The Untitled Collection of Rugs by Jaime Derringer x Woven Concepts Highlights the Beauty of a Brushstroke

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/untitled-collection-rugs-jaime-derringer-x-woven-concepts-highlights-beauty-brushstroke/jaime-derringer-woven-concepts-untitled-collection/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/jaime-derringer-woven-concepts-untitled-collection-810x606.jpg" alt="The Untitled Collection of Rugs by Jaime Derringer x Woven Concepts Highlights the Beauty of a Brushstroke" /></a>
                                At this year’s <a href="https://www.westedgedesignfair.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WestEdge Design Fair</a>, we saw a familiar face on the show floor. Our very own <a href="http://jaimederringer.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jaime Derringer</a> collaborated with <a href="http://wovenconcepts.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Woven Concepts</a> to design the <a href="https://www.wovenconcepts.com/untitled" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Untitled Collection</a>, a series of rugs that highlight the beauty of a simple brushstroke reminiscent in the practice of Japanese calligraphy, or Shodo.

Uncommon

Woven Concepts experimented in the product development process to use a symmetric weave to innovate texture. Combined with Jaime’s intuitive and fluid brushstrokes, created by hand in her studio, the result is a collection that deviates from typical expectations of rug design and, instead, allows the designs to spill beyond the four borders or “coloring lines” of the rugs. Free of spacial limitations, the Untitled Collection celebrates the idea of a boundless creativity that can only be experienced with a clear mind, void of any intention or practice, and a brush in hand.

Unbuttoned

Unbridled

Unassuming

The
Continue reading "The Untitled Collection of Rugs by Jaime Derringer x Woven Concepts Highlights the Beauty of a Brushstroke"

Now House by Jonathan Adler Launches on Amazon and it’s Fresh AF

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/now-house-by-jonathan-adler-launches-on-amazon-and-its-fresh-af/jonathan-adler-now-house-amazon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Jonathan-Adler-Now-House-Amazon-1-810x537.jpg" alt="Now House by Jonathan Adler Launches on Amazon and it&#8217;s Fresh AF" /></a>
                                Online retailer Amazon has launched its first exclusive designer collection for the home and it&#8217;s a really good one! The <a href="https://amzn.to/2CHYm0P"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Now House by Jonathan Adler</a> collection features a stylish array of furniture, rugs, bedding, artwork, and decor pieces that are so good you&#8217;ll probably be filling up your Amazon cart before you even finish reading this and that&#8217;s ok!
The iconic designer brings his signature style, which also happens to be perfect for Instagram, to a brand new series of pieces featuring bold graphics, pops of color, textural patterns, and eye catching details. Adler covers everything you’d need, from the large furniture pieces to the smallest of accents, to revamp a boring room or to start from scratch with nothing more than blank walls. So, if you’re looking to spruce up your living room, bedroom, dining room, or entry way, there’s plenty to choose from and it’s all available
Continue reading "Now House by Jonathan Adler Launches on Amazon and it’s Fresh AF"

Tidelli Outdoor Launches Their 2019 Collection with New Finishes and Colors

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tidelli-outdoor-launches-their-2019-collection-with-new-finishes-and-colors/tidelli-outdoor-2019-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Tidelli-Outdoor-2019-collection-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Tidelli Outdoor Launches Their 2019 Collection with New Finishes and Colors" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.tidelli.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tidelli Outdoor</a> is the Brazilian brand that brought us the ability to <a href="https://design-milk.com/tidellis-rug-simulator-allows-you-to-create-your-own-custom-outdoor-rug/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">create custom outdoor rugs</a> and now they&#8217;ve launched their 2019 collection full of new products, finishes, colors, and stones to help anyone create the perfect outdoor oasis. They&#8217;re continuing to use their signature material – nautical rope – in new and inventive ways with the addition of 11 new colors that range from the more soft, subtle shades to much more bold and daring, including aqua, emerald, jade, rose gold, rouge, mustard, galaxy, indigo, burgundy beige, copper, and blood orange. Along with new rope colors, they&#8217;ve added new aluminum colors and have started using real Brazilian stones. Besides the new color choices, Tidelli is releasing a collection of new outdoor accessories, like planters, candleholders, lanterns, pendant lighting, trays, cooler buckets, pillows, and macrame curtains to add to their expansive catalog of furniture offerings.
Another release for 2019 is the
Continue reading "Tidelli Outdoor Launches Their 2019 Collection with New Finishes and Colors"

How Neoculture Will Shape the Future of Our Cities and Suburbs

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://tarkettna.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tarkett</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/how-neoculture-will-shape-the-future-of-our-cities-and-suburbs/tarkett-s04_lounge_establishing_flooring-hotel/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Tarkett-S04_LOUNGE_Establishing_flooring-hotel-810x608.jpg" alt="How Neoculture Will Shape the Future of Our Cities and Suburbs" /></a>
                                Earlier this year on the <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-57-clever-extra-neoculture"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Clever</a> podcast, Amy and I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Stulpin, Chief Creative Officer for <a href="http://tarkettna.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tarkett</a> and Suzanne Tick of Suzanne Tick, Inc. <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-57-clever-extra-neoculture"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">about the concept of Neoculture</a>, a term coined by Tarkett that refers to current cultural and societal shifts and how they impact architecture and interior design. It was such a fascinating conversation that I continue to think about it and still bring it up in conversations about the future of society and design.
Let me break Neoculture down for you to easily digest— attitudinal and societal shifts like population growth, increase in ridesharing, public transportation, and renting over owning, globalization over nationalization, sustainability, and reliance on technology are all contributing to Neoculture. The whole thing
™
Continue reading "How Neoculture Will Shape the Future of Our Cities and Suburbs"

IKEA’s SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Collection Puts the Creativity in Your Hands

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikeas-sjalvstandig-collection-puts-the-creativity-in-your-hands/sjalvstandig-ikea-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/SJALVSTANDIG-IKEA-collection-1-810x1215.jpg" alt="IKEA&#8217;s SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Collection Puts the Creativity in Your Hands" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> continues to think outside the box when it comes to new <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/ikea/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">collections</a> and their latest, perhaps, is nowhere near the box at all. Their products have long been the inspiration for &#8220;hacking&#8221; and that&#8217;s what sparked the idea behind <a href="https://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-collections/sjalvstandig/index.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SJÄLVSTÄNDIG</a>. The limited edition collection is for those clever DIYers – the ones who take IKEA products home and make them all their own – and that&#8217;s what they&#8217;re hoping you do with these products. So, for all you creatives out there this bold and quirky collection was made just for you.
SJÄLVSTÄNDIG is full of colorful curiosities, like modular carpets, furniture legs, cushions, tape, tables, and vases, aimed to inspire you to express yourself via your home decor. They’re designed to be the foundation for you to build on so get out your thinking cap and get going. Try something new and make the products into anything you want
Continue reading "IKEA’s SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Collection Puts the Creativity in Your Hands"

Eskayel Introduces the Jamaa Silk Rug Collection Inspired by Morocco

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/eskayel-introduces-the-jamaa-silk-rug-collection-inspired-by-morocco/eskayel-jamaa-silk-rug-1-kotoubia-flat/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Eskayel-Jamaa-Silk-Rug-1-kotoubia-flat-810x540.jpg" alt="Eskayel Introduces the Jamaa Silk Rug Collection Inspired by Morocco" /></a>
                                Earlier this year, New York-based <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Eskayel/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">textile</a> brand <a href="http://eskayel.com/home/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Eskayel</a> launched the <a href="https://design-milk.com/eskayels-jamaa-series-ii-inspired-colors-cityscape-marrakech/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Jamaa II collection of wallpapers and textiles</a> inspired by visits to Marrakech and the serene desert near the High Atlas Mountains. They&#8217;re expanding the on-going Jamaa series with the introduction of the new <a href="http://eskayel.com/product-category/rugs/jamaa-rug-collection/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jamaa Series Rug Collection</a>. The luxurious rugs feature abstract patterns that are adapted from original paintings, translating the energetic nature of Morocco.
The colorful rugs are comprised of hand knotted silk and fine merino wool with a range of 30mm shaggy bamboo silk rugs to rugs with both high and low piles for added texture and depth.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/4-tgt8NHDPc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Kid Made Modern Launches a Home Collection for Children

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kid-made-modern-launches-a-home-collection-for-children/kid-made-modern-home-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Kid-Made-Modern-Home-1-810x810.jpg" alt="Kid Made Modern Launches a Home Collection for Children" /></a>
                                Legendary designer <a href="https://www.toddoldhamstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Todd Oldham</a> continues to evolve <a href="https://kidmademodern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kid Made Modern</a>, his innovative line of products that inspire children to be creative. Best known for visually enticing arts and crafts kits and supplies, the brand also includes super fun <a href="https://kidmademodern.com/collections/apparel-accessories"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">clothing</a> and a recently launched collection of home goods that are bound to make any kid happy. The <a href="https://kidmademodern.com/collections/bedding-room-decor"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">home collection</a> includes bedding, rugs, floor cushions, and decals that are designed to be mixed and matched up to suit each child&#8217;s own personality.
Colorful designs and expressive patterns show up throughout the collection, sparking the imaginations of just about anyone. The bedding designs include themes of space, animals, and color with lots of choices available for kids to pick and choose to create the perfect bedroom setup for themselves. After pouring through the products, you’re probably going to want to give your kids new spaces to celebrate the new school year beginning,
Continue reading "Kid Made Modern Launches a Home Collection for Children"

IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikea-launches-gratulera-vintage-collection-to-celebrate-75th-anniversary/ikea-gratulera-75th-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/IKEA-GRATULERA-75th-1-810x608.jpg" alt="IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary" /></a>
                                This year <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> celebrates its 75th anniversary and to mark the special occasion, they&#8217;re re-visiting the archives and bringing back some of their greatest hits. <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/living_room/collections/42178/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GRATULERA</a> is a vintage, limited edition collection of hand-selected favorites that may give you a deeper appreciation for the Swedish giant and their budget-friendly goods. They&#8217;re breaking the collection down into three time periods – 50-60s, 70-80s, and the 90-00s – which will launch on three separate dates in 2018. Each period is quite different but you&#8217;ll get a peek into IKEA&#8217;s past through its 7+ decades in business.
The 50-60s Edition launches this month with a series of classic pieces in darker woods that were a reflection of the times. The triangular LÖVBACKEN became the company’s first flat-packed product after an IKEA worker thought to remove a table’s legs to get it into his tiny car. Launching in October, the colorful 70-80s Edition is
Continue reading "IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary"

The Design Process Behind Angela Adams’ Arenal Rug

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-design-process-behind-angela-adams-arenal-rug/decon-angela-adams-arenal-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Decon-Angela-Adams-Arenal-0-810x1124.jpg" alt="The Design Process Behind Angela Adams&#8217; Arenal Rug" /></a>
                                <em>In this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>, Design Milk goes behind the scenes with <a href="https://angelaadams.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">angela adams</a>, a Portland, Maine based company run by designers Angela Adams and Sherwood Hamill. The wife-and-husband duo design contemporary rugs and furniture that are crafted by hand using the traditional techniques of skilled makers, like the <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-latest-rug-collection-inspired-outer-space/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Astral Gardens rug collection</a> and the <a href="https://design-milk.com/moby-coffee-table-angela-adams/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Moby Coffee Table</a>. Now, Angela Adams herself is virtually taking us through her design process of the <a href="https://angelaadams.com/product/arenal/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Arenal</a> rug, a design from the <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-inner-nature-rug-collection-celebrates-individuality-authenticity/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Inner Nature collection</a> that launched at the end of 2017. </em>
The natural world provides endless inspiration for life and design. I’ve always loved to translate those inspirations into patterns, paintings and sculptural projects using the influences I gather from travels near and far. The inspirations can be subtle and sensorial, or bold and powerful. I have an obsession with volcanoes and the minerals and crystals that form deep in caves
Continue reading "The Design Process Behind Angela Adams’ Arenal Rug"

This Collection of Furniture by Marcel Wanders for Natuzzi Italia Is Inspired by Gotham City

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/collection-furniture-marcel-wanders-natuzzi-italia-inspired-gotham-city/natuzzi-itaia_agronomist-goes-to-new-york_6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Natuzzi-Itaia_Agronomist-goes-to-New-York_6-810x540.jpg" alt="This Collection of Furniture by Marcel Wanders for Natuzzi Italia Is Inspired by Gotham City" /></a>
                                The <a href="http://www.natuzzi.com/news/agronomist-collection-by-marcel-wanders-for-natuzzi-italia-new-york-editions-625.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Agronomist</a> collection is a set of four pieces of contemporary furniture designed by <a href="http://www.natuzzi.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Natuzzi Italia</a> in collaboration with <a href="https://www.marcelwanders.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Marcel Wanders</a> that was originally inspired by the Puglia landscape, architecture, and lifestyle. The collection includes the Furrow sofa, the Barrow coffee table, the Crate cabinet, and the Peacock carpet. For NYCxDESIGN, <a href="http://www.natuzzi.com/news/agronomist-collection-by-marcel-wanders-for-natuzzi-italia-new-york-editions-625.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">the collection got a facelift</a> and took on a new identity inspired by Gotham City, the fictional alter ego of New York City.
The Furrow sofa, which was originally dressed in a reddish-brown leather, is now covered in glossy black tattooed leather with stitching resembling scars and sutures. It is reminiscent of both a worn-in leather jacket and the exterior profile of a rugged individual who lets the art on his arm speak for his stories. The Barrow coffee table is redesigned with dark beech wood and black leather on the handles and wheels, a dark contrast to the
Continue reading "This Collection of Furniture by Marcel Wanders for Natuzzi Italia Is Inspired by Gotham City"

Hi Thanks Bye Is About to Launch Their Debut: Collection 0

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hi-thanks-bye-is-about-to-launch-their-debut-collection-0/hi-thanks-bye_collection-0-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Hi-Thanks-Bye_Collection-0-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Hi Thanks Bye Is About to Launch Their Debut: Collection 0" /></a>
                                Stein Wang and Topher Kong joined forces to establish <a href="http://www.hithanksbye.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hi Thanks Bye</a>, a design studio based in Toronto, Canada, and the duo is set to launch their inaugural collection – Collection 0 – next month at the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Fair</a>. The collaboration brings forth a combination of &#8220;cultural and academic experiences and references&#8221; that the designers fleshed out to create their own collection of modern furnishings. The debut inspiration comes from a merging of Canadian landscapes with a Chinese aesthetic that results in a cohesive, six-piece collection of functional and versatile pieces.
The designers looked to their homeland of Canada with all of its natural beauty, like Algonquin Park, the Bruce Peninsula, and Fogo Island, and wanted to showcase that in the collection. They also found inspiration in traditional Chinese gardens that are full of rocks, plants, water, and structures. The monochromatic collection is made from powder-coated stainless steel
Continue reading "Hi Thanks Bye Is About to Launch Their Debut: Collection 0"

Mohawk’s Nutopia Looks at Urban Connectivity and Biophilia [VIDEO]

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/mohawks-nutopia-looks-at-urban-connectivity-and-biophilia-video/mohawk-group_nutopia_room-scene/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Mohawk-Group_Nutopia_room-scene-810x1215.jpg" alt="Mohawk&#8217;s Nutopia Looks at Urban Connectivity and Biophilia [VIDEO]" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.mohawkflooring.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mohawk&#8217;s</a> latest innovative flooring collection is Nutopia, a modular plank system inspired by the idea of “urban fabric,” in which we coexist with buildings, streets and other urban structures, but also how biophilic elements are interwoven. The collection’s designers looked at metaphors for how urban design can translate into patterns of balance, acceptance and integration—where the poetry of city life is embraced and woven together, and where those spaces connect and intertwine. We talked to Royce Epstein, A&amp;D Design Director, Mohawk Group and George Bandy Jr., VP of Sustainability and Marketing, Mohawk Group about this new collection and its sustainable materials:
Special thanks to Mohawk Group for making this video possible.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/f9VmvB7FaBs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Mohawk’s Nutopia Looks at Urban Connectivity and Biophilia [VIDEO]

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/mohawks-nutopia-looks-at-urban-connectivity-and-biophilia-video/mohawk-group_nutopia_room-scene/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Mohawk-Group_Nutopia_room-scene-810x1215.jpg" alt="Mohawk&#8217;s Nutopia Looks at Urban Connectivity and Biophilia [VIDEO]" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.mohawkflooring.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mohawk&#8217;s</a> latest innovative flooring collection is Nutopia, a modular plank system inspired by the idea of “urban fabric,” in which we coexist with buildings, streets and other urban structures, but also how biophilic elements are interwoven. The collection’s designers looked at metaphors for how urban design can translate into patterns of balance, acceptance and integration—where the poetry of city life is embraced and woven together, and where those spaces connect and intertwine. We talked to Royce Epstein, A&amp;D Design Director, Mohawk Group and George Bandy Jr., VP of Sustainability and Marketing, Mohawk Group about this new collection and its sustainable materials:
Special thanks to Mohawk Group for making this video possible.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/f9VmvB7FaBs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Tidelli’s Rug Simulator Allows You to Create Your Own Custom Outdoor Rug

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tidellis-rug-simulator-allows-you-to-create-your-own-custom-outdoor-rug/tidelli-outdoor-rugs-custom-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Tidelli-Outdoor-Rugs-Custom-1-810x610.jpg" alt="Tidelli&#8217;s Rug Simulator Allows You to Create Your Own Custom Outdoor Rug" /></a>
                                Outdoor rug design hasn&#8217;t progressed too far in recent years with mostly basic options available to choose from. But like indoors, our outdoor spaces aren&#8217;t necessarily boring and basic so why should the rug be? Brazilian outdoor brand <a href="https://www.tidelli.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tidelli</a> has developed an <a href="https://www.tidelli.com/simulator/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">online simulator</a> that allows you to create your own custom outdoor rug made of nautical rope that doesn&#8217;t have to be boring. The simulator is ridiculously easy to use and it gives your tons of options, starting with shape (round or square/rectangular), then size (anything you want), number of colors (56!), an option of two styles, and even a choice in borders (if it&#8217;s square or rectangular). When you&#8217;re done choosing, it pulls together a composite of what the rug will look like. If you like it and want to buy it, you fill in your info and you&#8217;ll be contacted to place an order. Not quite <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-347558" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Tidelli-Outdoor-Rugs-Custom-1a-custom-810x694.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="694" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Tidelli-Outdoor-Rugs-Custom-1a-custom-810x694.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Tidelli-Outdoor-Rugs-Custom-1a-custom-800x686.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Tidelli-Outdoor-Rugs-Custom-1a-custom-768x658.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Tidelli-Outdoor-Rugs-Custom-1a-custom-500x429.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Tidelli-Outdoor-Rugs-Custom-1a-custom.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
Continue reading "Tidelli’s Rug Simulator Allows You to Create Your Own Custom Outdoor Rug"

Aelfie Introduces a Collection of Indoor/Outdoor Rugs Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/aelfie-introduces-a-collection-of-indoor-outdoor-rugs-made-from-recycled-plastic-bottles/aelfie-recycled-outdoor-rug-1-poolside/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Aelfie-Recycled-Outdoor-Rug-1-Poolside-810x540.jpg" alt="Aelfie Introduces a Collection of Indoor/Outdoor Rugs Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles" /></a>
                                <a href="https://aelfie.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aelfie</a> is a Brooklyn-based home goods company <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/aelfie/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">who&#8217;ve previously wowed us with their vibrant rugs</a> and now they&#8217;re taking it outside to give your favorite outdoor space the same bold love. Their first <a href="https://aelfie.com/collections/outdoor"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">indoor/outdoor collection</a> features playful geometric patterns in lively color palettes, each made with polyester fibers that are made from recycled plastic soda bottles.

Poolside

The environmentally-friendly handmade rugs have a cozy wool-like feel to them, but they’re durable and easy to take care of so they’re perfect for a patio or even an high traffic indoor space that needs a rug. Best part is that you just shake them or hose them off to get them clean. Plus they start at just $65 for a 2’x3′ size and go all the way up to 10’x12′ for larger spaces.

Poolside

Power Lunch

Power Lunch

Power Lunch

Snow Cone

Snow Cone

Snow Cone

UV Rays

UV Rays

UV Rays

SKONNE’s Carpet Creator App Puts You in the Designer’s Seat to Create a Custom Rug

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/skonnes-carpet-creator-app-puts-you-in-the-designers-seat-to-create-a-custom-rug/skonne-carpets-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/SKONNE-Carpets-1-810x573.jpg" alt="SKONNE&#8217;s Carpet Creator App Puts You in the Designer&#8217;s Seat to Create a Custom Rug" /></a>
                                Founded in 2017, <a href="https://www.skonne.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SKONNE</a> aims to delivery modern products that can be configured to your specific aesthetic. Their first round of products are carpets you can customize using their web app, <a href="https://www.skonne.com/app/#/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carpet Creator</a>, by highlighting a specific section of their pre-made patterns.
Simply launch the app, select one of their four pre-made patterns, pick what shape you want the rug to be and the size, choose which color, all the while being free to drag the background around to highlight which part of the design you want. You can also zoom in and out on the image for additional customization. Then preview your selection to see what the final product will look like and the price.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/kJPsb-3vu6s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

An Aesthetic Pursuit’s Pieces Launches Sports-Inspired Court Series

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/an-aesthetic-pursuits-pieces-launches-sports-inspired-court-series/court-series-pieces-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Court-Series-Pieces-1-810x1080.jpg" alt="An Aesthetic Pursuit&#8217;s Pieces Launches Sports-Inspired Court Series" /></a>
                                Court Series marks the second collection from Brooklyn-based consultants <a href="http://www.anaestheticpursuit.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">An Aesthetic Pursuit&#8217;s</a> home furnishings line, <a href="https://pieceshome.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pieces</a>. The colorful series includes rugs, tables, stools, ceramics, and original artwork, featuring abstract designs that reference sports culture through graphic patterns that have a faint hint of familiarity.
The hand-tufted rugs display bold colors and sport court-like patterns that are just abstract enough to be really cool focal points in a room without screaming SPORTS. The dining, kitchen, and coffee table designs feature tabletops made of printed laminate housed between two pieces of glass and clear and tinted acrylic columns as the stands. The Hoop Stool comes with a custom upholstered basketball leather seat atop a steel “net” that’s made from water jet cut steel.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/qzXUDvjW9as" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Patricia Urquiola Creates a Bold New Rug Collection for GAN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/patricia-urquiola-creates-a-bold-new-rug-collection-for-gan/mirage-rug-gan-patricia-urquiola-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Mirage-rug-GAN-Patricia-Urquiola-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Patricia Urquiola Creates a Bold New Rug Collection for GAN" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> partnered with GANDIABLASCO&#8217;s textile brand, <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GAN</a>, again on a collection of bold graphic rugs. <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/designers/patricia-urquiola/alfombras-mirage/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mirage</a> pays homage to Op art with its playful pattern comprising gradient bands that create a three-dimensional effect suggesting movement. The irregular shape of the outer edges pushes the typical rectangular boundaries of most rugs. Each of the rugs is hand-knotted from pure New Zealand wood making them true works of art. The collection is available in three primary color ways – blue, orange, and nude – and in one size – 200 x 310 cm (6&#8217;7&#8243; x 9&#8217;11&#8221;).
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/TBmeY_GIWLw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Empire Collection Partners with Ghislaine Viñas on a Colorful Line of Rugs

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/empire-collection-partners-with-ghislaine-vinas-on-a-colorful-line-of-rugs/ghislaine-vinas-empire-1-westside/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Ghislaine-Vinas-Empire-1-Westside-810x630.jpg" alt="Empire Collection Partners with Ghislaine Viñas on a Colorful Line of Rugs" /></a>
                                <a href="http://empirecollectionrugs.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Empire Collection</a>, <a href="https://aronsonsfloors.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aronson&#8217;s Floor Covering&#8217;s</a> boutique line of handmade rugs, partnered with New York City based interior designer <a href="http://ghislainevinas.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ghislaine Viñas</a> on a memorable new series. Bringing her signature style that perfectly merges bold colors and expressive patterns, Viñas&#8217; <a href="http://empirecollectionrugs.com/0002-ghislaine-vinas-in-the-hood/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">In The Hood</a> went to the streets for inspiration where she looked to architectural and neighborhood elements to incorporate into the collection.
Each of the four designs was conjured up from her memories of living in the city for 28 years, allowing her to bring together her love of the city she calls home and her colorful aesthetic. The designs – Vestry, West Side, Tribeca, and Freeman Alley – feature abstract, geometric patterns, each available in five unexpected color ways. West Side was inspired by Viñas’ own 8th floor loft with the busy traffic on the West Side highway contrasting the slow pace of the Hudson River. Vestry is named after
Continue reading "Empire Collection Partners with Ghislaine Viñas on a Colorful Line of Rugs"

Best of ICFF 2018: Favorites from Skram, Bernhardt Design, RISD Students, and More

                                The end of May means the end of ICFF 2018, the yearly exhibition in NYC that fills the Javits Center with row after row of contemporary furnishings. We scoped the aisles in search of some new products and designs and we finally narrowed it down to a manageable number to present as our favorites from this massive show. Take a look.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-icff-2018-favorites-from-skram-bernhardt-design-risd-students-and-more/icff-2018-roundup-1-rosie-li/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/ICFF-2018-roundup-1-rosie-li-810x528.jpg" alt="Best of ICFF 2018: Favorites from Skram, Bernhardt Design, RISD Students, and More" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.rosieli.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Rosie Li</a> debuted a new palms-inspired collection of sculptural lighting called Inez, alongside some of her other lighting pieces.
We loved Skram’s Arak Wall Sconce, which is part of an ongoing collaboration with porcelain artist Mimi Logothetis. AlexAllen Studio presented the Chord Cluster chandelier which features semi-circular lit shapes that resemble the swags you find on crystal chandeliers. These droplet lights by Atelier Alain Ellouz appear lightweight and delicate despite being made out of alabaster. Actor and all-around talent, Terry Crews, is back with another fantastic collection
™
Continue reading "Best of ICFF 2018: Favorites from Skram, Bernhardt Design, RISD Students, and More"