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Maison Margiela Opens Its New Milan Flagship Store

Maison Margiela has opened a new outpost in Milan, fitted with the usual suspects you’d expect to see in a Margiela store. The nondescript, simple and whitewashed space amalgamates clean lines for modernity with classic architectural elements. Collaborating with Wood-Skin, the Milanese company plays with material possibility on a malleable tile curtain, and creates a [...]

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Bowler Hat Colander

The perfect pasta and veggie strainer for true gentlemen, this colander does double duty as an old-fashioned bowler hat. Guaranteed not to keep the rain off your head. Handlebar moustache sold separately. Hat Tip Price: $19 Continue Reading from the Source

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8 Stunning, Award-Winning Urban Structures

From a bridge that makes walking an adventure to a cost-effective way to revitalize an aging port, Architizer’s A+ Awards announced yesterday include smart and simple architecture for everyday life. Here are a few public structures that make grand statements about our changing cities or solve a universal problem in a beautiful way. Read more… [...]

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Limited Edition Vanhulsteijn Bicycles On Display at Paul Smith Milano

Paul Smith Via Manzoni will display a limited-edition Vanhulsteijn bicycle as part of Milan’s upcoming international furniture exhibition, Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The “Urushi” model bicycle to be shown draws cues from heritage Japanese designs, and exemplifies the Dutch company’s impeccable craftsmanship. The bike is made from urushi lacquer — a hardened sap taken from Japanese lacquer trees — and is combined with a gold [...]

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The Making of Magis’ Wrought Iron “Officina” Furniture | Video

Italian design company Magis has a strong history in embracing high quality materials and techniques in its furniture designs. The firm’s 2015 Officina collection is an impressive feat of rustic wrought iron tables and chairs that is the product of master craftsmanship and industrial design. Spearheaded by French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec who served as guest designers, the project [...]

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A Look Inside the COS x Snarkitecture Installation in Milan

COS has collaborated with New York-based studio Snarkitecture to present their latest mens and womenswear collections in Milan, via a breathtaking installation made up of over 100,000 meters of translucent white fabric cut into strips. Snarkitecture’s Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen used lengths of a synthetic textile to create the work at Spazio Erbe in Milan after reportedly being [...]

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Why the Simple Aluminum Can Is Actually a Brilliant Piece of Engineering

You probably don’t give much thought to the aluminum can holding your sweet, sweet caffeine hit at lunch. But engineerguy Bill Hammack explains why the simple cylindrical can holding your Diet Coke is actually brilliantly designed and engineered for being both easy and cheap to produce, but also strong and durable for shipping. Read more… [...]

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