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PUCCI UNCOVERED

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Harper’s Bazaar magazine has issued 3 delicious limited-edition covers for their April issue, all featuring colorful patterns from fashion house Emilio Pucci. A project spawned by a partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum, and in honor of the V&A’s current exhibition, The Glamour of Italian Fashion, the covers showcase previously unpublished original drawings from Pucci’s ’60s and ’70s archives–and are only available for sale at the V&A museum shop.

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HOOKED

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If there’s a more refined, beautifully crafted S Hook in existence–and one that makes a more convincing case for copper as metal of choice–I’m not aware of it.  Now, to invent a reason to spend $36 on this 6.25″ number…

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PRETTY BIRD

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When you assign the name Flamingo to something, you’re bound to raise expectations–and Italian designer Marco Guazzini delivers on that promise. His Flamingo is a pastel-hued console table defined by drawers that slide open in traditional fashion, but also move along its length, allowing for a variety of configurations and surface areas. Guazzini looked to Miami’s Art Deco-informed color palette for inspiration, but reduces the tones down to a level as sublime as the table’s reductive profile.  Alas, Flamingo, which debuted at the recently-concluded Milan Design Week, remains a prototype only, but fingers are crossed that it flies its way to market (and into our lives).

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GRASS ACT

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A dish rack that takes its form from a patch of grass isn’t exactly novel, and if it goes for a cool $160, it better have something else going for it. That something is, in the case of Sod, a drying rack from Austin’s design shop Finell, a long, skinny profile that’s either ingenious or utterly useless, and a stainless steel tray that matches its pale grey flexible blades. Arty drinkware not include.Sod-gray-detail-web-large_9fa805e2-b69a-4106-a7e1-fc839df6487e_1024x1024-1Sod_gray-context_d6c07f24-cb5f-4df8-ba2e-34bc8461e9dc_1024x1024-2

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EGG NOD

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New York’s Javas Lehn Studio made its own clever contemporary art statement as part of an ad campaign for Hotel Americano’s Chelsea branch, located in the heart of the city’s gallery district. Minimalism, served sunny side up? Why ever not?

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SINGING THE BLUE

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The yet-to-be-published cover of this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, which tells the story of forgotten 1930’s female blues singers Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas.  Talk about perfect pitch.

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OIL SLEEK

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Alessi is tantalizing its admirers with a sneak peak at a leafy green new olive oil taster/dispenser designed by architect Marta Sansoni. Details are scarce, but with a bottle design as preposterously luscious as this, who needs details?