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High on the Nog

By Jason Motz

Nothing says Ho-Ho-Ho quite like eggnog. The second most important beverage after coffee, eggnog has evolved from acquired holiday beverage to test-kitchen subject. And if you’re still ringing in the new year, here are a few ideas on how to remake the holiday classic.

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Low Slinging Wood

By Jason Motz

Alberta-based designer Brendan Gallagher’s first foray into the realm of rocking chairs is a unique and victorious piece, one that shouts vintage with mid-century lines and smooth face of the Walnut finish, while embracing the modern blend of woven wire mesh. Together, this duet of tactile sensations conforms to Gallagher’s philosophy that a design “should last forever.” Knock on wood.

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Minimalist Zeal

By Jason Motz

Designer Martin Byers spent two years creating a desk unlike any other. The result of the 29-year-old’s creativity is the Abacus Desk. So cleverly named because of the ease in which the various components of the desk glide across the glass desktop in similar fashion to an abacus calculator.

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Blast from the Past

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Photo courtesy of Case of Bass

Praise the Def Jam years; boom boxes, once a relic of the 1980s, are clawing their way back into the homes of today’s discerning audiophile. Despite the trend in smaller, sleeker iPods, smart phones, tablets, phablets, ear buds and other micro-music devices, one company is bucking the craze. Continue reading…