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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Loewe Bild 5 Colour Code TV Tunes Into Bauhaus Color Theory

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/loewe-bild-5-colour-code-bauhaus-television/loewe-bild5-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Loewe-bild5-5-810x486.jpg" alt="Loewe Bild 5 Colour Code TV Tunes Into Bauhaus Color Theory" /></a>
                                How many television designs would claim the Bauhaus as the source of their inspiration? To our knowledge, only one: the recently announced <a href="https://bodosperlein.com/blogs/journal/loewe-bild-5-colour-code"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loewe bild 5 OLED designed with German designer and creative director Bodo Sperlein</a> in collaboration with the German electronics giant and just announced at IFA 2018.
Revealed in three colors – Himalayan Rosé, Fog Blue, and perhaps most bold and daring, Citrine Yellow – each OLED television sits upon a three-legged oak floor stand. Bodo Sperlein calls the three-color palette one inspired by the theories of Bauhaus designer and theorist, Johannes Itten, one revealed on the eve of celebrating the Bauhaus’ 100th anniversary. Itten is known for identifying the relationship and efficacy of color combinations according to human perception, devising seven methodologies for color coordination guided by a hue’s contrasting properties. The connection seems mostly an aesthetic exercise, one arguably connecting personalized technology with the realm of luxury
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Naked Labs 3D Body Scanner Is the Most Honest Mirror Ever Made

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/naked-labs-3d-body-scanning-mirror-offers/nakedlabs-mirror/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/NakedLabs-mirror-810x602.jpg" alt="Naked Labs 3D Body Scanner Is the Most Honest Mirror Ever Made" /></a>
                                <a href="https://nakedlabs.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Naked Labs</a> wants to be brutally honest with us about our bodies in a way a mirror, scale, and maybe a personal trainer could never deliver – a full-length mirror equipped with an array of 3 Intel RealSense depth sensors designed to accurately capture the body in all its glory, producing a 3D model in just 15 seconds. Aimed to aid fitness enthusiasts and athletes in tracking their head-to-toe measurements and body fat percentage with a greater level of accuracy than formerly available at home scales, this is either a dream or nightmare.
The Naked is actually a vertically-oriented personal computer housed in the form factor of a mirror, complete with its own Intel x86 processor outfitted with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD drive inside to crunch data captured by the trio of Intel RealSense 410 series cameras. Accompanied with a sidekick scale, the system captures not only
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Jaguar’s “Most Beautiful Car in the World” Goes Fully Electric

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/jaguar-most-beautiful-electric-car/j_classic_e-type_zero_production_240818_03/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/J_Classic_E-type_Zero_Production_240818_03-810x483.jpg" alt="Jaguar&#8217;s &#8220;Most Beautiful Car in the World&#8221; Goes Fully Electric" /></a>
                                The general rule is it&#8217;s considered uncouth to upstage the bride and groom at their own wedding. But when it&#8217;s the iconic Jaguar E-Type we&#8217;re talking about, even royalty can make an exception. <span style="letter-spacing: 0.13px;">Prince Harry and Meghan Markle&#8217;s electrified matrimonial <a href="https://www.jaguar.com/about-jaguar/jaguar-classic/authentic-cars/conceptzero.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jaguar E-Type Zero</a> sparked such great interest with its appearance at the conclusion of the Royal Wedding this past May, the British luxury automotive manufacturer decided to turn a one-off fairytale into the reality of a production vehicle.</span>

The Jaguar E-type Zero concept held court at Monterey Car Week’s The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, showing off its orange clad block of batteries underneath a tastefully painted Bespoke Bronze hood.

Though our own interest in the royal wedding itself was admittedly tepid at best, word of their one-of-kind electrified rendition of the iconic monocoque 1968 British sports car being duplicated for production definitely ignited an audible amount of approval and wide-eyed interest
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Converse x Dr. Woo ‘Wear to Reveal’ Highlights the Beauty in Breakdown

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/converse-dr-woo-wear-to-reveal/converse-x-dr-woo-group/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Converse-x-Dr.-Woo-Group-810x597.jpg" alt="Converse x Dr. Woo &#8216;Wear to Reveal&#8217; Highlights the Beauty in Breakdown" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.converse.com/us/en_us/c/converse" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Converse Chucks</a> stand as the antithesis of greater sneaker culture. Where sneaker fiends often spend an inordinate amount of time, care, and money keeping kicks immaculate, Chucks are purposely worn down for months or even years to attain a certain well-worn aesthetic. Like denim, the tears, rips, and shreds marring the surface are celebrated – desirable tattoos of age. It makes sense then the latest <a href="https://news.nike.com/news/converse-dr-woo-chuck-70-reveal"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Converse x Dr. Woo</a> collaboration accentuates this aspect of Chucks culture into a fashionable feature with the ‘Wear to Reveal’ collection.
The artist’s previous collaborative collection used embroidery to represent Brian Woo’s notable talents as a skin artist to the stars. The sequel takes a more dimensional route, purposely tearing apart small sections of the Converse Chuck 70 black or white canvas silhouette, revealing another colorful layer of pattern awaiting underneath to be exposed with time (or ripped, if patience isn’t your thing). In time with
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Behind the Doors of Microsoft’s Building 87

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                                I&#8217;m standing in the quietest room on earth with Ralf Groene, Microsoft&#8217;s head of design, and Hundraj Gopal, the speech/hearing scientist and principal force behind the creation of this chamber. The two seem barely able to contain a giddy palpable excitement as they ready me for an unusual experience of the senses. &#8220;Are you ready?&#8221; they&#8217;ll ask with a magician&#8217;s dramatic pause, before closing the enormous padded bank vault-like door and completely enveloping us in a morass of darkness and silence.

Ralf Groene, Microsoft’s head of design, with unnamed Microsoft employee.

The anechoic chamber is located deep inside Microsoft’s Building 87 – or  “B87” as it’s commonly referred to on campus – one of 125 buildings that has populated the Microsoft’s 500-acre Redmond, Washington campus. Despite its unassuming exterior (a concrete box exterior imagined as ‘Brutalist lite’), Building 87 is special, with a unique reputation amongst an ocean of other buildings dedicated to
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The Adidas Grit Emulates the Sinking Feeling of Running on Sand

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/adidas-grit-emulates-the-sinking-feeling-of-running-on-sand/adidas-grit-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/adidas-grit-5-810x404.jpg" alt="The Adidas Grit Emulates the Sinking Feeling of Running on Sand" /></a>
                                Running on soft sand sucks. Even amongst professional athletes, the explosive speed and lasting endurance normally on tap evaporates quickly when feet hit sand. But research shows the risk of injury declines while endurance improves training upon the impact-absorbing surface. Thus, the workout has garnered popularity with professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. Designer <a href="https://www.aarishnetarwala.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aarish Netarwala&#8217;s</a> resistance-producing concept shoes for Adidas replicates the same physical challenge with a baroque 3D-printed lattice designed to suck away energy and strengthen muscles with every foot strike – all without the hassle of getting sand in-between the toes.

“Fatigue Faster” doesn’t normally have a ring to it, but in explosive strength optimization, it might sell.

Athletes have long turned to running on sand to strengthen muscles and improve endurance, all without the wear and tear associated with pounding concrete. It’s a habit Netarwala observed amongst athletes training across the challenging sandy incline of Sand
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This Cute Self-Driving Car May One Day Deliver Your Groceries

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nuro-self-driving-electric-car/nuro-autonomous-delivery-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Nuro-autonomous-delivery-4-810x479.jpg" alt="This Cute Self-Driving Car May One Day Deliver Your Groceries" /></a>
                                The race to get autonomous vehicles onto roads has primarily steered toward getting passengers into self-driving vehicles. Yet, despite all of the promises, investments, and press, artificial intelligence still seems more than a few upgrades away from confidently ensuring safety for riders at a fully autonomous level. Perhaps it won&#8217;t be passengers, but driverless delivered groceries like the <a href="https://nuro.ai/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nuro R1 driverless delivery van</a> that will provide the public with their real first experience with fully AI-operated vehicles.
Launched by two ex-Google engineers, the all-electric R1 errand vehicle navigates traffic using a combination of LiDAR, radars, and cameras – all located across the top of the vehicle and hidden within the shape of an arcing handle. Without any seats nor even the option for a driver, the majority of the vehicle’s interior has been optimized to carry a payload of groceries from warehouse distribution centers directly to customers’ doors for a $5.95 flat
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Preciosa Chromo Lamp Lifts Spirits with Chromotherapy

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/preciosa-chromo-table-lamp-chromotherapy/preciosa-chromo-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Preciosa-chromo-2-810x401.jpg" alt="Preciosa Chromo Lamp Lifts Spirits with Chromotherapy" /></a>
                                Prague-based <a href="https://www.preciosalighting.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Preciosa Lighting</a> sheds light onto the ancient belief in the healing powers of color through a small collection of Art Deco-inspired sculptural table lamps designed in partnership with Spanish studio, <a href="http://www.mutdesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MUT</a>.
Recently revealed as part of Wallpaper* Handmade, the Chromo table lamp was displayed amongst other furniture and accessories for a curated exhibition titled, “Wellness & Wonder.” Each lamp is comprised by a large colored glass piece and a set of curved glass pipes wrapped around a central metal U. A neon tube hidden at the center in coordination with LED lights at the base of the glass pipes project a mood-enhancing glow. The lamps are constructed in the oldest known region of the Czech Republic in Bohemia, renowned for their unmatched glassmaking abilities. Preciosa craftsmen were guided by the modernist directions of Spanish studio MUT to apply their traditional chandelier and crystal jewelry manufacturing skills to produce these graphic expressions
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8 Practical Home Tools Designed For Tasks of Necessity

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                                There are certain practical appliances, tools, and technologies we all keep around the house not because we necessarily love them, but because we recognize we need them – objects of a pragmatic nature that easily become eyesores because generally aesthetic considerations are deemed secondary. It&#8217;s not always possible to hide away these everyday objects, so we&#8217;ve always kept an eye out for designs elevating the mundane and functional to something worth celebrating. Here are 8 of our favorite home tools you&#8217;ll never be ashamed leaving out in the open.
OnHub Makers
Google’s 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi band emitting cylindrical router is advertised as “designed to be out in the open”, with their TP-Link edition offered in three different customized shells for the purpose of integrating home network technology with home decor. But it’s the OnHub Makers, a partnership with artists and designers from around the globe, that really illustrates
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Clemens Ascher’s ‘Of Rainbows and Other Monuments’

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                                The Bertone Rainbow was an oddball design even 42 years ago when unveiled as a concept car at the 1976 Turin Motor Show. Designed by Marcello Gandini for the Italian-based automotive styling and coachbuilding company, Gruppo Bertone, the attention the Rainbow earned for its sudden abbreviated angularity was only eclipsed by its genuinely cool retractable hardtop design that transformed the car from a coupé into a targa. The trapezoidal concept mostly faded into obscurity – at least amongst the general public – but has since reappeared in new light recently thanks to photographer <a href="http://www.clemensascher.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Clemens Ascher</a>.
London-based photographer and artist Clemens Ascher’s “Of Rainbows and Other Monuments” is a striking triptych that breathes new life into the mostly forgotten peculiar prototype. Colored in vibrant hues of yellow, red, and blue, the Bertone Rainbow attains a fresh graphical presence of a vehicle not from a forgotten past, but hinting of an imaginary
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The Courant Catch Recharges Phones Faster, Fashionably

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/courant-catch-wireless-phone-charger/courant-wireless-charging-9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Courant-wireless-charging-9-810x588.jpg" alt="The Courant Catch Recharges Phones Faster, Fashionably" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s funny how fast cables become passé and inconvenient once you get used to placing your phone onto a charger instead of having to plug it in. But wireless chargers still have an Achille&#8217;s heel: <a href="https://www.macrumors.com/guide/iphone-x-fast-charging-speeds-compared/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">charging speed</a>. Brooklyn, New York startup <a href="https://staycourant.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Courant</a> is attempting to narrow and exceed the speed gap – and rather stylishly – with two chargers outfitted with higher-wattage ratings wrapped in the textural luxury of genuine Italian pebble grain leather.
Available in two models, the smaller $80 Catch:1 and larger $175 Catch:3 (where did the 2 go?), both Qi-Certified Fast Wireless Charging platforms are made of matte aluminum base and handsomely wrapped in Italian leather. The chargers are designed to scale for speeds dependent upon the device placed upon it, with 5W/7.5W/10W fast wireless charging available. The smaller Catch:1 seems ideal for a nightstand or smaller side table for overnight charging duties, while we imagine the
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A Commanding Wireless Earphones Design by Dotcom Creation

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/dotcom-creation-wireless-earphones/dp2-dotcom-creations-earbuds-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/DP2-dotcom-creations-earbuds-3-810x540.jpg" alt="A Commanding Wireless Earphones Design by Dotcom Creation" /></a>
                                The looped silhouette of the DP-2 by <a href="http://dotcomcreation.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Dotcom Creation</a> is unlike any other traditional in-ear or over-the-ear headphones in both form and function. Bucking convention of other wired or wireless earphones, the DP-2 sits just within the vicinity of the ear canal, hanging and held in place by the shape of the human ear, allowing the listener to be audibly cognizant of their surroundings while listening to music or other audio.
Designed by the former head of Creative Product Design Taipei at Sony Mobile Communication, Jun Katsunuma’s obsidian loop earphones design offers the appearance of the bottom half of the Mac Command key (⌘) separated from the whole. Each closed loop opens up with a twist, designed to be worn attached to the ear like hoops earrings. The all-black design is a darker, more ornamental counterpart to the now-ubiquitous and arguably more tech-conspicuous and all-white Apple Airpods. On the ear the
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The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/adidas-originals-archive-m1-watch/adidas-archivem1-life-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/adidas-archivem1-life-4-810x569.jpg" alt="The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series" /></a>
                                Fancy a wristwatch designed to complement your favorite adidas Originals kicks? The <a href="http://www.adidaswatches.com/us/en/archive"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">adidas Watches ARCHIVE M1</a> alludes to the square digital display designs of the 1970s and 1980s, when the likes of Casio offered LED displays accompanied with chunky and satisfying-to-press buttons. The brand&#8217;s Fall/Winter 2018 collection offers three new colors, each boldly accentuated with contrast colors referencing the brand&#8217;s most popular footwear.
The upcoming ARCHIVE M1 seasonal release joins a previously launched 4-color collection finished in metallics, offered now with the same stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal attached to a 24mm width, 5-link stainless steel bracelet with a 50 meter/5 ATM water rating. Alongside the ARCHIVE series, the Fall/Winter 2018 updates brings a refresh of new colors to the quartz movement pop-aesthetic PROCESS and the refined minimalism of the DISTRICT.

The ARCHIVE M1’s sculpted buttons and squared case harkens back to the digital wristwatches of the 1970s-1980s, when large

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The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/adidas-originals-archive-m1-watch/adidas-archivem1-life-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/adidas-archivem1-life-4-810x569.jpg" alt="The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series" /></a>
                                Fancy a wristwatch designed to complement your favorite adidas Originals kicks? The <a href="http://www.adidaswatches.com/us/en/archive"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">adidas Watches ARCHIVE M1</a> alludes to the square digital display designs of the 1970s and 1980s, when the likes of Casio offered LED displays accompanied with chunky and satisfying-to-press buttons. The brand&#8217;s Fall/Winter 2018 collection offers three new colors, each boldly accentuated with contrast colors referencing the brand&#8217;s most popular footwear.
The upcoming ARCHIVE M1 seasonal release joins a previously launched 4-color collection finished in metallics, offered now with the same stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal attached to a 24mm width, 5-link stainless steel bracelet with a 50 meter/5 ATM water rating. Alongside the ARCHIVE series, the Fall/Winter 2018 updates brings a refresh of new colors to the quartz movement pop-aesthetic PROCESS and the refined minimalism of the DISTRICT.

The ARCHIVE M1’s sculpted buttons and squared case harkens back to the digital wristwatches of the 1970s-1980s, when large

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The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/adidas-originals-archive-m1-watch/adidas-archivem1-life-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/adidas-archivem1-life-4-810x569.jpg" alt="The adidas Originals ARCHIVE M1 Watch Series" /></a>
                                Fancy a wristwatch designed to complement your favorite adidas Originals kicks? The <a href="http://www.adidaswatches.com/us/en/archive"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">adidas Watches ARCHIVE M1</a> alludes to the square digital display designs of the 1970s and 1980s, when the likes of Casio offered LED displays accompanied with chunky and satisfying-to-press buttons. The brand&#8217;s Fall/Winter 2018 collection offers three new colors, each boldly accentuated with contrast colors referencing the brand&#8217;s most popular footwear.
The upcoming ARCHIVE M1 seasonal release joins a previously launched 4-color collection finished in metallics, offered now with the same stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal attached to a 24mm width, 5-link stainless steel bracelet with a 50 meter/5 ATM water rating. Alongside the ARCHIVE series, the Fall/Winter 2018 updates brings a refresh of new colors to the quartz movement pop-aesthetic PROCESS and the refined minimalism of the DISTRICT.

The ARCHIVE M1’s sculpted buttons and squared case harkens back to the digital wristwatches of the 1970s-1980s, when large

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A Minimally Modern and Modular Kitchenette for Millennials

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                                It seems particularly ironic my friend who is a technologist and founder of the gastronomical virtual reality experience, <a href="http://www.projectnourished.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Project Nourished</a>, has lived in a Downtown Los Angeles industrial space for the last several years sans kitchen. He told me he&#8217;s made it work out of necessity, using a combination of a portable inductive cooktop and a utility sink on wheels. I definitely thought of his past predicament as I helped him move last week to a new place outfitted with a legitimate kitchen, thinking how the challenge of cost of rent versus available space can require sacrifices such as his while living in many of the most dense and expensive cities.
Royal College of Art graduate, Yu Li’s portable kitchen concept Assembly addresses this growing need amongst young professionals struggling to meet the desire to cook against the limitations of space. Li envisions an inductive-technology cooking surface nearly as svelte
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Xbox Adaptive Controller Plugs into Making Gaming More Accessible

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/xbox-adaptive-controller-accessible/xbox-adaptive-controller-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Xbox-Adaptive-Controller-7-810x456.jpg" alt="Xbox Adaptive Controller Plugs into Making Gaming More Accessible" /></a>
                                The late designer <a href="http://hillmancurtis.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hillman Curtis</a> once said, “The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize, and glean insights that enable him or her to ‘make the invisible visible.’ By this standard, the <a href="https://sway.com/dtKPzODa2Lh0YFEY?ref=Link" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Microsoft Xbox Inclusive Tech Lab</a> has achieved notable success, designing a solution for a segment of the population too often ignored: the 30 million gamers with physical disabilities. The result of their studied efforts is the <a href="https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories/controllers/xbox-adaptive-controller"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Xbox Adaptive Controller</a>, the most inclusive gaming console controller ever designed.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller – XAC for short – is one part controller, another part peripherals hub. As its name implies, the XAC adapts according to the needs of its user, a lap-size rectangular angled slab offering giant and easily accessible buttons mapped for the A and B buttons. The more interesting and useful feature is hinted by the line of symbols embossed across
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A 3D-Printed Garment Envisions an Underwater Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/3d-printed-amphibious-garment-amphibio/jun-amphibio-01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/jun-amphibio-01-810x515.jpg" alt="A 3D-Printed Garment Envisions an Underwater Future" /></a>
                                Designer and material scientist <a href="http://www.junkamei.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jun Kamei</a> is looking ahead toward solutions to help people adapt to the sea level rise caused by climate change, predicted its effects upon between 0.5 &#8211; 3 billion globally along some of our most populous cities. His vision <a href="http://www.junkamei.com/work#/amphibio/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Amphibio</a> is a 3D printed amphibious garment designed to work with, not against, the possibility many of us will increasingly live in close proximity to water.
Designed at the Royal College of Art in collaboration with the RCA-IIS Tokyo Design Lab, Kamei studied how aquatic insects use a thin layer of air trapped across their carapace, a super-hydrophobic surface that operates as a gas-exchanging gill. Noting this evolutionary adaptations, Kamei developed a special porous hydrophobic material engineered to allow underwater breathing by extracting oxygen from the surrounding water while also removing accumulated carbon dioxide in similar fashion, forming what might appear as entomological-inspired haute couture.
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The World’s First Digital Art Museum Opens in Tokyo

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                                It&#8217;s almost surprising the <a href="https://borderless.teamlab.art/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless</a> is the first dedicated digital art museum in the world – a 107,000-square-foot venue recently opened in Tokyo and conceived to transcend &#8220;the constraints of material substance&#8221;. Augmented reality, digital art, and the spectacle of made-for-Instagram exhibits have already proliferated across galleries and museums around the world. But the new digital art museum may be the most spectacular of them all.
Divided into five distinct zones and “painted” alive using 470 Epson projectors powered by 520 computers, each interior is blanketed as hyper-colored landscapes of augmented reality. The influence of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors and Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams is visible throughout, with an element of the surreal pervading, perhaps referencing the tessellated and fragmented realities formulated by Google’s artificial neural network. The sum of the experience is intended to engulf visitors in awe and wonder, trading away the subtle for the
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