Category: Design

Best of Dog Milk: February 2017

In February, we spotted lots of great stuff over on Dog Milk – here’s what our readers were loving: Full Loft’s modern dog houses (above) Dog illustrations by Jen Ha Marble & Concrete dog...

Generator Hostels: Affordable, Accessible, and Incredible

Thanks to the movie Hostel, the term “modern design” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of this budget-friendly accommodation option. However, the realm of hospitality has greatly expanded since...

Caavo Intelligently Simplifies Home Entertainment

Caavo aims to be to your home entertainment set up as Marie Kondo is to your closet: an all-on-one eight HDMI input solution that magically tidies everything up at the touch of a button or...

Balance Lamp by Victor Castanera

The Balance light appears to carefully suspend a series of spheres, almost as if time has stopped and they were caught in mid-action rolling down the sloped slats. Victor Castanera paid thoughtful attention to material...

Desktop Wallpaper: March 2017

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” – Tuli Kupferberg Shattered Light wallpaper is one of several inspiring printed wallpaper designs in a collection created by Toronto-based wallpaper innovator Rollout, in collaboration with BC...

Exclusive: Trestle Bowl by Zoe Mowat for OTHR

Introducing our latest OTHR exclusive preview: the minimal, sculptural Trestle Bowl by Montreal-based designer Zoë Mowat, crafted in 3D printed porcelain. Trestle was created to house jewelry, keys, and other small yet significant objects,...

Stiletto Benches I and II from PELLE

Stiletto Bench I and II from PELLE almost appear to defy gravity with a feeling of weightlessness coming from the balance of massive, intersecting blocks of wood and delicate brass legs. With each bench...

A Clean, Monochromatic Apartment in Helsinki

Laura Seppänen Design Agency was hired to design the new, two-room residence of Stina Mäntyniemi, the head of Cosmopolitan Finland. The Helsinki-based interior designer and stylist created an all-white space that was clean and...

A Versatile System of Stackable Containers

Bringing functionality to decor, Federica Biasi and Simone Bonanni designed these minimalist, stackable containers for Incipit to hold all of your loose accessories. Dama consists of a series of round dishes in various heights...

Where I Work: bright designlab

For this month’s Where I Work, we head to Portland, Oregon to meet Leela Brightenburg, CEO of interior design firm bright designlab. Brightenburg founded the practice along with her partner, director of operations, Alissa Pulcrano,...

Colorful, Abstract Rugs Inspired by a 1975 Film

I can’t help but love this collection of rugs from Brooklyn-based Cold Picnic. Even if you don’t know the story behind them, they’re beautiful abstract compositions that look like textured pieces of art for...

Airbnb São Paulo Gets Brazilian Flavored Digs

Airbnb São Paulo enlisted architecture firm MM18 Arquitetura to design their main office so that it would pay homage to the Brazilian culture. Working directly with local designers, they were able to incorporate designs,...

Bob Boasts Bountiful Possibilities for Seating

Stefan Borselius teamed up with fellow designer Thomas Bernstrand on an innovative seating system for Blå Station called Bob. The Swedish designers created Bob with the simple idea of being able to configure any...

Ferrari 812 Superfast: The Name Says It All

The Ferrari 812 Superfast: is the name hubris or just enthusiastic honesty? Sporting 789 hp at maximum power at 8,500 rpm – in sum capable of 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 211 mph...

Secretello Reinvents the Secretary Writing Desk

The secretary desk, or secrétaire, has been around for ages which is no surprise as they’re fairly compact and become a multipurpose piece of furniture in any room. Michele De Lucchi has chosen to...

Pro Tips for Choosing Bathroom Fixtures

The following post is brought to you by TOTO. Our partners are handpicked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. When I moved in, my bathroom was outfitted with...

The Classic Möbius Brings a Unique Twist to Lighting

It’s been almost a year ago since we first heard from designer Eduardo Umaña. He said he wanted a bit of our time to talk about time itself – specifically keeping it with the minimalist timepiece he...

Pita: A Modern, Multifunctional Daybed for Any Room

Caterina Moretti, of Guadalajara, Mexico based design studio Peca, collaborated with Alejandra Carmona on a multifunctional daybed called Pita. With a wooden structure of turned oak, the Pita Daybed is a practical addition to...

How Big Chill’s Retro Fridge Came To Be

While design trends come and go and then sometimes come back, mid-century design has been a constant since, well, it began. The ’50s were a time of design innovation which means vintage finds are...

Diiis Designstudio Launches Their Latest Products

Swiss design studio Diiis Designstudio has switched gears a bit since we last saw them two years ago with their convertible backpack, Manta. Now, they’re unveiling a few new designs but this time on...

Friday Five with Zane Bevan of Robinhood

This week’s Friday Five checks in with the quirky Zane Bevan, who’s the Creative Director at the Palo Alto-based Robinhood. If you’re not familiar with Robinhood, it’s the widely popular app that lets anyone...

Cozy On Up With Society6

Public announcement: there are less than 30 days left until Spring arrives! Southern California has been having a season of (much needed) rainfall this winter so there has been lots of days where I don’t...

The Wheelhouse: Bringing Together Bicycles and Coffee

It was only a matter of time before coffee and bicycles converged in one, trendy LA space. “We want to take two things that are typically very intimidating – bicycles and coffee – and make...

The Bean Bag Reinvented: Lujo

The following post is brought to you by Lujo. Our partners are hand picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. In 1968, three young Italian designers showed up at...