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Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

Tabletop Minimalism from Oji Masanori

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tabletop Minimalism from Oji Masanori

If the word Zen has become a cliched description of Japanese design sensibilities, blame designers like Oji Masanori, whose new cutlery set may be the very embodiment of tabletop serenity. Made from solid (lead-free) brass, with contrasting silver-plated tips, the set makes elegant use of the trend towards golden-hued flatware. — Continue reading

A 21st Century Farnsworth House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
A 21st Century Farnsworth House

What does a 21st Century version of Mies van der Rhoe’s exalted Farnsworth House look like? Thanks to Manhattan architectural firm Desai/Chia, we now know. The blissfully beautiful LM Guest House in upstate New York was built for a family requesting “an analog” of Farnsworth, and lucky for them (and — Continue reading

Graphic Bike Helmets from Nutcase

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Graphic Bike Helmets from Nutcase

Never mind the “Spin Dial at the back for a snug and comfortable fit, reflectivity on all sides and the revolutionary Nutcase magnetic buckle for one-hand operation and no pinching.” it’s the smart graphic statements made by these GEN2 bike helmets by Nutcase, the Portland, Oregon-based sports helmet maker, that — Continue reading

The Cat Show Takes Manhattan

Categories: Art + Graphics
The Cat Show Takes Manhattan

As if we needed further proof that cats remain the most natural (if indifferent) entertainers in the animal world—the popularity of online cat videos and the Internet Cat Video Film Festival should have been evidence enough—along comes the The Cat Show, on track to be something of a blockbuster in — Continue reading