House Zeist by Bedaux de Brouwer Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/house-zeist-by-bedaux-de-brouwer-architects/house-zeist-bedaux-de-brouwer-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/House-Zeist-Bedaux-de-Brouwer-1-810x521.jpg" alt="House Zeist by Bedaux de Brouwer Architects" /></a>
                                Located in the Netherlands, <a href="https://www.bedauxdebrouwer.nl/Werk/784/Woonhuis-Zeist"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">House Zeist</a> is a residence by <a href="https://www.bedauxdebrouwer.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bedaux de Brouwer Architects</a> that sits in the forest at the village edge. The structure&#8217;s walls are composed of concrete both inside and out with large expanses of aluminum framed glass.
The concrete panels enhance the straight lines of the home’s exterior, as do the horizontal planes, which results in a beautifully modern and minimalist home that stands out amongst the trees. The main living quarters rise above ground level with floor-to-ceiling windows that span two sides of the home giving optimum views of the surrounding countryside. A partially covered patio extends from the back. The same concrete panels seen on the exterior are used on the inside adding a raw element that’s paired with smooth white surfaces and wooden details. Photos by Michel Kievits and Peter Keijsers.
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Nordic-Inspired 89 Wall Hangers by Eduardo Cámara and Patricia Ibáñez

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-nordic-inspired-89-wall-hanger-by-eduardo-camara-and-patricia-ibanez/89-wall-hanger-eduardo-camara-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/89-wall-hanger-Eduardo-Camara-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Nordic-Inspired 89 Wall Hangers by Eduardo Cámara and Patricia Ibáñez" /></a>
                                Inspired by Nordic design, the <a href="http://eduardocamara.es/portfolio/89"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">89</a> wall hanger adds a new twist to traditional wall hooks. The minimalist hooks, designed by <a href="http://eduardocamara.es/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Eduardo Cámara</a> and <a href="https://patriciaib.es/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Ibáñez</a>, are made from beech wood where the grain and its change in direction reflect a simple yet striking visual effect.
The designers chose beech wood as the material for its ability to be manipulated into the hook’s twisted shape while also being strong and durable once finished. 89 is both functional and decorative so it can be used on any wall individually or in groups. 89 debuted at Ventura Future 2018 in Milan. Final photos by Cáñamofilms.
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Symbol Audio Modern Record Player Places Sound on a Pedestal

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/symbol-audio-modern-record-player/symbolaudio-mrp-black-_-white/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/SymbolAudio-MRP-Black-_-White-810x810.jpg" alt="Symbol Audio Modern Record Player Places Sound on a Pedestal" /></a>
                                If one was to describe New York Hudson Valley based design studio, <a href="http://www.symbolaudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Symbol Audio&#8217;s</a> body of work, it would be philosophically a recognition of yesterday executed technologically and aesthetically with the solutions of today. <a href="https://design-milk.com/symbol-stereo-console-part-furniture-part-audio-component/" data-wpel-link="internal">Their designs</a> nod back to a time when audio systems married componetry with a decor-friendly aesthetic, equipped with features serving how we listen to music in the digital era. Ironically enough, this includes the popular resurgence of vinyl. Thus, their newly revealed Modern Record Player is an audiophile record player paired with wi-fi connectivity and storage solutions designed to hide away digital accessories.
A 2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards Finalist, the Modern Record Player is sure to remind design-versed minds of Dieter Rams’ iconic Braun SK55, especially in its all-white iteration. Sharing a vented speaker front design with controls filtered of excess ornamentation, Symbol Audio’s modern day version houses a custom-built class AB amplifier powering custom-engineered speakers
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Minimalist Jewelry that Makes a Statement, Pops of Color + More on Adorn Milk

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/minimalist-jewelry-that-makes-a-statement-pops-of-color-more-on-adorn-milk/conservation-matter-featured/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/conservation-matter-featured-810x540.jpg" alt="Minimalist Jewelry that Makes a Statement, Pops of Color + More on Adorn Milk" /></a>
                                In the past two months, we have added a few new collections and a new design brand on <a href="http://adorn-milk.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adorn Milk</a>. Check out all the new goods:
Inventive and modern, Conservation of Matter discards traditional aesthetics in favor of bold, minimalist forms. Inspired by Modernist design of the mid-20th Century, creator Kyla Katz finds beauty in the language of pure geometry. Conservation of Matter is handcrafted in Chicago using 100% recycled sterling silver.
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The latest collection by AR.M ANNA ROSA MOSCHOUTI brings together recycled Corian, black leather, polished and varnished brass and copper. This brand believes that minimalists can make a statement too. All of the products are carefully constructed in their studio in Antwerp, and designed by Greek-Dutch architect Anna Rosa Moschouti. Their materials are sourced from small businesses located in Belgium and Greece.
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Building a Personal Online Brand with Brendan Fallis

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N718679.1204842DESIGN-MILK.COM/B20626624.221562567;dc_trk_aid=419754869;dc_trk_cid=101612518;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment="  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Squarespace</a>. Our partners are hand picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                As Jeff Bezos famously said, “Your brand is what people say about you when you&#8217;re not in the room.” It’s real, it’s authentic, it’s your essence – and it’s difficult to fake. Building your personal brand is more than having a well-designed logo and more than just getting your name out there, it’s also ensuring that every one of your messages and actions works toward growing your influence by controlling the narrative. People are going to talk no matter what, so you may as well take part in the conversation!
Squarespace can help your brand’s narrative by making your site a true reflection of what you’re trying to achieve and making you look like a pro from the start. Their award-winning templates are
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Nervous System Launches Porifera 3D Printed Ceramic Jewelry with Formlabs

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nervous-system-launches-porifera-3d-printed-ceramic-jewelry-with-formlabs/porifera-nervous-system-3d-jewelry-formlabs-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Porifera-nervous-system-3d-jewelry-formlabs-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Nervous System Launches Porifera 3D Printed Ceramic Jewelry with Formlabs" /></a>
                                <a href="https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/index.php"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nervous System</a> is no stranger to <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/nervous-system/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">3D printed jewelry</a> as they&#8217;ve been creating it since 2009, but their latest collection, <a href="https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/line.php?code=21"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Porifera</a>, explores a new medium: a 3D printed ceramic resin. The collection is two years in the making as they experimented with different materials in collaboration with <a href="https://formlabs.com/blog/nervous-system-developing-3d-printed-ceramic-jewelry/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Formlabs</a>. The partnership brings forth necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with shapes inspired by deep sea glass sponges. The complex forms could never have been made without new technologies that allow those complex forms to be created.
Nervous System developed custom software to create the designs and because of their changing volumes and densities, the pieces can only be produced via 3D printing. The new ceramic material is made by Formlabs and once each piece is 3D printed, it’s hand-sanded, glazed, and fired twice in a kiln up to 2340F to get that perfect shiny finish. If ceramic isn’t your thing, the collection
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A House in the City Inspired by a Cabin in the Woods

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-house-in-the-city-inspired-by-a-cabin-in-the-woods/cabin-in-the-woods-antonio-macia-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Cabin-in-the-woods-Antonio-Macia-1-810x731.jpg" alt="A House in the City Inspired by a Cabin in the Woods" /></a>
                                When the owners of a plot of land in the center of Elche, Spain, approached <a href="http://antoniomacia.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Antonio Maciá A&amp;D</a> to design their new <a href="http://antoniomacia.com/projects/reforma-de-vivienda-en-el-raval/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">home</a>, they expressed their desire to live in a forest. Since their plot happened to be small and not in the woods, the new home&#8217;s design required a lot of imagination. The designers researched ways to incorporate forest-like aspects through plants, larger spaces, and overhead lighting to achieve that free feeling of being outdoors in nature.
The house features a double-height open space with skylights above that fill it with natural light. Glass fronted spaces let light bounce around to keep the interior bright and airy while giving them an elevated “cabin in the forest” feel. An interior, glass enclosed patio introduces plants to the space, helping to bring some of the outdoors in.
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Native Union x La Boite PR/01 Speaker Conceals Cords and History

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/native-union-x-la-boite-pr-01-speaker/nu-x-la-boite_speaker_img2_highres/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/NU-X-LA-Boite_Speaker_IMG2_HighRes-810x540.jpg" alt="Native Union x La Boite PR/01 Speaker Conceals Cords and History" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s wholly understandable if you mistook the <a href="http://pr01.laboiteconcept.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Native Union x La Boite Concept PR / 01</a> Bluetooth speaker for a vintage stereo speaker that lost its secondary partner. From all appearances, its wood cabinetry and metal trim hint of a time when &#8220;hi-fidelity&#8221; systems aspired to look as fine as they sound – it&#8217;s a speaker designed not to only look the part of audiophile equipment from decades ago, but engineered to sound like one too.
The exterior design is only one half of the PR / 01 story – the rest resides hidden away within. Inside the classic wood and aluminum cabinetry the French acoustics specialist at La Boite reutilized a patent originally developed by the company’s Cagniard family back in the 1976; it required seven years to turn intent to reality. Adapted to support new digital technologies of today, the Active Pression Reflex utilizes two speakers housed within a multi-amplified
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Chrona: A Celestial LED Pendant Series by Graypants

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/chrona-celestial-led-pendant-series-graypants/chrona-graypants-16/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/chrona-graypants-16-810x540.jpg" alt="Chrona: A Celestial LED Pendant Series by Graypants" /></a>
                                Celestial phenomenon isn&#8217;t just reserved for the outdoors. To celebrate their 10th year in business, <a href="https://graypants.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Graypants</a> is debuting an entirely new product line to their existing lighting collection, the <a href="https://graypants.com/products/chrona/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chrona</a> series, that&#8217;s inspired by the phosphorescent envelope found around stars. The new Chrona lights cast a diffused glow from the ring of warm light that encases the thin, spun brass or steel discs.
The series is available in different diameters ranging from 6 to 17 inches and can be hung horizontally or vertically. Because of its robust design, Chrona can be clustered together to create a stellar installation of constellations, or by itself as a singular star. To learn more about the Chrona series, visit Graypants.
Video by Shepfilms.
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Friday Five with James Pearse Connelly

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-james-pearse-connelly/f5-james-pearse-connelly-0-headshot/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/F5-James-Pearse-Connelly-0-headshot-810x544.jpg" alt="Friday Five with James Pearse Connelly" /></a>
                                <em>For this week&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/friday-five/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five</a>, we&#8217;re tapping a design genre we&#8217;ve never featured before: Production Design. Not just any production design though – television production design, and more specifically Emmy-winning <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jpconnelly/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">James Pearse Connelly</a>, the production designer and visionary behind <a href="http://jpconnelly.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">JPConnelly</a>. Maybe you&#8217;re not familiar with his name but you&#8217;re most likely very familiar with his work as he&#8217;s designed the sets for shows like The Voice, Bill Nye Saves the World, MTV Video Music Awards, Top Chef, The Biggest Loser, Martha &amp; Snoop&#8217;s Potluck Dinner, and many more. His work has earned him </em>eight<em> Primetime Emmy Award nominations and one win for his ability to tell visual stories on sets with his unique aesthetic and diverse background in theater, media, and design. Now, let&#8217;s see what keeps this creative inspired.</em>

WRDSMTH \\\ Photo by Steffi Victorioso courtesy of Los Angeles Magazine

  1. Los Angeles – Melrose and Fairfax
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10 Swinging Chairs for Maximum Outdoor Relaxation

                                It&#8217;s warm outside and maybe you want to go out and chill but don&#8217;t have room for a hammock. Swinging chairs are a great alternative giving you that relaxing motion without taking up tons of space. And if you don&#8217;t have a tree or structure to hang one on, there are plenty that come with a stand. To get started on that maximum relaxation path, check out these 10 swinging chairs that will definitely do the trick.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-swinging-chairs-for-maximum-outdoor-relaxation/roundup-outdoor-swings-hammocks/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Roundup-Outdoor-Swings-Hammocks-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Swinging Chairs for Maximum Outdoor Relaxation" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.cb2.com/pod-hanging-chair-with-cushion/s427978"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pod Hanging Chair with Cushion by CB2</a>  2. <a href="https://www.ambientedirect.com/en/kettal/bitta-swing-garden-swing_pid_5331.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bitta Garden Swing by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal</a>  3. <a href="https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/lounge-chairs/moroso-tropicalia-cocoon-swing-multi-colored-polymer-outdoor-use/id-f_7427783/?utm_content=control&#038;gclid=Cj0KCQjwxN_XBRCFARIsAIufy1az1Kok06IP5ueEPpZq7Xxov7jCyAseR6apmrpDhW2EV7bqryTLAWUaAot3EALw_wcB&%23038;gclsrc=aw.ds"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moroso Tropicalia Cocoon Swing in Multi-Colored Polymer by Patricia Urquiola</a>  4. <a href="http://www.einrichten-design.com/en_us/swingrest-hanging-lounger-dedon.html?sel=64166&#038;utm_source=google&%23038;utm_medium=productsearch&%23038;utm_campaign=merchantcenter&%23038;gclid=CjwKCAjwiurXBRAnEiwAk2GFZgKrMSwWK_DRQ0VI0PYEoLaLmfvZM48FrHbYgEl7Pz0RqHr-bbc6ChoC934QAvD_BwE"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swingrest Hanging Lounger by Dedon</a>  5. <a href="http://www.archiproducts.com/en/products/paola-lenti/wooden-garden-swing-seat-swing_49291"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Wooden Garden Swing Seat by Paola Lenti</a>  6. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AB403G/ref=as_li_tl"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Clove Balance Curve Porch Swing Chair by Chans Patio</a>  7. <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/outdoor/pdp/encounter-swing-chair-with-stand-fow1005.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Encounter Swing Chair with Stand</a>  8. <a href="https://www.miliashop.com/en/armchairs-chaise-longue/22216-swing-ivano-redaelli-armchair.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Ivano Redaelli Armchair</a>  9. <a href="https://www.hayneedle.com/product/island-bay-resin-wicker-manteo-rib-hanging-egg-chair-with-cushion.cfm"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Island Bay Resin Wicker Kambree Rib Hanging Egg <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/hhOqUzktxXA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> with Cushion and Stand by Island Bay</a>  10. <a href="https://www.made.com/copa-outdoor-hanging-chair-citrus-green"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Copa Garden Hanging Chair</a>

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Sun at Six Uses a Traditional Chinese Joinery Technique to Create Its Opening Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sun-six-uses-traditional-chinese-joinery-technique-create-opening-collection/sun-at-six-opening-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/sun-at-six-opening-2-810x540.jpg" alt="Sun at Six Uses a Traditional Chinese Joinery Technique to Create Its Opening Collection" /></a>
                                At this year’s <a href="http://www.icff.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ICFF 2018</a> show, Brooklyn-based <a href="https://www.sunatsix.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sun at Six</a> will be debuting Opening, the studio’s first collection of wooden furniture that uses a traditional Chinese joinery technique called <em>sun mao</em>. The collection lacks any type of nails or screws and instead relies on the mastery of this fading technique to intricately weave joints together.
Created by master craftsmen in Guangzhou, China, Opening abolishes any stigma surrounding the “Made in China” stereotype by showcasing the expertise and skill that’s involved with using the sun mao technique. All the wood is finished with house-made tung oil and the full grain vegetable-tanned leather is sourced from a family-owned tannery in Italy, another example of Sun at Six’s commitment to working with master artisans with a deep understanding for their craft. Overall, the collection evokes a contemporary aesthetic with an emphasis on considered living and timeless sensibilities. To learn more about the collection
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Fresh From The Dairy: Society6 Launches Posters + Wood Wall Art

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fresh-dairy-society6-launches-posters-wood-wall-art/society6-may-2018-launches/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/society6-may-2018-launches-810x606.jpg" alt="Fresh From The Dairy: Society6 Launches Posters + Wood Wall Art" /></a>
                                <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> continues to find different ways to add original art to your home, and now they’ve added <a href="https://society6.com/posters?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Posters</a> and <a href="https://society6.com/wood-wall-art?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wood Wall Art</a> to their extensive catalogue!
Society6’s posters are printed on 100lb smooth gloss paper which ensures that your art will be vibrant in color and sharp in details. They come in one size only (18” x 24”) which is definitely large enough to give that blank empty wall a pop of color. I’m kind of eyeing this Not Today Satan poster for my office (lol) or this Spring Monstera poster as part of a gallery wall at my entryway. The new Wood Wall Art is unique in that they are a multi-piece design, composed of nine Baltic birch squares. You can space each piece according to your own liking (how much negative space is “perfect” is a whole other discussion) and there are keyholes in the back of each
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New Furniture and Lighting by Good Thing

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/new-furniture-lighting-good-thing/icff_goodthing_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/icff_goodthing_1-810x540.jpg" alt="New Furniture and Lighting by Good Thing" /></a>
                                <a href="https://supergoodthing.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Good Thing</a> will be debuting five new furniture and lighting products at this year&#8217;s <a href="http://www.icff.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ICFF</a> launching next week. The collection includes a coffee table and bar stool designed by <a href="http://msds-studio.ca/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MSDS</a>, a stackable side table by <a href="http://benkicic.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ben Kicic</a> and <a href="http://jamiewolfond.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jamie Wolfond</a>, a table lamp and sconce by <a href="http://www.ferreolbabin.fr/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ferréol Babin</a>, and a large-scale pendant light by <a href="http://www.earnestly.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Earnest Studio</a>.
The 6063 bar stool by MSDS is a newly released bar height version of the original piece released last May. The piece combines traditional craftsmanship with sophisticated contemporary design. The 6063 coffee table (below) continues the design language of the original 6063 stool and maintains its lightweight construction. Lily Table, by Ben Kicic and Jamie Wolfond, is a lightweight and stackable side table constructed of aluminum. Due to its cantilevered silhouette, the side table can be easily pulled up against a sofa or lounge chair, providing the user with a mobile workstation or a
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The Hôtel Parister: A Refined Boutique Hotel in the Middle of Paris’ New Creative Neighborhood

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-parister-refined-boutique-hotel-middle-paris-new-creative-neighborhood/parister-hotel-30/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/parister-hotel-30-810x497.jpg" alt="The Hôtel Parister: A Refined Boutique Hotel in the Middle of Paris&#8217; New Creative Neighborhood" /></a>
                                The Faubourg Montmartre neighborhood has become a bourgeoning center for Paris’ creatives. For traveling creatives, they can also partake in the neighborhood’s creative energy by staying at the <a href="http://www.paristerhotel.com/photo-gallery" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hôtel Parister</a>, a boutique hotel that gives a modern spin on the old world charm of Paris.
Designed by architect Aldric Beckmann of Beckmann N’Thepe studio, the ground floor of the Hôtel Parister is home to the hotel’s “Les Passerelles,” an open space of libraries and lounges so that travelers can unwind outside of their guest rooms. The interior is filled with wooden benches upholstered with velvet, terrazzo tables, and brass accents that define elegant hospitality. The 45 rooms, suites, and duplexes are generous in size (unheard of in a city like Paris) and the minimalist theme from the first floor continues into the guest rooms. There are three duplexes, each equipped with either a hammam, a sauna, or a private
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A Los Angeles Warehouse Becomes Roger Animation Studio by CHA:COL

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-los-angeles-warehouse-becomes-roger-animation-studio-by-chacol/chacol-roger-tv-office-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/chacol-roger-tv-office-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Los Angeles Warehouse Becomes Roger Animation Studio by CHA:COL" /></a>
                                This former garment manufacturing warehouse in Los Angeles&#8217; Silver Lake neighborhood has now become the home of independent animation and motion graphics studio, <a href="http://roger.tv/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Roger</a>. The 6,500-square-foot <a href="https://www.chacol.net/roger-tv"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">space</a> was renovated by <a href="https://www.chacol.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CHA:COL, Inc.</a>, who were tasked with bringing the industrial building up to code. In order to house the young company, the firm had to design workspace for 30 animators, 6 producers with 4 private offices, 3 editing suites, 2 conference rooms, 3 bathrooms, an empty shooting space for green screen work, a kitchen, and lounge.
The layout was designed to include a central area, dubbed The Pit, that’s used for working, eating, having a meeting, or just taking a break. It was designed out of laminated plywood and features a bar-type counter, bleacher seating, and a display area. Surrounding The Pit is a loop left open for circulation to the surrounding areas. Instead of masking the industrial nature of
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Sight Unseen and HotelTonight Team up to Create a Conceptual Hotel Suite for NYCxDESIGN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-and-hoteltonight-team-up-to-create-a-conceptual-hotel-suite-for-nycxdesign/sight-unseen-hoteltonight-21/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/sight-unseen-hoteltonight-21-810x468.jpg" alt="Sight Unseen and HotelTonight Team up to Create a Conceptual Hotel Suite for NYCxDESIGN" /></a>
                                For this year’s <a href="https://www.nycxdesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">NYCxDESIGN</a>, <a href="http://www.sightunseen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sight Unseen</a> and <a href="https://www.hoteltonight.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">HotelTonight</a> have partnered up to create a conceptual hotel suite that celebrates design, color, and art. Designed by Brooklyn-based designer and artist duo <a href="http://hbigeleisen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hannah Bigeleisen</a> and <a href="http://www.stevenbukowski.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Steven Bukowski</a>, the suite is meant to be more than just a place to sleep for guests. There are spaces designated for reading, resting, sleeping, and entertaining.
Once inside, you’ll notice that the room immediately distinguishes itself from other hotel rooms with its black and white striped walls, colorful furniture, contemporary decor, and bespoke, limited-edition art by Bigeleisen herself. She notes:
Too often, hotel rooms are sterile, with nondescript furniture that’s meant to be invisible rather than noticed. This space is the opposite, with wall treatments that augment the perception of the room and reinforce the linear elements of the furniture.
The best part is, items from the suite are available for purchase with HotelTonight’s
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Designing an Experience: Behind the Scenes at MIDO 2018

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                                The internet has undoubtedly made the world a smaller place, erasing distances, and assisting collaborative efforts between parties across the globe. Even so, industries with international reach like design, fashion, and technology still rely upon trade shows to allow designers, manufacturers, buyers, and even occasionally the public to congregate under one roof for valuable hands-on, in-person interactions to learn what&#8217;s on the horizon.
After attending MIDO – the world’s largest international eyewear show hosted each year in Milan, Italy – for three years in a row, we recognized an ideal opportunity to investigate the behind-the-scenes logistics, planning, and design of a trade show attended by over 1,300 exhibitors and 58,000 attendees from around the world. Though much is reported about what is on display at trade shows, rarely are the details of trade shows themselves revealed. We spoke with both Giovanni Vitaloni, the newly appointed President of MIDO, and Francesco Pagliariccio,
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Kettal Releases the Patricia Urquiola Designed Vimini Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kettal-releases-the-patricia-urquiola-designed-vimini-collection/kettel-patricia-urquiola-1-vimini/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Kettel-Patricia-Urquiola-1-Vimini-810x561.jpg" alt="Kettal Releases the Patricia Urquiola Designed Vimini Collection" /></a>
                                After a conversation <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> had regarding Danish designer Nanna Ditzel and her <a href="https://www.kettal.com/en/particular/blogpost/kettaleditsthebasketchairbynannaditzel/N/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Basket chair</a> from the 1950s, she designed the <a href="https://www.kettal.com/en/particular/blogpost/viminidepatriciaurquiolaen/N/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vimini</a> outdoor collection for <a href="https://www.kettal.com/en/particular/index/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kettal</a> with the hope that their similarities might conjure up feelings of home. Overall, the collection is modern with moments of tradition that make it feel like an &#8220;object of memory&#8221;.
The basket-like structures of the seating inspired the Vimini name, which is Italian for ‘wicker’, as well as rhyming with Bimini, an island that Urquiola enjoys. The pieces feature wooden frames with woven wicker basket-like seats that hold cushions for additional comfort. The collection includes sofas, dining chairs, and side tables.
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