The Best of 2018 Design Miami/

                                Once again, we headed down to Miami Beach to see what this year&#8217;s <a href="http://miami2018.designmiami.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Design Miami/</a> had to offer. The show always exhibits a well curated collection of artists, designers, and galleries that bring a mix of work from the up-and-coming to the well-established and everything in between. While there were many favorites, we narrowed it down to 10 to share. Take a look.
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                                Brazilian designers <a href="http://campanas.com.br/en#home"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando and Humberto Campana</a> partnered with American artist <a href="https://www.kawsone.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">KAWS</a> on a playful collaboration, KAWSxCampana, that featured seating covered with pink and black KAWS plush toys, presented by <a href="http://www.friedmanbenda.com/art-fairs/past/kawsxcampana-design-miami"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Friedman Benda</a>.
Another collaboration, this time between Calico Wallpaper and designer Philippe Malouin who presented The Color and the Shape. Inspired by Henri Matisse’s cutouts, the interactive installation included oversized shapes that take collage to a large scale. R & Company presented work by Katie Stout which included new hand-painted ceramic “Girl Lamps” that “satirize the objectification and
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Ax3: A Modern Loft Apartment in Tel Aviv by Studio ETN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ax3-a-modern-loft-apartment-in-tel-aviv-by-studio-etn/ax3-studio-etn-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/12/Ax3-Studio-ETN-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Ax3: A Modern Loft Apartment in Tel Aviv by Studio ETN" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.studioetn.com/ax3"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ax3</a> is a loft located in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel designed by Eitan Cohen of <a href="https://www.studioetn.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio ETN</a>. The 90-square-meter apartment was renovated to better suit the clients&#8217; needs while maintaining its original Jaffa character, including tall ceilings and wooden blinds. They wanted the apartment to feel open while having a home-like coziness to it with combinations of light, materials, and textures.
They worked to find the right balance between natural light that flooded the interior during the day with artificial light that began at sunset. A balance of finishes includes the updated concrete floors and the original concrete details on the ceiling. White surfaces are mixed with black elements for a modern contrast. The kitchen flows right into the living room, perfect for one of the homeowners who happens to be a chef and loves to entertain. Instead of solid walls dividing the interior up, they used glass panels to
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Treow Brycg Is a Fortress-Like Home on the South Shore of Nova Scotia

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/treow-brycg-is-a-fortress-like-home-on-the-south-shore-of-nova-scotia/treow-brycg-house-omar-gandhi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Treow-Brycg-House-Omar-Gandhi-1-810x787.jpg" alt="Treow Brycg Is a Fortress-Like Home on the South Shore of Nova Scotia" /></a>
                                On the south shore of Nova Scotia adjacent to Kingsburg Beach, the <a href="http://omargandhi.com/works/treow-brycg/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Treow Brycg</a> residence was recently completed by <a href="http://omargandhi.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Omar Gandhi Architect</a> on a plot of land surrounded by tall grasses, visiting deer, and salty sea breezes. The dark structure appears fortress-like with a slanted roof that helps protect the residence from the harsh Nova Scotian weather.
A ground-level terrace features a plunge pool extended out front before it cuts through the house as an internal breezeway reaching the backyard. Also on that level is a garage and guest suite each on either side of the opening. The other side of the home opens up with windows facing the seaside views while also managing to keep privacy in mind. A staircase in walnut and black steel connects the two floors in the central part of the home. Upstairs, the tall, slanted ceilings make the space feel large with the windows
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2018 Gift Guide: New Homeowners

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                                Moving into a new home is ridiculously stressful and overwhelming with logistics, packing/unpacking, utility setups, costs, etc. That doesn&#8217;t even put into account the design phase which can cost a lot of money on top of all the money spent on deposits or down payments. Much of the time the design gets put on the back burner after shelling out so much just to get into a place leaving bare walls and empty surfaces screaming for help. If you know of anyone just starting out in a new home, think about gifting them something that can enhance their life moving forward, like these 10 suggestions below.
Nakashima Tray by George Nakashima for Knoll \\ $430
New homeowners are most likely going to want to show off their new digs, which inevitably means having a housewarming party and probably many more after that. If that’s the case, there will be a
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Friday Five with Adele Bates

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                                <em>For this week&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/friday-five/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five</a>, we&#8217;re heading to the (cue <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Men at Work</a>) Land Down Under, aka Australia, to check in with <a href="https://www.adelebates.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adele Bates</a>, a Melbourne-based director of her eponymous multidisciplinary studio. Bates&#8217; experience spans over 16 years, six of which spent with her own practice handling everything from high-end residential, multi-residential, hospitality, retail, and commercial projects. She started out working on residential projects for Candlewick Interior Design in 2000 before landing at Cube Company tackling corporate design. That led to working on various projects with NAB designing several branches and business banking centers. Bates then moved on to Smith Madden Group expanding her expertise in the corporate realm before bringing her skill set back to residential at CH Architects to manage all interior projects. Her varied background helped hone her beautiful aesthetic of curated, timeless interiors reflected in her portfolio. Now, let&#8217;s take a look and <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-359641" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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Friday Five with Adele Bates

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-adele-bates/f5-adele_bates-0-headshot/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-0-headshot-810x540.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Adele Bates" /></a>
                                <em>For this week&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/friday-five/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five</a>, we&#8217;re heading to the (cue <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Men at Work</a>) Land Down Under, aka Australia, to check in with <a href="https://www.adelebates.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adele Bates</a>, a Melbourne-based director of her eponymous multidisciplinary studio. Bates&#8217; experience spans over 16 years, six of which spent with her own practice handling everything from high-end residential, multi-residential, hospitality, retail, and commercial projects. She started out working on residential projects for Candlewick Interior Design in 2000 before landing at Cube Company tackling corporate design. That led to working on various projects with NAB designing several branches and business banking centers. Bates then moved on to Smith Madden Group expanding her expertise in the corporate realm before bringing her skill set back to residential at CH Architects to manage all interior projects. Her varied background helped hone her beautiful aesthetic of curated, timeless interiors reflected in her portfolio. Now, let&#8217;s take a look and <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-359641" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Adele_Bates-1_Minerals.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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10 Modern Candles That Will Make You Turn the Lights out to Enjoy the Ambience

                                Temperatures are dropping which means it&#8217;s time for &#8220;Operation Cozy,&#8221; a time when throw blankets are brought out, candles are lit, and staying in seems like a better option than heading out. Since it&#8217;s officially candle season (we declared it), we searched to find 10 modern candles we&#8217;d love to bring in as a new addition or to gift to someone on our holiday list.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-candles-that-will-make-you-turn-the-lights-out-to-enjoy-the-ambience/roundup-modern-candles/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Roundup-Modern-Candles-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Candles That Will Make You Turn the Lights out to Enjoy the Ambience" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://studiocope.com/products/shell-candle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shell Candle by Cope</a>  2. <a href="https://www.laboratoryperfumes.com/amber/amber-scented-candle-200g"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amber Scented Candle by Laboratory Perfumes</a>  3. <a href="http://www.selfridges.com/US/en/cat/overose-nympholia-candle-200g_401-3005622-CAN7/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Overose Nympholia Candle 200g</a>  4. <a href="https://yielddesign.co/collections/candles-apothecary/products/castillo-candle-incense?variant=10490516144185"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Castillo 6oz Double-Wall Glass Candle by YIELD</a>  5. <a href="https://www.parachutehome.com/products/scented-candle?variant=40439256852"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Salt Water Scented Candle by Parachute Home</a>  6. <a href="https://www.violetgrey.com/product/le-labo-santal-26-scented-candle-for-violet-grey/LLA-VG-01"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Le Labo x VIOLET GREY Santal 26 Scented Candle</a>  7. <a href="https://www.studiostockhome.com/shop-index/pomelo-scented-candle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pomelo Scented Candle by Studio Stockhome</a>  8. <a href="https://www.luisaviaroma.com/en-us/p/emilio-pucci/home/candles/69I-WYK002?ColorId=MDM40&#038;lvrid=_p_dM57_ge_c287"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Occhi Glass Scented Candle by Emilio Pucci</a>  9. <a href="https://www.areaware.com/collections/talbot-and-yoon/products/goober-candle-eph-pink?variant=1001780314116"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Eph Goober Candle by Talbot &#038; Yoon for Areaware</a>  10. <a href="https://www.boysmells.com/thecandles/cinderosered"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Limited Edition Cinderose by Boy Smells</a>

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Alessi Launches Food à Porter: A Design-Focused, Bento-Style Lunchbox

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/alessi-launches-food-a-porter-a-design-focused-bento-style-lunchbox/alessi-foodaporter-bento-lunch-box-sakura-adachi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Alessi-FoodaPorter-bento-lunch-box-Sakura-Adachi-1-810x516.jpg" alt="Alessi Launches Food à Porter: A Design-Focused, Bento-Style Lunchbox" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.alessi.com/us_en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alessi</a> is adding a fun new product into their already covetable line of design-focused goods – the Food à Porter – <a href="https://www.alessi.com/us_en/food-a-porter-10793.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">a stylish lunchbox</a> created by Japanese designer <a href="http://www.sakurah.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sakura Adachi</a>. The rounded, colorful design gives nod to traditional Japanese bento boxes making it the perfect midday meal carrier for those on the go or anyone who carries their lunch to school or work. Its lightweight design features three separate containers, two with sealable lids, that keep food fresh and protected until you&#8217;re ready to eat. When the meal is prepped in each container, simply stack them and wrap with one of two silicone bands, one of which turns it into a playful tote.
The lacquered Food à Porter available in three colors – light blue with a pink band, red on red, and light grey on light grey –  with alternating glossy and opaque sections.
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2018 Gift Guide: Handmade

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                                The holidays are right around the corner so we&#8217;re hoping to get you prepared by knocking things off your gift list with the help of our gift guides. One of the coolest things you can give is a gift that&#8217;s handmade. They usually come with a story behind them, they&#8217;re lovingly created with blood, sweat, and tears, and you&#8217;re also paying it forward by supporting smaller makers instead of big box corporations. Plus, each item is a little bit different than the next making it special and unique. We&#8217;ve rounded up 10 items, each handmade, that are bound to make those in your life feel loved.
NEX GEN Concrete Salt and Pepper Shaker Set by Culinarium \\ $32
Made from recycled concrete, these salt and pepper shakers have a minimalist feel with single “+” and “-” signs on each side that indicate flow rates of the salt or pepper. The
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Arco’s MONO WORK STATION Offers a Dynamic Place to Work

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/arcos-mono-work-station-offers-a-dynamic-place-to-work/arco-mono-work-station-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Arco-MONO-WORK-STATION-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Arco&#8217;s MONO WORK STATION Offers a Dynamic Place to Work" /></a>
                                Flexible workspaces have become the norm in recent years which means designers have been hustling to create new ways of working to benefit both employees and employers. <a href="https://www.arco.nl/int/?taal=true"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Arco</a> is helping say goodbye to those typical desk setups with solutions like the <a href="https://www.arco.nl/int/mono.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MONO WORK STATION</a>, a dynamic design by <a href="http://www.ulibudde.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Uli Budde</a> and <a href="https://ivankasner.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ivan Kasner</a>. The multifunctional design offers a person a place to work or rest with its upholstered seat with built-in bag holder and desktop that can be used in various positions.
MONO is made in a sustainable way using only four components – foam, steel, fabric, and wood – that can each be separated, replaced, or recycled as needed. Velcro ensures the cover easily removes from the seat to be cleaned or changed.
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BuzziSpace Goes Outdoors with the BuzziNordic ST900 Series

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/buzzispace-goes-outdoors-with-the-buzzinordic-st900-series/buzzispace_buzzinordic-st900-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/BuzziSpace_BuzziNordic-ST900-1-810x540.jpg" alt="BuzziSpace Goes Outdoors with the BuzziNordic ST900 Series" /></a>
                                Most of the time we think of the Antwerp-based <a href="http://buzzi.space/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BuzziSpace</a> as clever problem solvers for noise reduction in the office, but they&#8217;re also bringing their skills to the great outdoors with the BuzziNordic ST900 Series. Stäffan Thomasen created the <a href="http://buzzi.space/buzzinordic-st900/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">series</a> as a way to bring elegance outdoors and with their latest update, they&#8217;re releasing three new styles that will keep any outdoor environment elevated.
The BuzziNordic ST900 series is a trio of lounge pieces, including a daybed, single armchair, and a matching ottoman, made from Cumaru hardwood that’s durable enough to brave inclement weather. The vintage-inspired pieces have a Scandinavian aesthetic with the light wood finish and minimalist upholstered cushions in outdoor fabrics. While the three models are made for the outdoors, their modern and refined design could easily work inside as well.
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The Fi Clinic Is Bound to Make Going to the Dentist Better

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-fi-clinic-is-bound-to-make-going-to-the-dentist-better/fi-clinic-dentistry-1504-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Fi-Clinic-dentistry-1504-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Fi Clinic Is Bound to Make Going to the Dentist Better" /></a>
                                While most dental practices are fairly sterile, and well, pretty ugly, the Fi Clinic in Tczew, Poland is anything but. The <a href="http://www.1504.pl/gabinet-dentystyczny-ficlinic-tczew.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">clinic</a> hired <a href="http://www.1504.pl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">1504 architekci</a> to design new offices outfitted with everything a modern dental practice should have, including a welcoming lobby, procedure rooms, sterilizing room, tomograph room, and a kitchen. They wanted to reduce stress so they incorporated curved corners that invite the patients back into the dentist&#8217;s room.
The overall lobby was designed in a palette of black, white, wood, and brass , including the black tiles on the lower part of the wall. At closer glance, you might notice that they used 32 marbled tiles in the design to represent the number of teeth found in adult mouths. The neutral “black” zone welcomes patients with a minimalist look that’s topped off with some green plants. Continuing on, patients enter the “white” zone aimed to give a clean
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Artish Studio Makes Interactive Products You Can Play With

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/artish-studio-makes-interactive-products-you-can-play-with/artish-1-stones-sculpture-kit/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Artish-1-Stones-sculpture-kit-810x621.jpg" alt="Artish Studio Makes Interactive Products You Can Play With" /></a>
                                Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, <a href="https://www.artishstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Artish Studio</a> is a recently launched design studio that aims to put the creativity back in your hands with interactive products you can play with. On top of that, the fact that our lives change, as do our styles and moods, creating art and furniture pieces that can evolve and change with us over time was also of importance. That said, the trio behind Artish released their first collection that falls right in line with playful things you can always reconfigure, including floor sculpture kits, magnetic wall art kits, and side tables.
First up are their Stones kits comprising geometric plywood shapes you or your child can fit together through its interlocking slot system. You can create an ever-changing floor sculpture or make a piece of art you want to keep around for awhile. Stones is available in Small Natural, Small Pink, and
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Creation of the Bright Abstract Tray Collection by Dawn Sweitzer of Notre Monde

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/creation-of-the-bright-abstract-tray-collection-by-dawn-sweitzer-of-notre-monde/decon-notre-monde-tray-0a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Decon-Notre-Monde-tray-0a-810x540.jpg" alt="Creation of the Bright Abstract Tray Collection by Dawn Sweitzer of Notre Monde" /></a>
                                <a href="https://notremonde.com/en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Notre Monde</a> landed on our radar this past year during the High Point Furniture Market with their hand-painted trays, accent tables, and wall art finished with unique abstract designs. The brand was established in 1997 by Dawn Sweitzer who takes inspiration from her travels, nature, and everyday life and brings it to functional, one-of-a-kind objects. Each piece is made using traditional printing and hand-finishing techniques which result in an object that&#8217;s all your own. In this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>, Notre Monde is taking us behind the scenes to see how the <a href="https://notremonde.com/en/category/tray?collection=185"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bright Abstract</a> tray collection came to be. Take a look.
Notre Monde collections are designed by American artist Dawn Sweitzer in her own workshop in North Carolina. Her workshop is full of colors, artworks, materials, textiles, and objects that are collected from around the world and inspire her. Her workshop acts as a living mood board environment. The design
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Owl Creek Residence Was Designed as a Place to Create Deeper Connections

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/owl-creek-residence-was-designed-as-a-place-to-create-deeper-connections/owl-creek-house-skylab-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Owl-Creek-House-Skylab-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Owl Creek Residence Was Designed as a Place to Create Deeper Connections" /></a>
                                Owl Creek is a <a href="http://skylabarchitecture.com/work/owl-creek/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">residence</a> designed by <a href="http://skylabarchitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Skylab Architecture</a> that&#8217;s located on a hillside in Snowmass, Colorado, with expansive views of the mountain. The idea behind the design was to create a place that could inspire deeper connections between the family, with friends, and the world around them. With a challenging piece of sloped land, construction wasn&#8217;t easy but they fixed the issue by directly anchoring the structures into the ground. The result is a stand-alone, 4,200-square-foot home built for two families to share with unbelievable views all-year round.

Photo by Jeremy Bittermann

Photo by Robert Reck

Photo by Stephen Miller

Photo by Stephen Miller

With surrounding views of Snowmass Mountain, both the interior and the exterior spaces are designed to enjoy the ever-changing rugged landscape.

Photo by Stephen Miller

Photo by Stephen Miller

Photo by Jeremy Bittermann

Photo by Jeremy Bittermann

Photo by Jeremy Bittermann

Photo by Jeremy Bittermann

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The Crystal Series_ Vase Collection Was Inspired by Evening Light Hitting a Lake

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-crystal-series_-vase-collection-was-inspired-by-evening-light-hitting-a-lake/crystal-series-vase-saerom-yoon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/crystal-series-vase-Saerom-Yoon-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Crystal Series_ Vase Collection Was Inspired by Evening Light Hitting a Lake" /></a>
                                Seoul-based artist <a href="http://saeromyoon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Saerom Yoon</a> popped up on our radar in 2016 with <a href="https://design-milk.com/tables-made-dyed-acrylic-resin/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">these dyed acrylic tables</a> that were pretty majestic. Now two years later, Yoon is back with the Crystal Series_ Vase (Shimmering Lake of Flowers at Dusk) exploring the same medium but in much smaller forms. The series was inspired by evening light hitting a lake, as if Yoon had brought the glowing lake water in and filled a vase with it for a flower instead of just filling a vase with regular water and adding flowers to it.
The rich colors ripple through each vase with one side mimicking the undulating surface of the lake. As light moves around or as the vase is adjusted, the colors change and intensify the wave-like texture making it feel more like nature and the rippling water of the lake.

By Korean artist Noh Sangho

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The ROWND Drinks Cabinet Takes Bar Carts to a Whole New Level

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-rownd-drinks-cabinet-takes-bar-carts-to-a-whole-new-level/rownd-drink-trolley-rowena-edwards-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Rownd-Drink-Trolley-Rowena-Edwards-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The ROWND Drinks Cabinet Takes Bar Carts to a Whole New Level" /></a>
                                Bar carts haven&#8217;t come a long way as far as design goes yet many of us have them in our homes simply for function. Then there&#8217;s Welsh furniture and product designer Rowena Edwards, of <a href="https://www.foryddesigns.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FORYD DESIGNS</a>, who has taken the idea and rolled on to a whole new level. Instead of the typical two-tiered cart on four wheels, she&#8217;s turned the wheels into the cart with the sleek ROWND <a href="https://www.foryddesigns.com/ibili/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">drinks cabinet</a>.
The drinks cabinet fits all of its storage within two large circular panels that double as the wheels. Between the wheels, a bottle holder and glass tray reside with a convenient tool pocket revealed when removed. On either side there are pockets to hold additional bottles. The oak cabinet is finished off with a bright yellow steel component that not only keeps the cart in place but it rotates up to act as the handle to pull it
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A Dnipro Apartment That Focuses on the Kids Without Compromising Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-dnipro-apartment-that-focuses-on-the-kids-without-compromising-design/levitation-apartment-svoya-studio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Levitation-Apartment-SVOYA-studio-1-810x508.jpg" alt="A Dnipro Apartment That Focuses on the Kids Without Compromising Design" /></a>
                                <a href="http://svoya-studio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SVOYA studio</a> were asked to design an apartment for a family in Dnipro, Ukraine, that didn&#8217;t forget the children or style. With 135-square-meters to work with, they made the decision to reduce the main living space to give more room for the children&#8217;s area. That resulted in a large joint space for the two daughters each to have their own place to sleep while sharing study and play spaces. Essentially, that keeps the rest of the <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/71001619/Levitation"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Levitation</a> apartment from being overrun with toys and the children&#8217;s things. Even with a reduction in size, the main living area feels bright and open, while remaining clean and modern.
The main space houses the living room, kitchen, and small dining area finished with white surfaces, marbled stone, light woods, and neutral textiles. The furnishings are perfectly curated keeping it fresh and cozy without feeling small. Graphite was introduced into the master bedroom for
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Friday Five with Cristian Zuzunaga

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                                <em><a href="https://cristianzuzunaga.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cristian Zuzunaga</a> is a Barcelona-born artist/designer who splits his time between London and his hometown, creating textiles, furniture, lighting, and fashion that features his captivating graphic designs. Born to a Catalan mother and Peruvian father, his multicultural upbringing exposed him to new ways of viewing things and a pull to set out and see the world. After years of traveling and living all over, Zuzunaga planted roots in London 13 years ago and quickly established his signature aesthetic rooted in the use of color as a way to conjure up emotions. If you know his <a href="https://design-milk.com/?s=Zuzunaga"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">work</a>, you&#8217;ll easily recall his pixelated patterns that form colorful landscapes that most definitely evoke happy feelings. His pattern-filled designs grace textiles from brands like Kvadrat, sofas from Moroso, rugs by Nanimarquina, along with pillows, blankets, scarves, kitchen goods, tables, mirrors, lamps, letterpress artwork, and even a recent shoe collaboration with Camper, much of <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-359027" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Cristian-Zuzunaga-1-Barbican-Centre-810x608.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="608" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Cristian-Zuzunaga-1-Barbican-Centre.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Cristian-Zuzunaga-1-Barbican-Centre-800x600.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Cristian-Zuzunaga-1-Barbican-Centre-768x576.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/F5-Cristian-Zuzunaga-1-Barbican-Centre-500x375.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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Yves Béhar Designs a Line of High-Quality Prefabs Called LivingHomes YB1

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/yves-behar-designs-a-line-of-high-quality-prefabs-called-livinghomes-yb1/yves-behar-livinghomes-yb1-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Yves-Behar-LivingHomes-YB1-1-810x421.jpg" alt="Yves Béhar Designs a Line of High-Quality Prefabs Called LivingHomes YB1" /></a>
                                Tiny home options continue to grow in popularity thanks to high housing costs and lack of space for new ones to be built. California especially falls into this category causing great interest in building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to rent out for extra income or for aging parents, adult children, students, or someone just starting out. Thanks to updates to California&#8217;s housing laws, new design ideas are popping up, including a collaboration between Swiss designer <a href="https://fuseproject.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Yves Béhar</a> and <a href="https://www.plantprefab.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plant Prefab</a> that&#8217;s bringing <a href="https://www.plantprefab.com/models/15"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LivingHomes YB1</a> to life. LivingHomes YB1 was recently unveiled at the Summit festival in Los Angeles displaying an example of high-quality, design-focused prefab and what&#8217;s possible for the future.
We are incredibly excited to partner with Yves Béhar on his first home product for a really critical, fast growing segment in housing: ADUs/Tiny Homes. Yves is one of the top designers in the world and the YB1, the
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