Design Milk: Modern Design Picks

Founder of the award-winning design blog, Design Milk, Jaime Derringer knows a thing or two about modern design. One of the most influential names on the contemporary design scene, her curatorial eye has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, and Dwell Magazine. Here, Jaime applies her keen eye to 2Modern's vast collection of modern furniture, lighting, and decor, selecting the pieces that rank amongst her favorites.

Modloft - URBN Simon Lounge Chair

Sculptural and impeccably upholstered, it pushes all my Scandinavian design buttons.

Seed Design - Damo Table Lamp

It's rare for a minimal design to look this sumptuous—and rosy copper is my current metal crush.

Calligaris - Acacia Dining Table

It's clean and modern, yes, but that graceful tree branch base screams 'future icon.'

Mexa - Acapulco Leather Lounge Chair

One of my all-time favorite outdoor chairs has been given a gorgeous leather makeover—be still, my heart.

Nanimarquina - Tres Rug

A traditional Dhurrie rug that could just as easily hang on the wall as a work of modern art.

Anglepoise - Original 1227 Table Lamp

Everyone covets a design classic—and nothing says industrial chic like an Anglepoise.

Chandra - Shuffleboard Table

Sweet, Who knew a modern game table could be a serious piece of eye candy?

VITA Copenhagen - Eos Pendant Light

Light as feathers—literally—and just as mesmerizing in daylight as it is at night.

Blu Dot - Splash Coat Rack

Sculptural and statuesque, this splashy design is just too pretty to hide behind coats.

Judy Ross Textiles - Jalli Navy Gold Pillow

JRT patterns are always striking, but this deep navy and gold combination is unusually dramatic and glamorous. 

Menu - Norm Flip Table

A smart seat that flips over into a tray table—I'm all for furniture that does double duty.

Ferm Living - Turn Daybed

This slim and swank daybed—which also doubles as low-profile seating—is perfect for small spaces.

Surya - Felted Floral Cube Pouf

A pouf as statement piece? When it's a flowery felt concoction like this, you bet!

Warhol x Flavor Paper - Marilyn Monoprint

Just because I can't afford a Warhol on canvas, doesn't mean I need to go without.

iittala - Nappula Candleholders

Nice curves! I love the softly rounded profile of these candle holders, and they're strong and sturdy, to boot.

Tom Dixon - Warp Vase

Nothing warped about this slick, iridescent beauty, which makes flowers almost beside the point.

Urbancase - Walnut Key Tray

Never mind keys. Every modern house needs a gorgeous cantilevered tray with a tiny footprint.

Seletti - Lighthink Box Lamp

Text art and affirmative messaging all in one—now, that's illuminating stuff.

Zero - PXL Table Lamp

So much for Nordic restraint. This exuberant design is delicious enough to eat.

Gus- Margot Sofa

How do you up the ante on a tailored contemporary design? By dressing it up in plush velvet, of course.