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Thanksgiving Design Finds: The Aesthete's Survival Guide

A dozen items for the tabletop and more.
Nov 26, 2014 9:00 am

For all its tradition and established customs, we're constantly thinking up ways to update Thanksgiving (just ask whoever invented Turducken). Whether you're a guest or a host, traveling or tending bar, here are over a dozen design-minded picks to help re-style the classic American holiday.

Londoner Afroditi Krassa Has An Eye On U.S. Restaurant Design

She's worked with Heston Blumenthal, so who's next?
Nov 17, 2014 10:00 am

This past summer, Afroditi Krassa, a London-based designer of Greek descent, made a big splash on the restaurant scene with The Perfectionists' Cafe, inside Heathrow Airport. It was notable in large part because the chef behind it, Heston Blumenthal, is one of the more eminent culinary figures, but also because it signaled a moment in time, when restaurant design, even in something as mundane as an airport, seriously matters. 

Bien Fait! Maman's Interior Designer Brings The South Of France To NYC's Soho

It's "maison chic" to the max at this homey hotspot
Nov 13, 2014 1:00 pm

In an ever-evolving city like New York, creating a sense of "home" at a restaurant can prove to be a daunting challenge. We'd say the gang at Soho's new Southern French-inspired cafe, Maman, pretty much nails it. Step into their home for a croissant and cup of coffee.

Set In Concrete: Artistic Centerpieces For The Tabletop

Surface treatment, substantially enhanced
Nov 11, 2014 10:00 am

Who says concrete should be relegated to flooring, pavement, and all things heavy duty? With the proper treatment and artistry, the rock solid material can take on a rather decorative effect, making it a surprisingly cool addition to counters and tabletops. Check out this spread.

We Approve Of Food Huggers: Because Vegetables Need Hugs, Not Plastic Wrap

This simple gadget hugs, extends produce's life
Nov 4, 2014 4:00 pm

Don't halfheartedly "wrap" produce in plastic wrap and assume it'll just be fine in the fridge like that. It won't. It's going to get brown and wrinkly, dry out and not inspire you to use the rest. You'll probably forget about it, remembering only when it crawls out of the fridge months later. Don't let that be your eggplant. Pick up a set of Food Huggers and show your produce you're coming back for it later. Everyone knows that relaxed eggplant makes better parm. 

Art

Between The Bread: Cubism, Abstract And Other Artistic Movements

You already love sandwich art. Now, celebrate it.
Oct 17, 2014 10:00 am

Here's a whole new spin on what most of us consider "sandwich art." To express their combined love of food with their love of art, two Sydney-based designers reimagined famous artistic movements in the form of illustrated sandwich posters. If you need new kitchen art, now's the time. Heck, hang it up in the bedroom.

Inside The Brave New World Of Craft Beer Packaging Design

Breweries use modern packaging to simply make noise
Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am

We talked to a few industry leaders in the world of craft beer packaging design to hear their thoughts on how the industry has evolved to where we are now and what we can expect for the future. Good news: the future is very bright.

It's Raining Wine! Check Out This New Carafe.

The W/W carafe aerates beverages in style
Oct 7, 2014 11:00 am

When it comes to making the most of your wine's flavor notes and nuances, a decanter or aerator is the obvious accessory of choice. In a well-crafted marriage of function and form, Benjamin Hubert's W/W aerating carafe is definitely an object worth, well, objectifying. Trust us when we say you might find yourself using this on a regular basis. Ready to make it rain?

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