a catalog of fine things, selected from dozens for their outstanding craftsmanship, design, and fitness for everyday purpose.
written for consumers, technophiles, media enthusiasts, and artists.
a briefing on your very best options in gadgets, accessories, and entertainment.
This project is an attempt to bring my favorite gadgets, apps, and accessories together in a single place, along with other bits such as books, albums, snacks, upcoming things, and not so new but very much loved possessions from the past.
It was inspired by the proliferation of social sharing and rating as embodied in such services as Glue, Oink, Stamped, and Bagcheck, as well as blogs such as Uncrate and Tools & Toys, which got me thinking I could give out my own gold stars and it would matter. I owe a debt to Andrew Kim's wonderfully spare reviews, with their focus on large, beautiful photos.
This is more zine than magazine, at least until more people come on board. In the meantime, I'm very much open to hearing from you and learning from your personal preferences, so do leave a comment or get in touch.
A quick note on editorial policy: Abusive or purposefully unconstructive comments may be removed. All featured products are personally acquired unless otherwise stated (with the exception of the Perceptions and Radar sections). We accept review requests, but reserve the right to publish nothing in the event of disappointment.