Medieval Art… A Contemporary Experience

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/medieval-art-contemporary-experience/sam_fogg_luhring_augustine_16/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Sam_Fogg_Luhring_Augustine_16-810x540.jpg" alt="Medieval Art&#8230; A Contemporary Experience" /></a>
                                An unexpected collision (and rare treat) is happening right now at the center of the contemporary art world: <a href="http://www.luhringaugustine.com/exhibitions/of-earth-and-heaven-art-from-the-middle-ages" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Medieval Art</a>. In a surprising pairing between London dealer <a href="https://www.samfogg.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sam Fogg</a>, the “world’s leading dealer in art of the Middle Ages” and the <em>always</em> contemporary New York gallery <a href="http://www.luhringaugustine.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Luhring Augustine</a>, art lovers of every sort now have a unique opportunity to LITERALLY see centuries-old paintings, sculptures, and architecture in a different light.

Left: “A large processional cross”, Barcelona (?) Spain, c 1400. Right: “The Crucifixion” Bruges, Southern Netherlands. c.1515-20

Detail of “A Schöne Madonna” Salzburg, Austria. C.1430

The “big deal” here is that Medieval art, in my experience, has always been displayed in an environment that mimics it’s original setting to a certain degree: low light, dark walls, and relatively crowded. This exhibition however, aptly titled “Of Earth and Heaven“, exists not only in a
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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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Chromatic Numerical Sculptures Inspired by Josef Albers from Leonardoworx

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/chromatic-numerical-sculptures-inspired-by-josef-albers/albers-numbers-leonardoworx-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Albers-Numbers-Leonardoworx-0-810x677.jpg" alt="Chromatic Numerical Sculptures Inspired by Josef Albers from Leonardoworx" /></a>
                                Taking inspiration from iconic 20th century artist Josef Albers and his use of colors, digital artist Leonardo Betti of <a href="http://www.leonardoworx.com/blog/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Leonardoworx</a> created a series of abstract numbers made from colorful plexiglass. With varying sizes of square and rectangular pieces of custom plexiglass, Betti arranges them in such a way that colors change depending on what colors are in front of or behind. The results are a new spin on numerical typography, taking it from 2D to 3D with layers that create something you might not pick up on at first glance. When you learn they are actually numbers, the <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/60036433/ALBERS-NUMBERS"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Albers Numbers</a> make you take a second look to appreciate the thought and process behind creating them.

Number 1

Number 2

Number 3

Number 4

Number 5

Number 6

Number 7

Number 8

Number 9

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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;
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                                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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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
Tara
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2017 Gift Guide: Supporting Small Business

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                                While gift giving can feel overwhelming, we love to head straight to those small businesses that put so much heart and soul (and blood, sweat and tears) into each item they make and sell. Not only are you gifting a loved one a handmade treasure with a story behind it, you&#8217;re supporting someone&#8217;s dream of owning their own business. It&#8217;s truly a win-win situation. This year, we sought out small businesses with <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N718679.1204842DESIGN-MILK.COM/B20264557.211049873;dc_trk_aid=410619400;dc_trk_cid=96143553;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment="  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Squarespace</a> eCommerce sites, as Squarespace is our favorite place for building a website, shop, or portfolio due to its sheer ease and the beautiful results achieved. If you&#8217;re a small business, you can&#8217;t go wrong by working with them on your own website as customers will love the simplicity and functionality when browsing <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-328688" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-800x534.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-500x334.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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2017 Gift Guide: Supporting Small Business

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N718679.1204842DESIGN-MILK.COM/B20264557.211049873;dc_trk_aid=410619400;dc_trk_cid=96143553;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment="  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Squarespace</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                While gift giving can feel overwhelming, we love to head straight to those small businesses that put so much heart and soul (and blood, sweat and tears) into each item they make and sell. Not only are you gifting a loved one a handmade treasure with a story behind it, you&#8217;re supporting someone&#8217;s dream of owning their own business. It&#8217;s truly a win-win situation. This year, we sought out small businesses with <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N718679.1204842DESIGN-MILK.COM/B20264557.211049873;dc_trk_aid=410619400;dc_trk_cid=96143553;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment="  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Squarespace</a> eCommerce sites, as Squarespace is our favorite place for building a website, shop, or portfolio due to its sheer ease and the beautiful results achieved. If you&#8217;re a small business, you can&#8217;t go wrong by working with them on your own website as customers will love the simplicity and functionality when browsing <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-328688" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-800x534.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone-500x334.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Squarespace-1-Malka-Dina-cone.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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The Best of 2017 Design Miami/

                                For the second year, we headed down to Miami Beach to check out <a href="http://miami2017.designmiami.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Design Miami/</a>, a well curated show that exhibits contemporary art and design alongside vintage works. It&#8217;s a great place to discover new talent, as well as beautiful work from the past that you might have never seen before. Take a look at 10 of our favorite things at this year&#8217;s Design Miami/.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-best-of-2017-design-miami/designmiami2018-campana-bros-vuitton/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/DesignMiami2018-campana-bros-vuitton-810x594.jpg" alt="The Best of 2017 Design Miami/" /></a>
                                One of the latest pieces in <a href="http://eu.louisvuitton.com/eng-e1/homepage"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Vuitton&#8217;s</a> <a href="http://eu.louisvuitton.com/eng-e1/art/the-objets-nomades"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Objet Nomades</a> collection is the <a href="http://eu.louisvuitton.com/eng-e1/articles/objets-nomades-at-design-miami"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bomboca Sofa</a> from the <a href="http://campanas.com.br/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Campana Brothers</a>. The sofa is made up of eight cushions in various shapes that assemble together on a frame to form the blue-toned piece. The shades of blue are a nod to the colors of Miami.

Small Chawan Cabinet, 2014

Salon 94 presented the work of Tom Sachs, including pieces from his Chawan exhibition. Sachs’ has often explored space-related themes in his work, especially NASA, which
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Kiwari Crane: A Lighting Inspired by Japanese Armor by Bec Brittain

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/kiwari-crane-a-lighting-inspired-by-japanese-armor-by-bec-brittain/bec-brittain-kawari-crane-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Bec-Brittain-Kawari-Crane-1-810x605.jpg" alt="Kiwari Crane: A Lighting Inspired by Japanese Armor by Bec Brittain" /></a>
                                New York based designer <a href="http://www.becbrittain.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bec Brittain</a> launched the Crane series of lighting last year through a solo exhibition at <a href="http://www.patrickparrish.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patrick Parrish Gallery</a> and now she&#8217;s presenting a new edition that explores curved glass. The original crane-like lamps featured straight borosilicate glass tubes, while the new <a href="http://www.patrickparrish.com/contemporary/collection/item/1520"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kiwari Crane</a> incorporates curved glass that was inspired by Japanese armor helmets.
On display at this week’s Design Miami/ in the Patrick Parrish Gallery booth, the Kiwari Crane comprises a bronze base with the organic lights floating above, taking on a sculptural quality. The fixture is part of an edition of only seven.
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Etage Projects at Salon Art + Design

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/etage-projects-salon-art-design/salonartdesign_etageprojects_12/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/salonartdesign_etageprojects_12-810x541.jpg" alt="Etage Projects at Salon Art + Design" /></a>
                                For this year&#8217;s <a href="https://www.thesalonny.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Salon Art + Design</a>, <a href="http://www.etageprojects.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Etage Projects</a> commissioned exclusive works by <a href="http://sabinemarcelis.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sabine Marcelis</a>, <a href="http://www.guillermosantoma.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Guillermo Santoma</a>, <a href="http://www.fredrikpaulsen.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fredrik Paulsen</a> and <a href="http://softbaroque.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Soft Baroque</a> to create a contemporary interior that celebrates the colors and lifestyle of the modern city and post-digital existence.
Neon rings circle shells of deep amber glass for the Chandelier by Sabine Marcelis. The sculptural tall mirrors are held up by the Dutch designer’s signature candy resin blocks. Guillermo Santoma’s freewheeling and eloquent style manifests itself in a lush cream sofa, juxtaposing the two-sided chaperone chair structure with a super modern amorphous form in rubber. Fredrik Paulsen’s side table and console turn the spotlight on a brand new and unique technique that combines anodized aluminum with his signature rainbow tie-dye. Soft Baroque features crushed and black nickel-plated side table and vase/lamps, playing with ideas about stereotypes in gender aesthetics, material expectations, and shifting values. Black nickel
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2017 Gift Guide: New Homeowners

2017 Gift Guide: New Homeowners

Either you’ve become one or you know someone that has, but mostly likely there’s someone in your life that’s become a new homeowner or moved into a new space. Whether it’s a small apartment or a massive villa, moving and furnishing said space can be overwhelming and expensive, and many things can get overlooked during the process. It’s always thoughtful and appreciated when you can take something off their to-buy list or give them something extra to simply decorate the space. Whatever the case, we searched around for 10 gift ideas for your friends and family members that might have changed addresses this year.

Ditto Throw by DittoHouse \\\ $160
Every homeowner needs a cozy throw to curl up on the sofa with and DittoHouse makes the softest ones with the greatest patterns on them. Their color combinations mixed with visually enticing patterns makes their housewares perfect for adding an

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Lasers in a Gallery: Rita McBride’s Particulates

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/lasers-gallery-rita-mcbrides-particulates/rita_mcbride_dia_chelsea_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/rita_mcbride_dia_chelsea_01-810x540.jpg" alt="Lasers in a Gallery: Rita McBride’s Particulates" /></a>
                                Sixteen high-intensity lasers cut through the misty air of a dark garage in West Chelsea. The latest work by artist <a href="http://www.ritamcbride.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rita McBride</a> feels like an inter-dimensional wormhole. It&#8217;s beautiful, legitimately dangerous, and it just took Art History to a new level.
Particulates will remain on view in New York at Dia:Chelsea, a former marble-cutting facility, through June. The building looks completely shuttered – enter through the single doorway on the right with the “Danger: Laser Radiation” sign. Besides the lasers, materials are listed as “site-specific particulates, ambient extraterrestrial dust, and water molecules (which I’m pretty sure is just the coolest way to say “regular dust and mist”). I love it.

Rita McBride, Particulates

Rita McBride, Particulates (and me)

Rita McBride, Particulates (detail)

The zig-zagging fence in the room is not to be ignored: It is both legally necessary AND a separate sculpture. Titled Barriers 2017, it consists of
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Loop Installation by COS x Snarkitecture

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/loop-cos-x-snarkitecture/loop_cosxsnarkitecture_7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/loop_cosxsnarkitecture_7-810x607.jpg" alt="Loop Installation by COS x Snarkitecture" /></a>
                                Loop is an installation located at the Gana Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, created in collaboration between <a href="http://cosstores.com/us/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">COS</a> and <a href="http://www.snarkitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Snarkitecture</a>. The installation features four distinct metal tracks that intertwine throughout the white exhibition space. 100,000 marbles introduced one at a time per every five seconds brings the installation to life.
The marbles are formed in white glass, and proceed along 400 meters of track that is constructed in a light blue powder-coated aluminum. Co-founder of Snarkitecture Daniel Arsham states, “Our intention was to create a contemplative environment with Loop – a space that was not immediately understood upon entering. While we wanted the design to be playful, we were mindful of creating a work that provided an escape. It was important to offer a setting and feeling that were completely new and inspiring to visitors.” The COS x Snarkitecture installation is open between 10am-7pm every day at the Gana Art
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