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  1. Water Drop Jug

    Water Drop Jug

    Portland, Oregon's Esque studio uses recycled glass to make this water drop–shaped jug. And their committment to green design extends even further—the forms are processed in an electric...

    $403.00

  2. Voila Trivet

    Voila Trivet

    The Voila Trivet by Eric Janssen for Merlo is a take off of a gas stovetop pattern and will ensure that oven to table doesn't result in scorched surfaces. We like the durable material used can take...

    $40.00

  3. Upcycled Chopstick Folding Basket

    Upcycled Chopstick Folding Basket

    Designer Bryan Parks dreamed up these clever fruit baskets made from upcycled chopsticks. We love the inventive thought that went into repurposing something that would normally be thrown away.

    $32.00

  4. Startin' Spartan
    My House

    Startin' Spartan

    When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist architecture, rock...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    11.22.10

  5. Stainless Chef
    House Tours

    Stainless Chef

    Designer John Picard isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty in the kitchen, or washing the sand off his feet in the bathroom. This ecological pioneer’s half-lot home is designed for...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    07.27.09

  6. Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria
    Green

    Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria

    Most homeowners would avoid living within striking distance of an avalanche, but Marcell Strolz and Uli Alber embrace Alpine extremes. They built a house that could weather even the fiercest storm....

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Richard Powers
    12.30.09

  7. Slumped Vases

    Slumped Vases

    Known for creating pieces that blur the line between functional design and art, designers Andi Kovel and Justin Parker's Slump Vases for Esque are colorful, memorable, and just plain fun to use....

    $348.00

  8. Scandinavian Designed

    Scandinavian Designed

    Having just returned from a trip to Copenhagen, I have Scandinavian design on the brain. Though the region arguably experienced its golden era in the mid-20th century, with the work of icons like...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.12.11

  9. Ruuturouva Canvas Basket

    Ruuturouva Canvas Basket

    Keep your keys, pens, knitting, or change handy in this eye-catching catchall from textile legend Marimekko.

    $29.00

  10. Rhombins Organizer

    Rhombins Organizer

    Keep desktop clutter under control with these modular organizers manufactured in Petaluma, California. This compartmentalized vessel can serve as a makeshift pot while also holding writing...

    $39.00

  11. Rainbow Trivet

    Rainbow Trivet

    Designed by Ding3000, the Rainbow trivet is an exercise in space-saving design. It neatly folds up into its namesake shape to help keep drawers tidy and opens up to become the perfect perch for...

    $30.00

  12. PuraVida Washbasin

    PuraVida Washbasin

    The bathroom is evolving into a sanctuary and calm retreat, and the furniture you choose helps set the mood. PuraVida is Duravit's second collaboration with Phoenix Design, and the series&mdash...

    $850.00

  13. Products We Love: Winter Blues
    Product Reviews

    Products We Love: Winter Blues

    Color consultants have preached the gospel of indigo since the dawn of trend forecasting. What makes the hue so appealing for early 2014 is a tendency toward the deeper end of the spectrum, with an...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.14.14

  14. Product Spotlight: Soma Water
    Product

    Product Spotlight: Soma Water

    Bulky plastic pitchers. Little black flakes of charcoal in the water. Remembering to change the filter on time. Surely there's a better (read: stylish, sustainable) way to enjoy crisp, clean,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.09.13

  15. Pot + Pantry
    Food

    Pot + Pantry

    Last week I stopped into Pot + Pantry, Donna Suh Wageman's new kitchenwares shop in San Francisco's Mission District. Not only was the tiny space utterly charming, an appealing melange of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.11.11

  16. PISE Does It
    Green

    PISE Does It

    From an ecological perspective, pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE) is a nearly perfect building material. A new house, halfway between Carmel and Big Sur, near California’s...

    written by: Adam Fisher
    04.14.09

  17. Pescher Trivet

    Pescher Trivet

    One fish, two fish, red fish…(well almost) will protect your table in Alessi's Pescher trivet. When not in use, it folds up to form a neat and tidy school ready to rise to the occasion the...

    $95.00

  18. Open Kitchen
    Renovation

    Open Kitchen

    A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and enjoy the view—–even with his back turned.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  19. Model Worthy
    Renovation

    Model Worthy

    The true test of a kitchen’s mettle is not how it looks brand-new, but how it looks after a decade of wear and tear from heaving cleavers and spilling sauce.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  20. Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks
    Product

    Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks

    Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced "mi...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.11

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