Categories
Feed

New Carolina Celebrates Contemporary Design in North Carolina

New Carolina Celebrates Contemporary Design in North Carolina

If you’re outside of North Carolina, you might not realize the depth of the state’s furniture and textile industries, which date back over 100 years. Home to High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, and Furnitureland South, the largest furniture store in the world, it’s easy to assume the industries lean towards traditional but there’s also a continually burgeoning force of modern design that’s finally getting noticed, thanks to the likes of Bernhardt Design, HBF, Raleigh Denim, and more.

Another one making waves is Ana Maria Muñoz, owner of Port of Raleigh, an independent brick-and-mortar and online shop (featured in our Design Store(y) column here) curating design-driven products from around the world. The community of local designers she’s met since the shop began inspired her to create New Carolina, an upcoming shoppable event showcasing six Triangle design studios, from small-batch furniture makers to process-driven textile designers, who bring a fresh approach to North Carolina’s design legacy.

Through Port of Raleigh I’ve had the opportunity to connect with local designers who are creating fresh, beautiful, and exciting things. All right here in the Triangle. And because these designers and their work are so much bigger than our four walls at the store, I wanted to create a fun new offsite experience for our community where everyone is invited to discover contemporary designs by local emerging talent.

-Port of Raleigh’s owner, Ana Maria Muñoz

New Carolina is being sponsored by North Carolina-based furniture manufacturer Bernhardt Design, with President and Creative Director Jerry Helling saying, “Bernhardt Design has sponsored a number of different programs and young designers. We are pleased to have the opportunity to support young designers from North Carolina.”

Now, meet the design studios taking part:

Artish is a Raleigh-based design studio made up of Courtney Evans and Abby Ross, who bring expertise in architecture, industrial engineering, graphic design, interior design, branding, digital visualization, and fabrication, to the table. They focus on flexible, interactive designs that are both affordable and accessible to all, and most importantly, fun to play with. (Previously featured on Design Milk here)

Artish Studio \ Comb table

Artish Studio \ Nightlight Stand + Full Moon art kit

Durham-based Elijah Leed designs and builds furniture and objects using old-school techniques and modern methods of joinery and construction. With an impeccable attention to detail, Leed handcrafts pieces that are timeless, functional, and have universal appeal – a design trifecta often hard to find these days. (Previously featured on Design Milk here)

Elijah Leed \ ABEL LOUNGE CHAIR

Elijah Leed \ WATSON CREDENZA

The designers/makers behind Raleigh-based Flitch Furniture came together with a goal of designing products to help make life more enjoyable and efficient. Their easy-to-assemble furniture is lightweight and durable making it perfect for nomadic types, people who like to rearrange their furniture often, and anyone who appreciates functionality.

Flitch \ Modular storage units

Flitch \ Plant stands

Based in Raleigh, artist and designer Erica Gimson spent 20+ years honing her craft while working for major companies like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s directing their home decor and bedding collections. Now she’s producing her own small-batch collections of textiles borne from her hand-drawn sketches.

Erica Gimson Design \ Cheetah Drip pillow

Erica Gimson Design \ One of a Kind Sunprint pillow

Durham-based designer and maker Mike Newins creates work that instantly piques curiosity. While keeping materials to a minimum, Newins explores playful silhouettes and bold color, particularly Yves Klein blue, to make pieces that look like they fall somewhere between modern sculptures and cartoons.

Mike Newins \ blue squiggle table

Mike Newins \ peg bedside case

Combining their love of art and design, partners Brooke Heuts and Braedyn Mallard launched Grey Goods Studio in 2017 in hopes of making the world a better and more beautiful place. Their hand-designed, digitally printed textiles explore modern patterns that evoke a graphic, painterly feel.

Grey Goods Studio \ Impressions in Pink Pillow

Grey Goods Studio \ Deconstructed Dots Pillow

New Carolina will take place at Junction West in Downtown Raleigh February 8-9th from 10am-5pm. It’s a free event and open to the public. For more information, check out meetnewcarolina.com.


Source: Design Milk

Categories
Feed

The 5 Best Sources for Finding Authentic Art Deco Decor


Get your 1920s style on.
READ MORE…
Source: Apartment Therapy

Categories
Feed

This Pocket-Sized Speaker Is Pure Nostalgia

This Pocket-Sized Speaker Is Pure Nostalgia

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

The Proustian quote seems apropos in light of the ideas behind Second White’s Mini Speaker, a wee piece of technology inspired by the scratch-laden memories of listening to music on vinyl.

Conceptualized as an evocation of “listen[ing] to music in the past, not the present”, the Seoul-based Second White’s design is a minimalist interpretation of the portable turntable, miniaturized into pocketable proportions and outfitted with Bluetooth connectivity for wireless playback anywhere.

The design is also reminiscent of Naoto Fukasawa’s iconic MUJI CD Player, albeit one much smaller and more readily adaptable for audio playback in a digital format world.

While no record player was ever so small nor portable as Second White’s Mini Speaker, its simplicity evokes a time when settling in to enjoy music was as simple as pressing “play”.


Source: Design Milk

Categories
Feed

Fresh From the Dairy: Wintery Mountains

Fresh From the Dairy: Wintery Mountains

As we head into the depths of winter, you can do one of two things – hide from it or embrace it. We’re choosing the latter, specifically in the form of majestic sky-scraping mountains. Photography, illustration, graphic design – Society6’s artists cover several styles, below you’ll find a few of our favorites on a variety of products.

Mount Hood Winter Forest – Sunset Mini Art Print by Melissa Buhler

glass mountains Art Print by Danse de Lune

Pantone Series – Mountain Mist iPhone Case by maines

Road Red Moon Poster by ArtPrInk Studio

Squamish Summits Single Line Throw Pillow by Jessa Gilbert

Rising Mountain Canvas Print by Eugenia Loli

Snow Peak Shower Curtain by Nadja

Banff National Park Art Print by Cameron Stevens

Mount Hood Picnic Blanket by 88mountainscape

My Choices left me Alone Framed Mini Art Print by Frank Moth

Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The Design Milk Dairy, a special collection of Society6 artists’ work curated by Design Milk and our readers. Proceeds from the The Design Milk Dairy help us bring Design Milk to you every day.


Source: Design Milk

Categories
Feed

15 Affordable Places to Live in Colorado If You Don’t Want to Pay for Denver


Loveland has a nice ring to it.
READ MORE…
Source: Apartment Therapy

Categories
Feed

NYC’s Nami Nori Restaurant Turns Hand Rolls into Tacos

NYC’s Nami Nori Restaurant Turns Hand Rolls into Tacos

It is not often we are equally impressed by food and design innovation with the same intensity. But Nami Nori, a new Japanese restaurant in NYC’s West Village, has officially blown us away. Besides the three founders all being alums of Masa, the only 3-Michelin-star sushi restaurant in the country, Nami Nori has captivated our creative senses with their show stopping take on temaki served up “taco style” on perfectly cut wood blocks in a laid back Cali-Scandi-Japanese décor.

Photo courtesy of Sebastian Lucrecio

“Normally temaki is served either in a cone shape or like in a cylinder, but we serve an open-style of temaki, which allows you to see the ingredients inside,” Limb, the operations director, said. “You can eat with your eyes before you taste it, and it’s very easy to eat.”

The trio’s attempt to be more inclusive without sacrificing quality is something sushi restaurants have been lacking for decades. The chill interior vibe by MN Design Professional Corporation, is light and bright, inspired by “both modern beach houses and traditional Japanese residences.”

This entire menu is not only gluten-free, but turns fresh fish, vegetables, and rice wrapped in nori into two-bite taco eye candy! And after you devour the luxe rolls of uni, toro-scallion, and lobster tempura with yuzu aioli… They even have open temaki-style desserts (sans nori). Ice cream flavors such as choco-Hojicha are topped with candied pecans and caramel and wrapped in a waffle-cone shell.

Photo courtesy of Sebastian Lucrecio

Photo courtesy of Sebastian Lucrecio

Photo courtesy of Sebastian Lucrecio

All photos courtesy of Sebastian Lucrecio.


Source: Design Milk