Design Finds

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.

Glass Act: Here's A Smart, Airtight Food Storage System You'll Want To Show Off

The plastic-free EVAK effortlessly 'evacuates' air
Nov 18, 2014 9:00 am

Good things come for those who wait. After eight years of development, the recently-debuted EVAK glass storage system is giving your standard-issue food storage lineup a solid run for its money. Form, meet function. 

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.

Here's A Jolt: These Socks Are Made With Recycled Coffee Grounds

Odor-absorbing technology in jackets, shirts too!
Nov 6, 2014 10:00 am

For most of us, the phrase "java fresh" likely conjures up images of a freshly-brewed cup of coffee, or maybe even that revitalized feeling of having your morning dose of caffeine. At Ministry of Supply, a Boston-based clothing company, JAVAfresh refers to odor-absorbing technology made from receycled coffee grounds. Check out these fresh new threads.

Murder Was The Coaster That They Gave Me

Snoop, Dre, B.I.G. keeping the water rings away
Nov 5, 2014 12:30 pm

For some Food Republic readers, the gangsta rap movement (lasting somewhere between 1988 – 1997 or so) marked one of music’s most exciting and controversial time periods, where artists from California (Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Too Short) and New York (Rakim, EPMD, Notorious B.I.G.) battled each other for bragging rights (sometimes literally), and Columbia House supremacy. Now. Reed Space is selling drink coasters to remember this.

Cooking With Style: SMEG Launches A Small Appliance Line

New modern functions, same classic vintage look
Oct 30, 2014 10:00 am

SMEG, the Italian brand best known for its 50s-era-inspired refrigerators, just expanded its lineup with a collection of smaller appliances. Italian designers Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of the firm Deep Design took on the task of collaborating with SMEG to create a seven-color assortment of countertop appliances bearing the brand's trademark curves and aesthetic, but engineered for modern-day needs. Check out this spread.


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