Design Finds

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.

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 9:00 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 10:00 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 12:00 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.

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