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House in the Dunes


An architect and 3D animation specialist, Michał Szulik is the mastermind behind the House of Dunes project. The beautiful interior and exterior design of this home is a shining example of minimalism, using accent pieces such as walls and hardware to contrast the white negative space that dominates the home. Utilizing a black and white color scheme and reclaimed wood throughout, this home is brilliantly thought-out and decorated. And the most interesting part of this home? It is 100% computer-rendered and not the least bit real. Enjoy the video at the end of the blog which shows a rendered walkthrough of this lovely concept home.


Cozy Cotton


Specializing in furniture, art, cooking products, linens, and other home accessories, Cozy Cotton is a Korean online shop focused on home furnishing. Tom Jueris spearheaded this beautiful packaging and branding project for the company. His elegant combination of all-caps serif, italic, and handwritten fonts create a personalized and upscale feeling, further propelled by the simple yet luxurious photography.


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Cerno Group

Design Milk recently produced and published this wonderful video about Southern California based lighting designers/manufacturers, Cerno. Their innovative designs are both aesthetically modern and functionally oriented to suit both residential and commercial settings.

Cerno co-founders Nick Sheridan, Dan Wacholder, and Bret Englander have built an authentic brand of lighting and furnishings that are designed and made in the place they grew up in.
— Jaime Derringer | Design Milk

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Fold Collection

Brooklyn-based Uhuru, a multi-disciplinary design firm, has produced the amazing Fold Collection that is inspired by flattened debris found in the streets of New York City. Uhuru took the concept a step further by replicating the natural patina that happens to the materials as they weather the outdoor elements. The pieces in the collection, which includes consoles, a bench, coffee table, and end tables, will age over time to slowly revealing character.

Our new Fold Collection is inspired by the forms created by objects flattened in our neighborhood streets, in particular the metal straps used to attach goods to pallets and boxes here in industrial Red Hook.
— Uhuru

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The Modern Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright

Design Milk has published a very interesting article about Frank Lloyd Wright's influence not only on architects, but the creative community as a whole. Contemporary designers and architects share how Wright's key design principles influence their work to this day.

He had an overarching belief that architecture, which encompassed both interior and products, should be a complete work of art and that all elements should contribute to the whole.
— Amy Azzarito | Design Milk
Michael Bierut , Inner City Infill, 1984 from the collection at  MOMA

Michael Bierut, Inner City Infill, 1984 from the collection at MOMA

What floored me was the sense of transformation. You felt like a miracle was being formed before your eyes in stone and glass and steel. It’s also not merely a piece of sculpture. It’s the fulfillment of a functional request. Someone wanted a house and Wright did it in such an otherworldly, graceful and beautiful way.
— Michael Bierut

Frank Lloyd Wright upheld a holistic approach of how every home and building should be designed as a unified vision of design and craft with utmost respect for nature and materials
— Eric Chang | Hellman-Chang

Artwork by Colette Vermeulen

Artwork by Colette Vermeulen

The way Frank Lloyd Wright abstracted nature was a big source of inspiration. Each shape in nature can be brought back to pure elementary forms like circles and triangles. The way Frank Lloyd Wright created living spaces in which nature is amplified rather than disregarded, inspired me to create images that are not restricted by a rectangular frame and that emphasize the purest elementary forms.
— Colette Vermeulen

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2017 Emerging Design Trends

According to Forbes, these new design trends will be appearing throughout 2017.

1. 90s Retro
Nostalgia is always a force to be reckoned with and kids that grew up in the 90's are now in the workforce implementing their version of design.

2. DeBranding
Straightforwardness is becoming a differentiator, and that can be incorporated into every aspect of a business, right down to design.

3. Immersive And Interactive Experiences
Virtual reality seems to be taking over our media intake experiences. 

4. Motion Design
Good motion design helps aid in our digital experiences that are becoming more and more tactile.

5. The Rise Of New UX And UI Tools
With responsive design and the need for everything to be mobile friendly, this trend is certainly here to stay.

Source: Forbes

New York Times ReDesign

 Check out Slava Kornilov and Bohdan Kononets's amazing redesign of the New York Times website User Interface. They've created a stunning framework to organize the mass of content that rotates through there daily.

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