Ready for your daily dose of vitamin D (that’s “D” for design!)? An online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. 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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We have a number of regular columns and features here on Design Milk. We do our best to keep these on the schedule listed below. Use this form to suggest a column.
At The Office (once a week)
Venture inside some of the most well-designed offices around the globe or discover the latest and greatest in contract furniture design.
Deconstruction (once a month)
This column is usually from the perspective of a designer, who visually walks us through the process of building or creating a specific product, whether it be a concept, prototype or the final product.
Design Store(y) (once a month)
We’ll get an intimate look inside a brick-and-mortar design shop, including the products on the shelves and the store-y (ha! get it?) behind them, direct from the store owners and managers.
Destination Design (once a week)
Here we find some of the best designy, boutique, unusual and exciting places to stay (or eat, see, visit, and play).
Friday Five (every Friday)
In our Friday Five posts we ask a designer, artist, or shop owner to tell us their five favorite things.
Get Out! (every Wednesday)
Get Out! focuses on all things outdoors, including grills, outdoor kitchens, furnishings and modern outdoor textiles.
Skim Milk (every Thursday)
Skim Milk, written by Leo Lei, is out to seek the best in minimalist design. The column focuses on minimalism relating to architecture, furniture, interior design, and product design.
Where I Work (once a month)
This column explores the offices, desks and tools that help unleash the creativity and productivity of some of today’s top designers.
The Design Milk Team
|Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor
A Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal, Jaime operates JD2 Media and the “Milk” sites, collects milk cartons and chunky necklaces and lusts over one day owning a striped Gaetano Pesce Up5 Chair. Jaime has been noted as an expert on design trends, speaks on design, blogging & social media, and does some consulting on the side. She likes to run, write poems, draw and paint.
|Caroline Williamson, Managing Editor
When 7-year-old Caroline made it her mission to redecorate her childhood room weekly, spent hours building LEGO villages and repeatedly painted and reconstructed Barbie’s dream house, she was either obsessive or a young design enthusiast in the making. After getting her BFA in photography from SCAD (her photos have been seen in Architectural Record, Modern Magazine and World of Interiors), she moved to Los Angeles and worked for a designer, which gave her an incredible opportunity to be involved in all aspects of design. She writes about her life, inspirations and creative pursuits on her element75 blog.
|Gregory Han, Tech Editor
A proud LA native, Gregory began his career as an art director in the video game industry, later designing packaging, furniture, and even toys. The last 7 years Gregory has been managing editor at Apartment Therapy, first as the Los Angeles home editor, later as Tech Editor, where his love of technology as a design tool grew from passion to profession. When given time unleashed from the keyboard and mouse, Gregory finds his happy place in the mycological, while swinging kettlebells, exploring the world dish by dish, and forever in the neverending hijinks of his two feline roommates, Eero and Eames.
|Katie Treggiden, Editor at Large
Katie Treggiden is a design writer with almost 20 years’ experience in the creative industries. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Trustee of the Leach Pottery. As well as travelling all over the world discovering new design as Editor at Large for Design Milk, she also contributes to publications such as the Guardian, Crafts Magazine, Elle Decoration and Monocle24. She has written four books and launched an award-winning design blog and independent print magazine – her latest book is Weaving: Contemporary Makers on the Loom. She is currently studying for an MSt in the History of Design at the University of Oxford.
|Vy Yang, Editor
After spending a summer in Italy to study art and language, Vy came back to California with a rejuvenated love for design (and a newfound love for espressos). Nowadays she enjoys contributing to Design Milk, playing fetch with her goldendoodle Conan and occasionally writing on her blog It’s After Five, her creative outlet to let loose on when she has left her regular 9-to-5 for the day.
|Keshia Badalge, Contributor at Large
Keshia grew up in Singapore and moved to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College. When she was living abroad after graduation, a chance enrollment at the Architectural Association Visiting School led to her becoming enamoured with door schedules and architectural écriture. She has previously been on the team at ArchDaily, Dezeen and Asian Geographic and now contributes to various design publications such as Architectural Record and Apartment Therapy. She’s particularly interested in design for aging, rural architecture, and Asian design heritage.
|Kelly Beall, Contributor
Since making the move from the world of advertising to design, Kelly Beall’s day-to-day life plays out as Design Milk contributor, author of Design Crush, and freelance graphic designer. When undistracted by great art and design (which is rarely), the Pittsburgh-based creative can be found making a mess in her dining room/studio, consuming as much information as possible, or hanging out on the couch with her three laid-back cats and two mischievous dogs.
|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 The Two Percent and learn about his groundbreaking, high-tech gallery tours. He writes the column, Unframed.
|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 Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Tumblr. Leo writes our column, Skim Milk.
|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.
|Melissa Green, Account Manager
With over 10 years in media under her belt and a lifetime in the San Francisco Bay Area, Melissa recently picked up and moved to Brooklyn, New York to experience actual seasons for the first time in her life. When not working on brand partnerships for Design Milk, you can find her running at Brooklyn Bridge Park or trying to finish one of the myriad art projects she’s started but never completed.
|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.