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Category Archives: Food & Wine

The Wall Bar is a stunning wall-mounted piece of art that conceals a storage space, perfectly sized for bottles and glassware. The bar cover folds forward to create a convenient shelf that holds the weight of the bar contents. The Wall Bar provides yet another solution for small living spaces.

Designed for everyday compact living, the New.Est range of contemporary furniture is the result of a collaboration between London based designer Leonhard Pfeifer and master Northern European furniture manufacturer Roomline, under the Woodman label.

Pfeifer’s design philosophy integrates innovative storage methods with functional designs to ensure that each piece in the range is ideally suited to a modern lifestyle.

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The Mint Wine Knot is a seven bottle wine rack for six regular sized bottles and one oversized magnum or champagne bottle. The use of two intersected molded plywood components in birch and walnut allows the Wine Knot to live comfortably in the kitchen, living room or den. This intersecting “knot” of wood creates the pockets for each bottle by working together with its mating component. Designed by Anthony Baxter, Scott Henderson and Alberto Mantilla for Mint.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp is testing $1 coffee and free refills in its Seattle outlets as the global gourmet coffee chain grapples with slower consumer spending and rising competition from fast-food rivals.Company shares were up at midday on the Nasdaq, rising 2.3 percent, or 43 cents, to $19.11.Starbucks is experimenting with a smaller, “short” $1 cup as well as free refills for brewed coffee. Starbucks charges around $1.50 to $4.00 for a coffee, depending on size and flavor.

In a statement, Starbucks said, “This test is not indicative of any new business strategy.”

Image & story via Reuters. Read the full story here.

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