Design

Slideshow: Meet The 2015 James Beard Award Nominees For Top Restaurant Design

Six contenders in the coveted design categories
Apr 10, 2015 10:30 am

When the James Beard Foundation announced its final list of nominees for the 2015 awards, a great deal of attention was showered upon the major categories, like Best New Restaurant and Outstanding Chef. But not to be overlooked are the two restaurant design categories.

What’s Up With The Crazy Motorcycle Chandelier At Chicago Newcomer The Betty?

A 1917 magazine ad inspires a cool light fixture
Apr 9, 2015 1:00 pm

A vintage motorcycle spurred Chicago designer Karen Herold, of Studio K Creative, to create a striking metal chandelier for the Betty. The design of the Fulton Park tavern, based on the striking juxtapositions of a mythical gal, successfully mixes old and new.

Black Cutting Boards Are Rad!

All-natural centerpieces with a surprise inside
Mar 30, 2015 2:00 pm

Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.’s new Blackline cutting boards bring a dose of serious edge to any kitchen. Just as impressive is the cool, all-natural process used to bring out this dark hue (hint: the color comes from within).  

La Marzocco’s Linea Mini Is The New Coveted High-End Home Espresso Machine

It measures only 14" by 21" and is counter-ready
Mar 30, 2015 9:00 am

If youve ordered a latté in any coffee shop from San Francisco to Florence, youve likely seen your espresso pulled from the iconic La Marzocco machine (even Starbucks originally used them before opting for a more automated system). The brand has been a go-to for baristas around the world since the company was founded in 1927. Now the company will ship the luxury, professional-grade espresso maker straight to your kitchen starting this May.

Art

Famous Novels Reimagined As Soup Can Labels

A Recommended Dietary Allowance for irony?
Mar 24, 2015 2:00 pm

Youll wish you had two sets of these colorful literary cans to show off: one in your kitchen, and one on your bookshelves next to the books themselves, or perhaps other food-focused titles... 

A Look Inside Sarto’s, An Italian Restaurant Helping Revive A Denver Neighborhood

A tailoring theme, a lively bar scene and more
Mar 19, 2015 1:00 pm

Welcome to Interior Motives, our feature focusing on the design inspiration behind recently opened restaurants, food halls and bars. Next up, Sarto’s, an Italian restaurant that’s helping revive Denver’s Jefferson Park neighborhood.

This Useful Scale Was Built With Pour-Over Coffee In Mind

Stylish functionality for coffee enthusiasts
Mar 19, 2015 9:00 am

Whatever level your coffee know-how, this minimalist, six-inch square device makes a very convincing case for dialing up your pour-over game. Acaias Pearl coffee scale, which its makers are touting as the first and only of its kind on the market, was designed specifically to measure the entire pour-over brewing process: the amount of grinds, the time, the pour amount and the infusion rate.

Ora Teapot Keeps Tea Piping Hot, Looks Even Hotter

Form and function collide in this delicate vessel
Mar 18, 2015 11:00 am

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this modern teapot. Beyond its obvious beauty, unique functional aspects make it an excellent match for any tea lover. We like to watch our tea before we drink it. 

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