ROOM Launches New Modular Meeting Rooms for the Modern Workspace

New York-based ROOM continues to reimagine the modern workspace with modular architectural solutions that give employees options for privacy. The startup just launched a trio of new designs – the Meeting Room, Open Meeting Room, and the Focus Room – offering private spaces for focused work or collaboration, whether it’s in-person or virtual. The mini rooms allow businesses sustainable and flexible alternatives to fixed construction that costs less in the grand scheme of things.

With the global pandemic still affecting how and where we work, companies are seeking new, safer solutions that will allow workers back into the office. The modular pods can fit into any space and be used for just about any purpose as a business’ needs change over time, long after the pandemic ends, making them practical investments.

The Meeting Room is a private space with bench seating on either side and a wall-mounted table … Read the rest

Creating New Storage Space This Winter: A Short Guide

Whether you’re living in a small home with limited space or you’re just looking to create a new and innovative storage system for your extra belongings, a project based on your space-saving ambitions is the perfect way to give yourself a productive task. With hundreds of DIY websites online offering varied tips on how to go about creating space-saving furniture and cabinets, this article aims to simplify the advice, giving you easy tips to follow as you create new storage space in your home.

Materials

As always, your plan begins with the materials that you’d like to use for your home storage builds. Ordinarily, you’ll not be shopping for the cheapest options when it comes to wood, plastics, or metals – you’ll be trying to find the color of material that best suits your home interior.

Once you’ve settled on a shade of material and the aesthetic dimension of your … Read the rest

The Only 5 Corner Sofas You Should Consider Buying

When you have a very specific interior design requirement for your modern sofa, for example, that it will fit in the corner of your living space, it can be tough to comb through all the options available. We decided to take all the guesswork out of it and do the research for you.

Today we’re sharing 5 of the best corner sofas on the market. We’ve gathered the top picks for high-quality upholstery, exceptional craftsmanship, and styling so that you can make completing your home decor a cinch.

Some of our featured brands include Allform, West Elm, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, and Brentwood.

5 Best Sleeper Sofas Consumers Loved This Year

1. Allform 4 Seat Corner Sectional Chaise Sofa

Price: Starting at $2245
Where To Buy: Allform’s website

Photo courtesy of Allform

What real customers loved about the 4-Seat Corner Sectional by Allform

Customers love this mid-century modern, modular sofa, with … Read the rest

Take 5: Multifunctional Pan, Retro Dining Chair, Super-Automatic Espresso Maker + 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. Senior Editor and Art Director Kelly Beall takes the reigns this week for our Take 5 series…

1. Our Place Lavender Always Pan
If you love to cook and tend to run low on space in the kitchen, then you’re likely to appreciate the Always Pan from Our Place just as much as I do. This one pan replaces 8(!) traditional pieces of cookware all while looking good enough to leave out on the stovetop if need be. With this multifunctional giant you can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve and store your food. My favorite touch is the way the accompanying beechwood spatula happily nests … Read the rest

Things to Consider When Buying Sash Windows

Windows are installed in every house for ventilation purposes, but functionality is not the only thing you should consider when shopping for new windows. They used to be only a necessity, but nowadays, windows are a combination of necessity and luxury.

You can find many types of windows on the market, but sash windows seem to be the most elegant and practical choice out there, hence why so many people decide to install them in their houses. Without further ado, here are the most important things to consider when buying sash windows.

Sustainability

Sustainability is not a trend any more, it should be a way of living for all of us. When you are shopping for windows, it is crucial to find sustainable products. Fortunately, sash windows have that option, when you choose the wooden type of your windows. Wood provides high-environmental advantages over carbon-intensive materials such as plastics and … Read the rest

The Coolest Modern RVs, Trailers and Campers

Whether you’re an occasional camper looking for something small to pull to your next campsite or you want a top-of-the-line, no-expense-spared Xpedition vehicle, we got you covered. We scoped out some of our favorite recreational vehicles that do away with the typical aesthetics they’re general known for and focused on the modern variety that have been popping up more and more as people look to get away. Take a look at six of our favorite modern RVs, XVs, campers, and caravans.

The DROPLET is a compact teardrop trailer decked out with a light-filled, insulated shell that fits a queen size bed for a good night’s sleep. The large windows are perfect for stargazing or if you’re looking for privacy, the shades come down for added coziness. A sheltered kitchen is on the back of the trailer making it easy to fix meals while still enjoying everyone’s company outside. The DROPLET … Read the rest

Making Your Dream Home a Reality – Avoid These Mistakes

A fantastic room design makes you feel right at home in your, well, home! And if you place your furniture just right, you can maximize the given space in any room and turn it into its best form.

Of course, most rooms are flexible, meaning that there is no one size fits all in terms of arrangement, or furniture, as it relies more on your own design sense and intent on what you aim to use a specific room for, be it as a living room, a bedroom, or a storage closet.

However, flexible as your custom rooms may be, it is still not infallible to mistakes, where furniture could end up looking cluttered, messy, or even useless.

A bad design choice and not a room you would feel comfortable in, which I don’t think is what you are aiming for! With that said, let’s examine some room design mistakes … Read the rest

Studio thonik Makes Its Graphic Mark on Their Own New Studio

Graphic design studio thonik recently completed their new, self-designed and built studio in Amsterdam, a project that marks their first three-dimensional design. Thomas Widdershoven, thonik’s co-founder, designed the studio in collaboration with MMX Architects as a “spacial manifesto of thonik’s design philosophy, characterized by social commitment and a playful take on modernism’s heritage.” The project took 12 long years to design and complete the build as the business requirements and needs changed over time, but the wait appears to be worth it when you see the finished results.

The new studio lives within a mixed-use building where it occupies two floors. A sake bar is located on the ground floor and a Japanese Omakase restaurant is on the first floor, while an event space named ‘the thonik loft’ takes up the top floor and a rooftop terrace gives visitors 360-degree views of Amsterdam’s inner city and financial district.

The graphic … Read the rest

Discover the Basic Needs of Construction Site Employees

Contrary to the past, the current generation has access to luxurious homes. The reason behind this is that the construction industry has gone through a technological boom over time. Thus, erecting visually appealing houses has not only become a relatively easy task for builders but they also typically fall within the financial grasp of the general public.

However, despite being equipped with the latest gear, contractors still heavily rely on construction site workers. So the project managers need to ensure all the necessary facilities to the site workers. That way, the workforce will be motivated to give its best shot.

If you are wondering what accounts for the basic needs of construction site employees, the following list will give a much-needed clarity:    

Accommodation Facilities

Construction sites are hands down, one of the dirtiest places out there. It is because the workers are always engaged in tasks like hammering, drilling, … Read the rest

Friday Five with Jorey (Shosh) Friedman

Jorey (Shosh) Friedman, Vice President and Principal of SB Architects, has over 25 years of experience providing architectural design expertise. Her speciality is large-scale projects that include hospitality, golf and resort residential communities and mixed-use developments. She has the ability to create and sustain a strong project vision from concept to construction, all while building and maintaining positive client relationships. Her leadership capabilities forge strong project teams that work together efficiently and effectively. Jorey leads the design and presentation of many of the firm’s most prominent projects in the United States and around the world. Her long-term commitments to the firm include playing an active role in business development and providing mentorship for junior architects within the firm. Today Jorey joins us for Friday Five!

1. Textures + Patterns in Nature
I love photographing nature. I like getting so close that you can’t really discern what you’re … Read the rest