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Photo Essay / Issue 14 Covering Our Commute

Enduring peak-hour train schedules, frosty winds and claustrophobic buses can be made all the more bearable with a good coat, a decent book and a patient traveling companion.

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Interview / Issue 14 The Light Brigade

No one thinks about the way light affects us in spaces more than those who work with it. Meet three lighting designers who think in fresh ways and create products we covet.

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Interview / Issue 8 Just the Flax: Fog Linen

Inspired by the materials from her childhood, Yumiko Sekine created Fog Linen, a global empire of simple, durable and classic linen products.

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Home Tours / Issue 11 The Kinfolk Home Tours: The Beach House

Our international Home Tours section continues with this Sydney seaside flat.

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Seasoned advice / Issue 10 The Days of Our Lives

Were things better back in the day? We ask some of the older crowd to weigh in on the way things were and how they’ve changed.

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Who is the head of the household? Sometimes it’s the humble house cat who watches over the place when you’re out. One feline owner discovers how his own cat helped him see his home in a whole new way.

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Entertaining Ideas / Issue 11 Recipe: Apple Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

This is the dessert we created for the Single Servings menu.

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Avoid nightmarish traffic this weekend and just turn your home into an ideal space for a dream staycation. Here’s our guide to vacationing without opening your wallet or car door.

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  • San Francisco: Song Tea & Ceramics

    A visit to this quiet gem on Sutter Street transcends the mechanical interaction of ordering and paying for a drink from across a counter.

  • Gothenburg: Fabriken

    We interview Louise Friestedt, who runs the cozy home design shop Fabriken with her husband, Johan Larsson.

  • Oakland: Book/Shop

    We got to talk with Erik Heywood of Book/Shop about bending boundaries in the realm of book selling.

  • Vancouver: Old Faithful Shop

    An interview with Walter Manning, co-owner of Old Faithful Shop, a modern take on the old general store in Vancouver’s Gastown area.

  • New York: Root & Bone

    We interview chef-owners Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth about Root & Bone, a Southern neighborhood restaurant that focuses on timeless country comfort food.

  • Vancouver: Le Marché St. George

    An interview with Janaki Larsen, who runs this lovely shop and café in the Riley Park neighborhood of Vancouver, BC.

  • Copenhagen: Paté Paté

    We chat with Kenn Husted, owner of Paté Paté, which is famous for Spanish- and French-inspired cuisine and—you guessed it—pâté.

  • Detroit: Astro Coffee

    An interview with Dai Hughes, who owns Astro Coffee with his wife, Jess Hughes.

  • London: Toast

    We speak with with James Seaton, one of the founders of Toast, about the company’s growth, the latest collection, what inspires him and the recently renovated Chelsea location.

  • Philadelphia: Meadowsweet Mercantile

    We talked to Stacy Jackson, the owner of Meadowsweet Mercantile, purveyors of antique and foraged goods and furnishings.

  • Copenhagen: Kompa’ 9

    A chat with Rasmus Damsbo, who runs the popular café Kompa’ 9 and Kaf’ Bar 9 with his business partners Tobias Helweg and Mikkel Bang.

  • Copenhagen: The Coffee Collective

    We talk to Klaus Thomsen, a cofounder of one of our favorite coffee shops in the Danish capital.

  • Philadelphia: Art in the Age

    An interview with the creative director and manager of Art in the Age, a shop and gallery that also makes its own organic spirits.

  • Nashville: Pinewood Social

    We interview Ben and Max Goldberg, the innovative brothers behind the charming southern comfort food bar/bowling alley Pinewood Social.

  • London: Folklore

    Located on Upper Street in Islington, Folklore is a home and lifestyle store that fully embraces the idea of “better living through design.”

  • Chicago: Independence

    We talked to George Vlagos about his shop Independence, its down-to-earth Midwestern ethos and his beloved regular customers.

  • London: St. John Bread and Wine

    We chat with London luminaries Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver about the St. John restaurants they started together.

  • Nashville: Imogene & Willie

    We check in with Carrie and Matt Eddmenson, the couple behind the popular denim brand and clothing store in a former gas station in the 12South neighborhood.

  • Stockholm: Drop Coffee

    We chat with Joanna Alm, the sweet and hospitable co-owner of Drop Coffee, about Swedish coffee culture and life in Stockholm.

  • Charleston: Chez Nous

    A chat with Fanny Panella, who runs the restaurant Chez Nous and the wine and cheese bar Bin 152 with her husband, Patrick.