Via Hypebeast: Premium outerwear brand COLDSMOKE returns with a seasonal addition to its 2015 fall/winter collection. Dubbed the Tech Bomber, the jacket is constructed with a Japanese soft-shell waterproof fabric that allows for optimal breathability and protection against harsh winter conditions, available in either a Charcoal or Deep Green colorway. The technical textile is bonded to a deluxe fleece lining that provides both warmth and comfort. Detailing on the piece also includes American-made waterproof zippers, heavy-duty custom knit ribbing, nylon gold-colored binding, and an inner media pocket. Combining both functionality and a rugged design, the piece is a standout wardrobe must-have for the colder months ahead. You can shop the Tech Bomber now at the COLDSMOKE webstore.
The BioLite BaseCamp stove allows you to efficiently cook using wood fire and converts heat energy into electricity. Genius!
Architects Selina Walder & Georg Nikisch used an old log barn as the mould for this modern concrete Swiss cabin. Concrete was poured and set against the original log structure imparting the facade with natural wood grains and a fossilized look. Not everyone’s idea of cozy, but I’d take this clean, minimal and harmonious dwelling over cluttery-comfort, any day.
Landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky spent the last five years traveling the world to document the ways humans interact with water. Watermark, a documentary Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal made from images shot during this journey, is set to be released. If Watermark is anything like Burtynsky’s mesmerizing and thought provoking Manufactured Landscapes, we have cause for celebration. Judging from the stunning film stills, I think we do.
At first, Simon looks like is a normal skier. In reality, he is known to make snow art, particularly in the French Alps, using the snow as his canvas. He spends hours and hours carefully on the design. He’s very dedicated to his work and pulls through even during more rough winter weather conditions.
Clad with local pine boards in the irregular widths in which they arrive from the saw mill, sited atop a south facing elevation above an Austrian Valley, and appointed with with warm, wood clad rooms and clean, minimal lines, the Fontanella House is this week’s cabin to envy.
If Coldsmoke were a hotel room it would look a lot like room #420 at the Ace hotel in Portland. Like Coldsmoke, room #420 is Military inspired yet innovative, masculine yet comfortable, stocked with contemporary immunities yet rooted in classic design.
Italian designer Franceso Faccin came up with this manual fire making kit as a response to a a design directive asking designers to reflect on the past and present design on the meaning of ‘production’ today, a return to the origins of real needs and the actions employed in the systems of sustainable values.
Tackling climate change or the documentation of extreme environments can be challenging endeavors for any artist, but for Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman it was simply an extension of a childhood spent traveling with her family to some of the Earth’s most remote locations. For her 2012 project Chasing the Light, Forman led an ambitious art expedition by sailing up the northwest coast of Greenland to retrace the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford. Along the way she documented the changing arctic landscape which she would use for inspiration in several large soft pastel drawings seen here. Her nearly photorealistic works exquisitely capture the atmosphere and mood of a landscape in flux.
A photographic ode to the primal pleasures of huddling into warm rustic dwellings with close friends when the world outside is covered in snow.
My good buddie, Luis Ruano, recently took on a great new position over at The Hundreds working on some great things including their newly redesigned blog. It’s looking mighty nice now since they’ve changed things up! As part of the new blog, they’ve started profiling new companies and since Luis is familiar with us here at Coldsmoke, he put together a nice video feature on us. It features brand cofounder and Creative Director, Imani Lanier, who sheds light onto exactly what it is we are doing here.
Thank you very much, Luis, and The Hundreds!