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Allbirds Makes a One-Way Flight to New York City

Allbirds Makes a One-Way Flight to New York City

Here at Design Milk, all of us are big fans of Allbirds, the footwear brand founded by Tim Brown and Joey Zwillinger that makes ultra-comfortable wool runners and lounge shoes. The San Francisco-based brand operates mostly online and only had a retail location in the city but just recently, they launched the opening of their second retail location in New York City’s SoHo.

Upon entering the store, you can take a seat at the bar to ponder your purchase with a store associate. Need to burn off some energy? The store features a human-sized hamster wheel that you can hop on and test drive your new shoes. In honor of the opening, Allbirds designed a limited-edition color way called Starry Night with a cream or black sole, as well as laces inspired by the New York MTA lines. Both the Starry Night style and colored laces are exclusive to the NY store.

To check out the new Allbirds NY, visit 68 Prince St, New York, NY 10012.

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The Radically Slim and Golden Loewe bild X OLED

The Radically Slim and Golden Loewe bild X OLED

This is an exciting time if you like televisions. The initial revolution of displays abandoning the cathode tube for flatscreen tech has eased into an evolution of even thinner, brighter, more accurate, and higher resolution screens with every passing year. But something interesting is happening now: manufacturers are beginning to collaborate with designers to bring the television back into the forefront of the living space. The Loewe Bild X OLED is a golden example of a television design that honors the display with details and a design worthy of becoming the focal point of a living space.

Continuing with the art deco and Bauhaus cues established by the Loewe bild 9, the new bild X OLED concept unveiled at the IFA Berlin 2017 shares the golden frame lead of its predecessors. But where the bild 9’s base/frame celebrated its design in the angular, the bild X found inspiration from a nautical source, emulating the way sails are attached on the mast of a seafaring vessel. In the parlance of the 1980s vernacular, it’s a totally tubular design that suspends the super thin OLED display in a floating frame, all held steady by a weighted stone base stand, or within a wall mounted configuration, or as a console display.

Loewe creative director Bodo Sperlein aimed to minimize all componetry within the concept’s panel design to its bare minimum, moving the usual connections and other electronics over to the base or cabinetry, resulting in a television display requiring only a single cable. The bild X is so lightweight, one person can remove and move the panel as required.

The Loewe bild X proposes an interesting concept where the television begins to share some of the attributes of an oversized tablet – lightweight, thin, and modular for use with other home entertainment componetry – housed within frames and stands to incorporate television as something we purposely notice, whether on or off.

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Grph Minimalist USB Light for the iMac by MASSESS

Grph Minimalist USB Light for the iMac by MASSESS

If you’re one of those people that works more efficiently with a clean workspace, you know the importance of decluttering. MASSESS aims to help your desktop out with their minimalist Grph Light, which easily fits all 2012 and later iMac models.

The USB-powered Grph is a simple, yet powerful light that’s made from precision milled oak and outfitted with dimmable touch controls allowing you to adjust six LEDs that put out 100 lumens of light. Each Grph is handcrafted and made-to-order in their Los Angeles studio.

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Wardrobe Snacks: A Project Inspired by Diners Lacking a Table

Wardrobe Snacks: A Project Inspired by Diners Lacking a Table

Maybe it’s because we are just wrapping up NY Fashion Week… or because we are snack enthusiasts here at Pinch Food Design… but when we stumbled upon the collaboration between the San Francisco-based duo Michelle Maguire and Kelsey McClellan we LOST OUR MINDS!

Wardrobe Snacks was inspired by diners lacking the luxury of being seated at a table: Michelle’s stepdad who rests his sandwich on his thigh (hell with a plate!) in between bites while he blasts an action movie on his TV; a commuter cramped up on a crowded bus retrieving an item from a bag or pocket; a lunch-breaker on a park bench eating from her lap. They’re informal — perhaps even a bit awkward — spaces as far as eating is concerned, yet the diner always appears to be comfortable and perfectly satisfied with his chosen snack, almost zen-like.

Art Direction/Styling by Michelle Maguire.
Photography by Kelsey McClellan.

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Gencork Debuts Cork Furniture and Surfaces by DIGITALAB

Gencork Debuts Cork Furniture and Surfaces by DIGITALAB

Portuguese brand Gencork explores the many uses of 100% natural and sustainable cork through advanced technological processes to create Instagram-worthy wall surfaces and and lighting. The cork advocates have been working with DIGITALAB, an architecture and design studio founded by Ana Fonseca and Brimet Silva, and they presented a collection of their work at the London Design Fair as part of Associative Design’s Best of Portugal booth.

The DIGITALAB duo created seating, tables, lighting, and wall surfaces that will transform your idea of what can be done with cork. The furniture merges cork with wood in unexpected ways for a series of modern yet playful furniture. Their cork wall surfaces will no doubt make you want to reach out and touch just to confirm they’re not made of fabric or some other material.

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BRICK Candle Holders by Jenny Nordberg for Swedish Ninja

BRICK Candle Holders by Jenny Nordberg for Swedish Ninja

Bricks are pretty standard when it comes to construction – they’re all the same size and shape, and you can always count on each one being just about identical to the next one. That fascination led Swedish designer Jenny Nordberg to create her latest work, BRICK, which reimagines the idea you have in your head about that earthy colored building material. BRICK is a pair of candle holders, designed for Swedish Ninja, that are hand cast out of glass in the exact same measurements of a traditional brick. Other than the measurements, nothing else in these sculptural candle holders is standard.

Hand cast in a small Italian glass shop, some of the “bricks” are curved in shape, while others remain as rectangular blocks. They’re then assembled in Sweden and capped off with a raw metal cup that holds the candle.

Jenny Nordberg launched BRICK at this week’s London Design Fair at the Old Truman Brewery.

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6 Dessert Instagram Accounts Every Foodie Should Be Following by BrandsExclusive

Droolworthy Dessert #Inspo

Do you have a sweet tooth? We’ve rounded up the top dessert Instagram account every sugar lover should be following.

1. @sugarandsaltcookies

This account is an explosion of playful colours and creations. Think cake cones, donuts and rainbow towers all in her signature hot pink.

Donuts dressed in pretty @fancysprinkles 💕

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2. @fluffegram

Fairy floss lovers, this one’s for you. This Sydney-based account is the undisputed queen with her signature cotton candy – deliciously eaten straight from the tub or with your favourite waffle or cake combo.


3. @unbirthdaybakery

If you’re looking for a birthday cake that is anything but ordinary, look no further! Their delectable selection of eye-popping cakes and cupcakes will have your mouth watering. Stay entertained with their seemingly endless combinations of toppings and colour combos – pure sugary genius.

Pretty pink details for this Hybrid Cake

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4. @cakesbycliff

Follow the journey that is self-described as ‘a digital diary of a traveling cake decorator’. It’s basically a non-stop drool fest meets travel blog filled with cake artistry.

No gender specific baby shower cake! #LoveKnowsNoGender

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 5. @lichipan

There is only one word for this account: STUNNING. Lichipan’s careful curation of mouthwatering desserts meets artistically-styled travel shots is certainly a feast for the eyes.

Postcard from Paris: Everything just tastes better here 🍰🇫🇷😍

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6. @blondebakingmama

Based out of Perth, you’ll be hard pressed to get your hands on one of the @blondebakingmama’s sweet treats, often booked out for months in advance. Even if you don’t get to sample the colourful creations, be inspired by the personalised sugary goodness that is the selection of cakes, cookies and cupcakes.

Perth had the most epic sunset tonight and it reminded me of this babe I made a few months back ☀️🌄💗

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Did we miss one? Let us know your favourite account on Instagram.

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