Coast to Coast Lands in Detroit

                                <em>Special thanks to Madeleine Parsons of <a href="https://goodcolony.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Colony</a> for the following post.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/coast-to-coast-lands-in-detroit/coast-to-coast-detroit-5-taitstudio-post2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Coast-to-Coast-Detroit-5-TaitStudio-POST2-810x540.jpg" alt="Coast to Coast Lands in Detroit" /></a>
                                September kicked off our <a href="https://design-milk.com/were-going-coast-to-coast-with-colony/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Coast to Coast</a> series with Design Milk where we, <a href="https://goodcolony.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Colony</a>, a NY-based community of independent furniture, lighting, textiles and objects designers, set out to explore the United States in the name of design, discovery and inspiration. Our travel itinerary was set to discover new talent and expressions of American design, art and craft. Up first in the series was a visit to America’s Motor City; Detroit, MI.
Known for its contributions to music (including the late and great Aretha Franklin), architecture, and art the city of Detroit felt like a weighty first stop in the Coast to Coast series with an opportunity to explore the exciting projects and burgeoning business ventures rumored to be unfolding. Our forty-eight hours in Detroit were spent synthesizing the city’s growing developments and their effect on art and design
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Let These 14 Stunning Built-In Ideas Inspire Your Next Home Improvement Project

If there’s one architectural feature that everyone loves, it’s built-in furniture. Whether we’re talking about classic bookcases, a modern entertainment center or a cozy window seat, these features always turn out to be equally eye-catching and functional. What more could you ask for in your home design? The next time you’re itching to take on a home improvement project, look no further. We even have 14 gorgeous built-in ideas to give you some inspiration. Look these over and we promise that you’ll have an idea for a built-in of your own.
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Built-ins are a great architectural feature for any room in the house. Image: J Wilson Fuqua & Associates Architects

What to consider when adding built-in furniture

Built-ins are a coveted architectural feature for a reason. Though the finished product is nearly always worth the effort, the building and installation process can require a large investment of time and money. With
drawers
cutout
dual
bed
seating
divider
entertainment center
stairs
doorway
bench
shape
window seat
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Melrose Avenue Shapes up with Bend Goods’ First Ever Showroom

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://bendgoods.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bend Goods</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/melrose-avenue-shapes-bend-goods-first-ever-showroom/bend-goods-showroom-20/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/bend-goods-showroom-20-810x540.jpg" alt="Melrose Avenue Shapes up with Bend Goods&#8217; First Ever Showroom" /></a>
                                While wire furniture isn’t a new concept, in our opinion, no one does it better than our friends at <a href="https://bendgoods.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bend Goods</a>. Founded by Gaurav Nanda in 2010, the brand’s collection of original furniture and accessories is instantly recognizable in homes, offices, hotels, retail spaces, and trade shows all over the world. With its signature playful designs and colorful finishes, the collection can insert itself into any space of any kind of style (and if you don’t trust us, a quick Google search will back this statement).
Bend Goods has undergone many changes, including a name change, expanding beyond seating, and setting up office headquarters in a home rather than an office (appropriately called the Bend House – see our video from the first Bend
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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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Hotel Indigo Dundee: A Choice Hotel for Visiting the UK’s First UNESCO City of Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-indigo-dundee-choice-hotel-visiting-uks-first-unesco-city-of-design/hotel-indigo-dundee-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/hotel-indigo-dundee-4-810x540.jpg" alt="Hotel Indigo Dundee: A Choice Hotel for Visiting the UK&#8217;s First UNESCO City of Design" /></a>
                                While London is a popular destination when traveling to the United Kingdom, we have a feeling that the city of Dundee in Scotland will see a rise in travelers with an affinity for design, art and culture now that Dundee has been designated as the <a href="https://www.unesco.org.uk/designation/creative-cities-in-the-uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">UK’s first UNESCO City of Design</a> and the <a href="https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">V&amp;A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum</a>, has opened. If we were headed to the newly appointed design destination, the recently opened <a href="https://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/dundee/dndid/hoteldetail" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Indigo® Dundee</a> would be our accommodation of choice.
The building was transformed from a two-hundred-year-old jute mill into a 102-room modern hotel that sits right between the waterfront and the heart of the shopping district. Keeping in line with the Hotel Indigo® design policy where no two properties are the same, the hotel is a representation of Dundee’s rich past and forward-thinking present depicted by three different styles of guest rooms. There’s the Dundee
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Where I Work: Daniel Arsham

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/work-daniel-arsham/where-i-work-daniel-arsham-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0-810x739.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Daniel Arsham" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/work-daniel-arsham/where-i-work-daniel-arsham-0a-portrait/" rel="attachment wp-att-354174" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-354174" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-810x1137.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1137" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-810x1137.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-800x1123.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-768x1078.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-500x702.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
For this month’s Where I Work, we head to New York to virtually visit Miami-born artist and designer Daniel Arsham. His work notoriously bounces between art, architecture, and performance where it’s found a sweet spot that’s all his own. Early on, his work with iconic dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham helped him make a name for himself before co-founding design practice Snarkitecture in 2007 with Alex Mustonen. The studio designs functional objects and large-scale, immersive installations that are monochromatic explorations of visual delight, and oftentimes highly Instagrammable. Arsham’s own work is a portfolio of surreal, sculptural objects, like his highly sought-after limited edition Future Relics that all sold out faster than most people could hit the ‘buy’ button. If you follow him on Instagram, chances are you’ve caught sight of what he’s been up to recently – creating a new body of work for his just opened exhibition called 3018 at Perrotin
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14 Warm and Inviting Ways to Use Burnt Orange in Your Home This Fall

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Fall is almost here. With it comes a number of gorgeous shades that you can incorporate into your interiors. Chief among them is burnt orange. This eye-catching shade is the perfect thing to make your home feel warm and inviting for the season or all year long. Don’t believe us? We have some design inspiration below that will turn you into this shade’s biggest fan. Scroll down to see why.
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There are many ways to add burnt orange into your home, whether you want to enjoy it this fall or all year. Image: Design A Space

How to use burnt orange in your home

It’s true that burnt orange is a strong shade, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a place of
accent chair
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leather
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accessories
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Architectural Digest Names New Creatives Shaking up the Design World

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/architectural-digest-names-new-creatives-shaking-up-the-design-world/arch-digest-creatives-cover/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Arch-Digest-Creatives-Cover-810x667.jpg" alt="Architectural Digest Names New Creatives Shaking up the Design World" /></a>
                                <div id="attachment_354307" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=354307" rel="attachment wp-att-354307" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="size-large wp-image-354307" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-810x1072.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1072" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-810x1072.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-800x1059.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-768x1017.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-500x662.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">October 2018 cover of Architectural Digest</p></div>
There’s nothing like up-and-coming talent to give a boast to the ever-expanding and sometimes stale design world and in October’s issue of Architectural Digest, they highlight a group of international creatives that deserve some much-needed props for helping to buck tradition with their fresh approaches. Here are four of our favorites.

Karin Gustafsson, creative director of COS with Studio Swine’s “New Spring” installation \\\ Photo courtesy of COS

After nearly 10 years at European fashion brand COS, Karin Gustafsson landed the Creative Director role two years ago and has quietly driven the brand to an even higher coveted position. With continual collections of minimalist must-haves and ventures into visually-enticing collaborations with up-and-coming artists/designers (see below), it’s no surprise COS has become such a universally loved label with much credit going to Gustafsson herself.

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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How Neoculture Will Shape the Future of Our Cities and Suburbs

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://tarkettna.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tarkett</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/how-neoculture-will-shape-the-future-of-our-cities-and-suburbs/tarkett-s04_lounge_establishing_flooring-hotel/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Tarkett-S04_LOUNGE_Establishing_flooring-hotel-810x608.jpg" alt="How Neoculture Will Shape the Future of Our Cities and Suburbs" /></a>
                                Earlier this year on the <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-57-clever-extra-neoculture"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Clever</a> podcast, Amy and I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Stulpin, Chief Creative Officer for <a href="http://tarkettna.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tarkett</a> and Suzanne Tick of Suzanne Tick, Inc. <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-57-clever-extra-neoculture"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">about the concept of Neoculture</a>, a term coined by Tarkett that refers to current cultural and societal shifts and how they impact architecture and interior design. It was such a fascinating conversation that I continue to think about it and still bring it up in conversations about the future of society and design.
Let me break Neoculture down for you to easily digest— attitudinal and societal shifts like population growth, increase in ridesharing, public transportation, and renting over owning, globalization over nationalization, sustainability, and reliance on technology are all contributing to Neoculture. The whole thing
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A’ Design Award & Competition 2019 – Call for Submissions

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-design-awards-competition-2019-call-for-submissions/modern-lodge-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/modern-lodge-1-810x523.jpg" alt="A&#8217; Design Award &#038; Competition 2019 &#8211; Call for Submissions" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s about that time of year again &#8211; the submission deadline for the 2019 <a href="http://www.adesignaward.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=post&amp;utm_campaign=Sept2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">A&#8217; Design Award &amp; Competition</a> nominations.
Maybe you’ve seen some posts about it on Design Milk before. A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading design award, reaching designers and brands in over 180 countries in 40 languages. If you’re a designer, you’ve probably got something in your portfolio for submission… Entries to the A’ Design Award & Competition are reviewed and judged by an expert 50-person jury panel consisting of scholars, design professionals and media members who follow strict evaluation guidelines. There are over 100 different categories with different evaluation criteria—there’s definitely a category for your design. There are also special design awards: the Good Industrial Design Award, the Good Architecture Design Award, and the Good Product Design Award, to name a few. And, winners also receive some incredible prizes, from a
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Mikiya Kobayashi on Making Harmony with Space Through Furniture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/mikiya-kobayashi-making-harmony-space-furniture/m-glw2lg/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/M-gLw2Lg.jpeg" alt="Mikiya Kobayashi on Making Harmony with Space Through Furniture" /></a>
                                Playgrounds don&#8217;t always need to be furnished with items designed for children. <a href="http://mikiyakobayashi.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mikiya Kobayashi</a> held an exhibition, <em><a href="https://www.playscape.tokyo/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Playscape</a>,</em> in his Tokyo design shop to show that there&#8217;s an opportunity for furniture to interact with everyone and create a poetic landscape. The exhibition showcases various park-like furnitures such as a swing, seesaw, rocking chair, mountain and cradle.
Each piece is made from Japanese hardwood and covered with Kvadrat textiles in shades of black and white, orange and blue. Mikiya Kobayashi was born in Tokyo in 1981 and graduated from Mushashino Art University in 2005. In 2006, after working at Field Four Design Office in Japan, he started his own studio, “Mikiya Kobayashi Design.” Kobayashi first opened his design store in 2006 and named it “Taiyou no Shita” but changed the name to “Increments” this Summer to commemorate the move. The Playscapes exhibition was held to mark the
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