Protecting Your Tech with Laptop Sleeves from Society6

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/protecting-tech-laptop-sleeves-society6/society6-laptop-sleeves/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/society6-laptop-sleeves-810x405.jpg" alt="Protecting Your Tech with Laptop Sleeves from Society6" /></a>
                                Whether you’re a student shopping for a new laptop or just looking to upgrade your MacBook Pro from 2012 <em>(that might just be me&#8230;)</em>, the second most important decision you’ll make after deciding how much memory you’ll need to run Netflix, 23 Chrome tabs, Photoshop, and Spotify at the same time is which <a href="https://society6.com/laptop-sleeves/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">laptop sleeve</a> to get to protect your beloved new investment. On <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a>, not only do you get to support independent artists but you can find a design that speaks your mind or captures your own style. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started…
GET SHIT DONE Laptop Sleeve by MADEYOUL__K Orange Grove Laptop Sleeve by greenhouseprints Chemex space Laptop Sleeve by stella el Telesphoros Laptop Sleeve by Retro Rocket Sutugius Laptop Sleeve by Retro Rocket Faces in Dark Laptop Sleeve by Explicit Design Watercolour Cacti & Succulents Laptop Sleeve by Vicky
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Hotel Kabuki: A Taste of Japan in San Francisco, California

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-kabuki-taste-japan-san-francisco-california/markzeff_hotel_kabuki_09/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/MARKZEFF_Hotel_Kabuki_09-810x540.jpg" alt="Hotel Kabuki: A Taste of Japan in San Francisco, California" /></a>
                                Designed by interior design and branding firm <a href="https://markzeff.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MARKZEFF</a>, the <a href="https://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/san-francisco/hotel-kabuki" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Kabuki</a> recently underwent a new interiors update that’s inspired by Japanese influences. Mark Zeff, Principal of his eponymous firm, says:
After learning about the culture of the area, and drawing on knowledge of Japanese architecture as well as my own affinity for the beat generation, we were able to reinvent and modernize the interiors of the hotel in a sophisticated way.
While Eastern influences are certainly abundant throughout the hotel’s interiors, there are also many details that pay homage to San Francisco’s music scene in the 60s, its hippie culture, and its counterculture movement of the 60s and 70s. In the lobby, a black and blond color palette inspired by the Japanese technique of shoutouts sugi ban sets the tone for the interiors. Carbonized black, alligator skin-textured walls are juxtaposed with blond wood floors. A Japanese calligraphy-inspired carpet delineates
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Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/celebrating-detroit-first-unesco-city-design-month-long-design-extravaganza/eastern-market-after-dark/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Eastern-Market-After-Dark-810x540.jpg" alt="Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza" /></a>
                                Recently Detroit was designated as the first <a href="https://designcore.org/detroit-city-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">UNESCO City of Design</a> and to celebrate, the <a href="https://designcore.org/month-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Core Detroit</a> is transitioning the Detroit <a href="https://designcore.org/month-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Festival</a> from a week-long series to a month-long design extravaganza! From September 1st to 30th, there will be events, special projects, and competitions all throughout the city to celebrate the best of Detroit design.
The full schedule is available at designcore.org but here are some of our favorite highlights: At the Shinola Canfield flagship store on September 7th, a presentation by NEXT:SPACE + TOM GIBBS STUDIO in partnership with DetroitIsIt and Shinola will explore how design practices of iconic designers like Charles & Ray Eames and Florence Knoll are being implemented by today’s designers including Alex Drew and NO ONE, Nina Cho, Colin Turn, Hunt & Noyer, and more. Drinks and design? Now you’re speaking our language. On September 13th, hosted by Design Core Detroit and
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Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/celebrating-detroit-first-unesco-city-design-month-long-design-extravaganza/eastern-market-after-dark/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Eastern-Market-After-Dark-810x540.jpg" alt="Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza" /></a>
                                Recently Detroit was designated as the first <a href="https://designcore.org/detroit-city-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">UNESCO City of Design</a> and to celebrate, the <a href="https://designcore.org/month-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Core Detroit</a> is transitioning the Detroit <a href="https://designcore.org/month-of-design/overview/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Festival</a> from a week-long series to a month-long design extravaganza! From September 1st to 30th, there will be events, special projects, and competitions all throughout the city to celebrate the best of Detroit design.
The full schedule is available at designcore.org but here are some of our favorite highlights: At the Shinola Canfield flagship store on September 7th, a presentation by NEXT:SPACE + TOM GIBBS STUDIO in partnership with DetroitIsIt and Shinola will explore how design practices of iconic designers like Charles & Ray Eames and Florence Knoll are being implemented by today’s designers including Alex Drew and NO ONE, Nina Cho, Colin Turn, Hunt & Noyer, and more. Drinks and design? Now you’re speaking our language. On September 13th, hosted by Design Core Detroit and
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GARDE Expands to Santa Barbara with a New Concept Store and Boutique Rental

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/garde-expands-santa-barbara-new-concept-store-boutique-rental/garde-summerland-retail-space-by-sam-frost-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/GARDE-Summerland-Retail-Space-by-Sam-Frost-6-810x540.jpg" alt="GARDE Expands to Santa Barbara with a New Concept Store and Boutique Rental" /></a>
                                The last time we caught up with Scotti Sitz, we were visiting her <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-visit-to-design-shop-garde/" data-wpel-link="internal">Los Angeles storefront GARDE</a> which has become a renowned mecca for Los Angelenos (including Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen Pompeo and Kelly Wearstler) looking for avant-garde design by contemporary brands and makers. Since then, she has opened a second location with <a href="https://gardeshop.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">GARDE</a> co-founder John Davidson in idyllic Santa Barbara, California. GARDE Summerland takes place inside a historic, two-story farmhouse from the 1920s that’s been restored to its former glory and transformed into a concept store/Airbnb rental hybrid where roaming Silkie chickens and modern design are aplenty.
The first floor is modern backdrop for the curated collection of furniture, lighting, and home accessories, offering works by APPARATUS, Egg Collective, When Objects Work, Heather Rosenman, Workstead, Giopato & Coombes, Emilie Lemardeley, DIM Atelier, KBH Denmark, Gubi, Faye Toogood, Karen Chekerdjian, Arno Declercq, Malgorzata Bany, Editions Milano, Celestino and Chiara Andreatti, cc-tapis,
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Concrete Collaborative’s Strand Collection Merges Lines and Shapes for Endless Design Possibilities

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/concrete-collaboratives-strand-collection-merges-lines-shapes-for-endless-design-possibilities/concrete-collaborative-jaime-derringer-tiles-41/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/concrete-collaborative-jaime-derringer-tiles-41-810x810.jpg" alt="Concrete Collaborative’s Strand Collection Merges Lines and Shapes for Endless Design Possibilities" /></a>
                                We’ve shared lots of <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/tiles/" data-wpel-link="internal">tile collections</a> over the years but we’re extra excited <em>(and probably slightly biased) </em>to share this new range of encaustic tiles from <a href="http://concrete-collaborative.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Concrete Collaborative</a>. In collaboration with Design Milk’s founder, <a href="http://www.jaimederringer.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jaime Derringer</a>, an artist in her own right, the new <a href="http://concrete-collaborative.com/strands.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Strands collection</a> features a range of modern, minimalist tiles created by the intentional merging of various lines and shapes. Jaime’s own sketchbooks served as inspiration in translating her art into tile art. The patterns are simple but can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways to create new designs. The monochromatic color palette makes the possibilities virtually endless!
We caught up with both Kate Balsis, partner at Concrete Collaborative and Jaime to learn more about how the collection came together. How did this collaboration between Concrete Collaborative and Jaime come about? Kate: It was really organic. We had started to make our
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BLANCO’s PANERA Faucet Was Made to Address Your Kitchen Woes

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://bit.ly/2OE9CiD"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BLANCO</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/blancos-panera-faucet-made-address-kitchen-woes/blanco-panera-inuse-faucet/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/BLANCO-PANERA-INUSE-Faucet-810x540.jpg" alt="BLANCO’s PANERA Faucet Was Made to Address Your Kitchen Woes" /></a>
                                There’s a honeymoon stage you go through when you introduce new designs into your home. The early days are spent admiring your shiny new investment, humble-bragging to your house guests about its state-of-the-art technology and all the ways it has been changing your life. But after a while, you might start to notice design flaws, or little things that bother you, realizing that your perfect purchase may not be so perfect after all…
German manufacturer of sinks and faucets BLANCO wants to make this a thing of the past. When the team set out to design its new PANERA™ faucet, they made sure to address the kitchen woes you’ve come to know over time with faucets, like dirty smudges and fingerprints that seem reappear as
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Designing Art for Society6: A Beginner-Friendly Class on Skillshare

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/designing-art-society6-beginner-friendly-class-skillshare/skillshare-society6-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/skillshare-society6-2-810x456.jpg" alt="Designing Art for Society6: A Beginner-Friendly Class on Skillshare" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve talked about our love for <a href="http://www.society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> too many times to count with our <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/the-design-milk-dairy/" data-wpel-link="internal">Fresh from the Dairy</a> series. It&#8217;s a great place to get unique + original art, decor, and home furnishings that can&#8217;t be found anywhere else, all the while supporting independent and emerging artists. However, if you&#8217;ve ever wondered about how to get on the other side, that is, designing art instead of buying it, you&#8217;re in luck! Artist <a href="https://society6.com/catcoq" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cat Coquillette</a> created a beginner-friendly, 25-minute class on <a href="https://bit.ly/2OffQoX" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Skillshare</a> called <a href="https://bit.ly/2OffQoX" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">&#8220;Creating Art that Sells: A Working Artist’s Guide | Learn with society6&#8221;</a>. The online class teaches you how to create art that sells, optimize your art for print-on-demand products, and market your work to grow your brand.
To get started with 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free, sign up here >>> https://bit.ly/2OffQoX. In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is
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It’s a Party with Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis’ Confetti Range for DesignByThem

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/party-sarah-gibson-nicholas-karlovasitis-confetti-range-designbythem/confetti-range-15/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/confetti-range-15-810x559.jpg" alt="It’s a Party with Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis’ Confetti Range for DesignByThem" /></a>
                                Any collection that’s able to find a way to reuse plastic to create functional furniture deserves a party. Designed by <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/collections/vendors?q=nicholas+karlovasitis+%26+sarah+gibson" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis</a> for <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DesignByThem</a>, the new <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/collections/confetti" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Confetti Range</a> consists of tables, stools, benches, planters, armchairs, booths and lounges that use 100% recycled plastic, resulting in a collection that is fun and environmentally-friendly.
The recycled material is made up of 100% post-consumer and factory waste that is formed into tubes with no added fillers. The plastic components of each piece are extremely durable, easy to clean, and have a confetti-like pattern that we think can be seen as a modern, eco-friendly alternative to terrazzo. To see more of the Confetti Range, visit DesignByThem.
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Taher Asad-Bakhtiari Weaves Modern Textiles Using Tribal Iranian Techniques

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/taher-asad-bakhtiari-weaves-modern-textiles-using-tribal-iranian-techniques/taherasadbakhtiari_68/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/TaherAsadBakhtiari_68-810x556.jpg" alt="Taher Asad-Bakhtiari Weaves Modern Textiles Using Tribal Iranian Techniques" /></a>
                                Designer <a href="http://bernhardtdesign.com/designers/taher-asad-bakhtiari/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Taher Asad Bakhtiari</a> has a unique perspective for creating modern textiles that comes from his rich heritage rooted in Iranian tribal culture. His latest collection for <a href="https://bernhardttextiles.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bernhardt Textiles</a> blends time-honored weaving techniques with contemporary aesthetics, resulting in six unique patterns that are available in 52 color ways.
Taher first gained attraction with his self-commissioned Tribal Weave Project in Iran where he reinvented the Kilim and the Gabbeh (two textile styles) with a modern vision using the same traditional weaving techniques. Afterwards, Jerry Helling, President of Bernhardt Design, tapped him to collaborate on a textile collection. Inspired by the Bakhtiari tribe’s nomadic lifestyle, needlework, and cultural fashion, the new collection captures the essence of Bakhtiari fabrics which can usually be defined as raw, naturally dyed and textural. The Hendese pattern uses the triangle as the main graphic element (hendese means geometry in Persian) and is inspired by the shapes
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Aronson Woodworks Creates Unique Furniture That Highlights the Beauty of Wood Grain Patterns

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/aronson-woodworks-creates-unique-furniture-highlight-beauty-wood-grain-patterns/aronson-woodworks-18/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/aronson-woodworks-18-810x540.jpg" alt="Aronson Woodworks Creates Unique Furniture That Highlights the Beauty of Wood Grain Patterns" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.aronsonwoodworks.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Aronson Woodworks</a>, whom we spotted during this year&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-icff-2018-favorites-from-skram-bernhardt-design-risd-students-and-more/" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF 2018 show</a>, specializes in hand-crafted wood furniture that utilizes a patent-pending application process to highlight the beauty in the grain of the wood. Their custom finish called CLAIZE uses two or more opaque paint colors to completely cover a wooden surface and accentuate the wood’s natural grain pattern. While the application can be applied to any material with a grain, ash wood is most used for its superior grain contrast.
Using both modern machines and traditional hand tools and joinery techniques, the furniture created by Aronson Woodworks exemplifies the level of quality and excellence that can only be achieved through the time-honored principles of woodworking. The Iowa-based company also salvages lumber whenever possible by working with local tree care and removal companies in an effort to minimize valuable trees ending up in a landfill.
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This Collection of Furniture by Marcel Wanders for Natuzzi Italia Is Inspired by Gotham City

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/collection-furniture-marcel-wanders-natuzzi-italia-inspired-gotham-city/natuzzi-itaia_agronomist-goes-to-new-york_6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Natuzzi-Itaia_Agronomist-goes-to-New-York_6-810x540.jpg" alt="This Collection of Furniture by Marcel Wanders for Natuzzi Italia Is Inspired by Gotham City" /></a>
                                The <a href="http://www.natuzzi.com/news/agronomist-collection-by-marcel-wanders-for-natuzzi-italia-new-york-editions-625.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Agronomist</a> collection is a set of four pieces of contemporary furniture designed by <a href="http://www.natuzzi.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Natuzzi Italia</a> in collaboration with <a href="https://www.marcelwanders.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Marcel Wanders</a> that was originally inspired by the Puglia landscape, architecture, and lifestyle. The collection includes the Furrow sofa, the Barrow coffee table, the Crate cabinet, and the Peacock carpet. For NYCxDESIGN, <a href="http://www.natuzzi.com/news/agronomist-collection-by-marcel-wanders-for-natuzzi-italia-new-york-editions-625.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">the collection got a facelift</a> and took on a new identity inspired by Gotham City, the fictional alter ego of New York City.
The Furrow sofa, which was originally dressed in a reddish-brown leather, is now covered in glossy black tattooed leather with stitching resembling scars and sutures. It is reminiscent of both a worn-in leather jacket and the exterior profile of a rugged individual who lets the art on his arm speak for his stories. The Barrow coffee table is redesigned with dark beech wood and black leather on the handles and wheels, a dark contrast to the
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Fresh from the Dairy: Shibori Dyeing

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fresh-dairy-shibori-dyeing/society6-shibori-dyeing-9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/society6-shibori-dyeing-9-810x405.jpg" alt="Fresh from the Dairy: Shibori Dyeing" /></a>
                                I love the indigo hues and accidental patterns that go hand in hand with shibori dyeing. I’m told it’s a fairly easy DIY to take on during a free weekend but with my luck, I’ll come away with blue hands, stained clothes, and series of textiles that look like a Rorschach image gone wrong, rather than beautiful patterns to adorn my home. Until I look up more YouTube videos on how to DIY this project properly, here are a few shibori-inspired <a href="https://society6.com/tapestries?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">wall tapestries</a> from <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a>:
Shibori, tie dye, chevron print by Laura Ruxton Shibori Stripes 3 Indigo Blue by Simple Luxe Shibori Thirteen by Jill Byers Shibori Flowers by KATHRYN MARIE design Indigo Dyed Stripe by fable design Shibori Chevron Stripe by Calypso~ * Shibori Blue * by lafabryka Indigo Shibori dot line by Rambutan Designs In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design
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Monochromatism at the Redstone Hotel in Riga, Latvia

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/monochromatism-redstone-hotel-latvia/1_redstone_by_annvil/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/1_Redstone_by_Annvil-810x540.jpeg" alt="Monochromatism at the Redstone Hotel in Riga, Latvia" /></a>
                                In the old town of Riga, Latvia, the new <a href="https://redstone-hotel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Redstone Hotel</a> has recently opened its doors. Designed by <a href="http://www.annvil.lv/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ANNVIL Interior Architecture</a>, the boutique hotel has taken on a very interesting design choice in which each of the top four floors containing the 11 guest rooms are all designed in a monochromatic color scheme.
The hotel’s restaurant, the St. Petrus, serves modern Latvian cuisine and is located on the first two floors. After that, there are no textures and no shapes. The third floor takes on the color of the Baltic sea. The fourth floor is tickled in English pink. The fifth floor is a minimalistic milky white. Finally, the sixth floor uses tones of a blue lagoon. The idea of the monochromatic floors was conceived because the hotel wanted to highlight the most important thing in the room: the guest! Also, because each room itself is monochromatic in design,
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Desktop Wallpaper: August 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/desktop-wallpaper-august-2018/aug-2018-dittohouse-wallpaper-desktop-1680x1050/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/AUG-2018-DittoHouse-Wallpaper-Desktop-1680x1050-810x506.jpg" alt="Desktop Wallpaper: August 2018" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve been longtime fans of Molly Fitzpatrick&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/dittohouse/" data-wpel-link="internal">Dittohouse</a> line of textiles and home decor and we&#8217;re excited to share her inspiring new collection, The Courageous Woman, for this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/designer-desktops/" data-wpel-link="internal">Designer Desktop</a>. The collection is inspired by Malala Yousafzai, an activist for female education, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, and also Molly&#8217;s daughter&#8217;s namesake.
Molly explains more in depth:
The Courageous Woman collection by DittoHouse is inspired by my hero Malala Yousafzai. I am in awe of her bravery and dedication to empowering girls and women and advocating for education as a means to world peace. Throughout this collection I hope to capture the courage of the women I admire and spread a message of empowerment. Also inspiring this collection is my 1.5 year old daughter Malala, who is being raised knowing that there are women like her namesake who’s example she can follow to make the world kinder and
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Collective Design’s Collective Concept Showcased 13 Featured Designers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/collective-designs-collective-concept-showcases-13-featured-designers/crosby-studios-x-opening-ceremony_00000/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Crosby-Studios-x-Opening-Ceremony_00000-810x576.jpg" alt="Collective Design’s Collective Concept Showcased 13 Featured Designers" /></a>
                                Every year, <a href="https://collectivedesignfair.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Collective Design</a> curates a group of contemporary designers to reveal their latest works and ideas. This year’s curation, collectively debuted as <a href="https://collectivedesignfair.com/icff.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Collective Concept</a>, featured 13 designers: Allied Maker, The Coast, Coil + Drift, Crosby Studios x Opening Ceremony, Farrah Sit, Fort Standard, GRADUAL, Jeff Martin Joinery, Moonish, Rhyme, Slash Objects, Vipp, and Wallpaper Projects.
Inspired by the historical sacredness of totems, Allied Maker presented an illuminating set of three large totem fixtures created in stone, glass, and wood that honor the connection between makers and materials. The Coast Studio balances form and weight with a new lighting series called Either/Or, named after the book by Søren Kierkegaard and consists of three lamps for nightstands, tables, and floors. The fixtures spark an interplay between user and object: touch controls the lighting but because of the design, the light responds back by rocking back and forth like a cradle.
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Mathieu Lehanneur Designs a Lounge Space That Makes You Want to Miss Your Flight

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/mathieu-lehanneur-designs-lounge-space-makes-want-miss-flight/lehanneur-le-balcon/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Lehanneur-Le-Balcon-810x474.jpeg" alt="Mathieu Lehanneur Designs a Lounge Space That Makes You Want to Miss Your Flight" /></a>
                                For some, the beginning of a vacation starts when you land at your destination. For members of <a href="https://www.airfrance.us/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Air France</a>, it starts at Le Balcon, a new exclusive space in the Air France Business Lounge at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport in Terminal 2E.
Designed by designer Mathieu Lehanneur, Le Balcon is an architectural respite from navigating through the hustle and bustle of the airport. The curved structure features a golden mirrored ceiling that reflects the movement of passing travelers while glass screenings offer a glimpse of moving planes on the runway. A central bar is surrounded by a series of theatrical box seats that provide a large sofa upholstered in blue velvet, a pedestal table, and the latest connectivity services. On the parquet floor, a large LED screen depicts an image of the sky that constantly changes throughout the day, imitating the outdoor sky in real time. A
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Playing with Paints but Without the Mess

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                                Sometimes I toy with the idea of buying a large canvas and a multitude of paints to create a new piece of abstract wall decor for my home. <a href="http://www.society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> lets me get that same look without the mess&#8230;AND I get to support artists at the same time. It&#8217;s a win-win! Here are a few painterly designs that speak to the the artist in me:
Abstract Black Brushstrokes wall tapestry by Chipi Art Studio Composition 496 iPhone case by Chad Wys Palette No. Twenty framed art print by Patricia Vargas Beach Glass shower curtain by Sweet Karalina Indigo Brush Strokes | No.1 framed art print by Chipi Art Studio plus sign pattern shower curtain by mintz mind Minimalistic Black and White Square Rectangle Pattern backpack by AEJ Design In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer 
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Savona 18 Suites: A 20th Century Milanese Building Turned Modern Hotel Designed by Aldo Cibic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/savona-18-suites-20th-century-milanese-building-turned-modern-hotel-designed-aldo-cibic/savona-18-suites-milan-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/savona-18-suites-milan-6-810x540.jpg" alt="Savona 18 Suites: A 20th Century Milanese Building Turned Modern Hotel Designed by Aldo Cibic" /></a>
                                Italian architect and designer <a href="https://www.cibicworkshop.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Aldo Cibic</a> has turned an abandoned 20th century building in the heart of Milan into a design hotel called the <a href="https://www.savona18suites.it/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Savona 18 Suites</a> for <a href="http://www.bluhotels.it/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Blu Hotels</a>. The new building now feels like an art gallery with its contemporary furnishings and accessories, while the main courtyard retains the authentic Milanese feel of a casa di ringhiera (a traditional tenement with a communal balcony).
The interior design of the hotel takes on a funky, graphic approach which you’ll notice at the start in the lobby where you’ll be greeted with a large Tibetan-style cabinet, a yellow mosaic bench, and bold wall art. Throughout the living room and cafe, sofas, carpets, chandeliers, mirrors, and accessories signed Aldo Cibic and Paolo C. by Aldo Cibic outfit the spaces. The open-air courtyard acts as hub for travelers to mingle in the spirit of a Milanese casa di ringhiera. Guests can enjoy
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Amisol: A Large Pendant Lamp That Actually Takes up a Minimal Amount of Volume

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                                Designed by <a href="http://www.danielrybakken.com/Daniel_Rybakken.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Daniel Rybakken</a> for <a href="https://luceplan.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luceplan</a>, the <a href="https://luceplan.com/products/amisol-suspension" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amisol</a> is a large pendant lamp that actually takes up a minimal amount of physical volume. The lighting is made up of a large sheet of translucent white film or metallized mirror membrane that’s been stretched inside its circular frame and a light source that projects light onto the disc to diffuse light or reflect it. Two thin rods connect the elements together. To rotate the disc in angle, one just needs to alter the length and connecting points of the two supporting wires. Balancing proportion and form with a minimalist approach, the <a href="https://luceplan.com/products/amisol-suspension" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amisol</a> is suitable for both residential use and for contract and hospitality sectors.
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