Home interiors

In Boston’s Historic District a Minimalist Gem Breaks the Mold

Hacin + Associates, an architecture and design studio in Boston’s South End, have completed a duplex, Four51 PH, for a couple and their extended family that’s both modern and formal.

The most striking and central feature is the double-height atrium, in which a custom light “curtain” installation hangs over and illuminates a singular outstanding staircase made of steel and glass. The light installation was designed in collaboration with Studio1Thousand and provides a linear, visual continuity along the stairwell connecting the two floors.

Located in Boston’s Back Bay, the penthouse strives for a distinctive simplicity – a way to

Meditation Space for Creation by Jun Murata

Meditation Space is a minimal studio and gallery located in Beijing, China, designed by Jun Murata. The current utility of the space is to be used as a program to invite architects and designers from various countries to participate in exhibiting art, eventually forming what will become guest room accommodations.

The architect wanted to frame the beauty of the surrounding scenery by creating openings on either end of the main rectilinear volume. The constant change in environment on the outside is reflected on the interior, prompting guests to unwind and experience the gentle dynamic light.

A white container is

Save the Date 4/21: The Brave New World of Design on @designmilk IGTV

We feel the need for connection and conversation as we navigate the current COVID-19 situation, so we are hosting a day of design talks on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 on @designmilk IGTV called “The Brave New World of Design”.

The series will take the form of brief, intimate highly-focused videos from experts who will weigh in on important topics like:

  • What is the future of cities?
  • Why wellness is as important as ever.
  • We can all agree life will be profoundly different on the other side of this pandemic, but what does that different look like?
  • How might COVID-19 change

Natural Wool Felt Room Dividers From WoOL Amsterdam

Meet WoOL Amsterdam, a Dutch independent label making high-end, sophisticated room dividers that absorb sound and feel so good to the touch. These room dividers are works of art and made from wool felt, a renewable material that fascinated Dutch designer Ingrid Heijne, the founder and art director at WoOL.

She started to create exclusive wool felt products as part of ZENBER Architects in 2012 before launching WoOL as her own independent brand in 2015.

The dividers are handcrafted at KNSM Eiland located in central-eastern Amsterdam.

So far, WoOL has exhibited at Ventura, the Dutch edition at ICFF, X

How to Choose the Perfect Shaped Rug for Your Home

As modern design evolves, professional designers and homeowners alike are on the lookout for unique decor choices capable of tying entire rooms together – and one of the hottest ways to do that is by choosing a shaped rug. We are here for this trend! The options are as limitless as the designers who make them; shaped rugs encompass everything from jagged edges and curves to obtuse angles and cutouts. Completely customizable and available in every color and material imaginable (think Chinese silk, linen, wool, and even recycled felt), shaped rugs will take your room design to the next level