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Sinclair Smith & Company is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. Our services include strategic consulting, industrial design and interior design.

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Big watch

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 in Clothing, Fashion, Product, sustaina-bling

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Interesting article in the nytimes about current trends in the size of wrist watches.

Coke and Pepsi race to be first to replace teeth with plant based plastic. Wait, what?

No, sorry, that’s not right. A New York Times story today reports that “the beverage rivals are racing to become the first to produce a plastic soda bottle made entirely from plants.” And in all sincerity I hope they both get there soon. But in a load of BS so incongruous with a century plus rivalry between two industrial giants, the piece ends with this quote from Pepsi’s VP of global beverage packaging: “We don’t feel it’s a race” Ms. Lefebvre said. “We feel like were all working together to do better for the environment and also to make good business sense.” Yeah right. (more…)

The metamorphosis of a kaleidoscopical polyhedron.

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 in Color, Nature, Science

If you want to know what it means, ask this guy. I’m just going to do what I always do and put it up here and say it’s beautiful. It is.

What Steve Jobs does in heaven

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 in Cinema

PROTEIGON from BURAYAN on Vimeo.

via Alex Stone.

Amerock Stratoline cabinet hardware

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 in Antiques, Furniture, Hardware, Home Improvement

I just totally stumbled on this. Sometimes you have to randomly click page 9 on a google search to get to the good stuff. Check out Stan the Old Hardware Man. He sells discontinued hardware. These cabinet pulls are pretty sweet– the kind of stuff I only see on enameled kitchen pieces being thrown out on mid-western sidewalks.

Joshua Foer bio pic

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 in People, Photography, Web

I’ve seen a lot of bio pics on about pages and wrestled plenty with how to deal with my own. Author Joshua Foer gets a cigar.

Dieter for sale!!

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 in Antiques, Product

Das Programm is a site that collects and sells only Braun products made between 1955 and 1995 when Dieter Rams was Director of Design.

I’ll take one of each. Better make that two.

N-3B Parka

Posted on Dec 3, 2011 in Fashion, New York

The Alpha Industries Slim Fit N-3B Parka. About as much a picture of winter in New York as steam coming off the manholes.

Dolce Vita Conference Table

Posted on Dec 1, 2011 in Craft, Featured, Furniture, Hardware, Process, SS&CO projects

I’m really proud of this table I just did for Dolce Vita. I had drawn it as a super simple, single piece welded brass frame. But I went and double checked the freight elevator and stairwell in the Puck building and knew there was no way in hell it was going to get up to its new home. It had to be made in pieces. Oh but where to put the seams?!?!? Hide them in the corners or bury them in plain sight? I came up with this little cube detail for the middle of each side with reveals around it and used it as a coupling that slides into the four corner elements and holds it all together. I was nervous that it would look fussy and silly. I don’t think it does. I’m psyched. Looks good. Check it out.