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.

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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My Year In Cities: 2012

Posted on January 2, 2013 Under Life

A yearly activity I love to do to wrap up one year and head into the next. London, England* Geneva, Switzerland Davos, Switzerland New York, NY* Long Beach, CA Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Los Angeles, CA* Myokonos, Greece Dubai, UAE* Mudsandam…

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One Line Prints

Posted on December 26, 2012 Under Art

Love these One Line Prints on Society 6. Check them all out. So creative. Via Cool Material.

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McBess Coffee Table

Posted on December 11, 2012 Under Design

Designer Lars Amhoff of The Substain sent this awesome piece over. The tabletop is made from a massive piece of acorn wood, crafted out of a full plank. The wood is finished smoothly and coated with a clear protective coating,…

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Eames: Beautiful Details

Posted on December 2, 2012 Under Books

This book Eames: Beautiful Detailsis definitely on my wish list. Finally looks like a great book dedicated to the Eames legacy.

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Posted on November 20, 2012 Under Design

These are totally fun. Via BB A simple piece of software got us through the dark ages of computing before the Internet allowed us to waste company time more effectively. Now you can reconnect with this old friend on the…

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Where The Road Ends

Posted on November 15, 2012 Under Travel

Where The Road Ends is a documentary in development on by one of my high school friends, Zeb Smith. Growing up, I had always heard stories of his fathers adventures but never had a chance to see anything first hand.…

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I Still Love New York

Posted on November 5, 2012 Under Design

I'm back in the office after nearly a week in the dark. I've been speechless, moved, and inspired watching New Yorkers come together to help each other the past few days. Do whatever you can to pitch in. Support local…

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Swifty Scooters

Posted on October 26, 2012 Under Design

Fun! Scooters are not just for kids. Swifty Scooters’ aim is simply to produce the best, folding adult kick scooters in the world. Through the power of design innovation and British engineering Swifty Scooters demonstrates a 21st century relevance to…

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Tobira Onsen Myojinkan

Posted on October 16, 2012 Under Travel

Nestled away above Matusumoto city in the Nagano Prefecture of Japan, Tobira Onsen Myojinkan, or Myojinkan for short is one of the most unique Ryokan experiences I've had in Japan. Sitting high up in the "Alps of Japan" as many…

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