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.


Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Posted on August 19, 2012 Under Design

Smart, is it possible? And if so, when can I buy one? “If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.” Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one…

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Concrete LC-2

Posted on August 18, 2012 Under Design

I adore this Concrete LC-2. Awesome! Must be damn heavy though. Via SwissMiss

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BMW Zagato Roadster

Posted on August 18, 2012 Under Design

Huge fan of The new Zagato Roadester BMW just announced in Pebble Beach. It's like the Z4 all grown up.

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Next Stop: Novia Scotia

Posted on August 9, 2012 Under Travel

Heading to Nova Scotia for a get-off-the-grid vacation for a week. I'll bring pictures back. Photo Credit

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Keep Calm & Tear It Down

Posted on August 7, 2012 Under Art

Keep Calm and Tear It Down is a project by Rajeev Basu. He calls it signage for the modern workplace. Hilarious.

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Turf Geography Club

Posted on August 2, 2012 Under Life

Episode 01: "Welcome Geographers" from Turf Geography Club on Vimeo. It's on. I mentioned Turf back in May. Then I invested. Now it launched with the most awesome video ever. Download the game, play it, and tell your friends.

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Nike Field

Posted on August 1, 2012 Under Music

Nike Field is a nice little experiment promoting the Fuel Band. Check it out. It's like having Ableton Live built into your browser. Go full screen and start hitting your keys! (Make sure your sound is on).

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Solar Weather App

Posted on July 30, 2012 Under Design

It's pretty. And it's pretty nifty. Thanks Jeff! This iPhone app displays the current and impending weather patterns in a unique and haptically-rendered colorscape. No charts, no graphs, only color. You can scroll up to check the forecast, pull down…

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Bowden and Sheffield iPad Cases

Posted on May 19, 2012 Under Design

The Bowden and Sheffield are minimalist, hand crafted cases for the iPad. Available in leather and wool felt options. You can support independent craftsmen like Levi and Eric, student designers from Canada and Idaho who are running the campaign to…

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Four Seasons Punta Mita: A Photo Journey

Posted on May 15, 2012 Under Travel

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few nights at the fantastic Four Seasons Punta Mita during their second annual Gourmet and Golf Classic. While I'm not a huge golfing fan, getting to spend time with famous chefs like…

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