Merging mid-century style with sink-in comfort, this chair sets leather-clad contours atop a polished metal pedestal base. It swivels 360 degrees, for ease of conversation or efficiency of work.
Stack is a line of stoves born from a cooperation between La Castellamonte and Adriano Design. Stack Stoves feature the ancient tradition of ceramic stoves but with contemporary shapes. The bottom part burns the wood, whilst the top part lets the hot air waft out. Smart and simple.
RHYE – WOMAN
What a way to wake up this Monday morning. Passed on from my good friend Adam. Rhye, sounding equal parts Sade, Dido, Zero 7 & Chet Baker, the duo of Mike Milosh & Robin Hannibal have delivered a sexy collection of soul for grown-ups. Coming to Toronto April 13, KNB cannot wait.
KNB was lucky enough to be given this beautiful DW watch. Thanks AS, I love you. Slim, subtle, refined – this is the design of Daniel Wellington. Choose from either rose gold or silver with an assortment of different bands to choose from. KNB's choice, blue/red/blue nato stripes. Preppy.
MAILBOX + DROPBOX
A few days ago one of the most talked about iphone apps "mailbox" was purchased by dropbox. KNB actually thinks this is a great move and hopefuly dropbox will be integrated into this already great mail app. Keeping my fingers crossed.
RISE ALARM CLOCK
Finally an alarm clock that takes minimalism, gestures and beauty all into account. With its delightfully clever way to set time, Rise is one of the simplest alarm clocks you will ever use.
The Shine activity tracker by Misfit Wearables is now available to order. Shine is a quarter-sized sensor made out of solid aircraft-grade aluminum, it has similar functions of other activity trackers like Nike´s Fuelband and FitBit but it looks much sleeker.
Back in 2006 Hardgraft introduced the combination of wool and leather to the tech-accessories world. Juxtaposing high-end materials to create unique & cleverly thought through designs with unrivaled attention to detail and stellar craftsmanship.
Aark Collective is a small, independent company based in Melbourne and proud of it. Their timepieces are smart, minimal and the branding behind the product is absolutely wonderful. If you have a chance head over to their website to see first hand.
Brian walker is a contemporary digital artist whose images explore and exploit the realm between fantasy and reality, recreating scenes that meld illustration and fashion with an element of surprise. Walker 's artworks have been featured extensively in photography, design ,journals.
Hövding is a bicycle helmet unlike any other currently on the market. It's ergonomic, it's practical, it complies with all the safety requirements, and it's also subtle and blends in with what else you are wearing.
The Brooklyn Nets officially released their new uniforms for the upcoming season. Gone are the days of the red, white and blue, which the team sported while playing in New Jersey. In their place, a serious, classic design of simple black and white. Not flashy. Not over the top. KNB approves.
Since iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 was released last fall, millions of jailbreakers have been patiently waiting for an announcement of an untethered jailbreak. Well it's happened thanks to the team over at evad3rs. Still waiting for an ATV3 jailbreak but this will hold me over for now.