A Buzzworthy Beehive

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The Local Bee service brings people closer to their local bee keeper and, in essence, their honey too! After getting up close and personal with a beekeeper and the bees themselves, designer Will Jordan saw opportunities to improve the artificial hive which has gone largely unchanged for many years. The result is a hive that’s not only more functional but aesthetically friendly!

First, the hive is elevated to mimic that of a natural hive. Placed 2 meters above the ground it protects the bees from critters and invaders that may want to steal honey or cause distress to the bees. It also allows for the bees to enter the hive from the bottom, which allows them to create comb with gravity as they would naturally.

Second, the new hive’s material composition promotes a healthy climate while also keeping external sound disturbance to a minimum. It consists of cork, wood and mycelium (a material made from mushrooms). Drastic temperature can cause shock and result in bee death. In between the cork and the mycelium there are pockets that trap air to prevent dramatic changes in temperature. This, in combination with the cork and mycelium as insulating materials, keeps the hive’s temperature consistent. Additionally, the cork also acts as an acoustic dampener to prevent noise disturbance.

Designer: Will Jordan

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Hi-def Audio that’s a Hoot!

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Introducing, HOOT! The owl-inspired, omnidirectional audio system that’s as adorable as it is functional! This tabletop speaker can be controlled with its intuitive top that spins around just like an owl’s head. Just push to turn off and on or give it a twist to control the volume OR control it wirelessly from your smart device. Its built-in, omnidirectional woofer and, of course, a tweeter (haha), ensure you’ll enjoy perfect mids, highs, and lows no matter where you’re at in the room!

Designer: Nikhil Thomas

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The Perfectly Calibrated Business-trip Bag

The average business trip lasts not more than 36 hours. That rather important insight is what makes the Lundi travel bag the perfect choice for businessmen and businesswomen who take regular work excursions.

While most bags attempt at multitasking by being work-bags, travel-bags, weekend-bags, gym-bags, etc., dappling with modularity and adaptability, the Lundi travel bag isn’t a jack of all trades, but rather, a master of one domain. Creating a new category of bags designed with not activities in mind, but rather hours spent pursuing them, the Lundi is the world’s first 36-hour Travel Bag, built specifically for being the best partner for your short business trip.

The Lundi travel bag doesn’t multitask or juggle different avatars because it doesn’t need to. Firm in its resolve to provide the perfect storage for your business trip, the Lundi is one of those products that challenge the notion that a product that multitasks is a “better product”. On the outside, its leather design is classic, professional, and unisex; working wonderfully for businessmen and businesswomen on the go. On the inside, it is compartmentalized to perfection, giving you one dedicated space for office and work related items (both electronic and otherwise), and another for clothes/toiletries/travel-documents… all perfectly calibrated for 2 days and 1 night of occupational travel.

As a notion, the concept of a bag designed around a time-frame seems like the most suitable way to go. In a sense, the bag’s description is its design brief: “A bag designed for the 36-hour business trip”… and it completely does justice to it. Because let’s not forget, in the business world, Time is Money!

The Lundi Travel Bag is available in two timeless leather variants. The Embossed leather bag lives long and stays strong, while the Vegetable-tanned leather embodies high-couture in profession. The Lundi travel bag is available on Kickstarter till the 9th of April (23:00 PST), so grab yourself the best business-trip bag, pronto!

Designers: Maison Hikaku & David Mateo Design

BUY IT HERE: $349.00 $629.00

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The Bugatti of future past!

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Forget the Veyron, forget the Chiron, the Bugatti Type 57T has officially won our hearts! This concept car designed by Arthur B. Nustas revives the classic vintage Type 57T coupe by the German automotive giant, combining Jean Bugatti’s original work with the modern Bugatti aesthetic everyone so instantly recognizes and loves!

The new Type 57T retains the car company’s headlamp aesthetic, the beautifully iconic curved door detail along with the split color scheme we all are well versed with. Rather than the arc shaped radiator, the revived 57T opts for a more triangular design, setting it apart… but those headlamps still remain unforgettably Bugatti. Speaking of unforgettably Bugatti, that Blue + Black combo sure sets our hearts on fire!

Designer: Arthur B. Nustas

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The Bugatti of future past!

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Forget the Veyron, forget the Chiron, the Bugatti Type 57T has officially won our hearts! This concept car designed by Arthur B. Nustas revives the classic vintage Type 57T coupe by the German automotive giant, combining Jean Bugatti’s original work with the modern Bugatti aesthetic everyone so instantly recognizes and loves!

The new Type 57T retains the car company’s headlamp aesthetic, the beautifully iconic curved door detail along with the split color scheme we all are well versed with. Rather than the arc shaped radiator, the revived 57T opts for a more triangular design, setting it apart… but those headlamps still remain unforgettably Bugatti. Speaking of unforgettably Bugatti, that Blue + Black combo sure sets our hearts on fire!

Designer: Arthur B. Nustas

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