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Ready for your daily dose of vitamin D (that’s “D” for design!)? Always fresh + never sour, Design Milk fills your thirsty cup (and shopping cart!) to the brim with design finds from around the world. Drink up!

You’ll always hear it from Design Milk first. Since 2006, we’ve been feeding your design obsession with what’s cool and what’s next in architecture, interior design, automotive, fashion, technology + art.

Fixated on making modern living effortless and accessible, we’re lovers of the creative process, advocates for sustainable and ethical production, cheerleaders of inclusion, and straight-up cool stuff obsessors. Our passion is discovering and highlighting emerging talent, and we’re energized by and for our community of like-minded design lovers — like you!

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We’re also committed to using our platform to inspire new ideas, challenge the status quo and to inspire action to build inclusive communities.

We are an anti-racist company, we have committed to the 15% Pledge, and we are actively working on ensuring that we are highlighting projects, products and brands led by underrepresented groups and finding better ways to make the people behind them more visible.

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Always fresh + never sour, Design Milk fills your thirsty cup to the brim with design finds from around the world. Drink up!

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The Design Milk Team

EDITORIAL

Caroline Williamson, Editorial Director

When 7-year-old Caroline made it her mission to redecorate her room weekly, build endless LEGO villages, and repeatedly paint and reconstruct Barbie’s dream house, she was either obsessive or a young design enthusiast in the making. After getting her BFA in photography from SCAD, she moved to Los Angeles and worked for a glass artist + designer, which gave her insight into all aspects of the design world. When she’s not working or on an airplane, she’s usually searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

Kelly Beall, Senior Editor

Kelly Beall is senior editor and art director at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others at designcrushblog.com. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her five pets.

Vy Yang, Lifestyle Editor

Straying from her degree in business economics, Vy spent a summer in Italy to study art and language, only to embrace her love of design (and newfound love for espressos) when she returned home to California. Her interests revolve around discovering the latest movers and shakers in the community, finding accessible design, and implementing ways to live well and with intention. She’s usually sharing all of the above, plus snippets of life with her husband and two kids, over on @itsafterfive.

Alexa Morales, Commerce Editor

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Alexa always had a passion for art and design. After graduating with a dual B.A in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Florida, she found her footing in marketing and freelance copywriting across the beauty and arts industries. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks as commerce editor, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe.

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Gregory Han, Tech Editor

A Los Angeles native, Gregory’s interests fall upon the relationship between design, nature, and technology. His resume includes art director, toy designer, managing editor at Apartment Therapy, and design contributor at the New York Times’ Wirecutter, alongside appearing in other publications as diverse as Tom’s Guide, Vice Munchies, and Metropolis. You can find his most recent efforts as co-author of Creative Spaces, a book dedicated to people, homes and studios to inspire across the United States and beyond. He lives with his wife Emily and their two cats – Eames and Eero – in Mt. Washington, California, curiously investigating the entomological and mycological.

Katie Treggiden, Editor at Large

As a purpose-driven craft and design writer with almost 20 years’ experience in the creative industries, she also contributes to publications such as Viewpoint, The Guardian, Crafts Magazine, Elle Decoration and Monocle24. She has written four books, and launched, edited and published an award-winning design blog and an independent print magazine – her latest book is Weaving: Contemporary Makers on the Loom. She has recently completed a Masters in the History of Design at the University of Oxford, graduating with a distinction, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Trustee of the Leach Pottery.

David Behringer, Contributor

David Behringer visits over 200 galleries every month to uncover and share the most exciting contemporary art in New York today. Subscribe to his exclusive weekly newsletter at www.thetwopercent.com and learn about his private gallery tours. And be sure to check out his YouTube. He writes the column, Unframed.

Leo Lei

Leo Lei, Contributor

Leo Lei translates his passion for minimalism into his daily-updated blog Leibal. In addition, you can find uniquely designed minimalist objects and furniture at the Leibal Store. You can follow Leibal on InstagramPinterestFacebook, and Tumblr. Leo writes our column, Skim Milk.

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Pinch Food Design – Bob & TJ, Contributors

Led by the groundbreaking chef/designer duo of Bob Spiegel and TJ Girard, the Pinch Food Design team is driven by an uncompromising commitment to incite surprise, anticipation and delight with every bite while wowing with imaginative presentation combinations that redefine the art of celebration. They say “We have nothing against conventional catering. It’s just not what we do.” As top-tier NYC culinary veterans with extensive experience in event catering, they deliver a taste of something new and unpredictable, an experience that leverages the best food with never-before-seen presentation.

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Dixie Duncan, Director of Strategic Partnerships

A Jack and Jill magazine feature about her Montana childhood growing up with a bear was Dixie’s intro to media. Currently based in Seattle, her experience includes USA TODAY, GRAY Media and the launch of an award-winning wedding magazine. She’s a non-stop networker, multi-tasker and closet voice-over artist who cherishes every moment spent with family and friends.

Colin Villone, Account Manager

A native New Yorker who once called Wyoming home, Colin has found his happy place in Atlanta where he and his family have lived for the past ten years. Colin’s a career-long publishing pro who enjoys helping his design brand customers beat their competition through creative marketing. He’s worked at several leading industry magazines such as Hospitality Design, Healthcare Design and Metropolis. When not working with clients or traveling to trade shows, Colin enjoys CrossFit, watching his kids play soccer or bragging about Villanova basketball.

Matt Carter, Account Manager

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, Matt has enjoyed spending most of his life by the beach and enjoying the outdoors. A Radford University graduate in Business Marketing, Matt has spent the last five years of his professional life helping businesses streamline their businesses processes & find ways to optimize their advertising budget. When he’s not connecting with local business owners he is usually finding excuses to sneak outside to grill with his four year old daughter or hit the golf course with long time friends.

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Robert Mancini, Chief Executive Officer

Born and raised in England, Robert has been lucky enough to bounce around the world for the last 25+ years while working in retail for Ralph Lauren, Alfred Dunhill, and Victoria’s Secret. Passionate about family, travel, design, and cars, when he’s not working you’ll find him hanging out with his family or fooling around with a classic car.

Lucy Spencer, Marketing Director

Originally from the UK, Lucy graduated from University of the Arts in London and went on to build her career in marketing. With over 20 years experience in international retail marketing and brand management for companies such as Disney and Victoria’s Secret, Lucy now resides in Columbus, Ohio. When not working, she loves traveling and exercising her creative side through drawing and painting.

Stephanie Jones, Finance Director

A native of Ohio, Stephanie graduated from The Ohio State University and loves living in Columbus. A CPA and Mom, she loves simplicity, structure, and balance (especially when debits = credits). You can find her chasing her husband on a 3-mile run, at her daughter’s swim meets, or at her son’s tennis tournaments. She balances by retreating to her “she cave” in the basement practicing Yoga or foam rolling. When she’s not number crunching, you might also find her trying a new recipe in her kitchen with her poodle by her side to taste test.

Kate Cain, Merchandise Director

After spending a summer in Europe during high school, Kate knew she wanted a career in merchandising. From working in stores as a teenager to graduating with a degree in merchandising and cutting her teeth at major retailers like Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Express, she could never get enough! When she’s not working, you can find Kate on the field watching her kids play their hearts out or on the tennis court trying to beat her husband—which never happens!

David Fournier, Operations Director

David was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin and has always had a passion for helping people and working with technology. Over the last 6 years, he has been able to combine both of those passions by bridging the gap between end users and technology in system administration and IT leadership roles. When not working, studying, or hanging out with Excel, he can be found knitting, listening to audio books, or hanging out with his German Shepherd Lola and his husband.

Kelley Phillips, Systems Analyst

Kelley wakes up everyday with the belief that there is nothing that she cannot accomplish. It doesn’t matter if it’s waking up to hit the gym at 4am, whipping up baked goods for the office, or raising two headstrong children—she gives it her all. Kelley brings that can-do mentality to work, striving to make every customer’s experience as effortless as she makes it look. It’s like she always says: “Complacency is the antithesis of growth.”

Lilit Barseghyan, Social Media Manager

Lilit is a city girl at heart. Since moving to Portland from her previous home in San Francisco, she’s made it a point to explore the PNW as much as possible. When she’s not redecorating her apartment, she’s probably scrolling through social media, which has been her bread and butter for the past 6 years. Having worked in a multitude of marketing roles, she’s been happy to go back to her design roots and call Design Milk her new home.

Lauren Adams, Digital Designer

Lauren is a country girl turned city savvy. Since relocating from the cornfields of northwest Ohio to the big city of Columbus, she’s been working in print and digital design for everything from start-ups, to corporate businesses, to direct selling companies. She’s interested in design thinking, a human-centered approach to design that integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success. Outside of work, she’s a taco truck connoisseur, ambidextrous lefty, plant whisperer, and Disney trivia wiz. Don’t challenge her on that last bit… she can and will destroy you.

Connor Roe, Assistant Merchant

Connor has been fortunate to live in and see a lot of the country before resettling in his hometown of Columbus, OH. With a passion for promoting makers and creatives, an eye for beautiful and functional design, and a love of connecting people he’s excited to be bringing his effort to the Design Milk team. He’s passionate about the outdoors, fitness, bourbon, and his Aussiedoodle, Ralph!

Anastasia Russ, Customer Service Representative

Transplanted to the Midwest from Philadelphia, Anastasia uses her love of anthropology and meeting new friends to bridge the gap between company and customer. She endeavors to solve the world’s problems one order inquiry at a time, raise capable and kind children, and answer the age old question, “What truths are absolute?”

Lexi Colvin, Customer Service Representative

Born and raised in Sacramento, CA Lexi’s passion has always been to make sure the lasting impression she leaves with anyone is a laugh or smile. Now calling Columbus, Ohio home she is bringing 17 years of customer service experience to the Design Milk team. Customers can be sure their experience with Lexi will be just as amazing as they are and she will be with them every step of the way until their issue is resolved. A wife and mother, when she is not working you can find Lexi honing in on her passion for cooking and baking along with running her small cosmetic business alongside her two daughters.

Gabbie Holt, Operations and Brand Manager

Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Gabbie found her way to NYC after graduating with a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a career background in wholesale, merchandising, and operations from Alton Lane and w&p. From her work experience, she’s found a love for merchandising and developing processes, leading her to be the Operations and Brand Manager for Design Milk shop.