Deal? Duel?

Deal? Duel?

We weren’t quite sure what to expect when this copy of Deal or Duel: An Alexander Hamilton Card Game showed up at Civilizr HQ. What would be in the box? Alas, no actual dueling gear; it’s game cards, a playing…

What’s Your Superpower?

This is a question we all should ask ourselves – the answer won’t be something like the ability to leap tall buildings with a single bound or some kind of next-level sensory perception, not really, but rather something that for…

Rad Women Worldwide, An Anthology

Rad Women Worldwide, An Anthology

Sure, everyone will recognize Frida Kahlo on the cover of Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History, but this book spans about 25 centuries and 30+ countries of women who are rad….

Trachtenberg's Red Blooded American Male

Trachtenberg’s Red Blooded American Male

Award-winning photographer Robert Trachtenberg has another winner here in Red-Blooded American Male: Photographs. He’s captured men from all walks of life – everyone from Elon Musk unveiling a Tesla to Jack Black getting a pedicure, and a variety of celebs…

Catbus, Now In A Convenient Adult Size

Catbus, Now In A Convenient Adult Size

Two cat posts in a row. Sorry. But if you’ve been to the Ghibli in Tokyo, you know the Catbus (from My Neighbor Totoro) was previously sized for kids only, and that’s no fun. The Ghibli’s closed for renovation for…

Tom Ford x Drake

Tom Ford x Drake

If you’re reading this, it’s too late (sorry) to get the latest from Tom Ford’s Lips and Boys collection, the shimmery purple named after Drake. It sold out within minutes at Tom Ford boutiques and on Net-a-Porter. Actually, you can…

A Takeaway From GOOP: If Your Gift Guide Isn't Polarizing, It's Noncommittal

A Takeaway From GOOP: If Your Gift Guide Isn’t Polarizing, It’s Noncommittal

It’s easy to create a gift guide of relatively universal people-pleasers. Cashmere? Chocolates? TV set? Latest gadget from Apple? OK, sure. But Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP lifestyle guide is generally anything but universally well-received, so naturally her gift guides are going…

"Speakeasy coffee could totally be a trend in 2015"

“Speakeasy coffee could totally be a trend in 2015”

“Speakeasy coffee could totally be a trend in 2015” is a quote from Scott Callender, Director of La Marzocco Home, upon the release of La Marzocco’s GS3 espresso machines into the wild. Yes, you can now get one of these…

A Definitive Answer To "What Do People Eat In Iceland, Anyway?"

A Definitive Answer To “What Do People Eat In Iceland, Anyway?”

It’s hard to get much further north than Iceland, and that distance is reflected in their cuisine, which was local, foraged, and sustainable way before the rest of us figured out that was cool. Gunnar Karl Gíslason’s North: The New…

Dwell x Volvo Celebrating Scandinavian Design

We at Civilizr spend a lot of time in Helsinki for various reasons. (Not even design-related reasons, but it’s certainly a happy convergence.) We’re psyched to see this Dwell x Volvo collab celebrating all forms of Scandinavian design. Check out…