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ICON’s Reengineered 1966 Ford Bronco Up For Auction

With a percentage of the profits going to the Autotype Emerging Designer Scholarship Program, there’s a striking custom Autotype + Icon “Old School” BR #66 up for auction online now. This rebuild of a 1966 Ford Bronco (bright orange, of course) is impeccably executed, with a proprietary ICON Art Morrison chassis and coil-over suspension along with a removable full hard top. The auction ends this Friday, …

Little Simz feat. Little Dragon: Pressure

From Little Simz’s new record Grey Area (out today) comes “Pressure”—an impressive track that showcases Simz’s versatility over a double-edged beat. She enters the piano-backed track voraciously, then the beat changes—drums, distorted vocals and heavier bass kick in—and Simz shines through it. “Take a walk in my shoes / Or any other young black person in this age / All we ever know this pain …

Portraits From Sicily’s Red Light District

In a series titled Taliami e te fazzu petra (One gaze and you’ll turn to stone), photographer Salvatore Di Gregorio documents the diversity in one of Sicily’s most complicated neighborhoods, San Berillo. Home to the city’s red light district, the area’s characters are glammed and glittered, and unabashed about San Berillo’s history. Di Gregorio tells It’s Nice That the series was never intended to be political, …

Wolf Gourmet’s Countertop Multi-Function Cooker

With seven modes, this dynamic appliance won’t take over too much space Countertop appliances rarely solve several confounding issues; they’re one-dimensional and space-saving or they aim to serve multiple functions and end up being too big for their own intentions. But Wolf Gourmet‘s multi-function cooker (which is a sous vide, slow cooker, rice cooker and Dutch oven) comes closest to being both useful and practical. …

Waterproof Backpack

Made from a water-resistant polyester fabric, this backpack is a sleek option for everyday use—but it especially useful in bad weather. Fully lined, this sleek bag boasts a spacious main compartment, laptop sleeve and a hidden phone pocket—keeping all your devices safe. Unlike many utilitarian backpacks, this Danish brand offers a minimal and pleasing silhouette.

Shy Girls: Lay And Be Lonely

Shy Girls (aka Dan Vidmar) returns with a lighthearted, slightly melancholy tune from his forthcoming album Bird On The Wing—set for release 1 March on Keep Cool / RCA Records. The song is lyrically sparse and, despite its vulnerable subject matter, infectious. “But if there is something I could belong for / It would be tranquility / When I’m quiet there is a motion” Vidmar croons in the …

Shy Girls: Lay And Be Lonely

Shy Girls (aka Dan Vidmar) returns with a lighthearted, slightly melancholy tune from his forthcoming album Bird On The Wing—set for release 1 March on Keep Cool / RCA Records. The song is lyrically sparse and, despite its vulnerable subject matter, infectious. “But if there is something I could belong for / It would be tranquility / When I’m quiet there is a motion” Vidmar croons in the …

Jessie Ware: Adore You

Mellow and a little haunting, Jessie Ware‘s new song “Adore You” (co-written and produced by Metronomy’s Joseph Mount) is a sublime return to the London-based singer/songwriter’s electronic roots. The house-pop track is airy and delicate, and Ware’s vocals are perfectly pared back to match. Part balled, part disco tune, this is a one-off release at the moment, with no LP announced from Ware since her …

ZX 4000 4D Sneakers

Released for the first time since 1989, the ZX 4000 silhouette gets a contemporary makeover today, with the addition of an adidas Carbon 4D technology sole. The sneakers have been revamped and are better than ever, while still referencing the key design features that made them timeless. With its colorful Primeknit upper, these sneakers slip seamlessly into the roster of designs the brand has launched …

From Nothing to Fort Nelson: Inside Michter’s Decades-Long Resurgence

A brand born from ‘America’s Oldest Distillery’ is investing in its future In the 266 years since Michter’s was founded in Pennsylvania, the brand (first known as Shenk’s and then Bomberger’s) has battled prohibition, closure and abandonment. But since its resurrection in the 1990s (and its relocation to Kentucky), the brand has hired the first woman Master Distiller in the Kentucky Distiller Association’s history, invested millions of …