110” Samsung MicroLED Is All Screen by Design

It wasn’t all too long ago people would regularly complain about having a “hundred channels and nothing to watch”. With streaming media sources deluging us with both quantity and quality daily, the opposite seems true today. Throw in shelter-in-place measures, and we’re all watching more content these days, driving many households to upgrade their televisions to larger and more new displays. The recently launched 110” Samsung MicroLED represents the more aspirational end of this desire, an ultra-large screen aimed to bring the cinema into the home.

For those interested in specs, the new 110’’ MicroLED is capable or reproducing 100% of the DCI and Adobe RGB color gamut, with the display rated for a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours.

Unlike the majority of sets today, Samsung’s new 110’’ MicroLED uses micrometer-sized LED lights instead of LCD or OLED technology. The benefits are a picture similar to OLED, with the … Read the rest

China Takes the Top Spot in A’ Design Award’s 2020 World Rankings

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There’s been a shakeup this year in A’ Design Award’s 2020 World Design Rankings (WDR)! China surpassed the United States of America to rank number 1 among 108 represented countries. The U.S. took the number 2 spot followed by Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey and Australia.

The 2020 design rankings of countries is based on the number of design awards won at this world renown international juried design competition.

There were 86 platinum design awards won globally and two new countries are included in the rankings: Macau (China) and Iraq.

Besides the rankings, which you can find at worlddesignrankings.com, there are three additional tables for each country—strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. “Design Strengths” displays dominant design fields, … Read the rest

10 Wintry Modern Cabins We’d Be Happy To Hole up In

With the end of the year soon coming to a close, many of us might be covered in snow which means we should probably just face it that it’s Winter. That doesn’t have to mean drudgery, especially when you think about spending the colder months in a cozy modern cabin designed and built for the elements. We looked around and found ten modern cabins we’d love to hunker down in to get through the next few months.

Located adjacent to Kicking Horse ski resort in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Kicking Horse Residence was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as a family weekend getaway built for some amazing skiing.

Photo by Søren Harder Nielsen, courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Photo by Søren Harder Nielsen, courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter for a family of four, the Split View Mountain Lodge is a holiday home near the village of Geilo, Norway. The main volume splits out to … Read the rest

Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2020

Here we are at the end of a very strange year for everyone and the conclusion of our 2020 Year in Review coverage. While we’ve already shared the best of each category and a breakdown of each column, we felt like we needed to bring out the posts that really stood out and were the most read from the entire year. Without further ado, read below to see the best of the best with the top 10 most popular posts of 2020.

10. A Modern Home in Austin with a Pool That Bisects the House
Looking for quiet, a client enlisted Ravel Architecture to design a private home on a remote street in Austin, Texas. Named the M1700 House, the project involved finding a place to fit a full-size lap pool on a challenging site with a 25-foot elevation change. To solve the issue, the architects placed the pool so … Read the rest

2020 Year in Review: Our Shop Faves

2020 is quickly coming to a close (yay!) and with that we’re checking out the most popular, the go-tos, the best of the best, top-selling designs from our Design Milk Shop. The top 10 includes a bit of everything, from puzzles to candles to pet beds… Can you guess what’s #1? Read on to find out which designs have been flying off the (virtual) shelf here at Design Milk in 2020.

10. CLIP LUXE Wall Hook by Bendo >>> Featured here
Bendo has taken wall hooks to a new level with the CLIP LUXE which is in the shape of an oversized paper clip. The clever, multifunctional hook can be used anywhere in your home or office to hold coats, towels, aprons, magazines, dog leashes, you name it! Available in Black, Copper and Chrome.

9. zMask by Zimarty >>> Featured here
Zimarty flipped the face mask game on its … Read the rest

2020 Year in Review: Where I Work

Every month, we drop in on designers in their space to get some insight into how and where they work, because we’re the type of people that are just as interested in the designer as we are the product they designed. There’s something about getting a peek inside someone’s workspace, how they function and their process to help really appreciate their work that much more. Now that the year is coming to a close, we’re taking a look back to see everyone featured in our Where I Work column in 2020.

Where I Work: Jason Miller of Roll & Hill
Jason Miller is the founder of Brooklyn-based Roll & Hill, a lighting manufacturing company he launched in 2010. A designer himself, Miller works closely with lots of independent designers to create the brand’s extensive range of collections. Their Sunset Park headquarters is home to their on-demand production practices, where parts … Read the rest

2020 Year in Review: Unframed

Every month our resident art expert, David Behringer, searches for the best of what’s happening in modern art in New York City galleries. He seeks the best exhibitions and shows that most of us wouldn’t even know existed, and shares an up close and personal view of the artist and their work. If you missed any of his posts or just want to take another look, read on for a visual exploration of NYC’s art scene that David covered in our Unframed column in 2020.

Circuit Boards of Sound: The Sculpture of Steve Parker
The brass horns in the sculpture of Steve Parker make music… but not how you’d expect. In this electrified sculpture, a viewer’s touch activates beautiful and unexpected recordings. Several of his interactive works were on view at the Cue Art Foundation in New York in what was a must-see (and must hear) exhibition titled “Futurist Listening” … Read the rest

A Colorful Collaboration: FACETASM x Jordan Why Not? Zer0.4

NBA superstar and new Washington Wizard Russell Westbrook is renown for an unrelenting and dynamic on-court persona, one matched off the hardwood by a deep passion for fashion – a driving force which has manifested in generations of Jordan “Why Not?” sneakers every bit as expressive as its signature superstar. Westbrook’s latest signature shoe – the Jordan “Why Not?” Zer0.4 – arrives in a trio of inline colorways, with an extra special edition designed in collaboration with Japanese cult fashion brand, FACETASM.

Represented by a colorful amalgamation and arrangement of patterns, colors and textures across the entire Jordan “Why Not?” Zer0.4 collection, Westbrook credits his hometown of South Central Los Angeles’ and Greater Los Angeles’ vibrant landscape and community as the inspiration for the playfully prismatic designs. But it’s arguably the fourth edition designed in partnership with FACETASM founder Hiromichi Ochiai that arrives bearing the most interesting backstory, noting … Read the rest

Best Get Out! Posts of 2020

This year more than ever, our outdoor spaces have become critical for our sanity since most of us were stuck at home during the pandemic. Whether a small balcony or a massive backyard with a pool and garden, outdoor spaces can be extensions of our interior spaces and designed in the same way. Dress it up or down, there are millions of options to personalize it to your own needs throughout the year. From modern outdoor furniture to beehives to elegant planters, Design Milk shared a bit of everything in our Get Out! column in hopes of helping you create the outdoor spaces of your dreams.

10. Rehome Your Plants with the Terra Collection
Georg Jensen has just released a new collaborative collection with Snøhetta, called Terra, a series of indoor and outdoor pots and plant accessories constructed from steel and terracotta that at once feel fresh yet familiar.

9. … Read the rest

2020 Year in Review: Taste

This year we feasted on some delectable treats and food-centric art from our friends TJ Girard and Bob Spiegel of Pinch Food Design. These culinary veterans seamlessly blend food and design in their daily lives, and monthly in our lives through their Taste column, where they share some delicious posts about all things food + design. Now we’re taking a second look at what they featured throughout 2020.

NYC’s Nami Nori Restaurant Turns Hand Rolls into Tacos
It is not often Pinch Food Design are equally impressed by food and design innovation with the same intensity. But Nami Nori, a new Japanese restaurant in NYC’s West Village, has officially blown us away. Besides the three founders all being alums of Masa, the only 3-Michelin-star sushi restaurant in the country, Nami Nori has captivated our creative senses with their show stopping take on temaki served up “taco style” on perfectly cut … Read the rest