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Lease a Timepiece: Try a Watch-Rental Company

Can't decide between the Rolex and the Cartier? Steal the Time, a watch-rental company, helps its customers make up their minds by leasing fine timepieces by the week. If you choose to keep your watch for an extended period, a portion of your rental fee will go toward any eventual purchase. read more
Mon, 09/28/09 AT 9:00AM
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The 8 Best Classic Watches

There are watches with which men have flings, and then there are classic timepieces like these. Unencumbered with excess functions—just the time and date—and finished with white or rose gold and crocodile bands, they're made to go from being on your wrist to being an heirloom. read more
Fri, 09/25/09 AT 9:00AM
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Introducing Miswell

With great American furniture studios in short supply, it's heartening to come across a striking debut collection in—of all places—Milwaukee. read more
Tue, 09/08/09 AT 9:00AM
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It's Time to Buy a Coat Rack

Whether or not you've been swept up in the fedora craze, you need a place to hang your jacket (and hat). Thanks to an inventive crop of designers, you'll find plenty of options that are head and shoulders above their predecessors. read more
Mon, 08/31/09 AT 9:00AM
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New Design Line: Maison Martin Margiela Home

Belgian fashion mastermind Martin Margiela is no stranger to optical illusions: In recent years, he's designed T-shirts printed with graphic cameras and jackets that look rained on. Now—with the introduction of his first home line—he's bringing this vision to the realm of interiors. read more
Wed, 08/05/09 AT 9:00AM
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Trend: Trompe L'Oeil

Sight gags have had a place in décor since ancient Pompeians painted fake doors onto walls to make their houses seem bigger. Now that digital printing has made trompe l'oeil all the more convincing, designers are returning to the classic form of visual deception—with a modern slant, of course. read more
Wed, 07/22/09 AT 9:00AM
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The Classic: The Stanley Thermos

Invented in 1913, the Stanley thermos, which evokes an ear when women sent their men to work with soup and a sandwich, is one of those often-overlooked design treasures. But the green steel bottle that American fighter pilots carried during World War II is as stylish as ever. read more
Tue, 06/30/09 AT 9:00AM
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Portable Summer

With gigacapacity USB drives, Excel-enabled smartphones, and pocket-size microprojectors, designers have made it woefully easy for us to take our work where we go. Now they're reinventing the way we play, too. Ditch the shiny PDA for these stylish handhelds. read more
Mon, 06/15/09 AT 10:00AM
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The Trend: Industrial Design

First the bad news: American factory production has been in slow decline since the seventies. Now the good: Salvaged industrial furnishings—great for breaking up a sterile modern décor—are easy to find these days, especially online. Here are the best websites for scoring a machine-age look. read more
Wed, 04/29/09 AT 9:00AM
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New Design Line: Bettega Veneta Home Collection

Never one to stick to the status quo, Bottega Veneta is skipping Milan's international furniture fair this spring and instead presenting its new home collection, and everything else in its luxury arsenal, in a storewide installation at Bergdorf Goodman. read more
Tue, 04/21/09 AT 9:00AM
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