Pattern Reflections: A MOO x PATTERNITY Postcard Collaboration

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                                <a href="https://www.moo.com/us/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MOO</a>, the online design and print company, released a collaboration with pattern aficionados <a href="https://www.patternity.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PATTERNITY</a> that&#8217;s a set of bold, beautiful postcards called <a href="https://www.moo.com/us/patternity.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pattern Reflections</a>. The MOO x PATTERNITY partnership was created as a way to encourage people to take a moment and reflect on a person or perhaps something that inspires them.
The collection includes five pattern-fueled designs that are patterns that are out there and impact us on a daily basis. Their hope is that you send them out to those you care about as a way to spread more kindness and good thoughts. The post cards are available in packs of 25 and in small ($21) and medium ($24) sizes.
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Studio Hagel Remixes 3D Printed Adidas ALPHAEDGE 4D

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                                Oxygen and light applied onto liquid polymer. That&#8217;s the formula <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adidas</a> is using to manufacture their latest generation of footwear, the <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us/alphaedge-4d-shoes/AC8485.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ALPHAEDGE 4D</a>. Digital Light Synthesis was developed with <a href="https://www.carbon3d.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carbon</a> to allow the footwear makers to tailor midsole structure for cushioning, stability, and comfort specific to the weight and activity of its wearer. Now Amsterdam’s <a href="http://www.studiohagel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Hagel</a> is using the 3D-printed midsoles and compositing a hybrid shoe as componetry to reconstruct their own unique hi-top reinterpretation.
From Andy Barr, Adidas’s global category director for running:
With AlphaEdge 4D our goal is to enhance the athlete’s preparation for their sport. Running is the foundation of every athlete’s training and at adidas we understand that each athlete exhibits different movement patterns based on their sport, stature and gender.
The original goals of the ALPHAEDGE 4D as stated above – available domestically in the US since February – may have been motivated in
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Minimalist Jewelry that Makes a Statement, Pops of Color + More on Adorn Milk

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                                In the past two months, we have added a few new collections and a new design brand on <a href="http://adorn-milk.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adorn Milk</a>. Check out all the new goods:
Inventive and modern, Conservation of Matter discards traditional aesthetics in favor of bold, minimalist forms. Inspired by Modernist design of the mid-20th Century, creator Kyla Katz finds beauty in the language of pure geometry. Conservation of Matter is handcrafted in Chicago using 100% recycled sterling silver.
>> SHOP CONSERVATION OF MATTER
The latest collection by AR.M ANNA ROSA MOSCHOUTI brings together recycled Corian, black leather, polished and varnished brass and copper. This brand believes that minimalists can make a statement too. All of the products are carefully constructed in their studio in Antwerp, and designed by Greek-Dutch architect Anna Rosa Moschouti. Their materials are sourced from small businesses located in Belgium and Greece.
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ACHROMAT is a limited
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Nervous System Launches Porifera 3D Printed Ceramic Jewelry with Formlabs

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nervous-system-launches-porifera-3d-printed-ceramic-jewelry-with-formlabs/porifera-nervous-system-3d-jewelry-formlabs-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Porifera-nervous-system-3d-jewelry-formlabs-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Nervous System Launches Porifera 3D Printed Ceramic Jewelry with Formlabs" /></a>
                                <a href="https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/index.php"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nervous System</a> is no stranger to <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/nervous-system/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">3D printed jewelry</a> as they&#8217;ve been creating it since 2009, but their latest collection, <a href="https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/line.php?code=21"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Porifera</a>, explores a new medium: a 3D printed ceramic resin. The collection is two years in the making as they experimented with different materials in collaboration with <a href="https://formlabs.com/blog/nervous-system-developing-3d-printed-ceramic-jewelry/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Formlabs</a>. The partnership brings forth necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with shapes inspired by deep sea glass sponges. The complex forms could never have been made without new technologies that allow those complex forms to be created.
Nervous System developed custom software to create the designs and because of their changing volumes and densities, the pieces can only be produced via 3D printing. The new ceramic material is made by Formlabs and once each piece is 3D printed, it’s hand-sanded, glazed, and fired twice in a kiln up to 2340F to get that perfect shiny finish. If ceramic isn’t your thing, the collection
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Designing an Experience: Behind the Scenes at MIDO 2018

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                                The internet has undoubtedly made the world a smaller place, erasing distances, and assisting collaborative efforts between parties across the globe. Even so, industries with international reach like design, fashion, and technology still rely upon trade shows to allow designers, manufacturers, buyers, and even occasionally the public to congregate under one roof for valuable hands-on, in-person interactions to learn what&#8217;s on the horizon.
After attending MIDO – the world’s largest international eyewear show hosted each year in Milan, Italy – for three years in a row, we recognized an ideal opportunity to investigate the behind-the-scenes logistics, planning, and design of a trade show attended by over 1,300 exhibitors and 58,000 attendees from around the world. Though much is reported about what is on display at trade shows, rarely are the details of trade shows themselves revealed. We spoke with both Giovanni Vitaloni, the newly appointed President of MIDO, and Francesco Pagliariccio,
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Nikolas Bentel Reimagines How We Draw with Chalk Drawers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nikolas-bentel-reimagines-draw-chalk-drawers/chalk-drawer-nikolas-bentel-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Chalk-Drawer-Nikolas-Bentel-1-810x592.jpg" alt="Nikolas Bentel Reimagines How We Draw with Chalk Drawers" /></a>
                                Having grown up in a family of architects, <a href="http://www.nikolasbentelstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nikolas Bentel</a> was inspired to create a series of architectural drawing toys with a new approach. Chalk has been around for thousands of years but Bentel wanted to reimagine how chalk is used so he had to figure out a different way to manufacture it. After much trial and error, he arrived at 3D printing to produce three different designs – circles, dots, and lines. The <a href="http://www.nikolasbentelstudio.com/shop/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chalk Drawers</a> are made entirely out of chalk allowing children and adults alike hours of drawing fun.
Each Chalk Drawer creates a different pattern making it easy to draw circles, dots, or straight lines for either work or play. So forget about those single sticks of chalk and grab one of these if you want to up your drawing game. Chalk Drawers are currently on display at NYC’s New Museum’s shop but you can also purchase
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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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Discover a Borough of Creativity at BROOKLYN DESIGNS 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/discover-borough-creativity-brooklyn-designs-2018/exterior-of-the-brooklyn-museum-brooklyn-museum-photograph-by-kolin-mendez/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Brooklyn-Museum_Photo-by-Kolin-Mendez-810x540.jpg" alt="Discover a Borough of Creativity at BROOKLYN DESIGNS 2018" /></a>
                                It’s officially May which means NYCxDESIGN is just around the corner! For its 15th edition, <a href="http://bklyndesigns.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BROOKLYN DESIGNS</a> will be kicking off the first weekend from May 11-13, 2018 with an exhibition to highlight and celebrate the borough’s creative community, presented at the Brooklyn Museum by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and co-produced with Novità Communications. There’s a lot to see for the three days of the exhibition, so here’s what you can expect:

Textiles Art Center

The show’s program includes a list of talks, presentations, and even a two-hour guided walking tour of Prospect Park to discuss the borough’s burgeoning hub of creativity. Jonathan Marvel, the founding Principal of Marvel Architects, is this year’s keynote speaker. He’ll be chatting with Paul Makovsky, the Vice President of Design at Metropolis, about the future of the Brooklyn skyline and his projects that currently line the sky. The show will also feature
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Discover a Borough of Creativity at BROOKLYN DESIGNS 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/discover-borough-creativity-brooklyn-designs-2018/exterior-of-the-brooklyn-museum-brooklyn-museum-photograph-by-kolin-mendez/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Brooklyn-Museum_Photo-by-Kolin-Mendez-810x540.jpg" alt="Discover a Borough of Creativity at BROOKLYN DESIGNS 2018" /></a>
                                It’s officially May which means NYCxDESIGN is just around the corner! For its 15th edition, <a href="http://bklyndesigns.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">BROOKLYN DESIGNS</a> will be kicking off the first weekend from May 11-13, 2018 with an exhibition to highlight and celebrate the borough’s creative community, presented at the Brooklyn Museum by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and co-produced with Novità Communications. There’s a lot to see for the three days of the exhibition, so here’s what you can expect:

Textiles Art Center

The show’s program includes a list of talks, presentations, and even a two-hour guided walking tour of Prospect Park to discuss the borough’s burgeoning hub of creativity. Jonathan Marvel, the founding Principal of Marvel Architects, is this year’s keynote speaker. He’ll be chatting with Paul Makovsky, the Vice President of Design at Metropolis, about the future of the Brooklyn skyline and his projects that currently line the sky. The show will also feature
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Martone Cycling Co. Shares an Inside Peek at How Their City Bikes Come to Life

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/martone-cycling-co-shares-an-inside-peek-at-how-their-city-bikes-come-to-life/decon-martone-cycling-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Decon-Martone-Cycling-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Martone Cycling Co. Shares an Inside Peek at How Their City Bikes Come to Life" /></a>
                                Lorenzo Martone founded design-focused <a href="http://martonecycling.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Martone Cycling Co.</a> in 2013 driven by a lifelong passion for cycling that began in childhood after receiving his first bicycle. The New York City based brand designs bold, fashion-inspired <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/martone-cycling-co/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">bikes</a> made for city life and, most definitely, fun. With a solid five years under their belt, Martone Cycling Co. is giving an inside peek at how their colorful city bikes come to life in this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>.
Designer Lorenzo Martone was inspired to design its now iconic bikes from a very real need in New York City – a need of city dwellers worldwide – if you have to keep your bike in your apartment, how can it fit with your lifestyle? Martone bikes are conceptualized from an architectural viewpoint, a purposeful and thoughtful blend of the contemporary and nostalgic. These bikes are designed for city living – for commuters with busy lifestyles who appreciate
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Martone Cycling Co. Shares an Inside Peek at How Their City Bikes Come to Life

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/martone-cycling-co-shares-an-inside-peek-at-how-their-city-bikes-come-to-life/decon-martone-cycling-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Decon-Martone-Cycling-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Martone Cycling Co. Shares an Inside Peek at How Their City Bikes Come to Life" /></a>
                                Lorenzo Martone founded design-focused <a href="http://martonecycling.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Martone Cycling Co.</a> in 2013 driven by a lifelong passion for cycling that began in childhood after receiving his first bicycle. The New York City based brand designs bold, fashion-inspired <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/martone-cycling-co/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">bikes</a> made for city life and, most definitely, fun. With a solid five years under their belt, Martone Cycling Co. is giving an inside peek at how their colorful city bikes come to life in this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>.
Designer Lorenzo Martone was inspired to design its now iconic bikes from a very real need in New York City – a need of city dwellers worldwide – if you have to keep your bike in your apartment, how can it fit with your lifestyle? Martone bikes are conceptualized from an architectural viewpoint, a purposeful and thoughtful blend of the contemporary and nostalgic. These bikes are designed for city living – for commuters with busy lifestyles who appreciate
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The Milk Stand Is Setting up Shop Again at ICFF 2018

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                                You just can’t keep us away. For the third year in a row, our <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/milk-stand/" data-wpel-link="internal">Milk Stand popup shop</a> is setting up shop at this year’s <a href="http://www.icff.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ICFF</a> show! We’ve curated a new series of independent designers and makers who specialize in modern home accessories, architectural jewelry, chalk, puzzles, and more. Also, for the first time ever, we&#8217;ll also be selling Design Milk merchandise! So come find us at booth #101, ICFF’s only cash-and-carry section, and shop from one (or all…) of our 12 exhibiting designers:
Haptic Lab LACE by Jenny Wu Kevin Wilcoxson Studio KONZUK MGG Studio Nervous System Nikolas Bentel Studio Studio Stockhome Talbot & Yoon Wit & Delight Wood & Faulk Zimarty Don’t miss out on the fun! Register for ICFF here. Special thanks to Amigo Modern for designing our booth, Moo for our postcards and Mixbook for signage! See you at the Milk Stand!
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Enjoy Your Next Third Wave, Pour-Over Coffee with Dripkit

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/enjoy-next-third-wave-pour-coffee-dripkit/dripkit-coffee-8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/dripkit-coffee-8-810x540.jpg" alt="Enjoy Your Next Third Wave, Pour-Over Coffee with Dripkit" /></a>
                                There are some coffee lovers who swear by Starbucks and rack up Stars like airplane mileage. There are others who are self-professed coffee snobs; you can usually find them asking the barista what temperatures and ratios they’re using on their single-origin pour-over. Then there are people who like me enjoy a good cup of coffee, can usually tell the difference between bad and good coffee, but can’t be too bothered with all the techniques and gear to brew their own batch everyday. Enter, the <a href="https://dripkit.coffee/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dripkit</a>. Founded by Kara Cohen and Ilana Kruger, Dripkit is a design-centric, portable coffee solution that makes it easy to get your pour-over coffee for work, travel, and beyond.
While New York has an abundance of coffee shops, Cohen realized that going to those shops wasn’t always an option when you’re working late but wanted that great cup of ‘jo without sacrificing taste (and $7). She
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Make a Dish: A Food Design Collaboration Between Marco Ambrosino and Odo Fioravanti

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/make-a-dish-a-food-design-collaboration-between-marco-ambrosino-and-odo-fioravanti/pinch-28posti-salone18-make-a-dish-wish-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Pinch-28posti-salone18-make-a-dish-wish-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Make a Dish: A Food Design Collaboration Between Marco Ambrosino and Odo Fioravanti" /></a>
                                Last week in Milan we saw an exciting food design <a href="https://www.marieclaire.com/it/casa/gourmet/a19680810/il-ristorante-28posti-per-la-design-week/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collaboration</a> between Marco Ambrosino, chef of <a href="http://www.28posti.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">28 Posti</a> restaurant, and designer <a href="http://www.fioravanti.eu/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Odo Fioravanti</a>. It all started from the Italian word <em>piatto</em> which means both dish as the physical object and the course. The creative duo joined forces to create a design capsule collection and a gourmet menu specifically geared towards the international elites of Milan’s design week.
What intrigued us about this project is its similarities to our own 10 year collaboration of marrying food and design. We know from experience, it’s not easy. So when we came across these dishes that make guests participate and engage with the dishes in new ways, we couldn’t help but feel stimulated and inspired.

Photo by Giulio Boem

Marco and Odo make those who consume the food protagonists. They take you on a journey. Make a Dish / Make a Wish is a
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Slipping into Spring and Summer Shoes with FEIT’s Latest Collection

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                                Now that it’s spring, it’s time to stretch out our toes and switch out of those Wellington rain boots and Sorel snow shoes into something a little less heavy. <a href="https://www.feitdirect.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">FEIT’s</a> new Spring/Summer 2018 collection for both men and women feature handmade leather footwear in various styles that will make you comfortable during these upcoming warmer months.
The collection is comprised of many unisex styles in neutral color ways of tan, black and white. For men, key styles include a hand-sewn open-back mule, a classic oxford in long-haired English suede, a rugged desert boot and a sleek court shoe. Women can choose from a mid-heel mule, a retro-inspired runner, a classic ballet flat and two sandal styles. To purchase your next spring/summer shoe, visit feitdirect.com. SaveSave
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Maude Wants to Design Your Next Intimate Moment

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                                It&#8217;s not by chance nor mistake newly announced <a href="https://getmaude.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maude</a> – a line of sex essentials comprised of condoms, lubricants, and a personal massager – appears branded for an entirely new generation. Founders Eva Goicochea and Dina Epstein intentionally set out to challenge the status quo, imbuing their nascent line of sex positive tools with a distinctly inclusive unisex spirit designed to strip away embarrassment and elevate sex for all.

The Vibe’s sculptural profile evokes the gentle attention of a ceramic shaped by the hands of Eva Zeisel, but instead houses a 3-speed waterproof personal massager covered in soft-touch silicone, rated for a runtime of up to 2.5 hours.

Sex made simple – the succinct statement operates as both an ethos and mission statement for Maude’s founders. “When conceptualizing Maude, we kept coming back to the idea of human-centered design for the products. When you think about how these products have
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Maude Wants to Design Your Next Intimate Moment

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                                It&#8217;s not by chance nor mistake newly announced <a href="https://getmaude.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maude</a> – a line of sex essentials comprised of condoms, lubricants, and a personal massager – appears branded for an entirely new generation. Founders Eva Goicochea and Dina Epstein intentionally set out to challenge the status quo, imbuing their nascent line of sex positive tools with a distinctly inclusive unisex spirit designed to strip away embarrassment and elevate sex for all.

The Vibe’s sculptural profile evokes the gentle attention of a ceramic shaped by the hands of Eva Zeisel, but instead houses a 3-speed waterproof personal massager covered in soft-touch silicone, rated for a runtime of up to 2.5 hours.

Sex made simple – the succinct statement operates as both an ethos and mission statement for Maude’s founders. “When conceptualizing Maude, we kept coming back to the idea of human-centered design for the products. When you think about how these products have
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Listen to Episode 54 of Clever: Eric Quint of 3M

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-54-of-clever-eric-quint-of-3m/eric-quint-headshot-clever-podcast-3m/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/Eric-Quint-Headshot-Clever-podcast-3M-810x539.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 54 of Clever: Eric Quint of 3M" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-54-eric-quint"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to Eric Quint, Chief Design Officer of 3M. Eric incubated a lifelong habit of design thinking in youth at the family kitchen table. After studying engineering and industrial design he embarked on a distinguished career at Philips where he evolved from designer to design leader. Now, as the first CDO of 3M, he’s a champion of collaborative creativity and spends his energy in the exciting and painful job of pushing the front edge of progress. Oh, and he’s a jazz guy—find out how that influences his leadership style.
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Introducing the 2018 LA Design Trail

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                                We are thrilled to announce the launch of the <a href="https://www.dwellondesign.com/en/LAdesigntrail.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LA Design Trail</a>, a collaboration between Design Milk and <a href="http://modenus.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Modenus</a>, powered by <a href="https://www.dwellondesign.com/en/LAdesigntrail.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Dwell on Design</a>.
This year, the trail will include shops, showrooms and studios in the areas around Melrose Ave and La Cienega Blvd as well as Downtown LA and East LA and run from April 5-7th. The Participating businesses will be listed in a specially-designed digital and printed map and locations will be collecting visitor information for an opportunity to win a trip to the Interior Design Show (IDS) in Vancouver, Canada in September 2018. Further expansion for 2019 is planned for a powerful event that connects the vast offering of design resources in and around LA. Follow along this weekend with hashtags #designtrail #dodla18. Visit dwellondesign.com for more information.
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5 Influential Women in the World of Modern Design

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

Photo courtesy of Cecilie Manz

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