Take 5: A Spicy Kitchen Collab, MAXIMALISM, an MCM Kibble Dispenser + More
Twice a month we’re inviting one of the Design Milk team members to share five personal favorites – an opportunity for each of us to reveal the sort of designs we love and appreciate in our own lives from a more personal perspective. Director of Branded Content Kelly Beall returns this week for our Take 5 series.
I love Omsom’s noodles and sauces, and this set that’s paired with a bright orange kitchen apron from Tilit is full of flavor. What’s included? Tilit makes super functional workwear for the kitchen, and the apron includes two sleeves for cooking chopsticks – one up top and one on the hip – for easy access. A pair of chopsticks made in Japan, which feature heat-safe silicon tips, will get you started. Here is where it gets tasty: Saucy Noodle boxes (1 Coconut Lemongrass Curry, 1 Chili Sesame, 1 Garlic Black Pepper, and 1 Soy Garlic) and Sauce Bundle (featuring both the Southeast Asian and East Asian Cooking Sauce lines) are also included. Trust me when I say you’ll thank yourself later.
We love minimalism, but can appreciate when more is definitely more. MAXIMALISM spans centuries, from the 1600s to today, including 220 residential interiors. The style has been with us in one form or another for over 400 years, and the tome features some truly extraordinary spaces that make paging through feel like a full-on experience. From Jonathan Adler to Dorothy Draper, and far beyond, the only word to describe this book is “gilded.”
This pair of slippers is where comfort and design align. Everyone seems to be a fan of the original design, and now London-based multidisciplinary artist Yinka Ilori has reimagined them. The limited supply footwear is available in three bold, bright prints that Ilori created, with meanings that tie back to his West African heritage. I think it might be time to replace last winter’s slippers that have seen better days.
Yes, these candle holders from Lostine would obviously be lovely during the holiday season – but they’d also be used every day for the rest of my life. I don’t know whether it’s the chunky, light maple wood (they’re also available in walnut) or the slim brass arms that have me hooked deeper. You can definitely see the tulip’s inspiration in their design, so maybe they can magically make winter feel like spring?
I must be on a mid-century modern kick right now, because this kibble dispenser immediately grabbed my attention. Clean, simple lines pair with integrated mechanics, furniture-grade plywood, and a miter-folded box for zero visible seams. Slightly lift and pull the locking lever that sits on top to release a perfectly portioned meal for your pet. The BPA-free plastic bin that sits inside can hold up to 30 lbs of food, depending on the size you choose. Is that the dinner bell I hear?
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