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Scavolini's Flagship Store Opens in Soho

Italian kitchen design powerhouse Scavolini recently opened up a 10,000-square-foot flagship store in Soho, their very first in the United States. The 15 vignettes inside reflect Scavolini at its best: high-end contemporary minimalist kitchens that showcase the power of line, proportion, color, and detail. One of the most remarkable aspects of the kitchens is the use of textures and materials—rich wood, sleek glass, and stainless steel abound in the showroom, creating truly covetous spaces. Here we share a few glimpses of today's grand opening.
November 16, 2010
Modern pouffes for the home

Pouffe! There It Is

Versatile like an accent pillow or throw, a pouffe need not match your living-room set to settle in and look right at home.
November 13, 2010
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Escape to the Rock

Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable cabin for weekend getaways that feels a world away.
November 10, 2010
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Penguin Postcards

Fie on all your letter-pressed stationary cuteness, your silly squirrels and schooners! Save on postage! Send a postcard! Better still, send one emblazoned with a classic book jacket from the prince of paperbacks Penguin. The new box set Postcards from Penguin: One Hundred Book Covers in One Box displays the best in Penguins cover design in postcard form. So drop a note, or better yet, stuff a stocking.  
November 9, 2010
Beauty in Decay

Beauty in Decay

In the beginning of Beauty in Decay: The Art of Urban Exploration, collaborators Jeremy Gibbs ("RomanyWG") and Patrick Potter posit that "the strange thing is not that Urban Explorers exist; it's that the rest of us have forgotten that we are Urban Explorers too." The book, published earlier this year by Gingko Press, features 200 photographs taken by Urban Explorers, people (Urbexers for short) who venture into abandoned buildings and industrial sites to explore their remains. Their motto is "Take only pictures, leave only footprints." The images in Beauty in Decay range from the strange (like Lin "Cypherone" Yung-Jei's Abandoned Future photos taken in Taipei) to the scary (pictures of rooms filled with children's respirators in a city near Chernobyl, Ukraine). Here, we present a slideshow of some of the most captivating images.
November 9, 2010
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Friday Finds 11.5.2010

Lot's of great finds this week—from The Beatles to the Giants—to cruise you through the rest of the weekend. Enjoy!
November 5, 2010
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Talking with Matteo Alessi

The family-owned Italian design powerhouse Alessi held a party here in San Francisco to celebrate its local shop's tenth anniversary. We weren't able to attend the party, but we did stop in beforehand for a chat with Alessi's Trade Marketing and International Development Director Matteo Alessi. Our talk ranged from motorbikes to spoon rests with a charming detour on that hot button issue on the lips of every Italian: log cabins.
November 5, 2010
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Introducing SEMIHandmade

Eight years ago John McDonald had never picked up a woodworking tool in his life. An aspiring screenwriter in Los Angeles with a day job waiting tables, the frustrated 34 year old decided to try something new: making furniture.
November 4, 2010