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A Contemporary Home in Toronto Fit for Music Enthusiasts

Toronto-based design firm Cecconi Simone Inc. recently designed the interiors of a contemporary home located in Toronto’s Lawrence Park neighborhood. The home’s quiet and elegant design merges landscape, architecture, and interiors seamlessly, lending itself perfectly to a light and sophisticated material palette that highlights outside views to the pool and yard.

Cecconi Simone Inc. decided to keep finishes and lighting consistent throughout the space to maintain its calm nature and highlight the stunning outdoor views from double-height windows. Wood floors, white cabinetry, and a black fireplace maintain the structure’s contemporary style without sacrificing comfort.

“When you enter the front door,

DMTV Milkshake: Peek into the Herman Miller Archives with Amy Auscherman

This week’s DMTV Milkshake guest is Amy Auscherman, Head of Archives and Brand Heritage at Herman Miller. Amy manages Herman Miller’s extensive corporate archive and facilitates its use for the company and design community at large. In this interview, Amy gives us a behind the scenes tour of the Herman Miller archives while discussing how she became a design archivist, her relationship with the company’s product development team, and more.

In conjunction with her work at Herman Miller, Amy co-wrote and edited Herman Miller: A Way of Living, which is the first-ever monograph on the company. Through a

Desktop Wallpaper: July 2020 – Design Milk

Another new month, another new desktop! For this Designer Desktop, we’re sharing a new wallpaper pattern called Reflections by Mitchell Black, an American home decor brand that specializes in custom and bespoke wall art, wall coverings, wallpaper, textiles, and designer flooring. From washy paint strokes to abstract geometrics, you’ll find that the Mitchell Black Wallpaper Collection is inclusive of both traditional and modern design that can instantly transform a room. Mitchell Black now offers select wallpaper patterns in fabric as well, so you can bring what’s on your walls down to your sofas and cushions.

Mitchell Black is

Balance, Beauty + Functionality Make up the Roll Chair

It’s easy to overthink things that are profoundly simplistic – the inspiration behind Roll, for example. Designed by MUT for Sancal, this chair found its design approach in leg press machines you can find at the gym. That’s right, a piece of furniture designed for relaxation was inspired by something made for the complete opposite purpose.

This chair has a lot going for it in the forms of balance, beauty, and functionality. Constructed using only steel tubes and two cylindrical pads, for seat and backrest, Roll also makes for a fantastic work of sculptural art – especially when stacked

A Luxurious Home in China That Plays With Levels and Light

Liang Architecture Studio has transformed the interior of home in China into a grand space that highlights its own architecture. Design director Xu Liang and his team focused on creating a flow that focuses on how a human would naturally move through the space.

The ease of movement resulting from the careful layout allows the occupants to focus more on their surroundings as a whole as they move around.

A main goal when designing the space was to let in as much daylight as possible, which was accomplished through playful skylight cutouts and strategically placed windows that mimic the height

Quiet Town’s Calming Bath Accessories

Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, Quiet Town creates the thoughtfully designed modern bath accessories we’ve been waiting for. The co-founders, Lisa and Michael, follow a strict code of ethics when it comes to creating: source ethical materials, create only what’s needed, and team up with manufacturers who value their workers and the environment.

Co-founders Lisa and Michael

Orient Storm Shower Curtain

Orient Storm Shower Curtain

Pacifica Pine Shower Curtain

Beacon Clay Shower Curtain

Beacon Clay Shower Curtain

When it comes to the canvas Quiet Town uses, it’s all 100% cotton, grown and milled in the USA. That quality, combined with the brand’s focus on functionality