Maayan Zusman Designs a Modern Medical Office That Won’t Make You Cringe

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/maayan-zusman-designs-a-modern-medical-office-that-wont-make-you-cringe/medical-clinic-maayan-zusman-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Medical-Clinic-Maayan-Zusman-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Maayan Zusman Designs a Modern Medical Office That Won&#8217;t Make You Cringe" /></a>
                                Let&#8217;s be honest. Most of us would rather avoid medical offices, not just because it means having to go see a doctor, but because most of them are bland, boring, and downright depressing. Thanks to <a href="https://www.maayanzusman.co.il/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maayan Zusman</a>, this <a href="https://www.maayanzusman.co.il/kikar-hamedina-clinic"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">plastic surgery clinic</a> in Tel Aviv doesn&#8217;t fall into that sad category. Instead, the office offers a fresh approach, which made the doctor happy and his patients as well.
Instead of those uncomfortable chairs that awkwardly face each other in the waiting room, Zusman designed a dual sided structure down the middle with seats facing in opposite directions. This offers patients both additional privacy and connection. The upholstered cushions feature soft fabrics in fun colors like teal and mauve that are carried throughout the office. The floors are darkly stained and paired with white walls and cabinetry for a clean, modern aesthetic. Photography by Itay Benit.
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Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic

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                                Few designs have endured with such quiet visibility as <a href="https://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/featured/ph-5/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Poulsen&#8217;s PH 5</a>. Its unmistakable silhouette is often seen in homes modern and traditional, in universities and libraries across the globe, and always seems to find a place within the newest restaurants and most luxe hotels. Movie and television cameos are frequent. In the pantheon of lighting, undoubtedly one or two PH 5s would be found glowing overhead.
In celebration of the design’s 60th anniversary, Louis Poulsen invited Design Milk to tour their factory in Vejen, Jutland, Denmark, affording us the opportunity to learn more about the light’s storied past, relevant present, and the planned future of the company’s most popular lighting design…with even a chance to build one. The five-shade PH 5’s immutable cultural presence can be attributed to its perfect realization of form serving function, a 100% glare-free light emitting evenly both downward and laterally, with a recognizably agreeable presence whether on
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Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/louis-poulsen-celebrates-60-years/louispoulsen-factorytour-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/LouisPoulsen-FactoryTour-3-810x559.jpg" alt="Louis Poulsen Celebrates 60 Years of a Modernist Classic" /></a>
                                Few designs have endured with such quiet visibility as <a href="https://www.louispoulsen.com/usa/featured/ph-5/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Poulsen&#8217;s PH 5</a>. Its unmistakable silhouette is often seen in homes modern and traditional, in universities and libraries across the globe, and always seems to find a place within the newest restaurants and most luxe hotels. Movie and television cameos are frequent. In the pantheon of lighting, undoubtedly one or two PH 5s would be found glowing overhead.
In celebration of the design’s 60th anniversary, Louis Poulsen invited Design Milk to tour their factory in Vejen, Jutland, Denmark, affording us the opportunity to learn more about the light’s storied past, relevant present, and the planned future of the company’s most popular lighting design…with even a chance to build one. The five-shade PH 5’s immutable cultural presence can be attributed to its perfect realization of form serving function, a 100% glare-free light emitting evenly both downward and laterally, with a recognizably agreeable presence whether on
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Hawaiian Hospitality Gets a Neon Makeover at the New Shoreline Hotel in Waikiki

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hawaiian-hospitality-gets-neon-makeover-new-shoreline-hotel-waikiki/shorelinehotel_interiors_highres-26a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/ShorelineHotel_Interiors_highres-26a-810x569.jpg" alt="Hawaiian Hospitality Gets a Neon Makeover at the New Shoreline Hotel in Waikiki" /></a>
                                Designing for hospitality in Hawaii can often lean very cliché. I bet you&#8217;re already thinking of lush green Monstera and palm leaves, pink bulbous hibiscus flowers, cowrey shells and prints reminiscent of kitschy Hawaiian shirts, am I right? Not that those aren&#8217;t iconic motifs of Hawaii but hotels that incorporate these elements as the main focal points in their interior design run the risk of looking like every other hotel on the island, aka boring and overdone.
Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design made sure you would never use those words at their recently completed project, the brand new Shoreline Hotel Waikiki. An explosion of neon and nature, this 56,000-square-foot, 135-room boutique hotel takes the concept of Hawaiian-inspired design and transforms it into a modern day interpretation that still feels authentic. Guests check in at the open-air lobby and pass through ever-changing backdrops of multi-colored fluorescent hallways and stairwells of tropical wallpaper prints.
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Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi Launch 2nd CANOPY Shared Workspace Location

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/yves-behar-and-amir-mortazavi-launch-2nd-canopy-shared-workspace-location/yves-behar-canopy-jackson-square-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Yves-Behar-CANOPY-Jackson-Square-1-810x569.jpg" alt="Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi Launch 2nd CANOPY Shared Workspace Location" /></a>
                                Shared workspaces have been popping up all over the world as more people work remotely and they&#8217;ve become incredibly appealing making joining one a no-brainer. One such establishment is <a href="https://canopy.space/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CANOPY</a> Jackson Square, a serene coworking space in San Francisco designed by <a href="https://fuseproject.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Yves Behar</a> and Amir Mortazavi of <a href="http://m-projects.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">M-PROJECTS</a>. Spanning 13,000-square-feet, the interior offers a modern, ergonomically designed environment that incorporates glass-enclosed private offices, open workstations, conference rooms, a lounge, a cafe, phone booths, a Mother&#8217;s Room, and an outdoor work terrace.
The soothing color palette pays homage to the surrounding neighborhoods of North Beach, Jackson Square, the Financial District, and Chinatown. They merged textured black and concrete surfaces with soft pinks and greens through layers of contemporary office furnishings from Herman Miller, including Behar’s own Sayl Chairs and Public Office Landscape Tables, Charles and Ray Eames Chairs, as well as Chadwick Modular Seating and Renew Sit-to-Stand Tables from Brian Alexander. CANOPY
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KC Design Studio Designs a Moody Black Apartment for a Single Person

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kc-design-studio-designs-a-moody-black-apartment-for-a-single-person/apartment-l-kc-design-studio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Apartment-L-KC-Design-Studio-1-810x608.jpg" alt="KC Design Studio Designs a Moody Black Apartment for a Single Person" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.kcstudio.com.tw/main.php"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">KC Design Studio</a> is behind the design of this moody, black apartment in Taipei, Taiwan. <a href="http://www.kcstudio.com.tw/work_inside.php?wid=1&amp;w_id=69"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Apartment L</a> was designed for a single person who desired a more fluid layout and a darker color palette of grey, black, and wood tones. Despite the dark color scheme, the apartment still feels open and filled with natural light.
The open floor plan benefits the homeowner who enjoys entertaining, so the kitchen features an island with an attached dining table for both casual and sit-down meals. The setup allows for increased interaction with guests while continuing food and drink preparations. Most of the walls were have a concrete texture finish while the rest of the surfaces were given a special black painted treatment. The wall behind the main kitchen counter was clad in wood helping to balance the space to prevent it from being too cold. Open black and wood shelves provide much needed
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Where I Work: Matthew Hufft of Hufft

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Hufft is a busy Kansas City, Missouri design firm founded in 2005 by Jesse and Matthew Hufft, who recently expanded and opened up a second office in Bentonville, Arkansas. In the 13+ years since its inception, the award-winning studio has amassed a diverse portfolio of architectural, fabrication, and construction projects that have been featured in the likes of Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, Esquire, and more. In 2008, they brought the fabrication division, which includes a Digital Studio, Wood Studio, Metal Studio, and Finish Studio, under the Hufft brand further elevating their capabilities. From architecture, interior design, object design, and building, they’ve become an all-in-one design house that focuses on collaboration and quality craftsmanship. For this month’s Where I Work, principal and co-founder Matthew Hufft takes us inside his world to show us around his office and to give us some insight into how he works and
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Concept Surfaces Releases Colorful SPECTRUM Series and Elegant ERA Series in Their 7.7 Collection

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://goo.gl/vztKUJ"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Concept Surfaces</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Summer just about screams for juicy colors, and <a href="https://goo.gl/6YVGDa"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Concept Surfaces&#8217;</a> latest 7.7 release is serving up a hot selection of ten hues in their <a href="https://goo.gl/t6DqPi"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SPECTRUM</a> series. The line of technical porcelain tile is a true through-body material that works great for heavy commercial floor traffic applications. Available in a selection of sizes, this bold and fresh flooring is guaranteed to make any project pop with vibrance.
Another of the 7.7 releases we’re especially excited about is the ERA series, which offers the exquisite look of Terrazzo in a durable porcelain tile. Concept Surfaces’ version has the perfect glaze on the “aggregate”, emphasizing the details and adding an elegant touch to any interior space. The ERA series is available in multiple formats and
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From Bank to Modern Hostel in Jyväskylä, Finland

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/from-bank-to-modern-hostel-in-jyvaskyla-finland/studio-puisto_hostel-jyvaskyla-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/STUDIO-PUISTO_Hostel-Jyvaskyla-1-810x540.jpg" alt="From Bank to Modern Hostel in Jyväskylä, Finland" /></a>
                                A former bank in downtown Jyväskylä, Finland, has been converted into a modern hostel by <a href="https://studiopuisto.fi/fi/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio Puisto Architects</a> making use of the empty 1953 building. They skipped the typical hostel go-to of dormitory style rooms and instead created smaller, private bedrooms with public spaces surrounding them. On top of the mini bedrooms, <a href="https://studiopuisto.fi/en/2018/03/forenom-hostel-jyvaskyla/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hostel Jyväskylä</a> offers a full restaurant along with spa and sauna facilities all located in the basement. When the restaurant is closed, guests can relax and cool off there. And to make sure they used all the former bank had to offer, they converted the vault into a jacuzzi for even more relaxation. Overall the hostel boasts a black and white color scheme with wooden details giving it a clean, modern aesthetic that&#8217;s hard to pass up.
Above the ground floor reception area, there are three guest room floors that are practically the same. Each floor houses three
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Friday Five with Mavis Wiggins

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                                <em>This week&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/friday-five/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five</a> features interior designer <a href="http://www.tpgarchitecture.com/leadership.cfm?LeaderID=30"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mavis Wiggins</a>, the Studio Creative Director and a recently appointed Managing Executive of <a href="http://www.tpgarchitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">TPG Architecture</a>, a New York City-based practice we&#8217;ve <a href="https://design-milk.com/communications-agency-colorful-personality/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">featured before</a>. Over her 30+ years in the field, eight of which with TPG, she has amassed an eclectic portfolio of workplace designs with a specialty in creating impactful financial services spaces. Her highly sought-after expertise rewards clients with everything they asked for and everything they didn&#8217;t know they wanted or needed, some of which include HBO, Assured Guaranty, NEX Group, BDT Capital Partners, Swiss Re, and many more. Read below to see her thoughtfully curated mix that displays her love and appreciation for art and design.</em>

Soundsuits by Nick Cave, 2012

  1. Nick Cave
    I was first introduced to this artist during a performance in Grand Central Station. In reading about the upcoming show, it seemed an unlikely venue
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7 Easy Ways to Decorate With Lilac

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Rich lilac walls highlight pretty white accents. Image: PPG Voice of Color

Lilac has unseated Millennial Pink as the most exciting pastel for our homes, and we couldn’t be happier. While pastel pink can be a soothing addition to a contemporary color palette, lilac and lavender are more versatile and easy to use. Once thought of as nostalgic and sentimental, today’s lilac works wonderfully in contemporary spaces with clean lines and simple decor, and in rustic spaces with a simple color palette.  Painting is an easy and quick way to introduce a new color to your home when you’re ready to decorate with lilac. Here are six on-trend lilac paint colors we love:

Six paint colors you’ll want to try