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Take 5: Mini Subs, Yayoi Kusama, Bowie Polaroids + More

Every other week we’re inviting one of the Design Milk team to share five personal favorites – an opportunity for each of us to reveal the sort of designs we use and appreciate in our own lives from a more personal perspective. Editor-in-Chief Caroline Williamson returns this week for our Take 5 series. 1. Nadia Michaux’s “World’s Smallest Sub” I...

The Passport Work Table Brings Flexibility to Offices at Home + Beyond

Height-adjustable tables are hardly anything new. These days, they’re found beyond contract spaces in many home offices and lauded for their flexibility in providing variety and comfort to those needing to maximize their productivity. However, they are sometimes a bit of an eyesore, require access to power or feel to cumbersome to adjust manually, and...

DMTV Milkshake: A Peek Inside Ceramicist Helen Levi’s Queens Studio

In this week’s Milkshake, ceramicist Helen Levi welcomes us to her studio in Queens, New York. This is where she creates her highly regarded work: mugs and cups, plates and bowls, and – our favorite – her colorful tiles. Her work is distinguished by highly graphic vibes (like these incredible Color Field tiles) and a determined sense of whimsy – like...

ONSEN Wins Wallpaper* Design Award for Best Outdoor Lounge

“The ONSEN collection is very simple and blends well with diverse architectural spaces. We developed it with the intention of transmitting calm, like Japanese architecture. We are inspired by rationality, by geometry, and elemental shapes that do not need heavy ornamentation,” said designers Francesco Meda and David Quincoces. When Wallpaper* announced...

Eskayel + Jaime Derringer’s New Collab Mixes Two Very Different Art Styles

We teased a peek of this unique collaboration last week when we shared February’s Designer Desktop, but today we’re excited to introduce Sea Galaxy, a mural wallpaper and fabric collaboration between Shanan Campanaro, founder of Eskayel, and Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk! Jaime recently tapped Shanan to help her design custom drapes for...

The Unexpectedly Playful NomNom Light

“NomNom Light is about playful minimalism with unexpected logic. The silhouette is simple, but it has an unexpected playfulness to it that keeps you looking,” said designer Odin Visser. Created for lifestyle brand Moooi, the contemporary, versatile suspension light adds to their overall collection. Visser’s goal for the NomNom Light was to design...

Ella Doran Turns Leftover Household Paint Into a One-Off Art Piece

Artist and surface pattern designer Ella Doran has created a one-off artwork piece called “Paint Drop.” The piece took form during the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired by the idea of using leftover house paint as part of Ella’s on-going commitment and passion for the circular economy. The call to action went out via Instagram – “Waste paint wanted!” – and...

Everything We Saw + Loved at KBIS 2023

Last week, we headed to Las Vegas to check out the 10th edition of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and we are still reeling from everything we saw! Did you catch our live coverage on Instagram? From fixtures to surfaces, ovens to wash basins, showers to closets, we got to see the latest products and collections from legacy and emerging brands...

The Tear Away House Merges Old and New With a Vertical Rupture

Working with a slew of challenging site conditions, Splinter Society thought creatively when designing an addition to a historical home in Ivanhoe, a suburb of Melbourne. The Tear Away House is born from an existing, two-story brick structure that’s connected to an adjoining home with a shared wall. To make it work, a portion of the original structure...

Eames Office X Globe Silhouette Series Are Decked Out in Iconic Designs

The Eames Office’s collaboration with skate brand Globe has already proven fruitful before in their efforts to honor the creative legacy of Ray and Charles Eames, previously reviving a fallen tree sourced from the Eames House property and transforming it into a very precious collectible for the most fortunate and dedicated Eames enthusiasts. The partnership...

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