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SKINA Magazine Rack
SKINA celebrates copper's lustre in a simple, industrial contraption pairing pipes with a hammock of PVC canvas. Stash magazines, or anything you want, and put it somewhere prominent.
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Copper Bike
Designed as an antidote to the piles of steel commuter bikes that line the walks and whiz through the streets of Amsterdam, Van Heesch Design's Copper Bike—an edition limited to 10—transcends any adherence to drab utility. As copper's natural patina...
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Makers Mondays: Earthy Furnishings
As part of our ongoing support of Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative (which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States) we have picked some stunning products that help...
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Still
Formafantasma took on the daunting task of beautifying water filtration and succeeded to the extreme. The Still purifier combines an engraved crystal decanter with copper attachments and utilizes active charcoal to elevate humble drinking water to...
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Tom Dixon, Maison & Objet's Designer of the Year
by Caroline Kinneberg Tom Dixon might have received an OBE from Her Majesty in 2001, but that hasn't made him blasé about winning other awards. Cool Hunting sat down with him last week at the latest edition of Maison & Objet, Paris' colossal biannual...
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Pinhole's Custom Coffee Goods
by Chérmelle Edwards For her new independently owned San Francisco outpost Pinhole Coffee, former Blue Bottle barista JoEllen Depakakibo tapped Toronto-based Monarch Methods to create a custom range of goods. The Bernal Heights shop will feature...
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Stitched Black Cherry Vessel
Beauty lies in the natural irregularity of Magpie & Rye's oblong vessel made from foraged, hand-turned black cherry wood and stitched with copper wire. Even standing alone, the rustic piece makes a statement.
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Turtle Grater
The Turtle Grater elevates a kitchen tool to extraordinary elegance. The small plate features hand-carved micro ridges in 100% copper across the turtle's belly for precise fine grating of roots like ginger and wasabi.
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Cocktail Kingdom: Copper Collection
It's rare that a set of bar tools is as eye-catching at the new Copper Collection from NYC-based purveyor of professional barware Cocktail Kingdom. Inspired by the copper stills that produce the spirits they're intended to mix, the copper-plated...
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Method Studio: Stasis
On the outskirts of Edinburgh, overlooking the famous Forth Bridge, designer and woodworker Callum Robinson's most pressing issue at the moment is keeping his Border Collie puppy from chewing up the furniture. Robinson is the co-founder and Creative...
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London Design Festival 2013: Hunting & Narud
by LinYee Yuan Rough quarry granite, matte steel and a highly polished copper mirror are the elements that make up one of the most visible design objects at this year's London Design Festival. The sculptural Copper Mirrors series from Norwegian...
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Stand Alone Mirrors at NYC Design Week
The idea of round hanging mirrors with thick leather straps may have blossomed with modernist designer Jacques Adnet’s “Circulaire” mirror—the result of a partnership with Hermés in the 1950s—but over the past two years we’ve seen it bloom even further...
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Absolut Elyx
Over the past decade, Absolut became more synonymous with college parties and dance club bottle service than with its artistically-inclined, sustainably-minded Swedish roots. This shift in reputation is undoubtedly a repercussion of its ubiquitous...
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Copper Shines at NYC Design Week
The use of copper in functional industrial design has been on the rise for some time now, especially since seeing it all over London Design Festival last September. We spotted six new products during this year's NYC Design Week that prove even more...
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Grid Vase Conic
Designed by Jaime Hayon for Gaia & Gino in 2008, the Grid Vase Collection continues to stun with its effortless grace and robust form. The conical and round vases are inspired by suits of armor and medieval times in British history as well as Islamic...
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Akita Tape Dispenser
Tatsuya Akita has designed a house for your tape that might just be nicer than your own. The industrial style dispenser is made from concrete and polished brass with copper and oak components. It's a ritzy way to wrap.
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Moscow Mule Mug
Old Dutch is famous for its Moscow Mule Mug, constructed from solid copper with nickel lining and solid brass accents. This barrel-shaped mug not only looks rustic and keeps your drinks ice cold, it’s made-to-last through the decades with a coating...
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London Design Festival 2012: The Copper Impression
The use of ultra-versatile copper is on the rise, whether inspired by the 204 copper petals forming this year's Olympic torch by Thomas Heatherwick, the promise of the metal's unique patina upon years of use or its ever-increasing street value. The...