The Coachman Hotel: A Modern and Elevated Motel Experience

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/coachman-hotel-modern-elevated-motel-experience/coachman-hotel-tahoe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/coachman-hotel-tahoe-1-810x608.jpg" alt="The Coachman Hotel: A Modern and Elevated Motel Experience" /></a>
                                A few weeks ago I took a trip up north for a girls weekend away to Tahoe to stay…in a motel. Now the last time I stayed in a motel, I remember yellowed sheets, questionable hygiene, the smell of cigarettes, and stains from carpet to ceiling. I vowed that day never to stay in a motel again. However, I came across the <a href="https://coachmantahoe.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Coachman Hotel</a> which promised an elevated motel experience where guests can enjoy modern conveniences during their escape to the outdoors. I was instantly intrigued and, in the end, pleasantly surprised.
Located on the south end of Lake Tahoe on the California stateside, the Coachman Hotel reminds me a lot of an Ace Hotel – that is, if the Ace Hotel interior designer was also a part-time lumberjack. In actuality, it was Brooklyn-based Studio Tack that gave the 1960s motel a major face-lift with the interiors and branding. The
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2017 Gift Guide: Health & Beauty

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/2016-gift-guide-beauty/design-milk-2017-gift-guide-beauty/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design-Milk-2017-Gift-Guide-Beauty-810x439.jpg" alt="2017 Gift Guide: Health &#038; Beauty" /></a>
                                We don’t talk a whole lot about beauty and hygiene here on Design Milk but that doesn’t mean we don’t love indulging in wellness, skincare and self-care behind the screen (although we have shared some of our essentials when we’re traveling; see <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-carry-on-travel-essentials/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a> and <a href="http://design-milk.com/pack-travel-womens-edition/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>). In my opinion, giving someone an excuse to pamper themselves is always a safe bet because everyone likes to look good and feel good! It’s also a plus when items have beautiful packaging and these days, there are a lot of options. Instead of stepping into a dizzying cosmetic store wondering if an item will hurt more than help, check out the roundup below for gifts that will delight any recipient who wants to reserve a little time to take care of themselves.
A new gender-neutral skincare line that simplifies your morning and night routine.
Panacea Skincare Aegis Kit \\ $92
The Korean skincare
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2017 Gift Guide: Health & Beauty

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/2016-gift-guide-beauty/design-milk-2017-gift-guide-beauty/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design-Milk-2017-Gift-Guide-Beauty-810x439.jpg" alt="2017 Gift Guide: Health &#038; Beauty" /></a>
                                We don’t talk a whole lot about beauty and hygiene here on Design Milk but that doesn’t mean we don’t love indulging in wellness, skincare and self-care behind the screen (although we have shared some of our essentials when we’re traveling; see <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-carry-on-travel-essentials/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a> and <a href="http://design-milk.com/pack-travel-womens-edition/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>). In my opinion, giving someone an excuse to pamper themselves is always a safe bet because everyone likes to look good and feel good! It’s also a plus when items have beautiful packaging and these days, there are a lot of options. Instead of stepping into a dizzying cosmetic store wondering if an item will hurt more than help, check out the roundup below for gifts that will delight any recipient who wants to reserve a little time to take care of themselves.
A new gender-neutral skincare line that simplifies your morning and night routine.
Panacea Skincare Aegis Kit \\ $92
The Korean skincare
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Roxanne: An Innovative Armchair Inspired By Music Michael Young for Gufram

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/roxanne-innovative-armchair-inspired-music/02-gufram-roxanne_all-colors/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/02-Gufram-ROXANNE_all-colors-810x608.jpg" alt="Roxanne: An Innovative Armchair Inspired By Music Michael Young for Gufram" /></a>
                                Roxanne is arguably <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T1c7GkzRQQ" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">one of the most famous songs ever</a> performed by the Police and it was this exact song that inspired the <a href="http://www.gufram.it/en/gufram-roxanne-michael-young.php" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Roxanne</a> armchair designed by <a href="http://www.michael-young.com/roxanne/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Michael Young</a> for <a href="http://www.gufram.it/en/index.php" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Gufram</a>. Because of their expertise in working with polyurethane foam, Gufram was actually one of the main suppliers for Italian discos in the 70’s and worked with imaginative and eccentric Italian designers to design innovative seating.
The new Roxanne armchair is characterized by a groove along the perimeter of the seat called The Tube that’s useful as a pocket for purses, phones or documents, making it an ideal choice for clubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and lounges. Made completely from polyurethane foam, the armchair has an ergonomically friendly design that’s comfortable and inviting to sit in.
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Exploring Marrakech Through Society6

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/exploring-marrakech-society6/marrakech/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/marrakech-810x405.jpg" alt="Exploring Marrakech Through Society6" /></a>
                                I’m currently following along <a href="https://www.instagram.com/atelierdore/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Garance Dore/Atelier Dore’s</a> trip to Marrakech on Instagram and I’m so inspired by the city’s bright and bold color palette, woven textures, pottery and tiles, and shapely architecture. Since I’m not planning to go to Marrakech anytime soon, here are a few items from <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> that would help me pretend like I’m there&#8230;
Mid Century Modern Geometric 04 Yellow floor pillow by The Old Art Studio Marrakech Sky duvet cover by Lewis Fone La Sultana carry-all pouch by Helo Birdie Moroccan Garden In Blue wall tapestry by Pati Designs & Photography TILES 1 art print by Lindsay O’Brien Tile pattern travel mug by Miyagi Design Orange & Pale Pink art print by Diana Basto Ferreira Marrakech Riad Door framed art print by RoostFineArt In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The
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The Vipp Hotel Is Fully Booked When You Check In

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/vipp-hotel-fully-booked-check/vipp-shelter-autumn_04_low/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Vipp-Shelter-Autumn_04_low-810x608.jpg" alt="The Vipp Hotel Is Fully Booked When You Check In" /></a>
                                It used to be considered a travel annoyance to find out the hotel you want to stay at is fully booked but now, because of the <a href="https://www.vipp.com/en-us/hotel" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vipp Hotel</a>, those two words are going to be considered a travel delight. Founded in 1939, <a href="https://www.vipp.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vipp</a> is known for its large portfolio of kitchen and bathroom accessories, fixtures, and furniture. The company is now expanding into hotels to create a very different type of hospitality experience. Instead of designing one building that offers many rooms, Vipp is designing many buildings that offer just one room. As soon as you check in, that Vipp location is completely booked. While each location is unique, they all have a few things in common: minimalist aesthetics, maximalist materials and an appreciation for good design and architecture.
Kasper Egelund, CEO of Vipp, shares the company’s mission statement:
Our destinations share the same goal. We want to invite
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Ceramic Vases Inspired by Volcanic Islands

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/vases-inspired-volcanic-islands/the-story-of-the-island/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/the-story-of-the-island-810x569.jpg" alt="Ceramic Vases Inspired by Volcanic Islands" /></a>
                                <a href="https://jainaennequin.wixsite.com/jainaennequin" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jaïna Ennequin</a> and <a href="https://www.baptistesevin.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Baptiste Sévin</a> are two graduates from the École Supérieure d&#8217;Art et de Design, an art school in Reims, France, who decided to join creative forces to create a project called The Story Of The Island. Ennequin was born on the Guadeloupe Island in the West Indies. It is the Ennequin’s origins that influenced the project which consists of three different collections of ceramic vases, crafted with elements from the volcanic island.
The Pillow vases evoke the natural volcanic phenomenon when hot lava reaches the cold ocean water. Multiple forms become one and the vase takes on the shape of solidified lava. A variation of the vase has a more simplified design. Dark Smoker evokes the deep-water columns of smoke at the origin of formation of the volcanic islands. Last but not least, Dark Smokers Part 2 is a more textured variation of Dark Smokers that looks like volcanic rocks
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Ceramic Vases Inspired by Volcanic Islands

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/vases-inspired-volcanic-islands/the-story-of-the-island/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/the-story-of-the-island-810x569.jpg" alt="Ceramic Vases Inspired by Volcanic Islands" /></a>
                                <a href="https://jainaennequin.wixsite.com/jainaennequin" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jaïna Ennequin</a> and <a href="https://www.baptistesevin.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Baptiste Sévin</a> are two graduates from the École Supérieure d&#8217;Art et de Design, an art school in Reims, France, who decided to join creative forces to create a project called The Story Of The Island. Ennequin was born on the Guadeloupe Island in the West Indies. It is the Ennequin’s origins that influenced the project which consists of three different collections of ceramic vases, crafted with elements from the volcanic island.
The Pillow vases evoke the natural volcanic phenomenon when hot lava reaches the cold ocean water. Multiple forms become one and the vase takes on the shape of solidified lava. A variation of the vase has a more simplified design. Dark Smoker evokes the deep-water columns of smoke at the origin of formation of the volcanic islands. Last but not least, Dark Smokers Part 2 is a more textured variation of Dark Smokers that looks like volcanic rocks
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Enjoy Art and Design in Complete Relaxation Inside Hotel Esencia’s New Suites

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/enjoy-art-design-complete-relaxation-inside-hotel-esencias-new-suites/hotel-esencia-beach-suite-tbadal-010-dig/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/hotel-esencia-beach-suite-tbadal-010-dig-810x540.jpg" alt="Enjoy Art and Design in Complete Relaxation Inside Hotel Esencia&#8217;s New Suites" /></a>
                                All season long I’ve been waiting for cooler temperatures to arrive in Southern California and what happens when they finally do? I’m thinking about taking a vacation to warmer climates, but that’s only because I came across the new Beach and Jungle suites at the award-winning <a href="http://hotelesencia.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Esencia</a>, a luxury boutique hotel where you can enjoy art and design in complete rest &amp; relaxation. The hotel had acquired more than 10 acres for its beach-front property in Tulum, Mexico, along the Xpu Ha beach, making room for six new Beach Suites and five new Jungle suites to be added to the hotel’s 29 existing bedrooms and suites.
The Beach Suites are named for their unobstructed sea views and located directly on the sand, while the Jungle Suites overlook the hotel’s lush, tropical gardens. Both types of suites are made for you to instantly relax and unwind upon entering with
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Saying Thanks with Society6 Thank You Cards

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/saying-thanks-society6/thanks-society6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/thanks-society6-810x405.jpg" alt="Saying Thanks with Society6 Thank You Cards" /></a>
                                I always appreciate a thank you card when I receive one, and I’m trying to make sure I take the time to send one myself when the situation calls for it. The trouble is, I never have any on hand so I’m always running out at the last minute to get one and they’re almost always more expensive than buying in bulk. Rather than picking up cheesy cards from the grocery store, I’m looking into buying them from <a href="https://society6.com/cards?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> where there are lots of options for different occasions (or no occasion at all). All these ones caught my eye for sending a quick thank you note, though I&#8217;m leaning towards that clever T.Hanks A Lot option.
Thank You card by Kmleschdesigns Thank You card by Amber Vittoria Thank You For Being A Friend card by Funkythings Thank You card by Jonathan Kuenne I Kahn not thank you enough. card
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Introducing Design Milk At The Office – New Column + Instagram

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/hubb-modular-furniture-for-ever-changing-learning-environments/hubb-modular-mecanoo-gispen-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/04/HUBB-modular-Mecanoo-Gispen-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Introducing Design Milk At The Office &#8211; New Column + Instagram" /></a>
                                Design in the workplace has changed so much and we think it&#8217;s important to have a dedicated space that documents how that landscape is shifting. That&#8217;s why we just launched a brand new column, <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/at-the-office/" data-wpel-link="internal">At The Office</a>, AND a new sister account on Instagram, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/designmilkattheoffice/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Milk At The Office</a>! The <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/at-the-office/" data-wpel-link="internal">column</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/designmilkattheoffice/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Instagram</a> account will focus on creative workplaces, modern offices, contract furniture, and more. We will also take you on (virtual) tours of the offices of top brands and companies, multifunctional furnishings, and flexible work/live environments.
Need more office-piration? You can also check out our Where I Work column that explores offices, desks and tools of some of today’s established and emerging designers. Also, if your own workspace is a unique haven for unleashing your creativity, we want to see it on Instagram! Tag your photos with #DMcreativespaces and we’ll be sharing our favorites on both @designmilk and @designmilkattheoffice. See you
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Elevate Life, Work and Play with Design-Driven Objects from Port of Raleigh

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/elevate-life-work-play-design-driven-objects-port-raleigh/port-of-raleigh-24/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/port-of-raleigh-24-810x540.jpg" alt="Elevate Life, Work and Play with Design-Driven Objects from Port of Raleigh" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;re a design-enthusiast heading to Raleigh, North Carolina, the first place you&#8217;re going to want to stop by after you get off the plane is <a href="https://portofraleigh.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Port of Raleigh</a>, a shop owned by Ana Maria Muñoz who curates an impeccable collection of modern objects that are designed to elevate everyday living. Ana Maria works with established and emerging designers who are reinventing ordinary items into ones that are design-driven, artful, and enjoyable to use. Rather than filling a home with objects that normally would look more or less the same in every household (like a coffee press or electrical cable), Port of Raleigh provides you with clever-looking options that have the same functionality but an upgraded design. Some of these designs are either making their first debut in North Carolina, regionally in the Southeast USA, or even in all of the USA!
After chatting with Ana Maria, it is
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Highlights From Design Week Mexico

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/highlights-design-week-mexico/design-week-mexico-design-house-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/design-week-mexico-design-house-2-810x549.jpg" alt="Highlights From Design Week Mexico" /></a>
                                This year’s <a href="http://www.designweekmexico.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">9th edition of Design Week Mexico (DWM)</a> drew in over 85,000 visitors, conveyed more than 200 design studios and brands, and launched a series of exhibitions and installations that spotlight the country’s affinity and advocacy for design and architecture. Here are a few of our favorite highlights:
The prestigious Design Week Mexico Inédito prize was awarded to Lucila Torres and Max Almeida of Studio äCo in collaboration with Fernando González for their innovative ceramic nest heater prototypes, the ECN02 (fire ceramic nest 02) and ECN03 (electric ceramic nest 03). These heaters use the properties of ceramics to dissipate/conserve heat and, thanks to the Inédito prize, Studio äCo will be able to provide these energy-efficient heaters to vulnerable communities in the Chiapas region. DWM hosted Switzerland as the guest country and celebrated the country’s design legacy at the Museo de Arte Moderno with the 100 Years of Swiss Design
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Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season with Society6

                                                I always find that once Halloween is over, Thanksgiving rushes by and before I know it, the holidays are here! I try to start looking for gifts early so that I’m not at the mercy of the leftover sale section or fretting over if something sold out is going to be back in stock in time. <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> believes in starting early too – they’ve already rolled out <a href="https://society6.com/go/gift-ideas?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">gift ideas</a>! There are an assortment of guides: <a href="https://society6.com/collection/gift-ideas-under-25?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Under $25</a>,<a href="https://society6.com/collection/gift-ideas-under-100?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer"> Under $100</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/collection/gift-ideas-for-mom?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">For Mom</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/collection/gift-ideas-for-dad?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">For Dad</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/collection/girl-gang?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Girl Gang</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/collection/gift-ideas-for-coworkers?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Coworkers</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/collection/secret-santa-gift-ideas?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Secret Santa</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/collection/stocking-stuffers?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stocking Stuffers</a> and more. They’ve got it all covered for your holiday gift-giving. Here are a few that caught our eyes from each of the guides:
Christmas Tree travel mug by CharlotteWinter Pug Mistletoe tote bag by Laura Maria Designs Pocket Boston Terrier t-shirt by Anne Was Here Geometric backpack by EkaterinaP The Joy Of
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Office Furniture with an Autumnal Color Palette from True Design

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/office-furniture-collection-autumnal-color-palette/true-design-office/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/true-design-office-810x522.jpg" alt="Office Furniture with an Autumnal Color Palette from True Design" /></a>
                                Founded by Alessandro and Lorenzo Maniero, Italy-based <a href="http://www.truedesign.it/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">True Design</a> is an emerging furniture brand that specializes in working spaces for homes, offices and hospitality environments. The brand’s newest “True Goes Through” collection exhibited at this year’s 100% Design Fair in London under the art direction of Aldo Parisotto from <a href="https://www.studioparisottoeformenton.it/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">P+F Architetti</a> with a new autumnal color palette inspired by Paul Klee paintings. Aware that the office landscape has changed, True Design pays careful attention to design, functionality, comfort, materials, and color to create furniture that caters to the nomadic worker who moves from public lounge areas to private spaces throughout the day.
The ARCA chairs designed by Orlandini Design are meant for lounges and waiting areas and comes in a range of variations. The DNA bench designed by Leonardo Rossano and Debora Mansur is inspired by the dynamic forms of biogenetics and is shaped after the helix form with each
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The Mylines Hotel in Hangzhou, China Is Designed to Invigorate the Senses

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/mylines-hotel-hangzhou-china-designed-invigorate-senses/02_mylines-hotel-mylines-loungewu-qingshan/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/02_mylines-hotel-Mylines-Lounge%C2%A9WU-Qingshan-810x544.jpg" alt="The Mylines Hotel in Hangzhou, China Is Designed to Invigorate the Senses" /></a>
                                Situated in Hangzhou, China near the West Lake, the <a href="http://english.ctrip.com/hotels/hangzhou-hotel-detail-8558912/mylines-hotel/?checkin=2017-11-02&amp;checkout=2017-11-03&amp;display=Mylines%20Hotel%2C%20Hangzhou%2C%20Zhejiang%2C%20China&amp;optionId=8558912&amp;optionType=Hotel&amp;optionName=Mylines%20Hotel&amp;lat=30.208635799965&amp;lon=120.15641143523&amp;city=17&amp;label=zuQnJ99UZUOYgnYrMoiKSw&amp;salestype=0&amp;page=1&amp;position=1&amp;minprice=742&amp;mproom=81491234&amp;mincurr=CNY&amp;HighPrice=-1&amp;LowPrice=-1&amp;pnotax=&amp;from_page=list&amp;module=list&amp;pctoken=13eadfdc7fa84fa2b1bf392ab57d8c88&amp;abValue=M:43,160616_enh_lrmd:B;&amp;link=title#ctm_ref=lst_n_1_1" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mylines Hotel</a> is a recently renovated hotel that features a unique theme. Through interior design, exterior design, scale, plan organization, sound and lighting, the hotel focuses on activating four indispensable senses: relaxation, romance, relief and passion.
According to interior design company LYCS Architecture, the 33 rooms inside the hotel are categorized by primal human needs and help create a sensory experience specifically for couples and lovers without leaning towards flashy or tacky. There are five categories that each room falls under: narcissism, long-cherished lust, exposure, fantasy, and romance. The Narcissism rooms use mirrors as an instrumental element for creating the atmosphere as well fooling the eyes into seeing a bigger space. The central piece of furniture in the room acts as three separate objects: a mini bar, desk and bed. The Long-Cherished Lust rooms play on the idea of delayed
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Desktop Wallpaper: November 2017

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/desktop-wallpaper-november-2017-2/jupiter10-nov2017-1680x1050/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/JUPITER10-NOV2017-1680x1050-810x506.jpg" alt="Desktop Wallpaper: November 2017" /></a>
                                You know the drill: new month, new desktop! This month’s Designer Desktop is by <a href="https://www.jupiter10.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jupiter 10</a>, a new design label by Brunno Basso &amp; Christopher Brooke that makes a unique range of modernist wall coverings. With bold colors and graphic shapes, Jupiter 10’s first collection is “a reimagining of mid-century modern design, mixing the strength of tradition with technological innovation.” This pattern, called &#8216;Innsbruck,&#8217; is the newest release in the collection.
DESKTOP: 1024×768 \\ 1280×1024 \\ 1680×1050 \\
1900×1200 \\ 2560×1440 MOBILE: iPhone 6/7 \\ iPhone 6/7 Plus \\ iPad See more designs by Jupiter 10 here. View and download past Designer Desktops here.
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Adam J. Kurtz’s New Book Is Made for Creatives by a Creative

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/adam-j-kurtzs-new-book-made-creatives-creative/thingsare-book-with-pencil/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/thingsare-book-with-pencil-810x810.jpg" alt="Adam J. Kurtz’s New Book Is Made for Creatives by a Creative" /></a>
                                If you only have $15 of fun money left to spend this month, let it be on <a href="http://www.adamjkurtz.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Adam J. Kurtz’s</a> new book, <a href="http://www.thingsarewhatyoumakeofthem.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer"><em>Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives</em></a>. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based designer, artist and author (his first book was <em><a href="http://www.adamjkurtz.com/1pageatatime/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">1 Page at a Time</a></em>) and his book consists of a foreword by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and 13 handwritten chapters chock full of wisdom and advice for any creative from a creative himself.
A few of the titles are “8 Things Every Creative Should Know,” “How to Get Over Comparing Yourself to Other Creatives,” and “What to Do When You Fail.” It’s already been read and reviewed with high praises by Debbie Millman and Alanis Morissette, if that tells you anything. The book’s pages are also perforated so that you can tear them out and hang them on your wall whenever you
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Design Milk Travels to… Mexico City

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                                I find Mexico City like a glass of mezcal: complex, intriguing, wonderfully different and recognizably distinguishable. The city is a real life &#8220;Where&#8217;s Waldo?&#8221; spread where, at first, you&#8217;ll be overwhelmed with all the possible places to uncover but as you narrow down your search, you can find everything from baroque cathedrals, historic <em>palacios</em>, modern architecture, iconic homes, contemporary showrooms, folk and street art, and so much more. If you&#8217;re about to book a trip to CDMX, keep reading for an itinerary that&#8217;s made for the modern adventurer.

WHERE TO STAY

La Valise

La Valise: Sometimes, it’s inevitable that you have to work while on vacation. If you’re going to work, why not do it in bed…and outdoors? Yves Naman worked with French designer Emmanuel Picault to transform this 1920s townhouse into a trio of suites: El Patio, La Luna and La Terraza, the latter of which
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Playing with Weight: The W8 Side Table by Alain Gilles for Ligne Roset

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/playing-weight-w8-side-table-alain-gilles-ligne-roset/ligne-roset_w8_side-table_06/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/LIGNE-ROSET_W8_SIDE-TABLE_06-810x518.jpg" alt="Playing with Weight: The W8 Side Table by Alain Gilles for Ligne Roset" /></a>
                                Designer <a href="http://www.alaingilles.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Alain Gilles</a> plays with the idea of weight in designing the <a href="http://www.alaingilles.com/en/project/83/w8-tables" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">“W8”</a> (pronounced exactly like “weight”) side tables for <a href="https://www.ligne-roset.com/us/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ligne Roset</a>. As you take a longer look at W8, you’ll notice elements of visual weight, effective weight, graphic fragility and graphic mass all at play. The stability of the side table comes from the carved Pietra Serena stone that acts as a ballast to ground the rounded curves at the base. The four slender lacquered metal rods that sweep up to the table top helps to visually balance out the weightiness of the table.
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