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.
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                                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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Best Technology Posts of 2017

                                Despite the fact that the world of technology changes faster than we can type a sentence, we aim to bring you the latest and greatest out there. From apps to keyboards to food made via 3D printing, we covered a little bit of everything <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/technology/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">technology</a> related in 2017. Curious to see what was the most popular post? Take a look.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-technology-posts-of-2017/kasko-tart-sliced-cake-45555/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Kasko-tart-sliced-cake-45555-810x651.jpg" alt="Best Technology Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/when-sculptor-engineer-pastry-chef-make-dessert/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">When a Sculptor, Engineer, and Pastry Chef Decide to Make Dessert</a><br />
Technologist and pastry chef Dinara Kasko reinterpreted the 3D sculptures of artist José Margulis into a quartet of edible “geometrical kinetic tarts”.
  1. Skagen’s Signatur Hybrid Smartwatch Dials In Connectivity
    A hybrid smartwatch designed for those who desire discreet connectivity without the addition of another distracting screen.
  1. The Architects Behind Google Headquarters and Hyperloop One Designed This Smart Lock
    The world’s smallest retrofit door lock was designed by the architects responsible for Google’s new headquarters and the
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Best Architecture Posts of 2017

                                There&#8217;s something about getting to look inside other people&#8217;s homes to get a glimpse as to how and where they live. We scoured the world to document the best modern <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/architecture/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">architecture</a> we could find, from tiny homes to villas, we covered it all and now we&#8217;re looking back at the most popular from 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-architecture-posts-of-2017/a-lentil-design-lovely-tiny-space-111111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/A-Lentil-Design-Lovely-Tiny-Space-111111-810x540.jpg" alt="Best Architecture Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-tiny-taipei-apartment-for-a-couple-and-their-cat/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">A Tiny Taipei Apartment for a Couple and Their Cat</a><br />
For a couple and their cat, A Lentil Design dramatically renovated their Taipei apartment to become a happy space to enjoy each other’s company.
  1. A Ukrainian Family Apartment Interspersed with Japanese Minimalism
    Designed for a family, architect Sergey Makhno created the Wabi Sabi Apartment by merging elements of Ukrainian design with Japanese minimalism.
  1. A Jaw-Dropping, Triangular-Shaped House in Melbourne
    OOF! Architecture turned a rundown Victorian weatherboard cottage into a jaw-dropping compact home on a tiny triangular lot in Melbourne.
  1. A Sustainable House
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Best Art Posts of 2017

                                From miniature test tube sculptures to botanical prints to an Instagram-worthy museum dedicated to ice cream, we featured just about every kind of art throughout 2017, all of which kept our eyes visually stimulated. Want to find out which <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/art/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Art</a> posts were the most popular this year? Check out the top 10&#8230;
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-art-posts-of-2017/wardrobe-snacks-111111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Wardrobe-Snacks-111111-810x600.jpg" alt="Best Art Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/wardrobe-snacks-a-project-inspired-by-diners-lacking-a-table/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Wardrobe Snacks: A Project Inspired by Diners Lacking a Table</a><br />
Snack enthusiasts, Pinch Food Design, checked out Wardrobe Snacks, a project inspired by diners eating without the luxury of a table.

Tara Donovan. Detail of “Composition (Cards)” 2017. Photographed by David Behringer © Tara Donovan, courtesy of Pace Gallery

  1. Tara Donovan: Vertical Poetry
    A look at Tara Donovan’s latest wall sculptures that are composed of THOUSANDS of white styrene cards that are individually stacked, glued, and rotated 90 degrees.
  1. Miniature Test Tube Sculptures By Rosa de Jong
    Micro Matter consisted of multiple upside down glass
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Best Friday Five Posts of 2017

                                Every Friday in 2017, we reached out to a designer, artist, architect, or design professional to give us some insight into what makes them tick, by sharing five things – it could be what inspires them, things or people they love, or basically anything. Each person comes back with a different list of answers that keep us intrigued and going back for more. Here, we look back at the most popular <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/friday-five/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five</a> posts from this year.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-friday-five-posts-of-2017/f5-andrew-kim-0-portrait-1111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/F5-Andrew-Kim-0-portrait-1111-810x540.jpg" alt="Best Friday Five Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-andrew-kim/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five with Andrew Kim</a><br />
Andrew Kim, a young designer at Tesla with a keen eye, enormous amounts of talent, and a bright future ahead, shared five of his favorite things.
  1. Friday Five with Jennifer Fisher of J.Fisher Interiors
    Austin, Texas based interior designer Jennifer Fisher of J.Fisher Interiors shared a mix of inspirational picks, in this Friday Five.
  1. Friday Five with Gaurav Nanda
    Michigan-born Gaurav Nanda founded Los
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2017 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

                                As much as we all love the convenience of shopping online, there&#8217;s something about visiting a brick-and-mortar shop, where you can actually touch the products and know what your money is supporting. Throughout the year, we visited some of these design-focused shops to give you an idea of what&#8217;s out there so you can look into shopping those smaller, independent shops. Take a look at the stores we featured in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/design-storey/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">Design Store(y)</a> column in 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/2017-year-in-review-design-storey/capsule1-parfumerie-orris-store/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/capsule1-parfumerie-orris-store-810x540.jpg" alt="2017 Year in Review: Design Store(y)" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/orris-perfumery-modern-parfumerie-la/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">ORRIS Perfumery: The Essence Of Los Angeles Bottled Up</a><br />
A boutique fragrance house opened its first retail space in Los Angeles, California, to house all of its modern and unisex perfumes. Casa Perfect: A Modern Retail Concept Perfected by David Alhadeff
For the design shopaholics, this fully shoppable, by-appointment-only, midcentury modern home located high in the Hollywood Hills is a dream come true. Serra, a Store for the Cannabis Cannaseur
Serra is a Portland-based
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2017 Year in Review: Unframed

                                Every month, Design Milk&#8217;s resident art expert, <a href="http://www.thetwopercent.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Behringer</a>, pounds the pavement of New York City to check out the best gallery exhibits and art shows he can find. Take a visual gander back at the art he covered in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/unframed/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Unframed</a> column throughout 2017 – hint: it&#8217;s all incredible.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/2017-year-in-review-unframed/matt_johnson_303gallery_01-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Matt_Johnson_303Gallery_01-810x810.jpg" alt="2017 Year in Review: Unframed" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/wood-sculpture-matt-johnson/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">This is Wood: The Sculpture of Matt Johnson</a><br />
Matt Johnson presented 4 cardboard boxes, 5 rolls of painters tape, 2 broken styrofoam chunks, and more garbage… that were all 100% carved and painted wood.

marked by stigmata, 2017 (detail)

On Pins: Elliott Hundley’s Epic Collages
We took a look at Elliott Hundley’s manically overwhelming collages, which extended so far off the canvas that they were rightfully called “sculptures”.

Tara Donovan. Detail of “Composition (Cards)” 2017. Photographed by David Behringer. All other images captured by Kerry Ryan McFatey. © Tara Donovan, courtesy of Pace Gallery

Tara Donovan: Vertical Poetry
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Best Skim Milk Posts of 2017

                                Each week we checked out and brought you the best minimalist design around the globe, from apartments to houses to lighting and everything in between. Curious to see which of these designs was the most popular in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/skim-milk/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Skim Milk</a> column in 2017? Take a look&#8230;
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-skim-milk-posts-of-2017/housebetweenthecurb_campdesigninc_2-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/housebetweenthecurb_campdesigninc_2-810x1215.jpg" alt="Best Skim Milk Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/house-curb-camp-design-inc/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">House Between the Curb by Camp Design inc.</a><br />
House Between the Curb is a minimalist home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Camp Design inc. with large open rooms that can adapt with the family.
  1. ÎLE BLANCHE Residence by APPAREIL architecture
    ÎLE BLANCHE Residence is a minimal house located in Montréal, Canada, designed by APPAREIL architecture, who refined, optimized, and modernized the space.
  1. Kooyongkoot Road Residence by B.E Architecture
    Kooyongkoot Road Residence is a minimal, three-story home with a compact design located in Hawthorn, Australia, designed by B.E Architecture.
  1. The Minimalist Kamiuma House by CHOP + ARCHI
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Best Destination Design Posts of 2017

                                Most of us love to travel but we can&#8217;t always get away when we want to so taking virtual tours of design-focused hotels around the world is a like a mini vacation. With travel&#8217;s popularity, we switched our monthly <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/destination-design/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">Destination Design</a> column to weekly this year with the goal of bringing even more drool-worthy places to you. Just in case you missed all the magic, take a look back at these incredible spots we featured in 2017 that we&#8217;d all love to stay in.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-destination-design-posts-of-2017/long-story-short-hostel-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/long-story-short-hostel-10-810x540.jpg" alt="Best Destination Design Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/long-story-short-youll-never-want-stay-hostel/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">The Long Story Short: You’ll Never Want to Stay in Any Other Hostel Again</a><br />
A boutique hostel in the Czech Republic that combines a historic and modern lifestyle that’s fitting for even the most demanding travelers.
  1. No Sleeping Bags Required: Glamping At AutoCamp Russian River
    If you love the idea of camping without the gear and vacationing closer to nature, then AutoCamp Russian River
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8 Colorful Toys Designed to Spark the Imagination

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/8-colorful-building-block-toys/blockhood-toys/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Blockhood-toys-810x455.png" alt="8 Colorful Toys Designed to Spark the Imagination" /></a>
                                Even before my short 3-year stint as a designer in the toy industry, I&#8217;ve long harbored a love for toys. I believe at their best, toys represent the tools of unfettered creativity and imagination personified into the action of play – habits that sadly fade from the majority of adults as we age. Thankfully, adulthood has only marginally diminished my interest in playthings, with the holiday season magnifying curiosity about toys new and old. Here are 8 of my favorite architecturally-inspired playthings designed to compel exploration of form and structure, regardless of age.
Areaware Blockitecture: Designer James Paulius found inspiration for his building blocks series in one of my all-time architectural favorites: Habitat 67 – Moshe Safdie’s renowned modern housing complex and pavilion designed for the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal, Canada. The complete six set bundle includes the Habitat, Garden City, Deco, Factory, Brutalism and Parklands kits, inviting mix
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Best Get Out! Posts of 2017

                                While it may be winter for many people around the globe, we like enjoy the great outdoors all year long. From outdoor kitchens to mailboxes to comfortable seating, we explored a whole lot of products geared towards outside and here we revisit the most popular ones from our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/get-out/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Get Out!</a> column in 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-get-out-posts-of-2017/asa-d2-grill-cosentino-brown-jordan-1-aura-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/ASA-D2-Grill-Cosentino-Brown-Jordan-1-Aura-810x456.jpg" alt="Best Get Out! Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/asa-d2-a-modular-freestanding-outdoor-kitchen/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">ASA-D2: A Modular, Freestanding Outdoor Kitchen</a><br />
Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens partnered with countertop and architectural surface brand Cosentino on ASA-D2, a modern, freestanding kitchen for outdoors.
  1. Riva Collection by Jasper Morrison for Kettal
    Designer Jasper Morrison created a collection of outdoor furniture for Kettal that utilizes traditional plank construction for the seat and back.
  1. A Modular Outdoor Furniture System Made by Stacking Components
    The SCHLICKEYSEN modular furniture system consists of metal supports and ceramic forms that are configured to create picnic tables, benches, or grandstands.
  1. Tom Fereday Creates Outdoor Collection for SP01
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2017 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/2017-year-in-review-best-design-events-and-shows/icff-milkstand-postcard-2017-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/icff-milkstand-postcard-2017-810x786.png" alt="2017 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows" /></a>
                                With our small and mighty team, we toured the globe to check out the best design at various events, fairs, and shows all year long. Just in case you missed any of our coverage throughout 2017, we rounded up all the design shows we attended. Take a look.
IDS Toronto \\ January 2017
North American Makers at IDS Toronto Maison & Objet 2017 \\ January 2017
Maison & Objet 2017: Putting the Fun Back into Paris Milan Design Week \\ April 2017
Milan Design Week 2017: The Highlights
Milan Design Week 2017: New Blood and Old Hands at SaloneSatellite
Milan Design Week 2017: Ventura Lambrate, Sunshine & Gelato
Milan Design Week 2017: Wallpaper’s Temple of Divine Design
Milan Design Week 2017: Everything Is Connected
Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award
Milan Design Week 2017: Färg & Blanche’s Armour mon Armor New York Design Week \\ May 2017
Design Milk
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