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DESIGN
Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York
In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs...
FOOD-DRINK
Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris
by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away from the restaurant, which is located...
DESIGN
Marcy & Myrtle by Harbor Projects
by Chérmelle Edwards At the intersection of Marcy and Myrtle avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn stands a new cottage-like coffee shop of the same name, Marcy & Myrtle, by interior architecture and design build firm Harbor Projects, and one...
FOOD-DRINK
A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans
by Chérmelle Edwards Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: London Coffee Shops
by Anya Lawrence For a city that rarely sleeps, it's no wonder that London's coffee shop scene is booming. Gone with the dominance of generic international chains, the emphasis is no longer just on the convenience of grabbing a freshly brewed cup...
TRAVEL
City Guides: Detroit
Since overhauling our City Guides last fall, we've had many an opportunity to make our way back to Detroit and delve further into one of the most culturally rich cities in the country. While there, various team members found that the ever-expanding...
FOOD-DRINK
Le Petit Zinc
Tucked away in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, this French restaurant serves up delicious food—including the best crepes you'll find in the city. But it's perfect for a quick coffee or fresh juice while enjoying their outdoor area. The decor is quite...
FOOD-DRINK
Isa e Vane
After years of being the go-to caterers in Milan, Isabella Coppini and Vanessa Pellizza Tricarico are familiar faces among the city's foodies. The pair and their delicious food can now be found at Isa e Vane, a cafe and deli they recently opened...
STUDIOS
Woodstock Foundry
The Woodstock Foundry opened in March 2012 as a bright and airy space intended for mixed creative use. Besides the working foundry, the three-story building also houses several design stores and studios, including O.live's, Dear Ray Jewelry, Selah...
FOOD-DRINK
Da Matteo, Sweden
It might be a surprise to hear that Scandinavia consumes more coffee per capita than any other region in the world. On a recent trip to Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg—a cultural mosaic port city on the country's (relatively) balmy southern...
FOOD
Urban Bean
The coffee shop trend has not skipped out on Minneapolis. The city is piled high with unique places to get a good latte and scope the scene—and Urban Bean is the perfect spot. Housed in what used to be old Muddy Waters on 24th and Lyndale, this coffee...
FOOD
Barista Parlor
Owner of Barista Parlor—located in artsy, inclusive East Nashville—Andy Mumma took an unassuming concrete space on Gallatin Pike (which is almost ruined with fast food and title loan storefronts) and turned it into a stylish, quality-focused caffeine...
FOOD
The Cherry Cricket
The Cherry Cricket is a classic neighborhood joint in Denver's Cherry Creek North area and has been an institution since opening way back in 1945. Sit outside on a sunny afternoon and enjoy one of the Cricket’s Green Chile Burgers topped with strips...
FOOD-DRINK
Pavé Milano
"A living room with a laboratory" is how Pavé defines itself. Located in Milan in the trendy area of Porta Venezia, this bakery and pastry shop represents a singular case of young entrepreneurship and quest for quality in food. Pavé was born just...
FOOD
Pho Cafe
It's not often that strip malls are perceived as the places to go, but a little one on the cusp of Echo Park and Silverlake is certainly worth visiting. Not too far from the more bustling section of W Sunset sits Pho Cafe—totally unassuming from the...
FOOD
Avalon International Breads
Located between Wayne State University and Downtown Detroit in Cass Corridor, Avalon International Breads opens its doors daily at 6am. The wide selection of breads, all made from 100% organic flour, ranges from classics like Motown Multigrain to the...
FOOD
Greenleaf Juicing Company
With two locations in the shopping-heavy neighborhood of NW and one in downtown SW, Greenleaf Juicing Company has the city center covered. As one would expect from an organic juice shop, Greenleaf uses only fresh fruits and vegetables delivered daily...
HOTELS
Chateau Marmont
The infamous Chateau Marmont is an LA landmark; slightly hidden from the street, the historic hotel was built in 1927 and based on Château d'Amboise, in France. Inside the walls, the garden is drenched in that LA sunshine and surrounded by beautiful...
FOOD
Astro Coffee
Corktown, the oldest neighborhood in Detroit where the Irish found refuge after the potato famine and also home to the abandoned Michigan Central Station (designed by the same architects as New York’s Grand Central Station), is becoming increasingly...
FOOD
Heart Coffee Roasters
Located a little way down East Burnside Street—the dividing line of an established NE and a more industrial, artisanal SE Portland—Heart Coffee Roasters blends rich Scandinavian and Northwest coffee cultures to create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere...
Los Angeles
Stereotypically known as a city for vacuous celebrity wannabes, Los Angeles often gets a bad rap. In fact, it is a city that is not just aesthetically pleasing—with almost every view framed by palm trees and rolling green hills—but one that is host...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Cairo
by Laila Gohar While Egypt continues to make headlines for a revolution which led to the ouster of a nearly 30-year-old political regime, the sprawling megacity has a thriving underground scene that beats and buzzes with energy around the clock...
CULTURE
MoMA in May
There are a lot of new things going on at the New York Museum of Modern Art this May. A few new exhibitions, the 100th installation in the Projects series, an interactive studio café and even a new schedule all come into play. To keep you organized...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Nicosia
by Emily Millett While the newly appointed government of Cyprus struggles to save the island's economy with another bailout plan with the EU, deep in the heart of the tiny capital of Nicosia, a pulse still beats loud and strong. Pounding to the rhythm...
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