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Seven Fun Picnic Essentials

Seven Fun Picnic Essentials

These ultra-mod accessories, including Snøhetta’s tweed blankets and Eva Solo’s neoprene-covered carafe, are the finishing touches for a delightful afternoon al fresco.

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August 2, 2013

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A Crowd-Funded Currywurst in Vancouver

A Crowd-Funded Currywurst in Vancouver

Bestie, a spruce-clad eatery in Chinatown designed by Scott & Scott Architects, opens with the help of friends and strangers.

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August 2, 2013

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A Beauty Salon with a View

A Beauty Salon with a View

In Osaka, Japan, Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects cuts a house-shaped front window into a monolithic facade that otherwise blends in with the neighbourhood.

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August 1, 2013

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The 10 Coolest Innovations from the iF Design Awards

The 10 Coolest Innovations from the iF Design Awards

The iF International Forum Design recently honoured beautiful and clever products in a range of categories. Here are our favourites, including the Pixel Box Cinema by One Plus Partnership (seen here) and Issey Miyake’s origami lights for Artemide.

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August 1, 2013

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An Amsterdam Bar’s Shift from Day to Night

An Amsterdam Bar’s Shift from Day to Night

DDOCK’s interior for Weekend uses dramatic lighting to transition from coffee bar to cocktail lounge.

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July 29, 2013

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Summer Furnishings that Keep You Cool

Summer Furnishings that Keep You Cool

These umbrellas, cabanas and covered seats – by Extremis, Kettal and more – crank up the cool factor while beating the heat.

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July 29, 2013

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Smarter Building Blocks for Tots

Smarter Building Blocks for Tots

QuaDror, a modular construction system developed by Studio Dror, now comes as a bright plastic toy set.

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July 25, 2013

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Winnipeg’s 5468796 Wins the Prix de Rome

Winnipeg’s 5468796 Wins the Prix de Rome

The $50,000 prize from the Canada Council for the Arts will allow the architecture firm, which co-curated Canada’s pavilion at the 2012 Venice architecture biennale, to research ways of fostering a city’s design culture.

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July 24, 2013

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A Colourful Language School in Valencia

A Colourful Language School in Valencia

Local firm Masquespacio transforms a neoclassical interior into a modern learning space through the use of subtle pastel gradients.

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July 23, 2013

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An Ultra-Green Home in the U.K.

An Ultra-Green Home in the U.K.

Clad in warm ipé planks, the Stoney Cross House by Perring architecture + design studio balances sustainability and site impact with accessibility.

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July 22, 2013

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