The Bluestone Clad Quarry House in Brighton, Australia by Finnis Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-bluestone-clad-quarry-house-in-brighton-australia-by-finnis-architects/quarry-house-finnis-architects-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Quarry-House-Finnis-Architects-0-810x540.jpg" alt="The Bluestone Clad Quarry House in Brighton, Australia by Finnis Architects" /></a>
                                Situated on a corner lot in Brighton, Australia, the <a href="http://finnisarchitects.com.au/portfolio/quarry-house/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Quarry House</a> exudes a strong curbside presence with its bluestone exterior. The residence, designed by <a href="http://finnisarchitects.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Finnis Architects</a>, boasts a minimalist aesthetic with its subtle color palette and rectilinear that&#8217;s accentuated by the lines of the stone grid.
The wooden soffits continue through the interior of the house covering the ceilings with linear strips of wood. The warm wood used alongside the bluestone makes for a balanced use of materials. The ground floor houses the public living spaces, like the kitchen, dining room, and living room, which seamlessly extend outdoors to the elongated swimming pool. The dining room benefits from a double height ceiling which allows natural light to fill the home. The living room features floor-to-ceiling pivoting doors that give the space an indoor/outdoor feel. Photography by Tom Roe.
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Celebrating Detroit as the First UNESCO City of Design with a Month-Long Design Extravaganza

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

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

Wood paneling was all the rage in the mid-20th century, before falling out of favor for decades. If you wanted an updated home, the first thing to go was the wood paneling on the walls. Bright, sleek colors were used to replace what was seen as dated wood textures. But now wood paneling is back. People are finding clever ways to use it in a variety of modern styles. With some sleek geometry, creative stylings and light colors, wood paneling fits well into the updated, modern space. Read on for several ways to use wood paneling in your modern home.
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Warm wood paneling creates great contrast with cool grays. Image: Heritage Construction Companies

Use wood paneling to create sleek lines

A wonderful aspect of wood paneling is that it can produce sleek geometry. By cutting the paneling into narrow strips, you can get a more lined, geometric look. Modern
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Miró Rivera Architects Designs the Sustainable Hill Country House

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/miro-rivera-architects-designs-the-sustainable-hill-country-house/hill-country-house-miro-rivera-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Hill-Country-House-Miro-Rivera-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Miró Rivera Architects Designs the Sustainable Hill Country House" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.mirorivera.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Miró Rivera Architects</a> recently completed <a href="https://www.mirorivera.com/hill-country-house/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hill Country House</a>, a sustainable residence located in Central Texas. The angular home was designed as a prototype show house for a rural sustainable community to show the possibilities of a self-sustaining home in the country. The homeowners, who set a modest budget, dubbed it &#8220;The Sanctuary&#8221; as it&#8217;s designed to &#8220;bring people together and find spiritual renewal in a responsible, sustainable setting.&#8221;
The design gives a modern spin to a farmhouse featuring irregular roof lines and contrasting exterior materials while resting on a relaxing Texas Hill Country meadow. The exterior is clad in corrugated metal panels with locally-sourced cypress for a warm, yet modern look. A limestone chimney gives nod to an existing structure on the 47-acre property that’s made of dry-stacked local stone. White walls give the interior a clean, minimalist feel with pecan floors warming things up with their beautiful
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