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Reichel Architekten were given the task of renovating while at the same time preserving this country house in Visbek, Germany, which dates back to 1851. Hallenhaus was originally a stable with a hay loft that later on had residential areas added to it. The current owners wished for all the modern conveniences, despite its rural location, and the result is an elegant home with an international feel. A recessed extension added a fitness and wellness room, while sliding doors on one sid




Interior designer Mayan Ish Shalom, of Mayan Studio, worked with Michal Tchwella, another interior designer, under the helm of architect Amir Navon on Navon’s renovation of this second floor apartment. Located in Tel Aviv, Israel, the 1950’s building housed this 67 square meter (721 square feet) residence that was broken up into too many small space that lacked natural light. The apartment was designed with windows on the front and on the back, which are the only means of




Oyler Wu Collaborative were hired to design a creative laboratory for 3DS Culinary that merged technology and the culinary arts. The Hollywood, California company’s new innovative digs are dedicated to experimentation and collaboration between chefs, designers, and artists within its 1928 Neoclassical bank building. The Oyler Wu Collaborative gutted the interior down to the basics and left only the concrete vault, masonry exterior walls, and the exposed steel roof trusses. The




Many times our favorite posts just don’t make it into the top 10 best or end-of-year roundups. To revisit our favorites, Jaime, Gregory, and I put together a list from the year and we’re sharing them here. Take a look back. Jaime’s faves: The Tiny Tool Shed Backyard Escape Project Gregory’s hard work certainly paid off with this amazing outdoor retreat – I hope that I get to enjoy it myself some day! Hand-Woven Art That Looks Like Digital Manipulation Lala Ab




Roundups cover a whole lot of inspiration in one, action packed shot, and this year we rounded up everything from laptop backpacks to modern barns – basically everything you can imagine. Take a look back at the best roundup posts from 2015… 10. Watch Out: 9 Statement Timepieces for 2015 Check out these 9 wrist watches designed to stand out instead of blend in amongst the crowd. 9. Roundup: 10 Awesome Notebooks Whether you keep lists, write notes, or just want to record




Every week we brought you the best of minimalist design out there, from architecture to home furnishings to watches. Curious to see what were the most popular Skim Milk posts in 2015? Take a look back… 10. Dune House by Marc Koehler Architects Inspired by the local landscape of the northern Dutch islands, this modern home has a unique roofline that lets in lots of light. 9. Shrimp House by UID Architects Shrimp is a minimalist house located in Hiroshima, Japan, designed




Our Where I Work column takes us inside not only a designer’s workspace, but in their mind. These renowned creatives give us a look into their world through images and by answering all of our burning questions. Take a look as we go back through the archives of 2015 to see where all the magic happened. Where I Work: Jon Sherman of Flavor Paper We got to explore the Brooklyn-based studios of the color splattered and incredibly creative world of wallpaper darlings, Fla




In 2015 we featured about 50 people in the design world, each delivering their own take on our Friday Five theme. Every Friday, we ask a designer or design profession to share five things with us and it can be anything they want – things they love, things that keep them inspired, favorite designs, etc. The only thing that’s the same is that the answers are always interesting. Let’s take a look back at the 10 most popular posts from our Friday Five column in 2015.




From a look at tiny living to cleverly designed lofts, to convertible interiors to incredible single-family homes, we hopped around the world to showcase some of the most incredible architecture projects we could find. Take a look back at the top 10 Architecture posts we featured in 2015. 10. YO! Home Is a Convertible Apartment Concept YO! Home is a mind-blowing convertible apartment that’s an affordable concept high on style and design while being smart about space




There’s nothing better than spending time in the great outdoors, whether you’re grilling up your next meal or tending to your garden. It might be December and in the dead of winter for a lot of us, but we still like to enjoy anytime we can outside. So here, we take a look back at the most popular posts from 2015 in our Get Out! column. 10. Rocking Outdoor Animals for Children Chan Wai Lim designed these outdoor rocking animals that were inspired by where the d




This residence, by KC Studio, is an apartment located on the 24th floor of a building in downtown Taipei, which boasts lots of natural light in the living room and the bedroom. The added bonus to all of the windows is the view. With low ceilings and a modest square footage (above 90 square meters), they reduced the number of folded lines and built a massive storage unit that smoothly transitions from the kitchen to the living room. The cohesive surface ties the spaces together visual




In 12 short months we took you around the world to virtually visit some of the coolest, design-focused hotels this globe has to offer. Sit back and revisit these incredible retreats as the year wraps up and see what you missed in 2015 for our Destination Design picks. A Warehouse Turned Mid-Century Inspired Hotel in Hong Kong Ovolo Southside hotel might scream more NYC’s Meatpacking District, than Hong Kong, but this former warehouse has deep roots in the area’



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