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STARBUCKS’ VINTAGE-INSPIRED NEW ORLEANS STORE image

[images via designtaxi.com] A look at Starbucks’ latest store in New Orleans; designed to resemble an old-fashioned apothecary. To give the decor a one-of-a-kind authentic feel, Starbucks contracted local artists like sculptor David Borgerding to build custom piece using vintage materials. Borgerding built chandeliers from old wrought iron gates and horn instruments to pay homage to the city’s mercantile trade and musical roots.

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VERSATILE SEATS image

The Magic Hole chair, designed by Eugeni Quitllet in collaboration with Starck design, is meant for use outdoors and incorporates a hole to hold newspapers or other objects. The Barnacle chair by Ania Wagner is made from sustainable wood and lined with a cultivated industrial felt. You can sit in it or flip it over for multiple people to lean on it while seated on the floor. The Flip Stool is another multi-purpose piece by Ania Wagner that I had to include. It can be used as a stool, storage piece or magazine rack. The New Bambini by Toshimitsu Sasaki is an adjustable chair for the whole family. The chair easily adjusts from a rocking chair to a baby’s high ...

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OCEAN: WATER-INSPIRED SINKS image

                Since doing design work for a high-end bathroom/kitchen faucet company, I find myself noticing bathroom fixtures around town more than I care to admit. Recently I came (virtually) across the Ocean sink from Bandini. With ceiling mounted faucets, this sculptural, yet entirely functional piece is an eye-catching organic form. The Ocean wash basin is available in black and white, and two sizes which can be combined into different formations due to their modular nature. It’s f’n cool!

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