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The stainless steel Zoku Iced Coffee Maker.

This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes

There are plenty of commuter mugs that are insulated to keep coffee and tea hot, but there are few options for making home iced coffee from a fresh-brewed pot. The Zoku takes a hot 11 ounces of coffee and quickly chills it within the mug for a cold cup. Available for $30.
October 24, 2014
Opposing magnates allow the speaker to levitate above its base.

Wireless Speaker That Levitates

In a marketplace crowded with wireless speakers, the Om/One has a design edge that makes it stand out. The latest product from Oakland-based Om Audio is a Bluetooth-enabled speaker built into a lightweight levitating orb. Opposing magnets allow the speaker to hover gently over a discrete base while it plays audio. And although presentation is the Om/One's main appeal, its 1100-decibal output makes it more powerful than many of its competitors Available for pre-order for $199. (Read about more modern speakers here.)
October 23, 2014

The New Language of Latin American Design

An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.
October 20, 2014
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Step Up Your Mixology Game with Gold-Plated Barware

Whether you’re a fan of elaborate mixology or a simple mixed drink, consider elevating your bar accessories with an unexpected material. This collection of 24K gold-plated barware makes a thoughtful present for your favorite mixologist or an excellent gift for yourself. Cheers to instantly luxe cocktails, with the Midas touch.
October 14, 2014
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11 Products We Love by Norwegian Designers Anderssen & Voll

Since they formed their eponymous studio in 2009, Oslo-based designers Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll have made their mark in the furniture and product world, with a streamlined portfolio that includes plush sofas, bright textiles, and modern tabletop items. Click through the slideshow to see some of the duo's greatest hits.
October 6, 2014
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Taste of What to See at the 2014 London Design Festival

Each fall, editors and designers flock to the British capital to see the latest and greatest furniture, architecture, and design showcased at the London Design Festival. For 2014, we sent videographer Nathan Cozzolino to investigate.
October 2, 2014

Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr

Makr, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, offers an array of minimalist wares that we're itching to own. Jason Gregory is at the helm of the seven-person company and personally does all of the design work and creates all of the patterns for the products, which include wallets, bags, chairs, shelves, and more. "The reason I make things is because of the process," he says, "finding out ways to put things together and the enjoyment of turning something flat into something dimensional." Makr manufactures all of its products in Florida (except for its journals, which are produced elsewhere in the South) and produces its small items—like leather goods—in its 3,000-square-foot workshop. Larger items are outsourced to local manufacturers due to the ability to work in small batches, the flexibility to modify and tweak a design, and the convenience in working with another company face-to-face, all of the . "It's not about a 'local' bandwagon movement," Gregory says about his decision to stay in-state. "It's because I can go to a place and discuss want to accomplish. We often work with older fabricators and try to get them to do something design driven."
October 1, 2014
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24 Products That Will Transform Your Small Space

Jettison your bulky furniture and swap in pieces that are collapsible, multifunctional, and modest in size. From an energy-efficient lamp that occupies a pinch of floor space to an essential stepladder that folds flat, this latest fleet will help create grand effects in tiny areas.
September 24, 2014
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New York Design Gallery Chamber is a Cabinet of Curiosities

A new gallery in New York's HL23 building pairs design objects old and new.
September 19, 2014