10 Modern Gifts to Show Your Mom Some Love

                                Mother’s Day is barely 2.5 weeks away so it’s time to think about how to shower all the moms in your life with a little bit of love and appreciation. We must adorn them, self-care them, and cozy them up with something they might not buy themselves. Out of ideas? We rounded up 10 gifts we think any mother (or human) would love to receive.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-modern-gifts-to-show-your-mom-some-love/roundup-2017-mothers-day-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Roundup-2017-Mothers-Day-0-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Gifts to Show Your Mom Some Love" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.chilewich.com/store/bags/zips/grid_zips/sand_large"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Grid Zips by Chilewich</a> $40 2. <a href="https://store.leibal.com/collections/all/products/rollerball-pen"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Rollerball Pen by YSTUDIO</a> $99 3. <a href="http://www.sony.com/electronics/wireless-speakers/lspx-s1"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Glass Sound Speaker by Sony Life Space UX</a> $799 4. <a href="https://adorn-milk.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/antwerp-necklace"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Antwerp Necklace by AR.M | Anna Rosa Moschouti</a> $52 5. <a href="https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/intensive-body-cream-rosa-damascena-acai-pomegranate?taxon_id=1394"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Intensive Body Cream: Rosa, Damascena, Acai &amp; Pomegranate by Grown Alchemist</a> $31 6. <a href="https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/mondaine/evo-big-date-stainless-steel-watch/662853?ppv=2"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Evo Big Date Stainless Steel Watch by Mondaine</a> $265 7. <a href="http://store.alessi.com/usa/en-gb/catalog/detail/pulcina-espresso-coffee-maker/mdl02?ic=L3iWQQ%3D%3D"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Pulcina Espresso Coffee Maker MDL02/1B by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi</a> $80 8. <a href="https://jenniferusa.com/collections/frontpage/products/girlfriend-hoodie-teal"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">&#8220;Girlfriend&#8221; Hoodie :: Teal from JENNIFER™</a> $140 9. <a href="https://www.urbanears.com/ue_us_en/plattan-adv-wireless/#plattan-adv-wireless-bonfire-orange"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless Bluetooth Headphones</a> <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/orNTPJQE4hE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> 10. <a href="https://portofraleigh.co/collections/living/products/tint-throw-blanket-blue"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Tint Throw Blanket by Normann Copenhagen</a> $135

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Finding Shapes in Drapes with Society6

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/finding-shapes-drapes-society6/society6-curtains/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/society6-curtains-810x405.jpg" alt="Finding Shapes in Drapes with Society6" /></a>
                                <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> thinks of it all. With their latest launch of curtains, your windows can now go from drab to fab with all the designs available thanks to their collective of artists and creatives. These <a href="https://society6.com/curtains?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">window curtains</a> are made with thick 100% polyester and are 50” wide x 84” tall, which means tons of real estate for showing them off. They’re also machine washable, so it’s one less thing you have to put on your “dry clean only” list. I rounded up a few that caught my eye while I was shopping and it’s clear that I’m currently having a moment with abstract shapes and colorful patterns (that may or may not be a giveaway about our booth at ICFF…).
Rainbow ray window curtains by Picomodi Rosa marble hexagons window curtains by Marbleco Wild Flowers window curtains by Picomodi Pattern #23 window curtains by Daf.Alex Memphis One window curtains by
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A Backyard Pavilion and Pool for the Perfect Escape

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/backyard-pavilion-pool-perfect-escape/cleareview-pavilion-amantea-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Cleareview-Pavilion-Amantea-1-810x567.jpg" alt="A Backyard Pavilion and Pool for the Perfect Escape" /></a>
                                For a family of four in King City, Ontario, Canada, <a href="http://www.amarchitects.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amantea Architects</a> designed the Clearview Pavilion within a bare backyard surrounded by a line of Norway Spruce trees. The goal was to save the trees while incorporating privacy, along with a design that included a swimming pool, pool house, outdoor kitchen, lounge, and play area.
The pool house was built underneath the canopies of the trees, following the same line, to reduce the view of the house behind the property. The wooden structure with screens of Douglas Fir lets natural light through while offering privacy. A large white oak table was custom designed to sit underneath a steel and wood trellis. Built-in planters run alongside the table, as well as a fire pit. The partially covered shower was built around an existing tree bringing in an element of nature while rinsing off from the pool. Photos by Tom Araban.
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Made in London: Archie Proudfoot

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/made-in-london-archie-proudfoot/design_milk_archie_proudfoot_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Archie_Proudfoot_01-810x456.jpg" alt="Made in London: Archie Proudfoot" /></a>
                                This is the first in a new monthly series of short films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">William Scothern</a>—we&#8217;re calling them <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/made-in-london" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a>. The first film is about <a href="http://archie%20proudfoot/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Archie Proudfoot</a>, an artist and sign painter whose work uses the techniques and the aesthetics of traditional signage to explore our relationship with language. Watch:
Having graduated from studying a degree in English Literature during a recession, Archie went in search of work that would satisfy his yearning for an ‘interesting job’. “It was quite soon after the financial crash of 2008, and the employment sector was not great,” he says. “If you wanted an interesting job, you were going to have to put in quite a lot of time unpaid. And I thought, well I’ll just invest that time in myself.” He specializes in the reverse-glass gilding process, often choosing to isolate a single word or phrase
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Scaled-Down Beginners’ Guitars That Make it Easy to Learn How to Play

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/scaled-down-beginners-guitars-that-make-it-easy-to-learn-how-to-play/loog-childrens-3string-guitar-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Loog-Childrens-3string-guitar-1-810x437.jpg" alt="Scaled-Down Beginners&#8217; Guitars That Make it Easy to Learn How to Play" /></a>
                                Remember being a kid and forced into music lessons for an instrument of your parents&#8217; choosing? For me it was violin and all I really wanted to play was guitar, so violin lessons weren&#8217;t exactly something I looked forward to every week for years. I mean, I learned a lot and I&#8217;m glad I did (in hindsight), but I would have rather been able to learn something I wanted and that I found enjoyable. Enter NYC-based <a href="https://www.loog.nyc/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Loog Guitars</a>. They entered the scene six years ago with the goal of making it easy to learn to play guitar while at the same time being a fun experience. They began the company with a Kickstarter campaign and that&#8217;s what they&#8217;re doing now to launch two new guitar models: the <a href="https://www.loog.nyc/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Loog Pro and the Loog Mini</a>.
If you’ve ever picked up a guitar for the first time, you know how intimidating it can
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Hand-Painted Solar System Push Pins by Duncan Shotton Design Studio

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/hand-painted-solar-system-push-pins-by-duncan-shotton-design-studio/duncan-shotton_planet-pins-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Duncan-Shotton_Planet-Pins-1-810x613.jpg" alt="Hand-Painted Solar System Push Pins by Duncan Shotton Design Studio" /></a>
                                Tokyo-based <a href="http://dshott.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Duncan Shotton Design Studio</a> plans to bring the whole world and then some right to your cork board with these really cool <a href="http://dshott.co.uk/product/planet-pins_and_the-moon_push-pin/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Planet Pins</a>. Each of the eight pins have been painstakingly hand-painted to look like one of the planets to form a teeny tiny version of the solar system. DYING!
For each pin, they mold the shape of the planet over German-made black steel pins before heading to Tokyo to be painted. Once painted, the pins are assembled in their display cases, which happen to be serial numbered. They’re funding the first round of pins via Kickstarter if you’d like a set of your own. Besides the eight planets, they’re making Moon pins from “cratered” hand-cast concrete.
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Vanguard Series by Collective Design x OTHR

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/vanguard-series-collective-design-x-othr/othr_collective_chen-chen-kai-williams/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/OTHR_Collective_Chen-Chen-Kai-Williams-810x540.jpg" alt="Vanguard Series by Collective Design x OTHR" /></a>
                                Vanguard Series is a minimalist, 3D printed series initiated by <a href="http://collectivedesignfair.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Collective Design</a> x <a href="http://othr.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">OTHR</a>. Vanguard Series asked five design luminaries to nominate an individual or group they consider the next wave of talent. These chosen designers have each developed a unique vessel created with OTHR’s cutting-edge 3D printing technology, marking their first time working in the medium.

Suple N2 by Guillermo Parada

In a very 21st century process, designer and fabricator developed the projects remotely through digital software and Skype calls, with the designers having access to proprietary technology that OTHR has developed to print in unexpected materials – steel, bronze, and porcelain. The collaboration will foster accessibility to great design while showcasing the potential of emerging technologies in design. Designs for this series include Tulip by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Brutus by Egg Collective, God Save the Queen by Marie-Victoire Winckler, Pavilion by Ania Jaworska, and Suple N2 by Guillermo Parada.

God Save the Queen by Marie-Victoire Winckler

Brutus by Egg Collective

Pavilion by Ania Jaworska

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The Kanuhura Maldives: A Gypsetter’s Paradise

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/kanuhura-gypsetters-paradise/kanuhura-outdoors-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/kanuhura-outdoors-3-810x607.jpg" alt="The Kanuhura Maldives: A Gypsetter’s Paradise" /></a>
                                Whenever I ask a group of friends where they’d like to take a dream vacation, it never takes too long for someone to shout out “The Maldives!” and it’s no hard task to understand why. Crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, tranquil solace away from civilization — what’s not to love? At the <a href="http://www.kanuhura.com/?" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kanuhura Maldives</a>, you’ll experience all of this and more because <a href="http://muzalab.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MUZA Lab</a> has redesigned the unique island retreat for the modern gypsetter, a word that combines the ideas of a gypsy and the jet set lifestyle. Ideally, a gypsetter is free-spirited, sophisticated, well-travelled, and finds excitement in traveling to new destinations. At that definition, aren’t we all gypsetters at heart?
The monochromatic design of the Boduberu Lounge where you’ll wait for your sea plane to the Kanuhura is inspired by the black and white sarong of the local Boduberu performers. Guests can choose from a
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The CYLNDR Electric Shaver Waves Whiskers Away

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/cylndr-electric-shaver/cylndr-shaver-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/CYLNDR-shaver-5-810x524.jpg" alt="The CYLNDR Electric Shaver Waves Whiskers Away" /></a>
                                Industrial design student <a href="https://www.behance.net/masamaro" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Masamaro Fujiki&#8217;s</a> <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/51623995/C-Y-L-N-D-R-electric-shaver"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">CYLNDR</a> concept takes an interesting detour away from the normally staid and homogenous realm of electric shaver industrial design. Despite differing bells and whistles, most electric shavers share the recognizable perpendicular design of handle with head. Not the CYLNDR – an oversized cigar-shaped shaving tool that looks unlike anything currently available for whisker-wacking duty.
Based mechanically upon the existing Hitachi Rotary G-Sword – an Asian market-only electric shaver outfitted with a continuous spinning barrel of miniature blades supposedly resulting in a close shave – Fujiki’s design reimagines the facial hair grooming appliance with basically the same mechanics, but pared down to a much smaller and maneuverable device capable of mowing down hair no matter the direction (or location) of the follicle thanks to its proposed 18,000 rpm two-direction rotary system. The industrial design borrows heavily from the language of Apple, Dyson, and even a little throwback Calvin Klein unisex
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Minus Tio Plans to Keep Your Hallway Organized

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/minus-tio-plans-to-keep-your-hallway-organized/minus-tio-1-chip-coat-rack/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Minus-tio-1-Chip-coat-rack-810x608.jpg" alt="Minus Tio Plans to Keep Your Hallway Organized" /></a>
                                Swedish brand <a href="https://www.minustio.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Minus tio</a> has crowned 2017 all about the <a href="https://www.minustio.se/product-category/hallway/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">hallway</a> so they&#8217;ve added a series of practical shelves and racks to their collection. Each object is designed and locally made in the south of Sweden with a Scandinavian aesthetic that would work in just about any entryway or hallway for some added functionality.
Chip, designed by Olle and Ingrid Wingård, pulls double duty – it not only holds your coats down below, it contains your gloves, hats, scarves, and anything else you shed when coming in the door. It was inspired by a traditional Swedish chip basket used for mushroom picking. Arches is another coat rack designed by Olle and Ingrid Wingård but this time in a smaller size. Perfect for a small entryway or office, the rack contains a basket-like shelf in white, black, purple red, or subtle pink with contrasting or matching hooks to hold the
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Milan Design Week 2017: Passeggiata – An Experience of Home

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2017-passeggiata-experience-home/design_milk_airbnb_fi/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Airbnb_FI-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2017: Passeggiata – An Experience of Home" /></a>
                                Built in the 15th century, the wisteria-covered Casa degli Atellani played host to Leonardo da Vinci while he painted The Last Supper at the nearby Dominican convent, and once held parties that were the envy of the city. For <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan Design Week</a>, it was the starting point for a series of designer-led city tours, inspired by Airbnb’s new <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/new" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Trips</a> platform, as well as the location for showcasing the work and personal collections of contemporary designers, curated by Martina Mondadori Sartogo for the brand.
Artist and sculptor Halima Cassell hand-carved this series of geometric bowls from fired clay, inspired by Islamic architecture. “I create dynamic tension in my work by playfully manipulating the planes and facets of the patterns against each other,” she says. The piece above, part of her Small Ceramic Sculptures collection, is entitled Vaulted Keep – a place for storing tiny treasures. German-born UK-based artist Heike Brachlow discovered glassblowing while she was
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Roll & Hill Unveils Its Latest Collections for 2017

                                New York based lighting manufacturer <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Roll &amp; Hill</a> recently unveiled a handful of new collections to add to their ever-growing roster of modern lights. This time around they&#8217;ve continued to work with Ladies &amp; Gentlemen and Visibility, along with a new collaboration between Ladies &amp; Gentlemen and Vera &amp; Kyte. On top of the continuing relationships, they rolled out a new collection from John Hogan to add to the mix. Take a look.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/roll-hill-unveils-its-latest-collections-for-2017/roll-hill-2017-1-ladiesgentle-kazimir-brass/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Roll-Hill-2017-1-LadiesGentle-Kazimir-brass-810x706.jpg" alt="Roll &#038; Hill Unveils Its Latest Collections for 2017" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/collections/ladies-gentlemen-studio/products/kazimir-long-pendant" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kazimir Long Pendant</a> is the latest piece from <a href="http://www.ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ladies &amp; Gentleman</a>, joining the rest of the <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/collections/kazimir" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kazimir</a> collection, which was inspired by Kazimir Malevich, an early 20th century Russian modernist. Using textured and colored glass, along with matte brass or matte nickel, the fixture becomes a geometric sculpture based on one of Malevich&#8217;s monochromatic paintings.

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Brass

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Brass

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Nickel

Nox: A Portable Luminaire for Both Indoors and Outdoors

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/nox-a-portable-luminaire-for-both-indoors-and-outdoors/astep-nox-light-alfredo-haberli-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Astep-Nox-light-Alfredo-Haberli-1-810x690.jpg" alt="Nox: A Portable Luminaire for Both Indoors and Outdoors" /></a>
                                <a href="http://astep.design/products/nox/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Nox</a> is the latest from Zurich-based designer <a href="http://www.alfredo-haeberli.com/home" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Alfredo Häberli</a> who created the portable luminaire for Danish brand <a href="http://astep.design/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Astep</a>. The wireless lamp lets you carry it around to wherever you need light, even outdoors, and with its wireless charging system with induction technology, you can use it unplugged. Its touch dimmer offers anything from soft light at a dinner party or a much brighter light for reading, all of which makes it the perfect bedside companion. A single charge keeps Nox going for 15 hours.
Nox is made up of four components: a charging base, anodized aluminum body housing the charge system, a handblown opaline glass diffuser, and a loop handle for carrying.
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E20_House in the German Village of Pliezhausen

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/e20_house-in-the-german-village-of-pliezhausen/e20-house-steimle-architekten-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/E20-House-Steimle-Architekten-1-810x635.jpg" alt="E20_House in the German Village of Pliezhausen" /></a>
                                Situated on a quiet street in the German village of Pliezhausen, just south of Stuttgart, is the <a href="http://www.steimle-architekten.com/de/projects/e20_wohnhaus" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">E20_House</a>, a crystal-shaped monolith designed by <a href="http://www.steimle-architekten.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Steimle Architekten</a>. The concrete house faces the street with minimal windows to ensure privacy from passersby. The two shorter sides of the house run parallel with dramatic roof lines sloping down to give the geometric house a sculptural feel.
Other parts of the house feature large sliding glass doors that frame the surrounding views while allowing light to enter the interior. A flight of stairs leads from the entrance to the main level of the home which feels expansive thanks to the morphing ceiling heights. The interior boasts a minimalist color palette with light oak woods, concrete, and white surfaces throughout. The rooms unfold as the ceiling height changes continually creating visual interest. Photos by Brigida González.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2017-lexus-design-awards/design_milk_lexus_design_awards_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Lexus_Design_Awards_07-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award" /></a>
                                Now in its fifth year, the <a href="https://www.lexus-int.com/lexus-design-award" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lexus Design Award</a> was first launched in 2013 to help create ideas &#8220;to build a better tomorrow&#8221;. The competition supports up-and-coming designers across the globe. 2017&#8217;s theme, which drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries, was the notion of contradiction and juxtaposition suggested by the word &#8220;yet.&#8221;
Visitors to the awards ceremony and exhibition of shortlisted entries were greeted by Ancient Yet Modern, a 3D-printed glass installation by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group. The exhibition went on to reveal the 12 finalists selected by a panel of world-renowned designers and creative mentors including New York Times design critic Alice Rawsthorn, architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, and British designer Max Lamb in November 2016. From those 12, four were selected to develop their ideas into prototypes, and those prototypes formed the main part of the exhibition. Structural Color – Static Yet Changing
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A Useful, Semicircular Table Made of Only Metal

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-useful-semicircular-table-made-of-only-metal/half-table-munito-cho-hyung-suk-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Half-Table-MUNITO-Cho-hyung-suk-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Useful, Semicircular Table Made of Only Metal" /></a>
                                Half Table is one of those super practical designs that you didn&#8217;t really know you needed. Designed by Cho Hyung Suk for <a href="http://www.munito.co.kr/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MUNITO</a>, the side table is simple and compact, perfect for bumping up next to a chair or sofa. Besides using it as an end table, it can easily be moved front and center for easier access to your drink or remote when you&#8217;re lounging and watching TV.
Available in Dark Gray or Light Gray, the Half Table is made using only coated metal that was bent into two sections that fit together to become a stable form.
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Exclusive: Stryk by Josh Owen for OTHR

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/exclusive-stryk-by-josh-owen-for-othr/josh-owen-stryke-othr-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Josh-Owen-Stryke-OTHR-1-810x598.jpg" alt="Exclusive: Stryk by Josh Owen for OTHR" /></a>
                                Introducing our latest <a href="http://othr.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">OTHR</a> exclusive preview: the dynamic and eye-catching <a href="https://www.othr.com/products/stryk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stryk</a> by RIT professor <a href="https://www.othr.com/designers/josh-owen" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Josh Owen</a>, crafted in 3D printed steel.
A match striker sturdy enough for the hearth and elegant enough for the dinner table, Stryk is unencumbered by traditional fabrication or mold-making. With no trace of the casting process to complicate the object’s visual identity, the idea is manifested in a near-pure utility. The multi-faceted vessel features a striking surface as well as a safe deposit for spent matches. Historically, match disposal has been left up to the user; here the full life cycle of the match is accounted for. Award-winning designer Josh Owen grew up in Ithaca, NY, a small town in New York State dominated by beautiful natural landscapes. He spent the formative years of his professional life in more urban contexts, gravitating towards Philadelphia and New York City. Now, Josh is an author, professor,
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Fyrn: High Quality, Affordable Flat Packed Furniture

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/fyrn-high-quality-affordable-flat-packed-furniture/fyrn-stemn-floor/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Fyrn-Stemn-Floor-810x540.jpg" alt="Fyrn: High Quality, Affordable Flat Packed Furniture" /></a>
                                Move over IKEA, there&#8217;s a new, flat packed furniture company in town. <a href="https://fyrn.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fyrn</a> is a quickly growing, San Francisco-based company that offers high-quality, innovative, flat packed furniture at an affordable price.
They recently debuted their first product line, Stemn, which is a series of chairs that ranges from stools of varying heights to dining chairs. They are flat packed, and can be easily assembled without frustration. What makes Stemn stand out is that they combine traditional craftsmanship with a distinct, San Francisco-esque industrialism. They have their own patented Stemn bracket that ensures the furniture is easy to pack but also remains high-end and built to last.
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Where I Work: Aaron Edwards of The Charles

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/where-i-work-aaron-edwards-of-the-charles/where-i-work-thecharles-0b/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Where-I-Work-TheCharles-0b-810x540.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Aaron Edwards of The Charles" /></a>
                                Aaron Edwards is one half of the award-winning digital agency, <a href="http://thecharlesnyc.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Charles</a>, which he co-founded with his sister, Samantha Edwards. The New York City based firm, which also has offices in Chicago and London, are the brains behind the advertisements of some the most notable brands in the business, like Cartier, MINI, <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, Bloomberg Media, as well as fashion related brands, such as Misha Nonoo, Ellen Tracy, and Armando Cabral. They also won the digital design award for <a href="http://www.wsj.com/ad/cocainenomics" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cocainenomics</a> via the Wall Street Journal for Netflix&#8217;s show, Narcos. Wanting all of their employees to have a voice on some of today&#8217;s most controversial subjects, the duo encouraged each of them to write an article for their recently launched online magazine, Charlie, including topics like <a href="http://helloitscharlie.com/blackgirls" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">race</a>, <a href="http://helloitscharlie.com/inbloom" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">censorship</a>, and <a href="http://helloitscharlie.com/fear" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">fear culture</a>. For this month&#8217;s <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/where-i-work/" data-wpel-link="internal">Where I Work</a>, Aaron takes us through his work days, creative processes, <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-303073" src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Where-I-Work-TheCharles-13-810x520.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="520" srcset="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Where-I-Work-TheCharles-13-810x520.jpg 810w, http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Where-I-Work-TheCharles-13-800x513.jpg 800w, http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Where-I-Work-TheCharles-13-768x493.jpg 768w, http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Where-I-Work-TheCharles-13-500x321.jpg 500w, http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Where-I-Work-TheCharles-13.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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A Kid’s Room That Will Make You Want to Be a Kid Again

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-kids-room-that-will-make-you-want-to-be-a-kid-again/germ-kids-bedroom-van-staeyen-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Germ-Kids-Bedroom-VAN-STAEYEN-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Kid&#8217;s Room That Will Make You Want to Be a Kid Again" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.vanstaeyen.be/ontwerpbureau" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Van Staeyen Interieur</a> proves that all it takes to make an incredible kid&#8217;s room is some wood, paint, and some imagination. Well, a lot of imagination, as proven in this project called <a href="http://www.vanstaeyen.be/ontwerpbureau/germ" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">GERM</a>. On the top floor of a rural Belgian house, they transformed an empty, awkwardly shaped room into a bedroom that any kid would dream to call their own.
In the middle of the room, a large volume houses a bed on each side, giving two kids their own “bedroom” with incorporated storage. An attached ladder on the end leads to a playhouse with geometric openings for looking out. The bottom half of the structure is painted white with yellow popping out from the accents. The top and inside of the bed cubbies were left in their natural pinewood state for contrast. On each side of the bedroom, desks were installed along the sloped ceiling.
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