<a href="https://design-milk.com/yves-behar-designs-a-line-of-high-quality-prefabs-called-livinghomes-yb1/yves-behar-livinghomes-yb1-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Yves-Behar-LivingHomes-YB1-1-810x421.jpg" alt="Yves Béhar Designs a Line of High-Quality Prefabs Called LivingHomes YB1" /></a>
Tiny home options continue to grow in popularity thanks to high housing costs and lack of space for new ones to be built. California especially falls into this category causing great interest in building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to rent out for extra income or for aging parents, adult children, students, or someone just starting out. Thanks to updates to California’s housing laws, new design ideas are popping up, including a collaboration between Swiss designer <a href="https://fuseproject.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Yves Béhar</a> and <a href="https://www.plantprefab.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plant Prefab</a> that’s bringing <a href="https://www.plantprefab.com/models/15" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LivingHomes YB1</a> to life. LivingHomes YB1 was recently unveiled at the Summit festival in Los Angeles displaying an example of high-quality, design-focused prefab and what’s possible for the future.
We are incredibly excited to partner with Yves Béhar on his first home product for a really critical, fast growing segment in housing: ADUs/Tiny Homes. Yves is one of the top designers in the world and the YB1, the
<a href="https://design-milk.com/yves-behar-and-amir-mortazavi-launch-2nd-canopy-shared-workspace-location/yves-behar-canopy-jackson-square-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Yves-Behar-CANOPY-Jackson-Square-1-810x569.jpg" alt="Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi Launch 2nd CANOPY Shared Workspace Location" /></a>
Shared workspaces have been popping up all over the world as more people work remotely and they’ve become incredibly appealing making joining one a no-brainer. One such establishment is <a href="https://canopy.space/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CANOPY</a> Jackson Square, a serene coworking space in San Francisco designed by <a href="https://fuseproject.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Yves Behar</a> and Amir Mortazavi of <a href="http://m-projects.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">M-PROJECTS</a>. Spanning 13,000-square-feet, the interior offers a modern, ergonomically designed environment that incorporates glass-enclosed private offices, open workstations, conference rooms, a lounge, a cafe, phone booths, a Mother’s Room, and an outdoor work terrace.
The soothing color palette pays homage to the surrounding neighborhoods of North Beach, Jackson Square, the Financial District, and Chinatown. They merged textured black and concrete surfaces with soft pinks and greens through layers of contemporary office furnishings from Herman Miller, including Behar’s own Sayl Chairs and Public Office Landscape Tables, Charles and Ray Eames Chairs, as well as Chadwick Modular Seating and Renew Sit-to-Stand Tables from Brian Alexander. CANOPY
<a href="https://design-milk.com/favorite-technologies-ces-2018/ces2018-lg/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/CES2018-LG-810x540.jpg" alt="Our Favorite Technologies We Saw at CES 2018" /></a>
The 2018 <a href="https://www.ces.tech/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Consumer Electronics Show</a> (CES) will be remembered for many things: an unexpected winter deluge that left attendees scrambling for cover and the Las Vegas Convention Center leaking from every corner, the ensuing nearly 2-hour blackout, a jaw-dropping <a href="https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-unveils-the-wall-the-worlds-first-modular-microled-146-inch-tv" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">146-inch television</a>, the unexpected ornamental splendor of a chandelier-like <a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609451/ibm-raises-the-bar-with-a-50-qubit-quantum-computer/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">50-Qubit quantum computer</a>, the emerging horizon of 8K displays, and the confluence of smart home devices into cohesive experiences available wherever we go.
Exhibitors at this year’s show honed in on evolutionary refinements; compared to previous shows, the overall “wow” factor was dimmed, but there was a palpable sense the promise of smart technology was finally coalescing into a more cohesive experience versus the patchwork landscape that has characterized connecting the smart home category.
Integration of AI and voice command seemingly spilled forth from nearly every corner of the show, with personal robots continuing to dazzle attendees (despite their
<a href="http://design-milk.com/hiding-in-plain-sight-samsungs-the-frame/samsung-the-frame-tv-jaime-derringer-art-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Samsung-the-frame-tv-jaime-derringer-art-5-810x811.jpg" alt="Hiding in Plain Sight: Samsung’s The Frame" /></a>
Is it a good thing when you’re not sure that the best thing about your new TV is the picture quality? Don’t get me wrong, the picture quality on Samsung’s <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/frame-tv/highlights/#?cid=us_social_influencer_reframethisspace_20170810_designmilk" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">The </a><a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/frame-tv/highlights/#?cid=us_social_influencer_reframethisspace_20170810_designmilk" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Frame</a> is beyond compare. Boasting a resolution rate of 3840 x 2160 and a motion rate of 240 Motion Rate (120Hz), UHD upscaling, 40 watts of DTS Premium Sound 5.1, with built-in woofer, smart TV, Bluetooth, wireless internet and 4 HDMI inputs, among other things, The Frame is everything you would expect from a top of the line 4K Ultra High Definition Samsung TV. But there is more—so much more.
Emily Henderson’s rendering of The Frame in our living room \\\ Photo by Tessa Neustadt
<a href="http://design-milk.com/samsung-yves-behar-theframe/4the-frame-samsung-yvesbehar/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/4The-Frame-Samsung-YvesBehar--810x608.jpg" alt="Samsung’s ‘The Frame’ by Yves Béhar Displays Artful Content" /></a>
The partnership between Korean electronics giant <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Samsung</a> and <span class="s1">Yves Béhar’s design firm <a href="https://fuseproject.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">fuseproject</a> continues to be a fruitful, if not unexpected creative outlet for envisioning the television beyond an electronic device. Their latest endeavor, <a href="https://fuseproject.com/work/samsung/the-frame/?focus=overview" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Frame</a>, takes a more artful approach to what we watch.</span>
A large SUHD display, The Frame is a television inhabited with a split personality. While on, The Frame is designed to operate like any other modern television for all binge-worthy content. It’s when The Frame is switched off and into “Art Mode” the set reveals its more unique feature (though not wholly unique when considering the crowding market of digital art displays by the likes of Electronic Objects and Meural). Noting most televisions are watched for only a few hours per day, Samsung and Béhar equipped their television to showcase over 100 paintings and artwork from 38 different artists, including artist Barry McGee and photographer Todd Eberle. Each piece was
<a href="http://design-milk.com/love-yves-behar-smartphone-turntable/love-turntable-01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/01/Love-turntable-01-810x518.jpg" alt="LOVE is a Yves Béhar Designed Smartphone Turntable" /></a>
The Yves Béhar designed <a href="https://comingsoon-tech.com/love-the-first-intelligent-turntable" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">LOVE smartphone turntable</a> is something old, new again, a portable audio device designed to bridge the strong resurgence of vinyl with app-operated accessibility, all the while promising <span class="s1">“the intimacy of vinyl with modern-day convenience”.</span>
The sleek device resembles an elongated mouse, handsomely decked out in a combination of glossy black with a copper base detailing; this one-piece device operates as a large rotating tone arm that sits atop records of any size placed onto its base, reading the grooves like a traditional turntable stylus, scanning the record to ascertain song information and the number of tracks. Output is handled all without any integrated speaker in sight. Instead, LOVE connects to a smartphone or tablet app using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, where users are offered output, playback controls options, and album art. There’s also the weird yet cool option to pick a track for playback by pressing down gently onto the LOVE itself: want to listen to track 2, press twice, skip over to
<a href="http://design-milk.com/2016-gift-guide-for-the-person-who-has-everything/2016-gift-guide-person-who-has-everything-v2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2016/11/2016-Gift-Guide-Person-Who-Has-Everything-v2-810x439.jpg" alt="2016 Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything" /></a>
Some people can pose a particularly difficult challenge when it comes to finding a gift to match their lifestyle and taste. We’ve collected an unusual mixture of gift ideas below that we believe will surprise just about anyone, whether they’re most pleased by everyday function, occasional fun, or downright luxurious comforts.
Snap Inc. Spectacles \\ $129
The hottest and most difficult tech gift to find this holiday season are these sunglasses designed to capture video from the perspective of their wearer and to upload to Snapchat. That’s not even the craziest part of the Spectacles experience: hopeful customers need to hunt down one of the bright yellow vending machines — Snapbots – to even hope for an opportunity to purchase a pair. Gifting someone Spectacles makes it clear you went the extra mile for their gift.
Yumaki Custom Toothbrushes Annual Subscription \\ $40+
An annual toothbrush subscription sounds remarkably boring. Then you look at Yumaki’s catalog of unusual and unique colors and finishes,
<a href="http://design-milk.com/yves-behar-redesigns-western-digitals-passport-drives/westerndigitalpassport-family/"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2016/10/WesternDigitalPASSPORT-family-600x451.jpg" alt="Yves Béhar Redesigns Western Digital’s My Passport Drives" /></a>
Western Digital brought on designer <a href="https://fuseproject.com/" >Yves Béhar</a> and his industrial design and branding firm <a href="https://fuseproject.com/" >fuseproject</a> to inject an entirely new design language into the storage technologies brand’s catalog of consumer external hard drives.
The core of fuseproject’s design refresh resonates with the element of tension: a dichotomy between users’ increasingly public online lives versus a securely private one. This dichotomy is manifested in a bisected rectangular block drive divided into thematic halves: a angled and textured foundation below, with a clean surface top. The Lifeline, as fuseprojects and Western Digital call this metaphorical dividing center, operates to symbolize where the social and private meet. Heady stuff that will probably go over the head of most consumers, but fortunately the clean and modern design can be appreciated solely on its aesthetic merits alone too.
An updated bright palette of six vivid color adorn the new design for My Passport drives – Black, Yellow, Red, White, Orange