PATTERNITY + John Lewis Launch Collection of Geometric Goods

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/patternity-john-lewis-launch-collection-of-geometric-goods/john-lewispatternity-0-ritual-reflect-rug/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-0-Ritual-Reflect-rug-810x549.jpg" alt="PATTERNITY + John Lewis Launch Collection of Geometric Goods" /></a>
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Pattern pioneers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, of London-based PATTERNITY, just launched an eye-popping collaboration with British retailer John Lewis that spans housewares and fashion. The bold PATTERNITY + John Lewis collection is full of graphic black and white patterns that land on everything from leggings, parkas, dresses, and sweaters, to pillows, bedding, towels, bath accessories, rugs, candles, and incense, that will no doubt inspire happiness in your life. By working with the legendary retailer, PATTERNITY was able create designs that were of high quality but at reasonable prices, and for the first time, a collaboration that includes both fashion and home goods. From Anna Murray:
This collaboration is a celebration of the power of pattern to positively connect different areas of our daily lives. It is a playful exploration of the fundamental shapes, rituals and textures that make our lives and we hope it will help inspire people
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UNIQLO and Marimekko Reveal Limited Edition Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqlo-and-marimekko-reveal-limited-edition-collection/uniqloxmarimekko-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/UniqloxMarimekko-Collection-1-810x422.jpg" alt="UNIQLO and Marimekko Reveal Limited Edition Collection" /></a>
                                Japanese clothing retailer <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/home/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO</a> revealed their latest collaboration and this one takes them all the way to Finland to partner with iconic Finish design house <a href="https://us.marimekko.com/#US"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marimekko</a>. The <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/marimekko/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO x Marimekko</a> special edition collection includes nine items featuring bold prints inspired by nature and urban lifestyle, designed by Marimekko pattern designer Maija Louekari.
The collaboration is a fitting one, as both brands aim to create products that enhance daily life, and with Marimekko’s beloved prints mixed with UNIQLO’s casual styling, it’s a no-brainer. The collection marks a brand-new print design and includes t-shirts (2 styles, 10 colors/patterns), French-sleeve blouses (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), wide cropped pants (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), short-sleeved dresses (1 style, 4 colors/patterns), French-sleeve dresses (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), canvas sneakers ((1 style, 3 colors/patterns), and bags (2 styles, 5 colors/patterns). The UNIQLO x Marimekko Collection will launch online and in stores on March 29th, 2018 at 9pm
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Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2017

                                In 2017, Design Milk covered everything when it came to Style + Fashion – including wearable devices, architectural jewelry, geometric games, and eyeglasses made from sheet metal. Want to see which post from this category got the most love this year? Read on to find out&#8230;
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-style-fashion-posts-of-2017/ces2017_motiv-ring-011111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/CES2017_motiv-ring-011111-810x556.jpg" alt="Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/ces-2017-motiv-activity-tracker-ring/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">CES 2017: The Titanium-Encased Motiv Activity Tracker Ring</a><br />
This lightweight, waterproof titanium ring keeps tabs on the wearer’s daily activity, heart rate, and quality of sleep for up to 5 days per charge.
  1. Contemporary Jewelry Designed by an Architect
    Architect Ayça Ozbank merged her love of urban cities and jewelry to create Mara Paris, sculptural jewelry that’s wearable.
  1. The Essential Travel Shoe: Allbirds Wool Loungers
    The cozy Wool Lounger from Allbirds combines the comfort and softness of a slipper with the style of a trendy, slip-on shoe.
  1. Jiwoong Jung’s “Hidden Time” Watch Is a Minimalist Magic Act By the Hour
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Made in London: Thomas Von Nordheim

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/made-london-thomas-von-nordheim/design_milk_thomas_von_norheim_06/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Design_Milk_Thomas_Von_Norheim_06-810x810.jpg" alt="Made in London: Thomas Von Nordheim" /></a>
                                This is the latest in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/made-in-london/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a> series of films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">William Scothern</a>. This month&#8217;s video is about London-based tailor <a href="http://www.vonnordheim.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Thomas Von Nordheim</a>, who was inspired to embark on his career when he coveted a friend&#8217;s fake fur coat that he couldn&#8217;t afford and decided to make one for himself – he took an old coat apart and used it as a pattern. &#8220;I did things as I went along and of course made a lot of mistakes, but in the end it looked quite good.&#8221;
Thomas von Nordheim learned his craft during a three-year apprenticeship with Dusseldorf haute couture salon Lore Lang. “I didn’t enjoy my apprenticeship full-stop,” he says. “But in retrospect it is the best thing I’ve ever done, because it laid a solid foundation for everything I know. It took me another ten years to know what I
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Columbia Sportswear Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Inspired Collection

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/columbia-sportswear-star-wars-echo-base-collection/columbia_starwars-jackets/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Columbia_starwars-jackets-810x809.jpg" alt="Columbia Sportswear Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Inspired Collection" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.columbia.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Columbia Sportswear</a> recognizes a sequel can prove even more popular than the original. Last year&#8217;s <em>Rogue One</em>-inspired <a href="http://www.starwars.com/news/behind-the-seams-of-columbias-beautiful-rogue-one-jackets"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">jacket collection</a> blurred the lines between cinematic costuming and real world functional outerwear – three limited-edition, high-performance jackets that definitely cut a rogue-ish profile. The sequel: another trio of limited edition jackets commemorating arguably the best of the entire <em>Star Wars</em> filmography, fully outfitted to handle ice planet Hoth level climate with tech-insulation and cinematic detailing to delight any original trilogy fan.

Columbia Sportswear sent us a sample of the Luke Skywalker Echo Base Jacket, and we can attest to its warmth-capturing comfort, even sans tauntaun carcass.

This year’s Echo Base Jackets – inspired by the ice planet outerwear worn by Luke, Leia, and Han in The Empire Strikes Back – aim to fulfill the role of cinematic homage and a vehicle to showcase Columbia’s real world functional outerwear technology. All three jackets are
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Rag & Bone Star Wars: The Last Jedi Capsule Collection

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/rag-bone-star-wars-the-last-jedi-capsule-collection/ragandbone-starwars-lastjedi/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/ragandbone-starwars-lastjedi-810x430.jpg" alt="Rag &#038; Bone Star Wars: The Last Jedi Capsule Collection" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s a collaboration at one time we might have only imagined happening in a galaxy far, far away – but here it is – the <a href="https://www.rag-bone.com/star-wars/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rag &amp; Bone Star Wars: The Last Jedi Capsule Collection</a>. Founder and creative director Marcus Wainwright turned a life-long affinity for <em>Star Wars</em> lore into a surprisingly stylish capsule collection planned to coincide with the franchise’s 40th anniversary and release of <em>The Last Jedi</em> premiere on December 15th.

Expect both the men’s RB1 Force high-top sneakers and women’s Ellis Force boots to be highly coveted pieces from the collection.

Wainwright notes he’s “always been a massive ‘Star Wars’ fan personally, and I’m fairly close to the guys as Lucasfilm and Disney for various reasons”, which explains how this unexpected and delightfully strong in the Force fashion tie-in came to be, an aesthetic described as “modern Jedi”. From Marcus Wainwright:
Our approach was really to re-imagine
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Foræva: A Sculptural, High Tech Dress Made of Swarovski Crystals

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/foraeva-a-sculptural-high-tech-dress-made-of-swarovski-crystals/lana_dumitru_-vlad_tenu_foraeva_dress-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/lana_dumitru_-vlad_tenu_foraeva_dress-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Foræva: A Sculptural, High Tech Dress Made of Swarovski Crystals" /></a>
                                Fashion designer <a href="https://www.lanadumitru.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lana Dumitru</a> and architect <a href="http://www.vladtenu.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vlad Tenu</a> teamed up on a one-of-a-kind project with Swarovski that takes fashion and digital craft to atmospheric levels. The duo found inspiration for the <a href="https://for%C3%A6va.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Foræva</a> dress in a traditional Romanian rug&#8217;s folk pattern and decided to digitally reproduce it using – are you ready for it?! – over 25,000 Swarovski crystals. The jaw-dropping design required computer 3D simulations, algorithmic design methods, and digital prototyping to achieve the finished product, which uses the crystals in completely unexpected ways.
The undulating lines of the design were formed by custom algorithms that also defined the reinterpreted pattern of the rug. The Swarovski crystals then act almost as if they were enlarged 3D pixels. To complete the dress, it took a team of 15 people almost six, painstakingly long months! About the film:
Captured in a spectacular short-film, Foræva is a story about humanity, mythology and space.
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Foræva: A Sculptural, High Tech Dress Made of Swarovski Crystals

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/foraeva-a-sculptural-high-tech-dress-made-of-swarovski-crystals/lana_dumitru_-vlad_tenu_foraeva_dress-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/lana_dumitru_-vlad_tenu_foraeva_dress-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Foræva: A Sculptural, High Tech Dress Made of Swarovski Crystals" /></a>
                                Fashion designer <a href="https://www.lanadumitru.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lana Dumitru</a> and architect <a href="http://www.vladtenu.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vlad Tenu</a> teamed up on a one-of-a-kind project with Swarovski that takes fashion and digital craft to atmospheric levels. The duo found inspiration for the <a href="https://for%C3%A6va.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Foræva</a> dress in a traditional Romanian rug&#8217;s folk pattern and decided to digitally reproduce it using – are you ready for it?! – over 25,000 Swarovski crystals. The jaw-dropping design required computer 3D simulations, algorithmic design methods, and digital prototyping to achieve the finished product, which uses the crystals in completely unexpected ways.
The undulating lines of the design were formed by custom algorithms that also defined the reinterpreted pattern of the rug. The Swarovski crystals then act almost as if they were enlarged 3D pixels. To complete the dress, it took a team of 15 people almost six, painstakingly long months! About the film:
Captured in a spectacular short-film, Foræva is a story about humanity, mythology and space.
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Chill Out and Cool Down With Society6 Tanks

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/chill-cool-society6s-tanks/society6-tank-5-17/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/05/society6-tank-5-17-810x405.jpg" alt="Chill Out and Cool Down With Society6 Tanks" /></a>
                                I live in Southern California, so we basically have summer weather all year long (it’s a curse and a blessing). Now that temperatures are getting warmer, I’ve been reaching for lightweight tees and <a href="https://society6.com/tank-tops?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">tanks</a> almost exclusively. I reach for more patterns while my husband reaches for more graphic prints, preferably one that gives a good chuckle when you “get” the design. At <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a>, there’s more than enough <a href="https://society6.com/tank-tops?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">tanks</a> (and tees!) to keep both of us browsing for an hour, thanks to the incredible selection of designers and artists. They’re made with 100% fine jersey cotton (which means they’re ultra soft, ultra comfortable). Here’s a few I’m loving:
A Maori Carving tank by Alex Tonetti Photography Stylish Geometry tank by Kamina22 Complex tank by Rui Faria weapons of mass creation tank by Bianca Green Mome raths tank by Matthew T. Wilson k tank by Sylvie Demers Cat Family tank
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10 Modern Gifts to Show Your Mom Some Love

                                Mother&#8217;s Day is barely 2.5 weeks away so it&#8217;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.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-modern-gifts-to-show-your-mom-some-love/roundup-2017-mothers-day-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Roundup-2017-Mothers-Day-0-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Gifts to Show Your Mom Some Love" /></a>
                                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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Modern, Colorful Clothes For Kids From Kidscase

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/modern-colorful-clothes-for-kids-from-kidscase/kidscase-antoinepeters-s17-lenthe10-kcap-hr/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Kidscase-AntoinePeters-S17-Lenthe10-KCAP-HR-810x1146.jpg" alt="Modern, Colorful Clothes For Kids From Kidscase" /></a>
                                Kids are fun and so their clothes should be as well. <a href="http://www.kidscase.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kidscase</a> teamed up with designer <a href="http://www.antoinepeters.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Antoine Peters</a> for their <a href="http://www.kidscase.com/webstore/search/?q=ALF" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Spring/Summer 2017 Collection</a>, where experimental proportions, bold colors, and comfortable loose fits were the name of the game.
Starting from the basic T-dress shape, Antoine created a whole capsule collection that’s unisex and meant for babies and kids from three months to 10 years old. The collection features brazen patterns — from magnified dots to crazy stripes in casual-cool baggy shapes. And what’s even better? All the clothes are made in a sustainable fashion, one that’s fair to both people and the environment.
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