10 Modern Gifts to Show Your Mom Some Love

                                Mother’s Day is barely 2.5 weeks away so it’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.
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                                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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Finding Shapes in Drapes with Society6

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/finding-shapes-drapes-society6/society6-curtains/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/society6-curtains-810x405.jpg" alt="Finding Shapes in Drapes with Society6" /></a>
                                <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> thinks of it all. With their latest launch of curtains, your windows can now go from drab to fab with all the designs available thanks to their collective of artists and creatives. These <a href="https://society6.com/curtains?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">window curtains</a> are made with thick 100% polyester and are 50” wide x 84” tall, which means tons of real estate for showing them off. They’re also machine washable, so it’s one less thing you have to put on your “dry clean only” list. I rounded up a few that caught my eye while I was shopping and it’s clear that I’m currently having a moment with abstract shapes and colorful patterns (that may or may not be a giveaway about our booth at ICFF…).
Rainbow ray window curtains by Picomodi Rosa marble hexagons window curtains by Marbleco Wild Flowers window curtains by Picomodi Pattern #23 window curtains by Daf.Alex Memphis One window curtains by
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Vanguard Series by Collective Design x OTHR

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/vanguard-series-collective-design-x-othr/othr_collective_chen-chen-kai-williams/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/OTHR_Collective_Chen-Chen-Kai-Williams-810x540.jpg" alt="Vanguard Series by Collective Design x OTHR" /></a>
                                Vanguard Series is a minimalist, 3D printed series initiated by <a href="http://collectivedesignfair.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Collective Design</a> x <a href="http://othr.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">OTHR</a>. Vanguard Series asked five design luminaries to nominate an individual or group they consider the next wave of talent. These chosen designers have each developed a unique vessel created with OTHR’s cutting-edge 3D printing technology, marking their first time working in the medium.

Suple N2 by Guillermo Parada

In a very 21st century process, designer and fabricator developed the projects remotely through digital software and Skype calls, with the designers having access to proprietary technology that OTHR has developed to print in unexpected materials – steel, bronze, and porcelain. The collaboration will foster accessibility to great design while showcasing the potential of emerging technologies in design. Designs for this series include Tulip by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Brutus by Egg Collective, God Save the Queen by Marie-Victoire Winckler, Pavilion by Ania Jaworska, and Suple N2 by Guillermo Parada.

God Save the Queen by Marie-Victoire Winckler

Brutus by Egg Collective

Pavilion by Ania Jaworska

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Minus Tio Plans to Keep Your Hallway Organized

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/minus-tio-plans-to-keep-your-hallway-organized/minus-tio-1-chip-coat-rack/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Minus-tio-1-Chip-coat-rack-810x608.jpg" alt="Minus Tio Plans to Keep Your Hallway Organized" /></a>
                                Swedish brand <a href="https://www.minustio.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Minus tio</a> has crowned 2017 all about the <a href="https://www.minustio.se/product-category/hallway/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">hallway</a> so they&#8217;ve added a series of practical shelves and racks to their collection. Each object is designed and locally made in the south of Sweden with a Scandinavian aesthetic that would work in just about any entryway or hallway for some added functionality.
Chip, designed by Olle and Ingrid Wingård, pulls double duty – it not only holds your coats down below, it contains your gloves, hats, scarves, and anything else you shed when coming in the door. It was inspired by a traditional Swedish chip basket used for mushroom picking. Arches is another coat rack designed by Olle and Ingrid Wingård but this time in a smaller size. Perfect for a small entryway or office, the rack contains a basket-like shelf in white, black, purple red, or subtle pink with contrasting or matching hooks to hold the
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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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Roll & Hill Unveils Its Latest Collections for 2017

                                New York based lighting manufacturer <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Roll &amp; Hill</a> recently unveiled a handful of new collections to add to their ever-growing roster of modern lights. This time around they&#8217;ve continued to work with Ladies &amp; Gentlemen and Visibility, along with a new collaboration between Ladies &amp; Gentlemen and Vera &amp; Kyte. On top of the continuing relationships, they rolled out a new collection from John Hogan to add to the mix. Take a look.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/roll-hill-unveils-its-latest-collections-for-2017/roll-hill-2017-1-ladiesgentle-kazimir-brass/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Roll-Hill-2017-1-LadiesGentle-Kazimir-brass-810x706.jpg" alt="Roll &#038; Hill Unveils Its Latest Collections for 2017" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/collections/ladies-gentlemen-studio/products/kazimir-long-pendant" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kazimir Long Pendant</a> is the latest piece from <a href="http://www.ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ladies &amp; Gentleman</a>, joining the rest of the <a href="https://www.rollandhill.com/collections/kazimir" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kazimir</a> collection, which was inspired by Kazimir Malevich, an early 20th century Russian modernist. Using textured and colored glass, along with matte brass or matte nickel, the fixture becomes a geometric sculpture based on one of Malevich&#8217;s monochromatic paintings.

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Brass

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Brass

Kazimir Long Pendant in Matte Nickel

Nox: A Portable Luminaire for Both Indoors and Outdoors

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/nox-a-portable-luminaire-for-both-indoors-and-outdoors/astep-nox-light-alfredo-haberli-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Astep-Nox-light-Alfredo-Haberli-1-810x690.jpg" alt="Nox: A Portable Luminaire for Both Indoors and Outdoors" /></a>
                                <a href="http://astep.design/products/nox/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Nox</a> is the latest from Zurich-based designer <a href="http://www.alfredo-haeberli.com/home" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Alfredo Häberli</a> who created the portable luminaire for Danish brand <a href="http://astep.design/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Astep</a>. The wireless lamp lets you carry it around to wherever you need light, even outdoors, and with its wireless charging system with induction technology, you can use it unplugged. Its touch dimmer offers anything from soft light at a dinner party or a much brighter light for reading, all of which makes it the perfect bedside companion. A single charge keeps Nox going for 15 hours.
Nox is made up of four components: a charging base, anodized aluminum body housing the charge system, a handblown opaline glass diffuser, and a loop handle for carrying.
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A Useful, Semicircular Table Made of Only Metal

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-useful-semicircular-table-made-of-only-metal/half-table-munito-cho-hyung-suk-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Half-Table-MUNITO-Cho-hyung-suk-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Useful, Semicircular Table Made of Only Metal" /></a>
                                Half Table is one of those super practical designs that you didn&#8217;t really know you needed. Designed by Cho Hyung Suk for <a href="http://www.munito.co.kr/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MUNITO</a>, the side table is simple and compact, perfect for bumping up next to a chair or sofa. Besides using it as an end table, it can easily be moved front and center for easier access to your drink or remote when you&#8217;re lounging and watching TV.
Available in Dark Gray or Light Gray, the Half Table is made using only coated metal that was bent into two sections that fit together to become a stable form.
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Exclusive: Stryk by Josh Owen for OTHR

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/exclusive-stryk-by-josh-owen-for-othr/josh-owen-stryke-othr-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Josh-Owen-Stryke-OTHR-1-810x598.jpg" alt="Exclusive: Stryk by Josh Owen for OTHR" /></a>
                                Introducing our latest <a href="http://othr.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">OTHR</a> exclusive preview: the dynamic and eye-catching <a href="https://www.othr.com/products/stryk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stryk</a> by RIT professor <a href="https://www.othr.com/designers/josh-owen" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Josh Owen</a>, crafted in 3D printed steel.
A match striker sturdy enough for the hearth and elegant enough for the dinner table, Stryk is unencumbered by traditional fabrication or mold-making. With no trace of the casting process to complicate the object’s visual identity, the idea is manifested in a near-pure utility. The multi-faceted vessel features a striking surface as well as a safe deposit for spent matches. Historically, match disposal has been left up to the user; here the full life cycle of the match is accounted for. Award-winning designer Josh Owen grew up in Ithaca, NY, a small town in New York State dominated by beautiful natural landscapes. He spent the formative years of his professional life in more urban contexts, gravitating towards Philadelphia and New York City. Now, Josh is an author, professor,
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Fyrn: High Quality, Affordable Flat Packed Furniture

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/fyrn-high-quality-affordable-flat-packed-furniture/fyrn-stemn-floor/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Fyrn-Stemn-Floor-810x540.jpg" alt="Fyrn: High Quality, Affordable Flat Packed Furniture" /></a>
                                Move over IKEA, there&#8217;s a new, flat packed furniture company in town. <a href="https://fyrn.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fyrn</a> is a quickly growing, San Francisco-based company that offers high-quality, innovative, flat packed furniture at an affordable price.
They recently debuted their first product line, Stemn, which is a series of chairs that ranges from stools of varying heights to dining chairs. They are flat packed, and can be easily assembled without frustration. What makes Stemn stand out is that they combine traditional craftsmanship with a distinct, San Francisco-esque industrialism. They have their own patented Stemn bracket that ensures the furniture is easy to pack but also remains high-end and built to last.
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Beetle-Inspired Acoustic Panels by MUT Design for Sancal

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/beetle-inspired-acoustic-panels-by-mut-design-for-sancal/beetle-acoustic-panels-mut-sancal-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/BEETLE-Acoustic-panels-MUT-SANCAL-1-810x654.jpg" alt="Beetle-Inspired Acoustic Panels by MUT Design for Sancal" /></a>
                                Acoustic panels have grown beyond function with brands trying to also elevate the looks of them. The latest to throw their hat in the ring is <a href="http://www.mutdesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MUT Design Studio</a>, who created a collection of modern acoustic panels for <a href="http://www.sancal.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sancal</a> that go beyond the average rectangular shape. After taking a trip to a natural science museum&#8217;s entomology rooms, MUT designed these sound absorbing panels after a beetle. That&#8217;s right, the little crawly insects most of us don&#8217;t think twice about have inspired the <a href="http://www.mutdesign.com/#1" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Beetle</a> collection.
Dropping the ick factor that beetles might conjure up for some, MUT chose to abstract them turning them more into sculptural works of art for the walls that also help reduce the annoyance of sound in public spaces. There are 12 different designs based on six upholstered panels that can be mixed and matched in different ways. Beetle was presented at iSalone during this year’s Milan Design
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Milan Design Week 2017: Everything Is Connected

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2017-everything-connected/design_milk_norwegians_12/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Norwegians_12-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2017: Everything Is Connected" /></a>
                                The showcase of Norwegian craft and design is always a highlight of the Ventura Lambrate design district during Salone del Mobile. The team behind 2016’s exhibition, Structure, comprised <a href="http://klbbn.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Klubben</a>, <a href="https://doga.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DOGA</a>, <a href="http://www.norwegiancrafts.no/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Norwegian Crafts</a> and <a href="http://www.jotun.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Jotun</a>, and they have come together again to create Everything Is Connected, curated by designer and interior architect <a href="http://www.studiogreiling.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Katrin Greiling</a>, and designed by Norwegian-Italian studio <a href="http://www.krakvikdorazio.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kråkvik &amp; D’Orazio</a>. (Nomad, above, is by <a href="http://www.gillesandcecilie.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Gilles &amp; Cecilie</a>.)
The Dwell bench, by Bergen-based Vera & Kyte, is inspired by the symmetry, simplicity and order of Shaker design, expressed through a contemporary lacquered wood construction. Sara Wright Polmar created these shelf-drawer hybrids in which to display and store small objects by playing with the scale of a classic matchbox. Each Matchbox comprises a stained ash box with a folded steel sleeve. Norwegian Notes is a collection of perfumed objects created by Oslo-based Kaja Dahl for use
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Design Without Borders: Bringing Together Designers from Around the World

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/design-without-borders-bringing-together-designers-from-around-the-world/designwithoutborders-hatartalan-design_dgy_017/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/DesignWithoutborders-Hatartalan-design_DGy_017-810x540.jpg" alt="Design Without Borders: Bringing Together Designers from Around the World" /></a>
                                With almost 100 designers from 11 different countries, <a href="http://madeinhungary-meed.hu/?lang=en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Without Borders</a> launched this past March in Budapest. This exhibition, which is presented by 12th madeinhungary + 5th MeeD, showcases furniture, textiles, home and design objects by designers from Lithuania, Norway, Poland, and Hungary, to name a few.

Hanna Anonen

Some products exhibited are one-of-a-kind, while some are made in small numbers or even mass produced. The criteria for the pieces to be exhibited was that each object had to be inventive, refreshingly new, and have a unique point-of-view.

Fogarasi Demeter

The organizers of the showcase also founded the Design Without Borders Award to recognize the efforts of the participant in the fields of design. Entries are based on originality, innovation, and design content and were presented during the opening ceremony.

Ruttka Andrea

Simonas Tarvydas

Raimonds Cirulis

Krystian Kowalski

Petr Hák

Jaroslav Juřica

Kateřina Brůhová

Monika Järg

Hanna Särökaari

Góbi Gábor

Viccarbe Steps It Up at Milan Design Week

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.viccarbe.com/" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external" >Viccarbe</a>. Our partners are hand picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/viccarbe-steps-it-up-at-milan-design-week/viccarbe_aleta_jaime-hayon_designmilk_header-copy/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Viccarbe_ALETA_Jaime-Hayon_DesignMilk_header-copy-810x540.jpg" alt="Viccarbe Steps It Up at Milan Design Week" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.salonemilano.it/en/" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external" >Salone del Mobile</a>, the furniture fair held during the <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week/" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan Design Week</a>, is a high stakes game. For one week in early April, all design eyes turn toward Milan. Italians are not modest in their expectations for the 2,000 exhibitors at their 56-year-old fair: “Design is a condition in itself. Milan is its capital,” President of the Salone del Mobile Milano Claudio Luti has proclaimed With two new major collections pieces, in addition to their roster of hits, contemporary Spanish furniture manufacturer <a href="http://www.viccarbe.com/" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external" >Viccarbe</a>, certainly brought their &#8216;A&#8217; game to this year&#8217;s fair. If your Spring Break plans didn&#8217;t happen to include a flight to Milan, here&#8217;s a little recap of their best.
Víctor Carrasco, the strategic director for Viccarbe, was about to board a
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Beyond Black by Monica Förster Design Studio

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/beyond-black-by-monica-forster-design-studio/mfds_zanat_jus13/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/MFDS_Zanat_JUS13-810x540.jpg" alt="Beyond Black by Monica Förster Design Studio" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.monicaforster.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Monica Förster Design Studio</a> extended their collaboration with Bosnian furniture manufacturer <a href="http://www.zanat.org/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zanat</a> with Beyond Black, a sleek, sultry exhibition that merges the art of Bosnian craft with Sami spiritualism. The wood carving gives nod to traditional Bosnian techniques, while Sami-inspired pewter thread embroidery wraps itself around the the wood. Combining the two is unexpected, but leads to an interesting pairing that adds a contemporary twist.
NUR, Standing mirror STOPME, Door stop / Book stand NERA STOOL, Stool NERA BOWL, bowls UNNA, chair UNNA LOUNGE, lounge chair
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Milan Design Week 2017: Wallpaper’s Temple of Divine Design

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2017-wallpapers-temple-divine-design/design_milk_wallpaper_handmade_11/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Wallpaper_Handmade_11-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2017: Wallpaper&#8217;s Temple of Divine Design" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/tags/handmade" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wallpaper*Handmade</a> is a must-see part of <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan&#8217;s</a> annual Salone del Mobile and this year things took a turn for the sacred. The show that Wallpaper* editor-in-chief Tony Chambers describes as a &#8220;revelatory roll-out of fine craftsmanship, creativity and contemporary&#8221; was housed in the Mediateca Santa Teresa, a deconsecrated church in the Brera design district and the new location inspired the theme &#8220;Holy Handmade! A Temple of Divine Design.&#8221; In line with many of this year&#8217;s best installations, it certainly provided a moment of calm amidst the chaos, particularly in the case of <a href="http://design-milk.com/le-refuge-the-most-instagrammed-thing-at-milan-design-week/" data-wpel-link="internal">Marc Ange&#8217;s Le Refuge</a> (above).
Outside the entrance, the Volcanic Altar by Sabine Marcelis and Danish-Italian tile manufacturer Made a Mano is made of a glazed lava stone that appears to float on a glass structure. “An altar is a sacred place that brings us closer to the divine,” says NanaKi Bonfils of Made a Mano. “Altars transform actions of everyday life into actions
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HUBB: Modular Furniture for Ever-Changing Learning Environments

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                                At schools, classes and curriculums are all completely different and evolve over time, but the school environment never seems to change. Learning happens in all different ways and with collaboration becoming more mainstream, it seems logical that furniture would be more conducive to that. Architecture firm <a href="http://www.mecanoo.nl/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mecanoo</a> and furniture manufacturer <a href="https://www.gispen.com/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Gispen</a> joined forces to create an innovative line of modular furniture to help solve exactly that and it&#8217;s called <a href="http://www.mecanoo.nl/Projects/project/192/HUBB-Learning-Environments?t=6" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">HUBB</a>.
HUBB is designed for learning environments that see a variety of activities and types of learning. The modular system’s components can be reconfigured as needs change so that institutions won’t have to reinvest again in a few years when they’ve outgrown the previous incarnation. By using screws and snap connections, the pieces can continues to be reused instead of thrown out as typically done. Empty spaces can benefit from various HUBB configurations – stand-alone, against walls, or diner-style booths – and
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Design Milk Makes a Pop Back at ICFF 2017 with the Milk Stand

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                                When you’ve got a good thing going, you’re going to want to keep it going. We’re excited to announce that in one month, Design Milk will be back at <a href="http://www.icff.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ICFF</a> 2017 with our Milk Stand popup shop in booth #105!
This year is extra special because we’ve partnered up with Dropbox, a brand we love and rely on daily, to bring the 2017 Milk Stand to life. In fact, Dropbox’s latest collaboration platform Paper has been crucial for us in planning this popup and we’ll share more on that later. Our friends at Civilization and Visual Magnetics are also cooking up an incredible custom interactive booth design that you’ll definitely want to put on your Instagram story. We’ll even take your Boomerang for you. ;) The Milk Stand will be the only booth at ICFF where you can buy some modern design to take home with you, so come by,
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Milan Design Week 2017: Ventura Lambrate, Sunshine & Gelato

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-17-ventura-lambrate-sunshine-gelato/design_milk_lambrate_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Design_Milk_Lambrate_01-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2017: Ventura Lambrate, Sunshine &#038; Gelato" /></a>
                                Smaller than usual, but no less perfectly formed, the 8th edition of <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-lambrate-2017" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Lambrate</a> saw 128 exhibitors from all over the world flock to this undeveloped corner of Milan to showcase their wares. There was sunshine, there was gelato, and there were new designers – Ventura Lambrate is <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week/" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan Design Week</a> at its best. (Above: concrete vases by <a href="http://amandalilholt.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Amanda Lilholt</a>)
In Progress by Petter Fjellman-Lätt was part of the HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts exhibition entitled Almost Complete – it highlights every stage of the making process within the finished object. Function… Is In The Eye of the Beholder by Lydia Kumlien was part of the same exhibition, and shone a light on the interface between object and user, where the user defines the function of the piece. And the final collection from the same show was called Together Stools, in which Helen Johannesson has designed three stools
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Scenery Collection by Daisuke Kitagawa

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                                Tokyo-based designer <a href="http://design-milk.com/city-suitcase-designer-daisuke-kitagawa-tokyo-culture/" data-wpel-link="internal">Daisuke Kitagawa</a>, of <a href="http://www.designforindustry.jp/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design For Industry</a>, unveiled his latest collection at this year&#8217;s SaloneSatellite featuring furniture, furnishings, and accessories. With the theme being Scenery, Kitagawa took inspiration from travel and the surrounding cityscapes we encounter along the way. The scenes become memories ingrained in us and we attach feelings to them that we can recall at anytime. The collection aims to evoke those same joyful memories by scaling down some of those cityscapes and making them a part of everyday life.
The Floe coffee table offers plenty of storage space without the visual heaviness a solid table would have. Its stainless steel base reflects the light that filters through the two sheets of moveable glass surfaces. The glass can be arranged in various configurations based on the looks or your storage needs. The Lattice cabinet goes for a more minimalist look by doing away with handles and
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