10 Modern Staircases You Won’t Complain About Running Up and Down

                                You may recall that we have a thing for staircases, as evidenced <a href="https://design-milk.com/20-beautiful-modern-staircases/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a> and <a href="https://design-milk.com/stairs-revisited-another-12-modern-staircases/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>. New ones are popping up all the time which made us continue the hunt for more. It didn&#8217;t take long before stumbling upon these 10 modern staircases that we&#8217;d love to run up and down all day. Take a look!
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-staircases-you-wont-complain-about-running-up-and-down/roundup-stairs2018-1-casa-blanca-martin-dulanto/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Roundup-Stairs2018-1-casa-blanca-martin-dulanto-810x501.jpg" alt="10 Modern Staircases You Won&#8217;t Complain About Running Up and Down" /></a>
                                Located in Peru, <a href="http://martindulanto.com/proyecto/casa-blanca/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Casa Blanca</a> was designed by <a href="http://martindulanto.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Martín Dulanto</a> with not only floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that disappear to turn the interior into an open air space, but with an eye-popping, spiral orange staircase that connects all the floors.

Photo by Tim Soar

The four-story Modern Mews house was renovated by Coffey Architects and includes this narrow turning oak staircase that comes to an end with a small set of concrete stairs at the bottom. The concrete structure also doubles as a fireplace on the ground floor.

Photo by Hiroyuki Oki

While these all-white
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Sitskie Design Studio Launches New Fig Collection and a Credenza for Vinyl Lovers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sitskie-design-studio-launches-new-fig-collection-and-a-credenza-for-vinyl-lovers/sitskie-collection-fig-45-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Sitskie-Collection-Fig-45-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Sitskie Design Studio Launches New Fig Collection and a Credenza for Vinyl Lovers" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.sitskie.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sitskie Design Studio</a> makes locally crafted furniture out of their Detroit, Michigan studio which husband-and-wife team Adam and Vanessa Friedman founded in 2012. Each piece goes through many iterations before being released into the market resulting in thoughtfully designed furniture made to last. The studio just launched their new Fig seating collection and their Open 45 Credenza, all of which feature subtle but unique details that make the designs stand out.
The Open 45 Credenza is made for all the vinyl lovers that want their record player and collection to be on display. The modular design allows the user to create their own personal setup, whether they want to display a few records or many, a speaker or two, or even books. A cord channel hides your messy cords away letting the credenza and your gear be the focus. The Fig Collection comprises the Fig Chair and the Fig Stool,
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IDS Vancouver 2018 + Design from Around Vancouver

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ids-vancouver-2018-design-from-around-vancouver/ids_vancouver-surface-depth/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/IDS_Vancouver-surface-depth-810x595.jpg" alt="IDS Vancouver 2018 + Design from Around Vancouver" /></a>
                                I always love attending <a href="http://vancouver.interiordesignshow.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IDS Vancouver</a> because they do a fantastic job of showcasing local design, and the Van design scene is one not to be missed. Beyond just the trade show, there&#8217;s been an expansion of exciting offsite shows and events surrounding IDS that demonstrate the growth of this design scene.
We sponsored The Mix, alongside LA Design Festival, which paired an LA designer with a Vancouver-based designer resulting in some great conversation and exhibitions offsite and some beautiful vignettes on the trade show floor. Featuring Hinterland (Van) x Bari Ziperstein (LA) and Ben Barber (Van) x Another Human (LA). Beautiful and fun cardboard booth space by Matthew McCormick. I loved the Finnish design booth, curated by Susanna Björklund, titled “What the HEL from Finland“! This particular bathroom vignette in the DXV-powered Open Studio / Retreat area was my favorite. Designed by Angela Robinson Interior
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Philipp Schenk-Mischke Creates Organically-Formed Objects Using Unconventional Techniques

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/philipp-schenk-mischke-creates-organically-formed-objects-using-unconventional-techniques/psm-installation-view-2_web/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/PSM-Installation-View-2_WEB-810x540.jpg" alt="Philipp Schenk-Mischke Creates Organically-Formed Objects Using Unconventional Techniques" /></a>
                                For his final project at the Royal College of Art in London, graduate student <a href="http://schenkmischke.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Philipp Schenk-Mischke</a> designed a set of ceramic vases and a small collection of furniture pieces that blur the lines between everyday objects and conceptual furniture. Collectively, the project is called &#8220;Process Plug-Ins.&#8221;
With BTM Ceramics, Schenk-Mischke wanted to experiment in reinterpreting classic object types by analyzing the way they’re made or used. While most ceramics are left alone to dry once they have taken form, Schenk-Mischke distorts his ceramics but placing them on a body vibration plate (the same kind used in the fitness industry) that gently shakes and vibrates the formed pieces into more organic shapes. By introducing this plug-in (defined as a component that’s designed to enhance a process or system by adding an extra feature or function), Schenk-Mischke changes pre-conceived notions about how a certain process is “supposed” to be. Primitive Fixings
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Philipp Schenk-Mischke Creates Organically-Formed Objects Using Unconventional Techniques

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/philipp-schenk-mischke-creates-organically-formed-objects-using-unconventional-techniques/psm-installation-view-2_web/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/PSM-Installation-View-2_WEB-810x540.jpg" alt="Philipp Schenk-Mischke Creates Organically-Formed Objects Using Unconventional Techniques" /></a>
                                For his final project at the Royal College of Art in London, graduate student <a href="http://schenkmischke.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Philipp Schenk-Mischke</a> designed a set of ceramic vases and a small collection of furniture pieces that blur the lines between everyday objects and conceptual furniture. Collectively, the project is called &#8220;Process Plug-Ins.&#8221;
With BTM Ceramics, Schenk-Mischke wanted to experiment in reinterpreting classic object types by analyzing the way they’re made or used. While most ceramics are left alone to dry once they have taken form, Schenk-Mischke distorts his ceramics but placing them on a body vibration plate (the same kind used in the fitness industry) that gently shakes and vibrates the formed pieces into more organic shapes. By introducing this plug-in (defined as a component that’s designed to enhance a process or system by adding an extra feature or function), Schenk-Mischke changes pre-conceived notions about how a certain process is “supposed” to be. Primitive Fixings
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See How Herman Miller’s Brand New Cosm Chair Came to Life

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/see-how-herman-millers-brand-new-cosm-chair-is-made/decon-herman-miller-cosm-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-0-810x648.jpg" alt="See How Herman Miller&#8217;s Brand New Cosm Chair Came to Life" /></a>
                                <a href="http://store.hermanmiller.com/home?lang=en_US"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Herman Miller</a> has had endless notoriety and success with their Aeron Chair that was designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf back in 1994. Now, almost 25 years later, it seems they&#8217;ve struck gold again with their new <a href="https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/office-chairs/cosm-chairs/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cosm Chair</a> designed by Berlin-based design firm <a href="http://www.seven5.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio 7.5</a>. The designers spent eight years researching and developing the <a href="https://design-milk.com/herman-miller-cosm-tilts-automatically/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">chair&#8217;s Auto-Harmonic Tilt system</a> which offers the user a self-adapting work seat for maximum comfort, which seems necessary if you think about how many hours we spend at our desk. If you&#8217;ve tested it out, <em>you know</em>. If you haven&#8217;t, run to your nearest store to take it for a test run because it could very well change your work game. If you want to learn more about it and how it came about, Studio 7.5&#8217;s Carola Zwick is graciously giving us an inside look into the design process now, in this <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-354961" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-810x608.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="608" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-810x608.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-800x600.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-768x576.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-500x375.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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Artery Residence: A Home in Kansas City Designed for an Art Collector’s Extensive Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/artery-residence-a-home-in-kansas-city-designed-for-an-art-collectors-extensive-collection/hufft_artery_house-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Hufft_Artery_House-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Artery Residence: A Home in Kansas City Designed for an Art Collector&#8217;s Extensive Collection" /></a>
                                When two contemporary art collectors in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted to build a new house to exhibit their extensive collection, they looked to <a href="http://hufft.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hufft</a> to make it happen. The couple had been collecting art, including paintings, photography, and sculpture, over the course of 20 years and that required a sub-grade gallery space, the new &#8220;heart: of the home, with proper lighting and climate control to display it. While a good portion of the art resides in the gallery, the rest is displayed in the other hallways and atriums, or &#8220;arteries&#8221;, which is how the home got its name – the <a href="http://hufft.com/project/artery-residence/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Artery Residence</a>.
The exterior displays its own share of artwork with large-scale sculptures installed around the garden. The upper level houses five bedrooms – one for the homeowners, two for their children, and two additional for houseguests. Aluminum louvers help shade the interior. The limestone clad ground level contains the
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Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-davidpompa-expands-cantera-rosa-and-copper-ambra-lighting-collection/ambra-pendant_davidpompa-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Ambra-pendant_davidpompa-1-810x556.jpg" alt="Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection" /></a>
                                Last year Mexican design brand <a href="https://www.davidpompa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio davidpompa</a> released the Ambra collection of lighting that included a table lamp and wall lamp made of cantera rose and copper. Now, they&#8217;ve unveiled the latest member of the family – the <a href="https://www.davidpompa.com/events/ambra-pandant-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ambra pendant</a> – which continues the exploration of contrasting materials and proportions.
The pendant boasts an elegant geometrical silhouette with two cylindrical forms made from dusty pink cantera rosa, a volcanic rock made up of volcanic ash and dust, that rests at the end of a brushed copper cylinder. Hanging alone or in a configuration of multiples, the pendant makes for a striking sculptural light.
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The BMW Vision iNext Concept Backseat

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bmw-vision-inext/bmw-vision-inext-10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/bmw-vision-inext-10-810x566.jpg" alt="The BMW Vision iNext Concept Backseat" /></a>
                                The BMW launched the electric powered i3 in 2013, and the pug-shaped high-roof hatchback proved immediately popular amongst urban drivers used to navigating narrow streets and perpetually challenged by scant parking. But the i3 wasn&#8217;t an island unto itself, always planned as the first of several “project i” vehicles. BMW is back with a design noticeably more sexy and dynamic than its hatchback predecessor – a flagship crossover with prognostication written all over it: the BMW Vision iNext Concept.
Chairman of the Board of Management at the BMW Group Harald Krüger calls the iNEXT a project encapsulating and representing BMW’s plans to integrate electric mobility across their entire range of BMW and Mini vehicles, a concept designed to answer the question, “What does a vehicle look like which no longer needs to be driven by a person but can be if desired?” The answer is an electric powered crossover SUV
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The Bamba Collection by Carolina Ortega

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bamba-collection-carolina-ortega/bamba-caroline-ortega-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/bamba-caroline-ortega-7-810x606.jpg" alt="The Bamba Collection by Carolina Ortega" /></a>
                                Inspired by her native roots in Colombia, industrial designer <a href="https://www.carolina-ortega.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carolina Ortega</a> designed The Bamba, a collection of furniture that depicts the traditional art of Colombian weaving. Bamba is an indigenous word for a “majestic tree,” an age-old motif that represents growth and change. Ortega drew the parallel that, like a tree, we also experience different seasons that in turn affect the type of person we turn out to be.
With The Bamba, Ortega wants to give the user the opportunity and space to self-reflect on their life and experiences. The hand-woven textiles, inspired by art in Colombian culture, are meant to symbolize balance, as in the balance between our inner self and the world that we live in. The collection is made of a mix of materials including plastic, aluminum, wood, and a variety of colorful textiles.
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Fernando Mastrangelo Curates 2nd Exhibition of Work from Emerging Designers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fernando-mastrangelo-curates-2nd-exhibition-of-work-from-emerging-designers/good-company-material-culture-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Good-Company-Material-Culture-0-810x592.jpg" alt="Fernando Mastrangelo Curates 2nd Exhibition of Work from Emerging Designers" /></a>
                                To mark the opening of his new Brooklyn studio last year, <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Mastrangelo</a> curated an <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/collections/in-good-company/products/in-good-company"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a> of up-and-coming artists and designers and one year later he&#8217;s opened the second edition and it&#8217;s called <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/products/in-good-company-1"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">In Good Company / Material Culture</a>. For the latest iteration, he brought on <em>Architectural Digest&#8217;s</em> senior design writer Hannah Martin to co-curate a new batch of emerging talent with works that vary greatly in form, scale, and material. The featured designers include Aaron Blendowski, Erica Sellers, Yuko Nishikawa, Brecht Gander, Ian Cochran, Dozie Kanu, Jessica Martin, Ariana Massouh, Juliana Polastri, Ryan Lauderdale, Thing Thing, Serban Ionescu, Only Love Is Real, and Dove Drury Hornbuckle, all of whose work explores post-industrial materials and techniques.

Voyager Series – Blue Spill Mirror by Aaron Blendowski

Dark Matter (left) and Kalliope I (Linus) (right) by Erica Sellers

You See A Sheep by Yuko Nishikawa

A Bungalow in Sydney Gets a Dramatic, Pavilion-Like Addition

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-bungalow-in-sydney-gets-a-dramatic-pavilion-like-addition/christopherpollyarchitect_binaryhouse-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/ChristopherPollyArchitect_BinaryHouse-0-810x708.jpg" alt="A Bungalow in Sydney Gets a Dramatic, Pavilion-Like Addition" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://christopherpolly.com/projects/binary-house"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Binary House</a> project began as a 1960&#8217;s yellow brick bungalow in Woolooware, Sydney, Australia, that was transformed by <a href="https://christopherpolly.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Christopher Polly Architect</a> to include a dramatic, pavilion-like addition in the back. While the original house keeps it&#8217;s private front character, the back opens up and expands into the green yard to elevate the homeowners&#8217; outdoor lifestyle.
The original home contains bedrooms and service areas but with newly installed vaulted skylights that visually enlarge the spaces. The pavilion features a double height living room with an adjacent dining room and kitchen with an open sitting room above. Glass walls disappear, expanding the open living space into the backyard. The addition connects to the bungalow by way of a hallway that continues through to the front door. Newly formed courtyards between both structures provide additional natural light and ventilation. Photography by Brett Boardman Photography.
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Deadgood Launches the Hug Chair Which Utilizes the Lloyd Loom Process

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/deadgood-launches-the-hug-chair-which-utilizes-the-lloyd-loom-process/deadgood-hug-chair-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Deadgood-Hug-Chair-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Deadgood Launches the Hug Chair Which Utilizes the Lloyd Loom Process" /></a>
                                For <a href="https://www.deadgoodltd.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Deadgood&#8217;s</a> latest design, they experimented with the patented weaving process <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Loom"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lloyd Loom</a>, which is about 100 years old, peaking in popularity in the 1930s. After trial and error, they discovered they could manipulate the woven material by applying it to a plywood shell that rests atop a recycled steel frame. The result is the <a href="https://www.deadgoodltd.co.uk/hug-armchair/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hug Chair</a>, which debuted this week at designjunction during the London Design Festival
a modern chair made using a traditional type of weaving. While the Hug Chair utilizes the traditional weaving material, they’ve achieved creating a modern design that feels perfectly balanced and timeless. The British-made design has launched with a dining and lounge chair version
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The Up Memory Tower’s Modular Hard Drive Stacks Up Storage

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/up-memory-towers-modular-hard-drive/up_memorytower_sideview_3_1750/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/UP_MemoryTower_SideView_3_1750-810x533.jpg" alt="The Up Memory Tower&#8217;s Modular Hard Drive Stacks Up Storage" /></a>
                                Most of us remember stacking up toy blocks as toddlers, the toys teaching us our 1-2-3s and ABCs. <a href="https://work.repponen.com/" rel="show_index external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external" >Anton Repponen&#8217;s</a> <a href="http://work.repponen.com/UP-Memory-Tower"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Up Memory Tower</a> Modular Hard Drive system taps into the same memory in service of memory&#8230;computer data storage memory.
Photographers, video editors, and designers working with hefty image sizes often requiring hard drive storage capacities measured in terabytes, far exceeding the average user safely served by gigabyte capacity storage. In these instances RAID (redundant array of independent disks) servers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices are commonly integrated into workflows where RAW or video files can fill up capacity within minutes, providing large capacities with the option to expand or remove storage to meet professional demands. The UP Memory Tower concept answers this same need, improved with a graphical system integrating numerical markers and color to clearly communicate how much storage is being added or removed. The modular design allows
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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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Friday Five with Asher Dunn of Studio DUNN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-asher-dunn-of-studio-dunn/f5-asher-dunn-studio-dunn-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-0-810x616.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Asher Dunn of Studio DUNN" /></a>
                                <em>Asher Dunn is one of those people we&#8217;re always happy to find at ICFF every year, partly to see his smiling face but also to see what <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/studio-dunn/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">beautiful work</a> he&#8217;s conjured up over the last year. He&#8217;s the talented designer and founder of <a href="https://studiodunn.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio DUNN</a>, a design studio located in Rhode Island that creates contemporary designs with a mid-century modern feel. Each product is handcrafted using sustainable practices with the utmost respect for the materials used turning each piece of furniture and lighting into a classic heirloom that can be passed down through the generations. Along the way, Dunn has been awarded many honors, including &#8216;Best New Designer&#8217; at his very first ICFF in 2010, Vogue&#8217;s &#8216;Ten Contemporary Designers to Collect Today&#8217;, and Forbes &#8217;30 under 30.&#8217; Along with being inducted into the Rhode Island Design Hall of Fame by RI x Design, he also instructs courses in <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-354613" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-810x608.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="608" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-810x608.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-800x600.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-768x576.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-500x375.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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Austin’s Vista Residence Is Built Around a Sculptural, Three-Story Staircase

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/austins-vista-residence-is-built-around-a-sculptural-three-story-staircase/vista-residence-miro-rivera-1a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Vista-Residence-Miro-Rivera-1a-810x540.jpg" alt="Austin&#8217;s Vista Residence Is Built Around a Sculptural, Three-Story Staircase" /></a>
                                Located in Austin, Texas, the <a href="https://www.mirorivera.com/vista-residence/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vista Residence</a> is a modern, three-story home that&#8217;s built around a sculptural staircase that took 8 months to fabricate. The material choices for the exterior are exposed concrete, metal, and concrete panels which vary in shades of grey and make for minimal maintenance in the future. <a href="https://www.mirorivera.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Miró Rivera Architects</a> designed the home around dense vegetation which results in an irregular perimeter that reveals itself upon further inspection.

Photo by Miró Rivera Architects

A long paved path within two concrete walls welcomes visitors to the front door. Floor-to-ceiling windows make for a dramatic foyer as it almost feels like it’s outdoors.

Photo by Ibai Rigby

A bridge-like hallway overlooks an open, double-height courtyard below and leads to the master suite. The labor-intensive staircase is a focal point that appears different at every turn and viewpoint. It is made from 5/8″ thick plate steel with white oak wood treads
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Radiolaria #1 Chair Mimics the Intricacies of Microscopic Organisms

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/3d-printed-chair-mimics-microscopic-organisms/radiolaria_manon-van-daal_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Radiolaria_Manon-van-Daal_01-810x540.jpg" alt="Radiolaria #1 Chair Mimics the Intricacies of Microscopic Organisms" /></a>
                                “Nature may seem at first glance random and free-flowing, but if you look on a microscopic level, you can find symmetry and geometry in almost all cell structures.” The salient observation about the natural world&#8217;s smallest lifeforms provides designer <a href="https://www.lilianvandaal.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lilian van Daal</a> the framework for exploring the functional forms of unicellular micro-organisms and turning it into, Radiolaria #1, a most unique 3D printed chair made with 100% recycled polymer powder pieces without a drop of glue.
Designer van Daal’s careful observation of the intricacies of flowers and the mycelium networks of fungi, alongside the symmetrical of skeletal structures of Radiolaria and Bryozoa zooplankton all provided inspiration for a 3D printed seating solution assembled into a lattice – sans any requirement of glue. Each polymer piece is made of recycled polyamide/PA 12 developed by 3D printing company, Oceanz, providing not only flexible strength, but also requiring less material for manufacturing.

Fresh from the Dairy: 10 Favorites from Society6’s New Furniture Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fresh-dairy-10-favorites-society6s-new-furniture-collection/society6-furniture-collection-2018-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/society6-furniture-collection-2018-1-810x405.jpg" alt="Fresh from the Dairy: 10 Favorites from Society6&#8217;s New Furniture Collection" /></a>
                                If you haven’t heard of <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a>, it’s an international community that fosters creativity and new talent by producing over 60 different products, from <a href="https://society6.com/prints?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">art prints</a> and <a href="https://society6.com/apparel?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">apparel</a> to <a href="https://society6.com/home-decor?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">home decor</a> and <a href="https://society6.com/bedding?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">textiles</a>. Artists can apply their art to any of these products, which Society6 then produces, fulfills, and compensates the artists. Last week, we shared that the brand launched six new products to create their <a href="https://society6.com/furniture?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">furniture range</a> which includes <a href="https://society6.com/bar-stools?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">bar stools</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/counter-stools?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">counter stools</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/side-table?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">side tables</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/benches?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">benches</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/coffee-table?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">coffee tables</a>, and <a href="https://society6.com/credenza?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">credenzas</a>. By decorating and furnishing your home with items from Society6, you’re not only supporting and empowering artists but you’re creating a home filled with original design not easily found elsewhere – it’s an artful win-win for everyone!
To celebrate the new furniture collection, here are 10 of our current favorite designs: Summer Rainbow Squiggles Credenza by seasonofvictory Terrazzo Treasure Coffee Table by Elisabeth
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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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