A’ Design Awards – Last Call for Entries + Our Favorite Lighting Winners

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a> is an international design competition in which <a href="https://competition.adesignaward.com/jury.html?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">an esteemed jury panel</a> of academics, design professionals and press members review designs and concepts in <a href="https://competition.adesignaward.com/categories.html?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=lastcallentries2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">over 100 categories</a>—from industrial design to fashion design to architecture and even packaging design. The entrants represent the best in design from around the world, the trendsetters, the problem solver, the innovators, the inventors&#8230; and the award offers so many benefits beyond a trophy and certificate.
The A’ Design Award promotes your work globally, in all languages and in all continents, connecting you to other brilliant minds in the design industry via design exhibition, designer meetings, help with PR and marketing, a yearbook, and gala night celebration. Learn more about all of
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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2018 – Call for Entries

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=callentries2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-design-awards-competition-2018-call-for-entries/trophy-a-design-award-logo/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/trophy-a-design-award-logo-810x485.jpg" alt="A’ Design Awards &#038; Competition 2018 – Call for Entries" /></a>
                                The <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=callentries2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a> is open and accepting entries! If you want to nominate your designs, you can now register and upload your design today to know how good your design is: get a complimentary preliminary score.
If you are not familiar with the A’ Design Award and Competition, then here’s a quick overview: A’ Design Award is the world’s leading design award, reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in 40 languages. Whether you’re just starting out, or have your own studio, A’ Design Award is an fantastic way to get recognition in the industry. The entries are peer-reviewed and voted on by a prestigious jury panel of design professionals, scholars, and media members who follow specific
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Listen to Episode 50 of Clever: Todd Bracher

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-50-of-clever-todd-bracher/todd_bracher-15-photo_credit_ogata/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Todd_Bracher-15-photo_credit_Ogata-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 50 of Clever: Todd Bracher" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-50-todd-bracher"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, strategic designer Todd Bracher regales us with tales of a serendipitous ten-year journey, living, loving and learning through Europe, on the way to launching his namesake studio in Brooklyn. Plus, he walks us through what the hell “strategic design” even means, schools us on the concept of “irreducible complexity” and explains his creative approach which he refers to as “essentialism.” Early on, he showed up to a big pitch meeting way overdressed, and now he keeps a poet on standby. Listen:

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Dog Milk Best of January 2018

                                From a Target toys collection to colorful portraits, here are the most popular posts on <a href="http://dog-milk.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dog Milk</a> in <a href="http://dog-milk.com/2018/01" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">January</a>:
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/dog-milk-best-of-january-2018/velvet_dog_bed_nice_digs/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/velvet_dog_bed_nice_digs-810x540.jpg" alt="Dog Milk Best of January 2018" /></a>
                                <a href="https://dog-milk.com/crushed-velvet-dog-beds-from-nice-digs/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Crushed Velvet Dog Beds from Nice Digs</a>
Enamel Dog Pins from Lili Chin Target and BarkShop’s fun toy collection Couch Pawtatoes Paul Octavious’ ResHue Dogs series To get Dog Milk updates, subscribe to the Dog Milk RSS feed or follow Dog Milk on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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New Design Jobs on the Design Milk Job Board

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/announcing-the-design-milk-job-board/dm-jobs-desk-with-logo-1200x628-fb/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/08/DM-Jobs-Desk-with-Logo-1200x628-FB-810x424.jpg" alt="New Design Jobs on the Design Milk Job Board" /></a>
                                We have some great new job opportunities listed over on the <a href="http://designmilkjobs.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Design Milk Job Board</a> &#8211; make sure you go check them out!
KIKKERLAND is looking for a Creative Director Design Within Reach is looking for a PR and Events Manager NICOLEHOLLIS, Inc. is looking for a Design Assistant and a Resource Librarian. The Consultancy PR is looking for a design-loving Account Manager Foreign Policy Design is looking for a Graphic Designer CLICK HERE TO LIST A JOB OPENING – use code 50OFF for 50% off your first listing.
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Remembering Wendell Castle (1932-2018)

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/remembering-wendell-castle-1932-2018/wendell-castle-portrait-steve_benisty/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/wendell-castle-portrait-Steve_Benisty-810x540.jpg" alt="Remembering Wendell Castle (1932-2018)" /></a>
                                <em><a href="http://www.wendellcastle.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wendell Castle</a> was known the world over for his contribution to the field of art and design, most notably his <a href="http://www.wendellcastlecollection.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">curvaceous and sculptural wooden pieces</a>. I remember getting a personal tour of his workspace and studio, and it was an extraordinary space with room after room filled with machines and prototypes and materials. He was such an inspiration and a one of a kind. He will be very missed, but his legacy and influence on art and design will go on.</em>

Wendell Castle, Arm in Arm, \\\ Courtesy of Friedman Benda

Wendell Castle, Black Widow \\\ Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Wendell Castle \\\ Photo by Lazer Inc.

RIT Professor and Chair of Industrial Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, designer Josh Owen remembers him: During my recruitment and onboarding to RIT 8 years ago, I was delighted to learn that world-renown artist, Wendell Castle was an active member
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Listen to Episode 49 of Clever: Lisa Roberts

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-49-of-clever-lisa-roberts/lisa-with-antiques-of-the-future-collection/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Lisa-with-Antiques-of-the-Future-collection-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 49 of Clever: Lisa Roberts" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-49-lisa-roberts"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, collector and high-design advocate, Lisa Roberts, reflects on a childhood spent in an architecturally significant home that discomfited her because it made her feel different from her peers, and also ignited her passion for design because it seeped into her very being. Now, having collected more than 400 “Antiques of the Future,” she uses her collection to educate, author books, and advocate for the game changing power of design. Not too shabby for ol’ Curtains Roberts, eh? Mr. Waffles approves. Meow!

Stay tuned for a new episode of Clever in two weeks! Don’t miss an episode: Subscribe to Clever on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle PlaySoundCloud, Spotify or use our feed http://clever.libsyn.com/rss to subscribe via your favorite podcast app. Follow Clever on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. And most importantly, please spread the word to anyone who you think would like it.
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New Design Jobs on the Design Milk Job Board

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/announcing-the-design-milk-job-board/dm-jobs-desk-with-logo-1200x628-fb/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/08/DM-Jobs-Desk-with-Logo-1200x628-FB-810x424.jpg" alt="New Design Jobs on the Design Milk Job Board" /></a>
                                We have some great new job opportunities listed over on the <a href="http://designmilkjobs.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Design Milk Job Board</a> &#8211; make sure you go check them out!
CLICK HERE TO LIST A JOB OPENING – use code 50OFF for 50% off your first listing.
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Listen to Episode 48 of Clever: Timothy Goodman

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-48-of-clever-timothy-goodman/timothy-goodman-headshot/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/timothy-goodman-headshot-e1515094772279-810x528.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 48 of Clever: Timothy Goodman" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-48-timothy-goodman"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, designer, illustrator and artist Timothy Goodman was labeled a “dead-end kid” in his youth until he did four years of hard labor with a mentor/father-figure in the home improvement industry, through which he found both discipline and a desire to study design. A degree and a few more mentors later he’s now known for his illustrations, viral social experiments, murals, books and even protests. Plus, he’s checking his white cis straight male privilege and championing inclusion in ways both meaningful and practical. Pretty rad.
LISTEN:
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2017 World Rankings from A’ Design Award

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=worldrankings2017"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/2017-world-rankings-from-a-design-award/attachment/34/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/34-810x540.jpg" alt="2017 World Rankings from A’ Design Award" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=worldrankings2017"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A’ Design Award and Competition</a>, the international organization that hands out the most prestigious design award competition, has revealed their <a href="http://www.worlddesignrankings.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=worldrankings2017"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">World Design Rankings (WDR)</a>.
The United States led the 97 represented countries nabbing a whopping 584 awards (woah!), followed by China, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain and Turkey, who took the top positions in 2017. The top 10 changed significantly this year because the world rankings are now based on Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron awards won by designers from represented countries instead of aggregate number of awards won by each country. Nine new countries joined the competition this year – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Kenya, Tanzania, Liechtenstein, Armenia, Cameroon and Swaziland. If you
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Listen to Episode 47 of Clever: Jen Bekman

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-episode-47-clever-jen-bekman/jen-bekman-headshot/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/jen-bekman-headshot-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 47 of Clever: Jen Bekman" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-47-jen-bekman"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-cke-saved-href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-47-jen-bekman" data-wpel-link="external">this episode</a>, entrepreneur and internet pioneer, Jen Bekman, tells the story of how she founded <a href="https://20x200.com/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">20&#215;200</a> with a mission of making art collecting a possibility for everyone. On the leading edge of ecommerce, 20&#215;200 achieved enormous initial success and grew very quickly. Jen tells her powerful story of adapting her business on-the-fly as the internet landscape shifted dramatically under her feet, her perseverance fed by a deep belief that living with art is good for you, and the creation of art itself is an act of bravery. Bravo, lady! Listen:

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Happy Holidays + New Year from All of Us

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/happy-holidays-new-year-us/sparkling-diamonds-2018-tapestries/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/sparkling-diamonds-2018-tapestries-810x810.jpg" alt="Happy Holidays + New Year from All of Us" /></a>
                                <em>Above: </em><a href="https://society6.com/product/sparkling-diamonds-2018_tapestry?curator=designmilk"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sparkling Diamonds 2018 by Looly Elzayat</a>
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from our team. Thank you for reading Design Milk this year! We can’t wait to show you what we have in store in 2018. We’ll be posting lightly from now until January 2nd. Keep checking back to see some of the best and most popular posts of 2017. Above: Simple Moon Phases Calendar 2018, Northern Hemisphere by Illusoriu
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Listen to Episode 46 of Clever: Joe Gebbia

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-46-of-clever-joe-gebbia/bernhardt-creatives-8-joe-gebbia-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bernhardt-Creatives-8-Joe-Gebbia-810x455.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 46 of Clever: Joe Gebbia" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-46-joe-gebbia"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Jaime and Amy talk to Designer, entrepreneur, and Airbnb co-founder, Joe Gebbia, who was known as the “art guy” in grade school when he started his first business selling illustrations of Ninja Turtles. Then, while pursuing dual design degrees, he founded his first legit startup with RISD’s basketball team, The Balls. Now as the leader of innovation and ideation at Airbnb he’s focused on exploring new attitudes of sharing and trust. Oh, and don’t tell him he can’t do something. He will go to extremes to prove you wrong. Listen:

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Meet Jean-François Bussière of Atelier Bussière

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/meet-jean-francois-bussiere-of-atelier-bussiere/atelier-bussiere-design_mg_0395-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/atelier-bussiere-design_MG_0395-2-810x496.jpg" alt="Meet Jean-François Bussière of Atelier Bussière" /></a>
                                At the 2018 <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IDS Toronto</a> in January, we will again be sponsoring their <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/exhibit/maker/"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maker</a> section, which helps give a platform to designers, makers and brands who are innovating, making a difference or creating design that betters our lives. The Maker section is perfect for businesses that have manufacturing capabilities, and are looking to expand distribution, and we are lucky to be part of the process of choosing them. We talked to Jean-François Bussière of <a href="http://atelierbussiere.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Atelier Bussière</a>:

Jean-François Bussière

How did you get into design and making? Atelier Bussière has existed since 2010. Until 2016, with a team of 25 employees, we were manufacturing granite, marble and quartz countertops. Since we started manufacturing countertops in 2010, I always wanted to create and manufacture different objects and furniture with the stone slabs leftover that we were not able to reuse to manufacture into countertops. I could not accomplish this dream to
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Best of Dog Milk: November 2017

                                From a new dog collection at cb2 to holiday bandanas, here are the most popular posts on <a href="http://dog-milk.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dog Milk</a> in <a href="http://dog-milk.com/2017/11" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">November</a>:
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/best-of-dog-milk-november-2017/buffalo-check-dog-lounger-bed-from-cb2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/buffalo-check-dog-lounger-bed-from-cb2-e1512065017160-810x700.jpg" alt="Best of Dog Milk: November 2017" /></a>
                                <a href="http://dog-milk.com/new-dog-collection-from-cb2/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-327685" src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2-810x810.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="810" srcset="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2.jpg 810w, http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2-100x100.jpg 100w, http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2-800x800.jpg 800w, http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2-768x768.jpg 768w, http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2-300x300.jpg 300w, http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2-500x500.jpg 500w, http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2-320x320.jpg 320w, http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/new-dog-leashes-collars-cb2-110x110.jpg 110w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
Dog collection from cb2 Peruvian textile dog coats by Paco & Lucia Handmade modern rustic dog feeders from Highland Design Co. Holiday bandana collection from Howl + Hound New hoodies and tees from Zee.Dog To get Dog Milk updates, subscribe to the Dog Milk RSS feed or follow Dog Milk on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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Listen to Episode 45 of Clever: Mary Ping

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/listen-episode-45-clever-mary-ping/mary-ping-featured/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/mary-ping-featured-810x572.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 45 of Clever: Mary Ping" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-45-mary-ping"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">this episode of Clever</a>, fashion designer Mary Ping was influenced at a young age by a stylish grandmother who taught her to sew. Always knowing she’d one day run her own label, she studied art at Vassar and worked in east London’s scene before founding her conceptual line, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, a living archive of wardrobe classics, reexamined. Not one to participate on the hamster wheel of trends, she prefers injecting social commentary and sartorial wit into her work. Plus, her photographic memory weirds people out. Listen:

Stay tuned for a new episode of Clever in two weeks! Don’t miss an episode: Subscribe to Clever on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle PlaySoundCloud, or use our feed http://clever.libsyn.com/rss to subscribe via your favorite podcast app. Follow Clever on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. And most importantly, please spread the word to anyone who you think would like it.
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From Classic Shaker to Modern Maker: Meet Jason Burhop of Kastella

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/from-classic-shaker-to-modern-maker-meet-jason-burhop-of-kastella/kastella-dining_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/kastella-Dining_01-810x540.jpg" alt="From Classic Shaker to Modern Maker: Meet Jason Burhop of Kastella" /></a>
                                At the 2018 <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IDS Toronto</a> in January, we will again be sponsoring their <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/exhibit/maker/"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maker</a> section, which helps give a platform to designers, makers and brands who are innovating, making a difference or creating design that betters our lives. The Maker section is perfect for businesses that have manufacturing capabilities, and are looking to expand distribution, and we are lucky to be part of the process of choosing them. We&#8217;re talking to two designer/makers from Maker to give you a taste of what you&#8217;re going to be seeing in January:

Jason Burhop of Kastella

Montreal-based company Kastella, led by designer/maker Jason Burhop is a made-to-order shop that takes pride in all the work that they do. Their handmade pieces are carefully crafted to meet each client’s specifications using natural materials and eco-friendly finishes. Back in the late 90s, Jason took over a friend’s furniture workshop where he spent many hours
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Renegade x Design Milk Spotlight: Gantri

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                                When looking at the exhibitors at the most recent Renegade Craft Fairs, we kept going back to one: a small design brand based in San Francisco called <a href="https://www.gantri.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Gantri</a>. Made up of a team with backgrounds in economics, engineering, and industrial design, their lighting is sleek and beautiful. So beautiful that we chose them as our Design Milk Spotlight exhibitor at this weekend&#8217;s <a href="http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/new-york-holiday"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">New York Renegade Craft Fair</a>, so be sure to stop by and see them in the Design Milk Spotlight. I talked to Gantri CEO Ian Yang about how Gantri came about and what&#8217;s next for the brand:
Who are you? Tell me more about you. We’re small team of designers, engineers and 3D printing geeks working out of a warehouse in the Mission District in San Francisco. We have a pretty diverse crew but we’re all super passionate about making design more accessible. I’m from Shanghai originally,
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Design Milk Job Board Has Jobs, Jobs + More Jobs! And We’re Hiring Too!

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                                A while back, we announced <a href="http://designmilkjobs.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">our new Job Board</a> for the design, architecture, and creative community and we&#8217;ve got a bunch of new jobs listed, so be sure to check it out: <a href="http://designmilkjobs.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">designmilkjobs.com</a>. From Bend to Kelly Wearstler to Herman Miller or Blu Dot—tons of open positions waiting for you&#8230;
Are you a design+architecture firm or brand looking to hire some creative folks? Use the special code FREEBIEJOB to get your first job listing for free. Exciting news today – Design Milk is hiring! Yes – work with us! We’re hiring a Sponsored Content Manager. You can join our fun team to work on high quality design content that helps support the site and the great design content that we share every day across all platforms. To learn more about this opportunity head on over to designmilkjobs.com.
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Listen to Episode 43 of Clever: Marcel Wanders

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-43-marcel-wanders" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">the latest episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to international design star, Marcel Wanders, who grew up in the Netherlands taking things apart and making gifts from the pieces. After a rebellious and experimental adolescence, he discovered design in school and fell in love. Then he got kicked out. 20+ years later, with many global successes (products, furniture, lighting, and magical hospitality interiors) to his name, he is focussed on celebrating small victories, continually learning something new, and warning against the dangers of design fundamentalism. 
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