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  1. Wine Tasting with Georg Riedel
    Travel Reports

    Wine Tasting with Georg Riedel

    Not so long ago I was at a dinner with a handful of food writers--I was there merely as a food taster--and the fancy stemware from the Austrian firm Riedel came up. One woman extolled the famed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.21.11

  2. Tokujin Yoshioka
    Interviews

    Tokujin Yoshioka

    Two million plastic drinking straws fill an exhibition space like haystacks of spun silk; a chair is “grown” from crystals in a transparent tank—Tokujin Yoshioka’s work is...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.13.11

  3. Sydney's Surprising Opera House
    Travel Reports

    Sydney's Surprising Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.14.11

  4. The Glass Awning
    House Tours

    The Glass Awning

    Last month architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles completed a lovely bit of work on his parents' house in Boulder, Colorado. A project that began as a sculptural glass awning turned...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.11

  5. Top Dror
    House Tours

    Top Dror

    Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  6. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
    Profiles

    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  7. Suspend Clock

    Suspend Clock

    We can't cop to knowing how the heck this walnut clock face hovers, seemingly without support, inside its domed glass cover. But we will admit it caught our eye and we can't stop thinking about how...

    $65.00

  8. Cheer Up Glass

    Cheer Up Glass

    It's tough to argue with this tumbler, which practically demands that you pour a splash of fresh OJ (or make it a screwdriver if the time is right), sit back, sip, and smile. It's from Fish's Eddy...

    $5.50

  9. Ripple Sand Clock

    Ripple Sand Clock

    If you live in San Francisco and feel like browsing a wonderland of Japanese design gifties, a trip to New People—a three-story shop, gallery, and underground movie theaters—is in order...

    $25.00

  10. Bubble Smoke Digout Vase

    Bubble Smoke Digout Vase

    Slim stems and blooming buds appear to hover in this faintly tinted glass double bubble.

    $11.70

  11. Milk Bottle Lamp

    Milk Bottle Lamp

    A favorite find from ICFF was Studio Gorm's Milk Bottle lamps. The Eugene, Oregon-based studio creates the hand-blown pendants with either one shade, or a unique shade-within-a-shade design, some...

  12. Reflection

    Reflection

    The original Mirror Puzzle was a not-so-standard jigsaw—Wong substituted reflective pieces for standard printed cardboard. Ascalon’s black-and-brass stained glass evolves the thoughtful...

  13. Medium Straight Glass

    Medium Straight Glass

    We love Sausalito, California–based Heath Ceramics for carrying the torch of mid-century design and California manufacturing. For their drinking glasses, they linked up with an 80-year-old...

    $26.00

  14. Grow Bottles
    Product

    Grow Bottles

    If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations' Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.16.11

  15. At the Printers
    Product

    At the Printers

    Brooklyn's Flavor Paper is hauling dowdy old wallpaper into the splashy 21st century, and you get to watch.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.05.11

  16. Row House
    Houses We Love

    Row House

    With a modernist palette of concrete, glass, and steel, Ziger/Snead Architects constructed an ode to rowing in rural Virginia.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.21.11

  17. S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011
    Travel Reports

    S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011

    This week we headed to Las Vegas for S2, a combination the Surfaces and StonExpo trade shows. We walked miles through the exhibition spaces at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and here present...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.11

  18. Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto
    Shops

    Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto

    This Canadian duo searches out top Scandinavian and Japanese designs and brings their best finds back to this Toronto shop.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.27.11

  19. Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
    House Tours

    Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada

    Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life. Out of “respect for the beams and their history,” Designer Omer Arbel insisted...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    04.26.11

  20. Visiting the Fishers Island House
    Travel Reports

    Visiting the Fishers Island House

    While reporting the March Profile story about Thomas Phifer (see it online here), I had the opportunity to visit one of his masterworks, the Fishers Island House, located off the coast of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    03.03.11

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