Loight: A Rechargable Lighting Concept Inspired by Lanterns

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/loight-rechargable-lighting-concept-inspired-lanterns/loight-light-11/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/loight-light-11-810x478.jpg" alt="Loight: A Rechargable Lighting Concept Inspired by Lanterns" /></a>
                                To many people, being energy efficient is a priority these days. We all know we can do our part in reducing our personal carbon footprint by doing simple acts like turning off the lights when not in use or decreasing our usage of heaters and coolers. What if we can take it further though, by incorporating a lifestyle change that dates back to the 1800s? Inspired by the efficiency of lanterns, industrial designer <a href="http://ghiaci.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zahra Ghiasi</a> designed the concept of the Loight rechargeable light that challenges us to evaluate our dependency on light.
In theory, the Loight light is a personal light that you carry with you everywhere in the home. Each family member would have their own Loight and it’s only when the entire family is together that the room is the brightest. The light intensity can be adjusted depending on different situations and can be charged wirelessly with its
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Finding Your Next Artwork from Society6’s Collections

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/finding-your-next-artwork-from-society6s-collections/society6-collections-2018-02-11/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/society6-collections-2018-02-11-810x405.jpg" alt="Finding Your Next Artwork from Society6&#8217;s Collections" /></a>
                                With so many options available on <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a>, from bedding to fashion to accessories, we can see why it can be hard to narrow down your search for a piece of original artwork. However, did you know that Society6 has a <a href="https://society6.com/collection?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Collection page</a> that breaks up its catalogue into fun round-ups? Here are a few of our favorite collections to help jumpstart your shopping:
The Future is Female \\ Women’s March artwork by Shyama Golden Plush Life \\ tropical poisen plants comforter by franciscomffonseca Explore the Craft: Photography \\ Punta de la Sierra art print by DRAW NORTH Brilliant Designs by Black Artists \\ Melanin X Neon art print by 4everestherr Cozy Contemporary \\ Symphony No 9 throw pillow by contemporary Aquarius \\ Organic Abstract 2 backpack by micklyn Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet \\ Mt Rainier wall tapestry by 8PXL California Cozy \\ California throw pillow
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Northern Lighting Drops Half of Its Name to Launch a New Brand + Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/northern-lighting-drops-second-half-name-launch-new-brand-collection/livingroom_front_landscape-northern_photo_chris_-tonnesen-low-res/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Livingroom_front_landscape-Northern_Photo_Chris_-Tonnesen-Low-res-810x541.jpg" alt="Northern Lighting Drops Half of Its Name to Launch a New Brand + Collection" /></a>
                                We’ve been a fan of Oslo-based <a href="https://northern.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Northern Lighting</a> for years (see <a href="https://design-milk.com/northern-lighting-releases-5-new-lights-for-spring-2017/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>, <a href="https://design-milk.com/illusion-lamp-for-northern-lighting/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a> and <a href="https://design-milk.com/diva-lamp/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>) and were excited to hear that the award-winning design studio has shortened its original name to launch a new lifestyle brand, <a href="https://northern.no/wr/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Northern</a>. Established by Ove Rogne, CEO and co-founder of Northern Lighting, Northern is powered by a creative team that includes 16 designers from seven different countries, all hand-selected and assembled by Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim, the duo behind design studio <a href="http://www.morten-jonas.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Morten &amp; Jonas</a>. By leaving behind the second part of its name, the team opens the possibilities of adding furniture and interior accessories to its portfolio in addition to lighting, all of which celebrate the same original Nordic spirit and design aesthetics of the original brand.
The debut collection is impeccably beautiful, with furniture ranging from daybeds to tables, as well as accessories like wall hooks and mirrors. The line
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DesignAgency Transforms a Soap Factory into a Boutique Hotel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/designagency-transforms-soap-factory-boutique-hotel/designagency_broadview-hotel_workerbee_23/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/DesignAgency_Broadview-Hotel_WorkerBee_23-810x385.jpg" alt="DesignAgency Transforms a Soap Factory into a Boutique Hotel" /></a>
                                There aren’t many hotels that can boast a colorful history like that of the <a href="http://www.thebroadviewhotel.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Broadview Hotel</a> in Toronto, Canada. The building was originally built as a soap factory in 1891 and then converted into the Broadview Hotel. However, it went into decline in the 1970s when it was used as a boarding house, and afterwards the location of the infamous Jilly’s Strip Club in the 1970s. After a major renovation, design firm <a href="http://thedesignagency.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DesignAgency</a> and architect firm <a href="http://www.eraarch.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ERA Architects</a> have restored the landmark building and transformed it into a 58-room boutique hotel that includes a cafe, two restaurants, and multiple event spaces.
Upon arrival, the lobby’s interiors set the tone for the rest of a hotel, an eclectic mix of industrial, retro and contemporary design. Custom furniture, like the emerald green leather + brass rail bench designed by DesignAgency and fabricated by Orior in Iceland, are sprinkled throughout the hotel and
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7 Minimalist Sneakers to Maximize Your Wardrobe

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/7-minimalist-sneakers-maximize-wardrobe/2018-minimalist-sneakers/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/2018-minimalist-sneakers-810x478.jpg" alt="7 Minimalist Sneakers to Maximize Your Wardrobe" /></a>
                                I love fancy footworks as much as the next person and believe that a great outfit can be ruined (or at the very least, go undocumented) with a bad choice in shoes (nothing a little photo-cropping can’t fix to salvage that photo though). However, when it comes to sneakers, I hail from the “less is more” camp, even while ‘Dad shoes’ and retro ‘sneaks are making a comeback. Simple, minimalist sneakers just have a soft spot in my heart, especially when they’re well-made and classically designed with modern elements. I’m also more inclined to hand over $200 when I think about how many outfits can go with a minimalist sneaker over a maximalist one.
If you’re in the market for a pair of fresh new kicks, here are 7 current favorites that our Tech Editor Gregory and I rounded up to help with your window shopping.
  1. Rennes by Oliver
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Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tom-dixon-adds-new-ranges-colors-super-texture-textiles-collection/tom-dixon-super-texture-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/tom-dixon-super-texture-4-810x540.jpg" alt="Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection" /></a>
                                Launched at this year’s Maison et Objet, the latest additions to the <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/shop/families/super-texture-2018.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SUPER TEXTURE</a> collection by <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tom Dixon</a> includes a variety of new weaves, knits and patterns. There are three new families of textiles – ABSTRACT, PAINT, and GEO – in addition to new color ways to the SOFT and BOUCLE ranges.
Hand-tufted by master craftsmen in Northern India, the ABSTRACT collection of cushions feature a unique grid pattern derived from a cityscape watercolor by textile artist Josephine Ortega. These cushions are made from 100% New Zealand wool and have a thicker and more wooly texture than regular cushions. Their varying loops, tufts and pile heights can only be created by hand and is clearly evident to Tom Dixon’s commitment to quality and superior craftsmanship. Like paintings on canvas, PAINT comprises of a set of cushions with abstracted and architecturally-inspired watercolors by Josephine Ortega who looked to Britain’s urban landscape
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Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tom-dixon-adds-new-ranges-colors-super-texture-textiles-collection/tom-dixon-super-texture-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/tom-dixon-super-texture-4-810x540.jpg" alt="Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection" /></a>
                                Launched at this year’s Maison et Objet, the latest additions to the <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/shop/families/super-texture-2018.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SUPER TEXTURE</a> collection by <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tom Dixon</a> includes a variety of new weaves, knits and patterns. There are three new families of textiles – ABSTRACT, PAINT, and GEO – in addition to new color ways to the SOFT and BOUCLE ranges.
Hand-tufted by master craftsmen in Northern India, the ABSTRACT collection of cushions feature a unique grid pattern derived from a cityscape watercolor by textile artist Josephine Ortega. These cushions are made from 100% New Zealand wool and have a thicker and more wooly texture than regular cushions. Their varying loops, tufts and pile heights can only be created by hand and is clearly evident to Tom Dixon’s commitment to quality and superior craftsmanship. Like paintings on canvas, PAINT comprises of a set of cushions with abstracted and architecturally-inspired watercolors by Josephine Ortega who looked to Britain’s urban landscape
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Seeing Red for Valentine’s Day with Society6

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/seeing-red-society6/society6-seeing-red-9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/society6-seeing-red-9-810x405.jpg" alt="Seeing Red for Valentine&#8217;s Day with Society6" /></a>
                                In honor of Valentine&#8217;s Day next week, <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> rounded up a <a href="https://society6.com/collection/red-collection?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Red Collection</a> that has us loving the punchy color. Here are some of our favorites along with some other ones we found on <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6&#8217;s</a> extensive catalogue of original artworks:
Blushing print by Alyssa Hamilton Art Friends tote by Eduardo Burger Say you love me throw pillow by DuckyB Good Vibes 2016 carry-all pouch by Roberlan Borges Utopia laptop sleeve by Caligrafica Abstract poppies iPhone case by JodiDesign OK iPhone case by Anna Dorfman You are here throw blanket by Dominique Vari Words In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The Design Milk Dairy, a special collection of Society6 artists’ work curated by Design Milk and our readers. Proceeds from The Design Milk Dairy help us bring Design Milk to you every day.
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A New Pop-Up Shop by THIS X THAT at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/new-pop-shop-x-mocas-geffen-contemporary/thisxthat-moca-geffen-contemporary-8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/thisxthat-moca-geffen-contemporary-8-810x810.jpg" alt="A New Pop-Up Shop by THIS X THAT at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary" /></a>
                                Through March 19, 2018, you can now shop at the new <a href="https://www.moca.org/program/store-pop-up-this-x-that" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">THIS X THAT pop-up shop at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA</a>. Founded by Danielle Rago and Honora Shea in 2016, <a href="http://thisxthat.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">THIS X THAT</a> is dedicated to creating innovative projects at the intersection of architecture, design, art and culture. The new shop features limited edition products from six emerging architects and designers: Architecture Office, Besler &amp; Sons (who also built the custom display installation), Joanna Grant and Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular, New Affiliates and WELCOMECOMPANIONS. The products are a playful and imaginative take on everyday life, home and garden objects.

Snuggle pillow by Joanna Grant

Gnome ornament by New Affiliates

Scribble light by Jimenez Lai

Charms by WELCOMECOMPANIONS

LA Sunrise Vinyl by Architecture Office

Square One Handbag by WELCOMECOMPANIONS

Props by Besler & Sons

Admission is free. Visit the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA at 152 North Central
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How to Travel Around Japan with Moxy

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/travel-around-japan-moxy/moxy-osaka-honmachi-1a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/moxy-osaka-honmachi-1a-810x497.jpg" alt="How to Travel Around Japan with Moxy" /></a>
                                Until recently, Japan has maintained a somewhat traditional concept of hotels as a place where only businessmen with money to spare are able to frequent. With the opening of the <a href="http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en/hotels/osaka-honmachi" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moxy Osaka Honmachi</a> and the <a href="http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en/hotels/tokyo-kinshicho" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho</a> though, modern travelers looking for a place to stay that echoes their ethos for travel now have a place to (temporarily) call home as they set out to explore the prefectures.

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

There are some things you won’t find in these two hotels. You won’t find boring interiors or over-the-top amenities, but you also won’t find a traditional closet that takes up too much space, an ironing board you probably won’t use, or a mini fridge stocked with foods and drinks that have been untouched for months (because no one wants to buy a $12 mini bag of nuts).

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

Los Angeles’ New Converso Showroom Features Rare and Important Works by Design Icons

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/los-angeles-new-converso-showroom-features-rare-important-works-design-icons/showroom_converso-1288/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/showroom_Converso-1288-810x540.jpg" alt="Los Angeles’ New Converso Showroom Features Rare and Important Works by Design Icons" /></a>
                                <a href="https://conversomod.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Converso</a> has opened its first-ever West Coast showroom, a new haven for design lovers who want to get an up-close look at rare and one-of-a-kind works by the most iconic designers of the century. Following a successful debut at Design Miami/ with a special presentation of never-before-seen works by Albert Frey, founder Lawrence Converso opened the 2,200 square foot showroom on Beverly Boulevard as both an exhibition space and platform for programming themed around modern design.
Outside the showroom, a camouflage awning by artist Artsu Ono frames the window that gives you a glimpse of the showroom’s current features, which include: a sculpted coffee table by the late Wendell Castle, a rare Phillip Johnson Tripod lamp, a torch-cut table by Isamu Noguchi, and more. We couldn’t help but want to know more about the unique objects inside the showroom so we caught up with Lawrence Converso himself to talk us
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The Basics, The Inevitable and The Extra Touch: What You Need When You’re Expecting Guests

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/basics-inevitable-extra-touch-need-youre-expecting-guests/netgear-orbi-router-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/netgear-orbi-router-4-810x540.jpg" alt="The Basics, The Inevitable and The Extra Touch: What You Need When You’re Expecting Guests" /></a>
                                I used to think that the holidays were the only time I needed to prepare for overnight guests but I realized that hosting guests is a year-round activity. Your family members might want to stop by on their summer vacation, your cousins want to stay over during spring break, or you want you have friends spend the night rather than drive home after a night out. To make my house guests feel more comfortable when they’re away from their own home, I prepare the basics, the inevitable, and the extra touch.
1. The basics: Even though your house guests probably came prepared to spend the night, there’s always the off-chance that they forgot something. Rather than waiting for them to ask, I like to have a basket that includes all the basic necessities. This includes fresh linens, toothbrush and toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, tissues, phone charger and a set of
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Angela Adams’ Inner Nature Rug Collection Celebrates Individuality and Authenticity

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-inner-nature-rug-collection-celebrates-individuality-authenticity/angela-adams-inner-nature-8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/angela-adams-inner-nature-8-810x540.jpg" alt="Angela Adams’ Inner Nature Rug Collection Celebrates Individuality and Authenticity" /></a>
                                The last time we caught up with <a href="https://angelaadams.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Angela Adams</a>, we were checking out her geometric <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-latest-rug-collection-inspired-outer-space/" data-wpel-link="internal">Astral Garden</a> rug collection. This time, we’re getting an up close look at her newest collection <a href="https://angelaadams.com/collections/rugs/?filter_collections=inner-nature"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Inner Nature</a>, inspired by one’s individuality and most authentic self.
The collection features eight new area rug designs: Infinity, June, Owl Feather, Vibes/Burton, Garbo, Spock, and Amma. To amplify the inspiration and theme of the new collection, the Inner Nature’s catalogue highlights individuals that exude their truest, inner nature.

Antonio Luc Hernandez (Kid, Singer/Actor, Thinker) on the Infinity/Daylight Rug

Tula dining table and chairs on the Amma/Fjara area rug

Edie Tucker (Sculptor) on the June/Rosebud area rug

Owl Feather area rug

Donna McNeil (Curator) on the Arenal area rug

Spock/Saturn area rug

Rosie Allard (Textile Artist) on the Vibes/Burton area rug

Ammar/Hesteur area rug

Bryan Brash (Violinist) on the Garbo/Sapphire area rug

To shop the collection, visit
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Design Milk Travels To… Shanghai

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/design-milk-travels-shanghai/shanghai-skyline/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/shanghai-skyline-810x501.jpg" alt="Design Milk Travels To&#8230; Shanghai" /></a>
                                With <a href="https://design-milk.com/almost-time-head-east-march-design-shanghai-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal">Design Shanghai</a> fast approaching, we couldn’t help but dedicate our next travel guide to China’s biggest city. Located on China&#8217;s easternmost coast, Shanghai is a sprawling conglomerate of culture, design, art and architecture. Whether you&#8217;re looking to enjoy the best XLB soup dumplings, go on an expansive museum + art crawl to see the best of East meets West design, or just enjoy some R&amp;R at your boutique hotel, there&#8217;s no shortage of things to do when you&#8217;re visiting Shanghai. Here are the spots we recommend hitting up on your next vacation.

WHERE TO STAY

Sleek and modern, the Puli Hotel and Spa designed by Kume Sekkei and Layan Design Group is a retreat away from Shanghai’s busy streets. The urban hotel pays homage to cultural design and aesthetics while incorporating an elegant, refined style, a welcomed sight for weary travelers. The interiors have a muted color palette of
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Fresh From The Dairy: Space Odyssey

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fresh-dairy-space-odyssey/society6-space-01-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/society6-space-01-2018-810x405.jpg" alt="Fresh From The Dairy: Space Odyssey" /></a>
                                Every once in a while we scroll through <a href="https://www.instagram.com/nasa/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">@NASA&#8217;s Instagram</a> and get lost in outer space (images, that is). It takes just <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBxxRMHdl5/?taken-by=nasa" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">one photo of a galaxy cluster</a> to make you realize that we&#8217;re just a speck in the universe, an awesome and terrifying feeling at the same time. Inspired by space itself, here are eight prints and tapestries from <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> that conjure up that reminder when we look at them:
Palm Trees, Night Sky, Stars, Moon art print by va103 THE UNIVERSE art print by Mike Gottschalk Phases of the Moon art print by Efty Moons art print by Scott Listfield Night mountains wall tapestry by Black Winter Star Map :: City Lights wall tapestry by Jenny Lloyd Illustration Melancholy wall tapestry by va103 Earth and Galaxy wall tapestry by Space99 In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner
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Contemporary Design Meets Classic Design At The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/contemporary-design-meets-classic-design-nobis-hotel-copenhagen/nobis-hotel-copenhagen-18/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/nobis-hotel-copenhagen-18-810x608.jpg" alt="Contemporary Design Meets Classic Design At The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen" /></a>
                                I&#8217;m convinced that Copenhagen can do no wrong when it comes to design, especially when it comes to hotels. It&#8217;s like the city can do no wrong in creating contemporary spaces that are still filled with warmth and classic detailing. This is especially true of the <a href="https://www.designhotels.com/hotels/denmark/copenhagen/nobis-hotel-copenhagen" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Nobis Hotel Copenhagen</a>, a modern hotel situated inside a 5,400 square meter building originally designed by Martin Borch in1903.
Don’t be fooled by the hotel’s concrete exteriors. As part of the Design Hotels collective, the Nobis beautifully mixes contemporary and classic design throughout the hotel’s interiors designed by star architect Gert Wingårdh. This is his “updated take on Le Corbusier. Danish classicism, which this building is a fine example of, is something special—more sophisticated, more stripped down than in Sweden.” The guest rooms range from Superior, Superior Loft, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Penthouse Suite, and the hotel’s crowning glory, the Nobis Suite. It’s
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Almost Time to Head East in March for Design Shanghai 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/almost-time-head-east-march-design-shanghai-2018/design-shanghai_2017-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Design-Shanghai_2017-2-810x540.jpg" alt="Almost Time to Head East in March for Design Shanghai 2018" /></a>
                                If you’re looking to do some traveling in March, by far the best direction to go is east. From March 14-17, 2018, <a href="https://www.designshanghai.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Shanghai</a>, Asia’s leading international design event, will be celebrating its 5th and biggest show yet, with over 400 international and local design brands and galleries from over 30 countries in attendance. We’re excited to see what new and interesting art, architecture and design will be unveiled at the show and if this sneak preview tells us anything, it’s that there is a lot of good design waiting to be seen.

Workplace Design, NOVO Workstyle

This year’s theme is “The New Social Era on Boundary” to explore how different fields – art, design, science, technology, and other industries – are gradually changing, innovating and converging to change our lifestyles today. What a great topic to explore and create dialogue, don’t you think? On the show floor, there
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QWSTION Opens a Temporary Store Inside a Former Arthouse Cinema

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/qwstion-opens-temporary-store-inside-former-arthouse-cinema/qwstion-temporary-store-8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/QWSTION-TEMPORARY-STORE-8-810x540.jpg" alt="QWSTION Opens a Temporary Store Inside a Former Arthouse Cinema" /></a>
                                As we’ve seen on our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/design-storey/" data-wpel-link="internal">Design Store(y) series</a>, the retail experience has changed a lot in the past few years. Brick and mortar stores are going beyond the dictionary definition of a store to cultivate unique experiences for their shoppers. Pop-up shops have also gained traction as brands experiment with different cities, locations and demographics. Swiss backpack brand <a href="https://www.qwstion.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">QWSTION</a>, whom we’ve featured before for their <a href="https://design-milk.com/springsummer-comes-early-qwstion-new-colorway/" data-wpel-link="internal">urban bags</a>, is one of the latest to open a temporary store for four months, joining their permanent flagship stores in Zurich, Vienna and Copenhagen.
Housed in a former arthouse cinema, the QWSTION pop-up is a testament to the brand’s ethos, which strives to think outside the box and improvise. The original space was completely blackened out and so the brand had to come up with a way to bring lightness and warmth into the space. A white perforated wall holds QWSTION’s
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10 Weekender + Duffle Bags to Make Your Travels Easy

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                                After a number of domestic and international flights last year, I have to say, packing is truly an art form, one that only improves after many iterations, trials and errors. While a hard-shell carry-on suitcase is my #1 preference, there are times when it seems like overkill to haul a suitcase around, like when you’re going away for just the weekend or an overnight’s stay. In this case, I prefer a duffle bag. It’s simple, malleable enough to fit in tight squeeze places (like those small commuter planes), and much more portable if you have to rush somewhere.
If your resolution for 2018 is to travel more, here are 10 duffle bags that will turn heads at the airport and help get you to your destination in style. Southern Field Industries Weekender, available at Need Supply
Handmade in Saitama, Japan, this unisex weekender bag is crafted by a small
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Art Quarterly No.3.1 from Society6

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                                We’ve shared lots of great art from Society6 here on Design Milk but did you know that it also publishes an art magazine? The latest issue of the <a href="https://society6.com/product/society6-art-quarterly--no31?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Art Quarterly No.3.1</a> just arrived and it’s jam packed with 230 original works from 25 Society6 artists. With this quarterly, you also get the first ever issue of Flipside, a themed art zine just by flipping the magazine over! It features 25 new original works curated from a community collaboration call of 25 different artists. There’s only a limited edition print run of 100 copies so get your copy today!
Nick Misani is the featured cover artist for this quarterly edition. Check out how he created this “fauxsaics” here – it’s pretty impressive. Get your copy of the Society6 Art Quarterly / No.3.1 here. In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is
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