Researchers Build A Wireless Room That Charges Phones From Anywhere Inside

Located at the University of Tokyo, a prototype room designed by a team of researchers wirelessly charges devices—including a lamp, a fan and smartphones—from anywhere inside. Despite its innovative technology, the room appears like any other 100-square-foot living space. Yet, nestled behind the floor, ceilings and walls of aluminum sheets are a series of capacitors which generate magnetic fields that reverberate around the room, charging …

Reform + Jean Nouvel’s Dazzling Kitchen Design Tells A Story Of Life

During a time of increasing domesticity, these sublime countertops capture the quotidian in a new light

Luminous and ever-evolving, REFLECT—the kitchen design collaboration of cabinets and countertops between Scandinavian brand Reform and internationally renowned Paris-based architect Jean Nouvel—embodies a forward-thinking approach. Nouvel’s expertise in urban structures and his ethos that art is driven by utility seamlessly blends with Reform’s modern aesthetics. Together, the their dazzling kitchen collection interweaves form and function. Coming in two color variants (black and or silver metal), …

Dijon: Many Times

“Many Times” by Dijon “recreates the intense energy of the recording process,” the LA-based artist says in a statement. Sonically, this translates to a single reminiscent of a jam session, from converging guitar tracks to Dijon’s urgent vocals and a jazzy piano bridge. The action-packed nature of the song is manifested through the music video’s experimental point of view, which puts viewers over the shoulder …