Best of NeoCon 2019

                                Once again, Design Milk headed off to Chicago to the Merchandise Mart to see the latest and greatest in commercial design at <a href="https://www.neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon 2019</a>. Along with a continuation of privacy furniture, much of the new designs seemed to blur the lines between workplace and home, offering companies options that provide a more comfortable and cozy feel. Color and modularity also were standouts as the workspace continues to evolve with companies focusing just as much on aesthetics as they do on functionality. Take a look at some of our favorites from this year&#8217;s show.
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                                <a href="http://www.designtex.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Designtex</a> presented The Bauhaus Project of wallcoverings and textiles featuring the original work of Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl. Marking the Bauhaus centennial, the collection honors the textile pioneers, who at the start were only allowed to study ceramics and textiles when it began in 1919.

Black White Red, Anni Albers, 1926

Black White Yellow, Anni Albers,

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Another Human Debuts the Pool Collection and the ET Collection

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                                <a href="https://www.anotherhuman.la/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Another Human</a>, the label of multidisciplinary designer Leah Ring, has released two fresh collections – the Pool Collection and the ET Collection. Ring finds inspiration everywhere from the Memphis Group to outer space, often blurring the line between design and art.

The Pool Collection is the embodiment of summer culture that’s often associated with Los Angeles. Its two pieces – the Pool Table and the Jacuzzi Table – are fun and playful, a fantastic experiment of form and functionality. Their acrylic tops mimic irregularly shaped pools, while pool noodles have been applied to their legs to make the pieces even more approachable.

The ET Collection shows off that same sense of fun and whimsy, this time being driven by the narrative of a group of aliens discovering one another while lost in space. Each piece takes on otherworldly qualities with their forms and finishes.

Borden is an oversized blue

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Carving Paint: The Art of David Allan Peters

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                                This month, eleven paintings by <a href="https://www.davidallanpeters.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Allan Peters</a> are on view in New York at <a href="http://www.milesmcenery.com/exhibitions/david-allan-peters4"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Miles McEnery Gallery</a>. The category of &#8220;painting&#8221; however, seems too restrictive for this unique process. Though each is technically made of paint, the mesmerizing visual effect is achieved by carving thousands of gouges into the thick surface that reveals an explosion of color layers.

David Allan Peters, Untitled #2, 2019

David Allan Peters has perfected a tedious process of addition and subtraction. He begins each work by applying up to 100 layers of acrylic paint – changing colors with every coat. After building up the surfaces over ½ inch (often more than that), he draws a geometric design on the surface and begins carving the paint within that pattern using a linocut knife. A bonus treat is viewing each of the paintings from the side to see the full stack of paint layers.

The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color

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                                The AXEL hotel chain is specifically geared to the LGBTQ community and their philosophy is to create free spaces where sexual diversity is welcome and promoted.

Located in “El Barrio de Las Letras,” their newest offering is Axel Hotel Madrid, a palatial 19th-century building that’s quick to turn heads. The hotel’s more traditional and regal features such as lavish ceilings and baroque decorative patterns are matched with modern accents, from a scarlet lip chair in the courtyard to deep violet lights illuminating an underground nightclub, Bala Perdida Club.

In Madrid, the design team’s objective was to create a hotel which “exuded an atmosphere of liberty” so as to invite a diverse clientele.

The hotel achieves its unique character through the use of color. The common areas are decorated with posters, brightly lit cinema and music references, neon-colored signage, and mannequins.

The hotel leaned on an assemblage of texts, words,

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The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color

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                                The AXEL hotel chain is specifically geared to the LGBTQ community and their philosophy is to create free spaces where sexual diversity is welcome and promoted.

Located in “El Barrio de Las Letras,” their newest offering is Axel Hotel Madrid, a palatial 19th-century building that’s quick to turn heads. The hotel’s more traditional and regal features such as lavish ceilings and baroque decorative patterns are matched with modern accents, from a scarlet lip chair in the courtyard to deep violet lights illuminating an underground nightclub, Bala Perdida Club.

In Madrid, the design team’s objective was to create a hotel which “exuded an atmosphere of liberty” so as to invite a diverse clientele.

The hotel achieves its unique character through the use of color. The common areas are decorated with posters, brightly lit cinema and music references, neon-colored signage, and mannequins.

The hotel leaned on an assemblage of texts, words,

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East London’s OTHERWORLD Virtual Reality Arcade

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                                If you&#8217;ve been in London recently you may have heard talk of <a href="https://thedreamcorporation.com/#/otherworld/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">OTHERWORLD</a>, a unique virtual reality arcade located within a converted railway arch. The multi-sensory immersive concept from <a href="https://thedreamcorporation.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Dream Corporation</a> was designed by leading London-based architectural firm <a href="https://www.reddeer.co.uk/home"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Red Deer</a> and hosts 14 virtual reality rooms as well as a craft beer and cocktail bar and pan-pacific inspired poké kitchen.

Lead architect, Lucas Che Tizard, took on the breakdown of perception and transition into a virtual world through the use of light, because vision is one of the easiest senses to alter. VoodooVision lent a hand in achieving this.

“We wanted to create an immersive space suited to a wider demographic than those normally associated with the stereotypical carpeted games arcade from the 1980s. By keeping the space minimal it made the lighting and hue soft hue fades the focal point of the project and gave a feeling of

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East London’s OTHERWORLD Virtual Reality Arcade

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                                If you&#8217;ve been in London recently you may have heard talk of <a href="https://thedreamcorporation.com/#/otherworld/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">OTHERWORLD</a>, a unique virtual reality arcade located within a converted railway arch. The multi-sensory immersive concept from <a href="https://thedreamcorporation.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Dream Corporation</a> was designed by leading London-based architectural firm <a href="https://www.reddeer.co.uk/home"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Red Deer</a> and hosts 14 virtual reality rooms as well as a craft beer and cocktail bar and pan-pacific inspired poké kitchen.

Lead architect, Lucas Che Tizard, took on the breakdown of perception and transition into a virtual world through the use of light, because vision is one of the easiest senses to alter. VoodooVision lent a hand in achieving this.

“We wanted to create an immersive space suited to a wider demographic than those normally associated with the stereotypical carpeted games arcade from the 1980s. By keeping the space minimal it made the lighting and hue soft hue fades the focal point of the project and gave a feeling of

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Coast to Coast Continues: The Exhibit

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Special thanks to Emily Rae Pellerin and Jean Lin of Colony for the following post.

Coast to Coast Continues: The Exhibit
Last year, we teamed up with NYC-based independent furniture, lighting, and textile design gallery, Colony, for Coast to Coast. Together on a road trip adventure, we explored the United States in the name of design, discovery, and inspiration. We stopped for (and wrote about) visits to burgeoning design pockets of Detroit, Nashville, New Orleans, Austin, and the Santa Fe region of New Mexico, and were welcomed into their creative communities more wholeheartedly than we could’ve ever imagined.

Molly Haynes

Mackenzie Huffman

We are so excited to announce the next chapter in the Coast to Coast exploration: an exhibit showcasing the diverse expressions of American design, art, and craft that we uncovered along the way. Our co-presenting partner, NeueHouse, is the perfect site to host the work. The private workspace

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KAZA Concrete Releases a Bauhaus-Inspired Tile Collection by Aimee Munro

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                                The latest release from <a href="http://www.kaza.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">KAZA Concrete</a> is the winning design from last year&#8217;s Academy KAZA Tile Design Competition. The winner, Aimee Munro, was given the opportunity to bring her own design to concrete, an age-old material heavily used in Bauhaus architecture. The Sydney-based designer created the versatile <a href="http://www.kaza.com/designs/diverge"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Diverge</a> collection with a bold color palette and simple geometry that give nod to the Bauhaus movement. Comprising five tile designs, Diverge can be arranged into any configuration to become three-dimensional wall art.

The five tiles – I-Strike, II-Find, III-Reach, IV-Meet, and V-Dip – can stand on their own or they can be mixed and matched to create a design as simple or as bold as desired. In addition to the choice of patterns, Diverge is available in a variety of concrete pigments for further customization.

Photos by Zsolt Hlinka.

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Inside the Release of Mannington and Larry Bell’s The Hocus Collection

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.manningtoncommercial.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mannington</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                At NeoCon 2018, leading commercial flooring surfaces manufacturer <a href="https://www.manningtoncommercial.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mannington Commercial</a> debuted their first artist collaboration with renowned installation artist Gabriel Dawe, and together they released <a href="https://design-milk.com/moire-collection-gabriel-dawe-mannington-makes-debut-neocon/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">The Moiré Collection</a>. At this year’s NeoCon, Mannington is introducing another collaborative design collection, this time in partnership with master of light and surface <a href="https://larrybell.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Larry Bell</a>, known for experimenting with the nature of surface as it relates to space. The <a href="http://www.manningtoncommercial.com/neocon/hocus/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hocus Collection</a> will continue to drive Mannington’s goal of championing creativity and delivering advanced performance to commercial spaces sustainably.

Since its founding in 1915, Mannington Commercial has had one goal in mind – to be the best people to do business with in the flooring industry. Their full range of beautifully designed flooring products have been designed to work

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BIG and HHF Unveil the Multifunctional Puzzle House in Copenhagen

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                                Denmark&#8217;s annual design event, <a href="https://3daysofdesign.dk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">3daysofdesign</a>, brought together Bjarke Ingels of <a href="https://big.dk/#projects"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BIG</a> and Simon Frommenwiler of <a href="https://www.hhf.ch/hhf"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">HHF</a> to create an installation for the <a href="https://openembassy.dk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Embassy of Switzerland</a> in Copenhagen. The Danish and Swiss architects&#8217; multifunctional design comprises a series of geometric modules that fit together to form the &#8216;Puzzle House&#8217;. Each of the three-dimensional, puzzle-like components can be used individually as a seat and can be arranged into different compositions when extra seating is needed.

The Puzzle House is designed to encourage visitors to interact with each other in order to move the modules to new locations. But quiet solo spots can easily be carved out of the house for moments to reflect.

Puzzle House was on display May 23rd – 25th, 2019 at the embassy’s waterfront garden just north of Copenhagen. The project is part of the Swiss embassy’s Architecture in Residence (AiR) program that was formed as a way

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Spoke Art Gallery and Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Present Timeless

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/spoke-art-gallery-and-frank-lloyd-wright-foundation-present-timeless/spoke-art-flwright-1-stevethomas/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Spoke-Art-FLWright-1-SteveThomas-810x1080.jpg" alt="Spoke Art Gallery and Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Present Timeless" /></a>
                                San Francisco- and New York City-based <a href="https://spoke-art.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Spoke Art</a> gallery have a history of inviting artists to share work on various pop culture and cult classic themes, including <em>Star Wars</em>, <em>Lord of the Rings</em>, and <em>Bob&#8217;s Burgers</em>. Their latest show will present work focusing on iconic architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright which will be featured in a pop-up art exhibition that&#8217;s co-hosted by the <a href="https://franklloydwright.org/SpokeArt/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation</a>. With work from over a dozen international artists, <a href="https://spoke-art.com/blogs/news/frank-lloyd-wright-timeless"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><em>Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless</em></a> will be presented from June 14 &#8211; 16th, at FLW&#8217;s winter home, <a href="https://franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Taliesin West</a> in Scottsdale, Arizona. After that, the exhibition moves to Spoke Art&#8217;s sister gallery in New York, <a href="https://www.hashimotocontemporary.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hashimoto Contemporary</a>, where it&#8217;s open to the public from July 27 &#8211; 28th, 2019. The best part is that limited-edition, hand-numbered prints of the work will be for sale with prices starting at $50.

Rory Kurtz

Friday Five with Terry Eaton of Eaton Fine Art

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                                <em>It&#8217;s undeniable that Terry Eaton, President and Chief Curator of <a href="http://www.eatonfineart.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Eaton Fine Art</a> (EFA), has a good eye. Merging his childhood love of art and an innate entrepreneurial spirit with his business partner&#8217;s expertise in hospitality, Austin-based EFA is a full-service art consulting firm that specializes in curating unique art programs for the hospitality and healthcare industries. Since 1992, Terry and the EFA team have stayed atop trends by scouting art shows and artists the world over, integrating the best into their collaborations while keeping an eye on sustainable, locally-sourced art. Each project is diverse in design, with a fresh vision that carries forward each company&#8217;s unique narrative. Notable project collaborations include The Palace Hotel San Francisco, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Hilton West Palm Beach, the Four Seasons Austin, the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, and the recently completed Embassy Suites by Hilton in Downtown Minneapolis. In this week&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/friday-five/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal"><div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-375372" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/F5-Terry-Eaton-1-old-growth-trees-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/F5-Terry-Eaton-1-old-growth-trees-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/F5-Terry-Eaton-1-old-growth-trees-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/F5-Terry-Eaton-1-old-growth-trees-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/F5-Terry-Eaton-1-old-growth-trees-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/F5-Terry-Eaton-1-old-growth-trees.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>

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Fresh From the Dairy: Get Yourself Some Sunglasses

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                                Dark sunglasses can be mysterious, playful, or just good eye protection (we highly recommend that last one!), but they can also be art. Art that&#8217;s just perfect for summer, in fact. Our friends at <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Society6</a> have a wide array of <a href="https://society6.com/s?q=sunglasses&amp;context=sunglasses&amp;page=1?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">sunglasses</a> featured on just about everything from beach towels to stickers – and of course there are plenty of art prints to choose from!

Venice Beach Art Print by Alexander Grahovsky

Girl with Sunglasses Tote Bag by Sébastien Bouvier

Here’s Johnny Poster by KevlarLove

Rainbow Shades Beach Towel by Circa78Designs

Cigar Smoker Cigar Lover JFK Gifts Framed Art Print by RCSC

Vivian goes for a dip Acrylic Tray by My Mysterious Past

Floral Foxy Art Print by JBLITTLEMONSTERS

Lookout! Blue Version Sticker by The Pairabirds

I AM I Art Print by Eugenia Loli

Framed – Fashion Art Print by Ben Fearnley

In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to

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The Next Level 2019 Exhibition Shines at NYCxDesign

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                                <a href="https://www.next-levelnyc.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Next Level</a> is a fledgling design gallery that challenges the format of traditional profit-led trade shows and gallery curations by blurring the line between art and design. The 9,000 square foot space operates within its own ecosystem, where over 40 independent designers and artists display their works while acknowledging their connection to one another and the world as a whole.

During NYCxDesign, Next Level featured a minimalist backdrop that honored each participating designer’s unique aesthetic while allowing room for the unfolding of a story between each piece.

In collaboration with Pearl River Mart, the lower level of the space was transformed into an installation of more than 70 paper lanterns that had been painted by New York City artists. All proceeds went towards Robinhood.org fighting poverty in NYC and Artists.

Photos courtesy of Eskayel.

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The USPS Is Making All of Our Ellsworth Kelly Dreams Come True

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                                Just over three years after his death, the U.S. Post Office honored American abstract artist <a href="https://ellsworthkelly.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ellsworth Kelly</a> on what would have been his 96th birthday with stamps that highlight ten works of art. Kelly&#8217;s career spanned over 70 years and during that time he honed a distinctive style that incorporated simple shapes and patterns, bright colors, and hard edges. While widely known for his abstract paintings, his work crossed multiple mediums, including sculpture and printmaking, and now, <a href="https://store.usps.com/store/product/buy-stamps/ellsworth-kelly-S_478604"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">stamps</a>.

The forever stamps come as a sheet of 20 that feature 10 of Kelly’s works with two of each design, including: “Yellow White” (1961), “Colors for a Large Wall” (1951), “Blue Red Rocker” (1963), “Spectrum I” (1953), South Ferry, (1956), “Blue Green” (1962), “Orange Red Relief for Delphine Seyrig” (1990), “Meschers”, (1951), “Red Blue” (1964), and “Gaza” (1956).

The stamps are available now for $11 per sheet via USPS.com.

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3,564 Parts Have Been Used To Create This Cloud-Like Sculpture In North Carolina

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has created a modern sculpture named 'Pillars of Dreams', that's located in the plaza of the Valerie C. Woodard Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. #ModernSculpture #ModernArt #PublicSculpture

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Where I Work: Alex Daly

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New York City-based Alex Daly has been a driving force behind some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns over the years, including three books from Standards Manual (here, here, and here), Today clock, TLC’s new album, Neil Young’s audio player, and Joan Didion’s documentary, earning herself the much-deserved nickname, Crowdsourceress, and a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2016. She is the founder of Vann Alexandra and DalyPR, which eventually morphed into Daly, a company that was spun from crowdfunding clients looking for guidance post-campaign. Now, Daly brings the knowledge learned from running these massive campaigns and offers PR, events, and crowdfunding consultation services. This month’s Where I Work goes behind the scenes to see the colorful offices where Alex Daly does her best work.

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Our company, Daly, just relaunched this year as a modern marketing

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Fresh From The Dairy: Put Your Pack n Your Back

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                                Come summer, backpacks take on an entirely new role. Instead of hauling books and gym clothes they&#8217;re responsible for beach towels, sunscreen, and so much more! <a href="http://www.society6.com/?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Society6&#8217;s</a> sturdy <a href="https://society6.com/backpacks?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">backpacks</a> have so much personality, thanks to their independent artists – you&#8217;ll have a hard time narrowing it down to just one.

Sea Backpack by Vickn

sunshine state of mind Backpack by sunshinecanteen

Abstract line art 2 Backpack by ThingDesign

Peach Harvest Backpack by Leanne Simpson

Pueblo in Sienna Backpack by Becky Bailey

Stripe Black & White Horizontal Backpack by Beautiful Homes

Exotic Garden V Backpack by Burcu Korkmazyurek

Something Nostalgic Backpack by Päivi Vikström

Ferra Backpack by Tracie Andrews

eyes Backpack by claireligraphy

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

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LikeMindedObjects Is a Multifaceted Studio Spreading Its Creativity Far and Wide

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N718679.1204842DESIGN-MILK.COM/B22132105.247402178;dc_trk_aid=443943880;dc_trk_cid=116641082;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua="  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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                                <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N718679.1204842DESIGN-MILK.COM/B22132105.247404971;dc_trk_aid=443902559;dc_trk_cid=116598732;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua="  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LikeMindedObjects</a> is the studio of artist and designer Elise McMahon. Through her collection of resourcefully designed lighting, furniture, and objects, she hopes to empower us all by enhancing our quality of living. Aside from these colorful, lighthearted pieces that you can pick up in LikeMindedObjects’s shop, the team also works with clients to create custom furniture and lighting for all sorts of public and private spaces. LikeMindedObjects also collaborates on events and exhibitions that explore inclusivity and uniqueness. <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N718679.1204842DESIGN-MILK.COM/B22132105.247402178;dc_trk_aid=443943880;dc_trk_cid=116641082;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua="  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Squarespace</a> helps Elise out with her website and her shop, making it easy to update her shop with new pieces, making her feel tech savvy while also taking the middleman out of the typical web developer/client relationship.

Photo by Kyle Knodell

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