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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.

Underground New york Public Library

Posted on July 16, 2012 Under Books

The Underground New York Public Library (UNYPL) is a visual library featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways. Why is this so beautiful? It makes me miss the smell of books. Via Swissmiss

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Rolls Royce Lego Engine

Posted on July 11, 2012 Under Design

Rolls Royce has created the world's first jet engine made from LEGO bricks. Oh yes, yes they did. The LEGO engine is a half-size replica of the ‘Rolls Royce Trent 1000’, which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane model. The…

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Gymkhana in San Francisco

Posted on July 9, 2012 Under Life

Remember The Art of Gymkhana? Well, Ken Block is back– but this time he's on the streets of San Francisco. Oh, my, god. You will not believe this happened. Utilizing a tricked out Ford Fiesta with 0-60 MPH capabilities in…

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Appelsap x Ontour Jacket

Posted on July 2, 2012 Under Fashion

To celebrate the Appelsap Music Festival in Amsterdam, Ontour decided to make a special jacket for the occasion. A classic camo pattern in 100% canvas cotton, given a modern twist with the printed white pinstripes, chambray lining, co-branded by Appelsap…

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Path x Nike Fuelband

Posted on June 30, 2012 Under Life

I invested in my friend Dave Morin's company Path a few years ago, and I'm thrilled to watch it progress– especially around sophisticated brand integration. This Path x Nike Fuelband partnership is perfect. Path users can now pair up their account…

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Chrome for iOS

Posted on June 30, 2012 Under Life

I tried it. I'm impressed. Check out Chrome for iOS on your iPhone and iPad. I think it's time for Apple to up the ante on their mobile browser, that's for sure.

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Rip Cord Tape

Posted on June 28, 2012 Under Design

This is why I think the next silent velcro is coming out of Quirky. The Rip Cord Tape. Rip Cord is a simple improvement upon the classic roll of packaging tape. This tape has a small string running down the…

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Six Senses Zighy Bay

Posted on June 28, 2012 Under Travel

On my last trip to Dubai, I had a few free days to check out some neighboring countries.  Top of my list this trip was Oman, mostly because I had heard such great things about their rich and interesting culture,…

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Unreal Candy

Posted on June 25, 2012 Under Food

Unreal Candy is on fire. Look for it. Try it. Eat it. Unjunked. Read more in this great WSJ article about the company. Disclosure: I'm an investor.

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Quirky Crates on Fab

Posted on June 13, 2012 Under Design

The Reinvention of the Milk Crate, launching exclusively on Fab right now. Congrats Quirky!

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