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Henrybuilt launched in 2001 in a shed on Washington’s Vashon Island and now, some 15 years later, the company’s Founder and CEO Scott Hudson has grown the business to include showrooms and offices in Seattle, New York City, and Mill Valley, California. Hudson named the design and manufacturing company, which has become synonymous with brilliantly designed kitchens, after his carpenter/builder grandfather, Henry, who he worked alongside during the summer months from the ag

It’s pretty easy to spend hours scoping out Calvin Seibert’s Flickr account where he’s amassed a catalog of jaw-dropping sandcastles that take on geometric forms you didn’t think were possible with sand. The professional sculptor erects these unbelievable structures with roots in brutalist architecture and modernism that I imagine have people on the beach mesmerized for hours watching as they come together. Take a look. From Seibert: Building “sandcastl

With November soon coming to a close, Fall leaves will quickly be covered in snow which means we should probably just face it that it’s Winter. That doesn’t have to mean drudgery, especially when you think about spending the colder months in a cozy cabin designed and built for the elements. We looked around and found ten places we’d love to hunker down in to get through the next few months. Located adjacent to Kicking Horse ski resort in the Canadian Roc

Just outside of Poznań in Borówiec, Poland, mode:lina architekci designed the Fence House which presents as a geometric structure in contrasting colors from the outside. Two block-like volumes with pitched roofs and an off-center garage are composed of brick and concrete painted in black, white, and shades of grey giving the semi-traditional style a contemporary spin. The front facade has few windows giving the family added privacy from the street. Various types of fences were install

Westway Architects, in collaboration with Stefano Pavia, turned a railway workers housing building into a vertical loft in Milan. The exterior, which has been maintained, looks to be built sometime between 1920 and 1924, while the interior has dramatically changed. Inside, the building was gutted and had to be rebuilt, from the foundation, roof, attic, internal insulation, mechanical systems, and layouts. By changing up the floor plans, they gained 60 square meters of space by moving

In this episode of Clever, Brooklyn-based architect Kevin Greenberg of Space Exploration delights Amy and Jaime with tales of culture shock while working in Japan, notes that decades of architecture practice has re-wired his brain to notice bad design, and articulates how he would one day love to build a site of sanctuary and contemplation. Plus, he concocts some creative and funny solutions to ridiculous problems in a fun game of Fix It! Listen: Stay tuned for a new episode of

Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based James R. Harlan is not only an architect, he’s an artist, author, and preservationist. After moving to LA to attend USC School of Architecture, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, he opened his own architecture studio in 1989 and focused on modern residential projects. Over the years, his work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, Metropolitan Home, and Architectural Digest. He previously served as Vice Chair on the Palm Springs Architec

Backyard chickens have become a thing over the last few years and at first thought, it seems pretty simple. However, like all animals, you have to think about feeding and sheltering them. Newcastle-based studio RASKL can help you out with the latter as they designed a luxury minimalist chicken coop to house your brood. The spacious coop might just make your other pets jealous with its ventilated walkway, drawbridge entrance, and living area complete with a nesting box. The coop is m

Photo by Bryan Vu Having just launched our brand-new travel section and our sister Instagram, @designmilktravels, we are overjoyed to launch a series of travel guides in partnership with TUMI. And where else would be a better place to start than a place that’s exploding with art, design and culture: the city of Angels! Mural by Bunnie Reiss, Little Tokyo \\\ Photo by Gregory Han On the surface, Los Angeles isn’t your textbook design city. The city does not present the same

Gensler is one of those architecture firms you hear about regularly as they’re busting at the seams with superb talent and incredible projects. Architect Jordan Goldstein is one of those people, whose career with the firm now spans two decades. The Washington, DC native earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maryland, College Park before heading to the University of Pennsylvania to receive his Master of Architecture degree. After going to work at Gensler in 19

Russian design studio Salt & Water has created a tiny house that’s designed to work within any landscape. The Tiny Eco-House is a prefabricated concept that’s only 20 square meters (215 square feet) and constructed of mostly natural materials, like wood. The cozy interior provides a comfortable living space that includes a living area, dining room, and a kitchen, along with a bathroom and a sleeping loft. Outside, there’s a large terrace that gives the feelin

The following post is brought to you by 3M. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. Michael Szivos, who founded SOFTlab in 2005, has said that the New York-based design studio is about material, experience, effect and engagement. Four words that go a long way toward explaining why the studio’s collaboration with 3M is so successful—it’s certainly hard to imagine a more material- and experience-centered co

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