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Catching Up With Joe Cariati

Creating beauty with fire, breath and glass, Joe Cariati designs and creates exquisite glass vessels that are thin, colorful and modern. Each glass piece is made one at a time using the “free blown” method, a Venetian glassblowing process that is purely hands-on.

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Bathroom Past, Present & Future at Hansgrohe Aquademie

At first, when hearing of such a thing as a bath museum, one might imagine rows of various toilets, tubs and sinks with little plaques and historical blurbs—which could be interesting if you really nerd out on bathroom fixtures. However, for us design-driven folks, there is actually a bath museum where attendees can immerse themselves (at times, literally) in the world of water and modern decorative plumbing. 

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Italian Design Essentials from Connubia

As an offshoot of Calligaris, Italian furniture design company, Connubia, was formed to focus on fine dining “essentials.” By pairing the design skills of the tireless team behind the brand with artisan craftsmanship, a “marriage” (or “connubium,” in Latin) of fine Italian design has resulted.

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I Want to Work There: 10 Amazing Office Spaces

Gone are the days of boring office spaces, where bland color schemes reigned supreme and segregating grey cubicles stretched as far as the eye could see. Harsh artificial lighting, worn out, shapeless office chairs and clunky dining chairs in the gloomy breakroom are out. Well, perhaps they’re not gone entirely. But many modern companies have started to recognize the importance of up-to-date and improved office spaces. 

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The Comeback of the Conversation Pit

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “conversation pit”? Swank 1960’s and ’70s pads covered in bright patterns and textiles, with large comfy cushions strewn about the floor? Or continuous, curved seating arrangements designating a self-contained area? If that is what you envision, you would probably say the conversation pit is kitschy and outdated.

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A Guide to Kitchen Sink Types

If you’re anything like me, you spend an inordinate amount of time over the kitchen sink. It’s an important fixture that sees a lot of traffic everyday. Therefore, it’s vital that you choose the sink that’s best for you.

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5 Ingredients For A Delicious Outdoor Room

It’s springtime. The weather’s warmer. The flowers are blooming. And with this comes barbecues, pool parties and lounging around outside in the evenings to watch the sun go down. As it’s now the heart of spring, it’s a good time to remodel your outdoor living space to make it the perfect place to spend the rest of your spring and summer months.

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Milo Baughman: Good Design is Enduring Design

“Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums.” So said Milo Baughman (1923-2003), a leading modern furniture designer of the mid and late 20th century. Perhaps no other statement he made about design can better encapsulate and convey the characteristic restraint and uncompromising good taste that pervaded his work throughout his career.

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