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60-Second Design Bite | Norway Shows Us The Money

Last year, Norges Bank of Norway held a design competition looking to overhaul the country’s current set of bank notes. After a false start (the bank overruled the jury’s original pick of Enzo Finger), the top honor was given to a hybrid-design shared by two firms – Oslo-based architecture and design studio Snohetta (back-side) and […]

Cruising

There are those who love to cruise and those who swear they’d never. Whichever category you fall under, there is a definite WOW factor as mega cruise ships go bigger and bolder. From engineering to entertainment to interactive technology, there is clear-cut vision and cutting-edge innovation – and we can all appreciate that. There is […]

Knock on Wood

Knock on Wood

Ah, the wonders of wood! Sturdy and strong as a construction material, yet arguably more wondrous as the muse in creative pursuits. There’s the pure and not-so-simple manner in which architects and artists use wood in their projects, molding, shaping, forming and repurposing until there is awe and inspiration in the results. I could go […]

Love to Travel

Love to Travel

Looking for a Valentine getaway that oh-so-perfectly represents your relationship style?  Look no further! Kindle properties are as unique and diverse as the couples they keep warm. Do (Golf/Ski/Surf) Quail Lodge & Golf Club | Carmel Valley, California Insider Travel Tips Book a wine tasting tour with Wine Trolley Tours Take a hike in Garland […]

Not So Boring Board (And Table) Games

Not So Boring Board (And Table) Games

I don’t know about yours, but in my house it was Colonel Mustard in the library with a candlestick. Or often it was removing a funny bone for 500 bucks. Sometimes it was the luck of a spin that determined your path between career and college. On vacations, it was my Floridian grandparents rolling doubles […]

The Random Traveler | Cool Places: Jukkasjarvi ICEHOTEL + Harbin Ice Festival

The Random Traveler | Cool Places: Jukkasjarvi ICEHOTEL + Harbin Ice Festival

Wonder and surprise…and oh-so-cool. Literally.  We’re highlighting two distinctly different locations, both variations on the same theme. Where to get your ice on first? Chilly thought.   ICEHOTEL Sweden’s Jukkasjarvi Ice Hotel is the end all be all of ice hotels. Located in Jukkasjarvi (200 km north of the Arctic Circle), 61 ice-suites are designed […]

Breaking Resolutions | Delicious Bakery Design

Breaking Resolutions | Delicious Bakery Design

Undoubtedly, there are some among you who have chosen healthier eating habits as your resolution in the New Year. Today we put your resolve to the test as we highlight bakeries whose delicious decor alone is enough to cause your will power to crumble. There are old favorites, like the very proper Laduree, whose signature […]

Kindle Living Receives GOOD DESIGN 2014 Award

Kindle Living Receives GOOD DESIGN 2014 Award

It is with great pride that we announce receipt of the GOOD DESIGN 2014 award for our Sierra outdoor heater. ‘Now in its 64th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers […]

Guys’ Guide | Winter Tailgating

Guys’ Guide | Winter Tailgating

Tailgating. There are those who love it and those who loathe it. For all you haters, we’ve got a guys’ guide to cool gear that might just convince you there’s more to this American pastime than beer cozies and seven-layer-dip. (Note: Doubles as a great holiday gift-guide!)

Innovation | Van Gogh Bike Path

Innovation | Van Gogh Bike Path

The greatest feats of innovation contain at their core some element of magic, a spark of the miraculous, and at least a few dashes of wonder and surprise. The ‘Starry Night’ inspired Van Gogh Bicycle Path, created by Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans, is the work of artist Daan Roosegaarde, using cutting edge Smart Highway technology. […]