FLOS Architectural Redefines Track Lighting

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/flos-architectural-redefines-track-lighting/flos-tracking-magnet-evo-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/FLOS-Tracking-Magnet-EVO-1-810x608.jpg" alt="FLOS Architectural Redefines Track Lighting" /></a>
                                Have you ever been in the market for track lighting for your home or office? If so, you know just how awful they are and how few choices are on the market, reducing your options to the one least likely to make you cringe. <a href="https://architectural.flosusa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FLOS Architectural</a> aims to change that with <a href="https://architectural.flosusa.com/systems/tracking-magnet-evo/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tracking Magnet EVO</a>, a flexible system with a minimalist aesthetic that offers a multitude of options.
The system carries a 48-volt electrical core that allows for any kind of positioning on the walls or ceilings giving the flexibility to create anything from a simple fixture to a sculptural one with tracks going in various directions. Vertical and horizontal corners allow for transitions between walls and ceilings for seamless lines. The slender tracks can be suspended, surface mounted, or embedded in the walls or ceilings to achieve the desired look. The tracks utilize magnets that allow the fixtures and
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A Heritage Home Gets Modern Outdoor Entertaining Spaces and Gardens

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-heritage-home-gets-modern-outdoor-entertaining-spaces-and-gardens/camberwell-ian-barker-gardens-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Camberwell-Ian-Barker-Gardens-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Heritage Home Gets Modern Outdoor Entertaining Spaces and Gardens" /></a>
                                In the Camberwell suburb of Melbourne, this heritage house wasn&#8217;t the problem. The issue was the outdoor spaces and how they didn&#8217;t work for the entertaining-loving owners. <a href="https://www.landscape.net.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ian Barker Gardens</a> was hired to bring life to the exterior while creating plenty of modern entertaining spaces, which included the entrance garden, side lawn garden, woodland garden, rear garden, pool area, and side courtyard garden.
They were also tasked with designing a pool large enough for their extended family, a playhouse for the kids, a play area for them to run around, space for everyone to spread out, a veggie garden, and a shady tree to rest under. The owners also asked them to update the look of the tennis court and to save as many of the original trees as possible. Many tall orders, but the designers definitely came through. The designers managed to merge the original architectural style with new
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Toru Uses Leather in New Ways for a Collection of Unique Seating

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/toru-uses-leather-in-new-ways-for-a-collection-of-unique-seating/toru-leather-furniture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/TORU-leather-furniture-1-810x599.jpg" alt="Toru Uses Leather in New Ways for a Collection of Unique Seating" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.toru.barcelona/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Toru</a> first caught our eye in <a href="https://design-milk.com/wanteddesign-manhattan-2017/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2017 at WantedDesign</a> and since then the Barcelona-based designer has expanded his collection of seating that uses vegetable-tanned leather in experimental ways. Leather is typically used to upholster pieces of furniture but Toru uses the material itself for backrests and seats on chairs and stools. Each piece is handmade by local craftsman using the highest quality of leather that&#8217;s tanned with chestnut, mimosa, and quebracho extracts, which helps keep the original raw look and color of the material.
Babu is a floor-based chair that was inspired by travel. The easy-to-move design is made with sheets of leather and brass and it offers a spot to relax and meditate. The Clop lounge chair features three legs and a folded leather back that was inspired by the simplicity of a clog shoe – half wood and half leather. The Clop table chair is much like the
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Friday Five with Serena Confalonieri

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-serena-confalonieri/f5-serena-confalonieri-0-headshot/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/F5-Serena-Confalonieri-0-headshot-810x1215.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Serena Confalonieri" /></a>
                                <em><a href="http://www.serenaconfalonieri.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Serena Confalonieri</a> is a Milan-based designer and art director that could easily win &#8220;Best Headshot&#8221;. A Master&#8217;s Degree in Interior Design led to stints at various architecture and design firms in Milan, Barcelona, and Berlin, along with working as an assistant professor in the interior design department at Politecnico di Milano. That foundation naturally led Confalonieri to focus on product, graphic, and textile designing where her work falls somewhere in between, with particular focus on the surfaces of each design. Her <a href="http://www.serenaconfalonieri.com/portfolio_page/flamingo/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Flamingo</a> rug, for Nodus, marked her design debut at Milan Design Week in 2013, which led to collaborations with Italian and international brands like Saba Italia, Swatch, cc-tapis, Archiproducts, .ex-novo, Crate&amp;Barrel USA, Porro, and more. Since then, she&#8217;s been chosen for design residencies and workshops in Italy, New York, Mexico, and Portugal, and her work has graced the pages of many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-351498" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/F5-Serena-Confalonieri-1-death-valley-810x203.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="203" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/F5-Serena-Confalonieri-1-death-valley-810x203.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/F5-Serena-Confalonieri-1-death-valley-800x200.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/F5-Serena-Confalonieri-1-death-valley-768x192.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/F5-Serena-Confalonieri-1-death-valley-500x125.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/F5-Serena-Confalonieri-1-death-valley.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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Two Apartments Merge into a Modern Apartment for a Family in Ukraine

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/two-apartments-merge-into-a-modern-apartment-for-a-family-in-ukraine/minimal-mine-apt-zooi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Minimal-Mine-Apt-ZOOI-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Two Apartments Merge into a Modern Apartment for a Family in Ukraine" /></a>
                                Minimal Mine is a renovation project headed by Maxim Doschinsky and Pavel Voitov of Ukrainian interior design firm <a href="http://zooi.com.ua/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ZOOI</a>. The designers merged two apartments – a one-bedroom and a three-bedroom – to create a comfortable, yet modern home for a couple with children, who longed for a minimalist space that was packed with function.
The kitchen, dining room, and living room were combined to form a larger, open space but with an oversized sofa creating some delineation. A cozy palette of neutrals fills the public spaces with hints of color speckled throughout. The designers’ sketches were translated into these decorative wall panels that mimic rough stone. A bright blue armchair that was custom made for this project pops in front of the charcoal gray panels. The master bedroom is essentially four spaces in one – a bedroom, bathroom, closet, and office. A glass partition is used to provide separation between
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A Unique Sofa by Patricia Urquiola to Mark Her 20th Anniversary Working with Moroso

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-unique-sofa-by-patricia-urquiola-to-mark-her-20th-anniversary-working-with-moroso/moroso_chamfer_patricia-urquiola-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Moroso_Chamfer_Patricia-Urquiola-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Unique Sofa by Patricia Urquiola to Mark Her 20th Anniversary Working with Moroso" /></a>
                                To mark their 20th anniversary of successful collaborations, <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> designed the <a href="http://moroso.it/prodotti/chamfer/?lang=en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chamfer Sofa</a> for <a href="http://moroso.it/?lang=en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Moroso</a>. The unique design features chamfered corners, removing the 90-degree back angles found on most traditional sofas. The angled corners give a welcoming feeling to anyone that sits down, almost like a hug.
Chamfer consists of five modules that vary in length and depth, and a connector, that join together to form any number of configurations desired, from a simple two-seater sofa to a geometrical formation that could seat a dozen plus.
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DESKter Sit & Stand Workstation by Malgorzata Wojtyczka

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/deskter-sit-stand-workstation-by-malgorzata-wojtyczka/deskter-sit-stand-desk-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/DESKter-sit-stand-desk-1-810x1043.jpg" alt="DESKter Sit &#038; Stand Workstation by Malgorzata Wojtyczka" /></a>
                                Designed as part of her Master&#8217;s Degree final project at the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts, the DESKter is a sit &amp; stand workstation, by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mwojtyczka/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Małgorzata Wojtyczka</a>, that gives you the best of both worlds. Standing desks have been growing in popularity in recent years with all of the news on sitting being bad for our bodies. But, standing full-time isn&#8217;t always ideal either. With DESKter, you can switch back and forth as needed for both health and comfort.
The workstation is made for adults and children for use in offices, public areas, schools, and even at home. DESKter is composed of three pieces – the supporting structure and two bent plywood desktops that can easily move into any of the various positions. If you’re ready to transport the desk or move it out of the way, it folds up and stores the desktops in additional slots. It’s also
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Lorre: A Sculptural Installation of 3D Printed Kinetic Lights by David Weeks Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lorre-a-sculptural-installation-of-3d-printed-kinetic-lights-by-david-weeks-studio/lorre-david-weeks-lighting-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Lorre-david-weeks-lighting-1-810x578.jpg" alt="Lorre: A Sculptural Installation of 3D Printed Kinetic Lights by David Weeks Studio" /></a>
                                New York City-based <a href="http://www.davidweeksstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Weeks Studio</a> designed the <a href="http://www.davidweeksstudio.com/bulletin/lorre/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lorre</a> sculptural installation comprising 3D-printed kinetic lights and cable that explore the connection between space, light, and material. The wireless lights are suspended on copper cables where the conductivity of the cable lit them up allowing each shade to be moved as desired.
Each light is made of nylon plastic that was printed using selective laser sintering making them lightweight. Their simple forms delicately cling to two thin cables resulting in a minimalist lighting display that can be continuously rearranged.
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The Outdoor WEEK-END Collection by Studio BrichetZiegler for Petite Friture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-outdoor-week-end-collection-by-studio-brichetziegler-for-petite-friture/week-end-outdoor-petite-friture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Week-end-outdoor-petite-friture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Outdoor WEEK-END Collection by Studio BrichetZiegler for Petite Friture" /></a>
                                The <a href="http://www.petitefriture.com/eng/15/collection/produits/liste/?filtre_collection=72"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WEEK-END</a> collection is a range of outdoor furniture designed by <a href="http://www.studiobrichetziegler.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio BrichetZiegler</a> for <a href="http://www.petitefriture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Petite Friture</a>. The oval shapes of the backrests are filled with horizontal slats that are juxtaposed with the connected vertical slats to become the seat of the chair. The collection makes an overall graphic statement with the perpendicular stripes and the negative spaces they create.
The WEEK-END collection consists of 3 stacking chairs, including the Chair, Armchair, and Bridge, the stacking Bench, stacking High Stool, and multiple tables, including the Coffee Table, Square Table, 2 Rectangular Tables, and a High Bar Table. Basically everything you’d need to create various setups for any outdoor space. Each piece is lacquered aluminum and is available in five colors: Black, White, Ultramarine Blue, Matt bordeaux, and Yellow. Photos by Ola Rindal.
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The Bluestone Clad Quarry House in Brighton, Australia by Finnis Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-bluestone-clad-quarry-house-in-brighton-australia-by-finnis-architects/quarry-house-finnis-architects-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Quarry-House-Finnis-Architects-0-810x540.jpg" alt="The Bluestone Clad Quarry House in Brighton, Australia by Finnis Architects" /></a>
                                Situated on a corner lot in Brighton, Australia, the <a href="http://finnisarchitects.com.au/portfolio/quarry-house/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Quarry House</a> exudes a strong curbside presence with its bluestone exterior. The residence, designed by <a href="http://finnisarchitects.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Finnis Architects</a>, boasts a minimalist aesthetic with its subtle color palette and rectilinear that&#8217;s accentuated by the lines of the stone grid.
The wooden soffits continue through the interior of the house covering the ceilings with linear strips of wood. The warm wood used alongside the bluestone makes for a balanced use of materials. The ground floor houses the public living spaces, like the kitchen, dining room, and living room, which seamlessly extend outdoors to the elongated swimming pool. The dining room benefits from a double height ceiling which allows natural light to fill the home. The living room features floor-to-ceiling pivoting doors that give the space an indoor/outdoor feel. Photography by Tom Roe.
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Bijou Lamp + Table by Sergey Makhno Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bijou-lamp-table-by-sergey-makhno-architects/bijou-lamptable-sergey-makhno-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Bijou-lamptable-Sergey-Makhno-1-810x907.jpg" alt="Bijou Lamp + Table by Sergey Makhno Architects" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve featured the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Sergey-Makhno/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">architectural and interior design work</a> of <a href="https://mahno.com.ua/en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sergey Makhno Architects</a> in the past and now the Ukrainian design firm is showing another side with their product designs, particularly the Bijou Lamp + Table, designed by Sergey Makhno and Igor Havrylenko. Composed of stone, marble, and steel, the combination piece takes on a sculptural feel with its elegant stem bisecting the stone base to curve up and hold its marble tabletop. The minimalist design pulls double duty with its reserved silhouette making it fit in to about any situation.
The steel stem is flexible, rotating 180 degrees so its integrated LED light can be directed where it’s needed. The floor lamp would work residing next to a sofa or chair, but also living beside a bed where it would double as a bedside table and reading light.
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Bijou Lamp + Table by Sergey Makhno Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bijou-lamp-table-by-sergey-makhno-architects/bijou-lamptable-sergey-makhno-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Bijou-lamptable-Sergey-Makhno-1-810x907.jpg" alt="Bijou Lamp + Table by Sergey Makhno Architects" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve featured the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Sergey-Makhno/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">architectural and interior design work</a> of <a href="https://mahno.com.ua/en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sergey Makhno Architects</a> in the past and now the Ukrainian design firm is showing another side with their product designs, particularly the Bijou Lamp + Table, designed by Sergey Makhno and Igor Havrylenko. Composed of stone, marble, and steel, the combination piece takes on a sculptural feel with its elegant stem bisecting the stone base to curve up and hold its marble tabletop. The minimalist design pulls double duty with its reserved silhouette making it fit in to about any situation.
The steel stem is flexible, rotating 180 degrees so its integrated LED light can be directed where it’s needed. The floor lamp would work residing next to a sofa or chair, but also living beside a bed where it would double as a bedside table and reading light.
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A Notebook-Inspired Cabinet and Bench by Swedish Ninja

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-notebook-inspired-cabinet-and-bench-by-swedish-ninja/notebook-cabinet-bench-swedish-ninja-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Notebook-Cabinet-Bench-Swedish-Ninja-1-810x894.jpg" alt="A Notebook-Inspired Cabinet and Bench by Swedish Ninja" /></a>
                                Malmo-based design studio <a href="https://www.swedishninja.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Swedish Ninja</a>, headed up by Maria Gustavsson, recently released two new products that merge metal bases and cork with colorful flecks to spice up your interior (or spice up your life if you want to get <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wfpXI5PKlw"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">that song</a> stuck in your head. Both the Notebook Cabinet and Bench will be part of the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/features/swedish-design-pavilion"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Swedish Design Pavilion</a> at this year&#8217;s <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Fair</a> in September.
First up is the Notebook Cabinet which is designed to store your stuff inside while highlighting photos, inspiration, or clippings on the outside, like a notebook. The doors are covered in practical cork, but not just any old cork. This cork has confetti-like bits of color mixed in giving it a fun, playful appearance. The oval Notebook Bench features a similar metal base that’s topped off with a piece of color speckled cork for moments of reflection or just as a light-hearted
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Miró Rivera Architects Designs the Sustainable Hill Country House

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/miro-rivera-architects-designs-the-sustainable-hill-country-house/hill-country-house-miro-rivera-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Hill-Country-House-Miro-Rivera-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Miró Rivera Architects Designs the Sustainable Hill Country House" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.mirorivera.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Miró Rivera Architects</a> recently completed <a href="https://www.mirorivera.com/hill-country-house/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hill Country House</a>, a sustainable residence located in Central Texas. The angular home was designed as a prototype show house for a rural sustainable community to show the possibilities of a self-sustaining home in the country. The homeowners, who set a modest budget, dubbed it &#8220;The Sanctuary&#8221; as it&#8217;s designed to &#8220;bring people together and find spiritual renewal in a responsible, sustainable setting.&#8221;
The design gives a modern spin to a farmhouse featuring irregular roof lines and contrasting exterior materials while resting on a relaxing Texas Hill Country meadow. The exterior is clad in corrugated metal panels with locally-sourced cypress for a warm, yet modern look. A limestone chimney gives nod to an existing structure on the 47-acre property that’s made of dry-stacked local stone. White walls give the interior a clean, minimalist feel with pecan floors warming things up with their beautiful
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IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikea-launches-gratulera-vintage-collection-to-celebrate-75th-anniversary/ikea-gratulera-75th-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/IKEA-GRATULERA-75th-1-810x608.jpg" alt="IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary" /></a>
                                This year <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> celebrates its 75th anniversary and to mark the special occasion, they&#8217;re re-visiting the archives and bringing back some of their greatest hits. <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/living_room/collections/42178/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GRATULERA</a> is a vintage, limited edition collection of hand-selected favorites that may give you a deeper appreciation for the Swedish giant and their budget-friendly goods. They&#8217;re breaking the collection down into three time periods – 50-60s, 70-80s, and the 90-00s – which will launch on three separate dates in 2018. Each period is quite different but you&#8217;ll get a peek into IKEA&#8217;s past through its 7+ decades in business.
The 50-60s Edition launches this month with a series of classic pieces in darker woods that were a reflection of the times. The triangular LÖVBACKEN became the company’s first flat-packed product after an IKEA worker thought to remove a table’s legs to get it into his tiny car. Launching in October, the colorful 70-80s Edition is
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The Telegraph Hill Transformation Includes Incredible Views from the Top

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-telegraph-hill-transformation-includes-incredible-views-from-the-top/telegraph-hill-feldman-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Telegraph-Hill-Feldman-1-810x606.jpg" alt="The Telegraph Hill Transformation Includes Incredible Views from the Top" /></a>
                                <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Feldman Architecture</a> are responsible for some truly <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Feldman-Architecture/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">enviable homes</a> in San Francisco, California, and the practice has another one to add to the list. <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/project/telegraph-hill/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Telegraph Hill</a> is a project that remodeled a plain, stuccoed house with an impractical interior of cut up spaces. The narrow home&#8217;s living spaces were reached via awkward, dark staircases up two floors making for an unpleasant path from the front entryway.
The exterior was given a major update with grey limestone cladding and black-framed windows that protrude out for a bold statement. The top floor houses the transformed open living space with a brand new wood, steel, and glass staircase that allows light from the skylights and windows to trickle down. It also draws visitors to the top by following the light. The open kitchen is outfitted with grey tones for a clean, modern look. Hanging above the stairwell is a custom kinetic sculpture by
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The Telegraph Hill Transformation Includes Incredible Views from the Top

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-telegraph-hill-transformation-includes-incredible-views-from-the-top/telegraph-hill-feldman-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Telegraph-Hill-Feldman-1-810x606.jpg" alt="The Telegraph Hill Transformation Includes Incredible Views from the Top" /></a>
                                <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Feldman Architecture</a> are responsible for some truly <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Feldman-Architecture/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">enviable homes</a> in San Francisco, California, and the practice has another one to add to the list. <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/project/telegraph-hill/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Telegraph Hill</a> is a project that remodeled a plain, stuccoed house with an impractical interior of cut up spaces. The narrow home&#8217;s living spaces were reached via awkward, dark staircases up two floors making for an unpleasant path from the front entryway.
The exterior was given a major update with grey limestone cladding and black-framed windows that protrude out for a bold statement. The top floor houses the transformed open living space with a brand new wood, steel, and glass staircase that allows light from the skylights and windows to trickle down. It also draws visitors to the top by following the light. The open kitchen is outfitted with grey tones for a clean, modern look. Hanging above the stairwell is a custom kinetic sculpture by
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Charlotte Kidger Creates 3D Objects Out of Polyurethane Foam Dust

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/charlotte-kidger-creates-3d-objects-polyurethane-foam-dust/charlotte-kidger_plastic-beyond-the-chipper_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Charlotte-Kidger_Plastic-Beyond-the-Chipper_1-810x561.jpg" alt="Charlotte Kidger Creates 3D Objects Out of Polyurethane Foam Dust" /></a>
                                London-based <a href="https://www.charlottekidger.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Charlotte Kidger</a> is a material designer who recently graduated from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Material Futures. Her work is process driven, exploring how to turn industrial waste materials into secondary raw materials to see if something new can be created. Through that exploration, Kidger created a durable composite material made with polyurethane foam dust that&#8217;s a by-product of CNC fabrication. Instead of that material going to a landfill, she&#8217;s able to cold cast it and create colorful 3D objects, like vessels and tables.
Kidger’s collection will go on display as part of the exhibition Material of the Year: Plastic, Beyond the Chipper during next month’s London Design Fair. Photography by Louise Oates.
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UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqka-launches-hand-stitched-leather-lamps/uniqka_zero-lamp-one-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Uniqka_Zero-Lamp-One-1-810x919.jpg" alt="UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps" /></a>
                                Amsterdam-based <a href="http://www.jacobdebaan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jacob de Baan</a> has created a series of hand-stitched lamps for leather-loving, Istanbul-based design brand, <a href="http://uniqka.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQKA</a>. The Dutch designer worked with two identical ellipses to form the shapes of the sun-inspired Zero Lamps, which are part of the <a href="http://uniqka.com/designers/jacob-de-baan"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zero Collection</a>.
The Zero Collection includes a floor lamp and a hanging lamp that come together when two elliptical pieces of vegetable-tanned leather are cross-connected and hand-stitched together. A circular hole is cut out for light to pass through while hiding the lamp source within the structure. Along with the leather lamps above, de Baan also created the standing and hanging lights out of brass.
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UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqka-launches-hand-stitched-leather-lamps/uniqka_zero-lamp-one-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Uniqka_Zero-Lamp-One-1-810x919.jpg" alt="UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps" /></a>
                                Amsterdam-based <a href="http://www.jacobdebaan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jacob de Baan</a> has created a series of hand-stitched lamps for leather-loving, Istanbul-based design brand, <a href="http://uniqka.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQKA</a>. The Dutch designer worked with two identical ellipses to form the shapes of the sun-inspired Zero Lamps, which are part of the <a href="http://uniqka.com/designers/jacob-de-baan"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zero Collection</a>.
The Zero Collection includes a floor lamp and a hanging lamp that come together when two elliptical pieces of vegetable-tanned leather are cross-connected and hand-stitched together. A circular hole is cut out for light to pass through while hiding the lamp source within the structure. Along with the leather lamps above, de Baan also created the standing and hanging lights out of brass.
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