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Blackwing Volumes 155 Limited Edition: A Tribute to Bauhaus Pencil Set of 12

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Blackwing Volumes 155 Limited Edition: A Tribute to Bauhaus Pencil Set of 12

Blackwing Pencils are considered the crème de la crème of pencils. Used by a who's who of notable architects, writers and illustrators, the pencils went off the market in 1998. ...

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Lisa Carrier Designs: Candles, Crystals, and Hollywood Stars

Lisa Carrier Designs: Candles, Crystals, and Hollywood Stars

At the edge of seventeen, Lisa Carrier had youthful dreams. She turned those into a global design brand. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Lisa Carrier had an adolescence typical of...

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Everyday Luxury: Mary Jurek Designs

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Everyday Luxury: Mary Jurek Designs
For Jurek, simplicity and elegance are the key factors in her designs; they’re subtle, not overwrought. The pieces are meant to be used all the time, whether you’re serving microwave popcorn or caviar and toast points. “Stainless steel is like denim,” she says of her products’ material. “You can dress it up or dress it down.” 

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One Love... for Valentine's Day (and Everyday)

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One Love... for Valentine's Day (and Everyday)

One love… Back in the mid-90s, when I was young and single, I happened to be in New Zealand on Valentine’s day, yet no stores were adorned with red and...

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Drinking in (Almost) Perfect Three Part Harmony: The Suntory Toki Highball

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Drinking in (Almost) Perfect Three Part Harmony: The Suntory Toki Highball

“Thanks for coming early,” Johnnie Mundell said, handing us two NEAT glasses with amber whiskey.  Hibiki 17 year old from Suntory of Japan. Hibiki means ‘Harmony’ in Japanese, and the...

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