Design Finds

What’s Up With The Crazy Motorcycle Chandelier At Chicago Newcomer The Betty?

A 1917 magazine ad inspires a cool light fixture
Apr 9, 2015 1:00 pm

A vintage motorcycle spurred Chicago designer Karen Herold, of Studio K Creative, to create a striking metal chandelier for the Betty. The design of the Fulton Park tavern, based on the striking juxtapositions of a mythical gal, successfully mixes old and new.

Black Cutting Boards Are Rad!

All-natural centerpieces with a surprise inside
Mar 30, 2015 2:00 pm

Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.’s new Blackline cutting boards bring a dose of serious edge to any kitchen. Just as impressive is the cool, all-natural process used to bring out this dark hue (hint: the color comes from within).  

This Useful Scale Was Built With Pour-Over Coffee In Mind

Stylish functionality for coffee enthusiasts
Mar 19, 2015 9:00 am

Whatever level your coffee know-how, this minimalist, six-inch square device makes a very convincing case for dialing up your pour-over game. Acaias Pearl coffee scale, which its makers are touting as the first and only of its kind on the market, was designed specifically to measure the entire pour-over brewing process: the amount of grinds, the time, the pour amount and the infusion rate.

Ora Teapot Keeps Tea Piping Hot, Looks Even Hotter

Form and function collide in this delicate vessel
Mar 18, 2015 11:00 am

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this modern teapot. Beyond its obvious beauty, unique functional aspects make it an excellent match for any tea lover. We like to watch our tea before we drink it. 

Online Shop Vessel Is Where To Buy The Coolest Glassware, Decanters And Teacups

Three dozen artists selling their goods worldwide
Mar 17, 2015 9:00 am

Life’s too short to drink out of boring glassware. Or at least that’s the driving mantra behind Vessel, a stunning shop featuring wine, tea and coffee glassware and accessories made by designers around the globe. From gorgeous decanters to unusual teacups, Vessel has a well-designed glass for every occasion. 

10 Shiny Copper Racks, Mugs And A Very Cool Mixer To Update Your Kitchen

Chefs love cooking with this metal
Mar 11, 2015 1:00 pm

Any seasoned baker or meringue enthusiast knows that a copper bowl yields more stable foams and stiffer peaks. But function aside, we’ve been seeing this rosy-hued material in a whole new light. Beyond its place as the standard drinking vessel for kicky Moscow Mule cocktails (vodka, ginger beer and lime juice), copper is starting to appear on countertops, tabletops and even dangling from the ceiling. Check out our top picks for your kitchen.

Design We're Feeling: Hook Cookware

A New Wave pots-and-pans set for Generation Y
Feb 26, 2015 3:00 pm

It takes a lot to get us to put down our tried-and-true pots and pans by cookware giants, but Karim Rashid's line of Hook cookware is more than just bold looks. The award-winning collection features hooked handles and lids to maximize hanging-storage options. And given how striking the black and Day-Glo green nonstick pans are, you'll definitely want to show them off.

Easy Kitchen Decor Upgrade: Get A Better Pegboard

Turn functional storage into a stylish centerpiece
Feb 5, 2015 10:30 am

Ever since Julia Child popularized the idea of using a pegboard to hang pots and pans decades ago, the basic wall unit has been a feature of home kitchens. But even old standards could use a little upgrade from time to time. Just look at this new line of pegboards and accessories by a London-based design firm.


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