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Monkey Pot
London-based artist Charlotte Mei handcrafts ceramic characters that are very cute, but avoid being saccharine—and are also always functional. From toast-shaped plates with rosy cheeks to little worm sculptures, many of her creations are limited edition...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Modern Living
Modern living was a persistent and enjoyable theme at this year's Milan Design Week, both in terms of standards that have been revisited as well as new products designed to reflect our current needs, wants and desires in our homes today. We noticed...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Ideal Standard
Presenting for the very first time at Milan Design Week, Belgium-based Ideal Standard arrives with Connect Air, a new bathroom fixtures collection, along with “When Lightness Designs Space,” a pop-up installation at MUDEC in the Zona Tortona that...
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Ode Lamp
In classic Herman Miller style, the Ode Lamp (available in desk or floor sizes and colors) is minimalism and function executed to perfection. The sophisticated lamp is a little space-age—you even turn it off by touching the stem—but also delightfully...
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Interview: Cadillac's Uwe Ellinghaus
We spend a lot of time with automobile manufacturers because it's an industry going through enormous changes—technology, globalization of product and marketing, and innovation in just about every department. While we tend to focus most of our reporting...
DESIGN
Jill Platner + Waterworks' Isla Collection
Our 2010 studio visit (video below) with NYC-based jewelry designer Jill Platner revealed a genial spirit who looked most comfortable when forming and playing with her materials of choice: silver and gold. Though metal can sometimes give off a...
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Brass Lid Vision Glass
Designer duo 10¹² from Ichikawa, Japan follow up their beautiful prism Terra Hydro Terrarium with another iteration that's more "open-air." Their Brass Lid Vision Glass was designed to exhibit the entirety of the plant in its beauty—no hiding underneath...
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WWA Shower Curtain
LA-based art brand BFGF (whose blankets we are already fans of) have released a bunch of products on Society 6, our pick being the WWA shower curtain. Decorated with a palm tree, candle, Lisa Simpson, and something resembling a Nike swoosh, this shower...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Indigo Enthusiasts
Cool Hunting's co-founders have long been indigo experts and enthusiasts, and their obsession has proven to be contagious—with the entire editorial staff sharing the passion. The lush, inky hue isn't just heavenly to gaze upon; the process, textures...
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Palmistry Print Pillowcases
A collaboration between Melbourne-based label Per—Tim, artist Eloise Rapp and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre of Victoria, these palmistry print pillowcases are more than just cute decor. Designed, printed and manufactured in Melbourne, they...
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Living Under the Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture
Gestalten's stunning hardcover tome "Living Under The Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture" showcases beautifully designed and decorated houses that happen to be located in the middle of tropical wonderlands. Homes in Vietnam, India, Brazil and...
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"Not Yours, Never Was" Embroidered Hoop
NYC's Yes Stitch Yes (aka Lauren Singleton) presents yet another fiery and floral embroidered piece. This small but mighty four-inch hoop is covered in pink- and purple-hued flowers, and emblazoned with the message "Not Yours Never Was" inside two...
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Letter Opener
Why is it that most letter openers look like they could be murder weapons? Thankfully, these striking options are made from cattle horn, handcrafted in Bøvlingbjerg, Denmark by historical company Hornvarefabrikken. While we might be getting plenty...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: House Proud
Some of the best presents to give your loved ones are things they would never buy for themselves—whether it's non-essential, something seemingly extravagant, useless but pretty or even self-indulgent. And yet, these oftentimes make for the most beautiful...
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Tile Makes The Room: Good Design from Heath Ceramics
When Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic of Heath Ceramics set out to write a book celebrating the art and craft of tile, they looked for inspirational examples close to home and around the world. The result, “Tile Makes the Room," is filled with...
DESIGN
Hedley & Bennett's Los Angeles HQ
Ellen Bennett—founder of Hedley & Bennett —loves the feeling of being airborne: she flies around the world making appearances and attending food events, and is often photographed jumping with exuberance. Now, at her brand new headquarters, Bennett...
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Verve Coffee's New West Hollywood Space
In Santa Cruz, beach-goers, surfers and mountain bikers frequent Verve Coffee Roasters' popular cafes. Verve’s mission to source relationship-based direct trade coffees, paired with friendly and approachable customer service, has made them...
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700 Nimes Road: An "Indirect Portrait" of Elizabeth Taylor
Including 129 full-color photographs by fine artist Catherine Opie, "700 Nimes Road" is a thoughtful, yet poignant exploration of Elizabeth Taylor's home (her "private sanctuary") and possessions at her Bel Air, Los Angeles address. While the concept...
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Six Eye-Catching Planters
Once you've gotten the knack of keeping finicky houseplants healthy and green, they'll soon outgrow their current residences, and when they do—consider upgrading to one of these eye-catching planters. From the statement metallics to minimalist designs...
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The Modern Archive
Building on the mid-century modern movement that included architecture and design greats like Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Arne Jacobsen, the Memphis Group of the 1980s sought to inject avant-garde into design. The Milan-based movement...
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Mr Kitly + Decor Self-Watering Plant Pots
Melbourne, Australia's Mr Kitly is a store (and architecture studio and gallery) best known as a light-filled haven for all things related to Japan, good design and oddly enough, plants. For five years now the owners have been purveyors of anything...
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Havana Modern
The unlikely byproduct of Cuba's trade embargo with the US is a previously undocumented preservation of lavish midcentury architecture and design in Havana. In "Havana Modern" Michael Connors takes the reader through a visual tour of private homes...
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The Indoor and Outdoor FollowMe Lamp from Marset
Barcelona is known for its flair—in natural geography, architecture and style of the city's inhabitants. With this in mind, it's no surprise one of the most exciting companies in lighting at the moment hails from the coastal city. Though Marset...
DESIGN
Cycloc's Endo Wall Mount Bicycle Hanger
In recent months, we've seen a few clever solutions to bicycle storage—from the sculptural copper Stasis to CLUG's 3D printed clip, though neither are readily accessible at the moment. Cycloc's Endo is, however. The two part system hooks the front...
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Curio LED Lighting For The Home
With each design based on Light Guide technology (traditionally used in scanners and copiers), San Francisco's Curio creates playful, linear lighting options for the home, giving the fading technology a second shot at technical relevancy. Set to...
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