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A Seattle couple, an artist and an engineer, had a list of requirements for Heliotrope Architects to meet in the design of their new Capital Hill home. First, they required a modern home with an art studio, along with an interior that had an art gallery feel, a guest wing, lots of natural light, a street presence balanced with privacy, and a connection between the indoors and out. They managed to make it all happen complete with a checkerboard layout that alternates between indoor an

The following post is brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. A’ Design Award and Competition, the international organization that hands out the most prestigious design award competition has revealed their World Design Rankings (WDR). The United States still leads the 88 represented countries with 396 awards (wow!), followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China,

Quarry House is set within Melbourne, Australia’s Brunswick East and the Victorian terrace house was recently renovated and and extended with a new addition by Hook Turn Architecture. Referencing the history of the surrounding area with its brick and bluestone quarrying, the design comprises two stacked boxes, with the ground floor as a brick box and the upper floor a bluestone box. The original part of the house was constructed of brick so the same material was carried on to th

Referencing stacked boulders found in nature, the Canterbury Road Residence comprises three structures that give the feeling of boulders resting against one another, leaving a passageway between. The modern, Victoria, Australia home, designed by b.e architecture, is clad in monochromatic lava stone with rough surfaces giving the structure tonal textures. The mirrored windows are set back only slightly from the exterior stone giving a flush, solid stone-like appearance. Despite its

Here we are at the end of 2016 and at the conclusion of our year in review roundups. We can’t move on to 2017 without bringing you the 10 posts that rose to the top becoming the most read posts of the year. So, we’re revisiting the best of the best with the top 10 most popular posts of 2016. Take a look… 10. A House From the 60s Becomes Modern While Keeping its Soul The Du Tour Residence is a project led by Architecture Open Form who renovated it for a f

This might be the hardest task we editors do all year long because we generally really love what we publish! That said, Jaime, Gregory, and I did our best to pull just three of our favorites (some of us, >>JAIME<<, just couldn’t narrow it down!), many of which didn’t make it into the end-of-the-year or top 10 best posts. Take a look back as we revisit them now. Jaime’s Faves It was too hard for me to pick just three so here is a mix of stuff

We love rounding up a little bit of everything in hopes of offering up lots of modern inspiration in one place. This year, we covered recreational vehicles, homes with indoor pools, coffee brewing products, and so much more… Let’s see which of these roundup posts were the most popular in 2016. 10. 10 Modern Concrete Accessories We rounded up ten of our favorite modern concrete accessories that we’d love to incorporate into our own spaces, like planters a

We’re fascinated seeing how and where designers work as that’s the birthplace of all of their ideas. Not only does our Where I Work column feature their workspace, it shares a glimpse into the designer’s mind and how they work. It’s the end of 2016 so we’re going back through our archives to see everyone we featured this year. Where I Work: Kim Herforth Nielsen of 3XN Architects Kim Herforth Nielsen, of 3XN Architects, shared a look at the fi

We have as soft spot for all things architecture. I mean, our homes are where we spend a majority of our time, so whether we’re looking for inspiration for our own surroundings or are just curious to see inside the spaces of the rest of the world, we can’t get enough of touring through houses, apartments, lofts, and commercial spaces. Let’s have another look at the most popular architecture posts from 2016. 10. Modern Homes Designed for Millennials Homes

Every year, we reach out to select designers, architects, artists, and creatives, and ask them to pick five things. What can those five things be? Absolutely anything they love, anything that inspires them, or just some favorites – it’s completely up to them. Every week, we get completely different responses that always surprise and fascinate us. Now we’re going to look back at the 10 most popular Friday Five posts from 2016. 10. Friday Five with Lindsey

Every week of 2016 we highlighted the best minimalist design we could find, from architecture, home furnishings, to cool leather bags. Here, we’re taking a look back to see what were the most popular Skim Milk post of 2016… 10. Hut in Tsujido by Naoi Architecture and Design Office Hut in Tsujido is a minimalist residence located in Tokyo, Japan, that’s a hut-like building designed to correspond with the surrounding scenery. 9. Formerly Yes by Brad &

We went around the world and then some over the last 12 months so we could virtually take you to some of the most incredible design-focused hotels out there. Did you miss any? If so, let’s revisit these delightful places to stay and catch up with our Destination Design column from 2016. A Modern, Loft Apartment Available for Rent in Ghent We skipped a hotel this time and headed straight to an unusual setup in Ghent, that’s a loft apartment located on the top f

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