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2016-06 June - Food Network Magazine / David Mellor Design Pride Stainless Steel

2016-06 June - Food Network Magazine / David Mellor Design Pride Stainless Steel
Food Network Magazine, June 2016. Here's proof that great design never goes out of style:  50 finds from four amazing decades. 1950s: Clean Cutlery - David Mellor Pride Stainless Steel (1953). David Mellor designed his simple stainless steel cutlery while he was a student at the Royal College of Art. Continue reading

2016-06 June - WSJ Off Duty Summer: 50 Clever Ways to Beat the Heat

2016-06 June - WSJ Off Duty Summer: 50 Clever Ways to Beat the Heat
Inspired by ancient Romans’ use of the chilling properties of terra cotta, this one-liter (33.8 oz.) carafe remains cold ice-free. Run it under a tap for a minute, and the outside of the matte-glazed vessel absorbs water. As that evaporates, its change of state from liquid to gas lowers the temperature of the carafe (the same way perspiration cools humans). Pre-chilled drinks stay cold for hours, and tepid liquid gets 40% colder. Simon Stevens Cooling Ceramics Carafe by Magisso. Continue reading

2016-07 July - The Design Legacy of David Mellor

2016-07 July - The Design Legacy of David Mellor
Born in Sheffield in 1930 and trained as a silversmith at the Royal College of Art, Mellor refined his pared-down aesthetic on a trip to Sweden and Denmark in the early 1950s. His affinity for the simple minimalism of Alvar Aalto and Josef Hoffmann would inspire his own understated designs for tableware, such as his English pattern, with Georgian-inspired handles shaped like exaggerated teardrops (which was originally designed for ceremonial dinners at the prime minister’s residence), his 1953 Pride, with resin handles that resemble the hilts of 18th-century daggers and his Minimal line, in which the knife is rendered as a single, gently swooping curve, ending in a delicate rounded tip. Continue reading

2016-12 December - Animal Medical Center: Pet Holiday Gifts

2016-12 December - Animal Medical Center: Pet Holiday Gifts

Given the Animal Medical Center’s focus on pet health, this list always has a decidedly health-related slant. Most of the gifts help address healthcare issues AMC veterinarians see on a daily basis. 

Magisso Pet Bowls appear in both the cat and dog gift lists, but for different reasons. The stylish slow feed bowl looks great in your kitchen, but for dogs who gulp their food down, causing gastrointestinal distress, this bowl is a must have.  Many veterinarians recommend a slow feed bowl to promote satiety as part of a weight loss plan or in dogs with a history of bloat.

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2016-11 November - Salad Servers Perfect for Thanksgiving

2016-11 November - Salad Servers Perfect for Thanksgiving

The Strategist: Best Bets - Salad Servers Perfect for Thanksgiving by Lauren Schwartzberg, New York Magazine. GENSE Amuze Stripe Salad Servers are part of a collection of utensils in which nature's playful shapes inspired the design.  Old patterns and expected structures have been replaced with playfulness and attitude.  Symmetry intervenes with asymmetry.  Function is essential for all good design.  Amuze feels natural to use and makes every day life easy. Designed by Mattias Mikaelsson.

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