10 Modern Gifts to Show Your Mom Some Love

                                Mother’s Day is barely 2.5 weeks away so it’s time to think about how to shower all the moms in your life with a little bit of love and appreciation. We must adorn them, self-care them, and cozy them up with something they might not buy themselves. Out of ideas? We rounded up 10 gifts we think any mother (or human) would love to receive.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-modern-gifts-to-show-your-mom-some-love/roundup-2017-mothers-day-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Roundup-2017-Mothers-Day-0-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Gifts to Show Your Mom Some Love" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.chilewich.com/store/bags/zips/grid_zips/sand_large"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Grid Zips by Chilewich</a> $40 2. <a href="https://store.leibal.com/collections/all/products/rollerball-pen"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Rollerball Pen by YSTUDIO</a> $99 3. <a href="http://www.sony.com/electronics/wireless-speakers/lspx-s1"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Glass Sound Speaker by Sony Life Space UX</a> $799 4. <a href="https://adorn-milk.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/antwerp-necklace"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Antwerp Necklace by AR.M | Anna Rosa Moschouti</a> $52 5. <a href="https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/intensive-body-cream-rosa-damascena-acai-pomegranate?taxon_id=1394"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Intensive Body Cream: Rosa, Damascena, Acai &amp; Pomegranate by Grown Alchemist</a> $31 6. <a href="https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/mondaine/evo-big-date-stainless-steel-watch/662853?ppv=2"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Evo Big Date Stainless Steel Watch by Mondaine</a> $265 7. <a href="http://store.alessi.com/usa/en-gb/catalog/detail/pulcina-espresso-coffee-maker/mdl02?ic=L3iWQQ%3D%3D"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Pulcina Espresso Coffee Maker MDL02/1B by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi</a> $80 8. <a href="https://jenniferusa.com/collections/frontpage/products/girlfriend-hoodie-teal"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">&#8220;Girlfriend&#8221; Hoodie :: Teal from JENNIFER™</a> $140 9. <a href="https://www.urbanears.com/ue_us_en/plattan-adv-wireless/#plattan-adv-wireless-bonfire-orange"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless Bluetooth Headphones</a> <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/orNTPJQE4hE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> 10. <a href="https://portofraleigh.co/collections/living/products/tint-throw-blanket-blue"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Tint Throw Blanket by Normann Copenhagen</a> $135

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Scaled-Down Beginners’ Guitars That Make it Easy to Learn How to Play

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/scaled-down-beginners-guitars-that-make-it-easy-to-learn-how-to-play/loog-childrens-3string-guitar-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Loog-Childrens-3string-guitar-1-810x437.jpg" alt="Scaled-Down Beginners&#8217; Guitars That Make it Easy to Learn How to Play" /></a>
                                Remember being a kid and forced into music lessons for an instrument of your parents&#8217; choosing? For me it was violin and all I really wanted to play was guitar, so violin lessons weren&#8217;t exactly something I looked forward to every week for years. I mean, I learned a lot and I&#8217;m glad I did (in hindsight), but I would have rather been able to learn something I wanted and that I found enjoyable. Enter NYC-based <a href="https://www.loog.nyc/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Loog Guitars</a>. They entered the scene six years ago with the goal of making it easy to learn to play guitar while at the same time being a fun experience. They began the company with a Kickstarter campaign and that&#8217;s what they&#8217;re doing now to launch two new guitar models: the <a href="https://www.loog.nyc/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Loog Pro and the Loog Mini</a>.
If you’ve ever picked up a guitar for the first time, you know how intimidating it can
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Hand-Painted Solar System Push Pins by Duncan Shotton Design Studio

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/hand-painted-solar-system-push-pins-by-duncan-shotton-design-studio/duncan-shotton_planet-pins-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Duncan-Shotton_Planet-Pins-1-810x613.jpg" alt="Hand-Painted Solar System Push Pins by Duncan Shotton Design Studio" /></a>
                                Tokyo-based <a href="http://dshott.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Duncan Shotton Design Studio</a> plans to bring the whole world and then some right to your cork board with these really cool <a href="http://dshott.co.uk/product/planet-pins_and_the-moon_push-pin/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Planet Pins</a>. Each of the eight pins have been painstakingly hand-painted to look like one of the planets to form a teeny tiny version of the solar system. DYING!
For each pin, they mold the shape of the planet over German-made black steel pins before heading to Tokyo to be painted. Once painted, the pins are assembled in their display cases, which happen to be serial numbered. They’re funding the first round of pins via Kickstarter if you’d like a set of your own. Besides the eight planets, they’re making Moon pins from “cratered” hand-cast concrete.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2017-lexus-design-awards/design_milk_lexus_design_awards_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Lexus_Design_Awards_07-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award" /></a>
                                Now in its fifth year, the <a href="https://www.lexus-int.com/lexus-design-award" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lexus Design Award</a> was first launched in 2013 to help create ideas &#8220;to build a better tomorrow&#8221;. The competition supports up-and-coming designers across the globe. 2017&#8217;s theme, which drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries, was the notion of contradiction and juxtaposition suggested by the word &#8220;yet.&#8221;
Visitors to the awards ceremony and exhibition of shortlisted entries were greeted by Ancient Yet Modern, a 3D-printed glass installation by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group. The exhibition went on to reveal the 12 finalists selected by a panel of world-renowned designers and creative mentors including New York Times design critic Alice Rawsthorn, architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, and British designer Max Lamb in November 2016. From those 12, four were selected to develop their ideas into prototypes, and those prototypes formed the main part of the exhibition. Structural Color – Static Yet Changing
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Friday Five with Jon Buscemi of BUSCEMI

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-jon-buscemi-of-buscemi/f5-jon-buscemi-0a-headshot/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/F5-Jon-Buscemi-0a-headshot-810x553.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Jon Buscemi of BUSCEMI" /></a>
                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=302738" rel="attachment wp-att-302738" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-302738" src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/F5-Jon-Buscemi-0-headshot-810x1213.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1213" srcset="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/F5-Jon-Buscemi-0-headshot.jpg 810w, http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/F5-Jon-Buscemi-0-headshot-800x1198.jpg 800w, http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/F5-Jon-Buscemi-0-headshot-768x1150.jpg 768w, http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/F5-Jon-Buscemi-0-headshot-500x749.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
As a kid, Long Island native Jon Buscemi soaked up the 80s and 90s street culture that surrounded him, from music to fashion to skateboarding. While biding his time on Wall Street as a stockbroker, he amassed a jaw-dropping collection of rare sneakers (over 600 pairs!), eventually realizing that the design world was where he should be. His jump into design landed him a successful stint at footwear brand DC Shoe Co. in 1999 when the global brand was a few years out of the gate. After that, Buscemi was Creative Director at Italian tennis and soccer brand Lotto USA and Brand Director for eyewear company Oliver Peoples before co-founding GOURMET, his first independent brand. With 20+ years under his design belt, he launched his eponymous line, BUSCEMI in 2013 with a curated selection of handcrafted Italian-made leather sneakers. Just over 600 pairs were made available to high-end retailers, like Colette and
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Leg(ging)s for Days by Society6

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/leggings-days-society6/legging-society-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/legging-society-6-810x405.jpg" alt="Leg(ging)s for Days by Society6" /></a>
                                <a href="https://society6.com/leggings?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Leggings</a> have been quite the controversial pant these days. There are those who think they’re acceptable for exercise only and completely unacceptable anywhere else, and then there are those (like me) who think, <em>they’re just pants. Wear what you want!</em> One thing you can’t deny though is how comfortable they are and nowadays, there are so many more cooler options than just your standard black pair. If you’re looking to expand your collection like I am, take a look at <a href="http://www.society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a>. The large selection of designs from the site’s collective of artists means you’re sure to find one you love. You can go crazy graphic with a sushi print or subtle with just a wash of ombre. Just remember: life’s short. Wear the <a href="https://society6.com/leggings?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">leggings</a>. ;) Here are some of my favorite fun ones…
Floral Pattern Dark Gray and Light Coral leggings by VR Design A Wilderness Somewhere leggings by Tordis Kayma Tropical
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How KITE’s High-End Eyeglasses Are Made

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/how-kites-high-end-eyeglasses-are-made/decon-kite-eyewear-0-final/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Decon-KITE-Eyewear-0-final-810x540.jpg" alt="How KITE&#8217;s High-End Eyeglasses Are Made" /></a>
                                London-based <a href="https://kitegb.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">KITE</a> is an up-and-coming eyewear brand that&#8217;s handcrafted by some of the best Italian artisans in the world. The designer behind the brand, Marcello Martino, aims to bring the highest quality materials and craftsmanship to each frame, which sends him to Italy on the regular to ensure his high-end standards are met. Their frames, which cover eyeglasses and sunglasses, are constructed in either metal or acetate in a time-consuming process that includes multiple quality checks. In this month&#8217;s Deconstruction, KITE shares the process of bringing their <a href="https://kitegb.com/glasses/broadwick/shape/panto/finish/black-gloss"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Broadwick</a> eyeglass frames to life.

Sketch

A KITE frame starts as a unique design by our London in-house design team before making its way to our makers in Italy. We explore color and light, form and function, to every last detail from nose-pad to temple-hinge, from concept-sketch to production.

Technical drawing

We choose from a library of acetate sheet colors by Mazzucchelli, cellulose
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10 Modern Puzzles Adults Will Want to Get Their Hands On

                                Puzzles aren&#8217;t just child&#8217;s play these days with all kinds of artists and designers coming out with versions both adults and kids will want to fight over. From abstract, geometric, colorful, pop art, and everything in between, we searched the world wide web for puzzles adults will be trying to steal from the children in their life. Take a look.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-modern-puzzles-adults-will-want-to-get-their-hands-on/roundup-modern-puzzles-2a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Roundup-Modern-Puzzles-2a-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Puzzles Adults Will Want to Get Their Hands On" /></a>
                                1. <a href="http://www.warholstore.com/shop/campbell-soup/andy-warhol-andy-warhol-soup-can-green-puzzle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Andy Warhol Soup Can Green Puzzle</a>  2. <a href="https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/generativeProduct.php?code=182"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">2-in-1 Challenge Puzzle by Nervous System</a>  3. <a href="http://www.landofnod.com/charley-harper-jigsaw-puzzle/s300559"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Charley Harper Jigsaw Puzzle from The Land of Nod</a>  4. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Heye-Affeto-Piece-Jigsaw-Puzzle/dp/B006VCFUMO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&#038;qid=1492019835&%23038;sr=8-5&%23038;keywords=modern+puzzle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rex Ray Affeto Puzzle by Heye</a>  5. <a href="https://www.artifactpuzzles.com/products/small-four-color-map"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Small Four-Color-Map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle by Artifact Puzzles</a>  6. <a href="http://www.bobsyouruncle.com/main/puzzles-category/vinyl-collection/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">A Vinyl Collection Puzzle</a>  7. <a href="https://www.areaware.com/products/gradient-puzzle-red-yellow"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bryce Wilner&#8217;s Gradient Puzzle &#8211; Red/Yellow for Areaware</a>  8. <a href="https://store.moma.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_New-York-City-Magnet-Puzzle_10451_10001_240755_-1_26698_26700_240790"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">New York City Magnet Puzzle</a>  9. <a href="https://www.ammobooks.com/products/alexander-girard-eden-giant-floor-puzzle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Alexander Girard Eden Giant Floor Puzzle by Gloria Fowler</a>  10. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Artifact-Puzzles-Mondrian-Wooden-Jigsaw/dp/B00EBEALJG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&#038;qid=1492019800&%23038;sr=8-1&%23038;keywords=piet+mondrian+puzzle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Piet Mondrian Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle</a>

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Modern, Colorful Clothes For Kids From Kidscase

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/modern-colorful-clothes-for-kids-from-kidscase/kidscase-antoinepeters-s17-lenthe10-kcap-hr/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Kidscase-AntoinePeters-S17-Lenthe10-KCAP-HR-810x1146.jpg" alt="Modern, Colorful Clothes For Kids From Kidscase" /></a>
                                Kids are fun and so their clothes should be as well. <a href="http://www.kidscase.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kidscase</a> teamed up with designer <a href="http://www.antoinepeters.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Antoine Peters</a> for their <a href="http://www.kidscase.com/webstore/search/?q=ALF" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Spring/Summer 2017 Collection</a>, where experimental proportions, bold colors, and comfortable loose fits were the name of the game.
Starting from the basic T-dress shape, Antoine created a whole capsule collection that’s unisex and meant for babies and kids from three months to 10 years old. The collection features brazen patterns — from magnified dots to crazy stripes in casual-cool baggy shapes. And what’s even better? All the clothes are made in a sustainable fashion, one that’s fair to both people and the environment.
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10 More Designer Cannabis Goods For the Cannaseur

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/best-designer-cannabis-roundup/designer-cannabis-part2-top/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/designer-cannabis-part2-top-810x685.jpg" alt="10 More Designer Cannabis Goods For the Cannaseur" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s high times for high design when it comes to cannabis products and accessories for the <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-designer-cannabis-accessories-to-get-lit/" data-wpel-link="internal">creative set</a>. Aided by the legalization across the country for purposes beyond getting baked – therapeutic pain relief, insomnia, anxiety, social enjoyment – the industrial design, technology, packaging, and branding is evolving along with a market that&#8217;s more Whole Foods than High Times. Here are 10 of our current favorites of designer cannabis goods:

Slide Lighter by Tetra

We’ve got to hand it to Tetra – one of our favorite online purveyors of contemporary objects dedicated to the enjoyment of smoking herbs – they’ve got a knack for finding or designing paraphernalia we can appreciate on the basis of design alone. Case in point: these pocket-friendly USB rechargeable fuel-free lighters keep your habit on the downlow, using the same heated-coil mechanism that once lit up cigarette lighters inside cars. Slide and light. We think these are so very hot in the iridescent variation. Monk Provisions
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10 More Designer Cannabis Goods For the Cannaseur

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/best-designer-cannabis-roundup/designer-cannabis-part2-top/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/designer-cannabis-part2-top-810x685.jpg" alt="10 More Designer Cannabis Goods For the Cannaseur" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s high times for high design when it comes to cannabis products and accessories for the <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-designer-cannabis-accessories-to-get-lit/" data-wpel-link="internal">creative set</a>. Aided by the legalization across the country for purposes beyond getting baked – therapeutic pain relief, insomnia, anxiety, social enjoyment – the industrial design, technology, packaging, and branding is evolving along with a market that&#8217;s more Whole Foods than High Times. Here are 10 of our current favorites of designer cannabis goods:

Slide Lighter by Tetra

We’ve got to hand it to Tetra – one of our favorite online purveyors of contemporary objects dedicated to the enjoyment of smoking herbs – they’ve got a knack for finding or designing paraphernalia we can appreciate on the basis of design alone. Case in point: these pocket-friendly USB rechargeable fuel-free lighters keep your habit on the downlow, using the same heated-coil mechanism that once lit up cigarette lighters inside cars. Slide and light. We think these are so very hot in the iridescent variation. Monk Provisions
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Land Rover Launches New Range Rover Velar at Milan Design Week

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://bit.ly/2p0z87K"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Land Rover</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/land-rover-launches-new-range-rover-velar-milan-design-week/velar-image-land-rover/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/velar-image-land-rover-810x430.jpg" alt="Land Rover Launches New Range Rover Velar at Milan Design Week" /></a>
                                At Milan Design Week, British automotive brand <a href="http://bit.ly/2p0z87K"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Land Rover</a> chose the La Permanente Museum in the Brera Design District as the location to unveil their hotly anticipated Range Rover Velar.

Photo by Katie Treggiden for Design Milk

Photo by Katie Treggiden for Design Milk

Named after the badges that chief engineer Charles Spencer King used to conceal the identity of the first Range Rover prototypes in 1970, the new Velar (Latin for ‘to veil’) has been developed to fill the space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Sport, and follows the brand’s ‘reductionist’ design philosophy. As well as trademark Range Rover details such as the floating roof and continuous waistline, the car’s exterior features super-slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights and flush deployable door handles.
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Bring Your ‘Outdoor Voices’ Inside This Nolita Shop And Community Hub

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/bring-outdoor-voices-inside-nolita-shop-community-hub/outdoor-voices-interiors-10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/outdoor-voices-interiors-10-810x573.jpg" alt="Bring Your &#8216;Outdoor Voices&#8217; Inside This Nolita Shop And Community Hub" /></a>
                                You don’t have to be a SoulCycle instructor or even go to the gym 5x a week to appreciate athleisure wear, a fashion trend that has taken root in America. There’s been a shift in the fashion mindset that comfort should prevail all but it doesn’t have to be substituted out for style. So why not combine the comfort of athletic wear and update it for casual wear? One of the first brands to take the lead in this new market is New York-based <a href="https://www.outdoorvoices.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Outdoor Voices</a>, founded by Tyler Haney. Since launching in 2014, Tyler has created four stores (two in Texas, two in NYC). Today, we’re visiting the brand’s first NYC location in Nolita designed in collaboration with Will Fox, an Architectural Designer from <a href="http://www.mcguiremoorman.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">McGuire Hospitality</a>.
Read on to find out where Tyler got the name Outdoor Voices, the 3-word mantra she goes by (that I’m now adopting),
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Adidas Futurecraft 4D is the 3D Printed Sneaker Revolution Realized

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/adidas-futurecraft-4d/futurecraft4d_product_hero_black/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/FUTURECRAFT4D_PRODUCT_HERO_BLACK-810x523.jpg" alt="Adidas Futurecraft 4D is the 3D Printed Sneaker Revolution Realized" /></a>
                                Adidas has made their intentions evident <a href="http://design-milk.com/?s=adidas+3D"  data-wpel-link="internal">for some time</a>, previewing evolutionary iterations of 3D printed midsoles as the foundation of next generation athletic footwear. But until now their plans have been hampered by the foe of any innovation: scale. Thanks to a technical and manufacturing process called Digital Light Synthesis, the <a href="http://www.adidas.com/us/futurecraft"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">adidas Futurecraft 4D</a> is to become the harbinger of 3D printed midsole sneakers for the masses.
Adidas worked with Silicon Valley contiguous 3D printing technology specialists, Carbon, to utilize a manufacturing that forgoes traditional prototyping and moulding for a 3D printing process using digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid polymer resin to generate high performance, durable polymeric products quickly – ideal for midsole manufacturing on a scale previously unrealizable. The manufacturing process is quite mesmerizing. The resulting latticed structure midsole structure is even more pliable and flexible than previous Futurecraft models, designed to accommodate the needs of athletic
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Tote-tally Necessary Bags From Society6

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                                On a recent trip to Tokyo, I noticed something really interesting: <em>everyone</em> carried <a href="https://society6.com/bags?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">totes</a> as their bag of choice, from men and women to teenagers and guys in suits. In my opinion, a city like Los Angeles really appreciates the design in a designer handbag while a city like Tokyo cares more about the simple functionality of a bag: carrying all your stuff! I really liked the look of a great outfit paired with a simple canvas tote and am now pulling out all of mine for the spring. If you’re in need of a <a href="https://society6.com/bags?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">cool tote</a>, you’re in luck — <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> has awesome choices created by its collective of artists and designers. We’ve been a fan for years (check out <a href="http://design-milk.com/fresh-from-the-dairy-travel-totes-and-cases/" data-wpel-link="internal">this round-up last year</a> and <a href="http://design-milk.com/fresh-dairy-totes/" data-wpel-link="internal">the year before that</a>) and below are some of my favorite new ones…
Memphis One bag by Atelier Seneca Cande Amadep bag by
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Adorn Milk Adds Modern Jewelry by Olivia Shih and Limbo Jewelry

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/adorn-milk-adds-modern-jewelry-by-olivia-shih-and-limbo-jewelry/black-gold-mountain-necklace_black_gold-plated-neck-wire_lookbook_olivia-shih/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Black-Gold-Mountain-Necklace_Black_Gold-plated-neck-wire_Lookbook_Olivia-Shih-810x540.jpg" alt="Adorn Milk Adds Modern Jewelry by Olivia Shih and Limbo Jewelry" /></a>
                                In March over on <a href="http://adorn-milk.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Adorn Milk</a>, we added <a href="http://design-milk.com/adorn-milk-new-arrivals-from-contour-marja-germans-gard-aoko-su/" data-wpel-link="internal">a lot of new pieces from existing designers</a>, but we also launched collections by two new designers to the shop: <a href="https://adorn-milk.com/collections/olivia-shih" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Olivia Shih</a> and <a href="https://adorn-milk.com/collections/limbo-jewelry" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Limbo Jewelry</a>.
Olivia Shih is a woman-run business inspired by cool-headed, decisive women who speak their own minds. Look as confident as you feel when adorning yourself with Olivia Shih jewelry. Made in the USA, each piece of jewelry is hand sculpted to draw out the texture of urban life. \\ SHOP OLIVIA SHIH Limbo Jewelry is handmade in Austin, TX. The seamless relationship between beauty and simplicity can be seen in each piece of Limbo Jewelry. Focused on the balance between clean lines and geometric shapes, Limbo is emerging in the “slow fashion movement” as a sustainable brand to watch. With dedication to leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible, the Limbo line uses recycled and sustainably
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Best of Dog Milk: March 2017

                                In <a href="http://dog-milk.com/2017/03/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">March</a>, we shared lots of cool doggie design over on <a href="http://dog-milk.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dog Milk</a> &#8211; here&#8217;s the cream of the crop:
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/best-of-dog-milk-march-2017/bridge_dog_ceramic_feeder_bowls/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/bridge_dog_ceramic_feeder_bowls-810x810.jpg" alt="Best of Dog Milk: March 2017" /></a>
                                <a href="http://dog-milk.com/modern-raised-feeders-and-bowls-from-bridge-dog/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Modern raised feeders and bowls from Bridge.Dog</a>
Modern dog bandanas from Woof & Wild Greg Murray’s takes pics of dogs eating peanut butter Designer dog houses from Barkitecture To get Dog Milk updates, subscribe to the Dog Milk RSS feed or follow Dog Milk on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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The Withings Steel HR is One Fine Looking Hybrid Fitness Smartwatch

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                                I used to be a fitness tracking junkie. A fitness tracker in the guise of a watch was strapped onto my wrist during workouts all throughout my twenties; eventually I switched to strapping myself with a Bluetooth heart rate monitor across the chest for more accurate readings while pounding the pavement or lifting weights. Alas, I&#8217;ve (long) fallen off that bandwagon, no longer quite as serious about improving my mile time, interval workout heart rate, or training for races – all activities where tracking incremental improvements can be important.
That said, I feel like there’s still a place for fitness tracking somewhere in my life, even with a less intense fitness regimen. The Steel HR by Withings might be the impetus for a return to keeping count of distance, intensity, and a caloric use on a daily basis automatically. A fitness tracker is only useful if you wear it. Previous fitness tracking devices
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The UA ArchiTech Futurist Floats Atop 3D Printed Midsoles

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/ua-architech-futurist-3d-printed/5-underarmour-futurist-3d/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/5-underarmour-futurist-3D-810x539.jpg" alt="The UA ArchiTech Futurist Floats Atop 3D Printed Midsoles" /></a>
                                Get used to seeing &#8220;3D printed midsoles&#8221; as an increasingly advertised feature accompanying the announcement of new sneakers. Joining the likes of <a href="http://design-milk.com/adidas-3d-running-shoes/"  data-wpel-link="internal">adidas</a> and <a href="http://design-milk.com/new-balance-x-nervous-systems-adaptive-3d-printed-midsole-running-shoes/"  data-wpel-link="internal">New Balance</a>, both who&#8217;ve ventured into developing proprietary adaptive 3D printed midsoles, Under Armor recently unveiled the <a href="https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/3d-architech?avad=55097_ae2225bd&amp;cid=AF%7Cskimlinks.com%7CAvantLink%7CUS"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">UA ArchiTech Futurist</a> – a limited edition 3D printed sneaker designed for the Crossfit demographic.
The ArchiTech Futurist is the evolutionary progeny of Under Armour’s UA Architech, a shoe concept that won the Advanced Concepts Technical Competition at last year’s AMUG Conference. Sporting a similar interlocking lattice structure as its predecessor, the ArchiTech Futurist TPU midsoles are also made possible using selective laser sintering (SLS), resulting in the characteristic lattice work. The 3D printed heel section is purported to return energy with every press toward the heel, catering to weight lifting exercises of Crossfitters.

The proprietary 3D heel structure was formulated by Lehmann & Voss & Co., a chemical engineering company specializing in

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Adorn Your Fingers with a Tiny Bouquet of Flowers

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/adorn-your-fingers-with-a-tiny-bouquet-of-flowers/ikebana-ring-areaware-gahee-kang-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Ikebana-Ring-Areaware-Gahee-Kang-1-810x578.jpg" alt="Adorn Your Fingers with a Tiny Bouquet of Flowers" /></a>
                                Referencing the Japanese art of flower arranging known as ikebana, NYC-based product designer <a href="http://www.gaheekang.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Gahee Kang</a> came up with a way to bring that joy to your hand. The <a href="https://www.areaware.com/collections/personal-accessories/products/ikebana-ring" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ikebana Ring</a>, created for <a href="https://www.areaware.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Areaware</a>, is a sterling silver ring that holds a tiny bouquet of flowers you can arrange yourself. Change it up with various flowers whenever your want for a completely different look &#8211; it&#8217;s like an ever-evolving piece of art on your finger.

The Ikebana Ring is available in Small (left), Medium (middle), and Large (right).

The ring has an open design allowing for size adjustment, along with two different loops that you easily thread the flower stems through to hold in place. Kang designed the ring for whatnot, a class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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