Design Finds

Behold! A Kitchen Made Out Of LEGOs!

A serious conversation piece for your inner child
Sep 25, 2014 10:00 am

Though it would be quite a test of one's patience and time to replicate Pillard and Rosetti's kitchen island, let this be an inspiring example of why you shouldn't be reluctant to bring a little more color into your kitchen. 

For One Designer, It's The Year Of The Spoon

A daily woodcarving exercise takes shape in Norway.
Sep 23, 2014 12:00 pm

For his aptly titled project dubbed, "The Daily Spoon," designer Stian Korntved Ruud is carving a single wooden spoon a day — by hand — for an entire year. So far he's over a third of the way there. Let's see what he's come up with.

Marlow Goods: Leather Products Made From Animals You May Have Eaten For Dinner

Going beyond farm-to-table in Brooklyn
Sep 18, 2014 11:00 am

It's hardly a new concept for restaurants to sell branded items for diners to take home with them, but here's an awesome departure from your usual cookbook or baseball cap: leather goods fabricated from the hides of the animals served at some of Brooklyn's most popular restaurants like Diner, Marlow & Sons, Roman's and Reynard. Check out these wares.

Design Well-Done: Patagonia's New Provisions Line

Outdoors brand debuts responsibly sourced salmon
Sep 11, 2014 11:00 am

Most of us associate the outdoors retail giant Patagonia with tents and polar fleeces, but its newly launched Provisions line is about to change all that. Smoked salmon in a bag has never looked so good. Ready to go camping? 

Farm-To-Table Lighting Of The Future: An Edison Bulb Carved From Wood

Aesthetes and design snobs, prepare to geek out
Aug 26, 2014 10:00 am

In an awesome display of modern technology blended with flawless craftsmanship that's been perfected over the centuries, Kyoto-based designer Ryosuke Fukusada created an LED lightbulb for Ledon carved from pine wood. And more than its jaw-dropping looks, it actually illuminates!

Cold Butter On Your Morning Toast Is The Worst. Here's A Smart Fix.

A knife designed to grate, aerate, and spread
Aug 21, 2014 9:00 am

Every once in a while, a brilliant new utensil comes along that makes you wonder why it wasn't invented sooner. Say goodbye to the days of cold, stiff butter shredding up your breakfast toast. 

You Can Now Buy A Meatball Shop Skateboard

Stay on the grind with this limited-edition board
Aug 6, 2014 12:30 pm

Meatball Shop chef/owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow have upped their game from last year's meatball sub-themed skateboard deck designed with NYC-based SHUT. This year's model goes back to their humble roots, featuring a hand-painted antique meat grinder and the words "NYC Born & Bred." You know you want one.

7 Ways Concrete Rocks Hard In Home Design

Far from basic, this material's hot right now.
Aug 6, 2014 11:00 am

With other lighter materials serving as muses of sorts, designers have been channeling those characteristics with cement to cast and create detailed and attractive products that practically defy their actual weight. More after the jump.


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