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  1. Fantastical Photographic Maps
    Event Spotlight

    Fantastical Photographic Maps

    If photography is an act of capturing reality, then artist Sohei Nishino has gone leaps and bounds further than most with his “diorama maps.” Influenced by the 18th century Japanese...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.29.11

  2. M-Cups

    M-Cups

    Put these nesting dolls to work. Designed by Carl Mitsch of Fred and Friends, the set of six measuring cups store one within another and open up to measure 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup as...

    $12.00

  3. Sleekstor Pinch+Pour Cups

    Sleekstor Pinch+Pour Cups

    These measuring cups are attention-grabbers when in use but happily yield the limelight when the cooking is complete: They fold down flat for easy storage with a smart, space-saving design. Good...

    $14.99

  4. Magnetic Measuring Spoons

    Magnetic Measuring Spoons

    Keep yourself from scrounging through your kitchen drawers in the middle of making dinner by keeping your measuring spoons easily within reach. The Magnetic Measuring Spoons from Joseph Joseph...

    $3.00

  5. Digital Scale and Measuring Cup

    Digital Scale and Measuring Cup

    There are few things worse than super-specified, superfluous kitchen utensils. (Surely we can all slice an avocado without an avocado slicer.) This combo digital scale and measuring cup, exclusive...

    $39.95

  6. Made Design Shop and Gallery
    Shops

    Made Design Shop and Gallery

    Canada is known for its love of hockey and its long winters but few people know of our neighbor to the north's wealth of innovative modern designers. Enter Made. The Toronto shop and gallery...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.11

  7. Supernatural San Francisco
    Shops

    Supernatural San Francisco

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch thrown by Claudia Mahecha and Robert Allen, in celebration of the opening of their new Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural. After...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.22.11

  8. Greece's Atlantis Books
    Books

    Greece's Atlantis Books

    In light of our Independent Bookstores Across America map, I've recently been inspired by the unique story of Atlantis Books, which is across the big pond in Santorini, Greece. The original idea...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.21.11

  9. Mormor Dishware

    Mormor Dishware

    Evoking the spirit of a classic kitchen with a pattern inspired by culinary textiles, Mormor consists of a series of ceramic plates, bowls, cups, buttering boards, eggcups, a milk jug, a sugar bowl...

    $17.75

  10. Touring Toronto, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 2

    I traveled to Toronto last week to serve on the curatorial committee of Twenty+Change, report a story, and check out the city's current design scene. Having already visited the TIFF Lightbox and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.18.11

  11. Touring Toronto, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 1

    Last week I headed north (and quite a ways east) to one of my favorite cities: Toronto. I spend a fair share of my childhood in Toronto visiting family, and I later lived near the Annex...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.16.11

  12. Honey Pie Natural Shampoo Bar
    A Great Idea

    Honey Pie Natural Shampoo Bar

    I made a glorious discovery in the shower last night: shampoo in bar form. I'm in Toronto serving on the curatorial committee for the third Twenty+Change design exhibition and publication and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.11

  13. Carneros Inn's Green Water System
    Interviews

    Carneros Inn's Green Water System

    A couple months back I stayed at the Plumpjack-owned Carneros Inn in Napa County. A more bucolic location you could not imagine, but beyond its tasty fare and sylvan setting, the Carneros has a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.11

  14. 'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'
    Event Spotlight

    'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'

    "One Thousand Doors, No Exit" is currently on view until April 2nd at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. The exhibition features two photographic series by Swiss-born artist Nicolas...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.09.11

  15. Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake
    Shops

    Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake

    Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to its name.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.07.11

  16. Independent Bookstores Across America

    Independent Bookstores Across America

    We're culling together a map of independent booksellers around the United States, highlighting the kinds of places where you might roam for hours, scouring the shelves and scouting the stacks. If...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    03.05.11

  17. Hero Design Studio
    Shops

    Hero Design Studio

    For many setting out to make it on their own, a storefront is a destination. But for husband-wife team Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey of Hero Design Studio, their shop in Buffalo's Allentown...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.05.11

  18. Friday Finds 3.04.11
    Travel Reports

    Friday Finds 3.04.11

    In this week's Friday Finds, disaster preparedness kits, a food tour of Italy, an interview with Winy Maas of MVRDV, and a tribute to Charlie Sheen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.04.11

  19. Austin's New Arthouse
    House Tours

    Austin's New Arthouse

    This past October, the city of Austin celebrated the reopening of Arthouse at the Jones Center—the oldest contemporary art organization in Texas. New York-based architects Lewis.Tsurumaki...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Michael Moran
    02.18.11

  20. Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen
    Food

    Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen

    There is no shortage of incredible kitchen systems to ogle—and if you're lucky, incorporate into your home. Following our recent coverage of Viola Park's new kitchen islands and Snaidero's...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.18.11

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