Pin Light Collection by Ichiro Iwasaki for Vibia

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/pin-light-collection-by-ichiro-iwasaki-for-vibia/pin-lights-ichiro-iwasaki-vibia-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/Pin-lights-Ichiro-Iwasaki-Vibia-1-810x547.jpg" alt="Pin Light Collection by Ichiro Iwasaki for Vibia" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.vibia.com/us/int/wall-fixtures-pin_wall" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pin</a> is a collection of lighting, designed by <a href="http://iwasaki-design-studio.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ichiro Iwasaki</a> for <a href="http://www.vibia.com/us/int/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vibia</a>, that boasts clean lines and geometric forms to create minimalist fixtures. A small, domed shade extends out connecting to its circular base by a single rod. Each light features an LED light source that emits a soothing, ambient glow.
The Pin wall fixture comes in three, simple forms (image above), one of which has two shades arranged at a 90 degree angle, and the other two have a single shade but with different rod lengths. Whether you choose just one or several, the fixtures make a sculptural statement on the wall and can be arranged in any configuration. Pin is available as a wall fixture, a sconce, a table light, and a floor light, and it comes in white, black, cream, and matte green finishes.
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Stem Minimalist Table Lamp by Minimalux

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                                <a href="https://minimalux.com/stem-w/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Stem</a> is a minimalist table light designed by London-based company <a href="https://minimalux.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Minimalux</a>. The lamp maintains the brand&#8217;s quiet and formal simplicity that is consistent throughout their entire collection. In keeping with the use of premium materials, the lamp comes available in either brass, chrome, or black nickel.
The table lamp is composed of handblown opal glass, which surrounds the bulb, leaving only a small window that can be used to direct light. The globe is supported by a length of solid brass tubing along with a powder-coated steel base. When turned off, the lamp has a sculptural quality to its balanced aesthetic, proving to have a striking appearance even when not in use. The two meter transparent cable houses the on/off switch, and has plugs made available for the U.S., Japan, and European markets.
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Day to Night: All Pshop Philly Edition

This will be the third image that I have posted on this site that goes from a daytime base rendering to a full on night rendering using only Photoshop. The first ever No Render Night Tutorial I created came at the very beginning of this website a long time ago. Since then, the technique has shifted slightly but the concept remains the same. This updated workflow can be seen in my Day to Night image break down and explains certain key moves such as darkening the base image that will help make sense of some of the steps shown below. While the breakdown below is brief, I hope it still paints a picture of how this image evolved and the transformation that took place. Also, I am excited to say that I will be meticulously breaking down this image layer by layer in a few weeks at the Renderit 5
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Gantri Turns Your Design Sketches into Reality Through 3D Printing

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                                Do you ever wish you could turn your design sketches into real life products but don’t know where to start? Enter <a href="https://www.gantri.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Gantri</a>, a new creative platform that’s been created to help designers turn their ideas into reality through on-demand manufacturing and 3D printing.
Based in the Mission district in San Francisco, Gantri has developed a way to take your ideas and manufacture them for a fraction of the cost and time without requiring minimum orders that are usually required for production runs. Using the Gantri Product System, they’ll help you through all the phases of creating your product, like creating prototypes and quality testing, and can deliver your final product in a little as 3 weeks! Once completed, you can sell your beautiful design through their online shop so you don’t need to worry about post-processing, packaging, and shipping.   If designing a light fixture for your home seems
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Online Design Store Hem Opens Stockholm Showroom

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                                Online furniture retailer <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> has opened its first showroom in the heart of the Swedish capital.
Located on the ground floor of a brass-clad art museum, the glass box is surrounded by the green space of Vasaparken and showcases the brand’s latest collections, which include collaborations with designers such as Philippe Malouin, Max Lamb and Luca Nichetto. Originally established as One Nordic in 2012, Hem is one of the online pioneers in the furniture and home accessories market. “There is all this beauty [in the design industry] that normal consumers and the rest of the world never takes part in,” Hem founder Petrus Palmer told Design Milk. “It doesn’t really trickle down into the rest of the community, and they are left with few options, and low quality options. I wanted to do something that was both beautiful and accessible, so I started what was to become Hem.” Petrus
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Cerno: Designed and Made in California [VIDEO]

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/cerno-designed-made-california-video/cerno-team-lighting-makers/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/cerno-team-lighting-makers-810x456.jpg" alt="Cerno: Designed and Made in California [VIDEO]" /></a>
                                Since we first discovered <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Cerno/" data-wpel-link="internal">Cerno</a>, we knew there was something different about them. Located in Southern California, Cerno co-founders Nick Sheridan, Dan Wacholder, and Bret Englander have built an authentic brand of lighting and furnishings that are designed and made in the place they grew up in. What started with a childhood friendship has resolved into a strong brand with a unique aesthetic. Learn more about how their upbringing, environment, and individual strengths have played an important role in Cerno&#8217;s inception:
Special thanks to Cerno for making this video possible.
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Cerno: Designed and Made in California [VIDEO]

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/cerno-designed-made-california-video/cerno-team-lighting-makers/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/cerno-team-lighting-makers-810x456.jpg" alt="Cerno: Designed and Made in California [VIDEO]" /></a>
                                Since we first discovered <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Cerno/" data-wpel-link="internal">Cerno</a>, we knew there was something different about them. Located in Southern California, Cerno co-founders Nick Sheridan, Dan Wacholder, and Bret Englander have built an authentic brand of lighting and furnishings that are designed and made in the place they grew up in. What started with a childhood friendship has resolved into a strong brand with a unique aesthetic. Learn more about how their upbringing, environment, and individual strengths have played an important role in Cerno&#8217;s inception:
Special thanks to Cerno for making this video possible.
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Porcelain Takes Center Stage for Gabriella Levy’s Light Fixtures

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/porcelain-takes-center-stage-gabriella-levys-light-fixtures/immerlit-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/immerlit-5-810x540.jpg" alt="Porcelain Takes Center Stage for Gabriella Levy’s Light Fixtures" /></a>
                                Designers sometimes like to work with only one material of choice so that they can gain complete mastery of skills with that one material. For designer Gabriella Levy, it’s porcelain for its malleability and versatility. She founded her studio <a href="http://www.immerlit.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">immerLit</a> in 2013 (<em>immer</em> roughly translates to always in German), where she creates beautiful, functional art that combines craftsmanship, modern technology, and functional sculpture design in the form of translucent porcelain lighting fixtures and various objets d’art.
Because of the nature of porcelain clay, Gabriella can explore endless ways to facilitate the interplay between porcelain, translucency, and light. Her current collection includes pendants, lamps, and candle votives that create a dreamy, soft, almost cloud-like glow in a room.
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Modern Lighting Inspired by Ancient Chinese Lanterns

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/modern-lighting-inspired-by-ancient-chinese-lanterns/lantern-lighting-series-mario-tsai-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Lantern-Lighting-Series-Mario-Tsai-1-810x573.jpg" alt="Modern Lighting Inspired by Ancient Chinese Lanterns" /></a>
                                Hangzhou, China based <a href="http://www.mariotsai.studio/#header" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mario Tsai</a> just released the <a href="http://www.mariotsai.studio/lantern-lighting-series/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lantern</a> lighting series, which includes a desk lamp, floor lamp, and chandelier. The trio of lights, inspired by the centuries old Chinese lanterns, are stripped back to result in a streamlined form with simple lines.
The open, capsule-shaped forms come with lampshades that are either metal mesh or glass, depending on what type of light intensity and look are desired. The metal mesh lets light escape through the perforated openings while also creating shadows, and the glass displays an even cascade of light.
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New Work from Design Duo Skram

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/new-work-design-duo-skram/skram-oxide-porcelain_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Skram-oxide-porcelain_1-810x493.jpg" alt="New Work from Design Duo Skram" /></a>
                                Friends, Collaborators, Designers — Mimi Logothetis and A. Jacob Marks are all of the above, as well as the duo behind <a href="http://www.skramfurniture.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Skram</a>. Based in North Carolina, this design pair seeks perfect imperfection, where they combine above-par craftsmanship with organic, subtle imperfections of natural materials. They recently launched two new additions to their collection, Oxide and Torpedo.
Oxide is a sleek set of tableware and servingware that is unique to Skram. With Oxide, they aimed to create heirloom objects — ones that would last for lifetimes. They feature a metallic black glaze exterior with red-oxide accents. The collection spans all tableware items, from plates to mugs to vases to bowls. All of the pieces are produced by Mimi in her studio. Next is Torpedo, sculptural lighting inspired by antique levels that sit in Jacob Marks’ office. After being around them for at least a year, they began to take shape as lighting
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GYRO Introduces Myna: A Floor Lamp and Coat Rack in One

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/gyro-introduces-myna-a-floor-lamp-and-coat-rack-in-one/myna-bird-lamps-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Myna-bird-lamps-3-810x540.jpg" alt="GYRO Introduces Myna: A Floor Lamp and Coat Rack in One" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.the-gyro.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">GYRO</a>, a Shanghai-based design brand, recently launched a two-in-one design — a floor lamp and a coat rack.
Myna combines both the floor lamp and coat rack into one, convenient design. With a sleek iron base and angled bulbs, Myna both greets guests and also creates a warm ambiance. It also utilizes modern technology, with an integrated touch dimmer that has a memory function. Each bulb is low voltage, keeping it safe to the touch. Bird Lamps are named due to its similarity to birds perched on telephone poles. Originally designed in 2006 by Zhili Liu, it took 10 years to refine it to exactly what the designer was looking for. Thus, the Bird Lamp, simple lighting that strips away all the necessities, leaving minimal structure with maximum light efficiency.
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KUMIKO OLED Modular Lighting Turns Off Into a Mirror

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                                New York based designer Michiru Tanaka first looked back to the past before setting out to imagine the future. Referencing traditional Japanese paper and wood shoji screens, alongside the structural patterns of the Kumiko screen – an assemblage of wooden arrangements constructed without nails –Tanaka&#8217;s <a href="http://kanekaoled.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">KUMIKO</a> modular architectural lighting system for Kaneka OLED is equally engaging, on or off.
Neither OLED lighting nor modular wall panels are anything novel. Earlier this year Bang & Olufsen unveiled a geometric-spirited take on a wall-mounted assemblage, but dedicated to sound. Geometric wall panel lighting is already a thing, with OLEDs continually making headway. Mixing and matching is increasingly popular. Where Kaneka OLED’s lighting system distinguishes itself is in the intricacy of its design – a customizable panel comprised of interchangeable 1mm modular thin OLED panels that affix magnetically. The endless intricate arrangements work in conjunction to produce a warm and intimate illumination not unlike
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Hobo Lighting Series by Studio Aisslinger for Wästberg

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/hobo-lighting-series-by-studio-aisslinger-for-wastberg/hobo-lamps-wastberg-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Hobo-Lamps-Wastberg-1-810x535.jpg" alt="Hobo Lighting Series by Studio Aisslinger for Wästberg" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.aisslinger.de/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Aisslinger</a> designed a series of lights that were created in conjunction with Stockholm&#8217;s Hobo Hotel, which they were also responsible for. Swedish manufacturer <a href="https://www.wastberg.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wästberg</a> was on board to work with them on the <a href="http://www.aisslinger.de/index.php?option=com_project&amp;view=detail&amp;pid=266&amp;Itemid=1" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hobo Lamp Family</a> that evoked the same look and feel of the hotel&#8217;s interior. The result is a collection of lamps that come as either suspension lamps, table, or hook lamps, which can be used alone or in clusters.
The nature of the simple design is such that it could work by the bedside, in a bathroom, over a dining table, etc. It also comes in various colors and shapes so you can get what works best for your situation.
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Hobo Lighting Series by Studio Aisslinger for Wästberg

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/hobo-lighting-series-by-studio-aisslinger-for-wastberg/hobo-lamps-wastberg-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Hobo-Lamps-Wastberg-1-810x535.jpg" alt="Hobo Lighting Series by Studio Aisslinger for Wästberg" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.aisslinger.de/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Aisslinger</a> designed a series of lights that were created in conjunction with Stockholm&#8217;s Hobo Hotel, which they were also responsible for. Swedish manufacturer <a href="https://www.wastberg.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wästberg</a> was on board to work with them on the <a href="http://www.aisslinger.de/index.php?option=com_project&amp;view=detail&amp;pid=266&amp;Itemid=1" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hobo Lamp Family</a> that evoked the same look and feel of the hotel&#8217;s interior. The result is a collection of lamps that come as either suspension lamps, table, or hook lamps, which can be used alone or in clusters.
The nature of the simple design is such that it could work by the bedside, in a bathroom, over a dining table, etc. It also comes in various colors and shapes so you can get what works best for your situation.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/vU8RtKqMZD8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>