10 Modern Candles That Will Make You Turn the Lights out to Enjoy the Ambience

                                Temperatures are dropping which means it’s time for “Operation Cozy,” a time when throw blankets are brought out, candles are lit, and staying in seems like a better option than heading out. Since it’s officially candle season (we declared it), we searched to find 10 modern candles we’d love to bring in as a new addition or to gift to someone on our holiday list.
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                                1. <a href="https://studiocope.com/products/shell-candle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shell Candle by Cope</a>  2. <a href="https://www.laboratoryperfumes.com/amber/amber-scented-candle-200g"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amber Scented Candle by Laboratory Perfumes</a>  3. <a href="http://www.selfridges.com/US/en/cat/overose-nympholia-candle-200g_401-3005622-CAN7/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Overose Nympholia Candle 200g</a>  4. <a href="https://yielddesign.co/collections/candles-apothecary/products/castillo-candle-incense?variant=10490516144185"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Castillo 6oz Double-Wall Glass Candle by YIELD</a>  5. <a href="https://www.parachutehome.com/products/scented-candle?variant=40439256852"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Salt Water Scented Candle by Parachute Home</a>  6. <a href="https://www.violetgrey.com/product/le-labo-santal-26-scented-candle-for-violet-grey/LLA-VG-01"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Le Labo x VIOLET GREY Santal 26 Scented Candle</a>  7. <a href="https://www.studiostockhome.com/shop-index/pomelo-scented-candle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pomelo Scented Candle by Studio Stockhome</a>  8. <a href="https://www.luisaviaroma.com/en-us/p/emilio-pucci/home/candles/69I-WYK002?ColorId=MDM40&#038;lvrid=_p_dM57_ge_c287"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Occhi Glass Scented Candle by Emilio Pucci</a>  9. <a href="https://www.areaware.com/collections/talbot-and-yoon/products/goober-candle-eph-pink?variant=1001780314116"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Eph Goober Candle by Talbot &#038; Yoon for Areaware</a>  10. <a href="https://www.boysmells.com/thecandles/cinderosered"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Limited Edition Cinderose by Boy Smells</a>

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10 Modern Serving Ware Options That Will Make You Want to Throw a Party

                                Maybe you&#8217;re sad summer has come to an end or really excited about fall and all of the forthcoming holidays but either way, now is a good time to throw a party. Well, we think anytime is a good time to throw a party so we rounded up some ideas to help you elevate your next get together. Take a look at 10 modern pieces of serving ware that will make your next party shine.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/teema-mini-serving-set-by-iittala-ITT498957.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Teema Mini Serving Set by Kaj Franck for Iittala</a> 2. <a href="https://store.tinafreydesigns.com/products/long-charcuterie-board"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Long Charcuterie Board by Tina Frey Designs</a> 3. <a href="http://www.dinosaurdesigns.com/shop/copy-of-large-resin-modern-tribal-platter-ducky-blue/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Large Resin Modern Tribal Platter by Dinosaur Designs</a> 4. <a href="https://www.aplusrstore.com/product/2196/nabo-trays"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nabo Trays by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen</a> 5. <a href="https://www.alessi.com/us_en/product/table/sugar-and-cream-set-anna-set-am19.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Anna Sugar and Cream Set by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi</a> 6. <a href="https://shophorne.com/products/form-tea-set-6-pcs"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Form Tea Set by Tom Dixon</a> 7. <a href="https://supergoodthing.com/collections/home-page/products/platform-bowl?variant=12240008183904"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Platform Bowl by Jamie Wolfond for Good Thing</a> 8. <a href="https://www.georgjensen.com/en-us/tableware/bloom-serving-spoons-2-pcs./3391347.html?cgid=3#pmin=1.00&amp;sz=60&amp;start=85"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bloom Serving Spoons by Helle Damkjær for Georg Jensen</a> 9. <a href="https://portofraleigh.co/collections/kitchen/products/wire-bowl-white"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wire <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/htBCTA2Kr1U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> by Norm Architects for MENU</a> 10. <a href="https://store.moma.org/kitchen-dining/serving-flatware/zaha-hadid-pulse-bowl/4921-801079.html?cgid=kitchen-serving-flatware#start=7"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pulse Bowl by Zaha Hadid Design</a>

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

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

Photo by Tim Soar

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

Photo by Hiroyuki Oki

While these all-white
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10 Flexible Furniture Options for Any Modern Office

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                                Contract furniture tends to be fairly expensive and costs can add up for small businesses every time they add an employee or two or need to reconfigure their setup. Plus, with more companies moving towards open plan offices and some on the move frequently as their businesses grow, it&#8217;s important for them to invest in furniture that&#8217;s flexible or multi-functional. That said, we went out on a hunt to find some practical furniture options for the office that can either pull double duty or are flexible so they be used in different ways.
Heartwork’s SQUARE desk system can be reconfigured into endless variations of workstations, conference tables, and even as a ping pong table. It’s designed so that it can easily be put together or taken apart with only a quarter – so, if you don’t need it for a spell, it can be stored flat. You can also choose
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10 Modern, Portable Grills That Will Help You Keep Summer Alive

                                Whether you love going camping, enjoy picnics at the park or beach, throw lots of BBQs, or just like to soak up every warm summer day, outdoor eating is one of the best things about warmer temps. Are summer months really summer months if you don&#8217;t spend lots of time eating outdoors? We don&#8217;t think so. And since not everyone has a large outdoor space or even the funds or desire for a large grill, portable grills are a great option. Since we&#8217;re clinging onto the last days of summer like our lives depended on it, we decided to check out some smaller, more practical modern portable grills that will definitely fulfill everyone&#8217;s BBQ dreams.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAH766P7006&amp;cm_re=portable_grill-_-9SIAAH766P7006-_-Product"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">2 Burner Portable Stainless Steel BBQ Table Top Propane Gas Grill</a> 2. <a href="https://www.aplusrstore.com/product/1780/mon-oncle-v2-barbecue"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mon Oncle V2 Barbecue by Mermelada Estudio for RS Barcelona</a> 3. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Tayama-TYQ-001-Portable-Charcoal-Grill/dp/B01IH4REMW/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1535687646&amp;sr=8-11&amp;keywords=TAYAMA+grill"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tayama TYQ-001 Portable Charcoal Grill</a> 4. <a href="https://www.yliving.com/to-go-grill-by-eva-solo-EVAP151729.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">To Go Grill by Eva <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></div>
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8 Practical Home Tools Designed For Tasks of Necessity

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                                There are certain practical appliances, tools, and technologies we all keep around the house not because we necessarily love them, but because we recognize we need them – objects of a pragmatic nature that easily become eyesores because generally aesthetic considerations are deemed secondary. It&#8217;s not always possible to hide away these everyday objects, so we&#8217;ve always kept an eye out for designs elevating the mundane and functional to something worth celebrating. Here are 8 of our favorite home tools you&#8217;ll never be ashamed leaving out in the open.
OnHub Makers
Google’s 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi band emitting cylindrical router is advertised as “designed to be out in the open”, with their TP-Link edition offered in three different customized shells for the purpose of integrating home network technology with home decor. But it’s the OnHub Makers, a partnership with artists and designers from around the globe, that really illustrates
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10 Colorful Kitchen Appliances That Will Make You Say Goodbye to Stainless

                                It feels like stainless steel has been the go-to appliance finish for years, replacing basic black and white and standard 70s colors like Harvest Gold and Avocado Green before that. In recent times, brands like Smeg and Big Chill have landed on the market offering a fresh perspective outside of the norm. While those companies might be mostly known for retro-inspired appliances, they also have contemporary lines that will perk up your kitchen without taking it back decades if that&#8217;s what you prefer. We decided to see what was out there on the market to freshen up the hub of the home and rounded up 10 refrigerators and stove/ranges, since most homes have those.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.lowes.com/pd/MARVEL-Mercury-22-2-cu-ft-Counter-Depth-French-Door-Refrigerator-with-Ice-Maker-Scarlet/1000210121"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MARVEL Mercury 22.2-cu ft Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator in Scarlet</a> 2. <a href="https://www.elmirastoveworks.com/northstar/refrigerators/models/model-1958-1959/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Northstar Model 1958 / 1959 Refrigerator in Robin&#8217;s Egg Blue</a> 3. <a href="http://www.smegusa.com/product/fab32upkln/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Smeg 50&#8217;s Retro Style Refrigerator in Pink</a> 4. <a href="https://bigchill.com/retropolitan-fridge.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Big Chill Retropolitan Fridge <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/uwrBPR-dlDU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> Jadite Green</a> 5. <a href="http://www.vikingrange.com/consumer/product/products/refrigeration/built-in-refrigeration/7-series-built-in-refrigerator-freezers/viking-professional/36--fully-integrated-bottom-freezer-refrigerator---vbi7360w"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Viking 36&#8243; Fully Integrated Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator in Cobalt Blue</a> 6. <a href="https://www.steel-cucine.com/en/product/range-cookers/ascot-70/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Steel Cucine Ascot 70 Range in Ametista</a>  7. <a href="https://www.houzz.com/product/123311387-single-oven-dual-fuel-italian-range-lp-gas-chrome-trim-in-emerald-green-36-contemporary-gas-ranges-and-electric-ranges"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">HALLMAN 36&#8243; Single Oven Dual Fuel Italian Range &#8211; Chrome Trim In Emerald Green</a>  8. <a href="https://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/VCLFSGE365BL.html?utm_source=google&#038;utm_medium=cse"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Verona Classic Series 36 Inch Pro-Style Dual-Fuel Range in Light Blue</a>  9. <a href="https://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/CPF36UGMYW.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Smeg Portofino 36 Inch Freestanding Dual Fuel Range in Yellow</a>  10. <a href="https://bigchill.com/30-pro-range.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Big Chill Pro 30&#8243; Pro Range in Orange</a>

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8 Modern Houseboats and Floating Homes That Will Make You Say Goodbye to Dry Land

                                Maybe you&#8217;re looking for something different than your average house or apartment, or perhaps you just want to be close to the water but not too far away from land. To get the best of both worlds, a houseboat might be the way to go. Houseboats and floating houses give you life by the water but with the feeling of an actual house and not just a cramped boat. On top of the excellent views, they&#8217;re usually more affordable than traditional houses making them particularly attractive to home buyers. Never thought about life on the water? You might just change your mind after seeing these 8 modern houseboats and floating houses.
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                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/modular-floating-house-friday/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Floatwing</a> is a prefab, self-sustainable floating house designed by <a href="http://www.gofriday.eu/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Friday</a>, a Portugal-based design house that began at the University of Coimbra. The modular design lets you choose from a studio all the way up to a furnished 3-bedroom <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-full wp-image-350059" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Modern-Houseboat-2-Nautino-maxi.jpg" alt="" width="1280" height="659" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Modern-Houseboat-2-Nautino-maxi.jpg 1280w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Modern-Houseboat-2-Nautino-maxi-800x412.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Modern-Houseboat-2-Nautino-maxi-768x395.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Modern-Houseboat-2-Nautino-maxi-810x417.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Modern-Houseboat-2-Nautino-maxi-500x257.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 1280px) 100vw, 1280px" /></div>
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10 Modern Poufs That Will Have Your Feet Propped up for Maximum Relaxation in No Time

                                Poufs are like the modern version of the ottoman – they provide extra seating or a spot to prop your feet up without being oversized or clunky. They&#8217;re easy to move around to any spot you might need it and they&#8217;re great for filling a dead space in a room. Plus, if you want to get one with a bold fabric or pattern, it&#8217;s much less of a commitment than something like a sofa where you&#8217;ll be stuck with it for many years. Poufs come in all shapes and sizes, and their prices run the gamut – meaning there&#8217;s one for any space and any budget. Here are 10 modern poufs we&#8217;d love to add to one of our rooms.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-poufs-that-will-have-your-feet-propped-up-for-maximum-relaxation-in-no-time/roundup-modern-pouf-footstool-stool-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Roundup-Modern-Pouf-Footstool-Stool-0-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Poufs That Will Have Your Feet Propped up for Maximum Relaxation in No Time" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.danishdesignstore.com/products/nina-jobs-poppy-pouf-ottoman-fogia"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Poppy Pouf by Nina Jobs for Fogia</a>  2. <a href="https://shop.gan-rugs.com/usa/ruff-pouf/476-ruff-pouf-yellow-low-pouf.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ruff Pouf Low Pouf by Romero&#038;Vallejo for GAN Rugs</a>  3. <a href="https://www.yliving.com/tunisi-diamante-pouf-by-missoni-home-MSSY14458.html#cgid=YVLV21&%23038;sz=24&%23038;start=72&%23038;tileIndex=12"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tunisi Diamante Pouf by Rosita Missoni for Missoni Home</a>  4. <a href="https://www.worldmarket.com/product/multicolor+wool+and+recycled+silk+pouf.do?sortby=ourPicks"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Multicolor <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/pYQ_gd-nKsQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> And Recycled Silk Pouf from World Market</a>  5. <a href="https://us.hem.com/collections/poufs/products/bon-pouf-cube?variant=50607690579"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bon Pouf Cube by Hem Design Studio for Hem</a>  6. <a href="https://www.designpublic.com/collections/design-house-stockholm/products/lena-bergstrom-fields-stool-design-house-stockholm"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fields Pouffe by Lena Bergstrom for Design House Stockholm</a>  7. <a href="https://www.2modern.com/products/pouf-round"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pouf Round by ferm LIVING</a>  8. <a href="https://shophorne.com/products/sumo-pouf?variant=511202787329"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sumo Pouf by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen</a>  9. <a href="https://www.cb2.com/knitted-silver-grey-pouf/s237045"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Knitted Graphite Pouf from CB2</a>  10. <a href="https://www.finnishdesignshop.com/furniture-chairs-poufs-five-pouf-tangerine-remix-632-p-10785.html?region=us"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Five Pouf by Anderssen &#038; Voll for Muuto</a>

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A Touch of the Tactile For Faster Digital Workflow

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                                Do something often and well enough, and eventually optimization becomes a next step obsession. Nowhere is this more true than with design and photography professionals stationed in front of screens for hours daily working in applications like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The following hardware devices are designed to expedite and fine tune accuracy for anyone working at a professional level and who appreciates a certain degree of tactile feedback while editing, processing, illustrating, and reviewing their work.
The Loupedeck+
We called the first Loupedeck a capable “ergonomic and tactile mechanism for editing with acute accuracy”, an editing console designed to turn the mundane tasks of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® Classic CC’s digital workflow into a more satisfying feedback loop of touch and sound. Thankfully not much has changed since, mostly improvements to the hardware’s build (the addition of mechanical actuation to the keys is welcome) and the layout, with updated software
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A Touch of the Tactile For Faster Digital Workflow

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                                Do something often and well enough, and eventually optimization becomes a next step obsession. Nowhere is this more true than with design and photography professionals stationed in front of screens for hours daily working in applications like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The following hardware devices are designed to expedite and fine tune accuracy for anyone working at a professional level and who appreciates a certain degree of tactile feedback while editing, processing, illustrating, and reviewing their work.
The Loupedeck+
We called the first Loupedeck a capable “ergonomic and tactile mechanism for editing with acute accuracy”, an editing console designed to turn the mundane tasks of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® Classic CC’s digital workflow into a more satisfying feedback loop of touch and sound. Thankfully not much has changed since, mostly improvements to the hardware’s build (the addition of mechanical actuation to the keys is welcome) and the layout, with updated software
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10 Modern Homes That Seamlessly Blend Indoor and Outdoors Spaces

                                The warmer months of the year are here which means heading outside is a given as we begin entertain more. Whether you&#8217;re spending afternoons in the pool or evenings by a fire pit, outdoor activities are infinitely more fun when you have easy access to the indoors, especially the kitchen and the bathroom. Perhaps you&#8217;re cooking and just want to enjoy fresh air or be closer to your family and friends when they&#8217;re over and you&#8217;re stuck in the kitchen. Whatever the reason, having an indoor/outdoor space that gives you the best of both worlds is a delicious luxury that is bound to enhance your life. Take a look at these 10 modern homes that perfectly flow between the inside and out.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-homes-that-seamlessly-blend-indoor-and-outdoors-spaces/roundup-indooroutdoor-1-klopf-glass-wall-house/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Roundup-IndoorOutdoor-1-Klopf-Glass-Wall-House-810x540.jpg" alt="10 Modern Homes That Seamlessly Blend Indoor and Outdoors Spaces" /></a>
                                Located in San Mateo, California, the <a href="http://www.klopfarchitecture.com/project/glass-wall-house/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Glass Wall House</a> is Eichler-inspired design by <a href="http://www.klopfarchitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Klopf Architecture</a>, as it replaced an original Eichler that burned down. The open home <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-346675" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Roundup-IndoorOutdoor-4-Enmore-House-810x1167.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1167" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Roundup-IndoorOutdoor-4-Enmore-House-810x1167.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Roundup-IndoorOutdoor-4-Enmore-House-800x1153.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Roundup-IndoorOutdoor-4-Enmore-House-768x1107.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Roundup-IndoorOutdoor-4-Enmore-House-500x721.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Roundup-IndoorOutdoor-4-Enmore-House.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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10 Modern Outdoor Lanterns That Will Light up Your Summer

                                Now that summer is here, we&#8217;re all heading outdoors to soak up every second of these warm days ahead. It&#8217;s hard to get better than summer days, but summer nights might just take the cake when the sun is going down, the temperature is cooling off, and relaxation officially kicks in. To better enjoy that time, adding some mood lighting to your favorite outdoor space can really set the tone. In these high tech times, you don&#8217;t even need a fire or a bunch of candles to make that happen – you just need a modern outdoor lantern you can count on. Take a look at 10 of our favorites to help light up your summer nights.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/dieppe-led-portable-lamp-by-artkalia-ARKP92828.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dieppe LED Portable Lamp by Artkalia</a>  2. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/fez-outdoor-lantern-1-by-gandia-blasco-GABP154814.html#cgid=248&%23038;sz=24&%23038;start=24&%23038;tileIndex=15"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fez Outdoor Lantern 1 by Jose A. Gandia-Blasco for Gandia Blasco</a>  3. <a href="https://shophorne.com/products/tank-lantern"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tank Lantern by Tom Dixon</a>  4. <a href="https://hivemodern.com/pages/product8172/followme-table-lamp-inma-bermudez-marset"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Followme Table Lamp by Inma Bermúdez for <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/R8PpU2UEgK0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--></a>  5. <a href="http://www.dwr.com/outdoor-outdoor-accessories/luau-portable-led-lamp/9022546.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luau® Portable LED Lamp by Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau</a>  6. <a href="https://store.pablodesigns.com/products/uma"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">UMA Sound Lantern by Carmine Deganello and Pablo Pardo for Pablo Studio</a>  7. <a href="https://www.2modern.com/products/mr-go-lantern-light"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mr. Go Lantern Light by Zac Kenneth Ng and Edmund Ng for Koncept</a>  8. <a href="https://shop.fatboyusa.com/collections/lighting-collections/products/lampie-on-1"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lampie-On by Fatboy USA</a>  9. <a href="https://www.ylighting.com/balad-lamp-by-fermob-FRMP134953.html#cgid=YLFER&%23038;&%23038;tileIndex=1"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Balad Lamp by Tristan Lohner for Fermob</a>  10. <a href="https://store.menudesignshop.com/carrie-portable-led-lamp-p392.aspx"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carrie Portable LED Lamp by Norm Architects for Menu</a>

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The Design Milk 2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide

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                                When it comes to Father&#8217;s Day gifts, we believe dads out there deserve a level of careful consideration not only representing an appreciation for everything they do, but also in recognition of their passions and interests, especially if they love design. Our list of gift ideas below sidesteps the tropes of Father&#8217;s Day – no socks or ties here – a continuation of <a href="https://design-milk.com/2017-fathers-day-gift-guide/" data-wpel-link="internal">last year&#8217;s recommendations</a> delivering a heartfelt acknowledgment of both dads and design.
30th Anniversary LA Forum x Modernica Collaboration Chair
A three-way collaboration between Modernica, L.A. Forum, and Claret-Cup would make for a unique Father’s Day gift for anyone with an affinity for Eames, mid-century design, and fiberglass. Bonus: each chair comes with a 1-year membership to the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Escentric Molecule – Molecule 01, 02 + 03
An unusual fragrance gift idea for the gent who wants to smell good
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10 Swinging Chairs for Maximum Outdoor Relaxation

                                It&#8217;s warm outside and maybe you want to go out and chill but don&#8217;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&#8217;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.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-swinging-chairs-for-maximum-outdoor-relaxation/roundup-outdoor-swings-hammocks/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Roundup-Outdoor-Swings-Hammocks-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Swinging Chairs for Maximum Outdoor Relaxation" /></a>
                                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.
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                                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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