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Cultivating Good Taste

Grown, harvested, prepped, and cooked all in the same place, farm-to-table fare is coming to a city near you.
July 19, 2011
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Tomorrow’s Specials

Slide into that booth or belly up the bar to learn what’s next for restaurant design. You’ll know before the maître d’ does.
July 19, 2011

Sound Advice

Successful restaurants offer the holy trinity of good food, good service, and good ambience. Design can influence all three, but botch the ambience, and you’ll be forever fighting a battle against your own eatery. Perhaps the most common folly is poor acoustics. Conversations drowned out by the general din can ruin even the most handsomely appointed restaurant.
July 19, 2011
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Products for the Fourth of July

Our favorite holiday weekend is here so it's time to fire up the grill and get patriotic. Here are three of our favorite products for celebrating the summer and the good ol' U. S. of A.
July 2, 2011
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New from OXO

OXO has always been one of our favorite product companies: it has been at the forefront of universal design and seamlessly integrates function into the form of all its products. Here we spotlight some of our favorite new items from the company, some just recently on shelves and some you can look forward to seeing later this year.
June 30, 2011
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L.A. Magazine Sunday

On Sunday, June 26th, we're partnering with our pals at Los Angeles Magazine to get the inside scoop on the latest in L.A.'s design and culinary culture. From 12:30-4:00 the editors and writers of L.A. Mag will be on the Design Innovation Stage talking about everything from a new generation of star chefs, to the king of custom cars. The majority of the programming is centered around Southern California's tastiest grub, so you foodies will not want to miss it. Here's a preview.
June 24, 2011
Design Truck pairs the city's coolest furniture designers with L.A.'s hottest food trucks.

Design Truck

It's an undisputed truth that some of L.A.'s best meals are served on the street. So why shouldn't L.A.'s finest food trucks have outdoor seating that equals their culinary excellence? Design Truck, a concept by Los Angeles designers Brendan Ravenhill and Chris Adamick, hopes to remedy this curious quandary of curbside dining by providing a mobile furniture gallery which can comfortably seat the noshing masses. The duo will be launching the first outing of Design Truck this weekend and Ravenhill will be talking more about the creation at
June 21, 2011
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Cityboy Picnic Grill

For our June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue (now on newsstands!), we rounded up seven mini grills. One we loved but weren't able to include in the mix was the Cityboy Picnic Grill by designer Klaus Aalto for Finnish manufacturer Selki-Asema.
June 12, 2011
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7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.
June 7, 2011