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Product Spotlight: Dadaist Chairs

London based artist and industrial designer, Charlotte Kingsnorth, creates effortless and contemporary pieces of furniture, which challenge form and question conformity. Kingsnorth's pieces naturally express character and are unbound to specific rules and boundaries, breathtaking and functional her vision is worth gawking over.
June 5, 2013
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Webshop of the Day: Fossik

Fossik, based in Sydney, Australia, offers unique and whimsical products including sophisticated textile throws and vintage quilts.
June 5, 2013
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New Products From Aldo Bakker

Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental Dutch designer (and self-proclaimed "control freak") Aldo Bakker, who we previously profiled in our May 2012 issue. The son of the late avant-garde jewelry artist Emmy van Leersum and Gijs Bakker, cofounder of the influential Dutch conceptual design collective Droog, Bakker has spent much of his creative professional life forging his own design identity. “When my father was at Droog, he was in my way,” Bakker says. “I had to push to find my own path.” Here, his latest crop of avant-garde objects and furnishings.
June 5, 2013
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Kitchen Essential: Smeg Refrigerator

Leave it to the Italians to perfect the art of kitchen appliances, after all, their famous food has to be cooked somewhere. We love Smeg's classic products, especially their perfectly simple fridge.
June 4, 2013
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Product of the Day: MANUAL Coffee Maker Nº1

Any true coffee lover (snob) will tell you that one cup manual brewing is the best way to enjoy the black elixir of the gods and that the art of crafting the perfect cup is almost as enjoyable as drinking it. It is with that in mind that we fell in love with MANUAL by designer Craighton Berman, a "slow coffee" appliance that is designed to sit beautifully and unobtrusively on your countertop while providing the control of the pour-over brewing process in a single-cup preparation.
June 4, 2013
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Site of the Day: The Sweethome

Sister site to The Wirecutter (an electronic list of the best technology), The Sweethome spends hours accumulating the best housewares out there.
June 3, 2013
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Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George

London native Johanna Lowe came into food and prop styling after finishing up a career as a photographer. “I was working for Sur la Table as a prop stylist and for lack of budget, they asked me if I would try my hand at food styling, which I did and discovered I was a natural,” says Lowe. Turns out she was not only a natural at styling for photo shoots. Last June, she opened Martyn George, a charming vintage housewares shop in Chicago outfitted with inspirational, unexpected vignettes of kitchen tools and entertaining pieces.
June 3, 2013
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