Top 10 Friday Five Posts of 2023

We love getting to dig beneath the surface of a creative and their work to find their true passions each week for Friday Five. From artists to architects and all brilliant minds in between, we featured 49 individuals this year, each one unique and intriguing. Here’s our top 10 Friday Five posts of 2023 – go back and see what each creative included in their five picks!

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Top 10 Friday Five Posts of 2023

10. Palaash Chaudhary on Space Age Design, Quirky French Music + More

Indian designer Palaash is co-founder of soft-geometry alongside his wife, Utharaa Zacharias. Their San Francisco-based studio practice is focused on making collectible furniture, lighting, and objects centered around softness and hand-making.

styled interior space overlooking the ocean with floor to ceiling windows and plenty of seating

Miami Surf Club \\\ Photo: Camera Department

9. Holly Hunt Loves a Good Espresso Martini, One-of-a-Kind Earrings + More

Texas-born and Chicago-based, Holly is a triple-threat with a good business mind, great taste, and striking instincts. Her 50-year career in interior design has inspired change and innovation throughout the industry, particularly in its approach to showrooms.

bright and airy kitchen with yellow and white cabinets along with open shelving

San Francisco Eichler \\\ Photo: Seth Smoot

8. Christine Lin Shares Her Favorite Music, City, Artist + More

Christine is the principal and founder of Form + Field, an interior design firm promoting joy and well-being through empathetic and creatively integrated interiors. A multi-disciplinary creative, she cultivates every project as a partnership.

corner of a decorated terracotta colored building exterior

The Grand Mulberry \\\ Photo: Glen-Gery

7. Morris Adjmi Appreciates Shaker Design, Industrial Landscapes + More

What Morris, founder and principal of Morris Adjmi Architects, is best at is revitalizing post-industrial neighborhoods and historic districts with architecture that bridges the past and the present.

styled entryway decorated with bold floral wallpaper

Ironic Meets Iconic \\\ Photo: Corey Szopinski

6. Amy Pigliacampo Loves Defunct Neon Signs, Secret Staircases + More

Amy describes her approach as subtractive, peeling back the layers of a space to find the soul of every home. Her resulting modern rebuilds use thoughtful materials to enhance – not overwhelm – the space underneath.

moody but light styled kitchen and butler's pantry

Utah European Modern \\\ Photo: Amy Bartlam

5. Molly Kidd on Her Love of Floral Arrangements + Vintage Scandinavian Lighting

Molly, co-founder and principal designer at Light and Dwell, studied interior design as she grew up, fascinated by creativity and transforming spaces. Now, she designs homes where families can gather, entertain, and lounge while creating memories.

modern winding staircase

Harlem Brownstone Staircase \\\ Photo: Duplex Imaging courtesy Courtney Bolster

4. Anna Karp Shares 5 Things To Know Before Renovating

Anna is CEO and co-founder of Bolster, a New York City-based firm offering in-house design, architecture, and build services. So far, she has completed 100+ renovations throughout New York City and in Mexico, where she’s originally from.

collage of square graphics

Photo courtesy RISD Social \ Gretel

3. Dylan Mulvaney Looks to the Past to Create the Future

The New York-based graphic designer is Head of Design at Gretel. Dylan’s expertise lies in translating core values, strategy, and voice into striking visual executions for big name clients.

styled interior living space with lots of seating and large paned windows

Photo: Haris Kenjar

2. Steve Hoedemaker Shares His Most Treasured Possessions

Steve, partner, AIA at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, is a third-generation Seattle native whose life always brings him back to the region and his family farm located in the San Juan Islands. He even names the plot as one of his most treasured possessions.

And the most popular Friday Five post of 2023 is…

two dark, slim vases on a styled surface

MENU Stance Vase \\\ Photo: Rich Stapleton

1. Interior Stylist Colin King on Favorites and Arranging Things

Colin has mastered how to execute and capture visual storytelling through the arranging of objects. The experience has led him to make an unspoken promise to the forgotten corners of the home, that he would transform them into something worthy of attention.

Check out the rest of Design Milk’s end of the year coverage here!

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.