Listen to Episode 43 of Clever: Marcel Wanders

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-43-marcel-wanders" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">the latest episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to international design star, Marcel Wanders, who grew up in the Netherlands taking things apart and making gifts from the pieces. After a rebellious and experimental adolescence, he discovered design in school and fell in love. Then he got kicked out. 20+ years later, with many global successes (products, furniture, lighting, and magical hospitality interiors) to his name, he is focussed on celebrating small victories, continually learning something new, and warning against the dangers of design fundamentalism. 
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Listen to Episode 42 of Clever: Paola Antonelli

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                                MoMA’s Senior Curator of Architecture &amp; Design, Paola Antonelli, grew up steeped in the design culture of Milan and developed a sense of fearlessness from frequent travels to foreign lands. After studying architecture in school she landed in the curatorial arts without even aiming for it. She talks to Amy and Jaime about how she views objects as lenses for understanding the complexity of the built world and her passionate belief that cultural institutions, like museums, are the R&amp;D of society. *Swoon*<br />
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Room One Surface Goes Against the Grain in Wireless Audio

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                                The term &#8220;engineered wood&#8221; takes on a whole new meaning with London-based audio technology outfit <a href="https://www.shoproom.one/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Room One&#8217;s</a> Surface wall audio speaker, the brainchild of designers Tom Jarvis and Oliver Staiano.
The subtle concave shape of the Surface evokes memories of skateboard decks – here, a little more round and portly, perhaps a less athletic, audiophile plywood relative  –  each wooden disk hiding transducer componetry, capable of converting the entire surface of stained layers of beech veneer into one large sculptural wireless speaker with the swipe and a tap of any music streaming app. Being Bluetooth-enabled, streaming audio from nearly any wireless music source plays nice with the Surface. And even while off, each of the CNC milled speaker panel designs quietly work as a minimalist decorative piece, ready to surprise unexpected guests the next time they’re turned on. Each Surface is hand assembled in a London workshop and available in
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Listen to Episode 35 of Clever: Daniel Germani

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                                Architect and designer Daniel Germani took a circuitous route to get to his full-time practice. Along the way he’s worked in tech, media and got an MBA. He <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/ep-35-daniel-germani" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">talks to Jaime and Amy</a> about his childhood in Buenos Aires, grappling with his Catholic upbringing, and his passion for designing spaces that support clients living life to the fullest. Plus, he is fiercely (and hilariously) anti-tchotchke!
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Bossa Moonraker Retro-Futuristic Stereo Speaker System

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                                Named after one of the kitschiest, but also one of the most memorable James Bond films (who could ever forget the film&#8217;s scene-stealing Lotus Esprit Series 1, aka the “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeBqf6bYZak"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Submarine Car</a>”?), the <a href="https://bossasound.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bossa Moonraker</a> sound system exhibits an aesthetic that wouldn&#8217;t look one bit out of place in a Bond villain&#8217;s lair.
The retro-futuristic design comes by way of the California based loudspeaker designer and manufacturer Bossa, the result of a rotomolding polymer shaping process that produces a spherical housing to enclose two Class D amplifiers. The internals are rated for a total of 150 watts RMS each: one for bass for 50 watts RMS x 2, and the other for treble for 25 watts RMS x 2. Meeting the expectations and standards of speakers today, the Moonraker also plays nice wireless with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with AAC and aptX connectivity. So why a sphere?
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Bossa Moonraker Retro-Futuristic Stereo Speaker System

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                                Named after one of the kitschiest, but also one of the most memorable James Bond films (who could ever forget the film&#8217;s scene-stealing Lotus Esprit Series 1, aka the “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeBqf6bYZak"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Submarine Car</a>”?), the <a href="https://bossasound.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bossa Moonraker</a> sound system exhibits an aesthetic that wouldn&#8217;t look one bit out of place in a Bond villain&#8217;s lair.
The retro-futuristic design comes by way of the California based loudspeaker designer and manufacturer Bossa, the result of a rotomolding polymer shaping process that produces a spherical housing to enclose two Class D amplifiers. The internals are rated for a total of 150 watts RMS each: one for bass for 50 watts RMS x 2, and the other for treble for 25 watts RMS x 2. Meeting the expectations and standards of speakers today, the Moonraker also plays nice wireless with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with AAC and aptX connectivity. So why a sphere?
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Bossa Moonraker Retro-Futuristic Stereo Speaker System

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/bossa-moonraker-speakers/bossa_moonraker_pr_03/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/bossa_moonraker_pr_03-810x540.jpg" alt="Bossa Moonraker Retro-Futuristic Stereo Speaker System" /></a>
                                Named after one of the kitschiest, but also one of the most memorable James Bond films (who could ever forget the film&#8217;s scene-stealing Lotus Esprit Series 1, aka the “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeBqf6bYZak"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Submarine Car</a>”?), the <a href="https://bossasound.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bossa Moonraker</a> sound system exhibits an aesthetic that wouldn&#8217;t look one bit out of place in a Bond villain&#8217;s lair.
The retro-futuristic design comes by way of the California based loudspeaker designer and manufacturer Bossa, the result of a rotomolding polymer shaping process that produces a spherical housing to enclose two Class D amplifiers. The internals are rated for a total of 150 watts RMS each: one for bass for 50 watts RMS x 2, and the other for treble for 25 watts RMS x 2. Meeting the expectations and standards of speakers today, the Moonraker also plays nice wireless with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with AAC and aptX connectivity. So why a sphere?
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Listen to Episode 34 of Clever: Tina Roth Eisenberg

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                                Graphic designer and entrepreneurial super-hero, Tina Roth Eisenberg aka swissmiss, has always been full of ideas. Luckily, she channels her powers for good: like the lecture series <a href="https://creativemornings.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">CreativeMornings</a>, <a href="https://tattly.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Tattly</a> temporary tattoos, to-do app <a href="https://teuxdeux.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">TeuxDeux</a> and the popular design blog <a href="http://swiss-miss.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">swissmiss</a>. She shares with Jaime and Amy the magic of finding and building community through non-transactional giving, the positive side of divorce and the benefits of keeping a desk drawer stocked with confetti.
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CreativeMornings

swissmiss blog

Tattly perennials scented temporary tattoos


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Concrete Audio F1 Wall Speakers Are a Brutalist’s Dream Come True

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                                <a href="http://www.concrete-audio.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Concrete Audio&#8217;s</a> moniker should make it evident the German-based audio company&#8217;s faith lies with neither wood nor ceramics, but with the mixture of ce­ment, water, and sand. The company&#8217;s F1 wall-mounted loudspeaker resides somewhere within the overlap of a Venn diagram between audiophile and architectural.
The immediate and obvious question that arises amongst the layman of course is, “Why concrete?” The short and simple answer: to eliminate unwanted vibrations.
A good loudspeaker housing should not vibrate, as modern drivers (the actual loudspeaker in the box) today render the full sound spectrum linearly. But if the housing itself does vibrate due to its construction or materials (wood, plastic), then those vibrations affect performance by amplifying or diminishing certain sympathetic frequencies within the sound spectrum.
Concrete’s unique properties – it’s weight, irregular structure, and density – provide a medium untainted by the intrusion of unwelcome vibrations, the audiophile’s enemy. Each 32mm
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Listen to Episode 33 of Clever: Josh Higgins

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                                Graphic designer and Senior Creative Director of Facebook’s Building 8 team, Josh Higgins, spent his SoCal youth surfing, enduring a painful homelife, and harboring rebellious angst. He found therapeutic release and success in playing punk rock music, and also accidentally found the pathway to his calling. Now, he’s a champion of social causes and connecting the world through empathy. Oh and remember when Obama ran for re-election in 2012? Guess who design-directed that victorious campaign? Go Josh!
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Vibrato Transforms a Favorite Song into Unique Wall Art

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                                Imagine your favorite song. Now envision what the song would look like. That&#8217;s the simple premise behind <a href="https://www.vibrato.us/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vibrato</a>, an online service inviting users to upload their favorite music or any audio track to be converted into an aural-visual piece of wall art.
The process converting a section of audio into a visual representation is as interesting as the resulting imagery itself. A 4″×4″ optically clear plastic sheet is placed over an audio speaker, with specially diluted ink applied over this surface before the chosen track is put on blast. The resulting monochromatic “vibrato” image can share semblance to a mushroom spore print or an exploding celestial event; what you see is as subjective as any piece of art, the “artist” being the sonic imprint of a song or audio recording. Each design is thus unique, manually scanned, enlarged, enhanced and printed on 30×30 high quality Somerset Velvet – 310 gsm, certified archival paper, then
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Listen to Episode 32 of Clever: Craig Steely

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-32-of-clever-craig-steely/featured-craig_beaver_roofdeck/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/featured-craig_beaver_roofdeck-810x629.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 32 of Clever: Craig Steely" /></a>
                                Architect <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Craig-Steely/" data-wpel-link="internal">Craig Steely</a> grew up tinkering in a family whose motto was ‘custom anything’ so it’s not all that surprising that he’s scaled that idea up to the design of buildings. It’s refreshing to hear him talk about how that mentality has informed not only his work, but the very nature of his architecture practice; a small, personal, agile practice that focuses on meaning, relationships, and… hot lava! Listen:

Roof deck of our home and studio in San Francisco \\\ Photo by Daniel Karp

The sunken office at Pam and Paul’s House, Cupertino \\\ Photo by Daren Bradley

Pam and Paul’s house, Cupertino \\\ Photo by Daren Bradley


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Listen to Episode 30 of Clever: Brad Ascalon

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-30-brad-ascalon" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">this episode of Clever</a>, furniture and product designer Brad Ascalon calls himself a rational designer and even though he initially wanted to work in the music industry, a heart to heart with his artistic father during a career setback started him on a path toward industrial design and he’s never looked back. He confesses that while he loves design work, the regular rejection that comes with the territory has sometimes felt like being dumped. He’s currently embroiled in a love/hate relationship with New York City, and his new hobbies include playing bluegrass music and whittling corn cob pipes. Listen:

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The Sonos PLAYBASE is a Platform for Simplicity

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                                It was about a year ago when I sat with Tad Toulis, Vice President of Design at Sonos, to discuss the state of design within the consumer realm of technology: notable successes, perceived failures, with the occasional predictive stab at where home entertainment was heading for the majority of customers who &#8216;just want things to work&#8217; with uncomplicated, intuitive reliability. At the time Toulis passingly hinted something significant was in the works amongst his team to better serve this silent majority of people demanding ease with flexible function without sacrificing design, but he wouldn&#8217;t/couldn&#8217;t reveal specifics. The new <a href="http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/playbase.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sonos PLAYBASE</a>, a television speaker that moonlights as a capable music speaker, was likely that hinted promise of technological complexity disguised in the simplest of forms.
That Toulis is passionate about the process of design is immediately obvious – ideation, editing, solving, continually questioning, and finally forming from a multitude of small and sometimes invisible details an amorphous idea into a product that
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Listen to Episode 29 of Clever: Gary Hustwit

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-29-gary-hustwit" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">this episode of Clever</a>, filmmaker, photographer and perpetual entrepreneur Gary Hustwit connects the dots of his DIY-driven path through independent music, independent publishing, and independent films, to his current preoccupation with non-fiction VR. Along the way he deconstructs the methods to his madness and expounds on the popularity of his trilogy of design documentaries: <em>Helvetica</em>, <em>Objectified</em> and <em>Urbanized</em>. Plus he teases a bit about <a href="http://design-milk.com/long-overdue-documentary-dieter-rams/" data-wpel-link="internal">his forthcoming doc about Dieter Rams</a>, and confesses that an early disdain for avocados didn’t prevent him from capitalizing on their market-appeal. Listen:

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Listen to Episode 28 of Clever: Norm Abram

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                                <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-28-norm-abram" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">In this episode of Clever</a>, <em>This Old House</em> Master Carpenter Norm Abram charms Jaime and Amy with stories of a youth spent building pinewood derby cars and learning the trade from his father, who lives on in the walls of the house they built together as adults. He got his start in TV by accident, but thanks to an unfailing dedication to patience and safety, that’s about the only major accident he can speak of. These days, he’s on a mission to bring today’s youth into tomorrow’s trade labor force. Plus, he reveals the secrets of his famous wardrobe. Listen:

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Whyd Wants to Make Listening to Music a Matter of Asking

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                                Ask and you shall receive. That&#8217;s the core premise behind the <a href="https://whyd.com/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Whyd</a> speaker system, a pill-shaped audio device designed to always be listening for your next command.
What’s inside the pill-shaped enclosure? A 100mm subwoofer with long excursion suspension and ferrite magnet engineered to push out deep bass even with its compact dimensions, 4 x 40 mm full range drivers with neodymium magnet and aluminium diaphragm, and Class-D amplifiers powering them all. Whyd speakers are designed to work by themselves or paired up in the same room in left/right stereo sound output. Additionally there are five microphones listening with advanced noise cancellation that allows the speaker to discern user voice commands even with background or ambient noise battling for its attention. In that sense, one could think of the Whyd as a better looking (but limited featured) version of the Amazon Echo specifically designed for music playback. The top of
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The BeoSound Shape is a Modular Audio System Designed to Color Walls With Sound

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/beosound-shape-modular-audio/beosound_shape_lifestyle-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Beosound_Shape_Lifestyle-7-810x591.jpg" alt="The BeoSound Shape is a Modular Audio System Designed to Color Walls With Sound" /></a>
                                If only founders Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen could see what their namesake company was up to today 92 years later after <a href="https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bang &amp; Olufsen</a> emerged from the attic of the Olufsen family manor near the bucolic town of Struer in Northwest Denmark. The company would go from its humble roots onto establish a storied lineage spanning a lifetime across the golden ages of radio, vinyl, hi-fi analog audio, television, and eventually into the digital age (a history on full display within their <a href="http://www.visitdenmark.com/denmark/struer-museum-bo-museum-gdk606559" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">very own museum</a>). Despite the evolution of how and what we listen to today, it&#8217;s not unreasonable to believe the two founders would recognize the intent of the company&#8217;s latest audio endeavor, the <a href="http://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/collection/wireless-speaker-systems/beosound-shape" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoSound Shape</a>, a modular hexagonal speaker system designed to integrate into the modern lives and homes of its listeners.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape takes a fashionable presence dressed in Kvadrat wool

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Listen to Episode 27 of Clever: Debbie Millman

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-27-of-clever-debbie-millman/debbie-millman-portrait-john-madere/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Debbie-Millman-portrait-John-Madere-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 27 of Clever: Debbie Millman" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-27-debbie-millman" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">the latest episode of Clever</a>, brand strategist, OG podcaster and all-around badass, Debbie Millman, traces the genesis of her branding talent back to the Stayfree packaging at her father’s pharmacy, shares the poignant details of how a pair of lime green Levi’s helped her cope with a painful childhood and just generally oozes wisdom and deep thoughts with every word. Plus, she offers a revelatory distinction between courage and confidence and has an enduring fondness for potato chips. Listen:

AIGA/NY 30th Anniversary Poster

Books by Debbie Millman

Don’t forget to check out Debbie’s Friday Five, too.
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Listen to Episode 26 of Clever: Derek Chen of Council Design

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-26-derek-chen" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">this episode of Clever</a>, furniture designer, engineer and manufacturer <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-26-derek-chen" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Derek Chen</a> identifies his childhood in the midwest as the origin of his love for American design, details how he transitioned from his first career as a management consultant to his second career as the CEO and Design Director of Council, a modern American furniture brand, and celebrates the merits of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as a model of ingenuity. Plus, he invented a technique for cleaning his room with a 2&#215;4. LISTEN:

Mute chair by Mike and Maaike for Council

Perimeter sofa by Brad Ascalon for Council

Poise Tables by Box Clever for Council


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