VOL. 02, ISSUE 02

Anywhere On Earth In Less Than An Hour.

SpaceX Founder and CEO, Elon Musk, proposed a plan a couple weeks ago that sends passengers anywhere on Earth in less than an hour.   

In a short animated video showing the process of a flight using the BFR (and yes, it means exactly what you think it means. Big f---ing rocket.) from NYC to Shanghai, passengers are seen boarding a ship at 6:30 am. We then see that the flight time would be approximately 39 minuets to reach Shanghai. The BFR lifts off through the atmosphere and into the exosphere, on its way to China where passengers would unload and go through another boat ride back to land. Musk says the tickets would be "about the same as full fare economy in an aircraft." It seems pretty straightforward, but of course, there are tons of unanswered questions about this whole thing. 

Re-entry into Earth's atmosphere is obviously a straining experience for the human body and isn't the most safe for everyone. So what does this mean for pregnant women, children, or people with heart / other health issues? And is this really saving time if you have to drive to each launch pad location, ride on a boat to the launch pad, and do it all again once you reach your destination? We're excited to see how Elon Musk and SpaceX take these challenges and find ways to make this as universal as possible. 

Everything You Need To Know About The Google Home Mini.

$50. Minimal design. Great reviews. What does Echo Dot have to deal with now?

So you have 3 colors to choose from. Black, grey, and coral. In the box you have your Google Home Mini, a cable, some small promo cards and that's just about it since the actual setting up process happens on an app. Setting up your Google Home Mini on the Google Home app is quick and simple. You'll get asked where exactly your Google Mini would be set up in the house, and then proceed to voice recognition. Payments can be made using your Google Mini so of course putting in some payment info is needed if you plan on doing that, and from there you would set up music and video preferences. What's great about the Google Mini is how customizable it is, and how the Assistant picks up on different voices. So no one can just come in and start using your Google Mini. You can add other voices on the app, and that's pretty cool since the Assistant would then learn that persons preferences just like yours. Note that Alexa still can't do that. On the other hand, the Echo Dot is able to hook up to speakers with an aux or bluetooth. Google Mini cannot. Another downside to Google Mini is how difficult picking up the actual speaker would be since the sides of the Google Mini control volume, so moving it would be a very interesting task. Either way, both the Google Mini and Echo Dot can still make jokes, order things for you, look things up, and is pretty much all customizable. Google wins the best design in our books, but probably loses at most efficient. Let us know if you are considering buying either one this holiday! 


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A Hotel room…floating In The Trees.

If you’ve never heard of Treehotel, the design lover in you might explode. 
Treehotel is located in Sweden, near the Lule River. There’s 7 different rooms, with 7 different interior styles. The Mirror Cube has a stunning minimal interior, while The Dragonfly has more of modern- industrial feel. The perfect getaway, in a perfect place. Most rooms are about $600 a night with over 50 activities. Check out Treehotel's site to get more details on these stunning rooms. 

HM X ERDEM COMING NOVEMBER 2017

Erdem Moralioglu is a Canadian born- London based fashion designer. ERDEM is sold in over 170 of the most exclusive retailers, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Joyce, Colette, Dover Street Market, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. July of this year, H&M revealed their collab with ERDEM coming late fall of 2017. 

Erdem can't say much about this collection, but from a previous interview back in July  he says “It’s very personal. The collection reinterprets some of the codes that have defined my work over the past decade. It’s also inspired by much of my youth, from the English films, ’90s TV shows and music videos I grew up watching to memories of the style that defined members of my family. Taking from these inspirations, I imagined a group of characters and friends off to the English countryside for the weekend. There’s a real play in the collection between something decidedly dressed-up and equally effortless.”

Expect florals and elegance in his collection coming the 2nd of November 2017. 

Watch the teaser here.

Rhema Kallianpur