Team Cartier Wins in St. Moritz


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It’s no mystery that I simply love anything to do with snow. Who combines luxury, sport, travel and the fluffy stuff better than the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow? This year, Team Cartier edged out BMW by a score of 5-4. The four chaps representing Ralph Lauren, including campaign frontman Nachos Figueras, took home a third place finish over Sal. Oppenheim. I imagine the beauty of these photos pales in comparison to the experience of being there, but we can savor them… until next year.

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source: St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow
all photos: copyright (c) Tony Ramirez/www.imagesofpolo.com for St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow.
written by: Nancy H.

Spring has Sprung

Moncler NYC Spring 2013

The Moncler shop in New York City is certainly inspiring us toward the warmer months with armloads of fragrant flowers and an equally sweet collection. Stop by for a refreshing visit or discover the Spring 2013 lineup online.

source: Moncler

Moncler’s Green Army

Moncler Grenoble A/W 2013

Moncler Grenoble debuted its Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall recently. Jumpset was on hand to view the presentation and can emphatically declare that it was stunning. In a fashion that we’ve come to expect from the luxury sporting brand, an army of 370 models wearing the Moncler skiwear was assembled in a tiered theatre in the round. In this case, the audience was at the center, flipping the traditional relationship and lending a sinister touch. A mirror overhead reflected the green kaleidoscope below as a powerful selection of battle music from Daft Punk’s Tron, Star Wars and Aphex Twin pulsed throughout. Catch a video short of the show below.

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Moncler Grenoble A/W 2013

source: Moncler
written by: Nancy H.

The New Yorker’s Fresh Tracks

Feb 4, 2013 cover of The New Yorker

I’m thrilled to share the cover of this week’s New Yorker Magazine. It features a brilliant illustration, dubbed “Fresh Tracks,” by German artist and designer, Birgit Schössow. The work shows an early-bird skier carving across the pristine white page. In doing so, she reveals a trail of words under the surface. The image is compelling for both its purity – so rare in magazine cover art – and its clever suggestion at the contents within. “Fresh Tracks” simultaneously appeals to snow junkies and literary geeks. Bravo Birgit!

source: The New Yorker
written by: Nancy H.

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The World Awaits…

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Extreme Sledding

Snolo Sled Stealth-X

Next time snowmaggedon hits Gotham and The Dark Knight needs to fight the elements, he will surely have Snolo Sled‘s Stealth-X on hand. This high performance alpine sled, clocking speeds of up to 40 mph/65 kph, is not for the faint of heart. It is comprised of three interlocking parts: a carbon fiber seat, a front-mounted mono-ski with foot pegs (used to ostensibly brake) and a connecting arm that allows the sled to transform into a backpack.

Created by a team of former and current police officers, in tandem with agency 4Design, the sled has already garnered an industrial design award in New Zealand. According to Sean Boyd, the company’s Director, the sled is intended to make “sledding into a seriously cool adult pastime that wants to rub shoulders with the traditional sports of skiing and boarding.” You’ll need to have Bruce Wayne’s bank account, since the sled will set you back $3000. Look for the website and product to launch Dec. 7th in the Northern Hemisphere.

source: Gear Patrol
written by: Nancy H.

Retro ski postcards

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Grilli Type postcards

In an effort to promote its typeface GT Walsheim, the folks at Grilli Type have served up a set of 26 retro postcards aptly named “Lithography ABC.” Being design and snow geeks, we favor the sweet ski and uplifting Mont Blanc ones.  The geometric sans-serif font and printed cards are inspired by the work of Swiss poster artist Otto Baumberger.

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source: Underconsideration
written by: Nancy H.