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What do you get when you combine Oragami with a Kayak?

OruKayak. Duh. Content suggested by Lee Darling from Randa Accessories, London, UK. A new company dedicated to unlocking the wonder and discovery of the great outdoors— even for city dwellers. At Oru Kayak, we believe that spending time outdoors makes people happier, healthier, and more productive. Our products offer a way to explore and connect with the natural world—even when you live in a city. We hope your Oru Kayak journeys are as fun and fulfilling as ours have been.

Men's Bracelets Loom Large

Governor Chris Christie with his Rainbow Loom Bracelet
Until his grandchildren got Rainbow Loom kits, Ralph Fatigate had never owned a bracelet. Now he has nine, all made of tiny colored rubber bands. He wears them to meetings with bankers around the world.

Alan Flusser - Dressing The Man

“Accessories: The Major Importance of Minor Things” Lord Chesterfield once described dress as the “ style of thought”  If that is true, then accessories act as punctuation, sometimes providing a point of exclamation, other times signaling a transition from one colorful phase to another.  Just as no serious writer undermines his prose by neglecting essential commas and dashes, no true elegance ignores the opportunity to better communicate his own style”

From "Dressing the Man" by Alan Flusser

"Cool book. I love this quote, wanted to share…" Kim Bearry

Fossil and Google

Ring! Ring! Dick Tracy called and he wants his watch back
Richardson-based Fossil to make smart watches with Google

Randa Affiliate, Tata, Aids Mercado Women's Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (March 5, 2014) – Tata Accesorios Globales, the largest belt manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere and the premier leather manufacturer of high-end leather accessories in Guatemala, is assisting Mercado Global in their leather-detailing expansion program.

David Simon Joins Randa Accessories as VP ecommerce

David Simon - Randa Accessories
Randa Appoints Newly Created Position VP E-Commerce

Chilling New Sportswear

A Climachill tank from Adidas.Photo By Courtesy Photo
Adidas has launched Climachill, an active cooling apparel technology that provides an instant chilling sensation to help athletes perform in warm conditions. The line incorporates fabric woven with titanium and 3-D aluminium cooling spheres. The technology lowers athletes’  body temperature so they can train harder and run longer.

Are American Malls "Dead Man Walking?"

When the Woodville Mall opened, in 1969, in Northwood, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, its developers bragged about the mall’s million square feet of enclosed space; its anchor tenants, which included Sears and J. C. Penney; and its air-conditioning—seventy-two degrees, year-round! Two years later, the Toledo Blade published a front-page article about the photo-takers and people-watchers who gathered around the mall’s marble fountain, “that gushing monument to big spending and the shopping spree.” The story quoted an anonymous businessman: “The water has a great calming effect on a person, especially when you’ve been badgered all morning.” This week, Woodville is being torn down. So are countless other malls across the U.S.—so many that there’s a Web site devoted to “dead malls” that are out of commission. In some cases, the buildings have been converted into community collegescorporate headquarters, or churches. Others, like the Woodville Mall, have become so damaged by water, mold, and…

The Haves and The Have Knots

The Merovingian
Ties. Lots of ties. Mathematicians have revealed there are over 177,000 distinct ways to knot a neck tie – more than 1000 times the number that was previously thought. They got their inspiration from an unusual style featured in the film The Matrix Reloaded.  Even John Kammeier doesn't know how to tie all of these knots.

Annotated Guide To Men's Belts

The Complete Guide To Men’s BeltsArticle By  on 11th March 2014 | @gabrielweil


Retailers Street Fight for Market Share

Fashion’s become a street fight for market share.
To grow and keep ravenous investors happy, retailers need to do everything they can to push their competitors out of the consumer’s mind — in the process squaring off against everyone from the store across the mall to the hot new line, the latest gadget, the new food trend, the most popular app and more.

Fashion, Mister Anderson? It's all part of the story.

Costume Designer Milena Canonero takes us inside Wes Anderson’s latest flick The fact that Wes Anderson’s films are often set in a hard to place date and time could be difficult for the life of a costume designer, but not so says The Darjeeling Limited and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou collaborator and three-time Academy Award winner Milena Canonero. “It makes everything so much easier and more free,” she says of their latest undertaking The Grand Budapest Hotel, out today.

3-D Oreo Cookies Exhibit a Tweet-Tooth

3-D Printed Oreos
At this year's SXSW, South by Southwest Festival, Oreo is demonstrating a vending machine that uses social media to determine flavor and color combinations for 3D-printed cookies.

A Footwear Flagship for Ralph Lauren

On the corner of 72nd and Madison on New York’s Upper East Side, sits the Rhinelander Mansion, a palatial building that houses the flagship location of Ralph Lauren’s global empire. And yet, “The Mansion” (as it is affectionately known) is far more than a store, it is the epicenter of the RL universe. It’s a physical manifestation of Ralph’s vision, complete with imposing antiquities, more Americana than a field at Brimfield, and of course the full breadth of the brand’s collections.

Don't Know Much About Philosophy? Challenge Your Own Point of View

At a time when advances in science and technology have changed our understanding of our mental and physical selves, it is easy for some to dismiss the discipline of philosophy as obsolete. Stephen Hawking, boldly, argues that philosophy is dead.

Not according to Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. Goldstein, a philosopher and novelist, studied philosophy at Barnard and then earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton University. She has written several books, won a MacArthur “Genius Award” in 1996, and taught at several universities, including Barnard, Columbia, Rutgers, and Brandeis.

Randa Rotates Management Positions

Randa Accessories Rotates Management Positions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (February 26, 2014) – When Randa Accessories, the world’s largest men’s accessories company makes management changes, the bar is set very high.  Therefore, it is good news for Randa that the company has a strong, and deep, talent bench from which to draw.