Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2013

The time has come to share with you the most popular and best of all things that Design Milk has to offer, from interiors to architecture to art to home furnishings, and everything in between, we try to bring you a little bit of everything. So, take a look back at the top 10 most favorite posts of 2013…

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Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2013

10. Camping Retreat: Drew House by Simon Laws / Anthill Constructions
An unusual home was designed to reflect the homeowners’ times spent camping as children, so their weekend retreat was designed with an upscale camping feel.

9. 10 of Our Favorite TV Shows Home & Apartment Floor Plans
What can we say, this post ended up in several of the top post categories, so apparently you all enjoy seeing the floor plans of the most beloved homes and apartments from TV. We do too.

8. Fruit-Wall: A Smart Way to Store Your Fruits & Veggies
Your fruits and veggies no longer have to be buried in a bowl, only to get bruised and moldy. Now you can store them neatly on this minimal wall shelf that lets your produce double as art.

7. (Tie) 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1
This boundary-pushing designer’s latest project looks back on 12 relationships through shoe sculptures that reflect each of his former lovers.


7. (Tie) 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 2
The saga continues in Part 2…

6. Custom Signature Necklaces by Brevity
Get a custom and completely unique necklace that features your very own John Hancock or the signature of a loved one to wear around you neck.

5. Tiny NYC Apartment Renovation Full of Nooks and Cubbies by Tim Seggerman
A Brooklyn architect turned this tiny NYC apartment into a livable 240-square foot space with a sleeping loft that actually feels open and spacious.

4. Chain Link Fencing As Art: Unwoven Light Installation
A labor intensive, abstract installation made from suspended chain link fencing and glistening, iridescent Plexiglas that creates ever-changing rainbows of color.

3. The Living Cube by Till Koenneker
When you live in a studio apartment, you’re often lacking in the storage department, so Koenneker created a solution – The Living Cube. The cube-like design can house clothing, an extra sleeping area, closet, and all of your tech gear in one neat package.

2. Manhattan Micro Loft by Specht Harpman Architects
A jaw-dropping renovation of a NYC apartment that turns the small space into a loft made up of several platforms to house the various functions in the space.

And the most popular post of all posts in 2013 is…

1. 12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers
The one post you all couldn’t get enough of wasn’t an unattainable mega-mansion – it was a roundup of homes made from cost-effective shipping containers. This newer, eco-friendly option in home building is turning heads everywhere and we offered up 12 homes that made them work.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.