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  • Android Wear SDK To Get A Custom Watchface API, Google Discourages Posting Face Apps Until Then

    Android Wear SDK To Get A Custom Watchface API, Google Discourages Posting Face Apps Until Then

    Google has a smartwatch platform called Android Wear that’s already available to customers, and an SDK for developers – but it doesn’t yet officially support custom watchfaces. That hasn’t stopped people from building their own, however, and currently that process requires a fair bit of heavy lifting on the part of devs. Google Developer Advocate Wayne Piekarski took… Read More

  • Original Stitch Is A Shirt Company That Offers 1 Billion Computerized Style Combinations

    Original Stitch Is A Shirt Company That Offers 1 Billion Computerized Style Combinations

    Menswear, like sewage treatment and rabies, needs to be disrupted. I’ve already seen about a dozen folks trying to change the space, most notably Bonobos and Indochino, but no one has quite cracked the “older, odd-shirt-wearing tech dude demographic.” Until now. Original Stitch is a custom shirt generator with a bit of a twist. Instead of offering a few basic styles, you… Read More

  • IndoChino Mixes Virtual Tailors With The Real, Plans Pop-Up Stores In US This Year

    IndoChino Mixes Virtual Tailors With The Real, Plans Pop-Up Stores In US This Year

    There are plenty of custom tailors on the Internet these days and they seem like the perfect business – you take a commodity product and spiff it up then send the work to places where expert custom manufacturers aren’t that hard to find (namely places like Hong Kong and Taiwan). The resulting products are bespoke and make the owners feel like they’re in on something special. Read More

  • BleuFlamme Lets You Make Your Own Custom Shirt In 3D

    If there’s one thing the world needs it’s a service that lets you build a shirt using 3D rendering technology. Sure we could use cars that run on water and world peace, but let’s get the little things out of the way, right? Thankfully, there’s BleuFlamme, a website created by a gaggle of eight engineers who have dedicated their lives to the sale of custom shirts. Read More

  • Project X Designs “Stealth” Customized Rolex Watch

    Project X Designs has no relationship with Rolex, but rather take new Rolex timepieces and perform various modifications on them. The results are usually very cool. Rolex modifiers are pretty common, but those who do it well are rare. The Project X Stealth watches are meant to hearken back to military Rolex Submariner (Mil-Sub) watches, and they look really kick-ass. Awful worn-torn Vietnam… Read More

  • MkII Custom Watches

    A while ago I met with the legendary Bill Yao. To some of you that name instantly evokes respect and attention, and for many of you that name is new. I will let Bill give you his total history but he is considered one of the finer watch modifiers in the US. He was one of the guys that would take a watch you already had and do things like change the dial, hands, bezel, lume, etc…… Read More

  • Custom Skullcandy headphones look, sound great

    Skullcandy headphones sound good, that’s pretty much a given. And while the styling is cool and everything, they seem a bit.. generic. Don’t worry though, you can get your awesome cans and be individual too. One crafty DIY person is selling customized Skullcandy SK-Pro headphones – but you better hurry, she/he is only making three pairs. Read More

  • Zazzle pushes out custom kicks

    I come here today to present to you the fruition of years of labor. Between research, design, eating snacks, and playing video games, countless man hours were spent on what I am about to unveil. It is with much pride that I present to you: The P. Has. Okay. So it wasn’t really countless man hours. It was more like 15 man minutes. I just grabbed a picture of Peter Ha and stuck it… Read More

  • Pinhole cameras created from the things they are made to shoot

    Here’s an interesting series of installation and photographic art that (as usual IMHO), when stripped of the preposterous artist’s statements, is quite beautiful and interesting. Wayne Martin Belger creates one-off pinhole cameras/objects d’art which are meant to reflect the things he is using them to photograph. The cameras are an interesting fusion of sculpture and… Read More

  • Sweet custom-built large-format film cameras

    The benefits of medium- and large-format film are still substantial for things like portraiture, landscapes, and anything that requires enormous prints. When your film or plate size is 8×10, you’re looking more "megapixels" than you can count, basically, since 35mm is scanned at perhaps 4000 horizontal pixels before you start getting no increase in detail. This guy is… Read More

  • Blancier "Crazy Planet" adds gears to watch face

    Blancier is a custom watchmaker. You can go to the site, pick out all the components, and get a handmade watch delivered to your door in a few weeks. I personally reviewed one and I loved it — they used Molnia movements and huge cases and have a neo-classical look that is just amazing. Well, they now have a few other “limited edition” pieces including this model, the… Read More

  • Wham! Meets The iPod Case

    Admit it. You know you listened to a ton of Wham! back in the ’80s. What if you could get that actual record made into an iPod case? Still listening? Good. Contexture Design has released a slew of iPod cases made from actual recycled vinyl records. Each case is specially made out of a vinyl record, felt, cork, and has a screen protector. It should be noted that the price The cases… Read More