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New Metallic Bubble Wrap: Thinner, Stronger, Better

One of the most common and beloved packing materials now comes in a metal form.<p>Bubble Wrap®—first invented as three-dimensional wallpaper, believe it …

Prismatic Sculpture by Phillip Low - The Fox Is Black

I remember first encountering prisms in my youth. There was something about the refraction of light and ability to make rainbows dance along the …

40 Years of Togo and Still Going Strong

<i>What makes a timeless classic piece of furniture? What goes into the design, the manufacturing and the distribution that equates to its value? We</i> …

Architecture

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

For inspirational ceramic tile flooring, look no further than Catalonia.<p>Steven Holl collaborated with craftsmen on every element of this landmark performing arts building.<p>Dive into our essential guides on building-products to help you design your next project.<p>Exploring the potential of glue …

Architecture

Think twice - Binary Prints

The Unsung Industrial Design Firm Behind Street Charge: Pensa

This week New York City saw the trial launch of Street Charge, a series of tree-like structures sprouting up in public spaces. And as the name …

Product Design

Lucida Dreams Come True: Kickstart a 21st-Century Version of a 19th-Century Optical Drawing Aid

When I used to work for an artist who specialized in photorealistic portraiture, I remember watching the assistants use a projector to draft the …

I wish

I wish I could live in this New York apartment. I wish I could be clean and tidy. I wish my fat labrador didn't shed hair, that my blind husband …

A Customizable Desk System That Tames Creative Chaos

Not everyone can work from home. (I can.) Perhaps it’s the proximity of the bed to the work area or the lack of human cohabitants to crowd around the proverbial water cooler or the espresso machine. Or maybe it’s just the matter of the work desk itself.<p>Polish designer Wiktoria Lenart has conceived …

Kenya Hara Explores Our Perception of Colors - The Fox Is Black

For the last few weeks I’ve been reading Kenya Hara’s book <i>White</i>, which was published by Lars Müller Publishers back in 2007. The book is a deep, …

UI Design
Consumer Tech

Watch: Rich Brilliant Willing Talk About Their Hands-On Design Process

The trio behind the Brooklyn-based design-and-manufacturing studio talk shop and share their approach to making.<p>Rich Brilliant Willing was formed in 2007 with the goal of uniting the oft disparate worlds of design and manufacturing from a fully equipped, Brooklyn-based studio and workshop. In the …

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Customizable Multifunctional Bookshelf: Fusillo

Fusillo isn’t your ordinary wall shelf. In fact, it’s more than just a shelf, it’s a coatrack, a bike rack, and bookends, too.<p>Handmade in Italy and …

Watch: A Tilt-Shift, Time-Lapse View Of Melbourne

Hoping to explore–and expose–a new side of his native Australia through a camera lens, photographer Nathan Kaso set out with his Canon 5D Mark II to make Miniature Melbourne; the result combines the twee appeal of tilt-shift with the ants-marching effect of time-lapse.<p>The whole project was a …

Stellar: Richard Wright Paints 47,000 Stars On The Rijksmuseum’s Ceiling

In the midst of the thoroughgoing and decade-spanning renovation that has transformed Amsterdam’s recently reopened Rijksmuseum, one notable masterpiece remains in its original spot: Rembrandt’s <i>Night Watch</i> still has pride of place at the center of architect Pierre Cuypers’ 1885 magnum opus. Now, …

Articles about highlights frieze art fair new york on Dwell.com - Dwell

Fact #1: New Yorkers are more allergic to bridges and tunnels than plants and trees.<p>A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...<p>It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan …

Modern Art

Moving My Personal Site to Squarespace

I’ll admit it, I love WordPress. That’s what we use here on Design Milk and that’s what I’ve been using for the past seven years. So when I finally …

Kickstarting: A $30 Optical Tool For Drawing With Camera-Like Accuracy

The NeoLucida, a simple optical drawing tool, is set to disrupt the way artists work.<p>It’s a widely held belief that the Old Masters were exactly that: masters, such as da Vinci and Vermeer, who painted in flawlessly precise freehand. There <i>are</i> savants with steady hands, no question. But there are …