Melanie Abrantes’ Modern, Eco-Friendly Goods

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                                Bay Area-based maker <a href="http://www.melanieabrantes.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Melanie Abrantes</a> focuses on producing eco-friendly <a href="http://www.melanieabrantes.com/index/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">goods</a> that are handcrafted out of materials, like cork and domestic and local hardwoods. Using a lathe, Abrantes turns pieces of wood and cork into into bowls, plates, planters, cups, and stands, each one being unique. The objects are both beautiful and functional with the goal of being used in everyday life.
Abrantes recently wrote a book, Carve, A Simple Guide to Whittling, that teaches you the age-old hobby of whittling wood into simple objects. She even sells sets of tools, which actually include a Band-Aid should you injure yourself. Styling by Genevieve Bandrowski and photography by Melanie Riccardi.
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Melanie Abrantes’ Modern, Eco-Friendly Goods

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/melanie-abrantes-modern-eco-friendly-goods/melanie-abrantes-cork-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Melanie-Abrantes-Cork-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Melanie Abrantes&#8217; Modern, Eco-Friendly Goods" /></a>
                                Bay Area-based maker <a href="http://www.melanieabrantes.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Melanie Abrantes</a> focuses on producing eco-friendly <a href="http://www.melanieabrantes.com/index/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">goods</a> that are handcrafted out of materials, like cork and domestic and local hardwoods. Using a lathe, Abrantes turns pieces of wood and cork into into bowls, plates, planters, cups, and stands, each one being unique. The objects are both beautiful and functional with the goal of being used in everyday life.
Abrantes recently wrote a book, Carve, A Simple Guide to Whittling, that teaches you the age-old hobby of whittling wood into simple objects. She even sells sets of tools, which actually include a Band-Aid should you injure yourself. Styling by Genevieve Bandrowski and photography by Melanie Riccardi.
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Peca Designs UMO Fire Pit Made From Volcanic Rock, Marble and Metal

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/peca-designs-umo-fire-pit-made-from-volcanic-rock-marble-and-metal/peca-umo-fire-pit-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/PECA-UMO-Fire-Pit-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Peca Designs UMO Fire Pit Made From Volcanic Rock, Marble and Metal" /></a>
                                Guadalajara design studio <a href="http://www.peca.com.mx/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Peca</a> has been on <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/peca/" data-wpel-link="internal">our radar</a> for several years with their modern furniture and objects, and now they&#8217;re taking their same design philosophies outside with their latest – the <a href="http://www.peca.com.mx/#/firepit/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">UMO Fire Pit</a>. Merging volcanic rock, marble, and metal, they&#8217;ve created a contemporary, outdoor fire pit that&#8217;s perfect to relax around now that the temperatures are dropping.
UMO is handmade by artisans with a sculptural metal and marble base that supports the circular volcanic rock surface, which keeps the fire contained. And unlike fire pits that are holes dug up in the yard, UMO can be moved to a different location like a piece of furniture. During warmer months, the flat surface can be used as a coffee table. The marble from the structure continues to the surface and bisects the rock top for a decorative element.
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A House Mullet Family Home in Melbourne by Pandolfini Architects

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                                <a href="http://pandolfini.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pandolfini Architects</a> were faced with strict guidelines when it came time to design the <a href="http://pandolfini.com.au/port-melbourne-house" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Port Melbourne House</a>. Situated on a long narrow site, the original structure was a century-old terrace house that received a thoughtful renovation, including the refreshed front facade that still respects the neighborhood rules. While the front looks much more traditional, around back it&#8217;s all modern (hence the house mullet term) with a brand-new addition you can&#8217;t spot from the street.
The addition is clad in black zinc with black framed windows for a clean yet dramatic look. The design called for a pitched roof which references the surrounding rooflines on nearby terrace houses. A courtyard garden connects the old and new parts of the house, while allowing additional light to enter the interior. Inside, they limited the materials used to create a minimalist feel, while also selecting ones that were durable, like concrete, black zinc, and
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Where I Work: Greg Keffer of Rockwell Group

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New York City based Greg Keffer is a Partner and Studio Leader at the award-winning Rockwell Group, where he heads numerous international hospitality, residential, retail, and office projects. In just six short years, Keffer has worked on various projects, like NeueHouse Hollywood, The Time Hotel (NY), Sky (NY), William Morris Endeavor | IMG (NY), and Station House (Washingon, DC). Currently he’s overseeing the new, much-anticipated Warner Music Group headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, as well as Nobu Downtown (NY), Hotel EMC2 (Chicago), W Madrid Hotel, Moxy Miami, Union Square Cafe (NY), MGM Cotai (Macau), and Battersea Power Station (London). In this month’s Where I Work, Keffer shows us around the Rockwell Group’s Union Square office and gives us insight into his work process. What is your typical work style? I work best when I am juggling multiple projects. I really enjoy the challenge of solving a variety of design issues at different scales
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mode:lina™ Designs a New Volkswagen Showroom for Polish Market

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                                If you&#8217;ve ever purchased a car, you&#8217;ve probably spent more hours than you planned inside of a dealership&#8217;s showroom and know just how unimpressive they are. The Volkswagen brand decided to change that by hiring <a href="http://www.modelina-architekci.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">mode:lina™</a> to design <a href="http://www.modelina-architekci.com/project/volkswagen-home/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Volkswagen Home</a>, a unique space to present their cars in the Polish automobile market. Located in Warsaw, this first ever concept store aims to bring a more personalized approach to car buying in its home-like environment.
The goal was to bring the energy of Warsaw and the latest Volkswagen cars to the space by introducing vibrant colors and bold elements. They utilized horizontal wood panels to reflect the grill of the Volkswagen Arteon, along with linear lighting that references that car as well as the new T-Roc. The designers used real moss on a wall surrounding a seating area that’s decked out in electric blue sofas. Photos by Patryk Lewiński and
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2017 Gift Guide: New Homeowners

2017 Gift Guide: New Homeowners

Either you’ve become one or you know someone that has, but mostly likely there’s someone in your life that’s become a new homeowner or moved into a new space. Whether it’s a small apartment or a massive villa, moving and furnishing said space can be overwhelming and expensive, and many things can get overlooked during the process. It’s always thoughtful and appreciated when you can take something off their to-buy list or give them something extra to simply decorate the space. Whatever the case, we searched around for 10 gift ideas for your friends and family members that might have changed addresses this year.

Ditto Throw by DittoHouse \\\ $160
Every homeowner needs a cozy throw to curl up on the sofa with and DittoHouse makes the softest ones with the greatest patterns on them. Their color combinations mixed with visually enticing patterns makes their housewares perfect for adding an

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BuzziCane: Modern Seating with Traditional Woven Cane Backs

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                                Dutch designers Wiebe Boonstra and Marc van Nederpelt, of <a href="http://www.dumoffice.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dumoffice</a>, designed a seating collection for Belgian brand <a href="http://buzzi.space/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BuzziSpace</a> that gives a modern spin on traditional woven cane chairs. <a href="http://buzzi.space/buzzicane/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BuzziCane</a> comprises a sofa (two or three seater) and chair with vintage-inspired woven cane backs and plush upholstered cushions.
The dark wooden frame and base house the natural cane for a contemporary contrast, while the velvety cushions come in a variety of fabrics and colors. The result is a comfortable, modern seat for a workspace or living room.
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LOPER Shoes Launches 3 New Styles You Assemble at Home

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/loper-shoes-launches-3-new-styles-you-assemble-at-home/proef-loper-shoes-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/PROEF-Loper-Shoes-1-810x452.jpg" alt="LOPER Shoes Launches 3 New Styles You Assemble at Home" /></a>
                                Last year <a href="http://design-milk.com/loper-shoes-hand-assembled-rope-instead-glue/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">we featured the LOPER DIY shoes</a> that you assemble at home and now they&#8217;re launched three new shoes to round out the collection. <a href="http://proefdesigns.com/loper/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">LOPER</a>, which was created by Japanese label <a href="http://proefdesigns.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PROEF</a> and Dutch footwear designer <a href="http://www.roderickpieters.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Roderick Pieters</a>, is a brand that aims to bring comfortable, reasonably priced shoes to the market. The simple designs are put together by you at home with its contrasting rope and not glue like most shoes use.
The new Autumn/Winter collection includes a lace-up, slip-on, and sandal, each in three colors to choose from. The LOPER shoes are available via Kickstarter here. By eliminating glue they’re able to make shoe factories more healthy, old shoes can be recycled, and worn out soles can easily be replaced with new ones when needed. The designs are vegan and made from premium, eco-friendly microfiber suede, which means they’re soft and comfortable.
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A 72 Square Meter Apartment in the Center of Tel Aviv

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-72-square-meter-apartment-in-the-center-of-tel-aviv/72sqm-apartment-galya-ben-asher-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/72sqm-apartment-Galya-Ben-Asher-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A 72 Square Meter Apartment in the Center of Tel Aviv" /></a>
                                Interior designer Galya Ben Asher worked alongside <a href="http://www.6bstudio.co.il/about-6b-studio/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio 6B&#8217;s</a> Amir Navon, Moran Adir, and Michal Gutman as part of their designers&#8217; mentor program, completing this 72 square meter apartment in the center of Tel Aviv, Israel. The apartment is in an historic building from the 1940s that was renovated in 2009 and now was the time to give the actual apartment its own update.
The apartment is owned by a young couple with two children who left the city eight years ago for more space to raise their family. The apartment is a place they escape to when they’re craving time in an urban environment. The owners longed for a modern, sophisticated retreat that was also easy to maintain. Windows flood the interior with natural light and air, helping give the feel of much larger space. Overall, they gave the interior a monochromatic color palette of black and white, with
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A Child’s Chaise Made From Plywood and Foam by Márton Hegyesi

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-childs-chaise-made-from-plywood-and-foam-by-marton-hegyesi/frizi-lounge-marton-hegyesi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Frizi-lounge-Marton-Hegyesi-1-810x541.jpg" alt="A Child&#8217;s Chaise Made From Plywood and Foam by Márton Hegyesi" /></a>
                                Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design student <a href="http://downloaddesign.hu/marton-hegyesi/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Márton Hegyesi</a> took part in a school project with the Hungarian Furniture Association and other wood and furniture companies that involved creating a design to be launched on their open source design initiative, <a href="http://downloaddesign.hu/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Download Design</a>. This year&#8217;s theme was &#8216;Kid&#8217;, which included learning, storing, and relaxing furniture pieces for 6-12 year olds. Every year, Download Design then releases the collection of students&#8217; work that can be downloaded as open source designs you can build at home. Hegyesi&#8217;s project, <a href="http://downloaddesign.hu/blog/work/frizi-kids-chaise-longue/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Frizi</a>, is a cool children&#8217;s chaise lounge made from plywood and polyfoam, materials that are both cheap and easily accessible.
The goal with open source design projects is that they don’t cost much money, supplies are not hard to find, and that they can be made by a skilled person or even at home via the free downloadable instructions. Hegyesi decided upon polyfoam, as
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A Copper and Glass Tray Inspired by Waves from Atelier Sohn

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-copper-and-glass-tray-inspired-by-waves-from-atelier-sohn/wave-tray-donghoon-sohn-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Wave-tray-Donghoon-Sohn-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Copper and Glass Tray Inspired by Waves from Atelier Sohn" /></a>
                                Designer Donghoon Sohn, founder of <a href="http://sohn.work/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Atelier Sohn</a>, became inspired by his memories of Lake Geneva where he spent time while working on a project with Hotel Des Trois Couronnes during his schooling. The result of those memories brings together glass and copper to become the <a href="http://sohn.work/wave-tray/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wave Tray</a>. The piece was designed to hold jewelry within its rippled glass surface, which mimics the natural undulation of water.
A photograph of the lake, with sunlight reflecting off the water’s surface, was transferred to 3D data based on the color information from the picture. A glass mold was made based on that data creating a disc of glass with wave-like surfaces. The glass rests atop a copper stand turning it into a luxe, sculptural moment for your valuables to rest. As light hits the tray, it intensifies the shadows really giving it the feeling of water rippling in a body of water.

Friday Five with Mette Hay

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We’ve long been fans of Danish design brand HAY (just look at our archives!), which has been around since 2002, and that’s all thanks to Mette Hay and her co-founder husband, Rolf, and Troels Holch Povlsen. HAY has been a steady force in the modern design world, never missing a step with their smart design partnerships and launches. One of the most recognizable branches of the brand are their fun, colorful accessories, which Mette oversees as the Creative Director, along with the HAY Mini Market. If you’ve every come across one of their pop-ups or stores, you know how visually enticing they are and we have her to thank for that as she so perfectly styles them. The expertly curated range of affordable products, from textiles, tableware, storage, and stationery, continues to elevate the brand to the head of modern product design. This week’s Friday Five checks in with
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2017 Gift Guide: Handmade

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                                We&#8217;re kicking the upcoming holiday season off with the first of many gift guides, where we scoured the internet to look for a collection of gifts that were handmade. When you purchase a handmade item, you&#8217;re not only supporting someone&#8217;s craft, you&#8217;re giving a gift with tons of thought and love behind it. Each item is a little bit different, as an actual human brought it to life, making the gift that much more special. Take a look at 10 handmade items just about anyone on your holiday list would probably love to receive.
Crosswalk Clutch by Ellen Julia Brown \\ $58
An everyday clutch featuring a curved line pattern that was inspired by the troweled cement from a street in Toulouse, France. Handcrafted Wood Bulbs from Food54 \\ From $64-$674 (set of 4)
Sourced from Farmhouse Pottery, these wooden bowls are hand-carved from New England ash wood and then
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Trousdale Residence: A New Build at the Top of Beverly Hills by Mayes Office

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/trousdale-residence-a-new-build-at-the-top-of-beverly-hills-by-mayes-office/trousdale-residence-mayes-office-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Trousdale-Residence-Mayes-Office-1-810x515.jpg" alt="Trousdale Residence: A New Build at the Top of Beverly Hills by Mayes Office" /></a>
                                The 7,200 square foot <a href="https://www.mayesoffice.com/trousdale-place/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Trousdale Residence</a> was built at the top of Beverly Hills, overlooking the city with views that span from the Pacific Ocean to downtown Los Angeles. Designed by <a href="https://www.mayesoffice.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mayes Office</a>, the home boasts a jealousy-inducing backyard with a new 480 square foot detached pool house, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and sunken fire fit. The front of the house includes a limestone bridge over a reflecting pool that you cross to reach the impressive 6&#8242; x 9&#8242; pivoting front door, which is clad in an acid wash copper finish.
The pool house has a roof that opens up letting light pass through its steel beams. The outward corner has unobstructed views when the sliding doors are hidden away, giving the feeling that you’re outside. The interior utilizes a combination of warm wood, copper, limestone, marble, and exposed steel giving the home a cozy, industrial feel. A 12′ high
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GOLDEN Designs a Modern Sales and Marketing Office for Brickworks Centre

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/golden-designs-a-modern-sales-and-marketing-office-for-brickworks-centre/brickworks-centre-office-golden-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Brickworks-Centre-office-Golden-1-810x540.jpg" alt="GOLDEN Designs a Modern Sales and Marketing Office for Brickworks Centre" /></a>
                                <a href="http://designbygolden.com.au/projects/brickworks/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Brickworks Centre</a>, a Melbourne based company, hired <a href="http://designbygolden.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">GOLDEN</a> to design a multipurpose office to house their sales and marketing office, along with functioning as a model example for the surrounding revitalization project that will span 10 years. The new space needed to be outfitted with durable materials to withstand the traffic they&#8217;re expecting throughout the duration of the project. At the same time, they wanted it to feel warm and homey, which they managed to expertly accomplish.
The space is set up as a display unit for the future residential development, while also housing the needs of the sales and marketing people who are tasked with selling the future homes. Modern furniture works alongside robust pieces, like the massive stone slab that works as the sales counter. Natural oak was brought in to line the walls, keeping all of the marketing materials stored away and out of site. The
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Sarah Sherman Samuel Collaborates with Semihandmade and Park Studio

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                                Los Angeles-based designer <a href="http://sarahshermansamuel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sarah Sherman Samuel</a> has partnered with two brands that aim to help update your cabinets. First up, is her collaboration with <a href="https://www.semihandmadedoors.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Semihandmade</a>, the company that makes modern doors for your IKEA cabinets, giving them a more custom look. Then to elevate cabinetry doors even further, she&#8217;s launched a collection of cabinet hardware with <a href="http://www.parkstudiola.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Park Studio</a>.
Sarah Sherman Samuel for Semihandmade launches today with a collection of original doors to replace the doors on IKEA kitchen cabinets, credenzas, and consoles. In 2013, she renovated her own Venice bungalow and used Semihandmade doors in the process. The finished kitchen became so popular on the internet that a collaboration seemed only natural. The doors are a modern version of the classic beadboard style and they come in 8 colors including: White, Antique, Agave, Blush, Desert Grey, Juniper, Night Sky, and Black. You might have noticed the hardware adorning the
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Matteo Thun Atelier Designs a Modern Outdoor Collection for Very Wood

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/matteo-thun-atelier-designs-a-modern-outdoor-collection-for-very-wood/capri-matteo-thun-atelier-very-wood-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/CAPRI-Matteo-Thun-Atelier-Very-Wood-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Matteo Thun Atelier Designs a Modern Outdoor Collection for Very Wood" /></a>
                                CAPRI is an outdoor collection of modern furniture designed by <a href="http://matteothunatelier.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Matteo Thun Atelier</a> for Italian brand <a href="http://verywood.it/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Very Wood</a>. Made of iroko wood, the pieces feature clean lines and timeless silhouettes that are perfect for home patios or hotel terraces. The warm wooden structures are paired with upholstered cushions available in 25 pattern/color variants, but we&#8217;re partial to the one featured in the images – a graphic, monochromatic print.
The iroko wood is given an oil finish which intensifies its rich color and keeps it protected in the outdoor environment. As with most wood left outside, the finish will develop a natural patina over time. The CAPRI collection includes: 2 and 3 seat sofas, lounge armchair, dining chair with armrests, stool, dining tables, coffee side table, pouf, and sun bed. Photos by Max Rommel.
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The Syncline House in Nova Scotia Sits Atop a Concrete Base

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                                <a href="http://omargandhi.com/works/syncline/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Syncline</a> is a modern house designed by <a href="http://omargandhi.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Omar Gandhi</a> for a California-based man and his Nova Scotia-based husband. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the only <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncline" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">syncline</a> in the city, which is where the layers of stratified rock fold bringing the new layers closer to the center, hence its name.
A concrete base rises from the rocky ground with two angular volumes joined by a glass-surrounded open staircase. The exterior of both volumes is clad in a white, German-made fiber cement panel and it’s paired with darker wood details for contrast. The volumes are different in size and one is positioned further towards the front. The right side, which is narrower, houses the public spaces – a gym, living room, and kitchen – while the other includes the bedrooms and office. Both sides feature decks with glass railings that face towards the western ocean view. The wood-clad volume off the
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clé Introduces Oh Joy! Cement Tiles by Joy Cho

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                                Los Angeles, California based Joy Cho is the animated (check out her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ohjoy/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Instagram</a>!) creative behind <a href="http://www.ohjoy.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Oh Joy!</a>, a design studio that&#8217;s no stranger to successful collaborations and their latest is with one of our favorite tile manufacturers, <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/cle/" data-wpel-link="internal">clé</a>. Cho brings her happy, colorful aesthetic to a <a href="https://www.cletile.com/collections/cement-tile-encaustic-oh-joy-joy-cho" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">collection of handcrafted cement tiles</a> featuring whimsical patterns and pastel hues.
The tiles can be rotated during installation to change up the patterns for a more random look. In the collection, there are five designs, two in 6″ square and three in 8″ hex shapes, which work on the floors and walls, and indoors and out.

Petal 8″ Hex

Petal 8″ Hex

Petal 8″ Hex

Petal 8″ Hex

Bubble 6″ x 6″

Bubble 6″ x 6″

Streamers 8″ Hex

Streamers 8″ Hex

Pinwheel 8″ Hex

Pinwheel 8″ Hex

Confetti 6″ x 6″

Confetti 6″ x 6″

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