Considered nature’s best food, do you think milk may also fuel inspiring interior design ideas? I am looking to dairy for yummy home inspiration, with an emphasis on rich tones of cream that will lure even the most lactose-intolerant to add just a tiny lusciousness to their surroundings. — Lori from automatism

Finnish Design Shop

Milk table light – EUR 139

Inspired by Scandinavian milking stools, this table light, by Danish Norm architects Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, adds warm mood light to your home. I really like the fusion of new and old layout.


Milk Bottle Glass From Hindsvik – $24

A milk-themed ideabook would not be whole without a milk bottle! This fairly midcentury glass variant would look just as nice with a bouquet of flowers as it would holding milk.


Baby Rocket Stool – $300

I really like this candy contemporary interpretation of a conventional milking stool by designer Eero Aarnio; it’s so much character. Made from solid pine, it’s available in white, black or soaped finishes.


Vintage Milk Crate From The Priory – $48

Add some rustic industrial charm to your living room with this wonderful vintage milk crate! It might look good storing magazines and holding recycling bottles or your vintage record collection.

Finnish Design Shop

Teema Milk Jar – EUR 21.90

Originally made by Kaj Franck in 1952, the Teema Milk Jar has a classic design that would seem just as good holding oil or balsamic vinegar since it might cream and milk. I really like its sleek simplicity.


Vintage Barclay No. 376 Milk Truck From BonesInTheAttic – $25

Dating back to the 1930s, this lovely vintage milk truck is made from die-cast alloy with white rubber tires, also comes complete with two milk cans from silver. This could make an original baby shower gift, or it might look good as part of your home decor, tucked on a bookshelf.


Rin Chair – $925

The design of this elegant seat by Hiromichi Konno reminds me of milk splashed to a glass — that the shape evocative of motion and bubbles. It is available in six colours and it’s intended to be completely recyclable also.


Kaivola Goat Milk Soap – CAD 10

Made by hand on a Finnish farm, Kaivola goat milk soap is lovely both for babies and for those who have sensitive skin. The packaging is magical too!


Vintage Industrial Galvanized Metal Milk Can By Granny Panty Designs – $60

Get that rustic farm seem with this vintage galvanized metal milk may! This could be rather on front porch or backyard, or match it with sand and use it as a doorstop.


Vintage Milk Bottle Trailer Park Print By 77Pictures – $25

This is just really cool. I really like this fabulous print of some little trailer park in Corpus Christi. A great way to add fun to your kitchen (or any other room, for that matter).


Central Park Pitcher Bud Vase Place – $35

I really like this pair of sweet little bud vases, each with a handy spout so they’re equally at home pouring milk or cream since they’re carrying a fairly bloom. And they’re ecofriendly too!


Milk Crock From Tom Laurus – $32

This lovely 19th century salt-glazed milk crock is a tiny time but that only adds to its charm. Its hot patina would look fantastic contrasted with a leafy green plant. It would also work for organizing your wooden spoons in the kitchen.


UM Project – Candy Table – $640

Produced by UM Project as a complement to their very popular Milking Stool, the Candy Table retains the timeless structure of the stool, but broadens it to get a playful take on an accent table. I love this one.

Dutch by Design

Droog Milkbottle Lamp Single – GBP 149.95

The etched glass of the fun Milkbottle Lamp, by Droog, gives your room a soft-diffused light — lovely to get a dining room. It’s also available with 12 lamps piled as a chandelier.

Modern Karibou

Blomus Cino Coffee Frother – CAD 58.10

Made from stainless steel, this milk frother is not only a cinch to clean, it’s ecofriendly too as no batteries are necessary. You’ll be whipping up a tasty cappuccino, mocha, latte or hot chocolate in no time!


Creature Mug – $18

Can’t sleep? Sip your night hot milk out of one of these delightful mugs and you’re going to be having sweet dreams in no time. Made in the Oroshi region of Japan, you can Pick from four designs: Giraffe, Koala, Owl or Koala.


For Mjolk Tea Towel – CAD 24

Inspired by vintage milk packaging and midcentury Finnish layout, this enchanting hand-screened tea towel by illustrator Maria Tolvanen (in collaboration with Mjölk and Finnish company Kauniste) would perk up the gloomiest of kitchens.


Milk Glass Vase From The Vintage Daughter

Initially employed as a perfume decanter, this tiny 5-inch-tall milk glass piece would look great as a bud vase or simply used for display. I can see it within a fairly still life on a table or mantelpiece.

Finnish Design Shop

Milkmaid Pullover – EUR 190

Add a tiny Old Master kitsch to your decor with this playful Milkmaid Pullover, made to work as a slipcover for your first Fatboy bean bag. It is ideal for art fans who don’t take themselves too badly.


Ayurvedic Turmeric Coconut Milk Soap From Theme Fragrance – $4.50

In the event the shift in seasons has thrown skin to get a loop, give yourself a luxurious home spa treatment with this lovely milk soap. Unscented and handmade by chilly process, it’s made to be valuable to those with skin inflammations. And it’ll look pretty in the soap dish also!

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