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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Faves from IDS Toronto 2018

                                We returned to Toronto again this year to check out the <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Interior Design Show</a>, i.e. IDS 2018, where we scoped out some new designs. Part of the show was the <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/exhibit/maker/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maker</a> section, now in its fourth year, which Design Milk curates to show a variety of handcrafted North American designers that focus on smaller batches with limited distribution. Check out those exhibitors&#8217; designs below, along with a few of our other favorites from the overall show.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/faves-from-ids-toronto-2018/idstoronto-2018-0-objects-ideas/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/IDSToronto-2018-0-objects-ideas-810x608.jpg" alt="Faves from IDS Toronto 2018" /></a>
                                <a href="http://objectsandideas.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Objects &amp; Ideas</a> showed a selection of minimalist designs, each with a creative spin. Their <a href="http://objectsandideas.com/wye-rocker/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wye Rocker</a> stood out with its continuous curves and a sling seat, resulting in a piece that&#8217;s just as beautiful as it is comfortable.
Kroft recently launched HNGR, a self-leveling hanging system that can be used to hold your clothes, coats, plants, lighting, artwork, or even magazines. The minimalist design can work in the entryway, bedroom,
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Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2017

                                As 2017 draws to a close, we&#8217;ve revisited this year&#8217;s archives and consolidated the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/2017-year-in-review/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">most popular posts</a> just in case you missed something. While we&#8217;ve already reviewed the best of each category, we&#8217;ve taken it a bit further and rounded up the best of the best. Take a look to see which post was the overall most read post on Design Milk in 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-the-best-top-10-posts-of-2017/agota-rimsaite-panama-banana-100000/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Agota-Rimsaite-Panama-Banana-100000-810x539.jpg" alt="Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/panama-banana-a-quirky-rocking-outdoor-hammock/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Panama Banana: A Quirky, Rocking, Outdoor Hammock</a><br />
Look familiar? This hot pink and wood lounging rocker has appeared in a couple of other Best of posts recently, which is no surprise. It’s a fun rocking hammock that lets you rest and then lets you be active by flipping it over to become a soccer goal.
  1. A Minimalist House Designed for a Couple Desiring a Downsize
    A couple in Seattle made the choice to scale back and simplify their lives so they hired Suyama Peterson
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Superlife Empire: A Star Wars Inspired Collection by SUPERLIFE

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/superlife-empire-a-star-wars-inspired-collection-by-superlife/superlife-empire-star-wars-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/SUPERLIFE-Empire-Star-Wars-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Superlife Empire: A Star Wars Inspired Collection by SUPERLIFE" /></a>
                                <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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Best Art Posts of 2017

                                From miniature test tube sculptures to botanical prints to an Instagram-worthy museum dedicated to ice cream, we featured just about every kind of art throughout 2017, all of which kept our eyes visually stimulated. Want to find out which <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/art/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Art</a> posts were the most popular this year? Check out the top 10&#8230;
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-art-posts-of-2017/wardrobe-snacks-111111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Wardrobe-Snacks-111111-810x600.jpg" alt="Best Art Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/wardrobe-snacks-a-project-inspired-by-diners-lacking-a-table/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Wardrobe Snacks: A Project Inspired by Diners Lacking a Table</a><br />
Snack enthusiasts, Pinch Food Design, checked out Wardrobe Snacks, a project inspired by diners eating without the luxury of a table.

Tara Donovan. Detail of “Composition (Cards)” 2017. Photographed by David Behringer © Tara Donovan, courtesy of Pace Gallery

  1. Tara Donovan: Vertical Poetry
    A look at Tara Donovan’s latest wall sculptures that are composed of THOUSANDS of white styrene cards that are individually stacked, glued, and rotated 90 degrees.
  1. Miniature Test Tube Sculptures By Rosa de Jong
    Micro Matter consisted of multiple upside down glass
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OCC Market: A Shoppable, Curated Exhibition from Object Enthusiasts

                                Monica Khemsurov, co-founder of <a href="http://www.sightunseen.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sight Unseen</a> and <a href="https://www.shop-tetra.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tetra</a>, has curated a shoppable exhibition featuring 12 mini collections from 10 different people. Khemsurov had the idea to ask fellow object enthusiasts – ones who are known to collect certain items at flea markets, shops, or eBay – to participate and the <a href="http://www.sightunseen.com/2017/12/occ-market-coming-soon-obsessive-design-collections/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">OCC Market</a> (which stands for Obsessive Compulsive Collections) came alive. Each of the collections includes eight or more items of the same genre, which are now available at <a href="https://comingsoonnewyork.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Coming Soon&#8217;s</a> project space, the Plyroom, in NYC.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/occ-market-a-shoppable-curated-exhibition-from-object-enthusiasts/occ-market-1-josephmagliaro_perpetualcalendars/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/OCC-Market-1-JosephMagliaro_PerpetualCalendars-810x592.jpg" alt="OCC Market: A Shoppable, Curated Exhibition from Object Enthusiasts" /></a>
                                PERPETUAL CALENDARS from <a href="http://www.josephmagliaro.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Joseph Magliaro</a>, designer and former co-founder of Table of Contents
Marshall McLuhan believed that outmoded technologies often return as works of art. In that vein, I like to think of the perpetual desk calendar — a staple of pre-digital 20th century office life obviated by the smartphone and personal computer — as a form ripe for recuperation as an
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