Paris Meets Brooklyn Over Bottles Of Burgundy At Eli Zabar’s New York Wine Bar

Good wine, great design on the Upper East Side
May 14, 2015 9:00 am

There are generally two types of wine bars in New York City: good-looking bars that serve average wine, and average-looking bars that serve good wine. The sleek new wine bar inside Eli’s Essentials, an upscale marketplace on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is one of those rare places that excels at both design and wine. Here, designer David McMurray discusses his process.

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....

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 2:00 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.

6 Stories That Highlight The Importance Of Restaurant Design

A brief look at interior design intricacies, trends
Feb 7, 2014 11:00 am

It’s no secret that a restaurant's design can go a long way in determining its popularity with the public and critics alike. The makeup of an interior is key to a restaurant’s formula for success, a vital component alongside food and service. Have a look at these six stories to brush up on your restaurant design knowledge.

Liven Up Your Kitchen With Snack-Themed Wallpaper

You can't lick it, but just looking is a treat
Dec 24, 2013 12:00 pm

Straight from the stoner capital of the world, here's a way to indulge your sweet tooth and add some unique décor to your home that won't interfere with your post-holiday diet plans: patterned wallpaper inspired by sweets and morsel-sized snacks. The easily removable wallpaper comes in a range of eye-catching graphics and prints, after the jump.

Photos: Sockerbit, Home To The Best Looking Candy In The World

Swedish candy is as good as it looks
Oct 30, 2012 1:07 pm

We caught up with Swedish candy entrepreneur Stefan Ernberg at his New York City-based candy store, Sockerbit. He showed us some of the best looking candy we've ever seen, all of which hails from Scandinavia. We will let the photos speak for themselves. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the candy food porn. 

3 New Books To Man Up Your Coffee Table

Beers, Scotch, and tattoos, in book form
Oct 26, 2012 12:01 pm

If your coffee table's current spread features a pile of fading magazines from last year and some stolen coasters, it's time to refresh. These three books can help do the job.

One Product, Two Ways: Inspired Seating With Nods To Whiskey And Flour

Cushy bakers' sacks and whiskey barrel chairs
Oct 19, 2012 12:01 pm

For seating that nails it on all fronts — form, function and history — here are two new options.


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