1. Poler x Nike SB 2014 Holiday Collection

    Poler and Nike SB already have two standout collaborative collections under their belt, so why not go for a third? For their newest collection, the Portland-based brands have teamed up once again for the 2014 Holiday season. The collection features four Nike SB silhouettes, the Dunk High OMS, Lunar Gato, Trainerendor and Zoom Blazer, which combine Poler’s camp vibes with Nike SB’s hi-tech elements for optimal skating. Additionally, a collection of apparel, including a fine-line canvas bomber jacket, crewneck sweatshirt adorned with a Poler Nike SB embroidered patch, long-sleeve buttondown with a zipper side vent, Nike Dri-Fit short-sleeve T-shirt and bright orange pom beanie, complement the four-pack of skate shoes.

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  2. Supreme x The North Face Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

    By now, Supreme collabs are a dime a dozen, however, when it involves iconic outdoor brand The North Face, our ears perk up. Just in time for the brick weather some of us have already been experiencing, the brands’ collaborative Fall/Winter 2014 collection features a parka, footwear, gloves, a sleeping bag and a rolling suitcase, all adorned in a classic bandana print in red, navy and black.

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  3. OTIS Eyewear Launches New Women’s Collection

    Australian sunglasses brand OTIS Eyewear has been on the market in the United States for about a year now, and is planning to expand its offerings in 2015 by releasing a new women’s collection. Consisting of three styles, the collection features the Mona, Skinny Dip and Heatwave, which are inspired by the vintage cat-eye frame, but also have a modern aesthetic. Each style varies in frame size, is hand-made with acetate, and is outfitted with OTIS signature scratch-resistant mineral glass lenses, which we witnessed in person recently and are pretty impressive.

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  4. Nau’s 2014 Holiday Campaign: “The Materealists”

    Earlier this month, Portland-based lifestyle brand Nau unveiled part one of its 2014 Holiday campaign titled “The Materealists.” Led by newly appointed Creative Director Allison Ross, the three-part series will define the concept of “materealism” by revealing how Nau’s materials are made, sourced and used in the careful creation of its apparel and accessories. The campaign will also utilize a hyper-realism artistic style in order to encourage consumers to look deeper into the inspirations behind Nau’s various collections, and further understand the brand’s passion for style, performance and sustainability.

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  5. Pendleton Fall/Winter 2014 Blanket Collection

    The iconic American wool brand Pendleton has released a new collection of blankets to keep us warm while stylishly decorating our abodes for Fall/Winter 2014. Proudly made in the USA, the collection of wool/cotton blend blankets features six different styles, including the Chief Joseph, J. Capps & Sons Tribute, AICF Ribbon Dance, Bright River, Brave Star and Yakima Camp in two different colorways, which also come with their own carriers for Pendleton lovers who are on the move.

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  6. eHow Outdoors: Knot Tying

    There are a few lessons that every novice outdoor enthusiast should master early on, one of them being knot tying. Knots can be used for safety, convenience and crafting in the wilderness, and one of our favorites is the square knot, sometimes referred to as the reef knot. Head on over to the eHow Outdoors Blog for a step-by-step guide on how to tie the perfect knot, put together by our founder Jeanine Pesce.

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  7. Herschel Supply Co. Holiday 2014 Northern Lights Collection

    Known for their timeless and high quality backpacks, bags, travel goods and accessories, Herschel Supply Co.‘s products are inspired by utilitarian features of old school hiking packs and travel bags and incorporate modern features. Their Holiday 2014 Northern Lights collection features a duffle bag, tote, pouch, wallet and mid-volume backpacks, which have full grain leather straps and zipper pulls, and are decorated with colorful prints on the exterior panels and liners that reinterpret the aurora borealis and incorporate its color scheme. You can pick up the Northern Lights collection’s bags and accessories from Herschel Supply Co.’s online store now.

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  8. Ai Weiwei Pours Paint All Over Designer Fashion for V Magazine

    Many things may evolve throughout our lives, but if there’s one thing that you can count on being constant, it’s Ai Weiwei’s ability to cause controversy. After fashion magazine V requested that the Chinese artist shoot the garments of 14 emerging artists from Dover Street Market’s concept store by Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo, he took complete creative freedom with the project. Dressing his friends in the 14 provided garments and having them stand on a pedestal, Weiwei doused them in different colors of paint as he clicked his camera.

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  9. Solar-Powered Bike Path Unveiled in the Netherlands

    As more and more people are harnessing the sun’s rays for the requirements of daily life, solar power is being used in increasingly innovative ways. Dutch social design lab Studio Roosegaarde recently unveiled their newest project in Nuenen, Netherlands: a glowing, solar-charged bike path. Named the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path, the kilometer-long trail’s design was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting, “The Starry Night,” and was designed using a special paint in swirling patterns that soaks up the sun during the day to glow after dark, providing illumination to nocturnal cyclists.

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