June 16th, 2013 — Design
French designer Philippe Starck talks about his new interactive designs for Flos that incorporate a bit of technology and some whimsy. The D’E-Light and Bibliotheque Nationale are a table and floor lamp that incorporate charging technology, and Chapeau is a new old-time movie-inspired design where your own hat becomes the shade. Special thanks to Flos for making this video possible.
WATCH: Design Milk Talks to Philippe Starck Video
June 6th, 2013 — Design
Line Up is a table designed by German designer Kosta Pamporis in collaboration with Florian Schulz. The tabletop is not 100% concrete, but actually a mixture of waste material from turning and sanding wood. Using this sawdust in a special concrete mixture creates a 40% lighter concrete slab. The addition of the really cool neon rope and wooden dowel legs make the table very trendy, too. I’m digging it
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Line Up Table by Kosta Pamporis
May 11th, 2013 — Design
Amy Sia is an Australian born fashion designer who moved to London two years ago to pursue a career in textile print design. Her dreamy, painterly artwork combined with her signature bold use of color has quickly caught the attention of many major design magazines, as well as Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. We’re seriously enamored with her pillows, and created palettes with Colourlovers for three of them for this week’s CMYLK .
Amy Sia’s Colorful Cushions
May 1st, 2013 — Design
Swedish designer Markus Johansson has released a slew of new products including the Walking Cabinet . The twisted form of the cabinet, coinciding with the four angled legs, give the appearance that it’s walking, as if it’s on its way somewhere. The body of the frame looks as if you pushed one side in one direction and pulled the other towards you, creating a piece that shows movement. You can even pair more than one together to form an entire system.
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Walking Cabinet by Markus Johansson
April 15th, 2013 — Design
Berlin-based product designer Dewa Bleisinger ‘s QUAD Trivet adjusts to a handful of sizes and patterns to accommodate any size pot you place on it. It unfolds from a simple square to a large circle, making it the only trivet you’ll ever need. It’s made from 16 wooden cubes that are connected with a silicone strip that’s hidden on the underside of the cubes. Besides being flexible, the silicone is also heat-resistant making it a safe place for your hot food. The chunky cubes are substantial and form a variety of geometric designs to not only do its job but to also look good on the table
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QUAD Trivet by Dewa Bleisinger
March 31st, 2013 — Design
Juhani Horelli is a Finnish furniture designer with a new start-up company byHorelli . With pieces rooted in traditional scandinavian design but with a fresh twist, Horelli’s aim is to provide quality, nice-looking furniture at a reasonable price.
Potato Chip Stool: Lastu by Juhani Horelli
March 23rd, 2013 — Design
Stefan Sagmeister is is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer whose firm Sagmeister & Walsh creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books, record covers, and objects. Born in Austria, he studied at the Pratt Institute on a Fulbright Scholarship, worked for Leo Burnett in Hong Kong, then returned to New York to establish his own business in 1993. Friday Five gets a look at his personal design favorites. We recently featured his new work – a set of cards called Halftone Satisfaction for The Luxe Project - earlier this week. 1. Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers Album Cover It’s the use of the actual zipper that so impresses me
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Friday Five with Stefan Sagmeister
March 19th, 2013 — Design
We mentioned back in our top 10 post on designer organization tools that you chose Post-it Notes as one of your favorite tools to help you stay organized. You can consider me part of that group, too, being as though I’ve got at least five stuck to my monitor right now. You can actually see them in this photo , along with my handy Karim Rashid Pebble dispenser .
Hooray For Big Ideas! Post-it Big Pads
March 8th, 2013 — Design
South Korean product and furniture designer Xerock Kim created a wooden cabinet covered in bark. Named Accumulation , the piece symbolizes the place at which tradition and modernity meet.
Accumulation: A Cabinet Covered in Bark by Xerock Kim
March 6th, 2013 — Design
When Canadian designer Geoffrey Lilge took on the task of tricking out his wife’s new restaurant, he found himself obsessed with finding the perfect cutting and charcuterie boards. This led to selling the restaurant and starting OnOurTable , a beautiful collection of kitchen and dining room objects handcrafted from solid wood. Box Series (above) – new items include: 3 charcuterie boards, 2 fruit boxes, a serving tray, and cutlery box. Crafted from hand-finished solid walnut, the collection aims to strip down each product to simply their essential forms
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Beautiful Wooden Kitchen Accessories: OnOurTable 2013 Collection