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10 Easy Pieces: White Ceramic Coffee Mugs

The perfect white mug should last a lifetime—both in terms of style and quality. A classic mug will see you through sluggish mornings, house guests, afternoon pick-me-ups and more, so should be stalwart through and through. Here are our 10 picks. Above: From the Chez Panisse line by Heath Ceramics, the Large Mug is $41. Above: On the higher end of the spectrum, a handmade White Beige Mug by artist Christiane Perrochon is $165 each at MARCH. Above: Designed by Kaj Franck for Iittala, the Teema Mug in White is $25 at Danish Design Store. Above: The Haand 8 Ounce…

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Steal This Look: A Pocket Home Office with Modern, Scandi Influence

In the recent past, many households have prioritized the home office, converting odd spaces into something semi-quiet and functional enough to work in. A great example? The closet-sized office designed by Ellen Hamilton as part of a 1970s beach cottage renovation in Chilmark, Massachusetts. An entry hall gives way to a clean, Scandinavian-style office through a sliding barn door. To adopt and adapt the look to your own space, we’ve listed the key elements of Hamilton’s design from paint to shelving and classic furniture. Above: The pocket-sized office. Photograph by Max Kim Bee, courtesy of Ellen Hamilton from A Modest Beach…

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Making Progress on the Concord Country Cape Project

Megan and Lincoln Pasquina and their young son live in Boston. Like many city-swellers, they want to move out of the city. They have owned a rental property, a New England Cape built in 1880, for five years in Concord, MA. Want to see more of this project? Tune into new episodes every Thursday on PBS and Mondays on the Roku Channel. City-Dwellers Start Renovations Meg Reinhardt During the past 140 years, the Concord home has seen several renovations. The Pasquinas have hired the Silva Brothers to help them improve views of the beautiful three-acre property and make better use…

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Enter to Win $1000 to Spend on Design-Forward Lighting from Lightology

As the days get shorter and darker, it’s a fitting time to turn your attention to your interior lights. Lighting, of course, is a practical way to brighten spaces or create a mood, but in the home office, reading nook, kitchen, or by the bedside, a sculptural, artful, design-forward fixture can also make a statement all on its own. Enter Lightology, online purveyor of lights both classic and avant-garde by the world’s top designers. (It was also voted the best lighting retailer in the world.) This month, we’re teaming up with the company to give away a lighting makeover to…

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Kojima Shōten: Classic Japanese Lanterns Reimagined

Shun Kojima is a 10th generation lantern maker, presiding over lantern manufacturer Kojima Shōten in Kyoto City, which has been around since the Edo period. “From an early age, I played with the surplus bamboo from the workshop and spent time surrounded by lanterns,” he says. “And ever since I graduated from high school, I have been working with my family every day. “Not long ago, I decided to create another workshop and work on training craftsmen. The new Kojima Shōten is located in a two-story, wooden folk house in Amino-cho, Kyotango City, in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture…

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Current Obsessions: October Palette

The Remodelista team’s picks for sales, goings-on, and new products we’re admiring, straight ahead: Above: Photograph from Like Walking Through a Sonnet: A Serene East Sussex Barn by Cassandra Ellis. Photograph via Light Locations. This weekend: an outdoor art show in western MA, reachable by canoe or kayak only. Mark your calendars: Nickey Kehoe’s fall sale begins online next Friday, October 15th, including their in-house products and one-of-a-kind vintage finds, too. Margot let us know about London-based lighting designer Michael Anastassiades’ new sofa and other upholstered furniture, Middleweight, just introduced at Three Days of Design in Copenhagen. The chronicles of…

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