Feldman Architecture Designs The Meadow Home on a Prairie


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/feldman-architecture-designs-the-meadow-home-on-a-prairie/the-meadow-home-feldman-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/The-Meadow-Home-Feldman-1-810x597.jpg" alt="Feldman Architecture Designs The Meadow Home on a Prairie" /></a>
                                The Meadow Home is located on a sloped, grassy knoll in California&#8217;s Portola Valley where the L-shaped home lies low following the contours of the hill. Designed by <a href="http://feldmanarchitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Feldman Architecture</a>, the home features a main wing that houses an open kitchen, living room, and dining room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows that open out to the outdoor space.

The house boasts views of the surrounding prairie and even has a garage with a green roof that brings the landscape closer to the structure.

The exterior is clad in a warm grey stained cedar siding which complements the natural landscape. It’s topped off with a flat back roof that keeps the home’s height low as not to disrupt the rural surroundings.

The same siding on the outside carries into the interior for continuity and to add warmth to the space.

Photos by Paul Dyer.

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UIOE Designs the Magnified Calendar You Can Use Forever


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uioe-designs-the-magnified-calendar-you-can-use-forever/magnified-calendar-uioe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Magnified-Calendar-UIOE-1-810x540.jpg" alt="UIOE Designs the Magnified Calendar You Can Use Forever" /></a>
                                Jiwoong Jung, of UIOE, has <a href="https://design-milk.com/jiwoong-jung-hidden-time-watch/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">previously explored &#8216;hidden time&#8217; through a watch design</a> and is now putting it on display with the <a href="http://uioe.kr/?portfolio=magnified-calendar"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Magnified Calendar</a>. Made of clear or frosted acrylic, the perpetual calendar invites you to change the date daily by sliding the lens sideways. Once it is selected, the lens magnifies that day&#8217;s date making it easy to spot on the fly.

Besides keeping you up-to-date on the, well, date, the calendar becomes a design object you can place on your desk or shelf. While one can easily turn to their smartphone to check the date, the Magnified Calendar helps keep you in the moment through the physical act of moving the lens and reminding us of time passing.

Prototypes

Prototypes

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Friday Five with Emily Summers


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-emily-summers/f5-emily-summers-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/F5-Emily-Summers-0-810x1215.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Emily Summers" /></a>
                                <em>Emily Summers is an award-winning interior designer heading up <a href="http://emilysummers.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Emily Summer Design Associates</a> as the President and CEO. Since launching her design career in 1979, she&#8217;s amassed a stunning portfolio of streamlined interiors that give nod to mid-century design and modern art. In 2002, former President George W. Bush recruited her to serve on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a position that lasted until 2006. In 2016 Summers was recognized by </em>Architectural Digest<em> as one of the top interior designers and architects in the world on their prestigious AD100 list. This month, the celebrated designer is releasing her first-ever book, </em><a href="https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847863600/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Distinctly Modern Interiors</a><em>, which features a body of her work that spans styles and periods. Along with having a home she designed in Palm Springs, her long-time membership with the Architecture and Design Council at the Palm Springs Art Museum makes her well educated on the iconic resort <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-367051" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/F5-Emily-Summers-1-Desert-X-Tour-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/F5-Emily-Summers-1-Desert-X-Tour-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/F5-Emily-Summers-1-Desert-X-Tour-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/F5-Emily-Summers-1-Desert-X-Tour-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/F5-Emily-Summers-1-Desert-X-Tour-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/F5-Emily-Summers-1-Desert-X-Tour.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>

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Light it Up! 10 Modern Pendant Lamps


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                                Many of us live or have lived with those out-of-the-box basic pendant lamps that the landlord or builder got on sale at the nearest hardware store. They&#8217;re easy to swap out and when you do, it makes the biggest difference by completely changing the look of your space and how it lights it. To give you some idea of all the options out there, we rounded up 10 modern pendant lamps we&#8217;d love to live with.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/light-it-up-10-modern-pendant-lamps/roundup-modern-pendent-lights-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Roundup-Modern-Pendent-Lights-1-810x570.jpg" alt="Light it Up! 10 Modern Pendant Lamps" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.perigold.com/lighting/pdx/foscarini-aplomb-1-light-cone-pendant-fos1633.html?&amp;experiencetype=1"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aplomb 1-Light Cone Pendant by Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere for Foscarini</a> 2. <a href="https://www.dwr.com/lighting-ceiling/ph5-mini-pendant-lamp/2197927.html?lang=en_US#start=20"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PH5 Mini Pendant Lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting</a> 3. <a href="https://www.ligne-roset.com/us/modele/lighting/suspension/bloom/1535"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bloom by Hiroshi Kawano for Ligne Roset</a> 4. <a href="https://www.brendanravenhill.com/family/lighting-grain"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Grain Pendant by Brendan Ravenhill</a> 5. <a href="https://usa.flos.com/modern-pendant-lights/ic-lights-s-black"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IC Lights S Black by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS</a> 6. <a href="https://www.bludot.com/perimeter-small-pendant-light.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Perimeter Small Pendant Light by Blu Dot</a> 7. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/melt-pendant-by-tom-dixon-TDXP93028.html#cgid=12&amp;&amp;tileIndex=11"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Melt Pendant by Front for Tom Dixon</a> 8. <a href="https://www.ahalife.com/product/149000069045/signal-pendant-pendant-light-fixture"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Signal Pendant by Shaun Kasperbauer for Souda</a> 9. <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/products/bluff-city-8-inch"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></div>

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Stained Glass-Inspired Mirrors by Inga Sempé for Magis


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/stained-glass-inspired-mirrors-by-inga-sempe-for-magis/magis-vitrail-inga-sempe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/MAGIS-Vitrail-Inga-Sempe-1-810x1047.jpg" alt="Stained Glass-Inspired Mirrors by Inga Sempé for Magis" /></a>
                                French designer <a href="http://www.ingasempe.fr/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Inga Sempé</a> just launched her first collaboration with Italian design brand <a href="http://www.magisdesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Magis</a>. The <a href="http://www.magisdesign.com/elenco_prodotti/vitrail/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vitrail</a> series consists of stained glass-inspired mirrors that aim to bring life to any space much like a window. Sempé also considered Venetian mirrors with smaller mirror pieces framing a center one. With that in mind, she created modern versions using clear and colored mirrors.

The mirrors have injection molded rubber frames that are malleable enough to insert the mirror fragments in contrasting colors. The Vitrail collection includes four formats that can be hung vertically or horizontally, including a small square, large rectangle, and an oval that feature a larger clear mirror center with two colored fragments on the outside. The last design is round with five strips in two contrasting versions – a light grey frame with sections of pastel green glass, and a green frame with mirrors that range from black to light

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BLACK ARTS Collection by Nicholas Hamilton Holmes


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/black-arts-collection-by-nicholas-hamilton-holmes/black-arts-nicholas-hamilton-holmes-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/BLACK-ARTS-Nicholas-Hamilton-Holmes-1-810x506.jpg" alt="BLACK ARTS Collection by Nicholas Hamilton Holmes" /></a>
                                At this year&#8217;s IDS Toronto, designer <a href="http://www.hamiltonholmes.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nicholas Hamilton Holmes</a> presented the BLACK ARTS Collection. The work explores a tubular shape that&#8217;s been bent, curved, and turned out of wood that&#8217;s dyed black. With the pieces being blacked out, the focus becomes the clean forms and silhouettes.

Brazilian Soapstone, black Danish cord, Mongolian wool, and brass are additional materials used to complement the monotone pieces, which include a lounge chair, coat rack, tables, and bookends. Each design is handcrafted using traditional techniques and joinery that make them more durable for actual use.

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Brani & Desi Design a Piet Mondrian Inspired Interior


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/brani-desi-design-a-piet-mondrian-inspired-interior/mondrian-brani-desi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Mondrian-Brani-Desi-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Brani &#038; Desi Design a Piet Mondrian Inspired Interior" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.branidesi.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Brani &amp; Desi</a>, the Sofia, Bulgaria design studio headed up by Branimira Ivanova and Desislava Ivanova, are <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-colorful-geometric-wonderland-that-might-feel-like-youve-jumped-inside-a-kaleidoscope/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">not shy about thinking outside the box when it comes to interiors</a>. Their latest project was inspired by the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian known for his simple abstract, grid-like paintings in red, blue, and yellow. Breakfast with Mondrian brings those colors to life with bold blocks and lines atop a white background making it feel as if you&#8217;re living inside the painter&#8217;s head.

The open layout features different zones for each function that are united with lines that draw your eye around. The black elements help ground the space as a passive color while the white activates the colors and makes them pop.

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A Pop-Up Multi-Sensorial Gummy Bear Museum in San Franciso


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-pop-up-multi-sensorial-gummy-bear-museum-in-san-franciso/gummy-bear-museum-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Gummy-Bear-Museum-1-810x590.jpg" alt="A Pop-Up Multi-Sensorial Gummy Bear Museum in San Franciso" /></a>
                                Are you a candy lover? Even if you&#8217;re not, you might want to hit up <a href="https://gummybearmuseum.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Gummy Bear Museum</a> landing in San Francisco this summer. The pop-up museum will offer a multi-sensorial art experience for visitors to check out gummy bear artwork and playful installations. To top it off, you&#8217;ll get to eat gummy bears and create your own flavor if you so desire. Fresh off of the success of the floating <a href="https://design-milk.com/las-new-museum-ice-cream-coolest/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Museum of Ice Cream</a>, comes this temporary gallery where visitors will get to fulfill all of their gummy bear dreams.

To top it off, they’re partnering with non-profit Meds & Food for Kids to help raise money for 170,000 Plumpy’Nuts, ready-to-eat bars for Haitian children suffering from malnutrition.

If your sweet tooth has been piqued, head over to their Kickstarter page to donate money to bring The Gummy Bear Museum to life.

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Where I Work: Christiane Lemieux


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/where-i-work-christiane-lemieux/where-i-work-christiane-lemieux-0a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Where-I-Work-Christiane-Lemieux-0a-810x551.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Christiane Lemieux" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.instagram.com/christianelemieux/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Christiane Lemieux</a> has been a prominent fixture in the design world going on two decades since she founded lifestyle brand DwellStudio in 2000. After 13 successful years, she sold the business to Wayfair in 2013, remaining on as Wayfair&#8217;s Executive Creative Director until 2016. The Parsons grad has written two books, <em>Undecorate</em> and <em>The Finer Things</em>, as well as contributing to <em>Architectural Digest</em>, <em>Apartment Therapy</em>, <em>Editor At Large</em>, and more. The entrepreneur then brought her expertise to television co-hosting and judging &#8220;Ellen&#8217;s Design Challenge,&#8221; a furniture design competition show on HGTV. Just recently, Lemieux launched a new venture – <a href="https://www.theinside.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Inside</a> – an online, direct-to-consumer furniture brand that makes fashion-forward upholstery more accessible. This month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/where-i-work/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Where I Work</a> visits Lemieux in her 2,800-square-foot studio in Tribeca&#8217;s design district to see where she creates.

What is your typical work style?

My workspace is wherever I can be

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A Hong Kong Home for Two Generations and Their Beloved Pets


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-hong-kong-home-for-two-generations-and-their-beloved-pets/pets-playground-sim-plex-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Pets-Playground-Sim-Plex-0-810x449.jpg" alt="A Hong Kong Home for Two Generations and Their Beloved Pets" /></a>
                                For a young couple and one of their mothers, <a href="http://www.sim-plex-design.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sim-Plex Design Studio</a> designed a clever <a href="http://www.sim-plex-design.com/#/pets-playground/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">co-living situation</a> to accommodate them and their beloved pets. The flexible design gives the couple, mother, parrot, and cat partially private and partially communal spaces to make everyone happy, while allowing them to come together when desired.

The living room and master bedroom are outfitted in light maple wood and grey, while the dining room/kitchen and mother’s room are decked out with white oak as it’s lighter and further away from the window.

Located in Hong Kong, the 453-square-foot residence provides private bedrooms for both the couple and the mother at opposite ends of the communal space for added privacy. The pets weren’t ignored though. The couple’s parrot gets a prime spot by the large window in the living room. When it’s time for it to come out of the cage, they pull the sliding

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Signal Tile by Kristine Morich X Clayhaus Modern Tile


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/signal-tile-by-kristine-morich-x-clayhaus-modern-tile/kristine-morich-clayhaus-signal-modern-tile-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Kristine-Morich-Clayhaus-signal-modern-tile-1-810x1352.jpg" alt="Signal Tile by Kristine Morich X Clayhaus Modern Tile" /></a>
                                A collaboration between Portland-based designer <a href="https://kristinemorich.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kristine Morich</a> and <a href="http://www.clayhaustile.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Clayhaus Modern Tile</a> has resulted in a collection of geometric ceramic tiles. The <a href="http://www.clayhaustile.com/products/signal/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Signal Tile</a> collection comprises six tile designs that can be combined and arranged into endless repeats or patterns.

The dimensional linear patterns are designed to allow for all kinds of possibilities to create small or large format motifs to personalize any space. Depending on how they’re arranged, the final layout can be either playful or modern, and possibly both. See below to check out just how many configurations are possible.

The 6 available patterns.

Photos by Ian Stout, courtesy of v2com.

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FREITAG Launches a Drawstring Bag Made From Recycled Materials


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/freitag-launches-a-drawstring-bag-made-from-recycled-materials/freitag-cinnamon-pet-bags-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/FREITAG-CINNAMON-PET-bags-1-810x540.jpg" alt="FREITAG Launches a Drawstring Bag Made From Recycled Materials" /></a>
                                Zurich-based <a title="Sight Unseen x Kasthall Collaboration Weaves Colors and Lines for Stockholm Design Week" href="https://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-x-kasthall-rugs-stockholm-design-week/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">FREITAG</a> is adding a new material into the mix when it comes to their line of bags and accessories made out of recycled truck tarps. To complement the tarps, they&#8217;re combining it with a flexible textile made using 100% recycled PET plastic bottles. The new <a href="https://www.freitag.ch/en/tarponpet"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ToP (Tarp on PET)</a> venture launches with a lightweight, expandable drawstring bag named the F610 CINNAMON.

The new bag still incorporates the original, one-of-a-kind truck tarps for their uniqueness and durability while the PET textile keeps the bag soft and lightweight. Not only is the material made from plastic bottles, it’s colored using a spin dye method that requires less water and energy, and much fewer chemicals than conventional dyeing methods.

The multipurpose bag can be carried by the top handles or as a backpack. A drawstring allows easy access to the main compartment and a magnetic closure on the outside.

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Friday Five with Hlynur Atlason


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-hlynur-atlason/f5-hlynur-atlason-0-portrait/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/F5-Hlynur-Atlason-0-Portrait-810x580.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Hlynur Atlason" /></a>
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Based in Manhattan, Icelandic industrial designer Hlynur V. Atlason heads up his eponymous studio, ATLASON, practicing design methods led by research, brand, and craft. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, he designed a successful clock for IKEA that put his name on the map, leading to an expansive portfolio of thoughtfully designed products and furniture. Since 2003, Atlason has worked with the likes of Ercol, MoMA, Umbra, TIMEX, L’Oreal, IBM, Microsoft, Design Within Reach, and more. Along with heading up his studio, he teaches at his alma mater, Parsons The New School for Design, sharing his passion for design. Now, it’s time to check out his Friday Five picks below.

  1. The Pen (Mont Blanc Meisterstuck)
    Since art school I’ve always walked around with a pen in my right pocket. For sketching, marking something up or writing in my sketchbook.

Some years ago, my

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A Modern House in Thailand for a Fisherman Family


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-modern-house-in-thailand-for-a-fisherman-family/anavilla-flat12xco-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Anavilla-FLAT12xCO-1-810x405.jpg" alt="A Modern House in Thailand for a Fisherman Family" /></a>
                                Located in Nakorn Si Thammarat, Thailand, ANAVILLA celebrates the family&#8217;s history in the fishing industry that dates back three generations. <a href="http://www.flat12x.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FLAT12x CO., LTD.</a> designed the modern house on empty land in the family&#8217;s privately owned village. To combat the rainy climate of southern Thailand, cantilevered roofing ensures there&#8217;s plenty of outdoor areas protected from the weather.

The two-story structure features large expanses of glass so that even when the weather is bad, the interior doesn’t feel dark and closed in. On the opposite side, wooden screens help protect the house from the afternoon sun.

The home was designed to mimic the feel of a large ship, paying homage to the family’s history. You enter through the entry port with a low ceiling before walking down into the massive open living area meant to reference a yacht’s core.

The interior boasts an open floor plan that benefits from the double-height

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Larose Guyon Designs a Luminaire Resembling a String of Pearls


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/larose-guyon-designs-a-luminaire-resembling-a-string-of-pearls/coco-larose-guyon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Coco-Larose-Guyon-1-810x511.jpg" alt="Larose Guyon Designs a Luminaire Resembling a String of Pearls" /></a>
                                Giving nod to Gabrielle Chanel, aka Coco, <a href="https://www.laroseguyon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Larose Guyon</a> designed a lighting fixture that resembles a strand of pearls. The iconic fashion maven could often be found wearing pearls, whether in the form of a necklace or sewn into her evening gowns. That bit of grandeur inspired them to create the <a href="https://www.laroseguyon.com/coco"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Coco</a> luminaire with 10 hand-blown glass globes that evoke the feeling of those classic jewels.

The Coco fixture comprises flexible connectors between globes, as well as counterweights, hooks, ceiling fasteners, and accessory rings to allow for a variety of lighting configurations.

Coco by Larose Guyon is a metaphorical embodiment of the spirit of 19th Century Paris. Like Gabrielle Chanel, our ‘Coco’ evokes grandeur through its lightness, finesse and beauty.

-Audrée L. Larose, co-founder of Larose Guyon

Photos by Larose Guyon, courtesy of v2com.

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Aurora: An Innovative Pendant Light by LUUM


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                                London-based <a href="https://madebyluum.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LUUM</a> just launched a chandelier with undulating rings inspired by Japanese 3D tube-bending technology. The light of <a href="https://madebyluum.com/aurora-6"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aurora</a>, named after the natural light display in the sky, mimics streaks of light in a long exposure photograph through its fluid, curvy rings.

The fixture emits LED light through silicon diffusers that run with the curves of the tubes. Suspended by a series of thin steel cables that also connect to the power source, the pendent appears to float mid-air evoking a sense of floating energy in the room.

Aurora, which debuts at Euroluce in April, is available in matte gold, satin black, or bronze finishes, with the possibility of bespoke finishes made to order.

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Aurora: An Innovative Pendant Light by LUUM


This post is by Caroline Williamson from Design MilkDesign Milk


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/aurora-an-innovative-pendant-light-by-luum/luum-aurora-led-pendant-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/LUUM-Aurora-LED-Pendant-0-810x609.jpg" alt="Aurora: An Innovative Pendant Light by LUUM" /></a>
                                London-based <a href="https://madebyluum.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LUUM</a> just launched a chandelier with undulating rings inspired by Japanese 3D tube-bending technology. The light of <a href="https://madebyluum.com/aurora-6"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aurora</a>, named after the natural light display in the sky, mimics streaks of light in a long exposure photograph through its fluid, curvy rings.

The fixture emits LED light through silicon diffusers that run with the curves of the tubes. Suspended by a series of thin steel cables that also connect to the power source, the pendent appears to float mid-air evoking a sense of floating energy in the room.

Aurora, which debuts at Euroluce in April, is available in matte gold, satin black, or bronze finishes, with the possibility of bespoke finishes made to order.

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The New Knoll Los Angeles Office and Showroom


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                                <a href="https://www.aro.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Architecture Research Office (ARO)</a> were tasked with designing Knoll Los Angeles&#8217; new <a href="https://www.aro.net/#knoll-los-angeles"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">office and showroom</a> on the 29th floor of The Gas Company Tower in downtown Los Angeles. The interior displays a modern workspace that pays homage to the brand&#8217;s rich history with an open layout combined with private spaces, iconic furniture pieces, and Knoll textiles. The original Knoll NYC flagship sparked ideas for the west coast hub while incorporating a material palette that&#8217;s in tune with southern California.

The space is accented with supergraphics, like Herbert Matter’s birds and Hollywood film stills.

Flexible open workspaces were paired with more traditional private spaces to accommodate different work types.

Grey felt panels and other ceiling products were used to help with sound control while also delineating spaces.

The office and showroom also becomes a place to test out new products and applications to see how they hold up.

Photos by Elizabeth

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A Minimalist Outdoor Shower by Tarantik & Egger


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                                Outdoor showers were once restricted to rinsing off at the beach or after getting out of the pool, but who says you can&#8217;t shower under blue skies outside your house? Thanks to <a href="https://www.tarantik-egger.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tarantik &amp; Egger</a> it&#8217;s as easy as hooking one up to your hose and turning any spot outdoors into the perfect rinse-off spot.

The German brand designed a minimalist outdoor shower that can be added to your garden or pool without the need to attach it to a fence or house. The freestanding design comprises multiple components that connect to each other to form a continuous line for the water to flow. During winter months, you can take the shower apart to store.

The shower head is hidden within the tube allowing a single-drop stream to flow over you. On the other end, there’s a connector that attaches to your hose for easy setup.

The outdoor shower is

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London’s Yellow Steel House Is a Colorful Extension to a Terraced House


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                                <a href="https://www.wdrw.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Woodrow Architects&#8217;</a> founder designed an <a href="https://www.wdrw.co.uk/windmillroad"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">extension to his terraced home</a> in Hampton Hill, South West London, that also included renovating the ground floor, bathroom, and garden. The Yellow Steel House incorporates bold yellow steel beams, wood rafters, and plywood enclosures for a cheery, contemporary feel.

The new kitchen features matte black walls and cabinets which ground the bright yellow details. Much of the extension’s roof is composed of glass keeping the addition filled with natural light.

The garden was given a makeover as well and it’s surrounded by a horizontal wooden fence for privacy.

A playroom off the kitchen features geometric storage cabinets that form a home’s roofline.

The staircase received full-height plywood spindles while the original treads and risers were painted yellow to match the project’s accent color.

Photos by Will Scott Photography.

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