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.
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                                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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Floating Pavilion / Shen Ting Tseng architects

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  • Lighting Design: WEDO Group
  • Structural Engineer: A.S Studio
  • Kite Design And Manufacture: Buteo Huang’s Art Kite
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Concept Concept
Concept Concept

“Floating” was a temporal architecture exhibited in the TFAM plaza which lasted for three months. The plaza is situated on the edge of urban center, adjacent to riverbank on the north side, hence causing frequent wind across the plaza. Due to the unbearable gusts of wind and subtropical sunlight on this plaza, people visiting the museum usually hurry inside the museum building, leaving the plaza a space lacking vitality.

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In response to the natural feature of the site, the concept of “Floating” is derived from the attributes of wind and light. By joining

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Michael Ford on why teaching Hip Hop Architecture is crucial

Ford thinks that hip-hop culture, from rapping to break-dancing, is the ultimate critique of midcentury modern vertical slums, and one that could be translated positively into new buildings and city plans [...] By promoting what he calls "Hip Hop Architecture," Ford is advocating an attitude and an approach more than a style.

After architect Michael Ford was inspired to enter the profession by Professor Dan Pitera, “a self-described ‘political and social activist masquerading as an architect’”, he is working on bringing Hip Hop Architecture nationwide to schoolkids everywhere. “Through his writing, teaching and national speaking, Ford aims to dissolve barriers that have discouraged black children from becoming architects, city planners and urban designers.”

Rejecting modernist master planning notions, MAD’s Milan master plan repurposes dilapidated rail yards by symbiosis

Repurposing and renovation have gained greater appeal in the years since the overwhelming success of The High Line, extending to a variety of applications and structures. At the recent Milan Design Week, MAD took this to a new level by showcasing their proposal for a new masterplan of Milan, which transforms dilapidated rail yards into a series of thriving new city districts, or micro-systems. According to MAD, these spatial districts, termed “City of Connections,” “City of Green,” “City of Living,” “City of Culture,” and “City of Resources" each address "a vernacular development typical of Italian cities, where various typological elements and scales are overlapped into dense systems of relations. Designing first at the human scale within recognizable landmarks, the broader urban scale is connected to smaller ones through the interjection of topographic landscapes, serving to unify the continually changing relations of the pedestrian, city, and nature. Each of the yards, Continue reading "Rejecting modernist master planning notions, MAD’s Milan master plan repurposes dilapidated rail yards by symbiosis"

Finding Shapes in Drapes with Society6

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                                <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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Archinect’s Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #132

Looking for a job? Archinect's Employer of the Day Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of active listings on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our FacebookEmployer of the Day is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work. In case you missed them, here are some of the latest EOTD-featured firms. With summer just around the corner, more firms are looking for interns.
  1. Ballistic Architecture Machine - BAM (Facebook feature)
    Currently hiring: Lead Landscape Designer

Photo credit: Terrence Zhang. 2. Colega Architects (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Junior Architect
Image credit: Colega Architects.
  1. DkGr Architects (Facebook feature)
    Currently hiring: Intern

Image credit: DkGr Architects. 4. Caterina Tiazzoldi Studio (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Internship
Image credit: Caterina Tiazzoldi Studio.
  1. STUDIOrobert jamieson (Facebook feature)
    Currently hiring: Summer Intern
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A Backyard Pavilion and Pool for the Perfect Escape

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                                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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Patom Organic Living / NITAPROW

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  • Architects: NITAPROW
  • Location: 17/13 Soi Sukhumvit 49/6, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
  • Design Team: Nita Yuvaboon, Prow Puttorngul
  • Area: 110.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Ketsiree Wongwan
  • Landscape Consultant: Kritsada Aunphim
  • Contractor : S.K.F. Construction Ltd., Part.
  • Client : Patom Co.,Ltd.
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Site plan Site plan

From the architect. Tucked away in Thonglor’s prime residential neighbourhood, the newly constructed building serves as a shop/showroom for Patom body care products, a small 25-seat café and a place for raising ecological awareness and sustainable living through a series of workshops and farmers market held in the garden, selling fresh produce from the local network of organic farmers.

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The small wood-framed glass building sits on a slightly raised mound covered by wild grass and ferns that naturally soften its rectangular footprint while carefully preserving an

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New York to spend $100M to extend the Waterfront Greenway surrounding Manhattan

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile ring of parkland that surrounds Manhattan—or almost all of it, that is. Between 41st and 61st Streets along the East River lies a “glaring gap”, as The New York Times calls it. Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will spend $100 million to close part of the gap, with another $5 million dedicated to smaller gaps in Harlem and Inwood. Specifically, a path will be built atop pilings from 53rd to 61st Street, standing some 15 feet from the shoreline on a boardwalk rising above the water. Eventually, the goal is to surround the entire island with bike and running paths. “The Hudson River Greenway has vastly improved quality of life on the West Side, and we want families in every corner in the borough to have that same access to bike, walk and play along the water,” Mr. de Continue reading "New York to spend $100M to extend the Waterfront Greenway surrounding Manhattan"

Made in London: Archie Proudfoot

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                                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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Peter Cook’s Advice For Young Architects: “Get Out and Look!”


The legendary, ever-insightful Sir Peter Cook recently shared some advice for students with Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering (KADK). Recommending ideas such as studying at two or more schools, working in at least two countries, and getting outside and simply watching people, it is clear that the key component to Sir Cook's suggestions for self-improvement as an architect is a diverse and engaged set of personal experiences. ArchDaily has also had a few opportunities to speak with Sir Cook, and just as we see in the video below, his passion and good will always shine.

The full text of Sir Cook's comments:

I think that a young architect jus starting out should go to at least two architecture schools, I think they should work in at least two different countries and I think they shouldn't just listen to what the elders tell them. I think

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What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer? A Look at Architecture Summer Camps Around the Country

At least in Los Angeles, we have already started hitting temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit signaling the coming of summer. For parents, this is often an urgent reminder that the school year will be ending soon and plans need to be in place for the summer. For those already expecting little builders out of their offspring, here are a few summer camp options to tide them over.

How 3 Architecture Firms Are Using Showreels to Present and Promote Their Work

For a director or actor, putting together a showreel—a short video of spliced together footage—is the first step in securing a gig. Think of it as a cinematic portfolio: the means by which you present your work to the world (or the world of your profession, at least), when your work is in motion. It might seem redundant, then, for an architect to have one too. After all, buildings are, by and large, static objects—and drawings, plans, photos and renderings can tell a lot. But, for those architects that do attempt to encapsulate their portfolio with real, edited footage—usually in combination with either voice-over or text statements—the rewards can be great. Not only does it make their work very accessible, it's also a bit of a control freak’s dream: the narrative of the practice is orchestrated, down to the millisecond.