All Discoveries

Il Profvmo: new scents devoted to St. Tropez

Thanks to September Pitti Fragranze I had an opportunity to try two seducing scents by Il Profvmo - Voile Blanche and Quai des Lices. Fragrances created to honour one of the cult areas of ...

Bath and Body Works A Thousand Wishes

Bath and Body Works launches new women's fragrance called A Thousand Wishes for the winter season of 2014: "Warm your heart a thousand times over with a festive blend of sparkling champagne, cr...

DIY: A No-Cost Doorstop Borrowed from Nature

A permanent fixture on my wish list is architect Makoto Koizumi's Tetu Iron Door Stopper, a weighty, cast-iron doorstop in the shape of a simple river stone. At present, though, a river stone...

World's Most Beautiful Candles, via Japan

Magiera Candle Studio owner Yuko Nishida trained with a master candle artisan in New Zealand before returning to Japan to open her own shop, where she produces whimsical waxen creations. The candl...

A Romantic Farmhouse for Two, Japan Edition

A retired couple bids farewell to life in the city and moves to Mount Yatsugatake on the island of Honsh? with a desire to spend the remainder of their lives farming their own vegetables surrounde...

Table of Contents: Lessons from Japan

At Remodelista, Japanese design is one of our touchstones: It's our reminder that simplicity requires rigor, that tranquillity is attainable, and that it's high time we did some decluttering. This...

Field Guide: Persimmons

Persimmon (Diospyros): "Better Bletted" A persimmon tree has all the visual requirements of autumn: the leaves turn red before they drop off to reveal a network of black branches festooned with br...

Small Space DIY: Kokedama Planters

Everyone loves a self-sufficient houseplant. And a houseplant that doesn't require a planter? Even better. In the tradition of Japanese kokedama?which uses moss to retain moisture instead of a pot...

Table of Contents: Lessons from Japan

Who could use some Zen right now? This week, we channel Kyoto, where they invented gardens to be stress-busting paths towards enlightenment. With pebble gravel underfoot, we'll contemplate a ...

8 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few worth keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are brewery-only releases, and s...

Get Ripped in 7 Minutes with This Workout

Early last year, the American College of Sports Medicine shared a total body workout that could be completed in just 7 minutes. It was perfect for all of us who eat meals on the go and can’t...

Iwatani 12,000 BTU Butane Stove

This butane stove features 12,000 BTUs and a magnetic locking system. This outdoor-use burner offers easy portability and is constructed of stainless steel. Outdoor-use gas burner 12,000 BTU Patent...

The Sunday Hangover

1 Girls in Calvin Klein Underwear – Tumblr 2 Visual Encyclopedia of Russian Criminal Tattoos – Vice 3 Famous Film Scenes in LEGO – YouTube 4 How Your Favorite Band Relates to You...

Michel Germain Very Sexual

The new fragrant pair from the Michel Germain Sexual collection launching in 2014 is named Very Sexual and Very Sexual Pour Homme.Very Sexual is an oriental-fruity fragrance, announced as spark...

Current Obsessions: Headed to Japan

Take a look at what's on our radar right now. Above: Next week we'll be exploring Lessons from Japan?we love this young family's house by Harantsu Architects, in Izumo. Photograp...

Step-by-Step: A Halloween Party for Grownups

I love Halloween and all its kitsch (but not at my house). So this year I decided to throw a grownup dinner party?with a touch of black, of course?and a foraged floral arrangement.  Most of t...