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
<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’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.
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Orbit is 3D printed out of corn-based PLAs (polylactic acid) before being hand-finished with a matte, soft-touch exterior. It comes in three colors – Snow, Fog, and Carbon.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/orbit-is-a-3d-printed-table-light-by-quirino-for-gantri/gantri-orbit-table-light-quirino-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Gantri-Orbit-Table-Light-Quirino-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Orbit Is a 3D Printed Table Light by Quirino for Gantri" /></a> San Francisco-based <a href="https://www.gantri.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Gantri</a> is a platform that 3D prints design-focused lighting and their latest release comes from Quirino, a design studio based in Monterrey, Mexico. <a href="https://www.gantri.com/products/10030/orbit-table-light-by-quirino?s=sm&c=snow" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Orbit</a> is a minimalist table light that easily rotates on its base much like the smooth movement of the planets. Direct the flow of light around the room and watch as the shadows change. It can also sit on its flat base for an ambient uplight.
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The Mycelium Shoe benefits from the latest 3D printing has to offer. First, the future wearer downloads the app and uploads a series of photos of their feet. Their algorithm then creates a 3D sketch that allows for fit improvements before 3D printing and finishing with automotive grade technologies that make up the final structure. The result is a custom fit, wearable shoe with a unique silhouette that will surely
<a href="https://design-milk.com/ica-kostika-launches-with-the-3d-printed-mycelium-shoe/ica-kostika-mycelium-shoe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Ica-Kostika-Mycelium-Shoe-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Ica & Kostika Launches with the 3D Printed Mycelium Shoe" /></a> <a href="https://www.icakostika.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ica & Kostika</a> just launched their 3D printing studio with the goal of creating fashion-forward footwear via computational design. The Mycelium Shoe is just as much sculpture as it is a shoe, an intricate work of art that’s designed to make a statement. Whether that statement is on a runway, Lady Gaga’s feet, or walking down a city street remains to be seen. While we don’t know where they’ve end up, we do know a bit about how they began.
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The complex computer-aided weaves and waves characteristic of the late architect Zaha Hadid’s work is on full display in hat form, a fashionable reference to the sweeping steel facade of the firm’s recently completed 11-story 520 West 28th luxury condo development – the lone NYC project attributed to the late architect, Zaha Hadid. ZHA director Patrik Schumacher’s 3D-printed nylon hat takes on some of the same curvature of the inspiring
<a href="https://design-milk.com/zaha-hadid-architects-3d-printed-hline-hat/zaha-hadid-highline-hats-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Zaha-Hadid-Highline-hats-5-810x456.jpg" alt="Zaha Hadid Architects’ 3D Printed Hat Tops the Crowd" /></a> Last week’s <a href="https://www.thehighline.org/hatparty2018" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">High Line Hat Party</a> gleefully advertised itself as a “<em>clothing optional, hats required</em>” fashion-forward soiree – the sort of fashionably festive Gotham social event where participants feel compelled to put on a show. Though we didn’t attend, we’re crowning the sweeping fluidity of <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>‘ 3D-printed H-Line Hat as “best in show”.
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Designed and manufactured in Italy, DEFOSS efforts have resulted in three versions of the Logigram turntable, each designed to appeal to varying levels of entry-level audiophile specifications: the Logigram One Black/White, Logigram One Premium, and Logigram One Ultimate. The first two feature a slim 30mm plinth, with the all-wood Premium model standing above the more affordable wood fiber built Black/White editions. The Unsurprisingly, the Ultimate model represents their most premium efforts, with aa noticeably larger build
<a href="https://design-milk.com/logigram-turntable-3d-printing/logigram-turntable-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Logigram-turntable-5-810x528.jpg" alt="The Logigram Turntable Combines Analog Audio With 3D Printing" /></a> Music has a long history of bringing people together, and in the case of Italian architect Luca Chieregato and Chilean industrial designer Josefina Troncoso, it was their shared passion for music that inspired a collaboration under the studio moniker <a href="https://defoss.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">DEFOSS</a> (an acronym of “Design, Furniture, Objects in Space”). The Logigram Turntable is the result of their efforts – an analog record player featuring an innovative anti-vibrational CNC milled plinth and 3D-printed tonearm comprised of only three sections.
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