Listen to Episode 46 of Clever: Joe Gebbia

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-46-of-clever-joe-gebbia/bernhardt-creatives-8-joe-gebbia-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bernhardt-Creatives-8-Joe-Gebbia-810x455.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 46 of Clever: Joe Gebbia" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-46-joe-gebbia"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Jaime and Amy talk to Designer, entrepreneur, and Airbnb co-founder, Joe Gebbia, who was known as the “art guy” in grade school when he started his first business selling illustrations of Ninja Turtles. Then, while pursuing dual design degrees, he founded his first legit startup with RISD’s basketball team, The Balls. Now as the leader of innovation and ideation at Airbnb he’s focused on exploring new attitudes of sharing and trust. Oh, and don’t tell him he can’t do something. He will go to extremes to prove you wrong. Listen:

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A Family House in Givatayim by THISISIT Architecture & Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-family-house-in-givatayim-by-thisisit-architecture-design/gv-house-thisisit-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/GV-HOUSE-THISISIT-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Family House in Givatayim by THISISIT Architecture &#038; Design" /></a>
                                Spanning 150 square meters, the <a href="https://thisisit.design/gvhouse"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GV House</a> was bought by a young family looking to update the early 1980s residence located in Givatayim, Israel. They hired <a href="https://thisisit.design/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">THISISIT Architecture &amp; Design</a> to handle the renovation that involved designing an interior that better worked for their lifestyle.
The couple’s goal was to use materials that would respect the integrity of the house while also giving it a fresh update. A brass faucet and baseboard in the kitchen were used to match the thin brass bars that were installed within the terrazzo floors and concrete stairs like grout. The black cabinets and countertops offer a modern contrast to the brass details. Just off the kitchen is an enclosed sunroom that captures lots of sunlight and leads to the backyard. Brass furnishings bring a cohesive feel throughout the main floor. The bathrooms also benefitted from brass detailing adding a polished finish to the newly
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Meet Jean-François Bussière of Atelier Bussière

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/meet-jean-francois-bussiere-of-atelier-bussiere/atelier-bussiere-design_mg_0395-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/atelier-bussiere-design_MG_0395-2-810x496.jpg" alt="Meet Jean-François Bussière of Atelier Bussière" /></a>
                                At the 2018 <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IDS Toronto</a> in January, we will again be sponsoring their <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/exhibit/maker/"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maker</a> section, which helps give a platform to designers, makers and brands who are innovating, making a difference or creating design that betters our lives. The Maker section is perfect for businesses that have manufacturing capabilities, and are looking to expand distribution, and we are lucky to be part of the process of choosing them. We talked to Jean-François Bussière of <a href="http://atelierbussiere.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Atelier Bussière</a>:

Jean-François Bussière

How did you get into design and making? Atelier Bussière has existed since 2010. Until 2016, with a team of 25 employees, we were manufacturing granite, marble and quartz countertops. Since we started manufacturing countertops in 2010, I always wanted to create and manufacture different objects and furniture with the stone slabs leftover that we were not able to reuse to manufacture into countertops. I could not accomplish this dream to
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Executive Objects: Minimalist Tabletop Objects That Follow a Specific Design Manifesto

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/executive-objects-minimalist-tabletop-objects-follow-specific-design-manifesto/richard-clarkson-studio-executive-objects-10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/richard-clarkson-studio-executive-objects-10-810x540.jpg" alt="Executive Objects: Minimalist Tabletop Objects That Follow a Specific Design Manifesto" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.richardclarkson.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Richard Clarkson Studio</a> launched a new collection of homewares called <a href="https://www.richardclarkson.com/executive-objects" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Executive Objects</a> that are made for the tabletop. The items in the collection follow a manifesto that stems from the studio’s design style and ideology, stating that each object must be:
1) minimal in style
2) geometric in form
3) honest in material
4) elegant in simplicity
5) sculptural to the core. Check out this slightly meditative video to witness the attention to the tiniest of details: Bloc is an unassuming brass square that opens bottles or can sit elegantly on your desk as a paperweight as it weighs about 15 oz (ideal for popping open a cold bottle at the end of the day). Spoke is a flat pack fruit bowl that resembles a bike wheel as its design was inspired by the spoke-hub mechanism. Poise is a self-balancing cement + brass candlestick holder that is both strong yet
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Stove: A Small, Functional Stool That’s Also Comfortable by Gabriel Tan

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/stove-a-small-functional-stool-thats-also-comfortable-by-gabriel-tan/gabriel-tan_stove-chair_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Gabriel-Tan_stove-chair_1-810x614.jpg" alt="Stove: A Small, Functional Stool That&#8217;s Also Comfortable by Gabriel Tan" /></a>
                                After spotting <a href="http://www.blastation.com/products/stool/stove/stove"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Stove</a> at an exhibition in New York last year, <a href="http://www.blastation.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Blå Station</a> partnered with designer <a href="http://www.gabriel-tan.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Gabriel Tan</a> to add it to their collection. With people downsizing and smaller homes becoming more of the norm, the same can be said for restaurants and bars also, Tan asked himself, &#8220;What is the smallest functional chair, that could still be comfortable to sit on?&#8221; Seeking an answer, he explored the Shaker movement and came up with a three-legged chair that was inspired by the Shaker stove.
Not only does Stove solve the size problem by being fairly compact, it can also be hung on a peg or a rail (which Tan also designed) until it’s needed again, thereby saving space. While teaching a summer class in 2012, Studio Gorm’s John and Wonhee Arndt shared with Tan their trips to the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. That led to a visit and
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The Making of Heath Clay Studio’s Design Series 5: Forming Fables

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-making-of-heath-clay-studios-design-series-5-forming-fables/decon-heath-ceramics-fables-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Decon-heath-ceramics-fables-0-810x544.jpg" alt="The Making of Heath Clay Studio&#8217;s Design Series 5: Forming Fables" /></a>
                                Ceramicist and head of <a href="http://www.heathceramics.com/heath-clay-studio" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Heath Clay Studio</a> (the experimentation division of <a href="http://www.heathceramics.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Heath Ceramics</a>), Tung Chiang, recently launched <a href="http://www.heathceramics.com/home/pages/discover-heath/studio-stores/heath-clay-studio#galleryviewer-286" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Series 5: Forming Fables</a>, the fifth show that explores ideas with clay throughout an entire year. This year he chose to create hand-formed ceramic animals and trees that illustrate the stories that go along with the collection. Throughout the year-long project, he spent time brainstorming ideas, fleshing out shapes and glazes, and honing the process of making the final pieces – all in he made over 100 one-of-a-kind pieces for the show. For this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>, they take us through the process of how this storied collection came to fruition.

Tung Chiang in the Heath Clay Studio in San Francisco \\\ Photo by Eszther Matheson

Continuing to explore what design means to Heath, Tung Chiang, a well trained designer, gifted ceramicist, and head of the Heath Clay Studio, presents
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PANTONE Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

                                With 2018 just around the corner, <a href="https://www.pantone.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PANTONE</a> made their much anticipated, yearly announcement of their color selection that reigns supreme throughout the design world all year long. They selected PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet for <a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PANTONE Color of the Year 2018</a>, which first made us want to listen to Prince all day, and then to search for products that feature the rich, regal color. Take a look at some of our favorite finds we discovered during the process.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet/roundup-pantone-ultraviolet-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Roundup-Pantone-Ultraviolet-0-810x570.jpg" alt="PANTONE Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.yliving.com/louis-poulsen-panthella-mini-led-table-lamp.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Panthella Mini LED Table Lamp by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen</a> 2. <a href="https://hidratespark.com/products/hidrate-spark-2-0?variant=300271173656&amp;gclid=CjwKCAiA07PRBRBJEiwAS20SIO96GdSxikwbydLebCV0oC6Iz0vZv7_fGJqcusUHA_sG10vsoDPzzRoC-jMQAvD_BwE"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle</a> 3. <a href="https://ae.amara.com/products/ghost-buster-commode-small-violet"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ghost Buster Commode by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell</a> 4. <a href="http://www.dwr.com/dining-chairs-and-stools/series-7-chair/7318.html?lang=en_US#q=series%2B7&amp;lang=en_US&amp;start=1"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Series 7™ Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen</a> 5. <a href="https://store.moma.org/new/beak-carafe/126052-126052.html?cgid=new#start=1"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Beak Carafe by Tomas Kral</a> 6. <a href="http://www.poppin.com/Campfire-Big-Lounge-Sofa%2C-Purple-102952+%3A+103479.html?prefn1=color&amp;prefv1=Purple&amp;start=12"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Campfire Big Loung Sofa by Turnstone for Steelcase</a> 7. <a href="https://www.connox.com/categories/furniture/seating-objects/magis-spun-armchair.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Spun Armchair by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis</a> 8. <a href="https://www.bludot.com/wicket-lounge-chair.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wicket Lounge Chair by Blu Dot</a> <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-328526" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-810x652.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="652" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-800x644.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-768x618.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-500x402.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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The Granite-Clad Armadale Residence by B.E Architecture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-granite-clad-armadale-residence-by-b-e-architecture/armadale-residence-be-architecture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Armadale-Residence-BE-Architecture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Granite-Clad Armadale Residence by B.E Architecture" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.bearchitecture.com/project/armadale-residence/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Armadale Residence</a> is a three-story home designed by <a href="https://www.bearchitecture.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">B.E Architecture</a> with textured granite covering the exterior. As the sun hits the uneven surface, it makes the structure appear lighter than you&#8217;d think a volume clad in 260 tons of granite would.
The rectilinear design benefits from the irregular material by helping to soften the hard edges. They also paired the light grey granite with vertical wood details for contrast. An outdoor space extends out from the main living space with fully retractable glass doors that open to create a seamless transition. Throughout the interior and exterior, three different granites were used, but thanks to the builders and stone masons, it looks cohesive. A private Japanese garden features an unexpected outdoor shower. The master bathroom includes a custom bathtub and dual sink basin made from solid blocks of stone.
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The Granite-Clad Armadale Residence by B.E Architecture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-granite-clad-armadale-residence-by-b-e-architecture/armadale-residence-be-architecture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Armadale-Residence-BE-Architecture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Granite-Clad Armadale Residence by B.E Architecture" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.bearchitecture.com/project/armadale-residence/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Armadale Residence</a> is a three-story home designed by <a href="https://www.bearchitecture.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">B.E Architecture</a> with textured granite covering the exterior. As the sun hits the uneven surface, it makes the structure appear lighter than you&#8217;d think a volume clad in 260 tons of granite would.
The rectilinear design benefits from the irregular material by helping to soften the hard edges. They also paired the light grey granite with vertical wood details for contrast. An outdoor space extends out from the main living space with fully retractable glass doors that open to create a seamless transition. Throughout the interior and exterior, three different granites were used, but thanks to the builders and stone masons, it looks cohesive. A private Japanese garden features an unexpected outdoor shower. The master bathroom includes a custom bathtub and dual sink basin made from solid blocks of stone.
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The HEX x Aaron De La Cruz Capsule Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hex-aaron-de-la-cruz-capsule-collection/hex-x-adlc-collab-01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/HEX-x-ADLC-Collab-01-810x540.jpg" alt="The HEX x Aaron De La Cruz Capsule Collection" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s an easy thing to promote a design you already like, except improved. That&#8217;s the case with the LA-based <a href="https://www.hexbrand.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">HEX</a> with their recently unveiled Aaron De La Cruz <a href="https://www.hexbrand.com/collections/hex-x-adlc"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collaboration</a>, one represented partially by the very Sneaker Bag Duffle Back Pack included in our recent <a href="http://design-milk.com/2017-gift-guide-tech/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">holiday tech gift guide</a>.
San Francisco-based artist Aaron De La Cruz’s geometric and (mostly) monochromatic graphical style exhibits a confluence of influences, evocative of Mayan hieroglyphics, the immediacy of a Keith Haring street piece, and perhaps even imagined as a dimensionally-flattened M.C Escher landscape. As a whole De La Cruz’s work reads both as pattern, in isolation more of an indecipherable script – a style that has made him renowned as both as gallery artist and street muralist, and an ideal application to HEX’s line of street-influenced gear.
I wanted to explore texture, surface and sculpture, allowing the audience to gain tangible access to what
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Bisazza Launches Tonal Collection by David Rockwell for Bisazza Cementiles

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bisazza-launches-tonal-collection-by-david-rockwell-for-bisazza-cementiles/rockwell-bisazza-cementiles-1-end-grein/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Rockwell-Bisazza-Cementiles-1-End-Grein-810x658.jpg" alt="Bisazza Launches Tonal Collection by David Rockwell for Bisazza Cementiles" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.bisazza.it/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bisazza</a> first debuted its <a href="http://www.bisazza.it/en-us/products/cementiles"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bisazza Cementiles</a> range in 2015 and to mark its launch in the United States, they released American architect <a href="https://www.rockwellgroup.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Rockwell&#8217;s</a> <a href="http://www.bisazza.it/en-us/products/cementiles/david-rockwell"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tonal Collection</a>. Inspired by ombré, the coloring effect that blends one into another, Rockwell created a dramatic series that gives traditional cement tiles a contemporary spin. Available as 8&#8243; x 8&#8243; tiles, there are eight patterns that are come in four colorways – warm neutrals, cool neutrals, blues, and rust shades – that are bound to add a pop of texture and movement to floors or walls.
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Bower Studios X Blaise Cepis Limited Edition Puzzles and Prints

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bower-studios-x-blaise-cepis-limited-edition-puzzles-and-prints/bower-studios-blaise-cepis-puzzle-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bower-Studios-Blaise-Cepis-Puzzle-1-810x721.jpg" alt="Bower Studios X Blaise Cepis Limited Edition Puzzles and Prints" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=328348" rel="attachment wp-att-328348" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-328348" src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bower-Studios-Blaise-Cepis-Puzzle-1a-810x1215.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1215" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bower-Studios-Blaise-Cepis-Puzzle-1a-810x1215.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bower-Studios-Blaise-Cepis-Puzzle-1a-800x1200.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bower-Studios-Blaise-Cepis-Puzzle-1a-768x1152.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bower-Studios-Blaise-Cepis-Puzzle-1a-500x750.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bower-Studios-Blaise-Cepis-Puzzle-1a.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
New York City based design studio Bower partnered with photographer Blaise Cepis on a series of limited edition puzzles. Each puzzle features pieces of furniture and mirrors from Bower that were captured by Cepis. The 500-piece puzzles are only sold as editions of 10 and come with a signed and numbered matching print that’s also 16 x 20 inches. There are six puzzles/prints in the collection to choose from so jump on them before they’re gone. “Table Legs” “kkeellsseeyy” “Chair Hair” “Fruit Salad” “Throne” “Waterline”
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Complements Handmade Chocolates Are Little Bites of Modular Art

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/complements-handmade-chocolates-are-little-pieces-of-modular-art/complements-modular-chocolates-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Complements-Modular-Chocolates-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Complements Handmade Chocolates Are Little Bites of Modular Art" /></a>
                                After almost a year in development, Australian design studio <a href="https://universalfavourite.com.au/projects/complements/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Universal Favourite</a> has launched an artisan line of handmade chocolates called <a href="https://www.complements.com.au/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Complements</a>. The idea came about when thinking about end-of-the-year gifts for people they work with, and instead of purchasing gifts off the shelf, they decided to make it themselves.
Working with the Sydney-based Bakedown Cakery, they utilized 3D printing to create these modular chocolates that look like little bite-size pieces of tasty art. They can be eaten individually or paired with another for a completely unique flavor. After much research, they settled on 12 flavors, including: shortbread, single origin dark, fairy floss, blackcurrant, cookies & cream, cherry, watermelon, strawberry, pistachio, matcha, vanilla, and lemon. They’re currently available in a limited run of only 500 boxes so get them here while you can!
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A Car Collector’s Modern Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-car-collectors-modern-residence-by-matt-fajkus-architecture/autohaus-matt-fajkus-architecture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/AutoHaus-Matt-Fajkus-Architecture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Car Collector&#8217;s Modern Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture" /></a>
                                When tasked with designing a modern home for a car collector in Austin, Texas, <a href="http://www.mfarchitecture.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Matt Fajkus Architecture</a> designed the jaw-dropping <a href="http://www.mfarchitecture.com/work-autohaus"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Autohaus</a> residence that floats over a massive garage. The living quarters make up a cantilevered volume that rests atop one side of the garage&#8217;s volume.
By extending the second floor out 20 feet into the front yard, a covered carport was created underneath. Large floor-to-ceiling windows are framed on the second floor creating a dramatic visual interest from the street. A viewing gallery on the second floor lets people watch a car being worked on below or shows a car on display. Large sliding glass and steel doors were custom made to allow uninterrupted access to the roof terrace. Photos by Charles Davis Smith, Perfecto Creative, Casey Woods, and MF Architecture.
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The Gridded Shelf Holds Your Things in Order

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/gridded-shelf-by-hayo-gebauer/gridded_shelf_hayo-gebauer-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Gridded_Shelf_Hayo-Gebauer-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Gridded Shelf Holds Your Things in Order" /></a>
                                The Gridded Shelf, by <a href="http://hayogebauer.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hayo Gebauer</a>, is a shelving unit designed to hold your things in order. Each shelf has different sized perforations that go from large to small, which in turn, affects how you place your things on it.
The shelves are made from 3mm steel plates that are each laser cut with a different scale grid requiring you to divide your things by size and arrange them in an order. The larger grid can only hold larger objects, as the smaller ones will just fall through.
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An Exploration of Luxury With Lexus Interior Designer Junko Itou

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                                How does a brand continue redefining a distinct expression of luxury in an era of continual commodification, marketing, and globalization? Materials? Aesthetics? Technology? The answer: all of the above. Exclusivity and accessibility are no longer solely linear, and luxury brands must carefully weave an imaginative helix that looks beyond mere iteration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the luxury automotive segment where functional design must also wear evidence of thoughtful craft and exceptional materiality.
Design Milk recently interviewed Lexus interior designer Junko Itou, exploring her part in shaping the recently launched flagship LS sedan’s sumptious detailing, alongside a discussion about tent poles of the Lexus design culture in pursuit of delivering modern luxury.

Lexus interior designer Junko Itou explains how each material choice becomes a statement and representation of the brand’s commitment to omotenashi, the Japanese “spirit of hospitality”.

Accompanied by a small collection of both raw and finished materials, Itou walked
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Dos by Diario: A Elegant Side Table with Versatility

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                                Designed to be multifunctional, Dos is an elegant side table unveiled by Uruguay-based studio <a href="http://www.estudio-diario.com/en/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Diario</a>. They&#8217;ve taken an untraditional approach by adding two circular platforms to a metal structure that resembles a sawhorse. The result is a piece of furniture with endless possibilities – place it by the sofa in the living room, next to a bed, or take it outside to be used on a balcony. It could even be used as a bar or plant holder.
Depending on the user’s preferred aesthetic, the surfaces can be made from different materials. The bottom one resembles a tray and is larger in size, while the top one is smaller and made from wood or marble.
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Friday Five with Aybars Asci

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Earlier this year, we became intrigued with Brooklyn-based Aybars Asci after spotting his Liquid Forms concrete tile collaboration with KAZA Concrete at ICFF. So, we reached out and asked him to do a Friday Five for us, and luckily, he agreed. Asci attended Columbia University earning a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design and has spent the last 20 years as a practicing architect working in both New York and London, on projects that span the globe. The president and founder of Efficiency Lab for Architecture is also an inventor (he holds a U.S. patent!), educator (he teaches seminars and studios in various topics at The City College of New York, Cornell University, Pratt Institute, and Northeastern University), and environmentalist (he’s a certified Passive House Designer and a certified LEED AP BD+C professional). Therefore it’s no surprise that his work has won awards and continues to be
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A Renovated Apartment in Warsaw, Poland by INDOOR

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                                Design studio <a href="http://www.indoorprojekt.pl/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">INDOOR</a> recently completed <a href="http://indoorprojekt.pl/mieszkanie-centrum-4/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this apartment</a> located in a 19th century building in the center of Warsaw, Poland. The goal was to maintain historical elements while bringing a modern aesthetic throughout.
They incorporated colorful Art Deco furnishings with contemporary paintings, while preserving the textured walls for added history.  The main living space is now fairly open with the addition of a custom, black steel bookshelf that utilized an original steel beam above. The oak herringbone parquet floors were restored grounding the space. A mix of chairs surround the vintage dining table, which resides next to the sleek, modern kitchen. On the opposite side of the apartment away from the busy street, there are three bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets. Photos by Piotr Mastalerz.
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Strategist Dot Grid Note Cards from Baron Fig

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                                <a href="https://www.baronfig.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Baron Fig</a> aims to get you prepared for your next test, project, or book with <a href="https://www.baronfig.com/products/strategist"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Strategist</a>, a pack of 100 dot grid note cards. The 3&#8243; x 5&#8243; cards will keep your organized and on top of your game, whether you lay them out flat, stack them, or shuffle through your notes, lists, or sketches. At only $9 a pack, or discounted if you order more than one, Strategist is a practical and must-have addition to keep you focused.
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