Studio Hagel Remixes 3D Printed Adidas ALPHAEDGE 4D

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-hagel-remixes-3d-printed-adidas-alphaedge-4d/studiohagel-remix-adidas/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/StudioHagel-Remix-adidas-810x609.jpg" alt="Studio Hagel Remixes 3D Printed Adidas ALPHAEDGE 4D" /></a>
                                Oxygen and light applied onto liquid polymer. That&#8217;s the formula <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adidas</a> is using to manufacture their latest generation of footwear, the <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us/alphaedge-4d-shoes/AC8485.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ALPHAEDGE 4D</a>. Digital Light Synthesis was developed with <a href="https://www.carbon3d.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carbon</a> to allow the footwear makers to tailor midsole structure for cushioning, stability, and comfort specific to the weight and activity of its wearer. Now Amsterdam’s <a href="http://www.studiohagel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Hagel</a> is using the 3D-printed midsoles and compositing a hybrid shoe as componetry to reconstruct their own unique hi-top reinterpretation.
From Andy Barr, Adidas’s global category director for running:
With AlphaEdge 4D our goal is to enhance the athlete’s preparation for their sport. Running is the foundation of every athlete’s training and at adidas we understand that each athlete exhibits different movement patterns based on their sport, stature and gender.
The original goals of the ALPHAEDGE 4D as stated above – available domestically in the US since February – may have been motivated in
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Symbol Audio Modern Record Player Places Sound on a Pedestal

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/symbol-audio-modern-record-player/symbolaudio-mrp-black-_-white/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/SymbolAudio-MRP-Black-_-White-810x810.jpg" alt="Symbol Audio Modern Record Player Places Sound on a Pedestal" /></a>
                                If one was to describe New York Hudson Valley based design studio, <a href="http://www.symbolaudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Symbol Audio&#8217;s</a> body of work, it would be philosophically a recognition of yesterday executed technologically and aesthetically with the solutions of today. <a href="https://design-milk.com/symbol-stereo-console-part-furniture-part-audio-component/" data-wpel-link="internal">Their designs</a> nod back to a time when audio systems married componetry with a decor-friendly aesthetic, equipped with features serving how we listen to music in the digital era. Ironically enough, this includes the popular resurgence of vinyl. Thus, their newly revealed Modern Record Player is an audiophile record player paired with wi-fi connectivity and storage solutions designed to hide away digital accessories.
A 2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards Finalist, the Modern Record Player is sure to remind design-versed minds of Dieter Rams’ iconic Braun SK55, especially in its all-white iteration. Sharing a vented speaker front design with controls filtered of excess ornamentation, Symbol Audio’s modern day version houses a custom-built class AB amplifier powering custom-engineered speakers
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Native Union x La Boite PR/01 Speaker Conceals Cords and History

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/native-union-x-la-boite-pr-01-speaker/nu-x-la-boite_speaker_img2_highres/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/NU-X-LA-Boite_Speaker_IMG2_HighRes-810x540.jpg" alt="Native Union x La Boite PR/01 Speaker Conceals Cords and History" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s wholly understandable if you mistook the <a href="http://pr01.laboiteconcept.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Native Union x La Boite Concept PR / 01</a> Bluetooth speaker for a vintage stereo speaker that lost its secondary partner. From all appearances, its wood cabinetry and metal trim hint of a time when &#8220;hi-fidelity&#8221; systems aspired to look as fine as they sound – it&#8217;s a speaker designed not to only look the part of audiophile equipment from decades ago, but engineered to sound like one too.
The exterior design is only one half of the PR / 01 story – the rest resides hidden away within. Inside the classic wood and aluminum cabinetry the French acoustics specialist at La Boite reutilized a patent originally developed by the company’s Cagniard family back in the 1976; it required seven years to turn intent to reality. Adapted to support new digital technologies of today, the Active Pression Reflex utilizes two speakers housed within a multi-amplified
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Designing an Experience: Behind the Scenes at MIDO 2018

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                                The internet has undoubtedly made the world a smaller place, erasing distances, and assisting collaborative efforts between parties across the globe. Even so, industries with international reach like design, fashion, and technology still rely upon trade shows to allow designers, manufacturers, buyers, and even occasionally the public to congregate under one roof for valuable hands-on, in-person interactions to learn what&#8217;s on the horizon.
After attending MIDO – the world’s largest international eyewear show hosted each year in Milan, Italy – for three years in a row, we recognized an ideal opportunity to investigate the behind-the-scenes logistics, planning, and design of a trade show attended by over 1,300 exhibitors and 58,000 attendees from around the world. Though much is reported about what is on display at trade shows, rarely are the details of trade shows themselves revealed. We spoke with both Giovanni Vitaloni, the newly appointed President of MIDO, and Francesco Pagliariccio,
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The Truck Surf Hotel Is a 2-Story Hotel on 6-Wheels

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/truck-surf-is-a-hotel-on-6-wheels/truck-surf-hotel/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/truck-surf-hotel-810x540.jpg" alt="The Truck Surf Hotel Is a 2-Story Hotel on 6-Wheels" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/vehicles/trucks/the-new-actros-2/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mercedes-Benz Actros</a> has been relied upon for years as a long distance transport truck designed efficiently to deliver goods from point A to be point B – a practical vehicle with a few luxe features designed to keep truck drivers happy. But Daniela Carneiro and Eduardo Ribeiro envisioned the potential for something remarkably different, a long hauler intended to appeal to those chasing waves. Modified with a custom hydraulic system and the additional double decker accommodations, their <a href="http://trucksurfhotel.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Truck Surf Hotel</a> offers one of the most unique travel experiences available today.
The Truck Surf Hotel concept combines the comforts of a hotel or Airbnb with the adventurous “go anywhere” possibilities of a recreational vehicle. Inspired by their own travels in a camper van chasing waves across Europe and Africa, surfers Carneiro and Ribeiro designed the Truck Surf Hotel as a mobile solution inviting similarly spirited surfers and adventurers to be driven to
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The Dina Is One Part Lamp, One Part Piggybank

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/dina-one-part-lamp-one-part-piggybank/moak-studio-dina-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Moak-Studio-Dina-1-810x515.jpg" alt="The Dina Is One Part Lamp, One Part Piggybank" /></a>
                                Even at quick glance, it&#8217;s obvious the <a href="http://www.moakstudio.com/dina-lamp" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dina</a> isn&#8217;t your everyday table lamp. Maybe it&#8217;s the lamp&#8217;s unusual bottom heavy dimensions that first draws curiosity, or perhaps the tactile temptation of its light wood pull switch jutting in contrast from its black base. Most likely, it&#8217;s the curious inclusion of a coin slot located at the top of the lamp shade that most piques interest. The sum is an interactive lamp conceived to convert coins into illumination, and also, curiosity into thoughtful consideration about the cost of convenience.

The Dina is turned off with a simple pull of its wooden sphere pull-switch, turning off the light and also dropping the coin into a savings receptacle (explaining the lamp’s unusual proportions).

The Dina lamp is the brainchild of Colombian MOAK Studio – a team whose playful outfit of household technology includes a lamp activated by breath and a radio with a
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A Portable Power Pack With a Magnetic Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bunk/bunk-wireless-battery-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Bunk-Wireless-battery-4-810x501.jpg" alt="A Portable Power Pack With a Magnetic Design" /></a>
                                Despite optimistic claims most every smartphone manufacturer throws out with every iteration, even with moderate use, our phones often require a recharge at some point in the day. Statistically speaking, that means 80% of smartphone users will seek to plug in or wireless recharge. <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/58206713/Bunk-The-wireless-smartphone-battery"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bunk</a> is designed to make recharging easier without the weight and wait of existing extra power sources.
Designer Will Kail’s solution sits somewhere between a separate power module and a case with a built-in battery pack. Bunk is engineered as a “100% wireless, hot-swappable battery pack” and will snap magnetically onto the back of smartphones for quicker and supremely easier recharging.

The vibrant terrazzo finish offers a colorful punch to the power source.

Eliminating the need to connect a cable to charge or adding the extra bulk of a integrated battery pack solution required of some cases, the Bunk brings a lightweight mobile element to the
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The Work From Hawaii Live/Work Residency Program

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hawaii-creatives-live-work-residency/hvcb_wfh_oahu_-surfjack_272/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/HVCB_WFH_OAHU_-SurfJack_272-810x541.jpg" alt="The Work From Hawaii Live/Work Residency Program" /></a>
                                Our love for the Hawaiian islands as a <a href="https://design-milk.com/design-milk-travels-honolulu-hawaii/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">travel destination</a> is already well established. If we&#8217;re not there, we&#8217;re often thinking about a return visit, with each of the islands offering distinct experiences. Which makes the <a href="http://workfromhawaii.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Work From Hawaii</a> (WFH) – the island state&#8217;s newly announced sponsored work/study program aimed at mainlanders operating within the creative fields – a most enticing proposition. Because who wouldn&#8217;t want to work remotely from one of six unique workspaces tailored specifically to benefit their work in the design, art, music, science, and writing fields?
Created by the Hawaii Tourism United States (HTUSA) as a response to the explosion of “workcations” and the ubiquity of digital tools permitting creatives to work anywhere, at any time, the Work From Hawaii (WFH) residency is comprised of six unique programs scheduled for a week’s stay from one of the six islands:

The Location Scout (Kaua‘i)

A residency designed
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Gather Is a Designer’s Dream Decluttering Solution

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/gather-is-a-designers-dream-decluttering-solution/gather-lifestyle-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/gather-lifestyle-2-810x540.jpg" alt="Gather Is a Designer&#8217;s Dream Decluttering Solution" /></a>
                                Designer Jeff Sheldon ran into the same dilemma designers, artists, musicians, and anyone else with a perpetually busy work surface encounters. &#8220;Since I spend a lot of time working in my home office, I put a lot of thought into designing my ideal desk setup where I can be productive and stay inspired as I handle the many different parts of running my business. One of the things I always wanted was a central place to hold the small things that constantly cluttered up my desk.&#8221; Sheldon&#8217;s search didn&#8217;t conclude with a purchase, but with the launch of his own design: <a href="https://gathersystem.com/about/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Gather</a>.

“Over the course of 3 years, I worked through dozens of prototypes and sketches to dial in every detail. I went from chopping up rough foam models with a pocket knife all the way to working with industrial design engineers to produce 3D-models and technical drawings that

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ROAM Introduces First Online Customizable Luggage

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/roam-introduces-online-customizable-luggage/roam_group_blue_259_greencream/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roam_Group_Blue_259_GreenCream-810x595.jpg" alt="ROAM Introduces First Online Customizable Luggage" /></a>
                                Founded by two former Tumi executives, <a href="https://roamluggage.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ROAM</a> launches as the first luggage brand introducing a level of made-to-order, online personalization previously unseen, allowing travelers to customize their luggage so they never get lost amongst the procession of me-too designs popping out onto the airport carousel.
Customers are invited to make their ROAM polycarbonate shell (our personal preferred style of luggage to travel with noting polycarbonate’s ability to protect valuables within) case luggage their very own by choosing from a selection of options including outer shell colors, wheel caps, stitching, zipper and zipper pulls, binding, carry-handle, monogram patch and telescoping handle rods. Each piece is assembled in California before shipping in just three business days. “Mass-produced products have lost their appeal to modern consumers who increasingly look for opportunities for self-expression in everything they do. The desire to express their individuality includes their choice in luggage,” says Co-Founder and CEO Larry Lein.
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The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ufo-lift-desk-standing-desk/pavel_vetrov-ufo-lift-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Pavel_Vetrov-UFO-Lift-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design" /></a>
                                Designer <a href="http://www.pavelvetrov.com/product/ufo-desk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pavel Vetrov&#8217;s UFO Lift</a> desk designed for Russian home decor brand <a href="https://zegen.ua/ru"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zegen</a> is a refreshingly contemporary reinterpretation of the standing desk subtracted of many of the more unsightly elements associated with working from a computer while standing up. Complete with a work surface designed to lift or return to a seated position at the touch of a button, its modern design is partnered with an integrated vertical storage and display system that gives users an easy sight line to their sidekick mobile device screens.
The UFO Lift’s metal frame with wood top design is partnered with a two-button lift motor inviting users to switch between sitting and standing with ease. A stretch of multi-functional metal stands positioned at the back of the desk surface is designed to hold phones, tablets, or books upright, open, and at arm’s length while working. The limitations of a single drawer underneath won’t allow for an
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The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ufo-lift-desk-standing-desk/pavel_vetrov-ufo-lift-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Pavel_Vetrov-UFO-Lift-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design" /></a>
                                Designer <a href="http://www.pavelvetrov.com/product/ufo-desk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pavel Vetrov&#8217;s UFO Lift</a> desk designed for Russian home decor brand <a href="https://zegen.ua/ru"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zegen</a> is a refreshingly contemporary reinterpretation of the standing desk subtracted of many of the more unsightly elements associated with working from a computer while standing up. Complete with a work surface designed to lift or return to a seated position at the touch of a button, its modern design is partnered with an integrated vertical storage and display system that gives users an easy sight line to their sidekick mobile device screens.
The UFO Lift’s metal frame with wood top design is partnered with a two-button lift motor inviting users to switch between sitting and standing with ease. A stretch of multi-functional metal stands positioned at the back of the desk surface is designed to hold phones, tablets, or books upright, open, and at arm’s length while working. The limitations of a single drawer underneath won’t allow for an
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The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ufo-lift-desk-standing-desk/pavel_vetrov-ufo-lift-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Pavel_Vetrov-UFO-Lift-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design" /></a>
                                Designer <a href="http://www.pavelvetrov.com/product/ufo-desk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pavel Vetrov&#8217;s UFO Lift</a> desk designed for Russian home decor brand <a href="https://zegen.ua/ru"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zegen</a> is a refreshingly contemporary reinterpretation of the standing desk subtracted of many of the more unsightly elements associated with working from a computer while standing up. Complete with a work surface designed to lift or return to a seated position at the touch of a button, its modern design is partnered with an integrated vertical storage and display system that gives users an easy sight line to their sidekick mobile device screens.
The UFO Lift’s metal frame with wood top design is partnered with a two-button lift motor inviting users to switch between sitting and standing with ease. A stretch of multi-functional metal stands positioned at the back of the desk surface is designed to hold phones, tablets, or books upright, open, and at arm’s length while working. The limitations of a single drawer underneath won’t allow for an
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An Interview With Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/interview-greg-warner-walker-warner-architects/walker_warner_philpotts-kalihiwai_ranch-0905/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Walker_Warner_Philpotts-Kalihiwai_Ranch-0905-810x539.jpg" alt="An Interview With Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects" /></a>
                                Writer Eckhart Tolle once professed, &#8220;<em>Memories are thoughts that arise. They&#8217;re not realities</em>&#8220;, an observation intended to demystify the stifling hold a past may have in shaping the future. Yet, in reviewing the breadth of Hawaii-born architect <a href="https://www.walkerwarner.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Greg Warner&#8217;s</a> work, one recognizes the possibilities of utilizing memory – whether personal, collective, or historical – positively, as a tool transporting solutions awaiting <em>re</em>discovery. In a profession often demanding the erasure of the past, Walker Warner&#8217;s designs across Hawaii express a profound respect for the pre-existing in relation to the imagined future, a contextual designer whose utilization of remembrance of land, people, architecture, and lifestyle has resulted in some of the finest modern residences across the Hawaiian islands.

Kalihiwai Pavilion. Kauai, Hawaii. 

In speaking with Warner, one gets the impression the architect has discovered an agreeable balance between dreaming and doing. His thoughtful observations arrive as naturally and
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An Interview With Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/interview-greg-warner-walker-warner-architects/walker_warner_philpotts-kalihiwai_ranch-0905/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Walker_Warner_Philpotts-Kalihiwai_Ranch-0905-810x539.jpg" alt="An Interview With Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects" /></a>
                                Writer Eckhart Tolle once professed, &#8220;<em>Memories are thoughts that arise. They&#8217;re not realities</em>&#8220;, an observation intended to demystify the stifling hold a past may have in shaping the future. Yet, in reviewing the breadth of Hawaii-born architect <a href="https://www.walkerwarner.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Greg Warner&#8217;s</a> work, one recognizes the possibilities of utilizing memory – whether personal, collective, or historical – positively, as a tool transporting solutions awaiting <em>re</em>discovery. In a profession often demanding the erasure of the past, Walker Warner&#8217;s designs across Hawaii express a profound respect for the pre-existing in relation to the imagined future, a contextual designer whose utilization of remembrance of land, people, architecture, and lifestyle has resulted in some of the finest modern residences across the Hawaiian islands.

Kalihiwai Pavilion. Kauai, Hawaii. 

In speaking with Warner, one gets the impression the architect has discovered an agreeable balance between dreaming and doing. His thoughtful observations arrive as naturally and
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An Interview With Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/interview-greg-warner-walker-warner-architects/walker_warner_philpotts-kalihiwai_ranch-0905/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Walker_Warner_Philpotts-Kalihiwai_Ranch-0905-810x539.jpg" alt="An Interview With Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects" /></a>
                                Writer Eckhart Tolle once professed, &#8220;<em>Memories are thoughts that arise. They&#8217;re not realities</em>&#8220;, an observation intended to demystify the stifling hold a past may have in shaping the future. Yet, in reviewing the breadth of Hawaii-born architect <a href="https://www.walkerwarner.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Greg Warner&#8217;s</a> work, one recognizes the possibilities of utilizing memory – whether personal, collective, or historical – positively, as a tool transporting solutions awaiting <em>re</em>discovery. In a profession often demanding the erasure of the past, Walker Warner&#8217;s designs across Hawaii express a profound respect for the pre-existing in relation to the imagined future, a contextual designer whose utilization of remembrance of land, people, architecture, and lifestyle has resulted in some of the finest modern residences across the Hawaiian islands.

Kalihiwai Pavilion. Kauai, Hawaii. 

In speaking with Warner, one gets the impression the architect has discovered an agreeable balance between dreaming and doing. His thoughtful observations arrive as naturally and
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The Playfully Pastel Permafrost x MINISO Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/permafrost/permafrost-x-miniso-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/permafrost-x-miniso-5-810x537.jpg" alt="The Playfully Pastel Permafrost x MINISO Collection" /></a>
                                Norwegian design studio <a href="http://permafrost.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Permafrost</a> lends their lively talents for youthful forms and soothing colors to imbue the Japanese retail brand <a href="http://www.miniso.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MINISO&#8217;s</a> collection of audio, lighting, and home comfort devices with the inviting playfulness often absent in the electronics category.
Between the pacific palette of pastels and soft matte surfaces adorning the Permafrost X MINISO collection, each piece invites a curious need to touch, investigate, and use each of the designs, evoking our dormant childhood memories of our favorite playthings. The entirety of the collection – a portable Bluetooth speaker, mushroom-shaped USB memory sticks, wired earphones and headphones, a small desk fan, and perhaps the cutest USB-powered LED desk lamp on two feet – are simple and singular in their function, wonderfully obvious in purpose. Considering the overcomplexity of many devices available today, it’s a welcoming distillation of form in service of enjoyment.

Joué Turns Music Making into a Touch, Tap, and Slide Experience

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/joue-midi-digital-instrument/joue-main-picture/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Joue-Main-Picture-810x540.jpg" alt="Joué Turns Music Making into a Touch, Tap, and Slide Experience" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mistersenbei/videos/10156396685373203/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">video</a> begins deliberately slow – a delicate two-finger melody by electronic musician Senbei. The notes blossom eventually into an expressive full-bodied performance with the deft and expressive precision of turntablism, composed to celebrate the arrival of sakura flowers. Written to showcase the expansive capabilities of <a href="http://www.play-joue.com/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Joué</a>, a modular MIDI controller with a polyphonic pressure sensor platform engineered to work with an array of color-coded modules, the song and video are a convincing example of the potential of composing music guided by touch and color.
Born out of a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding phase, the Joué is now represented by a more refined industrial design constructed of wood and metal. The modular MIDI instrument works with graphically-coded and pressure sensitive soft touch elastic “magic” modules, each designed to be quickly switched on and off as needed, replicating an array of instruments, like keyboards, guitar strings, drums pads, or in the case of Senbei, the
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This Former Lexus Engineer Designed a Highly Customizable Furniture System

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/former-lexus-engineer-aalo-furniture-system/aalo-desk-edit-edit/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Aalo-desk-Edit-Edit-810x540.jpg" alt="This Former Lexus Engineer Designed a Highly Customizable Furniture System" /></a>
                                Whether due to the instability of fledgling careers, or the unexpected shuffle of salad day relationships, it&#8217;s not uncommon for young renters to call numerous addresses &#8220;home&#8221; in just the span of a few years. Designer Sejun Park cites his own personal struggles as a young urban denizen tasked with furnishing various sized and challenging interiors as the impetus for developing <a href="https://shop.aalo.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Aalo</a>, an online modular furnishing system that elevates the act of DIY with its stylish simplicity and adaptability.
“As a city dweller I was moving between places quite often, which meant my space arrangements were frequently changing. Each time I struggled to find furniture items that would fit my new space perfectly, and there were no good options, “says Park, “Customized furniture were simply out of my budget, and trying to create a DIY solution required time, money, and special tools. I began experimenting with various materials, manufacturing
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Maude Wants to Design Your Next Intimate Moment

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                                It&#8217;s not by chance nor mistake newly announced <a href="https://getmaude.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maude</a> – a line of sex essentials comprised of condoms, lubricants, and a personal massager – appears branded for an entirely new generation. Founders Eva Goicochea and Dina Epstein intentionally set out to challenge the status quo, imbuing their nascent line of sex positive tools with a distinctly inclusive unisex spirit designed to strip away embarrassment and elevate sex for all.

The Vibe’s sculptural profile evokes the gentle attention of a ceramic shaped by the hands of Eva Zeisel, but instead houses a 3-speed waterproof personal massager covered in soft-touch silicone, rated for a runtime of up to 2.5 hours.

Sex made simple – the succinct statement operates as both an ethos and mission statement for Maude’s founders. “When conceptualizing Maude, we kept coming back to the idea of human-centered design for the products. When you think about how these products have
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