Block Shop Textiles and Amsterdam Modern Collaborate on a Limited Edition Collection of Mid-Century Furniture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/post-11-15-later-block-shop-textiles-amsterdam-modern-collaborate-limited-edition-collection-mid-century-furniture/blockshop-textiles-amsterdam-modern-21/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/blockshop-textiles-amsterdam-modern-21-810x575.jpg" alt="Block Shop Textiles and Amsterdam Modern Collaborate on a Limited Edition Collection of Mid-Century Furniture" /></a>
                                Los Angeles-based <a href="https://www.blockshoptextiles.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Block Shop Textiles</a> and <a href="http://amsterdammodern.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amsterdam Modern</a> have collaborated on a truly unique collection of iconic furniture that you’ll want to get into your own home ASAP. The collection features select bucket chairs, cocktail chairs and cleopatra daybeds from Amsterdam Modern wrapped up in Block Shop’s new original upholstery fabric on handloom cotton khadi and Belgian linen. Although the upholstery launches in spring 2019, the limited edition furniture pieces are available today.
The Cocktail Chair is hand-upholstered with 100% cotton khadi fabric with hand block printed concentric circles adding a graphic element to the neutral chair. The Lounge Chair designed by Miroslav Navrati for Vertex gets an update with Block Shop’s Belgian linen in salmon and natural. The Cleopatra Daybed designed by A.R. Cordemeyer for Auping comes in a geometric pattern that’s hand block printed using permanent, AZO-free black pigment on Block Shop’s Belgian linen.
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2018 Gift Guide: Handmade

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                                The holidays are right around the corner so we&#8217;re hoping to get you prepared by knocking things off your gift list with the help of our gift guides. One of the coolest things you can give is a gift that&#8217;s handmade. They usually come with a story behind them, they&#8217;re lovingly created with blood, sweat, and tears, and you&#8217;re also paying it forward by supporting smaller makers instead of big box corporations. Plus, each item is a little bit different than the next making it special and unique. We&#8217;ve rounded up 10 items, each handmade, that are bound to make those in your life feel loved.
NEX GEN Concrete Salt and Pepper Shaker Set by Culinarium \\ $32
Made from recycled concrete, these salt and pepper shakers have a minimalist feel with single “+” and “-” signs on each side that indicate flow rates of the salt or pepper. The
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Sancal Lets the Color In

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.sancal.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sancal</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Feeling a little weary of white, beige, “greige” and all other on-trend neutrals? Spanish design firm <a href="https://sancal.com/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sancal</a> has your answer. Known for an innovative use of materials and a love of color, Sancal developed a fabric that checks both boxes. Their latest innovation, Rift, is an ultra-tough knitted textile that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical.

Mullit, the new chair designed by Yonoh for Sancal, comes from the crazy idea of a ​​”cushion with legs”. The use of this fabric reinforces the fluffy effect, since Rift textile provides a smooth and exquisite touch.

La Isla by NOTE is perhaps the best example of how a discreet piece can lose its blush when its upholstered with a textile with a very strong identity, without

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Sancal Lets the Color In

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.sancal.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sancal</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Feeling a little weary of white, beige, “greige” and all other on-trend neutrals? Spanish design firm <a href="https://sancal.com/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sancal</a> has your answer. Known for an innovative use of materials and a love of color, Sancal developed a fabric that checks both boxes. Their latest innovation, Rift, is an ultra-tough knitted textile that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical.

Mullit, the new chair designed by Yonoh for Sancal, comes from the crazy idea of a ​​”cushion with legs”. The use of this fabric reinforces the fluffy effect, since Rift textile provides a smooth and exquisite touch.

La Isla by NOTE is perhaps the best example of how a discreet piece can lose its blush when its upholstered with a textile with a very strong identity, without

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Sancal Lets the Color In

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.sancal.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sancal</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/sancal-lets-the-color-in/sancal-jungla-images-catalogue-mousse-laisla-10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/sancal-jungla-images-catalogue-mousse-laisla-10-810x589.jpg" alt="Sancal Lets the Color In" /></a>
                                Feeling a little weary of white, beige, “greige” and all other on-trend neutrals? Spanish design firm <a href="https://sancal.com/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sancal</a> has your answer. Known for an innovative use of materials and a love of color, Sancal developed a fabric that checks both boxes. Their latest innovation, Rift, is an ultra-tough knitted textile that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical.

Mullit, the new chair designed by Yonoh for Sancal, comes from the crazy idea of a ​​”cushion with legs”. The use of this fabric reinforces the fluffy effect, since Rift textile provides a smooth and exquisite touch.

La Isla by NOTE is perhaps the best example of how a discreet piece can lose its blush when its upholstered with a textile with a very strong identity, without

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Everything You Need to Know About Using Textiles in Interior Design

Too often in interior design, textiles are seen as an afterthought. People view them as a finishing touch rather than a crucial component of the design as a whole. In reality, however, you can’t design a room without them. That’s why we’ve dedicated this piece to textiles. Read on to learn how they contribute to a room and how to use them in the right way. We hope you gain a new appreciation for your home’s fabrics.
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The term “textile” refers to anything in the room woven or made of fabric. Image: DHD Architecture and Interior Design

What are textiles?

In interior design, the term “textile” refers to any product that’s woven or made of fabric. It may sound simple, but these pieces are used in a variety of applications throughout any room. You can see them in design elements, such as:

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

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                                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
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The Inside Partners with Christene Barberich on a Vintage-Inspired Collection of Furnishings

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-inside-partners-with-christene-barberich-on-a-vintage-inspired-collection-of-furnishings/chistene-barberich-the-inside-0-frankie-marin/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Chistene-Barberich-The-Inside-0-Frankie-Marin-810x540.jpg" alt="The Inside Partners with Christene Barberich on a Vintage-Inspired Collection of Furnishings" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;ve spent any amount of time on Instagram or the internet, chances are you&#8217;re familiar with <a href="http://christenebarberich.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Christene Barberich</a>, whether it&#8217;s her enviable collection of vintage clothing, her journey to motherhood, or the fact that she&#8217;s one of the co-founders of Refinery29 as well as their editor-in-chief. Her legendary fashion and design sense drives people in droves to her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/christenebarberich/?hl=en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Instagram</a> account to see what she&#8217;s wearing or how she&#8217;s styling her apartment as of late, so it&#8217;s no surprise she&#8217;s bringing that same aesthetic to a collection of vintage-inspired furnishings. <a href="https://www.theinside.com/collections/christene-barberich"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Inside x Christene Barberich</a> collaboration, which includes beds, chairs, ottomans, screens, and pillows, perfectly translates her unique style with bold patterns and playful color combinations in a variety of accessible pieces all made in America.
Barberich noted artists Anni Albers, Edith Heath, Anne Griswold Tyng, and the Gee’s Bend, Alabama quilt makers as groundbreakers in their individual crafts and ones who’ve
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Helsinki Design Week 2018: Behind the Scenes Marimekko Factory Tour

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                                Nordic design studios are known for their simple shapes and clean, reductive patterns. The industry here, whether in interior design or architecture, favors natural products and practical designs. Given the extreme seasons, with close to full days of sunlight in the summer and prolonged hours of night in the winter, it is necessary for inner space to be comfortable and practical, warm and bright.
Finnish design can take the next step to prominence when it breaks away from the Nordic typecast, and it does so best when it is able to touch on history and the value of freedom and equality in Finnish society today. In this regard, the Finnish design studio Marimekko has made great leaps in taking their designs to a personal level. Instead of cool tones and simple shades that are trademark of Nordic design, Marimekko’s aesthetic is warm and bright, playful and homey. At Helsinki Design Week
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Helsinki Design Week 2018: Behind the Scenes Marimekko Factory Tour

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                                Nordic design studios are known for their simple shapes and clean, reductive patterns. The industry here, whether in interior design or architecture, favors natural products and practical designs. Given the extreme seasons, with close to full days of sunlight in the summer and prolonged hours of night in the winter, it is necessary for inner space to be comfortable and practical, warm and bright.
Finnish design can take the next step to prominence when it breaks away from the Nordic typecast, and it does so best when it is able to touch on history and the value of freedom and equality in Finnish society today. In this regard, the Finnish design studio Marimekko has made great leaps in taking their designs to a personal level. Instead of cool tones and simple shades that are trademark of Nordic design, Marimekko’s aesthetic is warm and bright, playful and homey. At Helsinki Design Week
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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
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Moroso’s London Showroom Unveiled an Exhibition of Furniture and Textiles by Bethan Laura Wood

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/morosos-london-showroom-unveiled-an-exhibition-of-furniture-and-textiles-by-bethan-laura-wood/bethan-laura-wood-moroso-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Bethan-Laura-Wood-Moroso-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Moroso&#8217;s London Showroom Unveiled an Exhibition of Furniture and Textiles by Bethan Laura Wood" /></a>
                                During the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/London-Design-Festival/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">London Design Festival</a>, Italian brand <a href="http://moroso.it/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Moroso</a> presented at their Clerkenwell showroom new furniture and textiles by <a href="http://www.bethanlaurawood.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bethan Laura Wood</a>. The <a href="http://moroso.it/london-design-festival-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a>, entitled Mono Mania Mexico, was a dramatic display that filled the two-story showroom which was the perfect way for it to make its UK debut. The work brings Wood&#8217;s trips to Mexico to life through bold colors and expressive patterns, most inspired by the stained glass windows found in the new basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Her vision of that building, along with a nod to the embroidery from traditional Otomi textiles, led to the vibrant series that was unveiled.
The exhibition features new fabrics, furniture, and rugs (in collaboration with Golran) that were designed by Bethan Laura Wood for Moroso in partnership with Italian textile house, Limonta. Photos © Adam Dale.
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LDF18: 100% Forward Highlights New Talent

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-100-forward-highlights-new-talent/design_milk_100_design_14/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_100_Design_14-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: 100% Forward Highlights New Talent" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/100-forward"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Forward</a> is a new section at <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Festival&#8217;s</a> trade show <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Design</a>, curated by design journalist Barbara Chandler who asked seven established designers, each of whom launched their career at 100% Design, to nominate seven rising stars. &#8220;Since 100% Design started in 1995, our stellar UK designers have created a world-famous design industry, and continue to do so,&#8221; says Barbara. &#8220;But all industries need new talent. Who better to spot it than the successful design entrepreneurs who launched their careers in the ‘90s at 100% Design?&#8221;
Surface print designer Ella Doran, known for her pioneering use of digital print technology, nominated Kyla McCallum’s origami and pleat inspired homewares (above). “I first met Kyla at designjunction in 2013,” says Ella. “I was struck by her display of folded and pleated papers, which seemed to echo in 3D form a similar source of inspiration to my
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Fernando Mastrangelo Curates 2nd Exhibition of Work from Emerging Designers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fernando-mastrangelo-curates-2nd-exhibition-of-work-from-emerging-designers/good-company-material-culture-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Good-Company-Material-Culture-0-810x592.jpg" alt="Fernando Mastrangelo Curates 2nd Exhibition of Work from Emerging Designers" /></a>
                                To mark the opening of his new Brooklyn studio last year, <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Mastrangelo</a> curated an <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/collections/in-good-company/products/in-good-company"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a> of up-and-coming artists and designers and one year later he&#8217;s opened the second edition and it&#8217;s called <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/products/in-good-company-1"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">In Good Company / Material Culture</a>. For the latest iteration, he brought on <em>Architectural Digest&#8217;s</em> senior design writer Hannah Martin to co-curate a new batch of emerging talent with works that vary greatly in form, scale, and material. The featured designers include Aaron Blendowski, Erica Sellers, Yuko Nishikawa, Brecht Gander, Ian Cochran, Dozie Kanu, Jessica Martin, Ariana Massouh, Juliana Polastri, Ryan Lauderdale, Thing Thing, Serban Ionescu, Only Love Is Real, and Dove Drury Hornbuckle, all of whose work explores post-industrial materials and techniques.

Voyager Series – Blue Spill Mirror by Aaron Blendowski

Dark Matter (left) and Kalliope I (Linus) (right) by Erica Sellers

You See A Sheep by Yuko Nishikawa