7 Modern Dog Outerwear Options To Keep Them Warm

We’ve been having some pretty cold winter days here in Ohio — and I know we’re not the only ones. So, while you’re bundling up in snow or rain boots, coats, scarves and gloves, remember to keep your pup warm, too. Not only will these 7 modern outerwear options keep them safe, toasty and dry, but they’ll also make your dog look even cuter!

Dog in the Painter's Wife Sarah Style raincoat

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The Sarah Raincoat for dogs is inspired by fishermen raincoats off the Spanish Atlantic coast. This jacket is made with recycled polyester from plastic waste collected from oceans, fishing nets and textile waste. We love it because it protects your dog from rain and dries fast.

Dog Threads' Swiss Teddy Jacket

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Chilly nights where you live? This U.S.-made soft, fluffy jacket will protect your dog from a chill in the air without … Read the rest

Top 8 Most Comfortable Futons of 2021

Futons are a great option for anyone seeking a multi-functional piece of furniture. That’s because futon frames can be moved into different positions, typically a seating position and a flat, bed position.  

In addition, futon mattresses are a great fit for a range of homes and situations whether it’s small spaces, guest rooms, or studio apartments. 

In this article, we’re going to share the best futons available in 2021 to help you make your purchase. We’ll break down the process for how we review futon mattresses and also how we categorize them. 

This list will include the most comfortable, the most pet-friendly, the best memory foam, the best for small apartments, best for guest rooms, best twin size, best dorm rooms, best for easy assembly, and best wood futon.

How We Chose the Best Futon Couch

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Nendo Launches DIY Non-Inflatable Soccer Ball for Kids in Impoverished Areas

Japanese design studio nendo just launched the My Football Kit project that aims to popularize soccer (or football depending on where you live) in hopes of bringing more players to the sport. Throughout impoverished communities around the world, soccer balls are not easy to come by, and if they are acquired, the children do not have access to air pumps or any way to fix the damage that happens over time. In order to give children a chance to play and enjoy the beloved sport, nendo designed a non-inflatable soccer ball that mimics the feel of kicking a regular ball, with a design that’s based on the structure of the traditional Japanese woven bamboo ball. Nendo partnered with global ball manufacturer Molten to create My Football Kit, a set of 54 pieces that assembly together like a puzzle to form a soccer ball.

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The 5 Best Couches and Sofas of 2021 and Where You Can Buy Them

Your couch might just be the most important purchase you make for your home. After all, it’s where you’ll spend the majority of your waking hours while home, and the centerpiece of your living room when you entertain. 

That’s why we’ll be reviewing the best quality couches as well as the best sofa brands in our Best Couches of 2021 review. You’ll see options from Allform, Urban Outfitters, Crate & Barrel, West Elm and Pottery Barn. We’ll also do a deep dive into coveted features and style trends such as: deep seats, modular construction, customization choices and modern design elements.  

The 5 Best Couches of 2021

  1. Best Overall: Sofas and Sectional by Allform
  2. Best Value Sofa: The Winslow by Urban Outfitters
  3. Best Family Sofa: The Hayward by Crate & Barrel
  4. Best Leather Sofa: The Hamilton by West Elm
  5. Best Comfort Sofa: The Comfort by Pottery Barn

1. Allform

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Sensel Haptic Touchpad Adds a Higher Degree of Touch

Many laptop users find their built-in touchpads a necessary compromise for the sake of portability at the cost of ergonomic and functional control. Touch technology specialists Sensel is aiming to improve the situation by adding a nuanced level of control and manipulation to the humble laptop touchpad with the announcement of a new modular touch and haptic feedback solution.

“Until now, touch and haptic technologies have been designed separately, resulting in challenging integrations for manufacturers and inconsistent performance for end-customers,” says Sensel CEO and Co-founder Ilya Rosenberg. Sensel’s approach to the touchpad integrates these two existing tactile technologies with a high resolution capacitive touch grid pad merged with a “Force Field Technology” engineered to register the amount of force applied per finger and converts it into both force and shape data. A direct drive haptics system is the third and final element, providing a degree of force feedback, opening the … Read the rest

Best projects of 2020 and plans for 2021!

Hello there! This is always one of my favorite posts of the year because I see how productive I am…even when I don’t feel like it! I don’t feel like a total sloth after pulling this post together. Especially after this last crazy year!
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I didn’t think I’d have much to share, but I did plenty last year. They weren’t all huge before and after makeovers…but I think I like these even better! Most of the projects are easy to accomplish in a day or two with little
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The 6 Best Places to Buy a Well-Made Couch Right Now

We’ve reviewed tons of sofas, sectionals, loveseats and more on this site and rated them based on their comfort, style, customizability and construction. We’ve also taken a close look at which retailers and showrooms have the best quality, prices, policies, and customer service. Here we’ll share our top picks for six of the best places to buy a sofa for your living room this year.

So whether you’re looking for a loveseat, traditional leather sofa or a sectional sofa with a mid-century modern flair, we’ve got options to help you find out where to buy the best couch for your budget.

6 Best Places to Buy a Couch in 2021

1. Allform

Price Range: $1145 to $4500

Photo courtesy of Allform

What real customers loved about Allform

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DMTV Milkshake: Creating a New Maximal Minimalism With Harry Nuriev

This week’s DMTV Milkshake guest is Harry Nuriev, founder and principal designer of Crosby Studios.

Harry Nuriev’s Crosby Studios is a Moscow-born design house with a New York name: Nuriev settled on it during a post-graduation trip to Manhattan. It’s also proven to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, as Nuriev now runs offices both in Russia and, since 2017, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Heralded as a leading arbiter of a new sense of vibrant minimalism, Nuriev today celebrates the launch of Crosby Street Home, a virtual space showcasing his home goods and loungewear. Using gaming software and AR technology, customers can explore a virtual apartment and download 3D models to visualize objects within their own homes.

Crosby Studios Home Virtual Showroom

Though the color palette is deeply restricted — witness the primacy of Nuriev’s trademark royal blue — the textures are rich and varied, as seen on his velour dining … Read the rest

Olive Pro 2-in-1 Hearing Aids and Earbuds Exemplify Inclusive Design Technology

The following post is brought to you by Olive Pro. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.

The ubiquity of mobile audio devices today means we’re treated to a plethora of options when it comes to earbuds and headphones. Yet across the board most wearable audio shares similar form factors, many delivering marginally varying degrees of in/on ear performance. But Olive Union Founder and CEO Owen Song’s impetus for designing the Olive Pro stands out for the higher motive behind its design – one that could benefit the lives of any of the 466-million people affected by hearing loss globally.

“When my uncle first needed hearing assistance, everything from design and pricing to technology and maintenance turned him away,” says Song, “Our third generation Olive Pro was built for him and others suffering from some level of hearing loss.”

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The perfect under the sink organization solution!

You know how great it is to find a solution for an organization issue that’s bugged you for years? That’s how I feel about this under cabinet organization fix I recently found. I just can’t believe it took me this long to find it!
We had to make quick design decisions when finishing this house since we took over a spec build that had already started. We’re thrilled with most of the design decisions I made, but there are a few things I wish I could change
Our builder suggested this option, and I approved them without really looking at the detail. Having all cabinets and no lower drawers is the woooorst

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I have cursed and raised my fist in the air many times standing at that vanity. Maybe it wouldn’t

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