Technology company Elvie has launched a cordless breast pump designed to be worn inconspicuously in any nursing bra. Read more
Chairman of the Board of Management at the BMW Group Harald Krüger calls the iNEXT a project encapsulating and representing BMW’s plans to integrate electric mobility across their entire range of BMW and Mini vehicles, a concept designed to answer the question, “What does a vehicle look like which no longer needs to be driven by a person but can be if desired?” The answer is an electric powered crossover SUV
<a href="https://design-milk.com/bmw-vision-inext/bmw-vision-inext-10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/bmw-vision-inext-10-810x566.jpg" alt="The BMW Vision iNext Concept Backseat" /></a> The BMW launched the electric powered i3 in 2013, and the pug-shaped high-roof hatchback proved immediately popular amongst urban drivers used to navigating narrow streets and perpetually challenged by scant parking. But the i3 wasn’t an island unto itself, always planned as the first of several “project i” vehicles. BMW is back with a design noticeably more sexy and dynamic than its hatchback predecessor – a flagship crossover with prognostication written all over it: the BMW Vision iNext Concept.
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Photographers, video editors, and designers working with hefty image sizes often requiring hard drive storage capacities measured in terabytes, far exceeding the average user safely served by gigabyte capacity storage. In these instances RAID (redundant array of independent disks) servers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices are commonly integrated into workflows where RAW or video files can fill up capacity within minutes, providing large capacities with the option to expand or remove storage to meet professional demands. The UP Memory Tower concept answers this same need, improved with a graphical system integrating numerical markers and color to clearly communicate how much storage is being added or removed. The modular design allows
<a href="https://design-milk.com/up-memory-towers-modular-hard-drive/up_memorytower_sideview_3_1750/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/UP_MemoryTower_SideView_3_1750-810x533.jpg" alt="The Up Memory Tower’s Modular Hard Drive Stacks Up Storage" /></a> Most of us remember stacking up toy blocks as toddlers, the toys teaching us our 1-2-3s and ABCs. <a href="https://work.repponen.com/" rel="show_index external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external" >Anton Repponen’s</a> <a href="http://work.repponen.com/UP-Memory-Tower" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Up Memory Tower</a> Modular Hard Drive system taps into the same memory in service of memory…computer data storage memory.
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Designer van Daal’s careful observation of the intricacies of flowers and the mycelium networks of fungi, alongside the symmetrical of skeletal structures of Radiolaria and Bryozoa zooplankton all provided inspiration for a 3D printed seating solution assembled into a lattice – sans any requirement of glue. Each polymer piece is made of recycled polyamide/PA 12 developed by 3D printing company, Oceanz, providing not only flexible strength, but also requiring less material for manufacturing.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/3d-printed-chair-mimics-microscopic-organisms/radiolaria_manon-van-daal_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Radiolaria_Manon-van-Daal_01-810x540.jpg" alt="Radiolaria #1 Chair Mimics the Intricacies of Microscopic Organisms" /></a> “Nature may seem at first glance random and free-flowing, but if you look on a microscopic level, you can find symmetry and geometry in almost all cell structures.” The salient observation about the natural world’s smallest lifeforms provides designer <a href="https://www.lilianvandaal.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lilian van Daal</a> the framework for exploring the functional forms of unicellular micro-organisms and turning it into, Radiolaria #1, a most unique 3D printed chair made with 100% recycled polymer powder pieces without a drop of glue.
Designers Anton Repponen and Irene Pereyra decided to make the leap into product design to produce the analog NU:RO watch themselves eight years after proposing the design. Those interested in this minimalist expression of time have only till October 10th to fund the studio’s Kickstarter campaign. A $300 pledge offers investors the option to choose from three different bands – black leather, white leather or stainless steel mesh (vegan) – along with the option to buy an extremely limited edition sculpture by Shantell Martin formed to complement the NU:RO wrist watch. The NU:RO is a late bloomer,
<a href="https://design-milk.com/nuro-watch/nuro_angle_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/NURO_Angle_1-810x566.jpg" alt="The NU:RO Minimalist Analog Watch" /></a> The concept behind Brooklyn-based design studio Anton & Irene’s analog wrist watch <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/antonandirene/nu-ro-minimalist-analog-watch" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NU:RO</a> is a fairly simple idea executed with laudable refinement: two rotating numerical dials meeting at the center, with hours and minutes highlighted by the graphical outline of an hourglass.
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Volvo Car’s Mårten Levenstam describes the 360c as a “conversation starter” rather than a predestined design for the Swedish automobile manufacturer – an exploration of possibilities autonomous technology may impart onto society and infrastructure. These changes are obviously directed at delivering a first-class private cabin experience in parallel to upper tier air travel, moving passengers door to door without the friction of public transportation or even private modes shared amongst passengers today. From Mårten Levenstam, senior vice president
<a href="https://design-milk.com/volvo-360c-concept/volvo-360c-concept-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Volvo-360c-concept-5-810x456.jpg" alt="The Volvo 360c Concept Imagines Autonomous Business Class Travel" /></a> If you’ve ever flown a transcontinental flight in either business or first class, the appeal of a fully autonomous car ride outfitted with the connected comforts of a mobile office space is immediately evident. Instead of simply being a passenger, the <a href="https://www.volvocars.com/intl" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Volvo Car’s</a> 360c autonomous concept imagines driverless travel offering valuable time to enjoy the commute, work, and even sleep in the privacy and confines of a luxurious cabin on four wheels.
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