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Local Fundraising

Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.
May 23, 2012
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ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum

Two products we really loved from the ICFF show floor came courtesy of Londoners Dan Black and Martin Blum: Thermo Pot and Eau Good. The former merges practicality and aesthetics in a smart cork-topped "food flask" (as the company calls the insulated container) and the latter takes a hard look at how we purify, transport, and consume drinking water.
May 20, 2012
Hotel Endemico in Silvestre, Mexico

Encuentro Guadalupe , Mexico

In recent years, Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, only an hour and a half from the San Diego airport and 40 minutes from Ensenada, has emerged as Mexico’s wine country. In order to showcase the best that this region has to offer, The founders of Antiresorts™ decided to develop a property in the area that "combines amazing dry weather, rich new wines, incredible seafood and produce, impressive light, and human talent." And so, Encuentro Guadalupe came to be. The project, whose moniker suggests that it is a "wild reserve" and "native to its environment," is slated to open this July. It features two main components: Vinícola Encuentro, the winery and restaurant, and Encuentro Resguardo Silvestre, twenty high-end bungalows, which offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the outdoors while still enjoying modern comforts.
May 14, 2012
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Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill

Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space develops. Things that our memories smooth over post-construction, like frustrations and changes in plans, are still rampant. That never-ending argument over where to put the couch just isn’t funny yet. To capture this oft-forgotten phase, we checked in with San Francisco coffee company, Four Barrel, a few months before opening The Mill, their second cafe. Four Barrel founders Jeremy Tooker and Jodi Geren have already seen success at their nearby Valencia Street location, and locals are eager to see how the new spot will match up. Resident baker Josey Baker shares what will be different, what inspires him, and why he can’t wait for the Mill’s opening in July
May 14, 2012
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Friday Finds 05.04.12

Editor Real Talk, a Ryan Gosling–like meme featuring econospeak, a young design company out of New Zealand, and more in this installment of Friday Finds. 
May 4, 2012
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I'm A Kombo's Social Act

Delicious high-concept food? A homey setting? Stylish crowd? Denmark, Denmark, Denmark? Yup, this video from crane.tv on the itinerant dinner series The Social Act by the Danish chefs at I'm a Kombo hits just about all the right notes. From inventive cuisine to expounding on their culinary roadshow, chefs Bo Lindegaard and Lasse Askov look to be a very cool duo indeed. I love how they play off each other in the interview portion of the video, and from there it's pretty much a heaping dose of voyeuristic envy as you see the execution of a meal you wish you were invited to. But The Social Act is meant to be a movable feast, so keep an eye out for one in your town. Bon appetit!
April 27, 2012
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New Summer Colors from Heath Ceramics

I was in the Heath Ceramics shop in Los Angeles this past weekend, borrowing a few pieces for a photo shoot, and I spotted their lovely new Summer Collection, a limited-edition series of new colors and items available only through October 1st. The color palette—California Poppy, Grapefruit, and Birch—goes nicely with Heath's signature exposed clay, which peeks through at the rim or bases of bowls, vases, and cork-topped containers.
April 26, 2012
Modern Honolulu Hotel Pool

The Modern Honolulu

In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I could, I took up a two-day residence at the Modern Honolulu, a rather cool new hotel just on the other side of the Ala Wai Canal. The hotel has changed hands lately, it was an Ian Schrager property just last year, but much of the design by Yabu Pushelberg and landscape designer Deborah Nevins remains intact. I had a grand time in the sophisticated spot. Read on for my little tour.
April 25, 2012
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Salone 2012: EuroCucina

This year, at almost every stall at Eurocucina we felt at home, noticing a serious trend in kitchens and living rooms coming together. Whether the consequence of our shrinking urban environments, or comfort and functionality trumping tradition, the kitchen now dominates as the social center of the home, and companies are designing accordingly. The integration of table tops of all shapes, depths, heights and sizes, and in some cases even couches, into the kitchen, sent a clear and convincing message: the dining room is dead. Here are ten examples of the newest in kitchen design from Eurocucina, any of which we would be happy hanging out in.
April 24, 2012
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