Juno Chair by Patrick Frey for FreiFrau

Juno can be construed as symbolic of a classic farmhouse chair. To create it, the designer implemented traditional artisanship techniques in combination with a variety of modern elements. In doing so, he succeeded in reinterpreting the archetypal wooden chair entirely, while still staying true to its origins. The resulting piece is an impressive interpretation, but offers a great deal more comfort. The seat is made of a flexible, moulded wood shell that yields when it is leaned upon. Overall, Juno conveys a less rustic impression, and considerably more femininity. Juno is a sturdy yet elegant chair that inspires curiosity and has an almost sculptural appeal.

Juno Chair, by Patrick Frey, for FreiFrau

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Neubau Atelierhaus by Fabi Architekten

The house consists of two building volumes: a homogeneous, black saddle roof structure – turned on a cantilevered flat roof white box. Minimal intrusion into the hillside topography. The body of each open toward the natural space.

Neubau Atelierhaus, Wenzenbach, Germany, by Fabi Architekten

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#THEWORLDISLISTENING

Towards the end of last year TBWA\CHIAT\DAY got in touch to ask us to provide type treatments for a social media project aimed at emerging musicians which would give them the chance to have their tracks tweeted out by some of music’s biggest icons. GRAMMYAMPLIFIER.COM was born and has now officially launched across America in the run up to the Grammy’s on February 10th.

These very nice photographs were taken by James Minchin.

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Fresh From the Dairy: Cats!

Since we already talked about Valentines and love recently in our Design Milk Dairy picks, I figured it would be much more fun to talk about cats this week!

Fresh From the Dairy: Cats! in technology style fashion art Category

ZEITGEIST by Sandra Dieckmann

Fresh From the Dairy: Cats! in technology style fashion art Category

Forget Me Not by Caitlin Hackett

Fresh From the Dairy: Cats! in technology style fashion art Category

A Man who Loves His Cat by Jazzberry Blue

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foolishness is in the eye of the beholder by Börg

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© 2013 Design Milk | Posted by Jaime Derringer in Art, Style + Fashion, Technology | Permalink | 1 comment

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Adidas Announces New “Boost” Foam Material

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There’s no consensus on whether it’s better to have more, or less, cushioning in a running shoe; this article crystallizes some of the larger theories being debated, enlisting the opinions of an evolutionary biologist who’s conducted biomechanical analyses of how the human foot operates during running. But while consensus will have to wait, Adidas isn’t. Yesterday they announced their new Boost foam material, “a revolutionary cushioning technology which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.”

The foundation of the BOOST innovation is centred on its cushioning material. Based on a groundbreaking development process created by adidas partner BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, solid granular material (TPU) is literally blown up and turned into thousands of small energy capsules which make up the footwear’s distinctive midsole. With their unique cell structure, these capsules store and unleash energy more efficiently in every stride. Tests conducted by the adidas Innovation Team show that the highly durable material found only in Energy Boost products provides the highest energy return in the running industry.

Here’s a quick vid demonstrating the base difference between Boost foam, the industry-standard EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) stuff, and concrete:

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Eden

Designed by QOOP | Design & Kommunikation | Country: Germany

“For the brand Eden we created a comprehensive identity. It was important to us to pick up the connection to nature, that represents the product.

Natural tones combined with natural papers bond perfectly with colors and structures of the processed woods.

The packaging for the unique and natural iPhone wood-back-plates has been designed with a love for details. The logo is plotted on the outside as well as embossed on cardboard the inlet that presents the product and the screwdriver.”

Via Lovely Package http://lovelypackage.com/eden/

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Rasurado

Designed by Moruba | Country: Spain

“This is a very special project for a wine from Rioja. This is it’s story: The town’s barber shop is the centre of the world. Here mundane chat mingles with ancestral wisdom. Here, sometimes, something important starts. The wine of the barber.”

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Lounge on a Cloud: CIRRUS Seating by DIZAJNO

Lounge on a Cloud: CIRRUS Seating by DIZAJNO in home furnishings Category

Soft, fluffy clouds look like a nice place to relax, yes? While not your traditional 2- or 3-cushion sofa, CIRRUS is full of curved shapes resembling a whimsical seating option in your living room instead of up in the sky. The DIZAJNO sofa allows for a variety of sitting and lounging positions in hopes of letting you feel what it’s like to lay on a cloud.

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It’s built with a traditional, rigid OSB frame with a spring system in the back and seat areas, all topped with a flexible PUR foam that will give you a lifetime of heavenly rest.

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The Lubo Majer designed line is available in two sofas, a chair, and two table options.

Lounge on a Cloud: CIRRUS Seating by DIZAJNO in home furnishings Category

Lounge on a Cloud: CIRRUS Seating by DIZAJNO in home furnishings Category

Lounge on a Cloud: CIRRUS Seating by DIZAJNO in home furnishings Category

Lounge on a Cloud: CIRRUS Seating by DIZAJNO in home furnishings Category

Lounge on a Cloud: CIRRUS Seating by DIZAJNO in home furnishings Category

Hi pup, you look pretty comfy on there!


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