Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic

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                                Few designs have endured with such quiet visibility as <a href="https://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/featured/ph-5/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Poulsen&#8217;s PH 5</a>. Its unmistakable silhouette is often seen in homes modern and traditional, in universities and libraries across the globe, and always seems to find a place within the newest restaurants and most luxe hotels. Movie and television cameos are frequent. In the pantheon of lighting, undoubtedly one or two PH 5s would be found glowing overhead.
In celebration of the design’s 60th anniversary, Louis Poulsen invited Design Milk to tour their factory in Vejen, Jutland, Denmark, affording us the opportunity to learn more about the light’s storied past, relevant present, and the planned future of the company’s most popular lighting design…with even a chance to build one. The five-shade PH 5’s immutable cultural presence can be attributed to its perfect realization of form serving function, a 100% glare-free light emitting evenly both downward and laterally, with a recognizably agreeable presence whether on
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Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic

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                                Few designs have endured with such quiet visibility as <a href="https://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/featured/ph-5/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Poulsen&#8217;s PH 5</a>. Its unmistakable silhouette is often seen in homes modern and traditional, in universities and libraries across the globe, and always seems to find a place within the newest restaurants and most luxe hotels. Movie and television cameos are frequent. In the pantheon of lighting, undoubtedly one or two PH 5s would be found glowing overhead.
In celebration of the design’s 60th anniversary, Louis Poulsen invited Design Milk to tour their factory in Vejen, Jutland, Denmark, affording us the opportunity to learn more about the light’s storied past, relevant present, and the planned future of the company’s most popular lighting design…with even a chance to build one. The five-shade PH 5’s immutable cultural presence can be attributed to its perfect realization of form serving function, a 100% glare-free light emitting evenly both downward and laterally, with a recognizably agreeable presence whether on
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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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The HRDL Vinyl Table Proudly Puts Your Collection On Display

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                                The <a href="https://hrdl.no/products/the-vinyl-table" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vinyl Table</a> is the handsome handmade creation of part-time furniture designer and professional commercial photographer, Stian Herdal (aka <a href="https://hrdl.no/pages/om-hrdl"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">HRDL</a>) – an organic midcentury-inspired, splayed leg <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/turntable/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">turntable</a> stand and storage solution recognizing the one thing vinyl collectors nearly enjoy as much as listening to their records is displaying them.
Made to order using oak and Valchromat (a wood moisture resistant wood fiber panel engineered for higher durability than traditional MDF and individually impregnated fibers using organic dyes for consistent color throughout its thickness), the table’s two-tone design highlights its two most distinguishing features: the sliding tambour door designed to hideaway an amplifier and any cords and cables out of sight, and two rows of storage + display affording space for up to 200 LPs and 45s to comb through when the mood for music strikes. Herdal’s affinity for vinyl extends to two additional designs, the 30-record Vinyl Stand and the “little brother” 
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Highlights from Design Tokyo 2018: Be a Scent DJ and More

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                                <a href="http://www.designtokyo.jp/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Design Tokyo</a> has become the one-stop destination for Japanese designers and vendors, and its profile has strengthened over the years ever since Tokyo Design Week was phased out in 2016. Over 90,000 people attended the 3-day event in Tokyo Big Sight last week. Here are the highlights from Design Tokyo:
Moodo is a smart home fragrant diffuser produced by the Israeli company Agan Aroma. Agan Aroma has been concocting scents for 35 years (many of which are likely used in perfumes you owned!) and they’ve created an IoT home system so you can control the scent of your home.

Courtesy of Moodo.

Moodo works with Alexa and Google Assistant. You can create a unique ambiance instantly by using a smartphone app or voice control. The app also comes with preset families of scents that you can purchase. Shuffle through the scent families so that you’ll be introduced to a
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A Touch of the Tactile For Faster Digital Workflow

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                                Do something often and well enough, and eventually optimization becomes a next step obsession. Nowhere is this more true than with design and photography professionals stationed in front of screens for hours daily working in applications like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The following hardware devices are designed to expedite and fine tune accuracy for anyone working at a professional level and who appreciates a certain degree of tactile feedback while editing, processing, illustrating, and reviewing their work.
The Loupedeck+
We called the first Loupedeck a capable “ergonomic and tactile mechanism for editing with acute accuracy”, an editing console designed to turn the mundane tasks of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® Classic CC’s digital workflow into a more satisfying feedback loop of touch and sound. Thankfully not much has changed since, mostly improvements to the hardware’s build (the addition of mechanical actuation to the keys is welcome) and the layout, with updated software
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A Touch of the Tactile For Faster Digital Workflow

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                                Do something often and well enough, and eventually optimization becomes a next step obsession. Nowhere is this more true than with design and photography professionals stationed in front of screens for hours daily working in applications like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The following hardware devices are designed to expedite and fine tune accuracy for anyone working at a professional level and who appreciates a certain degree of tactile feedback while editing, processing, illustrating, and reviewing their work.
The Loupedeck+
We called the first Loupedeck a capable “ergonomic and tactile mechanism for editing with acute accuracy”, an editing console designed to turn the mundane tasks of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® Classic CC’s digital workflow into a more satisfying feedback loop of touch and sound. Thankfully not much has changed since, mostly improvements to the hardware’s build (the addition of mechanical actuation to the keys is welcome) and the layout, with updated software
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