May 22nd, 2012 — Design
Israeli designer Hilla Shamia uniquely joins the materials of aluminum and wood in this Wood Casting series. Using a whole tree trunk, Shamia pours molten aluminum directly onto the wood, which burns the surface and darkens the wood. The wood gets cut up lengthwise and put into a mold to form the frame and legs of the piece. Each piece is completely one-of-a-kind due to the various trees used and depending on the “leakage” of the metal throughout the wood cracks. I love the mix of natural wood and the sleek modern metal.
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Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia
December 10th, 2011 — Designer Stuff
Do you think that Christmas trees should match with a home’s decor? I don’t! I think that the Christmas tree should be whatever a person wants it to be, whether it fits in with their decor or not. (It’s only temporary anyway, right?)
Would you rather have a modern Christmas tree like the colorful white one above? Or would you rather have a traditional tree with the reds, golds, and greens of the holiday season? Does your preference of a Christmas tree conflict with the style of your home? I’d love to hear all about it!
[Images: Modern tree / Traditional Tree]
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December 7th, 2011 — Designer Stuff
Last week, when I talked about six different Christmas trees, I promised something for those who don’t celebrate Christmas. I know I’m a few days behind, but here I am with six different menorahs!
Do you celebrate Hanukkah? If so, what type of menorah do you celebrate with? Do you prefer a more traditional menorah, or would you go for some of the more modern ones, like the first one in the second row above? (It’s made of concrete!)
The menorahs above, from L to R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
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November 18th, 2011 — Designer Stuff
Forget drummers drumming and partridges in pear trees – on the 12th day of this holiday season you could be the winner of the ever beautiful Eames Lounge Chair. Way better than some bird, right? I’d say so.
Starting December 1st, Smart Furniture is giving away one Eames product manufactured by Herman Miller each day until December 12th. All you have to do to is Enter Smart Furniture’s Eames Contest is fill out a quick form on their site and you’re in!
Personally, I wouldn’t mind winning one of those Plywood Dining Chairs. How about you – which Eames product would you want to win the most?
March 21st, 2010 — Design
The style of David Stine is a fusion of sustainability and classic American flair. Each of his designs are made using only carefully-selected wood from trees that have reached the end of their lifespans. The Sycamore Round table pictured above looks more like a polished version of a tree stump you’d see in a forest! Mathew Bench A coffee table-like piece with a black cherry single board top and a base constructed out of American black walnut. Pine Cant Bench A bench made out of a single block of white pine
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August 24th, 2009 — Design
The BOSKKE Sky Planter will make you re-think how you decorate with plants. http://www.boskke.com Related posts: Lumi Solar Planter Modern Planter Box Missed Trees ©2009 Design Milk | Posted by Jaime in Home Furnishings | Permalink | No comments Sponsored Topics: Milk – Business – USS Planter – Technology – Jaime
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BOSKKE Sky Planter