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  • The RealReal’s Latest App RealBook Will Tell You What Your Designer Goods Are Actually Worth

    The RealReal’s Latest App RealBook Will Tell You What Your Designer Goods Are Actually Worth

    Luxury consignment marketplace The RealReal is expanding its mobile footprint today with the launch of a new app called RealBook, which lets both potential buyers and sellers better understand the value of luxury items, including fashion and apparel, fine jewelry and watches. RealBook now joins the company’s previously launched smartphone apps, The RealReal’s mobile shop and Consign. Read More

  • Backed By $3 Million In Funding, Canva Launches A Graphic Design Platform Anyone Can Use

    Backed By $3 Million In Funding, Canva Launches A Graphic Design Platform Anyone Can Use

    A company called¬†Canva¬†is today launching what it hopes will become the default tool people use to create and collaborate on design online. The service, which offers an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and access to over a million photographs, graphics and fonts, is aimed at the mainstream user who doesn’t consider him or herself a designer, as well as professionals who want to… Read More

  • Foursquare’s First Designer, Mari Sheibley, Decides To Check Out After Four Years

    Foursquare’s First Designer, Mari Sheibley, Decides To Check Out After Four Years

    In a piece entitled “Farewell Foursquare“, its first designer, Mari Sheibley, has let everyone know that she has decided to leave the company. She went on to explain how she first heard from its founder and CEO, Dennis Crowley: In early December, 2008 I got an email from Dennis Crowley asking if I wanted to help him and his buddy Naveen out on a new “project”. I… Read More

  • Light Pool: Japan gets a new designer cell phone

    Light Pool: Japan gets a new designer cell phone

    Japan’s second biggest cell phone carrier KDDI (over 30 million subscribers) rolls out quite unique handsets from time to time, mostly under their iida sub-brand. The company today in Japan introduced [JP] another “lifestyle” cell phone, the so-called Light Pool. Technically, the device isn’t anything special – but it’s rather pretty. Read More

  • Japanese designers create fashion bags with recycled tires

    Japanese designers create fashion bags with recycled tires

    Tokyo-based design company Mondo Design [JP] is approaching the concept of recycling from a fresh, new angle. They produce business bags and other items with a quite unique material: used tires. The products are marketed under a special brand Mondo Design named Seal [JP], which is aimed at male customers in their 30s. Some of the bags still have the brand names, serial numbers and other… Read More

  • Wooden mousepad, very fetching

    Wooden mousepad, very fetching


    Like the gorgeous designer keyboards we featured a while ago from this same site, this angled wooden keyboard is very good-looking but pretty overpriced. There isn’t a lot of info there, like what kind of wood it is, the finish, and so on, but I’m guessing it’s varnished pretty well if you’re supposed to be mousing all over it. I like the built-in incline – with… Read More

  • Coach Signature Stripe iPod Case

    Coach Signature Stripe iPod Case

    A few years ago, I strolled into a Coach store, which happened to be next to the Apple Store. Upon entering, I noticed to the left there were cases for full-sized iPods and iPod Minis. These were the first true “designer” iPod cases I had seen and to be quite honest, they looked pretty nice. Coach’s new Signature Stripe iPod Case is no exception. This beauty comes with… Read More