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James Feess:


Pugzee

Pugzee used to work for the mob bosses back in the day. While in prison (or an animal shelter; whatever), he learned how his old stomping grounds of Red Hook started changing, so he broke out and took matters into…

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Tangible Worldwide’s Virtual Store

Tangible Worldwide just opened the virtual doors to their new online shop. If you've got love for Chicago or Portland (both fine cities), take a look at some great gocco prints, T-shirts and posters that reflect the civic pride. I…

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Reasons To Give

While times are pretty tough, a lot of us still have it pretty good. Unfortunately, there are plenty of families who need a little extra help. The good people from the Chicago based Firebelly Design are giving back this holiday…

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Livemocha

When I meet with my international friends I am always humbled at their ability to speak two, three, or four languages. Now that I'm a little older, I'm kicking myself for not studying a language in high school and college.…

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Studley’s Wonderous Tools

At JS.com we're usually on the lookout for the latest and greatest, but sometimes we come across something that is too amazing to pass up. This beauty was hand-built by Henry Studley in the late 1800's using mahogany, rosewood, walnut,…

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FUTU

Sure, having everything online is nice, but nothing can replace the tactile feel of a great magazine. FUTU is a magazine that is doing things the right way. The Warsaw, Poland based bimonthly magazine is an international collaboration of design,…

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The Minute Glass

I've never been much of a morning person. My snooze button and I have had a love/hate relationship for years. Sure, I get a few minutes of extra sleep, but I've often abused the snooze and ended up being late.…

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MarkerTees

One of the worst feelings is showing up to a social gathering and seeing someone wearing the same shirt as you. Our friends over at MarkerTees has solved this travesty. They've just released a whole line of tees that let…

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Gift Guide: Toys

1. Stealth R/C Helicopter: Read JS Review | Buy It ($30) Break out your favorite pair of aviators because the Black Stealth R/C helicopter is the perfect little gadget for all you wannabe flyboys. With the ability to fly left,…

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Glass iPhone

Steve Jobs, here's what we want for Christmas. The "Glassy Glassy" phone is a new concept by designer Mac Funamizu; absolutely gorgeous and looks straight out of Minority Report. It features a double-layered glass body -- great for sex appeal,…

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