Design Finds

Cooking With Style: SMEG Launches A Small Appliance Line

New modern functions, same classic vintage look
Oct 30, 2014 11:00 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.

Tyler Kord Asked Vans To Make A Pair Of Chef Shoes. And They Said Yes.

Introducing the No. 7 Vans Classic Slip-On
Oct 21, 2014 10:00 am

Here's a story for all the fanboys out there. Chef Tyler Kord wrote an email to Vans, asking them to help him solve his "janky" kitchen footwear situation. It took six years, but the persistance paid off. Check out what they cooked up. 

Batteries Not Included: This Portable Espresso Maker Doesn't Need Them

No plugs or chargers, just the touch of your hand.
Oct 14, 2014 11:00 am

Whether we're talking about sourcing beans and roasting techniques, emerging independent brands or tools of the trade, today's coffee boom means tomorrow's cup of joe will only get better and better. Now, the same goes for travelers or anyone on the run.

Breasts Of Kate Moss Inspire New Champers Coupe

A British supermodel proves inspiring, titillating
Oct 10, 2014 1:00 pm

34 Restaurant in London’s Mayfair neighborhood is the kind of place where you can order Cornish sardines with violet artichokes and Indian-spiced monkfish coconut. There’s a nice sorbet with passion fruit, Charentais melon and mint. Also, as of yesterday, you can sip Champagne out of a coupe shaped to the precise dimension of the breasts of British supermodel Kate Moss.

Setting The Table: Step Up Your Dinner Party Game With 10 Interesting Plates

Getting back to basics for our fall style series
Oct 9, 2014 1:00 pm

A presentable table starts with what you set on it. For our fall "Setting The Table" series, we're kicking things off with — what else — plates. Here are ten impressive new styles, worthy of any occasion. 

It's Raining Wine! Check Out This New Carafe.

The W/W carafe aerates beverages in style
Oct 7, 2014 12:00 pm

When it comes to making the most of your wine's flavor notes and nuances, a decanter or aerator is the obvious accessory of choice. In a well-crafted marriage of function and form, Benjamin Hubert's W/W aerating carafe is definitely an object worth, well, objectifying. Trust us when we say you might find yourself using this on a regular basis. Ready to make it rain?

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.


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