10 Swinging Chairs for Maximum Outdoor Relaxation

                                It’s warm outside and maybe you want to go out and chill but don’t have room for a hammock. Swinging chairs are a great alternative giving you that relaxing motion without taking up tons of space. And if you don’t have a tree or structure to hang one on, there are plenty that come with a stand. To get started on that maximum relaxation path, check out these 10 swinging chairs that will definitely do the trick.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.cb2.com/pod-hanging-chair-with-cushion/s427978"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pod Hanging Chair with Cushion by CB2</a>  2. <a href="https://www.ambientedirect.com/en/kettal/bitta-swing-garden-swing_pid_5331.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bitta Garden Swing by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal</a>  3. <a href="https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/lounge-chairs/moroso-tropicalia-cocoon-swing-multi-colored-polymer-outdoor-use/id-f_7427783/?utm_content=control&#038;gclid=Cj0KCQjwxN_XBRCFARIsAIufy1az1Kok06IP5ueEPpZq7Xxov7jCyAseR6apmrpDhW2EV7bqryTLAWUaAot3EALw_wcB&%23038;gclsrc=aw.ds"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moroso Tropicalia Cocoon Swing in Multi-Colored Polymer by Patricia Urquiola</a>  4. <a href="http://www.einrichten-design.com/en_us/swingrest-hanging-lounger-dedon.html?sel=64166&#038;utm_source=google&%23038;utm_medium=productsearch&%23038;utm_campaign=merchantcenter&%23038;gclid=CjwKCAjwiurXBRAnEiwAk2GFZgKrMSwWK_DRQ0VI0PYEoLaLmfvZM48FrHbYgEl7Pz0RqHr-bbc6ChoC934QAvD_BwE"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swingrest Hanging Lounger by Dedon</a>  5. <a href="http://www.archiproducts.com/en/products/paola-lenti/wooden-garden-swing-seat-swing_49291"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Wooden Garden Swing Seat by Paola Lenti</a>  6. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AB403G/ref=as_li_tl"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Clove Balance Curve Porch Swing Chair by Chans Patio</a>  7. <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/outdoor/pdp/encounter-swing-chair-with-stand-fow1005.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Encounter Swing Chair with Stand</a>  8. <a href="https://www.miliashop.com/en/armchairs-chaise-longue/22216-swing-ivano-redaelli-armchair.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Ivano Redaelli Armchair</a>  9. <a href="https://www.hayneedle.com/product/island-bay-resin-wicker-manteo-rib-hanging-egg-chair-with-cushion.cfm"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Island Bay Resin Wicker Kambree Rib Hanging Egg <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/hhOqUzktxXA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> with Cushion and Stand by Island Bay</a>  10. <a href="https://www.made.com/copa-outdoor-hanging-chair-citrus-green"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Copa Garden Hanging Chair</a>

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10 Modern Tile Options from Coverings 2018

                                It&#8217;s been <a href="https://design-milk.com/12-favorite-tile-designs-coverings-2014/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">awhile</a> since we&#8217;ve taken in <a href="http://www.coverings.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Coverings</a> so we headed to Atlanta last week to check out everything that&#8217;s new in the tile and stone scene. And while you may just think of beige and white tiles that fill your showers, bathroom floors, and backsplashes, there&#8217;s an entire world out there of tiles in a million colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes that could easily blow your mind as well as your budget if you&#8217;re not careful. It&#8217;s impossible to share everything but we managed to narrow it down to 10 modern tile options from Coverings 2018 for you to check out.
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                                <a href="https://www.ornamenta.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ornamenta</a> is always a favorite as they deliver a range of beautiful basics to quirky and colorful, and everything in between. Their large slab terrazzo tile looks like one big confetti party and we like it.
Also loved Ornamenta’s Memphis-inspired 80s Bacteria tiles, by David Giulio Aquini, finished
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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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                                My mom is the type of person who gets a gift for a day like Mother’s Day and will either a) cherish the item so much to the point where she’ll only use it on “special occasions” or b) think of somebody else who deserves it more than her…on her own holiday! It&#8217;s hard shopping for someone who would rather give than receive, which is one of the reasons why my mom holds a deeply special place in my heart. Below, I put together a roundup of gifts with her in mind, as well as new moms to be or the unofficial mom in your life. I hope you’ll find it useful in gifting your special person this Mother’s Day.
Candle + Perfume + Flower Gift Set from Skylar Body and Bloom2Bloom \\ $150
A fail-proof formula for gifting any mama, this gift set includes a clean-burning candle, a hypoallergenic
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11 Modern Home Offices That Will Make You Want to Get Sh#t Done

                                For those of us that work from home and others that still have work to do when then get home from the office, a well-organized home office is a necessity. Whether it&#8217;s in a cubby, closet, a corner, or in its own room, we all need a space we can get work done, pay bills, or respond to emails when we&#8217;re in the comforts of our own homes. Maybe it&#8217;s currently a mess or unfinished, so we decided to search around from some inspiration that will help get our workspaces in order so we can work at optimum capacity. Take a look at some of our favorite modern home offices we spotted hanging around the internet.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-home-offices-that-will-make-you-want-to-get-sht-done/roundup-modern-offices-0-berlin-barracks/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-0-Berlin-Barracks-810x578.jpg" alt="11 Modern Home Offices That Will Make You Want to Get Sh#t Done" /></a>
                                PR exec Tanja Demmerath and her husband Magnus Pieper, together with their two children, reimagined a former US Army barracks in Berlin for themselves. Now, the light-filled <a href="https://www.houzz.com/projects/2523569/houzzbesuch-die-lighthouse-family-von-berlin-dahlem"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">home</a> includes this bright office with angled <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-341518" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Modern-Offices-12-homepolish-soria-oxford.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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10 Modern Outdoor Rugs You’ll Be Tempted to Bring Inside

                                With temperatures rising spending time outdoors is the goal so making an outdoor space that&#8217;s not only comfortable but stylish as well, is key. When setting up a patio or terrace, most people lean towards acquiring outdoor furniture only and calling it a day, but why stop there? Go a step further and decorate it by starting with a modern outdoor rug to set the tone. You&#8217;ll begin to feel like you brought your living room outside thereby increasing your usable square footage and entertaining space. Take a look at these 10 modern outdoor rugs that you&#8217;ll be tempted to bring inside.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.2modern.com/products/garden-layers-rug-tartan"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Garden Layers Outdoor Rug Tartan by Patricia Urquiola for GAN Rugs</a>  2. <a href="https://www.yliving.com/you-and-me-outdoor-rug-by-vondom-VONY17875.html"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">You and Me Outdoor Rug by Karim Rashid for Vondom</a>  3. <a href="https://www.target.com/p/colorblock-outdoor-mat-project-62-153/-/A-53152173#lnk=sametab"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Colorblock Outdoor Mat from Project 62 for Target</a>  4. <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/rugs/pdp/vandenbosch-hand-tufted-blue-indooroutdoor-area-rug-vrkg4614.html?piid=22512841"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vandenbosch Hand-Tufted Blue Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug</a>  5. <a href="https://www.westelm.com/products/ombre-pop-indoor-outdoor-rug-t4390/?pkey=coutdoor-rugs&#038;isx=0.0.633"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ombre Pop Indoor/Outdoor Rug from West Elm</a>  6.  <a href="https://www.wayfair.com/rugs/pdp/novogratz-by-momeni-sardinia-charcoal-indooroutdoor-area-rug-nmom1084.html"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/7fl719VSKVY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> Charcoal Indoor Outdoor/Area Rug by Novogratz By Momeni</a>  7. <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/makenna-indooroutdoor-woven-rug?category=SEARCHRESULTS&#038;color=024&%23038;quantity=1&%23038;type=REGULAR"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Makenna Indoor/Outdoor Woven Rug from Urban Outfitters</a>  8. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/bicicleta-rug-by-nanimarquina-NNMP108206.html#cgid=%0A%09%0A%09%09246%0A%09%0A&%23038;&%23038;tileIndex=6"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bicicleta Recycled Rubber Rug by Nani Marquina and Ariadna Miquel for nanimarquina</a>  9. <a href="https://www.chilewich.com/store/floor/shag_indooroutdoor_floormats/shag_skinny_stripe/citron_36x60"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Shag Skinny Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Mat by Chilewich</a>  10. <a href="https://annieselke.com/Rugs/C3-Herringbone-Red-Indoor-Outdoor-Rug/p/DA325"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">C3 Herringbone Fuchsia Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Dash &#038; Albert</a>

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The “Designed For Adventure” Outdoor Gear Guide

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/designer-outdoor-gear-guide/dm-adventure-outdoor-gear-roundup/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/DM-Adventure-outdoor-gear-roundup-810x571.jpg" alt="The &#8220;Designed For Adventure&#8221; Outdoor Gear Guide" /></a>
                                Attribute it to the long hours required behind a computer monitor: many within the design industry harbor a strong affinity for <a href="https://design-milk.com/designers-on-holiday/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">getting away to the great outdoors</a>. Maybe it&#8217;s because camping and hiking feeds into the designer&#8217;s proclivity for problem solving, but all within a wholly different context introduced by the elements. Thankfully, the outdoor gear industry has evolved beyond the purely functional options that once defined the category, with a wide selection of stylish outdoor gear designed for adventure&#8230;magnified with adventurous design. Here are some of our current favorites:
Limited Edition Leatherman Signal: If there’s one tool everyone should have in their backpack, car/truck, and at home, it’s a Leatherman. The Signal is one of their most lightweight, all-in-one solutions, outfitted with 10 built-in tools and covered by a 25-year warranty. Their new limited edition green Signal embellished with topographic detailing is as sharp looking as its blade.
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5 Influential Women in the World of Modern Design

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                                We&#8217;ve celebrated women all month long in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/friday-five/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five</a> column in honor of Women&#8217;s History month, but we didn&#8217;t want it to end there. While design has long been a male-dominated field, we&#8217;re finally seeing the balance shift with more and more notable women not just entering the arena, but taking over and permanently cementing their names in history. Today, we&#8217;re taking a look at five influential women in the world of modern design who deserve to be household names.

Photo courtesy of Cecilie Manz

Fresh off a Designer of the Year win from Maison&Objet 2018, award-winning Danish designer Cecilie Manz continues breaking the mold in the design world working with major brands, like Fritz Hansen, B&O, Muuto, Duravit, Georg Jensen Damask, Iittala, Fredericia Furniture, and more, creating everything from bathtubs, furniture, speakers, lighting, textiles, objects, and glassware. Her Scandinavian roots prominently show through in each of her designs
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10 Essential Accessories For the Samsung Galaxy S9

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-accessories-samsung-galaxy-s9/samsunggalaxys9-accessoriesroundup/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/SamsungGalaxyS9-accessoriesroundup-810x557.jpg" alt="10 Essential Accessories For the Samsung Galaxy S9" /></a>
                                If history is any indicator, it&#8217;s almost guaranteed the <a href="https://www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/galaxy-s9/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Samsung Galaxy S9</a> and its larger iteration S9 Plus will reign supreme above the legions of Android-powered devices yet again. The larger S9 Plus model is especially remarkable for its hyper-bright and clear edge-to-edge 6.2-inch Infinity display and perhaps more notably, its new low-light camera outfitted with a very cool mechanical aperture capable of switching between f/2.4 and f/1.5 (earning it a <a href="https://www.dxomark.com/samsung-galaxy-s9-plus-review-premium-specs-top-end-performance/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DXOMark score of &#8220;99&#8221;</a>). If you&#8217;re an Android devotee, these might be the flagship devices you&#8217;ve been waiting for.
Of course, recognizing new phone owners will feel compelled to accessorize their newest device, we set out to hunt down the best looking add-ons available today to supplement the new Galaxy S9 line, each one picked to complement its sleek aesthetic design and extend its abilities: Moment Galaxy S9/S9 Plus Photo Case and Lens System Native Union
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Favorites from Collective Design Fair 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/collective-design-fair-2018-roundup/unconsciousforms_coinanddrift_8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/unconsciousforms_coinanddrift_8-810x546.jpg" alt="Favorites from Collective Design Fair 2018" /></a>
                                With this year&#8217;s <a href="http://collectivedesignfair.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Collective Design Fair</a> moving up to coincide with Armory Week from March 9-11th, the fair is showcased within Skylight Clarkson Square&#8217;s new deconstructed upstairs exhibition space. Below is a roundup of our favorite pieces.
Coil + Drift debuted their multidisciplinary project Unconscious Forms, which comprised of new Coil + Drift objects, a live performance installation, and an original short film by Charlie Schuck. The collection consists of the June Floor Mirror, Cirrus Double Pendant, and Rex Credenza. Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios presented an all-purple revolving table that was inspired by Nuriev’s childhood. The designer grew up surrounded by merry-go-round playground equipment in Russia, and the wallpaper backdrop, created by Wallpaper Projects, is the exact neighborhood in which he grew up. The Dream is a booth installation by Fernando Mastrangelo inspired by Henri Rousseau’s paintings featuring a sunken living room along a curved sand-cast backdrop. The curved
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10 Modern Drawer Pulls and Cabinet Door Hardware

                                Between the kitchen and bathroom, you&#8217;ve probably got at least a dozen in your home, and if someone lived there before you, chances are you don&#8217;t really like them. Something as small as drawer pulls and cabinet knobs can change the entire look of a space, kind of like adding jewelry to a basic outfit. Yet oftentimes we find ourselves living with outdated and just plain ugly knobs someone else chose. Luckily there are a million options on the market these days so we don&#8217;t have to live that way anymore. Take a look at 10 modern hardware options that will revamp the look of your cabinets in an instant.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-drawer-pulls-and-cabinet-door-hardware/roundup-modern-drawer-hardware-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Roundup-Modern-Drawer-Hardware-0-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Drawer Pulls and Cabinet Door Hardware" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.schoolhouse.com/collections/all-knobs-pulls/products/alberta-pull-satin-copper"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alberta Pull from Schoolhouse Electric</a>  2. <a href="https://www.rhmodern.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod12900099&#038;categoryId=cat12090013"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lambeth Hexagonal Knob by Jonathan Browning for RH Modern</a>  3. <a href="https://superfront.com/global/all-handles/handle-pharmacy-brass"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pharmacy from Superfront</a>  4. <a href="https://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/collections/nichols-drawer-pull/products/5977ec5b01925b61948758dd"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nichols Drawer Pull from Rejuvenation</a>  5. <a href="https://www.knoll.com/product/sling-leather-pull-small"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sling Leather Pull by Emanuela Frattini Magnusson for Knoll</a>  6. <a href="http://sarahshermansamuel.com/shop/the-half-moons/"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Half Moons <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/lrY01Bf4x8M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> Sarah Sherman Samuel for Park Studio</a>  7. <a href="https://www.wayfair.com/home-improvement/pdp/emtek-urban-modern-district-cabinet-mushroom-knob-emtk1464.html?piid=22437167"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Urban Modern District Cabinet Mushroom Knob from Emtek</a>  8. <a href="https://www.busterandpunch.com/hardware/furniture-knob-plate-steel"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Furniture Know / Plate / Steel by Buster + Punch</a>  9. <a href="https://www.houzz.com/product/39131832-hampton-t-knob-amber-gold-modern-cabinet-and-drawer-knobs"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hampton T-Knob from CKP</a>  10. <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/bath/pdp/atlas-homewares-modernist-3-center-bar-pull-thw1336.html?piid=20471843%2C9511409"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Modernist 3&#8243; Center Bar Pull from Atlas Homewares</a>

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10 Modern Museums You’ll Definitely Want to Visit

                                Museums – most larger cities have them and most of us want to visit them when we&#8217;re exploring a new city. Luckily there&#8217;s a treasure trove of jaw-dropping modern museums around the world just waiting to be checked out and sadly most of us will probably not even scratch the surface of what&#8217;s out there. We can do our best though! If you&#8217;re looking to investigate some cool museums, check out these 10 that will surely have you wanting to visit.
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                                <a href="http://www.coop-himmelblau.at/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Coop Himmelb(l)au</a> designed the <a href="http://www.coop-himmelblau.at/architecture/projects/museum-of-contemporary-art-planning-exhibition"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Museum of Contemporary Art &amp; Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)</a> in Shenzhen, China, with a silver floating &#8220;Cloud&#8221; that houses a cafe, museum store, and book shop within its massive open plaza.

Photo by Rafael Gamo

Museo Soumaya was designed by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise and it houses a massive art collection of 15th to mid-20th century works, as well as the most number of
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7 Minimalist Sneakers to Maximize Your Wardrobe

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                                I love fancy footworks as much as the next person and believe that a great outfit can be ruined (or at the very least, go undocumented) with a bad choice in shoes (nothing a little photo-cropping can’t fix to salvage that photo though). However, when it comes to sneakers, I hail from the “less is more” camp, even while ‘Dad shoes’ and retro ‘sneaks are making a comeback. Simple, minimalist sneakers just have a soft spot in my heart, especially when they’re well-made and classically designed with modern elements. I’m also more inclined to hand over $200 when I think about how many outfits can go with a minimalist sneaker over a maximalist one.
If you’re in the market for a pair of fresh new kicks, here are 7 current favorites that our Tech Editor Gregory and I rounded up to help with your window shopping.
  1. Rennes by Oliver
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10 Modern Gold Accessories That Will Make You Fall in Love with Gold Again

                                Don&#8217;t call it a comeback, it&#8217;s been here for years (it&#8217;s impossible not to channel LL Cool J&#8217;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vimZj8HW0Kg"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mama Said Knock You Out</a> when saying that line)&#8230; But it&#8217;s true – Gold has been around forever and while it never went anywhere, it seemed to have taken a backseat to other metals in recent years, like copper and rose gold. And now, it&#8217;s making its way back to the forefront in the design world, which has us exploring some fun ways to bring it back into our homes. Take a look at some gold accessories that will help you take a dip back into the gold pond.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-gold-accessories-that-will-make-you-fall-in-love-with-gold-again/roundup-modern-gold-accessories-0a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Roundup-Modern-Gold-Accessories-0a-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Gold Accessories That Will Make You Fall in Love with Gold Again" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.westelm.com/products/symmetry-objects-d3399/?pkey=e%7Cgold%7C69%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C10&amp;cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Symmetry Objects from West Elm</a> 2. <a href="https://www.bando.com/products/goldovalflask"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Gold Oval Flask by odeme for ban.do</a> 3. <a href="https://www.knoll.com/product/bertoia-diamond-chair-gold"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bertoia Diamond Chair in Gold by Harry Bertoia for Knoll</a> 4. <a href="https://www.cb2.com/print-gold-wall-hook/s333313"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Print Gold Wall Hook from CB2</a> 5. <a href="https://www.target.com/p/tempaper-thermoscad-self-adhesive-removable-wallpaper-metallic-gold/-/A-50386944#lnk=sametab"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Thermoscad Metallic Gold Tempaper Self-Adhesive Removable Wallpaper by Bobby <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/c6AoCwsrYEo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--></a> 6. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/bedside-gun-table-lamp-by-flos-PAAAIADCFCGGJMDJ.html#cgid=%0A%09%0A%09%097533%0A%09%0A&amp;&amp;tileIndex=7"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bedside Gun Table Lamp by Philippe Starck for FLOS</a> 7. <a href="https://www.designpublic.com/products/harry-allen-banana-bowl"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Reality Banana Bowl by Harry Allen for Areaware</a> 8. <a href="https://www.aplusrstore.com/product/1485/moon-flatware-brushed-gold"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Moon Flatware by José Joaquim Ribeiro &amp; Cutipol</a> 9. <a href="http://shophorne.com/content/form-tea-set-6-pcs"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Form Tea Set by Tom Dixon</a> 10. <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/decor-pillows/pdp/bend-goods-22-basket-bend1085.html?piid=16513071"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">22&#8243; Basket by Bend Goods</a>

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Modern Laundry Rooms That Will Make Laundry More Fun

                                It&#8217;s probably the last room in the house to get any love yet it usually gets used more than its fair share. Which room, you ask? The laundry room. While many don&#8217;t have the luxury of laundry in-house, those who do would probably appreciate some ideas to spruce up the often dreary space. That led us on a quest to find some modern laundry rooms that any of us would be happy to hang out in while slaving away load after load.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/modern-laundry-rooms-that-will-make-laundry-more-fun/roundup-laundry-room-1-sarah-sherman-samuel/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Roundup-Laundry-Room-1-sarah-sherman-samuel-810x552.jpg" alt="Modern Laundry Rooms That Will Make Laundry More Fun" /></a>
                                Part of her own project renovating an A-frame cabin in Palm Springs, designer <a href="http://sarahshermansamuel.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sarah Sherman Samuel</a> took on the <a href="http://sarahshermansamuel.com/laundry-room-tour-before-after/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">laundry room</a> which began with some sad &#8220;before&#8221; photos. The &#8220;after&#8221; images are quite stunning, especially the custom wallpaper she designed and had printed for the space.

Photos by Tessa Neustadt

Located in Lafayette, California, this house was designed by Amber Interiors for a family that has lost their
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Modern Qi Wireless Chargers Banish Cables From the Desk

                                This year&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/favorite-technologies-ces-2018/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Consumer Electronics Show</a> (CES) was the second act of the Qi Wireless Charging standard, with numerous vendors showcasing another generation of stylish Qi wireless charging pads and stands designed to drop and charge Android or iOS devices sans cords – the after effect of Apple&#8217;s long-coming adoption of wireless charging incorporated into the new iPhone X. Here are our current favorite designs:
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/qi-wireless-chargers/qi-chargers-7roundup/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Qi-Chargers-7roundup-810x632.jpg" alt="Modern Qi Wireless Chargers Banish Cables From the Desk" /></a>
                                1. <a href="http://www.belkin.com/us/F7U050-Belkin/p/P-F7U050/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Belkin BOOST↑UP Bold Wireless Charging Pad</a> 2. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/LXORY-Dual-Wireless-Charging-Pad/dp/B0788D2KFG/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LXORY Dual Wireless Charging Pad</a> 3. <a href="https://griffintechnology.com/us/powerblock-wireless-qi-charging-pad"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Griffin PowerBlock Wireless Charging Pad</a> 4. <a href="https://www.myqimini.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Qimini</a> 5. <a href="https://www.iottie.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">iOttie iON Wireless Fast Charging Mini Pad</a> 6. <a href="http://www.belkin.com/us/F7U052-Belkin/p/P-F7U052/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Belkin BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Stand</a> 7. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Wireless-Charging-Convertible-Warranty/dp/B06XH6TFLS?th=1"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible Stand</a>

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Modern Sofa Beds and Sleeper Sofas Your Guests Won’t Hate to Sleep On

                                Houseguests are an inevitable part of life, especially if you live in a desired location. Living in a smaller place doesn&#8217;t get you off the hook as a host as there are plenty of options to turn any space into a guest space with so many sofa beds and sleeper sofas available. We rounded up some of our favorite modern options in various styles and fabrics that should make your next houseguest feel right at home.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/modern-sofa-beds-and-sleeper-sofas-your-guests-wont-hate-to-sleep-on/roundup-modern-sofa-beds-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Roundup-Modern-sofa-beds-0-810x709.jpg" alt="Modern Sofa Beds and Sleeper Sofas Your Guests Won&#8217;t Hate to Sleep On" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.ligne-roset.com/us/modele/living/sofa-beds/softly/2330"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Softly by Nick Rennie for Ligne Roset</a>  2. <a href="https://www.boconcept.com/en-us/melo-2/499003200284.html?cgid=sofas-sofabeds#"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Melo 2 by BoConcept</a>  3. <a href="https://www.roomandboard.com/catalog/living/sleeper-sofas/deco-convertible-sleeper"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Deco Convertible Sleeper by Room &#038; Board</a>  4. <a href="https://gusmodern.com/collections/sofas-sleepers/products/bedford-sleeper-lounge"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bedford Sleeper Lounge by Gus* Modern</a>  5. <a href="https://www.westelm.com/products/emery-daybed-trundle-h2039/?pkey=csleeper-sofas"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Emery Sofa + Twin Daybed w/ Drundle by West Elm</a>  6. <a href="https://www.cb2.com/movie-salt-and-pepper-queen-sleeper-sofa/s251157"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Movie Salt and Pepper Queen Sleeper Sofa by CB2</a>  7. <a href="https://joybird.com/sleeper-sofas/korver-sleeper-sofa/"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Korver Sleeper Sofa by Joybird</a>  8. <a href="http://www.dwr.com/living-sofa-and-sleepers/tuck-sleeper-sofa/3309.html?lang=en_US#lang=en_US&%23038;start=2"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tuck Sleeper Sofa by Thomas Müller and Jörg Wulff</a>  9. <a href="https://www.bludot.com/one-night-stand-sleeper-sofa-3.html"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">One Night Stand 80&#8243; Sleeper Sofa by Blu <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/M3zBYNqssE4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--></a>

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Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2017

                                As 2017 draws to a close, we&#8217;ve revisited this year&#8217;s archives and consolidated the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/2017-year-in-review/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">most popular posts</a> just in case you missed something. While we&#8217;ve already reviewed the best of each category, we&#8217;ve taken it a bit further and rounded up the best of the best. Take a look to see which post was the overall most read post on Design Milk in 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-the-best-top-10-posts-of-2017/agota-rimsaite-panama-banana-100000/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Agota-Rimsaite-Panama-Banana-100000-810x539.jpg" alt="Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/panama-banana-a-quirky-rocking-outdoor-hammock/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Panama Banana: A Quirky, Rocking, Outdoor Hammock</a><br />
Look familiar? This hot pink and wood lounging rocker has appeared in a couple of other Best of posts recently, which is no surprise. It’s a fun rocking hammock that lets you rest and then lets you be active by flipping it over to become a soccer goal.
  1. A Minimalist House Designed for a Couple Desiring a Downsize
    A couple in Seattle made the choice to scale back and simplify their lives so they hired Suyama Peterson
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Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2017

                                We cover just about everything you can imagine when it comes to <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/home-furnishings/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">home furnishings</a>, from desks to outdoor loungers to designer doors that upgrade your IKEA pieces to cat furniture. Yep, cat furniture – so basically a little bit of everything. Take a moment and dive back into these 10 posts to see what were the most popular posts in the home furnishings category in 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-home-furnishings-posts-of-2017/goncalo-campos-metis-desk-wewood-100000/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Goncalo-Campos-Metis-desk-Wewood-100000-810x516.jpg" alt="Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-storage-packed-desk-so-you-can-keep-your-workspace-tidy/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">A Storage-Packed Desk So You Can Keep Your Workspace Tidy</a><br />
Designed by Gonçalo Campos for Wewood, Metis is a solid wood desk that’s outfitted with lots of compartments and sections you can use to stow your gear.
  1. The Delirium Collection Brings Playful Patterns to Your IKEA Sideboard
    Superfront can elevate a basic IKEA sideboard with new fronts by Swedish artist Klas Ernflo, who created the non-repetitive Delirium Collection.
  1. A Modern Cat House They’ll Love and You Won’t Mind Having Around
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Best Interior Design Posts of 2017

                                Every week we go inside some of the most incredible modern houses, apartments, and offices to get a taste of how other people live, or rather, to get a peek at their taste. Most spaces leave us with severe design envy, ready to forward our mail directly there, or at least dream of it. But most of all, they leave us inspired and wanting to incorporate some elements into our own homes. Now that it&#8217;s the end of 2017, we revisit the 10 <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/interior-design/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Interior Design</a> posts that were the most popular over the last 12 months.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-interior-design-posts-of-2017/moormann_kammerspiel-nils-holger-1-19999/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/MOORMANN_KAMMERSPIEL-Nils-Holger-1-19999-810x1247.jpg" alt="Best Interior Design Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-cube-like-room-within-a-room/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">A Cube-Like Room Within a Room</a><br />
Kammerspiel is a room within a room that organizes essentials, like sleeping, working, eating, and reading, into a cube-like piece of furniture.
  1. A Kid’s Room That Will Make You Want to Be a Kid Again
    In a rural Belgian house, Van Staeyen transformed an empty, awkwardly
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Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2017

                                In 2017, Design Milk covered everything when it came to Style + Fashion – including wearable devices, architectural jewelry, geometric games, and eyeglasses made from sheet metal. Want to see which post from this category got the most love this year? Read on to find out&#8230;
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-style-fashion-posts-of-2017/ces2017_motiv-ring-011111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/CES2017_motiv-ring-011111-810x556.jpg" alt="Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/ces-2017-motiv-activity-tracker-ring/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">CES 2017: The Titanium-Encased Motiv Activity Tracker Ring</a><br />
This lightweight, waterproof titanium ring keeps tabs on the wearer’s daily activity, heart rate, and quality of sleep for up to 5 days per charge.
  1. Contemporary Jewelry Designed by an Architect
    Architect Ayça Ozbank merged her love of urban cities and jewelry to create Mara Paris, sculptural jewelry that’s wearable.
  1. The Essential Travel Shoe: Allbirds Wool Loungers
    The cozy Wool Lounger from Allbirds combines the comfort and softness of a slipper with the style of a trendy, slip-on shoe.
  1. Jiwoong Jung’s “Hidden Time” Watch Is a Minimalist Magic Act By the Hour
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