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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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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Matt Hoyt’s Chrysalis: Evidence of Time

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/matt-hoyt-evidence-time/matt-hoyt2_bureau_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Matt-Hoyt2_Bureau_01-810x580.jpg" alt="Matt Hoyt&#8217;s Chrysalis: Evidence of Time" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.bureau-inc.com/mainsite/Artists/Hoyt/MattHoyt.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Matt Hoyt</a> is famous for tiny sculptures that take an incredible amount of time. His newest works, entitled <a href="http://www.bureau-inc.com/mainsite/Exhibitions/2017/Hoyt.Chrysalis.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer"><em>Chrysalis</em></a>, are on view at <a href="http://www.bureau-inc.com/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bureau Gallery</a> this month, take a risky turn for an artist famous for small: they’re slightly bigger.

Untitled (Group 152 – Join), 2012-2016, 54 component objects comprised of some or all of the following: various putties, epoxy resin, krazy glue, tempera and spray paint

Untitled (Group 152 – Join), 2012-2016, with Bone Formation, 2015-2017

Bone Formation, 2015-2017, Various putties

Like his previous work, Matt creates sculptures over YEARS (note the date range in the titles), often shelving half-completed sculptures for so long that he forgets the original goal of the finished form. He is therefore constantly rediscovering, reexamining, and rebuilding his own forms. The colors aren’t solely aesthetic, but demonstrate the journey of alterations and additions as new putties, clays and resins build on previous forms.

10 Modern Puzzles Adults Will Want to Get Their Hands On

                                Puzzles aren&#8217;t just child&#8217;s play these days with all kinds of artists and designers coming out with versions both adults and kids will want to fight over. From abstract, geometric, colorful, pop art, and everything in between, we searched the world wide web for puzzles adults will be trying to steal from the children in their life. Take a look.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-modern-puzzles-adults-will-want-to-get-their-hands-on/roundup-modern-puzzles-2a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Roundup-Modern-Puzzles-2a-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Puzzles Adults Will Want to Get Their Hands On" /></a>
                                1. <a href="http://www.warholstore.com/shop/campbell-soup/andy-warhol-andy-warhol-soup-can-green-puzzle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Andy Warhol Soup Can Green Puzzle</a>  2. <a href="https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/generativeProduct.php?code=182"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">2-in-1 Challenge Puzzle by Nervous System</a>  3. <a href="http://www.landofnod.com/charley-harper-jigsaw-puzzle/s300559"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Charley Harper Jigsaw Puzzle from The Land of Nod</a>  4. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Heye-Affeto-Piece-Jigsaw-Puzzle/dp/B006VCFUMO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&#038;qid=1492019835&%23038;sr=8-5&%23038;keywords=modern+puzzle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rex Ray Affeto Puzzle by Heye</a>  5. <a href="https://www.artifactpuzzles.com/products/small-four-color-map"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Small Four-Color-Map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle by Artifact Puzzles</a>  6. <a href="http://www.bobsyouruncle.com/main/puzzles-category/vinyl-collection/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">A Vinyl Collection Puzzle</a>  7. <a href="https://www.areaware.com/products/gradient-puzzle-red-yellow"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bryce Wilner&#8217;s Gradient Puzzle &#8211; Red/Yellow for Areaware</a>  8. <a href="https://store.moma.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_New-York-City-Magnet-Puzzle_10451_10001_240755_-1_26698_26700_240790"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">New York City Magnet Puzzle</a>  9. <a href="https://www.ammobooks.com/products/alexander-girard-eden-giant-floor-puzzle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Alexander Girard Eden Giant Floor Puzzle by Gloria Fowler</a>  10. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Artifact-Puzzles-Mondrian-Wooden-Jigsaw/dp/B00EBEALJG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&#038;qid=1492019800&%23038;sr=8-1&%23038;keywords=piet+mondrian+puzzle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Piet Mondrian Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle</a>

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See It and Repeat It: Mantra Art Prints from Society6

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/see-repeat-mantra-art-prints-society6/mantras-society6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/mantras-society6-810x405.jpg" alt="See It and Repeat It: Mantra Art Prints from Society6" /></a>
                                Sometimes, you just need a good mantra or a few good words to complete your gallery wall, especially when it’ll hang above your work desk where you sit for 8+ hours in the day. I have a growing collection of art prints that are ready to be made into a gallery wall but I’m looking to <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6’s</a> typographic <a href="https://society6.com/art?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">art prints</a> to add just one more. Here are a few of the ones I’m considering to help get me through the day…
Say yes to new adventures art print by Cosmic Store Hustle Gradient (everyday 6/365) art print by Glitch Good Vibes Only art print by THE AESTATE Courage art print by Maisao Fear Less art print by The Empwr Co. I just want to drink tea create stuff and sleep art print by WORDS BRAND™ NEVER art print by WASTED RITA If Not Now Then When art print by WRDBNR do
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See It and Repeat It: Mantra Art Prints from Society6

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/see-repeat-mantra-art-prints-society6/mantras-society6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/mantras-society6-810x405.jpg" alt="See It and Repeat It: Mantra Art Prints from Society6" /></a>
                                Sometimes, you just need a good mantra or a few good words to complete your gallery wall, especially when it’ll hang above your work desk where you sit for 8+ hours in the day. I have a growing collection of art prints that are ready to be made into a gallery wall but I’m looking to <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6’s</a> typographic <a href="https://society6.com/art?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">art prints</a> to add just one more. Here are a few of the ones I’m considering to help get me through the day…
Say yes to new adventures art print by Cosmic Store Hustle Gradient (everyday 6/365) art print by Glitch Good Vibes Only art print by THE AESTATE Courage art print by Maisao Fear Less art print by The Empwr Co. I just want to drink tea create stuff and sleep art print by WORDS BRAND™ NEVER art print by WASTED RITA If Not Now Then When art print by WRDBNR do
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See It and Repeat It: Mantra Art Prints from Society6

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/see-repeat-mantra-art-prints-society6/mantras-society6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/mantras-society6-810x405.jpg" alt="See It and Repeat It: Mantra Art Prints from Society6" /></a>
                                Sometimes, you just need a good mantra or a few good words to complete your gallery wall, especially when it’ll hang above your work desk where you sit for 8+ hours in the day. I have a growing collection of art prints that are ready to be made into a gallery wall but I’m looking to <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6’s</a> typographic <a href="https://society6.com/art?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">art prints</a> to add just one more. Here are a few of the ones I’m considering to help get me through the day…
Say yes to new adventures art print by Cosmic Store Hustle Gradient (everyday 6/365) art print by Glitch Good Vibes Only art print by THE AESTATE Courage art print by Maisao Fear Less art print by The Empwr Co. I just want to drink tea create stuff and sleep art print by WORDS BRAND™ NEVER art print by WASTED RITA If Not Now Then When art print by WRDBNR do
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Amy Meier’s Geometric Objects for Stone Yard, Inc.

                                Rancho Santa Fe based interior designer <a href="https://www.amymeierdesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amy Meier</a> recently partnered with <a href="http://www.stoneyardinc.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stone Yard, Inc.&#8217;s</a> Mitch Brean on a <a href="http://www.stoneyardinc.com/amy-meier-collection/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">collection of geometric objects</a> made of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) with an antiqued plaster &#8220;Gesso&#8221; finish. The pair had worked together in the past on custom furnishings and with a shared affection for all things geometric, the hand-carved collaboration was a natural fit. Merging contemporary shapes with an aged finish was the perfect contrast to bring together the series of five sculptural objects.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/amy-meiers-geometric-objects-for-stone-yard-inc/amy-meier-stone-yard-shapes-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Amy-Meier-Stone-Yard-shapes-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Amy Meier&#8217;s Geometric Objects for Stone Yard, Inc." /></a>
                                Meier, on the inspiration:
Last spring I was walking through the Parisian flea market Saint Paul Marché and found the most interesting plaster models that art students use to sketch and study shapes. They were so simple, but had this beautiful patina, a hallmark of real age but the geometric shapes felt so contemporary. I loved that contrast.
From Brean about the handcrafting process:
I like to
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kinder MODERN Launches Artist Rug Collection With Cody Hoyt

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/kinder-modern-launches-artist-rug-collection-with-cody-hoyt/kindermodern-codyhoyt-banner_persp/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/kinderMODERN-CodyHoyt-Banner_Persp-810x592.jpg" alt="kinder MODERN Launches Artist Rug Collection With Cody Hoyt" /></a>
                                <a href="http://kindermodern.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">kinder MODERN</a> recently launched the first in their <a href="http://kindermodern.com/cody-hoyt-artist-rug/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">kM Artist Rug Collection</a> with ceramicist <a href="http://codyhoyt.tumblr.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cody Hoyt</a>. Together, they&#8217;re combining two different fields of work into one, ethereal collection.
Cody Hoyt is best known for his unique process-based method of work, which results in mesmerizing studies of pattern, color, material and now, non-traditional clay vessels. To create his collection, kinder MODERN translated Cody’s work into off-geometric rugs that become artwork that lay under your feet. Despite using a whole new canvas for his work, the rugs still manage to display and enhance the captivating visuals of Cody’s work. Marbled, striated patterns are reminiscent of nature’s topography, while other patterns mimic the waves of an animal’s coat. All rugs are made from hand-tufted New Zealand wool. Photos courtesy of kinder MODERN.
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Le Refuge: The Most Instagrammed Thing at Milan Design Week

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                                Every design event seems to have THAT THING. You know, the thing that everyone congregates to and must photograph. These days it doesn&#8217;t end with simply a photograph – nope, that photo is going to end up on Instagram and hopefully it will be intriguing enough for people to smash that like button. &#8220;That thing&#8221; at Milan Design Week? It&#8217;s Le Refuge, a pink, jungle-like daybed designed by Parisian/Italian artist and designer <a href="http://www.bloomroomstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Marc Ange</a> at the <a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/salone-del-mobile/2017/preview/handmade?iid=sr-link1" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wallpaper* Handmade</a> exhibition space.
From Ange:
Le Refuge is a place where one finds comfort and peace. It is the projection of a childhood memory. Its large leaves form a shelter under the sun, away from reality, just like those of the imaginary jungle that grows in the room of a child who seeks escape.
You can visit Le Refuge in person within the Mediateca di Santa Teresa in Milan through April 9th, 2017.
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Shadows in the Windows by Ponti Design Studio

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/shadows-in-the-windows-by-ponti-design-studio/ponti-shadows-in-the-windows-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Ponti-Shadows-in-the-Windows-1-810x599.jpg" alt="Shadows in the Windows by Ponti Design Studio" /></a>
                                Italian designer Andrea Ponti, of <a href="http://www.andreaponti.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ponti Design Studio</a>, took a look at two often seen staples of Hong Kong&#8217;s urban landscape – a window and a chair – when creating <a href="http://www.andreaponti.com/projects/milano_salone_2017.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shadows in the Windows</a>, a project introduced at this year&#8217;s Milan Design Week. When looking at large apartments and skyscrapers, the rows and rows of identical windows become impersonal. Take a second look and you begin to see a bit of a story about the person or persons living there, possibly even catching a glimpse of their shadow.
Oftentimes what goes along with those windows is a seat that sits right by it, one whose silhouette you might see. For the project, Ponti created a series of seats within square window frames looking very similar, but each one has its own distinct look. The concept is much like what you’d find behind the various windows and reflects an aspect of the architecture
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Ceramics That Merge Modern Technology with Traditional Techniques

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/ceramics-that-merge-modern-technology-with-traditional-techniques/matt-davis-hyperreality-1-hi-res-lo-res-vases/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Matt-Davis-Hyperreality-1-Hi-res-Lo-res-Vases-810x553.jpg" alt="Ceramics That Merge Modern Technology with Traditional Techniques" /></a>
                                These hyperreal vessels are the work of British designer <a href="http://ceramicsx.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Matt Davis</a> who took the idea of basic ceramics and threw it out the window. Instead, Davis merges modern technology with some traditional techniques to give his work a look that appears to be digital and living inside your video screen.
First, 3D printed models are made after using software to design the objects. The models are molded and then slip cast in either bone china or black porcelain and carefully fired while being held up so that they don’t collapse. The results are either a low res (above) or high res (below) look, much like an image on your screen. Photos by James Oaten.
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Chamber Presents: “Domestic Appeal” Part III of Collection #3

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/chamber-presents-domestic-appeal-part-iii-of-collection-3/chambers3-installation-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/chambers3-installation-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Chamber Presents: &#8220;Domestic Appeal&#8221; Part III of Collection #3" /></a>
                                <a href="http://chambernyc.com/collections/collection_3" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Chamber</a>, a <a href="http://design-milk.com/visit-chamber/" data-wpel-link="internal">boutique we visited</a> in New York City, launched &#8220;Domestic Appeal,&#8221; Part III of Collection #3, a show that&#8217;s been curated by design critic and co-founder of Depot Basel, Matylda Krzykowski. Collection #3 is centered around Richard Hamilton&#8217;s 1956 artwork, exploring the same objects that were once featured in his work over half a century ago. Artists and designers from around the world created unique, domestic-themed goods that create a semi-urban domestic space.
Tom Hancock created DPDR, a metal and leather lounge chair that began as a digital design, and then was printed and cut out, removing any true function. It serves as a singular aesthetic experience. Graphic Time are abstract clocks that interpret time pieces in a graphic and diverse way, by Christoph Brach. Margriet Craens + Lucas Maassen teamed up to create a cabinet that is half remake of a Rietveld-cabinet, and half “Billy” from IKEA. “Let’s Stick
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Desktop Wallpaper: April 2017

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/desktop-wallpaper-april-2017/dm-wallpaper-1704-2560x1440-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/DM-Wallpaper-1704-2560x1440-1-810x456.jpg" alt="Desktop Wallpaper: April 2017" /></a>
                                Another month has flown by and you know what that means: a new Desktop Wallpaper for you to switch out on your tech devices! We’ve been featuring modern wallpaper, textile, and pattern brands this year so today, we’re sharing Bobby Berk’s <a href="https://www.tempaperdesigns.com/lines-washed-on-white.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">LINES wallpaper</a> created in collaboration with <a href="https://www.tempaperdesigns.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tempaper</a>.
Tempaper’s wallpapers are self-adhesive, removable (so that you can change up a room as often as you’d like) and 100% made in the USA. Berk’s LINES wallpaper is simple, classic, and filled with texture and now, it’s paired with a perfectly fitting quote from the designer himself for you to download. Click on the size below to download: DESKTOP: 1024×768 \\ 1280×1024 \\ 1680×1050 \\ 1900×1200 \\ 2560×1440 MOBILE: iPhone 6 \\ iPhone 6 Plus \\ iPad Check out more of Tempaper’s wallpapers here and more of Bobby Berk’s work here and here. View and download past Designer Desktops here.
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Listen to Episode 27 of Clever: Debbie Millman

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-27-of-clever-debbie-millman/debbie-millman-portrait-john-madere/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Debbie-Millman-portrait-John-Madere-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 27 of Clever: Debbie Millman" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-27-debbie-millman" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">the latest episode of Clever</a>, brand strategist, OG podcaster and all-around badass, Debbie Millman, traces the genesis of her branding talent back to the Stayfree packaging at her father’s pharmacy, shares the poignant details of how a pair of lime green Levi’s helped her cope with a painful childhood and just generally oozes wisdom and deep thoughts with every word. Plus, she offers a revelatory distinction between courage and confidence and has an enduring fondness for potato chips. Listen:

AIGA/NY 30th Anniversary Poster

Books by Debbie Millman

Don’t forget to check out Debbie’s Friday Five, too.
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