design

At Ganso Yaki, A Design Inspired By Burnt Cedar And ’60s Japanese Superheroes

The vibe of a hip Tokyo bistro. In Brooklyn.
May 19, 2015 11:00 am

Welcome to Interior Motives, our new feature focusing on the design inspiration behind just-opened restaurants, food halls and bars. Up next, a modern Japanese craft-beer bar and grill in downtown Brooklyn.

Design Details, Episode 1: Take Root In Brooklyn

Ceramic wall planters help brighten a small space
May 6, 2015 10:00 am

Welcome to Design Details, Food Republic’s new video series that takes us inside restaurants and asks key players about the elements that create the look and feel of a given space. First up is Take Root, where co-owner Anna Hieronimus transformed a tiny dining room into an elegant counterpoint to the cooking and presentation of her wife, chef Elise Kornack....

Now Pouring: The Soma Is The Filtration Pitcher Of The Future

Your old Brita doesn’t look half as good as this
Apr 29, 2015 3:00 pm

Not to incite a filter-pitcher war or anything, but your Brita basically just became obsolete. Welcome the brand-new Soma into your fridge and prepare to pour your eight glasses a day out of the most attractive and sustainable vessel you’ve seen in a while. As in, the filters are 100 percent sustainable. 

 

At Mourad, A Visual Matrix That Blends Morocco With Northern California

The story behind the Bay Area restaurant’s design
Apr 27, 2015 9:00 am

Welcome to Interior Motives, our new feature focusing on the design inspiration behind just-opened restaurants, food halls and bars. Next up: Mourad, chef Mourad Lahlou’s latest transporting restaurant, located in the old PacBell Building, an Art Deco relic that was once San Francisco’s tallest skyscraper.

A New Lemonade Opens In Los Angeles With These Cool Plates From Designer Ilan Dei

Plates pay tribute to landmarks around the city
Apr 20, 2015 10:00 am

Southern California folks relish their visits to Lemonade, Alan Jackson’s upbeat cafeteria-inspired empire, for treats like lemongrass chicken spring rolls and banana caramel cream pie. In celebration of its newest outpost, on L.A.’s Sawtelle Boulevard, the eatery has unveiled a collection of 24 limited-edition plates featuring artwork by local designer Ilan Dei, the man behind Lemonade’s bright, welcoming locations.

The Best-Designed Coffee Bars, Roasters And Shops Across America

Drain a cortado. Stick around for the vibes.
Apr 1, 2015 9:00 am

Yes, coffee is sometimes sipped solely for the caffeine rush it delivers. The soulless to-go cup purchased from a corner bodega, the iced latte glugged in a fluorescent-lit Starbucks. But when a coffee operation puts as much effort into its ambience as the drink itself, it’s easy to see why people will linger until well after their espressos have been drained. From a Philadelphia icon that doubles as a rum distillery to a onetime Nashville recording studio serving up baked strawberry cream-cheese doughnuts, these nine coffee shops are so damn good-looking, you won’t want to leave.

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... 

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