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Bedside Table / Issue 17 My Bedside Table: The Illustrator

As an award-winning children’s book illustrator and comic-book artist living in Oslo, Norway, Øyvind Torseter often finds inspiration in the moments before sleep.

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Interview / Issue 17 A Day in the Life: Hung-Ming Chen & Chen-Yen Wei

We spent a day with Afteroom founders Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei to learn about their working process, their home life and how their folks influenced their careers.

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Interview / Issue 17 The Creative Impulse

Is creativity something everyone is born with or something we learn from our environment? We interview Yale researcher Mei Tan to find out what position science takes.

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Essay / Issue 16 The Essential Non-Essentials

The heart of essentialism isn’t about asking how little we can live with, but determining what we simply cannot live without.

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Essay / Issue 15 Colleague Camaraderie

It’s not just the work you do inside the office that counts: Sometimes what goes on after hours makes all the difference to productivity and morale in the workplace.

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Photo Essay / Issue 16 The Best Medicine

Laughter is one of life’s simplest joys. This portrait series explores laughter in all its forms and explains the science behind the smile.

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Interview / Issue 16 How to be an Essentialist: An Interview with Greg McKeown

An interview with Greg McKeown, the author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, a book about work-life challenges that offers insight on how we can do more with less.

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Excerpt / Issue 15 In Praise of Slowness

In this excerpt from Carl Honoré’s book In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed, he writes about the benefits of flexible hours and the importance of downtime.

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Photo Essay / Issue 15 The Path to Success

Our career paths can be filled with plenty of unexpected detours, speed bumps and potholes, and it’s not always easy to decide which route to take. Sometimes it’s best to enjoy the road you’re on as you confidently stride into uncharted territory.

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City Guides

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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.