Colleen Carlson thanks her background in fashion for her current appreciation of aesthetics and precision in her ceramics career. Canadian by birth and Brooklynite by choice, her handmade sculptures find inspiration in geometry and organic forms, with many of her pieces turned into large installations using alternative materials and fabrication techniques. In addition to her sculptural pieces, we’re drawn to Carlson’s lighting collection which seems to reveal even more intricacies in each piece. Her designs also photograph very well, lending themselves to prints and patterns derived from Carlson’s initial sculptural work.
Three years in the making, Italian bicycle manufacturer 3T’s latest two-wheeled creation reveals itself as a sleek and adaptable gravel bike designed in collaboration with German automaker BMW. Combining the hallmark attributes of performance, comfort, luxury, and style associated with the German automaker’s stable of cars, the special edition 3T for BMW Exploro sets to represent the “Ultimate Riding Machine”.
Combining the lightweight attributes of carbon fiber with an aerodynamic frame engineered to cut through the air with the least resistance, the Exploro BMW Edition – nearly as fast as a road bike, comfortable as a touring bike, and ruggedly responsive as a mountain bike – is an amalgamation of attributes imagined to adapt according to surface and journey.
3T also kept the overall weight of the Exploro to a minimum by outfitting the model with the world’s lightest aero carbon crank (made in 3T’s Italian carbon factory), further accessorized with its own exclusive Brooks sleek saddle and matching Brooks leather handlebar tape, each luxuriously appointed with similar detail to that of an BMW automotive cabin interior.
3T was a natural choice for us, as 3T’s Exploro model is the best gravel bike available combining performance, luxury and cycling pleasure to our customers.
-Gaston Streiger, Head of BMW Lifestyle division
The bike is finished off with Fulcrum wheels and Schwalbe G-One Speed tires to ensure a secure grip with maximum speed on any terrain. The Shimano GRX groupset specially developed for gravel bikes completes the bike.
The 3T for BMW Exploro bike will be offered in either a dual tone grey on grey option or grey and blue combination, each available for purchase at selected BMW dealers and 3T Experience Centers in four sizes.
K-Design Award winner Yeo Jaewon’s RADAR Router sets to solve that most urgent and modern day of challenges: alleviating a poor wi-fi signal caused by walls and other elements within an interior space.
Referencing well established designs already used to amplify light, alongside video and audio signals, the RADAR Router’s circular dish-like design is shaped to maximize and concentrate wi-fi signal, albeit in a pleasant form factor more suitable for the catalog of HAY rather than Best Buy.
While the RADAR Router is currently only a design competition winning concept, network manufacturers like Google, Amplifi, and Asus are increasingly improving wi-fi router designs to be openly adopted as part of a room’s aesthetic, rather than hidden away.