Mycologic Mania, Regenerative Architecture, Objet d’OLED + more

1. Since moving into a new home late last year, I’ve been struggling with putting together the look and feel of my new home office. I was so focused on the pragmatic (patching, painting, repairing), I didn’t realize the austerity of the room was beginning to weigh on me. Thus, the mycology-inspired art Taehyung Jeon It has arrived as a kind of creative godsend, as the near-psychedelic performances inject an explosion of form and color into the retina right down to the depths of mushroom obsessions. question now how many Of these publications do I order?

2. What does it take for a house to evoke happiness? For Mr. Moriyama, it is a house of multitudes. Follow-up to the Owner and Occupant Documentary of the same name Moriyama-san During a grueling week, the viewer begins to find a quiet rhythm observing the universe inside the miniature houseboat designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Ryo Nishizawa for self-isolation. The documentary seems steeped in time and space before devolving into the kind of contemplative footprint that makes you wonder, “What is the most important thing in life?” The first film about “noise music, acrobatic reading, silent films, pyrotechnics, and Japanese architecture” isn’t for everyone, but for those who like being immersed in a story rather than jumping into it, it’s likely to inspire some lasting thoughts about the space it actually occupies.

shout out to the architect Paul Chan To point me towards the gem of a documentary!

Still from a video showing all eight earbuds included on the Free Byrd wireless earphones from the top view.

3. As a daily practitioner of working with active noise-canceling earbuds or headphones with barely audible ambient synths in the background (to drown out local hums, buzzes and distractions while working next to our laundry room), I was very pleased and surprised by the aural and appropriate envelope provided by Beyerdynamic Free Bird Headphones. That they pack five sizes of silicone earbuds with three (my favorite) foam covers to ensure a good fit on most ears is undoubtedly a good thing, since these earbuds are slightly larger than the AirPod Pros in comparison. But that extra bulk delivers an impressive 8 hours of battery life per charge and vivid sound with commendable ANC performance; The storage and charging case also charges wirelessly, a convenience now practically an expected standard within the crowded category. I also got splash-proof IPX4 tested, and can vouch for their ability to withstand some rain after running outside a few moments during the recent California flood to check for leaks.

The tree-shaded exterior shot of two adjoining cabins in Sōmo Yakushima is a cooperative housing project.

The living space in Sumu Yakushima's interior cabin is a collaborative housing project, with a sofa and chairs near the fireplace in the background.

4. The majority of architectural projects that are highlighted often fail to register as meaningful or impactful on a human level – commodified structures rather than carefully designed spaces for their inhabitants. Maybe that’s why This community of cabin-like structures Designed by architect Tsukasa Ono, he feels a great respect for both the imagined lives of its occupants, along with an awareness of its implications for the site on which it was built. More regeneration architecture, please.

LG Objet Collection Posé OLED sits in a corner of the blue-walled living space.

5. What does an aesthetic like myself do when they don’t want the intrusive presence of typical TV, but still want to enjoy a movie, TV series, or even an occasional night on YouTube from the comforts of their bedroom? It is – I mean – welcome LG Posed Collection object TV for extended stays for review, OLED disguised as a piece of furniture – it stands out from the crowd not only for its four-legged tapestries shape, but also for its aesthetically pleasing back that allows it to be placed in areas of the room where other TVs could never be accommodated. Oh yeah, and the OLED picture is unsurprisingly great, indicating that LG has been at the forefront of display technology.

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Gregory Hahn is a technical editor at Design Milk. A native of Los Angeles with a deep love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at

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