The Milk Factory is Finally Open!

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                                Hey y&#8217;all. Since ICFF, we&#8217;ve been cooking up something fun. As you may know, we have our popup, <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Milk Stand, at ICFF</a> every year, but this year we actually <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">had our own little booth</a> selling fun stuff like tees, totes, pins and stickers (thanks <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kelly</a>!). Lots of people were asking how to buy them after the show, so we finally got around to making our own online shop, obviously named <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Milk Factory</a> (what else?!?!). Our launch collection includes all the stuff we had at ICFF and <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">an extra t-shirt</a> we made for the super popular &#8220;I just really need to focus on my design right now.&#8221; Most of the products are proudly screen printed in Pittsburgh, and we hope to have more coming out in the future, but let&#8217;s see where this crazy rollercoaster ride takes us. (Oh AND we ship internationally!) Happy shopping!
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UNIQLO Just Launched the 2nd SPRZ NY Eames Collection for Spring/Summer 2018

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                                After releasing their successful <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">inaugural collection</a> last October, <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO</a> just unveiled the 2nd <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SPRZ NY Eames</a> collection for Spring/Summer 2018. The latest release includes graphic t-shirts and tote bags featuring a new round of prints and styles. Just like the first launch, the pieces celebrate the American design duo Charles and Ray Eames and their iconic contributions to the world of modern design. And like that first collection, the affordable new goods will probably sell out pretty quickly so jump on them before they&#8217;re gone.
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UNIQLO and Marimekko Reveal Limited Edition Collection

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                                Japanese clothing retailer <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO</a> revealed their latest collaboration and this one takes them all the way to Finland to partner with iconic Finish design house <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marimekko</a>. The <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQLO x Marimekko</a> special edition collection includes nine items featuring bold prints inspired by nature and urban lifestyle, designed by Marimekko pattern designer Maija Louekari.
The collaboration is a fitting one, as both brands aim to create products that enhance daily life, and with Marimekko’s beloved prints mixed with UNIQLO’s casual styling, it’s a no-brainer. The collection marks a brand-new print design and includes t-shirts (2 styles, 10 colors/patterns), French-sleeve blouses (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), wide cropped pants (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), short-sleeved dresses (1 style, 4 colors/patterns), French-sleeve dresses (1 style, 3 colors/patterns), canvas sneakers ((1 style, 3 colors/patterns), and bags (2 styles, 5 colors/patterns). The UNIQLO x Marimekko Collection will launch online and in stores on March 29th, 2018 at 9pm
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Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2017

                                In 2017, Design Milk covered everything when it came to Style + Fashion – including wearable devices, architectural jewelry, geometric games, and eyeglasses made from sheet metal. Want to see which post from this category got the most love this year? Read on to find out&#8230;
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                                10. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">CES 2017: The Titanium-Encased Motiv Activity Tracker Ring</a><br />
This lightweight, waterproof titanium ring keeps tabs on the wearer’s daily activity, heart rate, and quality of sleep for up to 5 days per charge.
  1. Contemporary Jewelry Designed by an Architect
    Architect Ayça Ozbank merged her love of urban cities and jewelry to create Mara Paris, sculptural jewelry that’s wearable.
  1. The Essential Travel Shoe: Allbirds Wool Loungers
    The cozy Wool Lounger from Allbirds combines the comfort and softness of a slipper with the style of a trendy, slip-on shoe.
  1. Jiwoong Jung’s “Hidden Time” Watch Is a Minimalist Magic Act By the Hour
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Good Thing Partners with 5 Brands for Limited Edition Holiday Gifts

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                                Just in time for the holidays, design brand <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Good Thing</a> collaborated with five different brands to release a bunch of <a href=";mc_eid=2c19ad347f" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">limited edition gift bundles</a> any design-loving person in your life will enjoy. These gift packs pair a popular Good Thing item with a partner product and they&#8217;re being sold at holiday prices that are better than if you bought them individually. So, take a look at these delightful combos and get started on your holiday shopping list early this year.
Seed Series & Baggu – Get a classic Baggu reusable bag, in red or yellow Disco Dot, to haul your groceries around so you can reduce your plastic bag consumption and when you get home, hang it up on a set of three Seed Hooks or a Seed Shelf, in pink or gray. Blue Paper Display & Self-Expression Card Kit – LA-based lifestyle brand’s colorful and
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Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season with Society6

                                                I always find that once Halloween is over, Thanksgiving rushes by and before I know it, the holidays are here! I try to start looking for gifts early so that I’m not at the mercy of the leftover sale section or fretting over if something sold out is going to be back in stock in time. <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> believes in starting early too – they’ve already rolled out <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">gift ideas</a>! There are an assortment of guides: <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Under $25</a>,<a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer"> Under $100</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">For Mom</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">For Dad</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Girl Gang</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Coworkers</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Secret Santa</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stocking Stuffers</a> and more. They’ve got it all covered for your holiday gift-giving. Here are a few that caught our eyes from each of the guides:
Christmas Tree travel mug by CharlotteWinter Pug Mistletoe tote bag by Laura Maria Designs Pocket Boston Terrier t-shirt by Anne Was Here Geometric backpack by EkaterinaP The Joy Of
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50 T-Shirts by 50 Artists with 50% Going to Charity

One thing I find that I can never own too many of is t-shirts. I find one that’s well made or has a cool design on it and the next thing I know, it’s come home with me. If you throw in a good cause behind it, I’m extra fast at snagging it up and that’s just the case of 50/50. This collection of 50 limited edition t-shirts was designed by 50 influential designers and illustrators, each with their own unique design. The best part? 50% of the proceeds are going to Trekstock, a UK charity that supports young adults with cancer. Swipe one up here before the pre-sale ends on March 20th, 2017!

50 T-Shirts by 50 Artists with 50% Going to Charity


Sawdust Studio

Karan Singh

Josh McKenna

H.Y.T. Studio

Duane Dalton

Beyond Exact

Daniel David Freeman

Alec Doherty


Lucinda Ireland

Le Gun

Weirdo Clan

Kyle Platts

Thomas Slater

Our Place

Challky: A T-Shirt with a Drawable Surface

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                                Do you love graphic tees but sometimes can&#8217;t find exactly what you want on one? Or maybe you just like to mix your message up from time to time. <a href="" >Challky</a> is a minimalist t-shirt that comes with a surface where you can get creative and draw/write anything you want in chalk.
challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-2 In school, chalkboards were a way of life, communicating to students new information on a daily basis. Restaurants and coffee shops use them to display their menus. Offices and conferences brainstorm ideas on them. Chalkboards allow anyone to share their ideas and become artists in their own right and that is how Challky came to be. challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-2a If you don’t like what you’ve drawn or you’re ready for a new design, use a sponge with a little water to wipe it clean. White chalk comes with your t-shirt so you can get started immediately after it arrives. challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-2b challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-3 challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-3a challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-4 challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-5 challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-6 challky-t-shirt-chalk-drawable-surface-7
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Fresh From The Dairy: Space

                                Here&#8217;s a roundup of <a href="" >Society6</a> artist-designed products that are out of this world (sorry I couldn&#8217;t help myself).
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                                <a href=";curator=designmilk" >Solar System wall clock by Mírë</a>
space-cat-tshirt Space cat t-shirt by Louis Roskosch my-childhood-universe-case My childhood universe iPhone case by I Love Doodle space-invader-long-sleeve-tshirt Space Invader long-sleeved shirt by Some_Designs the-planets-pillow The Planets throw pillow by Ed Burczyk planets-iphone-case Planets iPhone case by Smith And Ford In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The Design Milk Dairy, a special collection of Society6 artists’ work curated by Design Milk and our readers. Proceeds from the The Design Milk Dairy help us bring Design Milk to you every day.
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Nikolas Bentel designs shirts that change colour when exposed to air pollution

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        New York designer Nikolas Bentel has developed a range of patterned <a href="">shirts</a> that change colour in response to air pollution or radioactivity (+ movie). <a href="" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

ODO unveils cotton jeans and T-shirts that clean themselves

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        ODO, a San Francisco-based apparel company, has developed a line of self-cleaning <a href="">T-shirts</a> and denim jeans that "never stink or stain" (+ movie). <a href="" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Nendo rethinks Hello Kitty for men’s T-shirt range

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Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has produced a line of T-shirts aimed at making the Hello Kitty cartoon character palatable for a male audience. (more…)

DUST: A Multi-Sensory Concept Label & Boutique

DUST: A Multi-Sensory Concept Label & Boutique With only a minimal website and one launch party, DUST is a mysterious new space that recently opened in Melbourne. Part fashion store, part tea shop, part music store, and all sleek design, DUST is a “multi-sensory concept label” that’s a carefully constructed retail experience. Sibling-DUST-Retail-Store-Melbourne-2 Designed by SIBLING, the DUST space is all minimalist metal and glass. It has animated LED screens, black on black textures, and mirrored reflections that complement the brand experience. Sibling-DUST-Retail-Store-Melbourne-1 Sibling-DUST-Retail-Store-Melbourne-3 Clothing racks line up the interior, mostly consisting of black and white t-shirts. The pre-collection, designed by Adam Wood, comes blank or with a graphic print inspired by the internet. Sibling-DUST-Retail-Store-Melbourne-5 National and international designers were tapped to help create a wide range of graphic patterns. There’s even an in-store print studio that will print the piece you want in your size if it’s not on the rack. Sibling-DUST-Retail-Store-Melbourne-8 The Japanese tea collection, records, and more will be coming this year.
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Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing

The following post is brought to you by Cotton Bureau. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing Cotton Bureau is a curated online community founded by web designers for high-quality graphic design tees, hoodies, and more (I know your inside voice is exclaiming “Yes”!). You can submit artwork for consideration, and they’ll handle all the other stuff like selling, printing, shipping, and customer service—all done locally in Pittsburgh, PA by their self-sustaining team of 5 people. So, even though it’s not Small Business Saturday anymore, you can still support small business by buying from them! Each shirt spends only 2 weeks on the website to pre-sell as many as possible. If the shirt sells 12+, once the sale is over, they print and ship it out—and—if you sell more than 25, you start earning money. So that means that these designs below are only available for a limited time! You know you want one, or two or three… so the good news is that Cotton Bureau has an awesome Cyber Monday deal going on that ENDS TODAY! So you better jump on it: Buy 2 shirts and get 50% shipping. Buy 3 shirts and get free shipping (U.S. customers only). PLUS—TODAY ONLY—Design Milk readers will get 10% off using the code DESIGNMILK! Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing in style fashion main Category And What? by Eryin Wandel – You had me at & Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing in style fashion main Category Designerd by Pauline Goan, a recent grad – this is a lovely hand-lettered tee for all of you font snobs out there. Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing in style fashion main Category Wander by Portland illustrator Jenny Tiffany – LOVE the colors and illustrative design of this… it feels very adventurous… in a graphic-design-meets-travel-poster-meets-Pacific-Northwest kind of way. Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing in style fashion main Category Never Obey by James Victore, duh. Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing in style fashion main Category Still Kickin by Aaron Purmort. There’s a story behind this one that’s both touching and inspiring: Aaron Purmort had a seizure, resulting from a brain tumor that turned out to be cancer. He was wearing this t-shirt when he had the seizure. He fought for a long time before succumbing to the disease last week. Cotton Bureau donates a portion of the sale of this shirt to the Musella Center for Brain Tumor Research, whose hard work kept Aaron kickin just a little longer. Love that. Check out all the #stillkickinthis supporters on Instagram and Twitter! Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing in style fashion main Category Taco Lyfe by Brooklyn illustrator Laura Bohill – seriously, I’ve considered getting this tattoo for realz. Now that I live in SoCal, tacos are my main food group. Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing in style fashion main Category Second Best by Andrew Hochradel – For all you non-winners out there. Graphic Tees Designed by You from Cotton Bureau Clothing in style fashion main Category Fake It Till You Make It by Judson Collier – This is a saying that’s pretty close to my heart. Sometimes this is exactly what you gotta do to get you where you want to go. Also, love the lettering. I went down the rabbit hole that is the Cotton Bureau t-shirt archive, and now I want them to reprint everything! They’ve printed some damn fine tees! Remember to use code DESIGNMILK to get 10% off your order – just for today!