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At the risk of stating the obvious, basics are typically, well, basic. They're the pieces that get you through the majority of your days and, while essential, are not necessarily anything to write home about. Or so you thought. All it takes is one exceptionally-made, elegant line of everyday necessities to help you realize that basics can be anything but and the just-launched Totokaelo Archive is here to prove just

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If you wake up early enough, the city is empty. The streets are open, sometimes shimmering and frosted from the chill. They heave and crack with the dryness of the air. (Your face does the same.) You won’t see a person for blocks at a time as the sun is coming up, it’s still too cold to emerge from hibernation. It’s a whole different world then, but everybody knows that. It’s

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Keeping things interesting in an all-white apartment isn’t always easy, but Fiona Byrne’s downtown New York City apartment makes it look like a breeze. Having lived in her two-bedroom Lower East Side apartment for the past 14 years, the interior designer and blogger behind The Byrne Notice decided it was finally time to give the place a light face-lift. “The space has been through many incarnations, but this time the updates felt like

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BK Foxx just sent us some images from her latest artwork which just spawned on the streets of New York City, USA. Painting in Chinatown, the American artist brought to life a beautiful new piece celebrating the “Year Of The Pig” in correlation with the Chinese New Year. The piece was made with the support of East Village Walls. Take a look below for more images by just_a_spectator. The post “Year Of The Pig”

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Valentine's Day can go one of two ways when you're in a relationship: Either you feel pressured into booking a reservation at a packed midtown restaurant that will surely have an overpriced menu and cheesy decor, or you'll both say "fuck it" and spend the night relaxing on the couch with a Netflix binge and greasy takeout. But what if you could find a middle ground: one where you get out

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“Fourteen million,” jokes actress Maggie Gyllenhaal about the number of fireplaces in her and husband Peter Sarsgaard’s bright Brooklyn brownstone. “We have 14 million fireplaces.” They actually have several, but even if the effortlessly cool family had only one hearth in their four-story home, which they purchased in 2006, the space would feel endlessly warm. Or, as Sarsgaard puts it, “There are lots of places to curl up with a

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Globe-trotting writer and fashion-world insider Derek Blasberg conjures the perfect setting for his next chapter—a sophisticated Upper East Side apartment. I moved from St. Louis to New York in 2000, the year I turned 18 and graduated from high school. That means that last year, 2018, was the moment I had lived here for exactly as long as I had lived there. I didn’t realize it at the time, but buying

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Do you like your room?” the designer Ariel Ashe, one half of the New York–based AD100 firm Ashe Leandro, asked a demanding client one bright morning in Manhattan. The client proceeded to throw himself onto the floor, reach into a basket full of plushy toys, and begin tossing them all over the place. Would that be a yes? To clarify any misunderstanding, he then erupted into an epic giggle fit

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With Bangser’s new concept, visitors will be able to not only appreciate artfully designed objects from various studios but also collect pieces to take home. The pieces in the showcase will range in price from $1,000 to $50,000. Items priced under $100 will be available at The Shop, which will offer a selection from a small group of design boutiques from around the world. Participating studios and designers include Patrick

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The Museum of Modern Art’s massive expansion in New York will soon be complete, giving visitors the chance to see more of its collection of Modern and contemporary art than ever before. Three years ago, before the construction began that temporarily closed about 45 percent of museum galleries, approximately 1,500 works from the collection were on view. Come October 21, when the new MoMA is unveiled, there will be between 2,400

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