In the Neighbourhood – Blue House by Morgwn Rimel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/neighbourhood-blue-house-morgwn-rimel/bluehouse_morgwnrimel_13/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/bluehouse_morgwnrimel_13-810x608.jpg" alt="In the Neighbourhood &#8211; Blue House by Morgwn Rimel" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-the-neighbourhood-tickets-49081369698"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">In the Neighbourhood &#8211; Blue House</a> is a minimalist space located in North London, United Kingdom, curated and designed by <a href="http://houseofgrey.co.uk/neighbourhood/the-blue-house/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Morgwn Rimel</a>. Rimel, best known for her work at <a href="https://www.theschooloflife.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The School of Life</a>, led the award-winning brand into retail, publishing, and digital media, and set up an in-house agency which forms learning and development partnerships with leading companies and institutions.
In the Neighbourhood is a showcase of work from local and emerging designers, artists, and makers in the form of two unique residential settings – Grey House, an elegant North London townhouse, and Blue House, an eclectic loft set in a converted Methodist congregation hall. Blue House is a residential space that embraces the spirit of creativity, playfulness, and verve. As such, the interior features a dichotomy between eclectic colors and muted tones. The curation follows a contrast between old and new, high and low, and mass and bespoke design.
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Lee Broom Unveils His Final Installment of Observatory for London Design Festival 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-unveils-his-final-installment-of-observatory-for-london-design-festival-2018/lee-broom-observatory-london-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Lee-Broom-Observatory-London-1-810x981.jpg" alt="Lee Broom Unveils His Final Installment of Observatory for London Design Festival 2018" /></a>
                                Last month <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-is-set-to-launch-3rd-and-final-installment-of-observatory-collection/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">we shared</a> the brand new pieces that make up  <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom&#8217;s</a> third and final installment of his Observatory lighting collection and now the British designer has unveiled images from the exhibition that opens today at Broom&#8217;s showroom in Shoreditch. The <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/exhibition/observatory-milan-and-new-york-design-weeks-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a>, which marks the launch of the London Design Festival 2018, presents the new stellar-inspired lighting collection in the UK for the very first time giving fair visitors an opportunity to tour the transformed showroom for a peek.
To see the Observatory exhibition during the London Design Festival 2018, visit Lee Broom’s showroom in London at 95 Rivington Street until September 23rd.
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Beads Become Clouds: The Art of Liza Lou

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/beads-become-clouds-art-liza-lou/liza_lou_lehmann_maupin_17/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Liza_Lou_Lehmann_Maupin_17-810x540.jpg" alt="Beads Become Clouds: The Art of Liza Lou" /></a>
                                The newest beaded sculptures by L.A. artist <a href="http://lizalou.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Liza Lou</a> are on view at <a href="https://www.lehmannmaupin.com/exhibitions/liza-lou2" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lehmann Maupin Gallery</a> in New York this month. These may be the most intricate and mesmerizing contemporary artworks this fall… and that’s before you find out how they’re made.

Nacreous, 2018. Photo by Matthew Herrmenn

Nacreous, 2018 (detail). Photo by Matthew Herrmenn

Pyrocumulus, 2018

Pyrocumulus, 2018 (detail)

Each work is made from multiple sheets of hand-sewn white glass beads that are often painted and stained with color. From a distance, they resemble used “paint rags” or old paper towels – that get exponentially more beautiful the closer you look. My (very rough) estimate is that each 14-inch square hold around 20,000 beads. The completed works are composed of a grid of many squares, often layered 2 or 3 sheets deep.

Noctilucent, 2018 (detail)

Noctilucent, 2018

Noctilucent, 2018 (detail)

To achieve the veil-like patches, Liza smashes and
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Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-is-set-to-launch-3rd-and-final-installment-of-observatory-collection/lee-broom-observatory-ldf-1-orion-pendant-black/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Lee-Broom-Observatory-LDF-1-Orion-Pendant-Black-810x572.jpg" alt="Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection" /></a>
                                After shows in Milan and New York City, British design phenom <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom</a> is presenting his third and final installment of his <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/exhibition/observatory-milan-and-new-york-design-weeks-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Observatory</a> lighting collection during the London Design Festival. Broom will transform his Shoreditch showroom with the celestial-inspired fixtures &#8220;that play with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, and the refraction and reflection of light,&#8221; marking the first time they&#8217;re shown in the UK. Observatory comprises five <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/lighting/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collections</a> – Orion, Lens Flair, Eclipse, Tidal, and Aurora – each outfitted with concealed LEDs that emit soft, diffused light from their sculptural silhouettes.
Orion is a modular, tube-like design with contrasting opaque and solid spheres that can be hung in various configurations for a custom, horizontal and vertical constellation of lights. At London Design Festival, a new black finish will be on display (see initial image). Lens Flair is a spherical fixture inspired by telescopic lenses and horizontal and vertical refractions.
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Claustrophobic Balloons and a Multilingual Parrot: A Summer of Interactive Art

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/claustrophobic-balloons-multilingual-parrot-summer-interactive-art/martin_creed_anton_kern_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Martin_Creed_Anton_Kern_01-810x540.jpg" alt="Claustrophobic Balloons and a Multilingual Parrot: A Summer of Interactive Art" /></a>
                                This summer, two group exhibitions in New York hide some serious surprises. The first, titled <a href="https://antonkerngallery.com/exhibitions/the_party"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">“The Party”</a>  on the 3rd floor of <a href="https://antonkerngallery.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Anton Kern Gallery</a>  in Midtown includes a gifted parrot and a room full of balloons. Even more unexpected experiences await downtown in a multi-location mini-art crawl titled <a href="https://www.oncanal.nyc/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">“ON CANAL”</a>. Here are 7 of the most unmissable experiences from those two locations right now &#8211; on view until the end of this month.

Martin Creed, Work No. 1190: Half the air in a given space, 2011

Glass doors contain a room packed full of yellow balloons on the 3rd floor of Anton Kern Gallery.  A work by artist Martin Creed titled “Half the air in a given space” is EXACTLY as the title describes – with the balloons enclosing precisely half the air in a given room.  A version of this was on view at the
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Lorre: A Sculptural Installation of 3D Printed Kinetic Lights by David Weeks Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lorre-a-sculptural-installation-of-3d-printed-kinetic-lights-by-david-weeks-studio/lorre-david-weeks-lighting-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Lorre-david-weeks-lighting-1-810x578.jpg" alt="Lorre: A Sculptural Installation of 3D Printed Kinetic Lights by David Weeks Studio" /></a>
                                New York City-based <a href="http://www.davidweeksstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Weeks Studio</a> designed the <a href="http://www.davidweeksstudio.com/bulletin/lorre/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lorre</a> sculptural installation comprising 3D-printed kinetic lights and cable that explore the connection between space, light, and material. The wireless lights are suspended on copper cables where the conductivity of the cable lit them up allowing each shade to be moved as desired.
Each light is made of nylon plastic that was printed using selective laser sintering making them lightweight. Their simple forms delicately cling to two thin cables resulting in a minimalist lighting display that can be continuously rearranged.
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4 Stellar Artworks in NYC This Summer

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/4-stellar-artworks-nyc-summer/grant_worth_fhf_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Grant_Worth_FHF_1-810x625.jpg" alt="4 Stellar Artworks in NYC This Summer" /></a>
                                Summer is the “off season” for the contemporary art world in New York – a time when galleries close on weekends and organize exhibitions that tend to be smaller (no <a href="https://design-milk.com/lasers-gallery-rita-mcbrides-particulates/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">laser-rooms</a>), but more experimental. Here are our top four picks for this summer that are 100% worth visiting on your lunch break.

Grant Worth, Season’s Premier 2018

Grant Worth, Season’s Premier 2018

Grant Worth, Season’s Premier 2018

Grant Worth’s sculptures at the Feature Hudson Foundation in the Lower East Side are technicolor rainbows of an element called Bismuth, in the form of a modified Oscar. If you’re unfamiliar with the material, check out YouTube for a demonstration on how to melt and crystalize this brittle, low melting-point metal. This is the first time I’ve seen it used in fine art, and it excels far beyond a “material gimmick”, with mysterious complexity: playing off the body, celebrity culture, and display
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The Moiré Collection by Gabriel Dawe & Mannington Makes Its Debut at NeoCon

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mannington</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/moire-collection-gabriel-dawe-mannington-makes-debut-neocon/moire-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Moire-3-810x750.jpg" alt="The Moiré Collection by Gabriel Dawe &#038; Mannington Makes Its Debut at NeoCon" /></a>
                                We’ve long been fans of the installation work of Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe, who is known for his site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture. This year he’s collaborated with leading commercial flooring surfaces manufacturer <a href="https://www.manningtoncommercial.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mannington Commercial</a> to release a collection that we think is a match made in heaven. Sought out for his innovative installation work, Dawe brings a fresh energy and perspective to Mannington’s products that are designed to inspire creativity and deliver advanced performance in all types of commercial spaces.
“When people encounter my installations something happens that instead of thinking of what they’re doing, they go to that place almost like going back to being a child and seeing something for the first time,” said Dawe. “It was
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Resident’s ‘Travelling Without Bags’ Installation Launches Their Latest Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/residents-travelling-without-bags-installation-launches-their-latest-collection/resident-travelling-without-bags-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Resident-Travelling-Without-Bags-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Resident&#8217;s &#8216;Travelling Without Bags&#8217; Installation Launches Their Latest Collection" /></a>
                                To mark their first solo show in New York City, New Zealand design brand <a href="https://resident.co.nz/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Resident</a> created a 3,000-square-foot installation to launch their latest collection of furniture and lighting. &#8216;<a href="https://resident.co.nz/news/2018/05/resident-invites-you-to-travelling-without-bags-ne"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Travelling Without Bags</a>&#8216; was curated by New Zealand interior architect Rufus Knight as a series of beautiful spaces in NYC&#8217;s Nolita neighborhood. The experiential gallery will be open the remainder of May for the public, media, and trade, coinciding with NYCxDESIGN.
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Unfinished: The Sculpture of Hugh Hayden

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/unfinished-sculpture-hugh-hayden/hughhayden_whitecolumns_13/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/HughHayden_WhiteColumns_13-810x540.jpg" alt="Unfinished: The Sculpture of Hugh Hayden" /></a>
                                New York-based sculptor <a href="http://hughhayden.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hugh Hayden</a> is extremely careful not to remove the “branches” on his raw material – an act that results in an explosion of form and interpretations. His <a href="https://whitecolumns.org/index.html?s=s" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">debut New York solo show</a> is on view at <a href="https://whitecolumns.org/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">White Columns</a> this month and requires a close look&#8230; carefully.

Brier Patch, 2018 (detail)

Hugh Hayden was one of the break-out stars of the Frieze Art Fair early this month, where White Columns presented his picnic table sculpture created out of fallen Manhattan trees. And now through June 2nd, just a block south of the Whitney Museum, you can see two newer works that benefit from the larger space and fewer crowds.

Brier Patch, 2018

“Brier Patch” is composed of 6 school desks that appear inseparably interwoven by their own outgrowths. Hugh notes his intention to create “visible, unifying space that is at once protective and impenetrable”. His work is absolutely a mix of oppositions: drawing you near while blocking you out, recalling
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Material Interiors Exhibition by Radnor

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/material-interiors-radnor/materialinteriors_radnor_3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/materialinteriors_radnor_3-810x586.jpg" alt="Material Interiors Exhibition by Radnor" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.radnor.co/material-interiors/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Material Interiors</a> is an installation going on at The Bryant, David Chipperfield Architects’ new luxury building overlooking Bryant Park, presented by <a href="http://www.radnor.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Radnor</a>. The exhibition is taking place during New York Design Month that will launch the inaugural Radnor Made collection and introduce new works by Radnor represented designers.
The space, a two-bedroom residence, is the first residential condominium built on Bryant Park, one of the city’s most iconic green spaces. The exhibition is co-curated by Workstead balancing the functional and the iconic to express a materiality that is grounded in place. For this site-specific installation, Radnor and Workstead wanted to create a fully functional interior that would also respond to the existing details of The Bryant, most notably the distinctive herringbone oak floors and honed terrazzo borders. Photography by Matthew Williams.
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Material Interiors Exhibition by Radnor

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/material-interiors-radnor/materialinteriors_radnor_3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/materialinteriors_radnor_3-810x586.jpg" alt="Material Interiors Exhibition by Radnor" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.radnor.co/material-interiors/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Material Interiors</a> is an installation going on at The Bryant, David Chipperfield Architects’ new luxury building overlooking Bryant Park, presented by <a href="http://www.radnor.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Radnor</a>. The exhibition is taking place during New York Design Month that will launch the inaugural Radnor Made collection and introduce new works by Radnor represented designers.
The space, a two-bedroom residence, is the first residential condominium built on Bryant Park, one of the city’s most iconic green spaces. The exhibition is co-curated by Workstead balancing the functional and the iconic to express a materiality that is grounded in place. For this site-specific installation, Radnor and Workstead wanted to create a fully functional interior that would also respond to the existing details of The Bryant, most notably the distinctive herringbone oak floors and honed terrazzo borders. Photography by Matthew Williams.
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-future-ventura-futura/design_milk_ventura_futura_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Ventura_Futura_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future" /></a>
                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-future-ventura-futura/design_milk_ventura_futura_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Ventura_Futura_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future" /></a>
                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Cj Hendry’s MONOCHROME Home Features 7 Monochromatic Rooms Designed Around Her Art

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/cj-hendrys-monochrome-home-features-seven-rooms-seven-monochromatic-rooms/foam-foto-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/cj-hendry-monochrome-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Cj Hendry’s MONOCHROME Home Features 7 Monochromatic Rooms Designed Around Her Art" /></a>
                                New York-based <a href="http://www.cjhendry.live/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cj Hendry</a> has opened her 5th solo exhibition, <a href="https://monochromeprivate.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MONOCHROME</a>, in Brooklyn. The artist, known for her hyperrealistic drawings, is “new to color” after first delving into it in a collaboration with Christian Louboutin. She says:
Color is exciting and sad and frustrating and confusing. Color is all around us, it’s everywhere. Color is not a physical thing, it’s a thing that describes something else. By drawing crumpled colored cards I have given color a physicality and form.
With MONOCHROME, she has given color another physicality and form, one that you can walk through and explore. Each room in the seven-room home was designed around Hendry’s art and features just one monochromatic color. She explains:
People generally buy art as the last item, they find art to match their home. I have become close with my collectors over the years and have noticed how differently they live their
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Happy Places: Raw-Edges Revamps the VitraHaus Loft

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/happy-places-raw-edges-revamps-the-vitrahaus-loft/vitrahaus_loft-raw-edges-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/VitraHaus_Loft-Raw-Edges-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Happy Places: Raw-Edges Revamps the VitraHaus Loft" /></a>
                                Last year <a href="https://www.vitra.com/en-us/campus/vitrahaus"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">VitraHaus</a> enlisted the talents of British designer <a href="https://design-milk.com/jasper-morrisons-ambient-installation-at-vitrahaus/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Jasper Morrison to takeover Level I</a> of their headquarters in Weil am Rhein, Germany. This year, they reached out to London-based Israeli design duo <a href="http://www.raw-edges.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Raw-Edges</a> to revamp the fourth level loft into their <a href="https://www.vitra.com/en-us/news/details/2018-happy-places-by-raw-edges"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Happy Places installation</a>.
The pair created a colorful, happy interior, combining living and workspaces, using an eclectic mix of Vitra and Artek furnishings. The playful results are their vision imagining as if they were living there with their own children, making it important to deck the space out for adults and kids alike.

Photo by marekiwicki

Photos by Lorenz Cugini, except where noted.
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Altered States: A Water-Inspired Take on the Kitchen Island by Snarkitecture + Caesarstone

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/altered-states-water-inspired-take-kitchen-island-snarkitecture-caesarstone/caesarstone-snarkitecture-altered-states-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/caesarstone-snarkitecture-altered-states-1-810x497.jpg" alt="Altered States: A Water-Inspired Take on the Kitchen Island by Snarkitecture + Caesarstone" /></a>
                                The kitchen island has become one of the most utilitarian spaces in a home, moving from just a place for cooking to a place to entertain and gather around amongst friends and family. As the first part of their 2018 collaboration, leading quartz manufacturer <a href="http://www.caesarstoneus.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Caesarstone</a> and multi-design practice <a href="http://www.snarkitecture.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Snarkitecture</a> have taken the main hub of the home and put it front and center in their <a href="http://www.caesarstoneus.com/newsroom/press-releases/caesarstone-presents-altered-states-by-snarkitecture-at-fuorisalone-2018-milan/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Altered States</a> installation. Inspired by water, a main ingredient in any kitchen, Snarkitecture created four kitchen islands – titled Ice Island, Water Island, Steam Island and Play Island – using Caesarstone surfaces that explore water’s “changing states” in both the kitchen and nature.
Ice Island is composed of 37 topographic layers of Caesarstone’s Vanilla Noir 5100 surface. A sphere of ice serves as a focal point before drawing your eyes towards the layers, colors and textures of the island. Water Island is made with 32
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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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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;
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                                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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2017 Year in Review: Unframed

                                Every month, Design Milk&#8217;s resident art expert, <a href="http://www.thetwopercent.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Behringer</a>, pounds the pavement of New York City to check out the best gallery exhibits and art shows he can find. Take a visual gander back at the art he covered in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/unframed/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Unframed</a> column throughout 2017 – hint: it&#8217;s all incredible.
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                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/wood-sculpture-matt-johnson/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">This is Wood: The Sculpture of Matt Johnson</a><br />
Matt Johnson presented 4 cardboard boxes, 5 rolls of painters tape, 2 broken styrofoam chunks, and more garbage… that were all 100% carved and painted wood.

marked by stigmata, 2017 (detail)

On Pins: Elliott Hundley’s Epic Collages
We took a look at Elliott Hundley’s manically overwhelming collages, which extended so far off the canvas that they were rightfully called “sculptures”.

Tara Donovan. Detail of “Composition (Cards)” 2017. Photographed by David Behringer. All other images captured by Kerry Ryan McFatey. © Tara Donovan, courtesy of Pace Gallery

Tara Donovan: Vertical Poetry
Tara
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