Design Finds

If These Awesome Pots Won't Inspire You to Cook Something, We Don't Know What Will

Italian terracotta pottery with a modern touch
Jan 22, 2015 10:00 am

"Finally!" probably isn't the right proclamation to make regarding Sambonet's awesome line of terracotta cookware, considering the brand's been around for over a hundred years, and yet there's something about this collection's aesthetic that seems so perfectly current. More after the jump.

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.

Can You Guess Which Roastable Vegetable Inspired This German-Designed Stool?

Hint: It's the most recent cruciferous celebrity
Jan 8, 2015 10:00 am

This rubber-encased oddity looks anything but organic — more like something straight out of Lady Gaga's prop arsenal — but its leg molds were actually cast from a very familiar cruciferous vegetable. Can you tell which one? 

So You're Looking To Lose Weight? Join The Club. Here Are The Watches To Help You.

Because your other watch only tells you the time
Jan 7, 2015 11:00 am

It's January, so finish up that last slice of pie and get your sneakers back on. For anyone who's not keen on sporting a tech-y activity tracker around their wrist or clipped to their waist, there's Whitings' new Activité watches, fitness monitors disguised as handsome analog timepieces.

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. 

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