The Dolmen Collection from Esrawe Studio

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                                Mexico City based <a href="http://www.esrawe.com/es"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Esrawe Studio</a> created a series of new work that combines two materials in search of finding balance with each other. Using rich walnut and black marble, the pieces in the <a href="http://www.esrawe.com/es/furniture/dolmen-collection/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Dolmen Collection</a> exude tension as the wooden components are suspended on tapered marble bases
The collection, which includes a sideboard, dining table, and two sets of chairs, recently debuted during Zona Maco 2018, an art fair in Mexico. Photos by Pablo Da Ronco.
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30 Connected Frames Can Be Arranged in Various Ways to Form the Coil Bench

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/30-connected-frames-can-be-arranged-in-various-ways-to-form-the-coil-bench/coil-bench-tim-miller-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Coil-Bench-Tim-Miller-1-810x703.jpg" alt="30 Connected Frames Can Be Arranged in Various Ways to Form the Coil Bench" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.timmillerstudio.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tim Miller Studio</a> designed a modular form of seating that can adapt to most any space. The <a href="http://www.timmillerstudio.com/portfolios/coil-bench/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Coil Bench</a> is composed of 30 wooden frames that are connected to form a vertebrae-like structure that can be arranged into various shapes, from a circle to an S-shape.
The interactive bench invites the user to play with the arrangement which produces a visual and auditory experience through the repetition of the frames and the clacking noise they make when the edges touch. While it’s a playful design, it’s also flexible and functional and could work in different spaces.
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A 1970s Sausalito Home Is Renovated by Feldman Architecture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-1970s-sausalito-home-is-renovated-by-feldman-architecture/sausalito-outlook-feldman-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Sausalito-Outlook-Feldman-1-810x578.jpg" alt="A 1970s Sausalito Home Is Renovated by Feldman Architecture" /></a>
                                After a newly retired couple visited Sausalito, California, on their way from Hong Kong to South America, they decided to plunk down roots and buy a 1970s home, now called <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/project/sausalito-outlook/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sausalito Outlook</a>, overlooking the San Francisco Bay. They hired <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Feldman Architecture</a> to update the outdated interior and help them put their own unique stamp on it, which included making room for their collections of vinyl records, design books, and vintage Coca-Cola bottles.
In the main living area, they removed a wall to open the space up and added a 9 foot tall shelving system to hold their books. The floor-to-ceiling shelving unit continues down the wall and transitions into storage for their vinyl. The library replaced two spare bedrooms and is connected to a sitting room with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the views. Photos by Joe Fletcher.
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Friday Five with Sam Valenti IV of Ghostly

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Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Sam Valenti IV developed an interest in techno music spun from the city’s Motown roots. Recognizing a lack of options for electronic musicians, he launched Ghostly International in his dorm room in 1999 while studying at the University of Michigan. It began as a “genre-less” record label with musician Matthew Dear and over the years it’s grown into an innovative platform for not only music but art, clothing, and design objects that come about through collaborations with various artists and brands, some of which you can see here. In this week’s Friday Five, Valenti delves into five of his favorite things.
  1. My technics 1200 turntables
    A standard that will never be beat. I learned to DJ on “belt drive” decks, which are super fragile and wobbly but once I upgraded to these tanks you can never go back. I see
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A Refurbished Victorian Cottage in Melbourne by SWG STUDIO

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-refurbished-victorian-cottage-in-melbourne-by-swg-studio/jazz-up-residence-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Jazz-Up-Residence-0-810x540.jpg" alt="A Refurbished Victorian Cottage in Melbourne by SWG STUDIO" /></a>
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This Victorian cottage is an attached, single story row house in Melbourne, Australia, that keeps its original exterior charm while being refurbished on the interior. Designed by SWG STUDIO, the non-original addition of the Jazz Up Residence was renovated while increasing its square footage resulting in a modern, more functional house. The original hallway still accesses two bedrooms and leads to the newly designed back area of the house. The kitchen was opened up and is now part of a larger space that includes a dining area and a sitting area. They were also tasked with adding as much storage as possible. Soft grey built-ins were installed matching the kitchen cabinets helping to unify the open room. Slate tiles in the addition were removed and replaced with wood floors that match the rest of the house Photos by Sarah Anderson.
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Emre Group Offices Come to Life Courtesy of Renda Helin Design & Interiors

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/emre-group-offices-come-to-life-courtesy-of-renda-helin-design-interiors/emre-group-offices-renda-helin-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Emre-Group-Offices-Renda-Helin-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Emre Group Offices Come to Life Courtesy of Renda Helin Design &#038; Interiors" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.rendahelin.com/#"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Renda Helin Design &amp; Interiors</a> studied the innovative ethos of the Emre Group and brought it to life in their new corporate offices in Sisli, Istanbul. With construction being a large part of their business, the designers based the concept off of it by bringing an industrial approach throughout and making you feel as though you&#8217;ve walked onto a construction site.
The bold offices span two floors and 200 square meters, which includes an interior courtyard, and a mostly bright yellow and black color scheme. Raw building materials were used, like concrete, brick, iron, epoxy, and mesh metal, further giving nod to their construction background. The conference room was inspired by The LEGO Movie, even painting its motto on the wall – “Grab a hat let’s build something.” That very movie motto has even become Emre Group’s own slogan. The hammers on the wall are each labeled with individual
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A Double Ring That Breaks in Half for You and Your Love by Frederik Roijé

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BFF necklaces have been around for decades, breaking in half to share with your best friend. It seems only natural to bring that same idea to another form of jewelry and why stop at BFFs – take it into another special bond – love. Since today is Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d show you the clever idea that Studio Frederik Roijé created to share with your loved one. Two of a Kind is a double ring that breaks in half allowing you to wear one and your partner to wear the other. The ring, after all, is the universal symbol of commitment making it a natural choice for this idea. Instead of your typical gold or silver bands, these rings are made of porcelain so when they’re broken in two you’ll be left with two unique rings, as porcelain never breaks the same way. Pro tip, if the broken edges
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Joe Doucet Designs Transcendence Rug Collection in Support of Equality

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/joe-doucet-designs-transcendence-rug-collection-in-support-of-equality/trancendence-rugs-doucet-odabashian-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/TRANCENDENCE-rugs-DOUCET-ODABASHIAN-1-810x500.jpg" alt="Joe Doucet Designs Transcendence Rug Collection in Support of Equality" /></a>
                                <div id="attachment_334314" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=334314" rel="attachment wp-att-334314" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="size-large wp-image-334314" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/TRANCENDENCE-rugs-DOUCET-ODABASHIAN-2-ASCEND-810x1046.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1046" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/TRANCENDENCE-rugs-DOUCET-ODABASHIAN-2-ASCEND-810x1046.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/TRANCENDENCE-rugs-DOUCET-ODABASHIAN-2-ASCEND-800x1033.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/TRANCENDENCE-rugs-DOUCET-ODABASHIAN-2-ASCEND-768x992.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/TRANCENDENCE-rugs-DOUCET-ODABASHIAN-2-ASCEND-500x646.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/TRANCENDENCE-rugs-DOUCET-ODABASHIAN-2-ASCEND.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Ascend \\\ Hand Tufted Wool</p></div>
New York City based designer Joe Doucet partnered for the second time with Odabashian on a collection of handcrafted rugs that he designed in support of the Transgender community. The Transcendence rug series came about as a response to the ongoing challenges faced by transgender people who are bravely living their truth in a society that often shuns them with the hope that we can rise above and move forward with open minds. The bold, four-piece collection aims to be an example that design can transcend and be used for good. In a measure to show just that, they’re donating a portion of the sales proceeds to the ACLU.

Ascend \\\ Hand Tufted Wool

From Joe Doucet:
The uniting theme of the series became Transcendence. I wanted to capture the beauty of outwardly becoming what you are internally. The four rugs each attempt to convey
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Tait Lets You Build a Modern Wall of Plants with GardenWall

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tait-lets-you-build-a-modern-wall-of-plants-with-gardenwall/tait_gardenwall_terrain-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Tait_GardenWall_Terrain-1-810x678.jpg" alt="Tait Lets You Build a Modern Wall of Plants with GardenWall" /></a>
                                <a href="https://madebytait.com.au/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tait</a> launched their <a href="https://madebytait.com.au/product/gardenwall/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GardenWall</a> stackable planters 10 years ago and to mark the anniversary, they enlisted <a href="http://theplanthunter.com.au/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Planthunter&#8217;s</a> Georgina Reid to design a limited edition version. The collection of lightweight aluminum planters are outfitted with laser cut designs around the sides that allow the plants to grow through, whether it&#8217;s just one planter alone, a tall column, or a wall of them. Reid&#8217;s new design, <a href="https://madebytait.com.au/product/limited-edition-gardenwall-terrain/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Terrain</a>, incorporates her love of landscape topographies and an interest in the work of Roberto Burle Marx, a late Brazilian landscape architect.
Over the years, Marx’ landscape design plans have become works of art and his approach continues to inspire Reid’s fondness for patterns of the earth you’d see from looking down from above. Those topographical patterns became the basis for the laser cut patterns on the 10th anniversary edition, which is limited to just 100 planters.
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A 70s Condo Becomes a Modern NYC Apartment with a Sleeping Loft

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-70s-condo-becomes-a-modern-nyc-apartment-with-a-sleeping-loft/stadt-architecture_uws-apartment-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/STADT-Architecture_UWS-APARTMENT-1-810x659.jpg" alt="A 70s Condo Becomes a Modern NYC Apartment with a Sleeping Loft" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=334205" rel="attachment wp-att-334205" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-334205" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/STADT-Architecture_UWS-APARTMENT-1a-810x1051.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1051" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/STADT-Architecture_UWS-APARTMENT-1a-810x1051.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/STADT-Architecture_UWS-APARTMENT-1a-800x1038.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/STADT-Architecture_UWS-APARTMENT-1a-768x997.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/STADT-Architecture_UWS-APARTMENT-1a-500x649.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/STADT-Architecture_UWS-APARTMENT-1a.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
This second floor apartment began as a dated 1970s condo stuck in time before STADT Architecture were hired to renovate it for a young professional. Located on the Upper West Side in New York City, the apartment’s new plan divided it into three levels – a vertical loft – with walnut wood floors and paneling connecting them. A wall of white, built-in storage cabinets rests along one side of the living room, a contrast to the warm walnut wood. Two main requests came from the owner: to enlarge both the sleeping loft and the bathroom. To make that happen, the wall overlooking the living area was taken down and the bed was moved to create a bed and headboard structure with storage. That eliminated the need for a guard rail, thereby making more space. The now opened up space on the other side of the loft becomes a wall of
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A 70s Condo Becomes a Modern NYC Apartment with a Sleeping Loft

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-70s-condo-becomes-a-modern-nyc-apartment-with-a-sleeping-loft/stadt-architecture_uws-apartment-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/STADT-Architecture_UWS-APARTMENT-1-810x659.jpg" alt="A 70s Condo Becomes a Modern NYC Apartment with a Sleeping Loft" /></a>
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This second floor apartment began as a dated 1970s condo stuck in time before STADT Architecture were hired to renovate it for a young professional. Located on the Upper West Side in New York City, the apartment’s new plan divided it into three levels – a vertical loft – with walnut wood floors and paneling connecting them. A wall of white, built-in storage cabinets rests along one side of the living room, a contrast to the warm walnut wood. Two main requests came from the owner: to enlarge both the sleeping loft and the bathroom. To make that happen, the wall overlooking the living area was taken down and the bed was moved to create a bed and headboard structure with storage. That eliminated the need for a guard rail, thereby making more space. The now opened up space on the other side of the loft becomes a wall of
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Straight Lines Is a Collection of Gridded Furniture by Elliot Bastianon

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/straight-lines-is-a-collection-of-gridded-furniture-by-elliot-bastianon/straight-lines-elliot-bastianon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Straight-Lines-elliot-bastianon-1-810x576.jpg" alt="Straight Lines Is a Collection of Gridded Furniture by Elliot Bastianon" /></a>
                                We last checked in with <a href="http://www.elliotbastianon.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Elliot Bastianon</a> in <a href="https://design-milk.com/new-furniture-elliot-bastianon/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2015</a> and <a href="https://design-milk.com/unexpected-furniture-made-from-acoustic-panels/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2016</a> and the Canberra, Australia based furniture designer recently released a new collection of work called Straight Lines. The pieces are composed of rectilinear structures made from wood with upholstery that bulges through the open sections, creating a contrast of soft and hard.
The Straight Lines furniture comprises a sofa, chairs, coffee tables, and a bench, all with a similar gridded form that adds an element of repetition. Some works remain unfinished with colorful upholstery, while others are finished in playful colors.
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PATTERNITY + John Lewis Launch Collection of Geometric Goods

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/patternity-john-lewis-launch-collection-of-geometric-goods/john-lewispatternity-0-ritual-reflect-rug/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-0-Ritual-Reflect-rug-810x549.jpg" alt="PATTERNITY + John Lewis Launch Collection of Geometric Goods" /></a>
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Pattern pioneers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, of London-based PATTERNITY, just launched an eye-popping collaboration with British retailer John Lewis that spans housewares and fashion. The bold PATTERNITY + John Lewis collection is full of graphic black and white patterns that land on everything from leggings, parkas, dresses, and sweaters, to pillows, bedding, towels, bath accessories, rugs, candles, and incense, that will no doubt inspire happiness in your life. By working with the legendary retailer, PATTERNITY was able create designs that were of high quality but at reasonable prices, and for the first time, a collaboration that includes both fashion and home goods. From Anna Murray:
This collaboration is a celebration of the power of pattern to positively connect different areas of our daily lives. It is a playful exploration of the fundamental shapes, rituals and textures that make our lives and we hope it will help inspire people
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Studio DUNN Shares the Design Process of the Architect’s Stool

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-dunn-shares-the-design-process-of-the-architects-stool/decon-dunn-architects-00a-architects-stool/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Decon-Dunn-Architects-00a-Architects-Stool-810x502.jpg" alt="Studio DUNN Shares the Design Process of the Architect&#8217;s Stool" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/studio-dunn/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">followed</a> Rhode Island based design firm <a href="https://studiodunn.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio DUNN</a> for a number of years now, appreciating the attention to detail and solid craftsmanship found in their furniture and lighting collections. One of which is their <a href="https://studiodunn.com/collections/architects-collection"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Architect&#8217;s Collection</a>, a series of modern stools and a cafe table that give a modern spin to early 19th century task furniture used by architects and engineers. Today, the studio takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at how their <a href="https://studiodunn.com/collections/architects-collection/products/architects-stool-back"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Architect&#8217;s Stool with Back</a> was conceived and how they make it in-house with hand-built components in this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>.
01 Sketching – It all starts with a sketch. I tend to fill up sketchbooks at a pace of one per month. When developing a new design, I have to consider the materials’ properties and their capabilities and limitations. My design process varies depending on what I’m designing. In this case, I tried to work out
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An Imaginative Kindergarten That Will Make Your Kids Love School

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/an-imaginative-kindergarten-that-will-make-your-kids-love-school/kindergarten-sarit-shani-hay-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Kindergarten-Sarit-Shani-Hay-1-810x459.jpg" alt="An Imaginative Kindergarten That Will Make Your Kids Love School" /></a>
                                A new <a href="http://shanihay.com/products-range/kindergarten-daycare-complex-wholesale-market-tel-aviv/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">kindergarten and daycare complex</a> was recently completed at the former Wholesale Market in Tel Aviv by Yashar Architects. Inside, the complex spans 3,000 square meters of innovative design, bursts of color, and playful vignettes to get the kids excited about school. <a href="http://shanihay.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sarit Shani Hay</a> was behind the inspiring design that had to house six kindergartens for kids aged 3-6 years, and three daycares for babies and toddlers from 3 months to 3 years.
The concept for the design began with the site’s history housing a produce market, hence the reoccurring use of colorful fruits and vegetables. The kindergarten spaces received themes of fruits and veggies, market stalls, and delivery trucks, for imaginative play and learning. Some of the custom-made furniture includes drawers for the kids and padded areas for the toddlers to lounge or read. Photos by Dudi Moskovitz.
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A Look at Vipp’s Collection of Timeless Lighting

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-look-at-vipps-collection-of-timeless-lighting/vipp_lamps-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Vipp_lamps-1-810x672.jpg" alt="A Look at Vipp&#8217;s Collection of Timeless Lighting" /></a>
                                While <a href="https://www.vipp.com/en-us"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vipp</a> is widely known for their iconic trash cans that have been around since 1939, they&#8217;ve gradually <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/vipp/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">expanded their offerings</a> over the years to include ceramics and even their modern retreat, <a href="https://design-milk.com/vipp-creates-shelter/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Shelter</a>. The Danish brand continues to produce functional products for modern living and one of their best is a series of <a href="https://www.vipp.com/en-us/shop/lighting"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">lighting</a> that&#8217;s designed to last.
The five piece series includes a desk lamp, wall lamp, wall spot, floor lamp, and pendant, each outfitted with a replaceable LED bulb. The powder coated matte black fixtures feature perforated shades that emit soft rays of light for an overall classic, minimalist aesthetic.
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A Pavilion Style House in the Noosa Hinterland by Teeland Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-pavilion-style-house-in-the-noosa-hinterland-by-teeland-architects/tinbeerwah-house-teeland-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/tinbeerwah-house-teeland-1-810x530.jpg" alt="A Pavilion Style House in the Noosa Hinterland by Teeland Architects" /></a>
                                The <a href="http://www.teeland.com.au/project/residential/tinbeerwah-house/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tinbeerwah House</a> is a modern family house in the Noosa Hinterland in Australia that&#8217;s designed as a glass pavilion clad in sliding hardwood screens. Designed by <a href="http://www.teeland.com.au/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Teeland Architects</a>, the rectangular residence opens up to the world around it with views of the bush, ocean, and sky.
By designing it as an elongated rectangle that’s only one room deep, all the rooms can benefit from the cross ventilation, natural light, and views of the Pacific Ocean. The homeowners have the ability to control the exterior screens to adjust for privacy and the views. When the temperatures drop, the screens can slide open to let the sun in for warmth. Then for summer, they can close to provide shade without disrupting the views. One side of the house rests close to the ground making it easy for the owners and their young children to just step outside to the garden.
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frauklarer’s Latest Collections Made From Jesmonite

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                                Austria-based Klara Schuster, who formed her label <a href="https://www.frauklarer.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">frauklarer</a> in 2014, recently switched to the composite material Jesmonite for her latest work of household accessories, having previously favored marble. Two new modern collections, all made from terrazzo-like Jesmonite, include a series of vases and vessels, as well as modular jewelry trays.

freckled bowl – orange/blue

The Freckles in Stone Collection is a series of bowls, vases, and vessels in various colorways with fresh shapes and modern silhouettes. The angular pieces boast “freckles” of colorful fragments that really elevate each object. Along with smooth edges, the pieces have a jagged side that will increase your desire to reach out and touch them.

vessel large – red/black/white

vase high – violet/green/orange

vase high – red/white/black

Modular 17

The second series is the Modular Jewelry Displays that are flat, geometric pieces that becomes a sculptural place to hold your jewelry when you’re not wearing
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Front’s Hoop Light Has a Globe Suspended Within a Cage

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                                Stockholm-based design studio <a href="http://www.frontdesign.se/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Front</a> recently partnered with Swedish lighting manufacturer <a href="https://www.zerolighting.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zero</a> again on a new series of lighting that references a previous pendant fixture called <a href="https://www.zerolighting.com/plane-inompe"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plane</a>. The latest, <a href="http://www.frontdesign.se/hoop-project"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hoop</a>, features a cage-like structure made of thin colorful wires with an elliptically shaped globe resting inside.
Rings of colorful wire create a simple, delicate form while the translucent diffuser emits light that softly illuminates the inner sides of the rings making the structure appear to glow.
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