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.


Nara Doggy Radio

Posted on October 1, 2012 Under Gadgetry

Doggy Radio is a functional limited-edition art object created by world-renowned contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara, in collaboration with How2work & Sayer Studios. Doggy Radio is limited to a strict run of 3,000 pieces, and each one includes a metal dog…

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Leva Task Lamp

Posted on September 27, 2012 Under Design

Must have. This task lamp is kicked up a notch with the Leva, master Architect Massimo Iosa Ghini's latest creation for Leucos USA brand ITRE. Its structure is composed of beech wood with a natural enameled finish and edgy steel…

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Goyard’s Brand Book

Posted on September 25, 2012 Under Books

Michael Williams has a great post entitled The Greatest Brand Book Ever Made about the incredible book recently published by Parisian publisher Devambez about Goyard and their 160 years of history. Only 233 editions were made, and they each cost…

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The Wally One

Posted on September 25, 2012 Under Design

The latest to the fleet of Wally powerboats. Gorgeous beyond words.

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Sumally

Posted on September 18, 2012 Under Design

Sumally has been described as the Pinterest of Japan. I don't actually agree, because they've done a remarkably good job separating items into Wants and Haves. A secretly powerful tool to turn commerce on shortly. After using it for a…

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Back on the radar…

Posted on September 17, 2012 Under Life

I've been off the radar the past few weeks, apologies. With the launch of Valet, and travel in China, visiting Beijing and Tianjin, and all over Japan in Tokyo, Nagano, and up in Hokkaido in Sapporo. Lots of reviews and…

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Introducing Valet

Posted on August 30, 2012 Under Travel

Well, the cat is out of the bag. I decided to start another company called Valet back in January, and this past week we told a couple of friends, who told a couple of their friends, who told the whole…

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B&W: Concert For One

Posted on August 26, 2012 Under Gadgetry

Been loving my B&W P3's, or as they call them 'A Concert for one…' Fantastic design and form factor, and works great with all my iOS devices for entertainment and calls.  They come with a great hard case to keep…

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Vinted Goods

Posted on August 22, 2012 Under Design

Beautiful and affordable bags, leather wallets, and camera straps for the modern explorer by a new company named Vinted Goods. I like what I'm seeing.  They're raising money to get things going on Kickstarter now.

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ITRE’s AKI Light

Posted on August 20, 2012 Under Design

The Aki light by Studio Dreimann for ITRE is an open structure made of CNC milled wood with six built-in LED strips. Translation: Amazing.

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