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AIAIAI's Modular TMA-2 Headphones
Copenhagen-based audio company AIAIAI has been riding the success of their TMA-1 headphones since 2009. Today however the brand unveiled the next iteration and their vision for the contemporary headphone: the TMA-2 Modular. Aiming to suit the...
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Keys
From the makers of gTar (a digital guitar that works with an iPhone to make learning it much, much easier) comes Keys. The minimalist keyboard has 24 keys that light up but also respond to gestures; for example, wave your hand to the left to transpose...
STYLE
Nike Reintroduces Marc Newson's Zvezdochka Shoe
Initially launching in 2004, the innovative and pleasantly bizarre Zvezdochka shoe from Nike was ahead of its time. Upon introduction, many questions were asked—including how in the world you pronounce the name. Designed by Australian industrial...
DESIGN
ROOM Collection
By taking an unconventional approach to the relationship between object and space within the typical home environment, designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho created a piece of modular furniture to act as miniature rooms for objects of assorted...
DESIGN
Morgaw Shock Absorbing Bicycle Saddle
As an answer to the cyclist's favorite component to complain about, Slovakian designers have developed a new type of bicycle saddle called the Morgaw. The lightweight, carbon-based saddle combines a modular rail system with two small shock absorbers...
TRAVEL
Unit Portables + Ucon Arko Bag
The makers of highly functional, modular bags for everyday use and extended travel, Stockholm's Unit Portables are celebrating their their second year of superlative bag design by teaming up with Berlin-based clothing brand Ucon to recreate their...
TRAVEL
Mission Workshop Arkiv System
Advertorial content: Best known for making backpacks that not only withstand daily beatings but—equipped with a rock-solid lifetime warranty—will literally outlast you, Mission Workshop has quickly earned quite a following in just a...
DESIGN
Cristian Reyes Creative Studio
At this year's Feria Habitat Valenica, Cristian Reyes Creative Studio presented a comprehensive range of household furnitures unified by light wood, dark felt, soft finishes and, of course, modularity. The uniquely calming combination of materials...
TECH
KANZ Field Power Desk
For intrepid travelers, the ability to actually send an email, upload a video or simply maintain power remotely is essential. After the success of their Field Kitchen, KANZ Outdoors introduces the Field Power Desk to do all that. The desk features...
TRAVEL
Unit Portables 05-08
Based in the haven for functional modernist design, Stockholm's Unit Portables is the brainchild of a group of likeminded individuals educated in product, fashion and technology design. Founder Andreas Ehde and his team of creatives designed...
DESIGN
Metropole Aluminum House
As Design Miami/Basel continues to establish itself as the dominant satellite fair of Switzerland's Art Basel, Galerie Patrick Seguin upped the ante this year by installing a 1,000 square-foot aluminum structure designed by Jean Prouvé. The...
DESIGN
Tekio
UK designer Anthony Dickens designed Tekio—a new modular lighting system that lit up Clerkenwell Design Week in London last week—to serve as what he calls "a simple tool for people to express themselves". Dickens has been developing...
DESIGN
Rack360 by Naolab
Standing 80cm tall, Naolab's recently released Rack360 is a creatively arranged storage unit for small spaces. The 12 stacked drawers fan out like a spiral of steps that can rotate a full 360 degrees to accommodate any number of configurations...
DESIGN
Clump-O-Lump
Kids can let their imaginations run wild playing with the recently released Clump-O-Lump stuffed animals, a zip-and-match menagerie of zany creatures invented by the little ones themselves. Created by an equally youthful and ambitious industrial...
DESIGN
Structural Packaging
With the rising number of entrepreneurs among the creative community handling their own production, the value in high-quality DIY tips becomes increasingly essential. Whether you're a Danish jewelry designer peddling pieces on Etsy, an artisan...
DESIGN
Hollo
The young Treviso, Italy-based company Homecode puts a twist on traditional design with its latest project, Hollo. The basic solid cabinets feature removable modular front doors that come in a wide variety of designs. Simply pop them off their hinges...
STYLE
Ochobags
Born out of Genova, Italy's school for industrial design, designer Arianna Vivenzio founded Ochobags in 2006. Centered on a modular and customizable bag, Vivenzo describes her mission as "obviously to combine function and aesthetics." Staring...