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Java Gems

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If you’re relying on a boring old coffee maker to get you going in the morning, try these stylish, Italian accessories on for size instead. Old-school addicts can grind beans with Capresso’s conical burr grinder, then brew the grounds in Alessi’s eight-cup French press designed by famed late architect/designer Aldo Rossi. Or, for ultra-fast service, opt for Illy’s FrancisFrancis! X1 or Gaggia’s titanium espresso machine—the …

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Page Ikeda Profile

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Natural Instincts: Page Ikeda takes her design cues from the great outdoors for her Modern Basics collection. Published in The Atlantan magazine.   For 32-year-old Atlanta designer Page Ikeda, excitement about a home product—or any product, for that matter—begins with what lies behind it. “When I look at a product, I look not only at the design, but also at whether there is …

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The Write Stuff

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Midday in summer is the perfect time to retreat indoors to your private study to read, write letters and simply chill out. For the freshest accessories start with cool shades of green—Kate Spade stationery, a leafy throw pillow from Terra Cottage and a Louis Vuitton ballpoint pen. Settle into a crisp white Victoria Hagan Wainscott wing chair from Ainsworth-Noah, then …