Design an Outdoor Solution That Suits You With Skagerak’s Tradition Collection

Starting today, running through to May 2nd, 2021, you can get 15% off Skagerak outdoor furniture. Prices as marked. Terms + conditions may apply. Explore the full Skagerak Outdoor collection here.

We can’t seem to get outdoor furniture out of our minds this time of year, so today we’re sharing Skagerak’s modular outdoor collection – Tradition. Designed by Povl Eriksen, the series was created around the thought that form does not follow function, rather they go together. Tradition is a flexible design solution that can adapt to your specific needs without compromise on aesthetic, comfort or quality. Create a sofa large enough to accommodate all of your neighbors or a two-seat sofa that’s perfect for that out of the way nook. What we’re saying is, we love this streamlined modular collection that knows no bounds and think you will too.

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DMTV Milkshake: Chen Chen on Making Magic in Unexpected Ways

This week’s DMTV Milkshake guest is Chen Chen, co-founder of the Brooklyn design studio Chen Chen & Kai Williams. With his co-founder Kai Williams, Chen transforms humble materials into deeply unexpected forms. The duo’s Cold Cut Coaster / Rugs (shown below) is the clearest example, with wood, resin-soaked fabric, and more reworked as objects that resemble nothing as much as a slice of highly processed meat.

In this week’s Milkshake, Chen pulls questions from the duo’s Leg Bowl (making its second Milkshake appearance, following its debut with Carly Ayres) and walks us through the group’s process — for example, sharing how a quotidian quartz stone, familiar to any hiker in the Mid-Atlantic, is reworked into the luminous petals of their Stone Rose Light. “It just looks like a potato,” says Chen. “There’s nothing remarkable about it, but when you cut it open, you have this very beautiful kind … Read the rest

Before and after — the laundry/mud room reveal

Whoohoo, the reveal day is here — I’m done with the laundry and mud room makeover! The main goal of these updates was to add more functional storage, and I definitely accomplished that. 
And even with all of that new storage, this has become the prettiest room in the house! It is so lovely! Marrying form and function is my favorite thing. 
Before I share a million pictures, let’s recap where we started and what I’ve added over the past couple of months. You can see my plan to add more storage to this mud/laundry room combo here.
This side of the room was where I focused most of my time: 
We had the countertop to start with, and I added a curtain around the bottom to hide the kitty litter. 
Problem was, the counter was usually a MESS of stuff that didn’t have a home or needed to go
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Model No. Turns Food Waste + Reclaimed Wood Into Home Furnishings

Model No. provides bespoke furniture with short-lead times, by using the latest 3D-printing technology. 3D-printed items are traditionally made with petroleum-based plastics, which is great for customization, but bad for the environment. So Model No. uses biopolymers and plant-based resins instead. These materials are sourced from the remains of food crops, reducing waste and providing a purpose for otherwise unused materials. They supplement the 3D-printed elements with locally sourced, reclaimed and FSC-certified wood and recyclable materials like steel and aluminum. And because each item is made to order, inventory waste is eliminated, too. We spoke to co-founder and CTO, Jeffrey McGrew, to find out more…

Tell me a little bit about your childhood, education and background in terms of how you first became interested in creativity, design and sustainability.

I’m actually a licensed architect, and prior to Model No. I was running a very sustainably-minded creative design-build firm. … Read the rest

The Sonos Roam Is Smaller, More Portable and Surprisingly Loud

In 2019 Sonos launched the Move, a portable Bluetooth speaker with a surprisingly robust sound intended to be carried anywhere in or around the house, including outdoors. But while the Sonos Move’s portability is its primary selling point – with a built-in grip, 11-hour battery life and wireless charging base – how far one might take the Move is dictated and limited by its fairly hefty size and weight. You might venture carrying the Move into the backyard while poolside, gardening or enjoying dinner beneath the stars, but bringing it for outdoor excursions beyond the home isn’t its primary objective. The new Sonos Roam arrives as a smaller and more portable speaker intended to fill-in that gap, extending the range of the Sonos eco-system far beyond the Move’s periphery.

Smaller, lighter and with an IP67 water-and-dust-resistant rating, the Sonos Roam is obviously designed as the sort of device you … Read the rest

CB2 Brings the Timeless Pieces of Paul McCobb To Life After 50 Years

When you picture a modern living room, you might have Paul McCobb to thank for that vision. Known as one of the leading voices in American modern design, McCobb’s portfolio is full of enduring pieces that seem as though they were designed just yesterday. Now, for the first time in half a century, CB2 is producing some of his timeless furniture, lighting and outdoor pieces from the 1950s in the Paul McCobb Collection.

McCobb was a pioneer for modern furniture and his pieces are just as influential today as when they graced the first set of The Today Show or the offices of Columbia Records in the ’60s. This collection is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to curate and deliver authentic, timeless design and we’re proud to bring back this piece of modern heritage.

– CB2 President, Ryan Turf

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F5: Cara Woodhouse Reveals Her Secret Hobby

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Design is clearly Cara Woodhouse’s passion, luckily it’s also her job. Cara Woodhouse Interiors is a full-service design firm based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She strives to find the perfect balance within every space, getting great satisfaction from collaboration with designs to make their dreams a reality. Cara’s design services include architecture consulting, contract management, spatial planning, material and finish selections, custom furniture and millwork and antiquing. She’s worked on projects in Miami, New York City, the Hamptons, Boston, Nantucket, Westchester, Los Angeles, London and beyond. Amongst others, Cara’s current projects include a Central Park West apartment, the Playboy offices in Beverly Hills, a Brooklyn townhouse, a West Village townhouse and a mid-century modern home in West Hollywood. She’s also become a brand ambassador for several home furnishing companies as well as a world-renowned social media influencer.

Today Cara joins us for Friday Five!

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Photo courtesy Vogue

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Seth Rogen’s Cannabis Lifestyle Brand Houseplant Embraces High Design

Actor Seth Rogen’s affinity for cannabis is practically as synonymous with the amiable personality as his hearty warm guffaw. But it’s only recently his passion for working clay into ceramics has nearly eclipsed his rep for his ever-stoned state. Rogen’s efforts have become more pronounced with the combination of his two passions into a singular branded effort, culminating in Houseplant, a cannabis lifestyle brand of high design for high times.

Seth Rogen’s first Ash Tray set immediately sold out. The second edition shares a similar organic mid-century aesthetic celebrating the enjoyment of cannabis in forms that could easily be adapted for non-cannabis use.

“Almost ten years ago, I envisioned having my own weed company,” says Rogen, “And today I can say that my company Houseplant’s weed will be available in California next week! Also, Houseplant is making lovely Housegoods like ashtrays, lighters, and YES, even ceramics.”

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How to create a feature wall that makes a BIG statement!

Hey there! I just have some minor tweaks to make in the laundry/mud room and I’m DONE! I’m hoping to share it with you next week. 🙂 Whew, this one has worn me out, but I love it so very much. It’s SO pretty. This latest addition on the big empty wall has made the whole space!
When we moved the upper cabinets, I knew this wall would feel pretty sparse. Even with the added DIY shelf over the washer and dryer, it still needed something: 
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I already knew what I wanted to do — when I decided to tackle this room weeks ago I ordered some wallpaper samples to see how they looked in person. **Just like paint, I recommend seeing wallpaper in your space before ordering. 
When you have a
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The Design Milk Team Celebrates National Pet Day!

Though we all know it’s really every day if you’re a good pet parent, National Pet Day is this Sunday, April 11th. Lots of us on the Design Milk team are pet lovers down to the core, so we thought it would be fun to share a few of our pets and just a little bit about them, including their pick from our Pets shop section that they either own and love or would like to give a test run! These cats and dogs are the stars, we’re just along for the ride.

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Kelly Beall, Senior Editor and Art Director
Pet’s Name: Remy
Age: 1 year old
Breed: orange tabby cat

Remy’s favorite toys are things that aren’t cat toys or things he knows he’s not supposed to bother. I always ask him if he’s a space alien because he’s the most chaotic cat I’ve ever met!

Given the choice, … Read the rest