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☼ 1/8 - A Must for your lobby. Abstracta, which is best known for producing noise-regulating pieces for offices, is exhibiting newly launched work pods by Swedish designer Staffan Holm. Learn more.
☼ 2/8 - Cannabis amenities. The cannabis space has progressively emerged as a bastion of playful modern graphic and industrial design, exhibiting more visual zeal with every new wave of new brands vying for attention within the growing market. Affluent users previously were compelled to hide away their habits, but today in states where cannabis is legal, the design community has stepped in to update the plant-derived lifestyle with something far from its more earthy, homegrown origins. PLEASE DON’T SMOKE, JUST SELL LEGAL STUFF.
☼ 3/8 - Are these not the coolest matches you have ever seen? With ten individually printed match stems per book, you can light up whatever your heart desires (or keep them on display as art!). Learn more
☼ 4/8 - TVs are horrible pieces of furniture in rooms. Electronics brand LG OLED has teamed up with Dutch design brand Moooi to change that and give its lifestyle TVs a decorative makeover. The immersive environments, featuring Moooi's trademark maximalist aesthetic, are designed to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, seamlessly blending tech products with furniture, lighting and floor and wall coverings. Learn more
☼ 5/8 - For coffee lovers who don’t love the making process. The magic of Meticulous is that it works just the same as a manual lever machine but very, very differently. It is the world’s first robotic lever espresso machine, using a powerful digital motor and high-precision sensors to automatically make the most gorgeous espresso you can get with every pull. Learn more
☼ 6/8 - Co-working spaces are just the best! Just opened, The Malin West Village is the co-working brand’s third location following its debut in SoHo in 2021 and expansion to Williamsburg last year. Learn more
☼ 7/8 - Feed the World - “Aleph’s extraordinary technology platform combined with its inclusive approach to bringing about systemic change in our food systems make them a leader in this field. With their one-of-a-kind cultivated steaks, they demonstrate how creativity and ingenuity can help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.” - Leonardo DiCaprio - Environmental activist, and Academy Award-winning actor. Learn more about Aleph
☼ 8/8 - Feed the World - Mushroom Compadres is a project dedicated to the cultivation for sale of speciality and functional mushrooms for gastronomic and medicinal use in the West Algarve, Portugal. Its goal is to provide people with delicious, high-quality products for their consumption, helping their physical and mental well-being through nature. Coming soon Sign up