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Cool, Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants

As the leaves fall, bringing greenery into your home can be a major pick-me-up. Don't just buy any old fern—choose something that fits your design aesthetic but requires less care than your facial hair. And, if you can, have the shop transfer it to an interesting-looking pot. That way, if your cultivating skills fail you, at least you'll be left with a stylish place to toss your change. read more
Thu, 10/01/09 AT 9:00AM
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Vacations that Require You to Break a Sweat

A week at the beach sure seems ideal—until boredom sets in with that third margarita. Instead of zoning out completely, why not plan an escape with the sort of heart-pumping excitement that you last experienced as a Boy Scout? Don't worry: For every daylong hike, there's a 90-minute massage waiting back at base camp. After all, you're still on vacation. read more
Mon, 09/28/09 AT 10:00AM
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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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