Episteme Blurs the Lines Between the Real and Unreal

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                                Dutch conceptual artist <a href="http://barthess.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bart Hess&#8217;</a> body of work reflects a mind envisioning the human body as potentially incomplete – an optimal and personal platform for technological enhancements yet to be fully explored. His latest work, <em>Epistēmē</em>, a video installation produced for skincare brand <a href="https://www.aesop.com/au/episteme" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Aesop</a>, spans more than sixty meters, exploring the nebulous borders between the physical and the digitally-enhanced.
Hess’ fascination for depicting the body through the veil of technological advancement is explored as a poetic collection of scenography in Epistēmē – the Ancient Greek word for knowledge and understanding – an indirect evocation of Aesop’s line of skin, body, hair, and personal care products. Color, movement, and form are combined with the ambient soundscape composed by Ricky van Broekhoven into various theatric sequences exhibiting the skin as a biological interface between body and the environment. Pieces of paper, layers of foil, julienne of film, and pools of watercolor are digitally manipulated,
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2017 Gift Guide: Travel

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                                When I’m traveling I try to take a moment and appreciate the fact that I even get to travel to some pretty amazing places. However, travel annoyances like lost luggages, delayed flights, and seat mates with poor travel etiquette can make even the most exciting trip seem like a chore, at least until I get to my destination. Here’s a round of items that will make anyone’s time in transit a little more comfortable, enjoyable and efficient – some of which I always have on stand-by before a trip, all of which make a great gift for the jet-setting friend or family member in your life.
Skincare Travel Kit by Peet Rivko \\ $46
Created by Joanna Peet and praised by her childhood friend Aubrey Plaza, this natural skincare set helps you cleanse, balance and moisturize your skin when you’re on the go. I really enjoyed using the entire line
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2017 Gift Guide: Health & Beauty

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                                We don’t talk a whole lot about beauty and hygiene here on Design Milk but that doesn’t mean we don’t love indulging in wellness, skincare and self-care behind the screen (although we have shared some of our essentials when we’re traveling; see <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-carry-on-travel-essentials/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a> and <a href="http://design-milk.com/pack-travel-womens-edition/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>). In my opinion, giving someone an excuse to pamper themselves is always a safe bet because everyone likes to look good and feel good! It’s also a plus when items have beautiful packaging and these days, there are a lot of options. Instead of stepping into a dizzying cosmetic store wondering if an item will hurt more than help, check out the roundup below for gifts that will delight any recipient who wants to reserve a little time to take care of themselves.
A new gender-neutral skincare line that simplifies your morning and night routine.
Panacea Skincare Aegis Kit \\ $92
The Korean skincare
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2017 Gift Guide: Health & Beauty

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                                We don’t talk a whole lot about beauty and hygiene here on Design Milk but that doesn’t mean we don’t love indulging in wellness, skincare and self-care behind the screen (although we have shared some of our essentials when we’re traveling; see <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-carry-on-travel-essentials/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a> and <a href="http://design-milk.com/pack-travel-womens-edition/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>). In my opinion, giving someone an excuse to pamper themselves is always a safe bet because everyone likes to look good and feel good! It’s also a plus when items have beautiful packaging and these days, there are a lot of options. Instead of stepping into a dizzying cosmetic store wondering if an item will hurt more than help, check out the roundup below for gifts that will delight any recipient who wants to reserve a little time to take care of themselves.
A new gender-neutral skincare line that simplifies your morning and night routine.
Panacea Skincare Aegis Kit \\ $92
The Korean skincare
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A Mobile Laboratory for a Skincare Brand’s Retail Store

A Mobile Laboratory for a Skincare Brand’s Retail Store Objeckt Creative were tasked with creating a working laboratory for FORM + MATTER that allowed their customers to test out their skincare line when they were in the store. The challenge was to come up with a “shop in shop” design that their partner stores could use and Objeckt designed it so it’s a flat pack design allowing each store to easily assemble it in-house. FORM-+-MATTER-is-a-minimalist-skincare-laboratory-2 The minimalist design falls right in line with the skincare brand’s aesthetic. FORM-+-MATTER-is-a-minimalist-skincare-laboratory-3 The hanging glass vessel holds filtered water and Japanese charcoal sticks stressing the need for pure water when it comes to skincare. The raw design helps emphasize just how important water is when it comes to cleansing our bodies. FORM-+-MATTER-is-a-minimalist-skincare-laboratory-4 FORM-+-MATTER-is-a-minimalist-skincare-laboratory-5 FORM-+-MATTER-is-a-minimalist-skincare-laboratory-6 A tank below the sink catches all of the used water. Shelves built into the A-frame cart hold the products and towels. The design distributes the weight evenly allowing it to be mobile. FORM-+-MATTER-is-a-minimalist-skincare-laboratory-7