Ready for your daily dose of vitamin D (that’s “D” for design!)? An online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. Always fresh + never sour, Design Milk fills your thirsty cup to the brim with design finds from around the world. Drink up!
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Design Milk is a 2013 winner of the A’ Design Award.
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We have a number of regular columns and features here on Design Milk. We do our best to keep these on the schedule listed below. Use this form to suggest a column.
CMYLK (every Friday)
Recognize some of those letters? CMYLK is all about color! We pair products, art, and interiors with color palettes that satisfy your eyeballs.
Deconstruction (once a month)
This column is usually from the perspective of a designer, who visually walks us through the process of building or creating a specific product, whether it be a concept, prototype or the final product.
Design Store(y) (once a month)
We’ll get an intimate look inside a brick-and-mortar design shop, including the products on the shelves and the store-y (ha! get it?) behind them, direct from the store owners and managers.
Designer Dailies (once a month)
This is a voyeuristic column typically from the intimate perspective of a designer, artist, or shop owner. We follow them around for one day, expressed through words and pictures.
Destination Design (once a month)
Here we find some of the best designy, boutique, unusual and exciting places to stay (or eat, see, visit, and play).
Friday Five (every Friday)
In our Friday Five posts we ask a designer, artist, or shop owner to tell us their five favorite things.
Get Out! (almost every Wednesday)
Get Out! focuses on all things outdoors, including grills, outdoor kitchens, furnishings and modern outdoor textiles.
Skim Milk (every Thursday)
Skim Milk, written by Leo Lei, is out to seek the best in minimalist design. The column focuses on minimalism relating to architecture, furniture, interior design, and product design.
Where I Work (once a month)
This column explores the offices, desks and tools that help unleash the creativity and productivity of some of today’s top designers.
|Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor
A Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal, Jaime operates JD2 Media and the “Milk” sites, collects milk cartons, buys too many weird necklaces and lusts over one day owning a striped Gaetano Pesce Up5 Chair. Jaime has been noted as an expert on design trends, speaks on design, design blogging & social media, and does some consulting on the side. She likes to run, write poems, draw and paint.
|Caroline Williamson, Managing Editor
When 7-year-old Caroline made it her mission to redecorate her childhood room weekly, spent hours building LEGO villages and repeatedly painted and reconstructed Barbie’s dream house, she was either obsessive or a young design enthusiast in the making. After getting her BFA in photography from SCAD (her photos have been seen in Architectural Record, Modern Magazine and World of Interiors), she moved to Los Angeles and worked for a designer, which gave her an incredible opportunity to be involved in all aspects of design. She writes about her life, inspirations and creative pursuits on her element75 blog.
|Marni Elyse Katz, Contributing Editor
Marni Elyse Katz started her career in the fashion closet of Rolling Stone, gave Heidi Klum her first cover when she was the model editor of New Woman, then transitioned to the online world—back when AOL still had channels. These days, Marni is more obsessed with Eero Saarinen and Jonathan Adler than Coco Chanel and Marc Jacobs. She contributes regularly to Boston Globe Magazine and also writes her own interior design blog, StyleCarrot.
|Katie Treggiden, Editor at Large
Katie is obsessed with design and loves nothing more than writing about her favorite subject. Her blog, confessions of a design geek, won mydeco’s Best Interior Design Blog in Great Britain in September 2010; and in September 2011, she published her first book, Interviews, a collection of eighteen conversations with designers. She’s wanted to be a writer since she was five years old, and is now finally following her dream as a full time design writer for a variety of online and offline design titles.
|David Behringer, Contributor
Seattle native and proud New Yorker, David is obsessed with uncovering exceptional experiences among the 500+ contemporary art galleries in the city. He founded The Two Percent in 2006 to share the best art on view, encourage newcomers, and make gallery hopping a whole lot easier. In addition to the website, he produces a series of YouTube videos and leads unique private gallery tours. He’s been a huge fan of Design Milk and couldn’t be happier to now contribute (also “Milk” and “2%” seem like they were made for each other). He writes the column, Unframed.
|Meg Kemner, Contributor
Meg Kemner made her way into the world of art and design by falling in with DIY mainstay, Space 1026. There, she caught the idea that art is attainable and inclusive, and engaging in creative pursuits doesn’t have to be daunting. She now runs a small-scale photo production company from her Philadelphia home. When she isn’t scheming on how to put arbitrary materials to good use or spending quality time with her favorite pups, Meg throws the rest of her weight behind her newest project, Matter + Time, developing a one-stop resource for maintenance of home, apparel, and self. Meg writes our DIY column.
|Leo Lei, Contributor
Leo is a recent graduate from RIT, and is preparing to apply for his masters in Industrial Design. He enjoys all categories of design, but is passionate about minimalistic furniture and architecture. Whether he is out snowboarding, trying new foods, or traveling, Leo has always been willing to explore the unknown as a way to uncover inspiration. He is conversant with all of the latest trends regarding design, and is, more or less, obsessed with minimalism. You can find out all about Leo’s minimalist design tendencies over at his blog, Leibal. Leo writes our column, Skim Milk.
|Pinch Food Design – Bob & TJ, Contributors
Led by the groundbreaking chef/designer duo of Bob Spiegel and TJ Girard, the Pinch Food Design team is driven by an uncompromising commitment to incite surprise, anticipation and delight with every bite while wowing with imaginative presentation combinations that redefine the art of celebration. They say “We have nothing against conventional catering. It’s just not what we do.” As top-tier NYC culinary veterans with extensive experience in event catering, they deliver a taste of something new and unpredictable, an experience that leverages the best food with never-before-seen presentation.
|Kyle Troutman, Contributor
Recently, Kyle started to wonder how he became so fascinated with design. Turns out, the seed was planted early on. His father, who worked in home + commercial insurance, would come home every night with stacks of floor plans and samples from his many showroom and Home Depot visits. On top of that, going to the LA Auto Show every year and being glued into the latest news in cell phones were constant staples growing up. Time flies! All of this, plus his father’s indirect lessons on style, has contributed to Kyle’s passion for following fashion, design, auto and tech. Kyle also writes for Leibal.
The Beat Boxed explored the relationship between music and our personal sense of style, or how we “box” or enclose the beat within our own homes.
MilkWeed was dedicated to all things modern plant, landscape and gardening.
Kara Bartelt, Crystal Chou, Eleanor Cleverly, Catrina Dulay, Jessica Goldfond, Erin Loechner, Annie May, Britton Neubacher, Joel Pirela, Anne Robert