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

A clean and modern design, yes, but that base of branches makes it an instant classic.

Mexa - Acapulco Leather Lounge Chair

One of my all-time favorite outdoor chairs has been given a gorgeous leather remake. Be still, my heart.

Nanimarquina - Tres Rug

Has a traditional Dhurrie rug ever looked this ravishing—or modern?

Anglepoise - Original 1227 Table Lamp

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

Chandra - Shuffleboard Table

Who knew a modern game table could make such a sweet piece of eye candy?

Artemide Eclisse Table Lamp

Two.Parts - Frame Pendant Light

Just when you thought 3-D printing had a long way to go, along comes this artful beauty.

Blu Dot - Splash Coat Rack

A splashy, yet elegant, contemporary design—and this new lilac colorway 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

You bet, I can. Little fuss and lots of impact make this desk a sleek and solid workplace.

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 Candlesticks

Old fashioned charm and contemporary flair can never be underestimated.

Tom Dixon - Warp Vase

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

Urbancase - Walnut Key Tray

A graceful shape, an unmistakable Mid Century bent—and crafted in America, to boot.

Seletti - Lighthink Box Lamp

Is it landscape or seascape? Abstract or figurative? What's art without a little mystery?

Zero - PXL Table Lamp

For anyone who's coveted Jasper Johns' Savarin Coffee Can sculpture (yes, me), this is a must.

Gus- Margot Sofa

An elegant, tailored design, wrapped in plush velvet. Talk about both old and new.