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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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.
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.
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! (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 and chunky 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, 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.
|Gregory Han, Tech Editor
A proud LA native, Gregory began his career as an art director in the video game industry, later designing packaging, furniture, and even toys. The last 7 years Gregory has been managing editor at Apartment Therapy, first as the Los Angeles home editor, later as Tech Editor, where his love of technology as a design tool grew from passion to profession. When given time unleashed from the keyboard and mouse, Gregory finds his happy place in the mycological, while swinging kettlebells, exploring the world dish by dish, and forever in the neverending hijinks of his two feline roommates, Eero and Eames.
|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.
|Amy Azzarito, Contributor
Amy Azzarito has written about design trends and the history of decorative arts for a variety of publications, including Food 52, Refinery29, Brit & Co, Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. She the author of Domestic Bliss: The History of Luxury at Home in 100 Objects forthcoming from National Geographic Books in 2017. When not researching design history, she practices yoga, rides her bike or skateboard, works on improving her photography chops and tends to the whims of her two cats, Loki and Freya, who allow her to live in their Sacramento apartment.
|David Behringer, Contributor
David Behringer visits over 200 galleries every month to uncover and share the most exciting contemporary art in New York today. Subscribe to his exclusive weekly newsletter at The Two Percent and learn about his groundbreaking, high-tech gallery tours. He writes the column, Unframed.
|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.
|Cori Magee, Contributor
Cori is a freelance Graphic Designer with a background in Interior Design. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her writer-husband. After graduating from UCLA in Sociology and realizing law school was not for her, Cori went back to school for Interior Design. Upon graduation, Cori began working at one of the top hospitality design firms until the economy tanked. Although cliche, she believes it was the best thing to ever happened to her…While temporarily unemployed, along with the rest of the interior design community, Cori discovered a whole other world of design through design blogs. She started her own design blog, Pretty Haute Mess and slowly discovered both an understanding and a love for graphic design. She went back to school one more time for graphic design and upon receiving her certificate, began working in the internet marketing department of a large e-commerce site. Since leaving that company, she has taken her design knowledge, paired it with her marketing knowledge and started a freelance career that combines both graphic design and interior design. When she’s not working on an editorial layout, blog design, identity or illustration, she’s contributing on design blogs or rambling on her own.
|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.
|Nanette Wong, Contributor
After surviving a quarter life crisis, Nanette went from working in healthcare to pursuing her loves of design, food and writing. She’s written for various lifestyle sites, including Brit + Co and Sugar & Cloth. During the day she works in social media marketing, by night she interns for Design Milk. You can find more of her work at www.nanettewong.com. She also thoroughly enjoys milk, especially the kind that’s slow churned and mixed with cream.
|Vy Tran, Intern
After spending a summer in Italy to study art and language, Vy came back to California with a rejuvenated love for design (and a newfound love for espressos). Nowadays she enjoys interning for Design Milk, playing fetch with her goldendoodle Conan and occasionally writing on her blog It’s After Five, her creative outlet to let loose on when she has left her regular 9-to-5 for the day.
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.
Designer Dailies followed designers around for one day.
MilkWeed was dedicated to all things modern plant, landscape and gardening.
CMYLK paired rooms and artwork with color palettes.
Kara Bartelt, Crystal Chou, Eleanor Cleverly, Catrina Dulay, Jessica Goldfond, Marni Katz, Erin Loechner, Meg Kemner, Annie May, Britton Neubacher, Joel Pirela, Anne Robert, Kyle Troutman