Behind the Blog: Design Milk

Behind the Blog: Design Milk

Gregory Han
Feb 25, 2009

This week we shine the Unplggd energy efficient light onto one of our fellow online design-decor colleagues over at the good taste fortified blog, Design Milk. Jaime, the founder and writer at Design Milk (and surprisingly much more) gives us a peek behind the doors of Design Milk's operation below.

How would you describe your overall space?
Cozy, white. It's actually bigger than my last space, so I am very happy to have more room to work with. My ever-expanding business ventures and hobbies are starting to catch up with me in terms of "stuff". I have recently developed this "problem" where I won't buy anything that's not white. I'm having color issues...

How long have you been there?
Just 3 weeks! As you can see, I haven't had the chance to add window treatments or hang much on the walls. We recently moved back east from San Diego, where we lived for the past 2 years. Although we're happy to be back, we certainly miss the weather this time of year.

In terms of layout and organization of your work space, what are specific details that you're particularly proud of?
I am mostly proud of the fact that my business efforts have been successful enough to warrant a useful home office.

What's on your desk/computer desktop at this moment?
Desk: Coffee, bowl of cereal and messy papers that Beans, my dog (pictured in photo), decided to eat while I was out.

Desktop: Logo PDF comps of our parent company logo from my designer and photos of my living room so I can Photoshop some curtain options.

I keep a pretty clutter-free desk and desktop when I can otherwise I feel overwhelmed.

What do you hate about your workspace?
Wires, cables, and plugs, oh my! I have so many cables sometimes I think my apartment will spontaneously burst into flames. Next on my to-do list is to get something to conceal and organize them. Any good suggestions?

Any tips or advice about office d├ęcor, layout or organization?
Understand how you work before you begin arranging your furniture, decorating, or buying anything expensive. Even though something might look good, it could potentially be in the way and hinder your productivity. I move things around all the time until I figure out what works best.

Resources (equipment, furniture, art)?

  • Stendig Calendar is from Unica Home
  • Paintings were a commission by Andrea Heimer
  • Ochi print by Michelle Armas
  • Midday Rest deer print by Alena Hennessy
  • Women by shower drawing by my husband's grandfather
  • Beach photo by my mother
  • Framed postcard of my grandmother's hometown in Germany
  • Painting on the easel by me

Most furniture & accessories by a little Swedish furniture company called IKEA. You might have heard of them.

I found the rug on sale at Target for $15.

The Oh Chair was found on Craigslist for $15.

I live and breathe Apple, so everything I have either has an "i" in front of its name or costs twice as much as it should. But it's so pretty!

Blog stuff:
I own Design Milk and I run and write for BAKERY.

Thanks to Jaime for participating. Check here for all our previous Behind the Blog profiles.

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