design

For A Stiffer Cocktail in Shanghai, Just Hit This Sandwich Shop's Coke Machine

A speakeasy hidden behind a friendly red door
Jan 20, 2015 1:00 pm

We've seen various iterations of the old-timey speakeasy with a wink-wink secret entrance, yet there's something enduringly fun  that keeps these enterprises packed with patrons. And while it's true that Shanghai's latest version, Flask, probably is no more a secret address than the White House, the execution definitely praise for maintaining that clandestine feeling.

Art

Nike Oranges And Apple iMilk? Designer Imagines These Items In The Grocery Aisle.

Rethinking grocery store packaging
Jan 9, 2015 11:00 am

Sure, Apple has got the whole electronics thing down. And Nike has dominated the sportswear market for years. But how would these two fashionable brands fare in the world of selling, say, apples and oranges? You might be surprised just how enticing these items can look when imagined through the eyes of companies like Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

Why Aren't There More Multi-Colored Wine Bottles?

It's about time to shake up tradition
Dec 18, 2014 9:00 am

Judging from these awesome bottle concept designs, it seems like packaging and branding designers are overlooking a goldmine opportunity in the wine department. More after the jump.

This Joe Beef Hat Keeps You Warm Like Gravy

Montreal meat masters launch hearty winter headgear
Dec 4, 2014 11:00 am

Known for deep-fried bacon-wrapped foie gras and other small miracles comprised of sublime protein and fat, Montreal house of wonder Joe Beef has yet another cold-weather treat for its legions of fans. This stylish, exceptionally warm-looking knit hat, complete with festive poofy bauble, is the accessory of the season for the culinary enthusiast in your life.

A New Induction Stovetop Features A Virtual Flame. We So Want This!

This is the smartest thing we've seen all week
Dec 2, 2014 10:00 am

Despite being the technological direction most home cooking appliances are headed in these days, induction cooking still has some initial drawbacks, most notably its steep transitional learning curve. Samsung's offering up some kitchen aid, so to speak. 

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.

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