Know What Makes your Skin Feel Good

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I envision a day when instruments like these will be a part of every home. With the way we humans have systematically degraded the quality of our environment, it’s no secret that the sun’s UV rays are now making their way through our depleting Ozone layer. Those effects show on our skin now, with people getting all sorts of skin complications from staying out in the sun too long… and it’s not just the sun, your skin is the first line of defense against pretty much anything from cosmetics, to fashion, to even your diet. The skin is usually quick to react to products that aren’t suited for you, often showing symptoms of an allergy.

The Barrier Light isn’t a preventive measure (like say sunscreen lotion), but is in-fact a diagnostic tool. The pen-shaped device comes with 4 medical grade sensors capable of detecting your skin’s moisture and barrier strength. Devised as a result of not just environmental degradation but even the cosmetics boom, the Barrier Light understands what products and routines are the best for your skin. Barrier Light does this by measuring your skin’s moisture level, and its ability to hold onto moisture, along with the temperature and the environmental humidity. All one does is hold the pen against their skin (be it their face, arms, or anywhere else) for 10 seconds and that’s enough for the Barrier Light pen to perform its diagnosis.

Keeping things minimal (read: portable) and bathroom counter-top friendly, the Barrier Light directs all diagnostic information to its companion app on your phone. This allows the Barrier Light to have an incredibly small form-factor, enough for it to even be carried around in a purse/bag. The piece-de-resistance however is the MyBarrier app, which breaks down the information sent from the pen and presents it in a simplified way, telling you if your skin-care routine is doing you any good, or if the environment is conducive to good skin.

The Barrier Light puts a dermatology clinic in the power of your hand. While we all have home-based instruments to measure our temperature, weight, blood pressure, and even blood sugar, we don’t give our skin the same priority. With the Barrier Light, now you can know everything about your skin and effectively your health too. From whether your sunscreen is doing you any good, to whether your laundry detergent is skin safe, to even whether your diet is the best for your health and skin, the Barrier Light will make sure you know what to do to keep your skin young and glowing!

Designer: Jason Yoo

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Driving the Future Forward

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The past month has seen the release of a range of fascinating autonomous vehicles, but none of them are more excitable as the GM Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (Surus) Autonomous Truck. I’ll give you a minute to wrap your head around that mouthful of a name…Ok, so as the name would suggest, this truck doesn’t require a driver thanks to the autonomous functionality, so in-turn, the Surus also doesn’t need a cabin.

Surus uses two electrical drive units, transforming this into a four-wheel drive truck. Using GM’s Generation 2 Hydrogen Fuel Cell System, Surus boasts a capability of running more than 400 miles of range. The Hydrogen Fuel Cell System is where Surus gets the ‘silent’ part from. The benefits of hydrotec include a silent and odor-free operation. The ‘platform’ as it’s being called, has a vast amount of applications ranging from cargo delivery, commercial freight with an emphasis on disaster relief.

Surus has been released as somewhat of a snippet to show everyone what GM holds in store for the future – having made plans to introduce 20 all-electric passenger vehicles by 2023.

Designer: General Motors

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Bluetooth Never Looked So Beautiful

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Based on the infamous yet utilitarian Sennheiser HD25 headphones, Element Headphones are a modern take on the classic with a masculine material combination and state-of-the-art tech.

Outside, they’re clad in three distinct finishes: distressed copper, damascus steel and oxidized titanium. Distressed copper gives the headphones a depth and warmth which ages and transforms over time. Damascus steel embodies an ancient metal folding technique whereby hundreds of layers of steel are forged together. Finally, oxidized titanium is simple but beautiful – when titanium is exposed to heat or current, the surface oxides into a permanent blue/purple iridescent hue.

Not just nice to look at, these compact cans sport a small footprint but deliver big sound. They’re also packed with features like wireless connectivity and gesture touch-control.

Designer: Dan Salisbury

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The cups are created by sectioning a sphere. This creates a ball and socket interface between the cups and the band, allowing a degree rotational movement to help the headphones fit better.

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Because Profession Demands Perfection

The Modern Fuel Pencil 2.0 just embodies visual perfection. The way it’s intricately machined to absolute precision makes me want to go wow. For starters, the tolerances are so low and the parts fit together with such mechanical precision, you can seldom see parting lines, and that’s what makes the Modern Fuel 2.0 so visually… perfect.

Andrew Sanderson stepped out to make the first metallic mechanical pencil that echoed the character of a seasoned professional. Everything he saw in the market looked like it fit into a student’s stationery set, and not the pocket of a professional. The first in the series was launched almost three years back, made out of solid metal with a 0.5mm tip and a lifetime guarantee. The Modern Fuel 2.0 builds on the idea of a solid metal mechanical pencil with a professional air and improves certain aspects of it. For starters, it throws two new materials into the mix. Aside from the Stainless Steel and Brass variants, you even have a Titanium variant (which means it’ll last more than a lifetime), and a Bronze build, which gives the pencil an indescribable beauty. The bronze will gather a greenish patina over time too, making it look an otherworldly antique. The patina formed on the pencil becomes unique to you, making each and every pencil different from the rest.

Sanderson even switches up the mechanism on the inside, making it fully metal and allowing for 0.7mm and 0.9mm leads too, aside from the classic 0.5mm. The mechanism on the inside differs based on lead width, but each mechanism fits into the same pencil, so you can literally own one pencil body and multiple mechanisms that you can easily switch between. The back-end of the pencil comes with the rubber tip that conceals a screw underneath. Each pencil comes with a special Allen Key that allows you to open/close the pencil and replace mechanisms or leads. Once done, you can either close off the rear with a rubber, or a stylus tip, or even a fashionable little metal plug. The Allen Key also allows you to open the pencil to reveal a specially engraved serial number unique to each pencil.

The Modern Fuel Pencil 2.0 garnered the attention of architect John Pawson, who brought to attention the importance of detailing but the apparent lack of it. The pencil looks so seamless on the outside, one would think it was almost a single piece of metal. Pawson points out how each material lends a different aspect to the pencil, reminding him as an architect/designer of the material’s properties and its use in the field. Brass would remind him of weight and density, almost like a submarine component, whereas titanium’s lightness would be compared to aerospace applications.

Made keeping in mind that there aren’t many sleek looking mechanical pencils in today’s market that embody true minimalism, the Modern Fuel 2.0 was created with a lifetime guarantee. Its mechanism features a fully metal construction with no plastic/breakable parts. The tip is even created to be retractable, so that in the event that it falls face forward, the lead takes the damage, but never the pencil itself. Sanderson even provides a no-questions-asked replacement/repair service to back the immaculate construction that is the Modern Fuel 2.0, because if the first edition of the pencil was any indication, there’s clearly a demand for a designer’s/professional’s instrument that echoes the pure perfection a designer/professional demands!

Designer: Andrew Sanderson

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Phosphorus Bronze C52100 (CuSn8)

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Titanium

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Tellurium Copper

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Seamless design

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Click here to Buy Now: $70.00 $120.00

Because Profession Demands Perfection

The Modern Fuel Pencil 2.0 just embodies visual perfection. The way it’s intricately machined to absolute precision makes me want to go wow. For starters, the tolerances are so low and the parts fit together with such mechanical precision, you can seldom see parting lines, and that’s what makes the Modern Fuel 2.0 so visually… perfect.

Andrew Sanderson stepped out to make the first metallic mechanical pencil that echoed the character of a seasoned professional. Everything he saw in the market looked like it fit into a student’s stationery set, and not the pocket of a professional. The first in the series was launched almost three years back, made out of solid metal with a 0.5mm tip and a lifetime guarantee. The Modern Fuel 2.0 builds on the idea of a solid metal mechanical pencil with a professional air and improves certain aspects of it. For starters, it throws two new materials into the mix. Aside from the Stainless Steel and Brass variants, you even have a Titanium variant (which means it’ll last more than a lifetime), and a Bronze build, which gives the pencil an indescribable beauty. The bronze will gather a greenish patina over time too, making it look an otherworldly antique. The patina formed on the pencil becomes unique to you, making each and every pencil different from the rest.

Sanderson even switches up the mechanism on the inside, making it fully metal and allowing for 0.7mm and 0.9mm leads too, aside from the classic 0.5mm. The mechanism on the inside differs based on lead width, but each mechanism fits into the same pencil, so you can literally own one pencil body and multiple mechanisms that you can easily switch between. The back-end of the pencil comes with the rubber tip that conceals a screw underneath. Each pencil comes with a special Allen Key that allows you to open/close the pencil and replace mechanisms or leads. Once done, you can either close off the rear with a rubber, or a stylus tip, or even a fashionable little metal plug. The Allen Key also allows you to open the pencil to reveal a specially engraved serial number unique to each pencil.

The Modern Fuel Pencil 2.0 garnered the attention of architect John Pawson, who brought to attention the importance of detailing but the apparent lack of it. The pencil looks so seamless on the outside, one would think it was almost a single piece of metal. Pawson points out how each material lends a different aspect to the pencil, reminding him as an architect/designer of the material’s properties and its use in the field. Brass would remind him of weight and density, almost like a submarine component, whereas titanium’s lightness would be compared to aerospace applications.

Made keeping in mind that there aren’t many sleek looking mechanical pencils in today’s market that embody true minimalism, the Modern Fuel 2.0 was created with a lifetime guarantee. Its mechanism features a fully metal construction with no plastic/breakable parts. The tip is even created to be retractable, so that in the event that it falls face forward, the lead takes the damage, but never the pencil itself. Sanderson even provides a no-questions-asked replacement/repair service to back the immaculate construction that is the Modern Fuel 2.0, because if the first edition of the pencil was any indication, there’s clearly a demand for a designer’s/professional’s instrument that echoes the pure perfection a designer/professional demands!

Designer: Andrew Sanderson

Click here to Buy Now: $70.00 $120.00

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Stainless Steel

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Phosphorus Bronze C52100 (CuSn8)

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Titanium

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Tellurium Copper

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Seamless design

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Click here to Buy Now: $70.00 $120.00