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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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Scott Galloway & The Four Horsemen

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 in Business, Fashion, sustaina-bling, Tools

“As you move down the Torso, margins get higher.” This is an amazing presentation. Watch it

DIY Emergency phone charger (from a cordless drill!!)

As far as I’m concerned, every third adult needs to know how to do this in a pinch, otherwise we’re all fucked.

$9 Cardboard Bicycle

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 in Craft, Cycling, Process, Product, sustaina-bling, Transportation

This is an impressive concept and execution. It’s funny lookin’, but hey, aren’t we all. Izhar Gafni has my attention. (Via FastCoDesign.) Watch the video

Snotty ketchup

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 in Advertising, Branding, Food, Packaging, sustaina-bling

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Heinz has been going kind of nuts with their use of the big squeeze bottle’s real estate on the label. I commend their labels that support troops, sending a string message while reinforcing a good ole American product image, and I’m glad they are engaging the consumer in their effort to reduce waste and raise awareness. But this level of conspicuous conservation is too ostentatious and self-satisfied for my tastes.

Even if is do like the taste of Heinz.

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Shipping container cities

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Architecture, Color, sustaina-bling

Interesting article in the Atlantic about a global trend in sustainable live/work communities constructed from shipping containers.

Citi Bike

Streetsblog.org has announced that Citi Band will sponsor New York’s bike share program beginning in July. Those guys are no dopes. It’s a great lifestyle brand extension for them. Good for the city. Good for people and quality of life. Good for business. Ka’ching!!

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…)

Eton products rock

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 in I want it, Product, sustaina-bling, Tech

Sitting at home, watching hurricane Irene gain speed as she heads our way, I’m online looking at the handcrank radio and flashlight units from Eton— one of which I really wish I had right about now as we prepare for a power outtage but noooo!!! I had to tell myself it was a frivolous purchase two years ago— and I came upon this new beauty, coming soon for iPhone 4. Pretty sweet.

Bicycle bicycle rack

Posted on Jun 6, 2011 in Cycling, sustaina-bling

Clever. (On Varet St. in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn)