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muvbox ups the ante for sidewalk food venders.

July 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on muvbox ups the ante for sidewalk food venders.

What may first appear as nothing more than spiffed up shipping containers, these steel capsules double as hip little cafes in Montreal’s Old Port, serving elegant dishes such as lobster rolls and seafood pizza.  The muvbox is built from recycled steel and powered entirely by the sun. I must admit that while everything about this concept is quite clever, […]

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Tags: architecture · design · food · street culture · trends

you’re so mossy.

July 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

For those of us who forget about our fire escape plants and let them crust away in the hot hot heat, Italian company Benetti Stone has come up with a solution – mosstile! Not only is it design-worthy, but I could never again forget to ‘water’ my plants if they are staring directly at me. […]

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norway’s halden fengel rethinks prison design.

July 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

  (Image via Time) Prison wall painted by Norwegian graffiti artist Dolk.   (Image via Time) Prisoners are housed in separate rooms (with in-room bathrooms) that look like something out of an IKEA catalog. (Image via Time) The kitchen laboratory is where the prisoners take their meals and learn about cooking. On the menu? Homemade orange sorbet. […]

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Tags: architecture · design · graffiti · interiors · street culture

kitty cottage.

July 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I’ll admit that in the battle between cats and dogs, I have always been a fighter for the canine cohort.  However, this past week I was forced to cross enemy lines when a friend skipped town and needed a trusty soldier to watch over her three cats.  By the end of the week, I was […]

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fruit stripe favela.

July 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on fruit stripe favela.

I took one look at these buildings (from a favela in Rio) and my tastebuds recalled the yumminess of fruit stripe gum. Praça Cantão is Rio de Janerio’s most notorious slum and Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn undertook the task to turn its hillside housing into colorful works of art. With even the […]

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from hunting cabin to victorian retreat.

June 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last night, Ryan sent me a link to a New York Times article he came across entitled “In the Catskills, Comfort in a Gingerbread House.” It’s about a woman who transformed a little hunting cabin in the Catskills into her dream Victorian cottage. And although I’m not a girlie girl, and my decor is more modern than shabby chic, I found […]

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sherwin-williams paint chip ice cream sundae advert.

June 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on sherwin-williams paint chip ice cream sundae advert.

  Over the weekend I received the July issue of Architectural Digest — if you’re a Cher fan, you’ll want to pick up this copy, she gives a tour through her new LA duplex apartment, which overlooks the city and was designed by Martin Lawrence-Bullard. However, it actually wasn’t the intimate look inside the diva’s new Buddhist […]

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ICFF 2010 favorite: Brinca Dada.

May 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on ICFF 2010 favorite: Brinca Dada.

When we spotted the Brinca Dada booth from across the convention hall aisle, and we immediately abandoned our planned trajectory to check out the miniature house perched atop a table. Since there were so many people gathered around, Brinca Dada founder Douglas Rollins (super nice guy) gave us a tour! The Emerson dollhouse is the first in the Brinca […]

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ICFF: Saturday afternoon.

May 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Saturday was absolutely gorgeous in NYC. We started our day with a quick brunch at 202 — I had the hammy, eggy, cheesy sandwich, an excellent choice after the Wallpaper* Brazil launch — and a quick stop at the Chelsea Market where my friend Matt purchased the tiniest and cutest cup of coffee we’d ever […]

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brent comber.

May 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I love the the idea of offsetting modern interiors with natural elements, and Brent Comber‘s stunning wooden objects would look right at home in a sitting room outfitted with acrylic Louis Ghost chairs. In my mind’s eye, the result is an unusual, yet balanced juxtaposition of organic vs. manmade. The Vancouver-based designer started working with […]

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