The Best of Minimal, Modern Timepieces to Watch Out for in 2020

Wearing a wristwatch today isn’t so much about keeping time as life once necessitated – our mobile devices now have that covered (and we all know we check them enough throughout the day already). Even so, donning a watch satisfies a different desire, one related to fashion and self-expression. Our tastes steer toward modern and … Read more The Best of Minimal, Modern Timepieces to Watch Out for in 2020

A Colorful Danish and Swiss Collaboration Spans a Runner’s Distance

When luxury Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen went to the drawing board to design their first dedicated sports earphones, the Beoplay E8 Sport, it was with the sweaty duress and demands of daily runners in mind shaping the earbuds’ most integral features. To further emphasize its bona fides as a runner’s essential, Bang & … Read more A Colorful Danish and Swiss Collaboration Spans a Runner’s Distance

Take 5: Cool Planters, Art Chocolates, a Clickety-Clack Keyboard + More

Every other week we’re inviting one of the Design Milk team to share five personal favorites – an opportunity for each of us to reveal the sort of designs we use and appreciate in our own lives from a more personal perspective. Technology Editor Gregory Han kicks off the Take 5 series… 1. Tortuga Platform … Read more Take 5: Cool Planters, Art Chocolates, a Clickety-Clack Keyboard + More

The New Apple iMac Is a WFH Powerhouse

Noting a great many designers, artists, and other creatives work behind the all-in-one expanse of an Apple iMac screen (late-2015 user here!), it’s safe to say news of an updated 27-inch iMac was expected to be greeted with a great deal of interest, especially after rumors of a forthcoming next-gen Apple Silicon powered redesign supposedly … Read more The New Apple iMac Is a WFH Powerhouse

Timekettle + Courant – Small Biz Spotlight

We’re a small business ourselves and we like to share as many smaller indie brands and companies as we can. To make that happen, we created the Small Biz Spotlight series where we highlight small brands we love in our shop and beyond. Timekettle Creates the World’s First Offline Translation Earbuds Carrying on a conversation … Read more Timekettle + Courant – Small Biz Spotlight

The Tefors Union Line’s Minimalist Design Hides Maximum Capacity

I typically travel with a 13-inch laptop, an iPad, phone, a small snake’s den of cords and cables, a pocketful of miscellaneous items, and an interchangeable lens camera with an extra lens. All that weight makes itself be known over the span of a day, requiring a backpack designed to distribute weight across the body, … Read more The Tefors Union Line’s Minimalist Design Hides Maximum Capacity

The Incase Bionic Collection Converts Plastic Waste Into Sustainable Protection for Tech

With figures reporting a staggering 8 million tons of plastic accounting for up to 80% of all marine debris clogging the health of our largest bodies of water, tech accessories maker Incase’s efforts to recover, recycle, and reuse plastics arrives as a welcome attempt to break the cycle of consumer waste. The brand’s new Bionic … Read more The Incase Bionic Collection Converts Plastic Waste Into Sustainable Protection for Tech

Burberry and Tencent collaborate on interactive WeChat shop in Shenzhen

Visitors to Shenzhen’s Burberry flagship store can use Tencent’s WeChat app to interact with the window display and play their own music in fitting rooms. The British fashion brand and China’s largest social media company collaborated to design a shop that suited Shenzhen’s growing reputation for technology. Shoppers use WeChat, a Chinese messaging and social … Read more Burberry and Tencent collaborate on interactive WeChat shop in Shenzhen

Node Trillium Is the Carbon-Negative, Solar Powered Backyard Office of Our Dreams

If you’re fortunate enough to be self-distancing at a residence with a backyard, you’ve probably harbored daydreams of working at home, but also separate from your actual living space – perhaps something spacious, modern, and sustainable like one of these Node carbon-negative off-grid prefabs outfitted with solar panels and a rainwater collection system. Photo: Andrew … Read more Node Trillium Is the Carbon-Negative, Solar Powered Backyard Office of Our Dreams

We Are Rewind’s Cassette Player Hits All the Right Nostalgic Notes

The affections and affectations of all things of yesterday are clearly embodied in the Romain Boudruche’s We Are Rewind cassette player, a nostalgic ode to the iconic Sony Walkman outfitted with a dash of new school Bluetooth wireless technology. Launched as a Kickstarter, Boudruche’s was inspired to bring back the portable audio cassette player as … Read more We Are Rewind’s Cassette Player Hits All the Right Nostalgic Notes