Introducing Wall Hangings from Society6

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                                <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> has an abundance of ways to help you add original art from popular and emerging artists to your home. Now, they’ve found a way to add texture and dimension to your home with the launch of their new <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">wall hangings</a>! The wall hangings are crafted from yarns in varying textures and patterns and are a modern alternative to more traditional tapestries like macrame. They’re available in two sizes and come with a wooden dowel and cotton yarn for easy hanging.
Need some shopping inspiration? We picked out eight of our favorite designs that look fun and unique as wall hangings in a home: Indigo Mountains wall hanging by SpaceFrogDesigns Black and white giraffe wall hanging by Alemi Color Beauty wall hanging by Explicit Design White Sand Blue Sea – Alcohol Ink Painting wall hanging by Elizabeth Karlson   truce wall hanging by Sarah Brust Arrows Monochrome Collage wall hanging
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New Works by Studio Cecilia Xinyu Zhang

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                                You might recognize <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cecilia Xinyu Zhang</a> from our <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF 2018 favorites roundup</a>. A graduate from the Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) at Gothenburg University, Sweden, Zhang worked as a design assistant at the Marcel Wanders Studio before establishing her own studio in Bergen, Norway. We’re a fan of her work which is mostly defined by clean lines, spatial forms, and geometric elements. Take a look…
The Equant Suspension Lamp is as much a work of art as it is a functional fixture. Its unique form comes from the multiple elements that make it up: the half sphere that houses an LED light, the adjustable circular deflector that helps diffuse the light when swiveled, the black metal disc that holds the deflector in place, and the incomplete circular structure that holds it all together. The initials in the S.V. Side Table stands for Solid/Void, referencing the two halves of
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New Summer Entertaining Accessories from Society6

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                                Just when you thought there weren&#8217;t any ways left to apply original art to home accessories, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> proves you wrong. This week, they&#8217;ve launched <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">coasters</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">serving trays</a> and <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">cutting boards</a> to their catalogue, rounding out everything you&#8217;d need for summer entertaining.
The cutting boards are made of solid baltic birch wood in either a rectangular or round shape with the art printed on a smooth gloss finish side. You can use the wood side to prep food, the design side to serve food, and then hang as kitchen wall art when you’re all done. The serving trays are available in three sizes and are made with 100% eco-friendly bamboo. A versatile accessory in your home, these trays can be used to organize knick knacks, a catch-all at the entry way, a flat surface to place on top of ottomans – the list is endless. Lastly, the coasters come in
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Marcel Wanders and Alessi Design Modern Vessels to Bring The Five Seasons into Your Home

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                                Designed by <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Marcel Wanders</a> for <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Alessi</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">“The Five Seasons”</a> is a collection of home fragrances that will reinvigorate your senses through a series of seasonal scents.
Working with perfume makers in Grasse, France (widely known as the perfume capital of the world), Alessi and Wanders created four traditional, seasonal scents named after the evocative mood each scent elicits: Brrr, a wintry mix of bergamot, lily of the valley and musk; Ahhh, a spring freshness of cardamom, hyacinth and vetiver; Hmm, a summery bouquet of figs, red fruits and mixed woods; and Grrr, a smokey combination of incense, cedar wood and moss. A fifth scent, Shhh, was created to explore the abstract with hints of eucalyptus, rose and pachouli. Each of the scents comes in a variety of home accessories, including scented candles, leaf diffusers, room sprays, lava stone diffusers, bottle candle holders, and candle snuffer. The leaf diffusers are
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Target Launches New Decor Line, Made By Design, Aimed at Millennials

Retail giant Target is taking aim at Millennials with its new home décor and accessories line, Made By Design. With economy-minded price points that still delivery style and function, the collection has over 750 items to choose from covering everything from bedding and bath, to cookware, dinnerware, furniture and more. Target’s Made By Design has a tag line that reads “Everyday ingenuity that’s a joy to use”. The new line invokes a clean, simple aesthetic that is affordable and pleasing to the eye. Launching both online and in stores on June 23, 2018, Made By Design is organized into six different categories: Home Décor, Furniture, Bath, Bedding, Organization and Kitchen & Dining. Beginning with items listed for as little as $2, the majority of the products stay under the $30 mark. Much of the furniture is more expensive, as to be expected, but not priced out of reach for young
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Reflect and Refresh with the New Revised Collection by Suzy & Casper Vissers

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                                There comes a point in time when we’re no longer satisfied with the status quo in our lives, including our surroundings, and feel the need to review, reflect, and refresh. Founders and creative directors Suzy and Casper Vissers, as well as their exclusive designer Sjoerd Vroonland, realized this three years ago and began to research and develop a collection that centers around this pivotal moment, and so the team’s new design label <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Revised</a> was born.
The first ever Revised collection includes seating, tables, storage items, lighting, and home accessories. Each piece conveys comfort, warmth, and soul, like brand new furnishings and fixtures that have the soul of a passed down heirloom. With an emphasis on conjuring feelings of warmth and welcome, the Revised collection is made of up of simple lines, soft curves and slender silhouettes in materials such as wood, marble, metal and glass. To learn more about the international
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Welcoming a New Season with Society6

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                                Spring is finally and officially here. You either fall in a few camps: 1) excited that winter is over and warmer temperatures are on the horizon, 2) still experiencing Winter and awaiting the day when the snowstorm passes, or 3) dreading allergy season. ;) Regardless, the turn of a new season means a fresh wardrobe + new color palettes. Here are a few things I’m eyeing to get from <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> to invite Spring into my own home:
Red flowers notebook by Designlovelab OK throw pillow by Anna Dorfman Sweater Struggles framed art print by Rebecca Flattley Yellow Wildflowers comforter by Nadja Wont waste another day rug by Hanna Kastl-Lungberg Don’t forget to have fun art print by Helo Birdie Wave Your Hands framed art print by Hands-On!
Soul wall clock by LEEMO In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner
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WantedDesign Manhattan 2017 Favorites

                                <p class="p1">Visiting the <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">WantedDesign Manhattan</a> exhibition is always one of our favorites during <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDesign</a> week and this year was no exception. It was a packed house, filled with attendees, modern design, creative makers, and forward-moving thinkers. As we made our way from one end to the other of the Terminal Stores, a few exhibitors caught our eyes – here are some of our favorites:</p>
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                                We’ve shared <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kino Guérin’s</a> Why Knot Table <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">before</a> so we were excited to see his latest collection of twisty and multi-functional shelves.
Tat Chao applies a “no glue, no screws” philosophy when it comes to his products. These acrylic and wood baskets are a modern and minimalist way to store your apples and oranges. The nice thing about them is that they can be assembled within seconds and flat-packed for easy storage and transport. It was nice to put away our phone for a second and make
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Grass and Driftwood Make Up The Riyar Collection by Kamaro’an

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                                <a href="" >Kamaro’an</a> (which means “to stay and to live” in the Amis language) partners the craft skills of the Gangkou tribe with local Taiwanese artists to produce modern furniture and home accessories. The <a href="" >Riyar</a> (which means “sea”) Collection includes trays, tables, storage accessories, and lamp shades.
kamaroan-riyar-collection-2 kamaroan-riyar-collection-3 The tribe’s talent lies in weaving sedge, a plant-like type of grass that grows near water. By separating the skin of the sedge stem from the inner fibers, the artists avoid mildew problems and the mats they weave are more delicate in nature. Driftwood is the other popular choice material with the tribe since the ‘90s when it helped awaken an artistic movement. Carvings are made into the wood to simulate the organic waves that bring the material onto land. Young artists in the tribe must undergo a long apprenticeship before becoming a driftwood artist. kamaroan-riyar-collection-14 kamaroan-riyar-collection-4 kamaroan-riyar-collection-5 kamaroan-riyar-collection-6 kamaroan-riyar-collection-10 kamaroan-riyar-collection-7 kamaroan-riyar-collection-9 kamaroan-riyar-collection-11 kamaroan-riyar-collection-12 kamaroan-riyar-collection-8 kamaroan-riyar-collection-13 To see more of the collection, head over to Kamaro’an.
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Levante by Alessandro Zambelli

Alessandro Zambelli has designed a collection of bowls made from ceramic and cork.





From the designer

In Mediterranean culture, “dysfunction” can be seen as the anthropological ability to find a way round, an ad hoc solution to make up for a shortcoming. Here, the bowls gain a new ‘stability’ from an added support or prop which holds them up. It is an instinctive gesture, not designed as the only or definitive solution. The choice of the cork – a symbol of wine in Mediterranean culture – evokes memories of the countryside and the habit of using corks to mend everyday objects for re-use.

< p>Design: Alessandro Zambelli Photography by Walter Borghetti

Candle Holders by Donatas Žukauskas

Lithuanian interior designer Donatas Žukauskas has created a collection of candle holders.




From the designer

Exclusive handmade interior decor elements are valued for an artistic forms, naturality and originality. This special collection was created following the conception “closer to nature, but also suitable for a modern interior”. During the day it is an active interior decoration, and on the evening time – a romantic candle light creating unpredictable play of shadows. Sculptural decorations are made of used paper. Paper mass mixed with glue, dried out and treated acquires the characteristics of tree anew: it gives solidity, natural qualities, color and texture. The piece is polished and covered with varnish, thus it is not afraid of humidity.

ch_140414_01 ch_140414_02 ch_140414_03 ch_140414_04 ch_140414_05 ch_140414_06 < p style="text-align: left;">Design: Donatas Žukauskas

Mush Lamp by Garay Studio

Claudia Garay has designed a cordless table light called the Mush Lamp.



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Mush Lamp is a family of cordless table lights including button, cone and pan. The form is derived from a Mushroom, with a standard base and different head options. The base cylinder, made from natural beech wood houses the battery, LED and mechanisms, while the head in ceramic and wood chips acts as a diffuser to create a warm ambient light that can be adjusted with a dimmer switch to suit the chosen environment. The cordless lamp allows for the freedom of use in different locations within the home, office, restaurants, etc… Mush Lamp projects up to 300 luxes of warm light from its diferent heads. In its regular mode, its dimmable LED will emit 200 luxes for more than 6 hours on a single charge and will be completely charged in 2 hours.

ml_040413_01 ml_040413_02 ml_040413_03 ml_040413_04 ml_040413_05 ml_040413_06 < p>Design: Claudia Garay | Garay Studio
Photography: Jara Varela

POT.PURRI by 3 Dots Collective

3 Dots Collective will introduce the POT.PURRI collection at Ventura Lambrate in Milan next month.





From the designers

POT.PURRI is a mixture or collection of miscellaneous or diverse items. A combination of incongruous things. For us it is a collection of small, modular containers, designed with some basic parts that through various materials and combinations can construct more than 50 unique objects with different shapes and capacities, from lamps to tableware. Inspired by the ambition of ‘cutting distance’ between design and material and ‘fluctuating shapes’ as our expression of contemporary deisgn, the project is cultivated around the concept of modularity and the customization. This new approach towards the flexibility of the pieces fusion with the constant possibility of upgrading or changing, focuses at a wide spectrum of new users. The project allows the user to mix and match shapes, materials and colors. We shaped the concept based on modular elements, with different dimensions and diameters that can be mutually paired and combined consequently, providing unlimited possibilities.

< p>Designers: 3 Dots Collective