Keys

From the makers of gTar (a digital guitar that works with an iPhone to make learning it much, much easier) comes Keys. The minimalist keyboard has 24 keys that light up but also respond to gestures; for example, wave your hand to the left to transpose down an octave. Beginners can teach themselves piano through the complementary app, while producers and electronic music artists will …

Nike Reintroduces Marc Newson’s Zvezdochka Shoe

The curious, space-inspired, interlocking shoe design sees a limited rerun for its 10th anniversary

Initially launching in 2004, the innovative and pleasantly bizarre Zvezdochka shoe from Nike was ahead of its time. Upon introduction, many questions were asked—including how in the world you pronounce the name. Designed by Australian industrial designer Marc Newson and inspired by time spent at the Russian Space Agency, the modular, four-piece design was imagined as a multi-purpose shoe for cosmonauts—and named for the Russian …

ROOM Collection

A modular storage system by designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho

By taking an unconventional approach to the relationship between object and space within the typical home environment, designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho created a piece of modular furniture to act as miniature rooms for objects of assorted sizes and shapes. The ROOM Collection is a shelving-unit-meets-storage-space for both clothing and objects of affection. Shown for the first time this week at Spazio Rossana Orlandi …