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Mike has always had a thing for antique coffee grinders. The crank mechanics, the wooden body, silver finish—something about them is really charming. I spotted this one in an Antwerp flea market (when I was in Belgium for the Interieur Biennale) and had to get it for him. I gifted it with a bag of ...

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For wedding and housewarming gifts for some of our dearest friends, Mike and I like to give handmade sconces. We started this tradition by finding a scalloped antique silver tray, hacksawing off the arms of a candelabra so that only the candleholders and their short connecting branches remained, and then screwing the two together for ...

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SlantCorkscrew-Stoppers

I can see the value in the vacuum wine stoppers; I just don't have a use for them. If I open a bottle of wine—let's be honest—it'll be finished shortly thereafter. Although if I'm going to cork a bottle, all I need a stopper to do is prevent spillage and look fabulous. Enter, Slant Collections. ...

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As you may have noticed, I am particularly sensitive to the bird theme. I want to hate it because it is so overdone, but when it is done well, I can't help but comment. So Terence Conran, I commend you. I adore his Albion collection for Royal Doulton. His whiteware has no frills but enough ...

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