Omura Series 1 Whole Flower Vaporizer

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                                The <a href="https://www.omura.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Omura Series 1</a> is a newly announced luxe designer cannabis delivery system aiming to bridge the gap between enthusiasts enjoying smoking whole flower with the new school of users who rely upon the convenience of vape pens, delivering precise doses for solo or sharing sessions.

The Omura Series 1 charges via USB-C with one-button operations and adjusts heat according to strength of inhalation to ensure optimal delivery of cannabinoids and terpenes.

The Omura’s industrial design – created in collaboration with Michael Young Studio – is modern and sleek, an intentional push to cater toward the growing wellness-oriented clientele seeking the health and social benefits of cannabis, but enjoyed in moderation. The Series 1’s matte finish, ribbed end, and gentle curvature leading into the heating unit evoke the work of Naoto Fukasawa in its minimalist and subtle detailing, the sort of device intended to be openly left out for use and sharing

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Episode 89 of Clever: VP of Google Hardware Design Ivy Ross

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-89-ivy-ross"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to Google’s Head of Hardware Design, Ivy Ross, who learned from her industrial designer father how to see the world for how it’s made, and for the possibilities of how it could be remade. Early professional success as a jewelry designer taught her that life is not about ego hits, it’s about the journey. Fueled by curiosity, she’s traveled through the corporate world as a way to keep learning. She approaches work like conducting an orchestra &#8211; drawing out the best in individuals to create beautiful music as a team. Listen:

Read our interview with Ivy here.


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The Poketo x CASETiFY 2019 Collection Goes Bold

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-poketo-x-casetify-2019-collection-goes-bold/poketo-casetify-2019/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/poketo-casetify-2019-810x454.jpg" alt="The Poketo x CASETiFY 2019 Collection Goes Bold" /></a>
                                Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand <a href="https://www.poketo.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Poketo&#8217;s</a> partnership with tech accessory specialists <a href="https://www.casetify.com/poketo"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CASETiFY</a> is anything <em>but</em> boring – a confetti of graphics and color designed to enliven the sedate modernity of the Apple Watch and iPhones with an explosion of expressive cases and straps, each reflective of Poketo’s ethos, “Art For Your Everyday”.

Designed to fit iPhones ranging from the latest iPhone Xs Max all the way back to the iPhone 4, nobody has to be left out from adorning their Apple mobile device with a protective shockproof, 2-layer case designed with an extra bit of ridged grip along its edges. The selection of nine designs shown above represents only a portion of the entire collection’s range of design options accurately fit for a wide breadth of iPhone devices.

Poketo’s distinct love of abstract colors and shapes is also invigorating the Apple Watch with splashes of colorful modernity.

The entire Poketo x

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Fresh From the Dairy: Get Yourself Some Sunglasses

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                                Dark sunglasses can be mysterious, playful, or just good eye protection (we highly recommend that last one!), but they can also be art. Art that&#8217;s just perfect for summer, in fact. Our friends at <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Society6</a> have a wide array of <a href="https://society6.com/s?q=sunglasses&amp;context=sunglasses&amp;page=1?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">sunglasses</a> featured on just about everything from beach towels to stickers – and of course there are plenty of art prints to choose from!

Venice Beach Art Print by Alexander Grahovsky

Girl with Sunglasses Tote Bag by Sébastien Bouvier

Here’s Johnny Poster by KevlarLove

Rainbow Shades Beach Towel by Circa78Designs

Cigar Smoker Cigar Lover JFK Gifts Framed Art Print by RCSC

Vivian goes for a dip Acrylic Tray by My Mysterious Past

Floral Foxy Art Print by JBLITTLEMONSTERS

Lookout! Blue Version Sticker by The Pairabirds

I AM I Art Print by Eugenia Loli

Framed – Fashion Art Print by Ben Fearnley

In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to

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MIDLAND Stays True to a Philosophy of Well-Chosen Goods

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                                Southern California is blessed with many things: year-round beautiful weather, close proximity to the ocean as well as the mountains, and <a href="https://shop-midland.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MIDLAND</a>. Founded by Paige Appel and Kelly Harris, the shop has two locations in both Culver City and Silver Lake, and operates by the philosophy of selling only well-chosen goods that resonate with both women and their customers. Home goods, beauty products, and apparel have been curated specifically from makers that Paige and Kelly either know directly or have at the least met in person. Each product must have a connection to something higher than commerce, and ideally it all comes back around to community. For June&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/design-storey/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Design Store(y)</a> we spoke to both women to find out what makes MIDLAND tick so successfully.

Why did you pick this city/neighborhood/storefront?

For Culver City, it was an untapped neighborhood for quality boutiques. We drove by this space everyday on our way

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The USPS Is Making All of Our Ellsworth Kelly Dreams Come True

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                                Just over three years after his death, the U.S. Post Office honored American abstract artist <a href="https://ellsworthkelly.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ellsworth Kelly</a> on what would have been his 96th birthday with stamps that highlight ten works of art. Kelly&#8217;s career spanned over 70 years and during that time he honed a distinctive style that incorporated simple shapes and patterns, bright colors, and hard edges. While widely known for his abstract paintings, his work crossed multiple mediums, including sculpture and printmaking, and now, <a href="https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/ellsworth-kelly-S_478604"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">stamps</a>.

The forever stamps come as a sheet of 20 that feature 10 of Kelly’s works with two of each design, including: “Yellow White” (1961), “Colors for a Large Wall” (1951), “Blue Red Rocker” (1963), “Spectrum I” (1953), South Ferry, (1956), “Blue Green” (1962), “Orange Red Relief for Delphine Seyrig” (1990), “Meschers”, (1951), “Red Blue” (1964), and “Gaza” (1956).

The stamps are available now for $11 per sheet via USPS.com.

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Where I Work: Alex Daly

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New York City-based Alex Daly has been a driving force behind some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns over the years, including three books from Standards Manual (here, here, and here), Today clock, TLC’s new album, Neil Young’s audio player, and Joan Didion’s documentary, earning herself the much-deserved nickname, Crowdsourceress, and a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2016. She is the founder of Vann Alexandra and DalyPR, which eventually morphed into Daly, a company that was spun from crowdfunding clients looking for guidance post-campaign. Now, Daly brings the knowledge learned from running these massive campaigns and offers PR, events, and crowdfunding consultation services. This month’s Where I Work goes behind the scenes to see the colorful offices where Alex Daly does her best work.

What is your typical work style?

Our company, Daly, just relaunched this year as a modern marketing

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Metaproject 09: Sesame Street and the Urgency of Play

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                                Last fall, when it was time for RIT&#8217;s industrial design students to begin their senior projects, one of the university&#8217;s alumna stepped in to challenge them to design contemporary products that pertain to the &#8216;Urgency of Play,&#8217; otherwise known as, <a href="http://metaproject.rit.edu/Project/Project?year=09"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Metaproject 09</a>. RIT Graphic Design alum Theresa Fitzgerald is now the Vice President Creative Services at Sesame Workshop – the educational nonprofit tied to Sesame Street – and she worked with <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/josh-owen/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Josh Owen</a>, founder of the yearly <a href="https://design-milk.com/?s=metaproject"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Metaproject</a> and professor/chair of RIT&#8217;s industrial design program, and the 15 students all year as their projects developed into modern Sesame Street products. The students had to bypass their own ideas and experiences associated with Sesame Street and instead take the brand&#8217;s guiding principles in a new, more modern direction in order to design products that make kids lives better. To mark the end of the project and the success of their <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-375278" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/RIT-Metaproject-Sesame-Street-1a-Oh-810x1164.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1164" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/RIT-Metaproject-Sesame-Street-1a-Oh-810x1164.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/RIT-Metaproject-Sesame-Street-1a-Oh-800x1149.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/RIT-Metaproject-Sesame-Street-1a-Oh-768x1103.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/RIT-Metaproject-Sesame-Street-1a-Oh-500x718.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/RIT-Metaproject-Sesame-Street-1a-Oh.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>

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A Dozen Design Gift Ideas for Dad

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                                My dad was amongst the special breed who always insisted we forgo spending anything for him for Father&#8217;s Day. Every June he&#8217;d indubitably find a way to turn away the limelight from himself, ever insistent he didn&#8217;t need anything. &#8220;Family is enough.&#8221; That is, until one year I found out what he truly wanted (and could eventually afford with my first job) – a digital satellite cable system – a gift for the lifelong cinephile and sports fan. And that&#8217;s the challenge when it comes to finding a gift for dear old dad, teasing out what he wants, yet rarely reveals. Hopefully something in our roundup of gift ideas below makes the father in your life as surprised and pleased as mine was that memorable Father&#8217;s Day.

Bang & Olufsen Indigo Blue E8 2.0 \\ $350
These Bluetooth 4.2 wireless earbuds are notable alone for their understated

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It Takes Two: 10 Fave Designer Sneaker Collaborations

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                                &#8220;The <a href="https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/news/a19574/virgil-abloh-fashion-interview/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">whole point of collaboration</a> is that you give and take from each other, and that&#8217;s how you create things that are totally new.&#8221; Off-White label founder and multidisciplinary designer Virgil Abloh has built an entire career based upon this process of give and take, one of prominent figures of fashion who&#8217;ve adopted the role of ulcrum within the the sneaker industry, elevating the identifiable into the freshly desirable. With collaborations in mind, we&#8217;ve picked ten of the most fruitful partnerships right now between fashion and footwear below. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phOW-CZJWT0"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><em>Hit it!</em></a>

adidas Ultraboost x Missoni

Tinker Hatfield x Converse All-Star Pro BB

Pyer Moss x Reebok Mobius Experiment 3

Nike x Sacai Blazer Mid

adidas by Raf Simons Ozweego

Off-White x Nike Nike Waffle Racer

DEAL x Reebok Instapump Fury “Feng Shui Compass”

Nike x Fear of God Pure Platinum Moc

adidas x UNDEFEATED GSG9

Not technically a sneaker but worth

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Fresh From The Dairy: Put Your Pack n Your Back

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                                Come summer, backpacks take on an entirely new role. Instead of hauling books and gym clothes they&#8217;re responsible for beach towels, sunscreen, and so much more! <a href="http://www.society6.com/?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Society6&#8217;s</a> sturdy <a href="https://society6.com/backpacks?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">backpacks</a> have so much personality, thanks to their independent artists – you&#8217;ll have a hard time narrowing it down to just one.

Sea Backpack by Vickn

sunshine state of mind Backpack by sunshinecanteen

Abstract line art 2 Backpack by ThingDesign

Peach Harvest Backpack by Leanne Simpson

Pueblo in Sienna Backpack by Becky Bailey

Stripe Black & White Horizontal Backpack by Beautiful Homes

Exotic Garden V Backpack by Burcu Korkmazyurek

Something Nostalgic Backpack by Päivi Vikström

Ferra Backpack by Tracie Andrews

eyes Backpack by claireligraphy

In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The Design Milk Dairy, a special collection of Society6 artists’ work curated by Design Milk and our readers. Proceeds from the The Design Milk

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The Best of ICFF 2019 (Including Our Milk Stand!)

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                                Another <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign" data-wpel-link="internal">#NYCxDESIGN</a> week has come and passed and we&#8217;re still taking in all the cool new products and designs we saw at <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/icff" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF 2019</a>. After scouring each and every row, we&#8217;ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces from this massive show that we think you should know about.

Photo by Hanna Grankvist

But first, we have to give a special shoutout to our Milk Stand popup shop! You might have noticed the eye-catching, topographical design of our booth as you passed by. It was designed by Michael Yarinsky, an architect and interior designer based in Brooklyn. An experiment long in development, Michael Yarinsky Studio has been trying to find novel ways to soften the hard edges of architecture in form, material, and use of space. In this experiment, Michael wrote code to simulate the behavior and form of a rumpled bedlinen. This height field is then expressed in

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Smallhold: Changing the Distribution Chain to Fresh Produce

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                                New York’s hottest food trend can be spotted anywhere from Mission Chinese to Whole Foods… The tech masterminds at <a href="https://www.smallhold.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Smallhold</a> are changing the distribution chain when it comes to fresh produce. Smallhold is the first, and only, organic farm in NYC. It&#8217;s also the only mushroom farm. This farm isn&#8217;t in one place—it&#8217;s distributed throughout partner restaurants, grocery stores, and markets; a citywide collective so to speak.

At first glance these futuristic steel cabinets with curved windows that emit neon blue light look like bizarre tanning beds. But they are ultimately one step closer to affordable, local, and accessible urban farming on a scalable level. Each minifarm yields anywhere from 30 to 120lbs of mushrooms per week, and only takes up a footprint of 16 square feet.

Initially Smallhold’s minifarms started as a way for traditional farmers to supplement their off-season production periods. But the interest from brick and mortar

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Boxy and Bold, Matter Matters’ New Bag Arrivals Are Here

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                                Hong Kong-based fashion brand <a href="https://www.mattermattersgallery.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Matter Matters</a>, started in July 2013 by designer Flora Leung, has a collection of punchy new <a href="https://www.mattermattersgallery.com/category/bags"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">bags</a> that we can&#8217;t get enough of. Influenced by Art Deco, Bauhaus, and post-modernism aesthetics from the 1980s Memphis movement, the company is known for their playful, geometric designs and cold use of contrasting colors. Their boxy shapes and detailing are the perfect complement to one another. Be sure and check out their other products, including jewelry, clothing, and scarves.

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Koio x Dominique Ansel Avalanche Croissant-Inspired Sneaker

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                                I never succumbed to the allure of the Dominique Ansel cronut, the frenzied food fad that engulfed New York and quickly spread across the nation a few years back. It&#8217;s not that I didn&#8217;t think Ansel&#8217;s croissant-doughnut hybrid wasn&#8217;t delicious. It is/was. It&#8217;s simply because I&#8217;ve always thought his other pastries – tarts, cannelé, cakes, and various other pastries – are even more deserving of a wait in line than his cronut. Ansel has since opened numerous outposts across NYC, LA, and London, making it even easier to enjoy his intricate treats. But what a surprise it is to see his latest creation isn&#8217;t baked and not intended to eat&#8230;but to wear.

The Koio x Dominique Ansel sneaker takes the “dad sneakers” silhouette pioneered by Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia and applies styling/colors inspired by the four pillars of baking: flour, butter, sugar, and egg.

I wear chef shoes in the kitchen everyday

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The Lofelt Basslet Is a Wearable Subwoofer

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                                Gaming while flying. Watching movies on public transportation during a daily commute. Listening to music while at the gym. All activities that should be enjoyed while wearing earbuds or headphones. <a href="https://lofelt.com/the-basslet"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Basslet</a> is a wearable subwoofer designed to complement any of these activities, delivering the low end of sound and music as a haptic experience that is felt rather than merely heard.

Slightly larger than an Apple Watch, The Basslet designed by German studio WertelOberfell for Lofelt looks the part of a smart, if not boxy wearable. Its single purpose is to complement music or sounds from the headphone into a tactile effect felt beyond the wrist and throughout the body via a full bass spectrum of 10 to 250 Hz. Best of all, the wrist-worn device is completely silent to the outside world while in use.

The sound-to-body effect is created using a miniaturized actuator connected to a signal

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The Lofelt Basslet Is a Wearable Subwoofer

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lofelt-basslet-is-a-wearable-subwoofer/werteloberfell_lofelt_basslet_24_new-grey/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/werteloberfell_lofelt_basslet_24_new-grey-810x539.jpg" alt="The Lofelt Basslet Is a Wearable Subwoofer" /></a>
                                Gaming while flying. Watching movies on public transportation during a daily commute. Listening to music while at the gym. All activities that should be enjoyed while wearing earbuds or headphones. <a href="https://lofelt.com/the-basslet"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Basslet</a> is a wearable subwoofer designed to complement any of these activities, delivering the low end of sound and music as a haptic experience that is felt rather than merely heard.

Slightly larger than an Apple Watch, The Basslet designed by German studio WertelOberfell for Lofelt looks the part of a smart, if not boxy wearable. Its single purpose is to complement music or sounds from the headphone into a tactile effect felt beyond the wrist and throughout the body via a full bass spectrum of 10 to 250 Hz. Best of all, the wrist-worn device is completely silent to the outside world while in use.

The sound-to-body effect is created using a miniaturized actuator connected to a signal

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Episode 87 of Clever: Costume Concept Artist Gina DeDomenico Flanagan

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                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-87-gina-dedomenico-flanagan"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to costume concept artist Gina DeDomenico Flanagan, who spent the first half of her childhood roller skating around a cul-de-sac and the second half riding a horse around Hawaii. She studied fashion and illustration and then found her way into the entertainment business working with costume designers. After a 10-year motherhood hiatus and a divorce, she re-entered the industry and found that everything had gone digital. Through tears and hard work she learned the new tools and now she helps outfit superheroes. Pow!


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Here’s What Design Milk Will Be up to During NYCxDESIGN

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                                Our excitement is building as the biggest event of the year fast approaches. At this year’s <a href="https://www.nycxdesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NYCxDESIGN</a>, Design Milk has a full agenda of things we want to put on your radar! Come check us out at…

1) The Milk Stand at ICFF
For the fifth year in a row, we’re setting up our Milk Stand pop-up shop at ICFF! This is the only cash-and-carry booth at the fair, so stop by booth #209 to shop from our group of 15 independent designers and makers selling their latest collections of ceramics, textiles, modern jewelry, home accessories, and more.

Joining us in the booth this year is: beroep|tech, Bethanie Kaye, Graf Lantz, Harlem Heirloom, Lace by Jenny Wu, KARU, Kevin Wilcoxson Studio, KONZUK, KROFT, LUPA, MGG Studio, SSEN, TRIPTYCH, WAIWAI, and Wood&Faulk. Special thanks to Michael

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Soft by Design: Urbanears Pampas Wireless Headphones

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                                Stockholm-based audio lifestyle brand <a href="https://www.urbanears.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Urbanears</a> has always done a fine job staying attuned to color trends, represented by a palette of minimalistic and affordable <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/urbanears/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">headphones and speakers</a> catering to those who consider their tech an opportunity for fashionable expression. Until now, Urbanears headphones were limited to in or on ear designs. The new <a href="https://www.urbanears.com/us/en/pampas.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pampas</a> wireless headphone introduces a new option for those of us who like our headphones with an over-ear feel and sound.

Available in three colors – Almond Beige, Field Green, and Charcoal Black – the Pampas over-ear headphones follow a similar template to the brand’s line of simplistic forms partnered with matte color finishes that characterize their wireless speakers. USB-C charging offers 30+ hours of Bluetooth playback, with the addition of a novel “sharing is caring” option, allowing a second pair of headphones to plug in for listening together.

The collapsible design converts into a compact form

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