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  1. Wonderwall Archives 01
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    Wonderwall Archives 01

    Back in 2009 we ran a conversation with Masamichi Katayama about the incredible Japanese retail design outfit Wonderwall. We only showed a handful of photos to go with it, but now with the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.11

  2. Windows at Bergdorf Goodman
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    Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

    "To window-shop," we learned in our November 2010 issue's Introduction to Retail Design, dates back to 1922—but it wasn't until the 1930s that shops  spiced up their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.18.10

  3. William T. Vollmann on Imperial
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    William T. Vollmann on Imperial

    Presently on tour to support his massive new work Imperial, journalist, novelist and National Book Award winner for 2005's Europe Central, William T. Vollmann was recently in San Francisco.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  4. Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking
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    Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking

    As fitness trackers evolve to become more autonomous and easier to use, tracking food consumption remains bound to basic journal entries that are easy to skip. For drinks, there’s now the Vessyl...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  5. Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen
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    Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen

    Starting as a dormant, unassumingly giant egg, Romanian designer Vlad Icobet's conceptual product hatches into an elegant, all-in-one cooking facility.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.06.09

  6. Two Innovative Tea Products
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    Two Innovative Tea Products

    You may have heard of the hot beverage made by steeping dry tea leaves into boiling water. Tea in all its varieties and forms—black, white, green, powdered as matcha, and more—has been a hit for...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.17.13

  7. Timbuk2 Hidden Series
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    Timbuk2 Hidden Series

    The problem with reusable bags is actually reusing them. At my apartment, there is reusable bag upon reusable bag (mostly the kind you can buy at the grocery store that resemble a paper bag) but...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.29.10

  8. The Next-Generation Paper Plate
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    The Next-Generation Paper Plate

    I'm currently planning a party (ok, wedding) and have been coming across lots of interesting paper party supplies—including these awesome Gunilla Axén-designed cocktail napkins, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.07.11

  9. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  10. Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
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    Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

    The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a year. Even a ten-year-old model uses twice the energy of a new...

    photos by: Brad Hines
    02.03.09

  11. Supercooling Freezers—The Future of Refrigerators?
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    Supercooling Freezers—The Future of Refrigerators?

    Manufacturers have added carbonation systems, fancy ice-makers, and video monitors to refrigerators, but the general idea of having two temperatures for the freezer and main unit have generally...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.21.14

  12. Smart Sous-Vide Cooker
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    Smart Sous-Vide Cooker

    Sous-vide (“under vacuum”) cooking means setting meat and vegetables inside a sealed bag and placing the whole thing in a container of temperature-controlled water. When done correctly, the result...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  13. Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal
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    Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal

    If the glut of fitness trackers available on the market is any indication, measurements and numbers motivate people. That fact works well for activity and movement, which can be easily monitored...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.22.14

  14. Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles
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    Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles's downtown has seen a rebirth recently thanks in part to a host of design-forward businesses opening their doors. One of them is Austere, a conceptual shop where Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.22.14

  15. Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins
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    Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins

    It's a shock that it's taken so long for a product like this to come along. We have reusable containers (thanks Earl Tupper!), lunch boxes, grocery totes, and even produce bags but until recently,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.14.10

  16. R 20th Century Gifts
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    R 20th Century Gifts

    The New York City gallery R 20th Century recently mounted "The Objects Show," a collection of artist and designer-created objects on view (and available to purchase) through December 30th...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.13.11

  17. Products for the Fourth of July
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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.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.02.11

  18. Product Spotlight: Uproot Wines
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    Product Spotlight: Uproot Wines

    Look out modern world, there's a new wine in town. Jay Levy, a venture capitalist, and Greg Scheinfeld, formerly a Wall Street financier turned winemaker, have announced the launch of Uproot Wines,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.05.13

  19. Paris Versus New York
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    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  20. New Summer Colors from Heath Ceramics
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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...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.26.12

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