Audio-Olfactory Installation “Metronome” at London Design Biennale

Sound, scent, movement and form combine for this evocative invention and experience

Shaped like an infinity symbol, Metronome—debuting now at London Design Biennale—is a sculptural object and experience designed to create a time-bubble for its audience. Inspired in part by pregnancy as well as Swann’s Way (the first volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, first translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past), Metronome is a combination audio-olfactory invention that merges sound elements to evoke …

Mercedes-Benz’s All-New EQS is a Luxurious Sensory Experience

Innovations abound within the company's first-ever ground-up electric vehicle

“It’s a new era at Mercedes-Benz,” says Ola Källenius, the company’s chairman, about the new Mercedes-Benz EQS luxury sedan—the company’s first ground-up electric car and the most important launch in the brand’s recent history. Developed with the DNA debuted five years ago in their Concept EQ, it’s built on the company’s new electric-only modular platform that all models will be using moving forward and is the …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The first-ever Disability Futures Fellows program, clever interior ideas, sound design in EVs and more

New Studies Find Many Genes Influence Left- or Right-Handedness Scientists have long-posited that one single gene may determine whether a person is left- or right-handed (the latter, of course, being dominant, with 90% of people favoring their right). This theory does take into account the fact that environment factors (including geography and culture) likely play a critical role, too. Now, however, several studies involving millions …