LAYERS: A Collection of 3D Printed Everyday Objects by UAU project

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                                Presented during NYCxDESIGN, LAYERS is a collection of household objects that are designed by <a href="http://uauproject.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UAU project</a> to be made at home using a desktop 3D printer. While desktop 3D printers have often been seen as a novelty and not capable of producing anything useful, the Warsaw-based studio aims to change that to prove that design-focused products can be 3D printed at home.
The products may be designed by them in Poland but the items themselves can be printed anywhere in the world without the need for the typical supply chain, thereby reducing costs and their carbon footprint. And since the entire design is a digital creation, it can be customized by each individual. Each product is printed using 100% biodegradable PLA filaments, which also happen to be made from renewable resources. Photos by Jan Kriwol, Daniel Jaroszek, and UAU Project.
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FLUID ADD-ONS: Jenny Nordberg’s First Solo Exhibition in Stockholm

FLUID ADD-ONS: Jenny Nordberg’s First Solo Exhibition in Stockholm Swedish designer Jenny Nordberg recently opened her first solo exhibition in Stockholm with stockholmmodern where she presented a new collection of work, including mirrors, pewter mirrors, a thermometer/clock, and candleholders. As with her previous work, FLUID ADD-ONS includes pieces driven by experimentation with focus on the uncontrollable and highly standardized. Take a look. Mirrors is a series of Square and Circular Mirrors, each in an edition of 10, that were born from research on to ancient mirror making techniques done back in 2014 when she was working on her 3 to 5 Seconds – Rapid Handmade Production project. Falling in love with the process and its results, Nordberg created these oversized mirrors by applying a thin layer of silver (Ag) on the glass and letting it do its thing. Since liquids are uncontrollable, each mirror is different. Estrid are a series of one-of-a-kind pewter mirrors where she adapted a method
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Superlife Empire: A Star Wars Inspired Collection by SUPERLIFE

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                                <a href="http://www.superlife.ch/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SUPERLIFE</a>, the Swiss design collective that previously brought us <a href="https://design-milk.com/glouton-clever-shelf-contain-plastic-bags/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">clever plastic bag storage</a> and <a href="https://design-milk.com/daily-objects-perform-another-function-disaster/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">items you might need in a disaster</a>, are back with a timely collection inspired by <em>Star Wars</em>. Consisting of six objects, <a href="http://www.superlife.ch/#/works/superlifeempire.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Superlife Empire</a> includes a R2-D2 mirror, TIE fighter hooks, a Millennium Falcon table, a Chewbacca Lamp, a laser sword candleholder, and a Darth Vader bench.
The collection is on display until October 14th, 2018 at the Western Swiss museum, La Maison d’Ailleurs, in the “Je suis ton père” (which translates to ‘I am your father’) exhibition and will now be available for order. Each piece is a limited edition of 99, so, if you want the force to always be with you, visit superlife.ch for info about purchasing.
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Executive Objects: Minimalist Tabletop Objects That Follow a Specific Design Manifesto

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                                <a href="https://www.richardclarkson.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Richard Clarkson Studio</a> launched a new collection of homewares called <a href="https://www.richardclarkson.com/executive-objects" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Executive Objects</a> that are made for the tabletop. The items in the collection follow a manifesto that stems from the studio’s design style and ideology, stating that each object must be:
1) minimal in style
2) geometric in form
3) honest in material
4) elegant in simplicity
5) sculptural to the core. Check out this slightly meditative video to witness the attention to the tiniest of details: Bloc is an unassuming brass square that opens bottles or can sit elegantly on your desk as a paperweight as it weighs about 15 oz (ideal for popping open a cold bottle at the end of the day). Spoke is a flat pack fruit bowl that resembles a bike wheel as its design was inspired by the spoke-hub mechanism. Poise is a self-balancing cement + brass candlestick holder that is both strong yet
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2017 Gift Guide: Skim Milk

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                                Gifting is not always easy, but we want to help make that process a bit simpler by including some of our favorite minimalist, functional, and beautiful products.
Dome Bookends by Cofield \\ $190
A beautiful set of smooth hand-turned bookends made out of solid maple with a whitewash finish. Étui II by The Atelier YUL \\ $75
The perfect case for small items. Made of 100% genuine pebbled leather, it fits a variety of small objects, including: mini iPad, iPhone, notebook, pens and pencils. Bottle Humidifier by 11+ \\ $69
This USB-powered humidifier is perfect for those dry winter months. Just fill with water and plug into your computer for a soothing mist that can humidify a studio, bedroom, or office. 001 Candle Holder by Orphan Work \\ $180
Founded on the concept of adopting work from anonymous artists, each piece is meticulously handmade by a family of master artisans. Available in brass or
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Veleiro Minimalist Candle Holder by Ventura Lab

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                                Created by Brazilian studio <a href="https://www.vntrlab.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Lab</a>, <a href="https://www.vntrlab.com/veleiro"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Veleiro</a> is a minimalist candle holder designed for easy movement and candle attachment. Each candle holder is made with a wood scraps from the furniture industry and carbon steel, with a silhouette that resembles a sailboat.
Veleiro gets its name from the Portuguese word ‘vela’ which translates to both ‘candle’ and ‘sail’, perfectly suiting the design. The wooden base can hold matches or any small stuff, while the metal lid features a triangular flap with prongs that hold the candle in place. That same part is what’s used to carry the candle holder around if you need to move it.
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10 Timeless Designs That Make the Perfect Gift from YLiving

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.yliving.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">YLiving</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                It&#8217;s official – the holidays are here as easily witnessed at your nearest mall or avenue which most likely are decked out for the season. It&#8217;s a hard pill to swallow but we must embrace the chaos of the holidays and that doesn&#8217;t mean gift giving has to be stressful. We&#8217;ve taken some of the guesswork out of the equation for you with 10 gifts from <a href="https://www.yliving.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">YLiving</a> that are classic designs that will never go out of style. Take a look.
Husband and wife design team, Charles and Ray Eames, are the ones behind the ever-popular Eames Hang-It-All® for Herman Miller. The coat rack has been a fun option for hanging all your gear by the front door, in the bathroom, or bedroom since 1953,
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2017 Gift Guide: Handmade

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                                We&#8217;re kicking the upcoming holiday season off with the first of many gift guides, where we scoured the internet to look for a collection of gifts that were handmade. When you purchase a handmade item, you&#8217;re not only supporting someone&#8217;s craft, you&#8217;re giving a gift with tons of thought and love behind it. Each item is a little bit different, as an actual human brought it to life, making the gift that much more special. Take a look at 10 handmade items just about anyone on your holiday list would probably love to receive.
Crosswalk Clutch by Ellen Julia Brown \\ $58
An everyday clutch featuring a curved line pattern that was inspired by the troweled cement from a street in Toulouse, France. Handcrafted Wood Bulbs from Food54 \\ From $64-$674 (set of 4)
Sourced from Farmhouse Pottery, these wooden bowls are hand-carved from New England ash wood and then
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Porcelain Takes Center Stage for Gabriella Levy’s Light Fixtures

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                                Designers sometimes like to work with only one material of choice so that they can gain complete mastery of skills with that one material. For designer Gabriella Levy, it’s porcelain for its malleability and versatility. She founded her studio <a href="http://www.immerlit.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">immerLit</a> in 2013 (<em>immer</em> roughly translates to always in German), where she creates beautiful, functional art that combines craftsmanship, modern technology, and functional sculpture design in the form of translucent porcelain lighting fixtures and various objets d’art.
Because of the nature of porcelain clay, Gabriella can explore endless ways to facilitate the interplay between porcelain, translucency, and light. Her current collection includes pendants, lamps, and candle votives that create a dreamy, soft, almost cloud-like glow in a room.
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Best of ICFF 2017: Part 2 – Favorites from Stefan Rurak Studio, Arturo Alvarez, and More

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                                Continuing onto our second installment in our <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/icff-2017/" data-wpel-link="internal">Best of ICFF 2017</a> mini series, we’re sharing more favorites of new modern design from around the world. Scroll through to see what we found&#8230; (If you missed the first installment, take a look <a href="http://design-milk.com/best-of-icff-2017-carolines-favorites/" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>!)
Ooumm (named after the sound you make when you take whiff of a beautifully scented candle) showcased their luxurious marble candleholders that also double as marble art sculptures with their geometric forms. The company develops their own fragrances that they pair with their unique objects. We’ve been a long-time fan of Pigeon Toe’s beaded light fixtures and were happy to see that they were our Milk Stand booth neighbors! They debuted their latest Beaded Cluster Chandelier in matte ceramics and brass hardware. These industrial Scarpa Lights by Stefan Rurak Studio caught our eye with their solid wood walnut base and cast concrete “shade.” You couldn’t walk
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Nordic designers create mix-and-match objects based on drawing game

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/designmarch-2016/"><strong>DesignMarch 2016:</strong></a> a group of Nordic designers have created a range of homeware using a concept borrowed from the pen-and-paper game Picture Consequences (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/14/1plus1plus1-candle-holders-furniture-spark-design-space-exhibition-iceland-designmarch-2016/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Nordic designers create mix-and-match objects based on drawing game

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/designmarch-2016/"><strong>DesignMarch 2016:</strong></a> a group of Nordic designers have created a range of homeware using a concept borrowed from the pen-and-paper game Picture Consequences (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/14/1plus1plus1-candle-holders-furniture-spark-design-space-exhibition-iceland-designmarch-2016/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Bereaved families remember Mars astronauts with Franziska Steingen’s Soot Home Grieving Set

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        If an astronaut were to die on their way to the <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mars">red planet</a>, German designer Franziska Steingen's Soot Home Grieving Set is intended to help their family mourn the loss. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/01/26/soot-home-grieving-set-franziska-steingen-mourning-mars-astronauts/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

David Derksen creates an “abstract cityscape” with Table Architecture products

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/northmodern-design-fair-copenhagen-2016/"><strong>Northmodern 2016:</strong></a> Dutch designer <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/david-derksen">David Derksen</a> has designed a set of table trays and candle holders which, when grouped together, are reminiscent of a city skyline (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/01/19/david-derksen-table-architecture-cityscape-trays-candle-holders-northmodern-2016/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Lars Beller Fjetland designs self-extinguishing Moment candlestick for Hay

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2015/maison-objet-2015/"><strong>Maison&amp;Objet 2015:</strong></a> this cast-iron <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/candle-holders/">candle holder</a> by Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland automatically puts out the flame just before the wick burns out (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/07/moment-candle-extinguisher-lars-beller-wrong-for-hay-maison-objet-2015/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Page Thirty Three launches customisable Tactile Equations homeware collection

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        Australian design brand Page Thirty Three has released a range of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/homeware-tag/">homeware</a>, including objects that owners are encouraged to "complete" themselves. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/24/page-thirty-three-tactile-equations-collection-customisable-homeware/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>