About the author

Josh Spear: I'm a frequent-flyer-mile-collector trying to visit every country in the world, sushi addict that loves omakase and active investor. Since 2004 this site has been a place for me to share highlights from art, culture, technology and global trends that I care about.


The Intuitive Investor

Posted on February 9, 2014 Under Life

I’ve never written about investing before. In fact, I’ve never really considered myself an investor until recently – despite the fact that I’ve participated in the financing of dozens of companies, and many of them have gone on to become…

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Thread Council

Posted on June 19, 2013 Under Fashion

Take a minute and look through your dresser and closet and dig up all the band t-shirts you bought at various music festivals and concerts you've been to recently and in year's past. For the nostalgic in the audience, pull…

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Josh Brill’s Birds

Posted on June 14, 2013 Under Art

Designer Josh Brill is at it again, this time adding to his lovely collection of animals with a few Hummingbirds, a Belted Kingfisher and a Toco Toucan (redesigned). So cute.

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Stop Making Sense

Posted on May 5, 2013 Under Fashion

Stop Making Sense t-shirt by Undercover.

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Steven Harrington: You & I

Posted on May 5, 2013 Under Art

Steven Harrington’s original You & I sculpture is back, now in a brand-new, shiny black color way. Fun. Harrington’s first three-dimensional exploration represents the epitome of his work’s goal—to create a dialogue between artist and viewer. We first covered Steve…

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Gibson Min-ETune

Posted on April 17, 2013 Under Music

I love this. This clever, battery-powered robot tuner can tune all six strings in just seconds, and delivers over 75 tunings per charge. To do so, it tunes your physical strings — as opposed to digitally, which can result in…

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Sartorial Zoo Animals

Posted on April 1, 2013 Under Art

Awesome. Yago Partal shot pictures of animals dressed up. Check them out and try not to smile. Starting at $6.00 a print. Via Kottke.org

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Landmarks & Lions Cases

Posted on March 12, 2013 Under Design

Loving the look of the Landmarks & Lions cases for iPhone, iPad, etc. Each calf skin leather piece is hand cut and sewn together with contrast stitching and individually hand painted. The iPad cases are made-to-order and are individually handmade.

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The 10 Year Hoodie

Posted on March 12, 2013 Under Fashion

The 10-Year Hoodie is a Premium Sweatshirt Designed for a Lifetime, Guaranteed for a Decade and Backed with FREE Mending. Congrats Jake, nice work ($371,000 and counting)!

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Plant-In City

Posted on January 9, 2013 Under Art

Wow. Awesome. Go see this in NYC. Plant-in City is a collaboration between architects, designers, and technologists who are building new ways of interacting with nature. Our 21st century sculptural terrariums combine modular architecture, basic laws of physics, embedded technologies,…

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