Accessories

Forces by Jill Malek x Visual Magnetics

Wall covering gurus, Visual Magnetics, are no stranger to collaborations, as they’ve worked with the likes of Visibility, Dusen Dusen, and now with Design Milk, where they’ll be a huge part of our Milk Stand Popup shop at this year’s ICFF. Now, they’ve partnered with award-winning designer Jill Malek to launch Forces, a collection of visually stunning wall coverings for the workspace.

Besides bringing colorful patterns to the walls, this collection adds a layer of functionality. The wall coverings have a central strip of Visual Magnetics’ writable dry-erase surface sandwiched between them, elevating the look of any workspace.

Via design-milk.com 

This Design Tool Turns Any Photo Into An Architectural Glass Design

 This Design Tool Turns Any Photo Into An Architectural Glass Design

Forms+Surfaces’ new VEKTR Digital Canvas tool can create images of any size for large-scale architectural glass. 

Glass need not be boring. Humble panes can be transformed into stunning decorative surfaces, thanks to continued innovation in digital printing technology that makes it possible for nearly any image and pattern to be transferred to the translucent material. Architects and designers can customize interior and exterior cladding, elevator interiors, stairs and backdrops, infusing their projects and spaces with a visual identity.

Via azuremagazine.com >

In Stata Center phone booths, "light-therapy" aims to brighten moods

In Stata Center phone booths, "light-therapy" aims to brighten moods

It may be sweltering for most of July and August, with long lingering days, but when winter comes, with its shortness of sunlight, MIT will be ready. 

In fall 2015, Ariel Anders, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), applied for and received a MindHandHeart Innovation Fund grant to install light-therapy lamps in accessible areas at MIT as a way to combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in the fall or winter.

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METAPROJECT 06: RETHINKING OFFICE PRODUCTS FOR POPPIN

METAPROJECT 06: RETHINKING OFFICE PRODUCTS FOR POPPIN

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) paired up with Poppin, theNY-based shop for design-y office goods, on this year’s Metaproject. For the past six years, RIT and a partner challenges their senior class to create innovative accessories that highlight and improve on their original use. Specific to Poppin, the students were to create objects that were economical while also being aesthetically pleasing, and easy to produce en-masse.

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