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Zen and Pepper
Calling to mind the yin and yang symbol, as well as a stacked pebble meditation marker, Scott Henderson's porcelain Zen + Pepper set brings a bit of serenity into the kitchen. Channeling soft river stone shapes and employing a functional, nestled design...
CULTURE
Grundig and the Future of Food, Design and Interaction
When it comes to designing and engineering household appliances, one of the most significant issues is energy and water consumption. But the waste of other precious resources (like food) is also the driving force behind Grundig's most recent projects...
TRAVEL
CH Global Spin: Japanese Ceramics
by Karen Day In Japan, tea is a serious subject. As we learned by participating in Tom Sachs’ artistic take on the traditional tea ceremony at New York's Noguchi Museum this year, the concept of chanoyu dates back to the 9th century, adheres to...
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DESIGN
Smiley Face Cup
There might not be a more cheerful way to drink your coffee each morning than out of this smiley face cup. Crafted from non-toxic, locally sourced materials, it's also food and oven safe. Available in four sizes (from four to 16 ounces), each vessel...
FOOD-DRINK
GG's Garden Dinner Kit
GG's, a sister business with Nicholas Morgenstern's other NYC joints Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream and El Rey coffee beer, is the relatively young East Village hangout gaining repeat customers hunkering after their dense, square grandma-style...
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Instant Coffee Tubes
Instant coffee gets a bad rap for its sludgy results, but 2015 Finnish Barista Champion Kalle Freese is using it as a way to make specialty coffee more convenient and accessible. Freeze-dried shots of espresso made from single-origin beans—roasted...
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Grady's All-in-One Home Brewing Kit
An update to their already-excellent Bean Bags, Brooklyn- and Bronx-based Grady's has just released a new product that means you can DIY their famous New Orleans-style cold brew coffee at home. The brand new, all-in-one home brewing kit contains...
FOOD-DRINK
Bulat Knife
Fully funded shortly after its Kickstarter launched, Bulat joins the throngs of new start-ups offering premium direct-to-consumer goods at lower prices. This one's a good-looking chef's knife to completely replace your block of cheap knives—root...
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Tripp Trapp High Chair
If you or someone you know is a design-minded parent, then you’re likely familiar with Stokke’s Tripp Trapp high chair, but you’ve probably yet to lay eyes on their new Hazy Grey colorway. Dark and sophisticated, the hue allows the natural grain of...
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A Guide to Summer Eating and Entertaining
The season of summer entertaining is upon those of us in the northern hemisphere, and with that our consumption (and decorating) habits change. With our guide to summer entertaining and eating, we've selected food and food-related items that can help...
DESIGN
Design Studio Garcia Cumini On Their Cesar Unit Kitchen
The design of kitchens for the last 20 years seems to have focused primarily on two styles reflecting two opposite poles: classical or country versus contemporary or industrial. It's become very difficult today to find real alternatives, contemporary...
FOOD_DRINK
Juice Bruce Lemon Squeezer
If squeezing lemon and lime juice for summer cocktails doesn't make you grin, try using Juice Bruce: a wooden hand-juicer complete with a slightly bemused face. A super-simple and functional design, this little guy is also easy to use—whether you're...
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Round Popsicle Molds
Embrace the warmer months and your inner child at your next pool party or grilling session and make four popsicles at a time with Zoku's round pop molds. Totally BPA- and phthalate-free, the silicon-made molds make it easy to peel away your popsicles...
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Stainless Steel Straws
Aside from jazzing up the look of your drink, these stainless steel straws come with an environmentally friendly upshot: they drastically reduce waste, unlike their plastic counterparts. Sold in a pack of four, these sleek straws are pre-bent at the...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Andrea Rosso of Diesel Living
Andrea Rosso is running late. Glancing around Diesel Living’s extensive, jam-packed stand at Milan Design Week's Salone del Mobile, you can’t really blame him. He’s certainly had his hands full. When he arrives, his impish aura immediately seems...
FOOD_DRINK
Compost Cookie Mix
Make Milk Bar's famous Compost cookies at home with their salty but sweet and foolproof mix. With chocolate, coffee, butterscotch and oats, all you need to add is butter, an egg and your choice of potato chips or pretzels—or just about anything else...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Bikini Plate
This handmade earthenware "Bikini 2" plate by London-based Amy Worrall will brighten any gloomy day. Measuring approximately 9.5 inches, it's hand-glazed and depicts three bronzed babes posing away on the beach. The shades-wearing women will have...
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Electric Kettle
If you hadn't noticed, MUJI's US online store has been down for the past few months while undergoing a complete overhaul, meaning the only way to get your dose of quality, affordable Japanese design was to go brick-and-mortar. It's finally up and running...
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Pasta Tool Set
Not only are Eataly's wooden pasta utensils traditional (so you can make dishes like your nonna), they're also good looking enough that you'll be proud to display them in your kitchen. The Pasta Tool Kit from the already iconic Italian marketplace...
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Octagonal Cast Iron Skillet
Portland-based FINEX—with humble origins on Kickstarter—is now one of the very few American companies making cast iron cookware. With deeper walls than the average skillet, this compact 8" one from FINEX is best for browning meats and sautéing vegetable...
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Form Jug
Self-taught British designer Tom Dixon stirs up nostalgia for afternoon tea rituals with his golden six-piece Form Tea Set that includes a teapot, tea caddy, sugar dish, jug, a handleless milk jug and tray. The Form Jug, made from spun brass then dipped...
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Jerky Crafting Kit
When done right, beef jerky is a lean, healthy snack packed with protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. Fleishers’ Jerky Crafting Kit provides all the necessary tools—including two non-stick drying screens, two spice blends, a cork over door stopper and...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook
From Mission Chinese restaurants' co-founder and chef Danny Bowien and Lucky Peach EIC Chris Ying, a treat for your eyes and your belly: The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook. Through conversations between Bowien and collaborators, friends and colleagues;...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Too Many Cooks
The right tools and ingredients are essential in the kitchen. A great cookbook acts as a necessary guide for exploration, while a little personality in utensils make the experience altogether more enjoyable. And of course, with much of cooking and...
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Life Measured Pitcher
Brooklyn-based industrial design studio Visibility and food design publication MOLD have collaborated on a borosilicate glass pitcher that's more than just pretty to look at. Whether using it as a wine carafe, a mixing bowl or something else altogether...
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