SOL Motors Pocket Rocket Is a 50mph Urban “Noped”

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sol-motors-pocket-rocket-is-a-50mph-urban-noped/sol-motors-noped-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Sol-Motors-Noped-1-810x530.jpg" alt="SOL Motors Pocket Rocket Is a 50mph Urban &#8220;Noped&#8221;" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;ve ever wondered what it would be like riding on top of a bazooka, look no further than the <a href="http://sol-motors.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sol Motors Pocket Rocket</a>, an aggressively styled &#8220;noped&#8221; hailing from Stuttgart engineered to rocket forward at speeds up to 50mph powered by an 8.5hp electric motor.
Making its official debut at the INTERMOT International Motorcycle Fair in Cologne, the SOL Motors Pocket Rocket’s unusual large aluminum tube design is functionally driven, encompassing the noped’s removable 220V battery power source and an internal computer compatible with both iOS and Android apps. Each end is capped by LED lights: a 6-bulb headlamp up front, and a circular array of rear brake lights and turn signals in the rear. The design is reminiscent of Vanmoof e-bicycles, sharing a similar large tubular top tube design, exaggerated even further into artillery-sized proportions. Hydraulic braking system with regenerative brakes helps this compact personal vehicle eke out a range of up
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The Best Designer Bands for the Apple Watch Series 4

                                They say &#8220;third time&#8217;s a charm&#8221;, but in the case of the <a href="https://www.apple.com/apple-watch-series-4/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Apple Watch</a>, we believe Cupertino hit the mark the fourth time around with their latest <a href="https://www.apple.com/apple-watch-series-4/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Series 4</a> wearable, an update sporting a number of improvements both physically and technologically that all add up to the best smartwatch available today. Now larger in two sizes – 44mm and 40mm – both models sport an edge-to-edge display offering 30%+ increase in screen size; the new watches are also a smidgen thinner. The good news is even with the larger displays, bands for the previous Series 3 are perfectly compatible, with the latest 4th iteration outfitted with same ingenious push-and-slide mechanism which makes changing out bands fast and elementary. Although Apple&#8217;s selection of <a href="https://www.apple.com/shop/watch/bands"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">in-house bands</a> all come highly recommended, if you&#8217;re looking to mix things up, there are plenty of Apple Watch outfitters suited to add some fashionable options to <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/AppleWatchSeries4-bands-1-810x602.jpg" alt="The Best Designer Bands for the Apple Watch Series 4" /></div>
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The Best Designer Bands for the Apple Watch Series 4

                                They say &#8220;third time&#8217;s a charm&#8221;, but in the case of the <a href="https://www.apple.com/apple-watch-series-4/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Apple Watch</a>, we believe Cupertino hit the mark the fourth time around with their latest <a href="https://www.apple.com/apple-watch-series-4/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Series 4</a> wearable, an update sporting a number of improvements both physically and technologically that all add up to the best smartwatch available today. Now larger in two sizes – 44mm and 40mm – both models sport an edge-to-edge display offering 30%+ increase in screen size; the new watches are also a smidgen thinner. The good news is even with the larger displays, bands for the previous Series 3 are perfectly compatible, with the latest 4th iteration outfitted with same ingenious push-and-slide mechanism which makes changing out bands fast and elementary. Although Apple&#8217;s selection of <a href="https://www.apple.com/shop/watch/bands"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">in-house bands</a> all come highly recommended, if you&#8217;re looking to mix things up, there are plenty of Apple Watch outfitters suited to add some fashionable options to <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/AppleWatchSeries4-bands-1-810x602.jpg" alt="The Best Designer Bands for the Apple Watch Series 4" /></div>
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Porsche 911 Desk Shifts Into the Write Lane

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/porsche-911-desk-ultimate-writing-machine/porsche-writing-desk-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Porsche-Writing-Desk-4-810x601.jpg" alt="Porsche 911 Desk Shifts Into the Write Lane" /></a>
                                Reactions to this Porsche 911 Writing Desk will undoubtedly unleash opinions galore in 0-60 within a few seconds. But for automotive enthusiasts with an affinity for the identifiable curvilinear back end of the iconic German sports car, this unusual American walnut writing desk created by French custom furniture studio, 3 GJB 17, topped with an original Porsche body panel is an unusual convergence of automotive and home furnishing design.

Though BMW can claim their cars represent the ultimate driving machine, behind this Porsche inspired desk, one could portend the surface as the ultimate writing machine.

3 GJB 17’s team of designers, wood/metalworkers, and coachbuilders coordinated their specific skills to equip the Porsche Writing Desk with a writing surface hidden underneath the louvered Arctic Silver painted rear panel of a Porsche 911. The only other detailing are two adjoining drawers on each side, offering just enough space for a few pens and
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Microsoft’s Top Secret Surface Headphones Project Revealed

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/microsoft-secret-surface-headphones/microsoft-surface-headphones-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Microsoft-surface-headphones-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Microsoft&#8217;s Top Secret Surface Headphones Project Revealed" /></a>
                                When we stepped into Microsoft&#8217;s anechoic chamber within the <a href="https://design-milk.com/microsoft-building-87/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Building 87</a> a few months ago, drowning in the surreal sensation of muted nothingness, we emerged with a few questions about the function of this unusual facility. Microsoft was coy at the time about how they were using the world&#8217;s quietest room on earth, only hinting numerous developing projects were the beneficiary of the room&#8217;s noise canceling properties &#8212; some already known, others yet to be announced. One of those projects has come to light recently: <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-headphones/8nrm8dz2zw43"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Surface Headphones</a>.
Finished with a modern-minimalist aesthetic designed to complement the existing and recently updated Surface product lines, Microsoft’s new headphones were received with great surprise, arguably eclipsing other announcements unveiled during the recent Surface Event. Few were aware Microsoft had invested three years of research and development leading up to the announcement, delivering the rare truly surprising, unleaked product announcement. Outfitted with an array
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Microsoft’s Top Secret Surface Headphones Project Revealed

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/microsoft-secret-surface-headphones/microsoft-surface-headphones-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Microsoft-surface-headphones-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Microsoft&#8217;s Top Secret Surface Headphones Project Revealed" /></a>
                                When we stepped into Microsoft&#8217;s anechoic chamber within the <a href="https://design-milk.com/microsoft-building-87/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Building 87</a> a few months ago, drowning in the surreal sensation of muted nothingness, we emerged with a few questions about the function of this unusual facility. Microsoft was coy at the time about how they were using the world&#8217;s quietest room on earth, only hinting numerous developing projects were the beneficiary of the room&#8217;s noise canceling properties &#8212; some already known, others yet to be announced. One of those projects has come to light recently: <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-headphones/8nrm8dz2zw43"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Surface Headphones</a>.
Finished with a modern-minimalist aesthetic designed to complement the existing and recently updated Surface product lines, Microsoft’s new headphones were received with great surprise, arguably eclipsing other announcements unveiled during the recent Surface Event. Few were aware Microsoft had invested three years of research and development leading up to the announcement, delivering the rare truly surprising, unleaked product announcement. Outfitted with an array
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Clarks Shoes Inspired by Land Rover’s All-Terrain Capabilities

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/land-rover-x-clarks-fall-2018-shoes/landrover_clarks-01-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/LandRover_Clarks-01-4-810x581.jpg" alt="Clarks Shoes Inspired by Land Rover&#8217;s All-Terrain Capabilities" /></a>
                                Even amongst the most passionate driving enthusiasts today, specialized driving shoes are a rarity, the niche segment of footwear designed for the ultimate in gas, brake, and manual transmission, fading faster than the memory of the clutch. More common these days are sneakers drawing inspiration by automotive detailing and silhouettes, primarily cars in the sports car segment. Which makes this <a href="https://www.clarks.co.uk/Clarks-Land-Rover/c/361" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">trio of new all-terrain shoes</a> &#8211; a collaboration between British brands <a href="https://www.landroverusa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Land Rover</a> and <a href="https://www.clarks.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Clarks</a> &#8211; a rare example of footwear inspired by a more rugged segment of vehicles.

Each of the three designs follow the core design principles of “grip, environment, and stability.” The sleek CLR.51N’s woven upper should make for a comfortable city and travel footwear option.

The Life.Limitless collection is composed of three shoe designs inspired by the silhouette and driving personalities of the Land Rover line: the CLR.51N offers the sleekest and most
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BMW Designworks Drives EVA Air Business Class Toward a Luxurious Finish

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bmw-designworks-drives-eva-air-business-class/eva-air-bmw-designworks-1-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/EVA-Air-BMW-Designworks-1-1-810x456.jpg" alt="BMW Designworks Drives EVA Air Business Class Toward a Luxurious Finish" /></a>
                                Squint your eyes just a little bit while looking over the appointments and finish of <a href="https://www.evaair.com/en-us/about-eva-air/news/travel-news/2018-09-20-787.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">EVA Air&#8217;s newly unveiled business class seats</a>, and the automotive design versed might astutely recognize the hand of Bayerische Motoren Werke&#8217;s in the design. In fact, the Taiwanese air carrier did partner with BMW, but via the company&#8217;s dedicated global aviation team, Designworks, to reimagine the business class experience.
As you can see, the partnership has resulted in a highly tailored and contemporary cabin referencing architecture and furniture design. Unlike all too many airline seats – even up in business class – Designworks has done a commendable job of muted sophistication creating a cabin styled in finishes and textures which should age gracefully. Rich natural leather detailed, lie-flat seating complements the warm color palette of wool carpeting, a design scheme extending to the colors of uniforms worn by flight attendants during meal service.

The DUO Turntable Is Designed for Modular Portability

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/duo-turntable-is-designed-for-modular-portability/hym-duo-turntable-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Hym-Duo-Turntable-5-810x378.jpg" alt="The DUO Turntable Is Designed for Modular Portability" /></a>
                                Imagine the offsprings of a vintage 60s turntable with the Bluetooth-enabled Jawbone Jambox (RIP) – and maybe a little bit of that Fisher-Price toy thrown in for good measure – and you&#8217;ve got the makings of this playful and quirky portable sound system design called the DUO.
HYM Seed Audio already makes a larger and more modern all-in-one turntable system called the SEED. But while that system takes on a more Bose design style with larger two 1″ tweeter and two 4″ woofer approach to sound, the DUO is a much smaller proposition combining a turntable with a detachable Bluetooth speaker in just 1.8 lbs and rated for 10 hours of playback per charge. The DUO’s toy-like design belies the fact that the turntable comes equipped with an Audio-Technica AT3600L cartridge, a surprisingly legitimate record needle cartridge for the system. Perhaps even more surprising is the addition of
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The JBL L100 Classic Returns Looking as Modern as Ever

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/jbl-l100-classic-speaker/harman-jbl-l100_a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Harman-JBL-L100_A-810x543.jpg" alt="The JBL L100 Classic Returns Looking as Modern as Ever" /></a>
                                We&#8217;re pretty content listening to music at home with a small cadre of network connected speakers (multi-room convenience during the day, headphone sessions after work). But as owners of a late 70s turntable stereo speaker system, we&#8217;ve still got a foot in the door of audio&#8217;s analog past. A recent loss of output from a pair of vintage speakers revealed the cone drivers had disintegrated into dust. Ever since we&#8217;ve been on the hunt for modestly sized floor/shelf monitors that would complement our system. Lo and behold, the revived <a href="https://www.jblsynthesis.com/productdetail/l100-classic.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">JBL L100 Classic</a>.
According to Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, Luxury Audio, HARMAN – owners of the JBL brand – the original L100 speakers were JBL’s all-time, best-selling loudspeakers and wildly common amongst audiophiles during the 70s. Our original Bang & Olufsen Beovox speakers shared aesthetic similarities in cabinetry and stand design, thus making these newly refreshed speakers an appealing
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Georg Jensen Solves a Design Mystery More Than a Half a Century Later

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/georg-jensen-1041-design-mystery/1041-georg-jensen/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/1041-georg-jensen-810x456.jpg" alt="Georg Jensen Solves a Design Mystery More Than a Half a Century Later" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve been asked to honor non-disclosures and embargoes for a multitude of designs – usually products falling under the realm of technology, automotive, or other products following the ebbs and flows of the consumer market. But several months ago we were asked if we could keep a secret, one made by request and invitation from Danish brand, Georg Jensen. This was something entirely different.
The Copenhagen-based luxury artisan brand would reveal they had been secretly researching and resurrecting a previously lost design, an unrealized sculptural piece by designer Henning Koppel that would see a new life decades later in celebration of his life. It was called the 1041, a name without any real meaning beyond its archival numerical designation. Nicholas Manville, Senior Vice President of Design and Merchandising at Georg Jensen will do a commendable job of building anticipation about the impending reveal, offering us a tour showcasing the skills
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Design Milk Travels to… Berlin

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/design-milk-travels-berlin/dm-berlin-guide/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/DM-Berlin-guide-810x566.jpg" alt="Design Milk Travels to&#8230; Berlin" /></a>
                                Berlin’s edgy and artistic reputation often precedes any first time visitor&#8217;s trip to the German capital, either tainting or painting expectations, depending upon who you’ve spoken with. And no doubt, Berlin&#8217;s nightlife and avant garde scenes remain as vibrant as ever, ready to reward nearly any curiosity with an intensity found nowhere else. But Berlin is also an <a href="http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/creative-cities-network/design/berlin/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">UNESCO City of Design</a>, with its storied hedonistic appetites matched by the city&#8217;s glorious palette of design and architecture spanning the Baroque to the Bauhaus, with a little Postmodern and Brutalist thrown in for good measure.

Photo: Gregory Han

With just under 3.5 million people calling Berlin home – the second most populous city in the European Union – the city is wonderfully diverse and also is recognized as one of the greatest contemporary art destinations in the world. In fact, it can be hard to tell where the galleries
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The Sony FES Watch U’s Main Function Is Fashion

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/electronic-ink-sony-fes-watch-u/sony-fes-watch-33/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Sony-FES-Watch-33-810x501.jpg" alt="The Sony FES Watch U&#8217;s Main Function Is Fashion" /></a>
                                The Apple Watch, and to a lesser extend Android Wear, have garnered the most attention for incorporating a slew of communication and monitoring technologies into a watch form factor. All the while Sony has been quietly working in the background on something more singularly focused on the app-front – the <a href="https://www.sony.co.uk/fes" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sony FES Watch U</a>, a completely customizable watch with an electronic ink face and strap display.
Although Apple and Android watches permit a degree of customization, the Sony FES Watch U raises the stakes to a notable degree by allowing wearers to upload and convert nearly any image from their smartphone via a compatible Sony Closet App to crop and position into a monochromatic design that stretches from watch face all the way across the length of the straps. This bit of customization magic is all made possible thanks to the same display technology found inside the Amazon Kindle e-reader.

The BMW Vision iNext Concept Backseat

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bmw-vision-inext/bmw-vision-inext-10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/bmw-vision-inext-10-810x566.jpg" alt="The BMW Vision iNext Concept Backseat" /></a>
                                The BMW launched the electric powered i3 in 2013, and the pug-shaped high-roof hatchback proved immediately popular amongst urban drivers used to navigating narrow streets and perpetually challenged by scant parking. But the i3 wasn&#8217;t an island unto itself, always planned as the first of several “project i” vehicles. BMW is back with a design noticeably more sexy and dynamic than its hatchback predecessor – a flagship crossover with prognostication written all over it: the BMW Vision iNext Concept.
Chairman of the Board of Management at the BMW Group Harald Krüger calls the iNEXT a project encapsulating and representing BMW’s plans to integrate electric mobility across their entire range of BMW and Mini vehicles, a concept designed to answer the question, “What does a vehicle look like which no longer needs to be driven by a person but can be if desired?” The answer is an electric powered crossover SUV
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The Up Memory Tower’s Modular Hard Drive Stacks Up Storage

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/up-memory-towers-modular-hard-drive/up_memorytower_sideview_3_1750/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/UP_MemoryTower_SideView_3_1750-810x533.jpg" alt="The Up Memory Tower&#8217;s Modular Hard Drive Stacks Up Storage" /></a>
                                Most of us remember stacking up toy blocks as toddlers, the toys teaching us our 1-2-3s and ABCs. <a href="https://work.repponen.com/" rel="show_index external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external" >Anton Repponen&#8217;s</a> <a href="http://work.repponen.com/UP-Memory-Tower"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Up Memory Tower</a> Modular Hard Drive system taps into the same memory in service of memory&#8230;computer data storage memory.
Photographers, video editors, and designers working with hefty image sizes often requiring hard drive storage capacities measured in terabytes, far exceeding the average user safely served by gigabyte capacity storage. In these instances RAID (redundant array of independent disks) servers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices are commonly integrated into workflows where RAW or video files can fill up capacity within minutes, providing large capacities with the option to expand or remove storage to meet professional demands. The UP Memory Tower concept answers this same need, improved with a graphical system integrating numerical markers and color to clearly communicate how much storage is being added or removed. The modular design allows
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Radiolaria #1 Chair Mimics the Intricacies of Microscopic Organisms

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/3d-printed-chair-mimics-microscopic-organisms/radiolaria_manon-van-daal_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Radiolaria_Manon-van-Daal_01-810x540.jpg" alt="Radiolaria #1 Chair Mimics the Intricacies of Microscopic Organisms" /></a>
                                “Nature may seem at first glance random and free-flowing, but if you look on a microscopic level, you can find symmetry and geometry in almost all cell structures.” The salient observation about the natural world&#8217;s smallest lifeforms provides designer <a href="https://www.lilianvandaal.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lilian van Daal</a> the framework for exploring the functional forms of unicellular micro-organisms and turning it into, Radiolaria #1, a most unique 3D printed chair made with 100% recycled polymer powder pieces without a drop of glue.
Designer van Daal’s careful observation of the intricacies of flowers and the mycelium networks of fungi, alongside the symmetrical of skeletal structures of Radiolaria and Bryozoa zooplankton all provided inspiration for a 3D printed seating solution assembled into a lattice – sans any requirement of glue. Each polymer piece is made of recycled polyamide/PA 12 developed by 3D printing company, Oceanz, providing not only flexible strength, but also requiring less material for manufacturing.

The NU:RO Minimalist Analog Watch

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nuro-watch/nuro_angle_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/NURO_Angle_1-810x566.jpg" alt="The NU:RO Minimalist Analog Watch" /></a>
                                The concept behind Brooklyn-based design studio Anton &amp; Irene&#8217;s analog wrist watch <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antonandirene/nu-ro-minimalist-analog-watch"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NU:RO</a> is a fairly simple idea executed with laudable refinement: two rotating numerical dials meeting at the center, with hours and minutes highlighted by the graphical outline of an hourglass.

The NU:RO’s 40mm diameter 316L stainless steel case is housed behind sapphire crystal glass.

Designers Anton Repponen and Irene Pereyra decided to make the leap into product design to produce the analog NU:RO watch themselves eight years after proposing the design. Those interested in this minimalist expression of time have only till October 10th to fund the studio’s Kickstarter campaign. A $300 pledge offers investors the option to choose from three different bands – black leather, white leather or stainless steel mesh (vegan) – along with the option to buy an extremely limited edition sculpture by Shantell Martin formed to complement the NU:RO wrist watch. The NU:RO is a late bloomer,
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The Volvo 360c Concept Imagines Autonomous Business Class Travel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/volvo-360c-concept/volvo-360c-concept-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Volvo-360c-concept-5-810x456.jpg" alt="The Volvo 360c Concept Imagines Autonomous Business Class Travel" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;ve ever flown a transcontinental flight in either business or first class, the appeal of a fully autonomous car ride outfitted with the connected comforts of a mobile office space is immediately evident. Instead of simply being a passenger, the <a href="https://www.volvocars.com/intl" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Volvo Car’s</a> 360c autonomous concept imagines driverless travel offering valuable time to enjoy the commute, work, and even sleep in the privacy and confines of a luxurious cabin on four wheels.
Volvo Car’s Mårten Levenstam describes the 360c as a “conversation starter” rather than a predestined design for the Swedish automobile manufacturer – an exploration of possibilities autonomous technology may impart onto society and infrastructure. These changes are obviously directed at delivering a first-class private cabin experience in parallel to upper tier air travel, moving passengers door to door without the friction of public transportation or even private modes shared amongst passengers today. From Mårten Levenstam, senior vice president
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Hedley & Bennett X Richer Poorer Toe the Line Between Design and Duty

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hedley-bennett-x-richer-poorer-socks/hedleybennett_socks_6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/HedleyBennett_socks_6-810x540.jpg" alt="Hedley &#038; Bennett X Richer Poorer Toe the Line Between Design and Duty" /></a>
                                It seems everywhere you look – television, magazines, food sites, and inside the world&#8217;s best restaurants – if there&#8217;s a chef working, there&#8217;s a good chance you&#8217;ll spot a <a href="https://www.hedleyandbennett.com/collections/all-aprons"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hedley &amp; Bennett apron</a>, identifiable by their unmistakable red ampersand logo. The aprons have become synonymous with the rising generation of younger chefs around the globe, becoming nearly as ubiquitous as avocado toast on brunch menus. And now they&#8217;ve set sights on adorning the feet of chefs, bartenders, servers, and any hustling creative in similar colorful fashion.
Hedley & Bennett founder Ellen Bennett represents the inspirational epitome of the scrappy one-person operation hustling into a multimillion-dollar operation, earning the title of “Culinary World’s Apron Queen” for her unceasing drive and efforts combining serving the functional needs required of cooking professionals with her keen eye for fashionable expression. Looking at their vast catalog of patterns and fabrics, it’s then
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Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Edge Sonically Circular Design Reveals a Delightful Surprise

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/353389-2/bo_beosound_edge-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/BO_Beosound_Edge-3-810x464.jpg" alt="Bang &#038; Olufsen&#8217;s Beosound Edge Sonically Circular Design Reveals a Delightful Surprise" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/beosound-edge"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Beosound Edge</a> by Bang &amp; Olufsen is a conundrum, a newly unveiled wireless audio speaker realized as a statement of minimalism, yet also unapologetically the sort of bold statement piece that elicits the curious to ask, &#8220;what is that?&#8221;

Designed to be placed onto the floor or wall-mounted as above, the speaker is discreetly outfitted with proximity sensors engineered to turn on the speaker’s aluminum surface touch interface. A close inspection reveals microscopic holes created with lasers for this touch controls.

Designer Michael Anastassiades – whose portfolio for his eponymous London-based studio reveals a profound curiosity for exploring the spare long note of minimalist expression – is responsible for this latest audio design for the luxe Danish heritage brand. Reimagining the wireless speaker as a centerpiece object lends itself to complication, but here Anastassiades distills the speaker to its simplest form – a circle. The typical trappings of an electronic audio device
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