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  1. design
    The Very Parisian Vibes of Le DiveA Dimes Square wine bar that looks strikingly familiar.
  2. design
    Brand-new Cafés, Striving to Look Old-fashionedAs nondescript glass skyscrapers sprout across the five boroughs, designing with an eye to the city’s history is more important than ever.
  3. big tip
    Where Should I Shop for My Dining Room?The women behind the MP Shift, one of the city’s hottest design firms, share their favorite places to cop great décor.
  4. design
    This Design Expert Knows How to Make a Small Restaurant Go ViralPaperwhite Studio’s Laureen Moyal is responsible for all the Instagrammable moments in Jack’s Wife Freda and by CHLOE.
  5. design
    How These Restaurateurs Turned a $5 Chinese Buffet Into a Sleek, Modern DinerThe impressive design work at Nickel & Diner plays off its century-old pagoda-style building.
  6. Watch: These Wine Bottles Have Stories Attached So You Can Read As You DrinkWine and literature pair together quite well.
  7. Ikea Thinks It’s Designed the Kitchen of the FutureIs this what kitchens will look like in ten years?
  8. Design
    Meet the Server Turned Florist Who Draws Inspiration From Chefs“I can’t imagine doing flowers for a restaurant where I don’t have this kind of relationship with the chef.”
  9. Design
    The New Perla Cafe Doubles As Gabriel Stulman’s Art Gallery“I just love it — Lil Wayne in an astronaut outfit.”
  10. Openings
    This New Brooklyn Heights Bar Draws Design Inspiration From Marie AntoinetteLe Boudoir recently opened underneath Chez Moi.
  11. Grub Guide
    13 Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen in 2016Plates from the NoMad, the pots used by Spring, Blackberry Farm’s mint-julep tin, and more.
  12. Design
    Meet the Small, Scrappy Team That Designs NYC’s Coolest New RestaurantsHusband-and-wife team Sarah Carpenter and Chris Horger are behind Seamore’s, several Van Leeuwen shops, and soon the new Bunker.
  13. Interviews
    Meet the Restaurant World’s Newest Go-To DesignerGlen Coben’s projects are as varied as Gabriel Kreuther, Carbone, Empellón al Pastor, and Båtard.
  14. Design
    Will Letter for Lunch: One Woman’s Plan to Hand-Write Menus in Exchange“I have a service and I’m hungry.”
  15. Interviews
    Navy’s Design: How the New Soho Restaurant Makes the Most of Its Tiny“It’s the kind of place that you can come to five times and still see something you haven’t seen before.”
  16. Trendlet
    Trendlet: Restaurant Stairs Designed for Seating and Eating“We really love expanding on the idea of New York stoop culture.”
  17. Grub Guides
    The Next AvroKO: 11 New York Restaurant Designers to WatchMeet the pros behind the Elm, the Musket Room, and Tørst’s interiors.
  18. Design
    Budweiser Debuts Weird Bow-Tie-Shaped CanTwo years in the making.
  19. Fontastic
    Edible DesignIt’s a potato AND a typeface.
  20. The Joy of Design
    Pepsi Caught in Logo ImbroglioWas the design plan for Pepsi’s new look completely ridiculous?
  21. Design
    Delicatessen Wins Unlikely Design Award’Travel & Leisure’ ignores Delicatessen’s much-maligned food and praises its look.
  22. Going for Goldfarb
    On the Matter of Will Goldfarb’s Whereabouts (WillAbouts?)…The molecular gastronomist is working on a new project.
  23. Trimmings
    Dining Rooms of the Future!Slideshow: DIFFA’s “Dining by Design” 2008 exhibit.
  24. Trimmings
    Jean-Georges’s $40,000 Light Makes You Look Like a Million Bucks When Jean-Georges Vongerichten retooled his namesake restaurant, his lighting designer Herve Descottes wanted, in his words, “to bring a little bit of attention to the center of the room” — and boy did he! The Frenchman spent six months and over $40,000 working with Seattle firm Neidhart Lighting to create a steel fixture that looks like a shitake mushroom and is also “a little bit sensual.” Each lamp is trimmed with reflective gold leaf. Three 35-watt halogen bulbs are controlled by a computer, with different settings for lunch, early dinner, and post–8 p.m., when the light is softest because there’s no competing sunlight. Installing the arms wasn’t exactly a breeze: “They were dancing a little bit,” says Descottes. It looks like they still are — but then maybe that’s just the Mouton buzz.
  25. NewsFeed
    Exclusive: Feast Your Eyes on Bar Boulud, Coming in November Daniel Boulud’s burger bar is in the prelim stages — the lease was just signed, and it’s still without a name — but lucky for those who crave visual stimulation, his uptown wine bar and bistro Bar Boulud, opening in November at 1900 Broadway (at 64th Street), is a little further along. Thomas Schlesser has already designed the wine cellar’s barrel-vaulted ceiling and doughnut-shaped tasting table and is preparing to line the walls with vineyardlike gravel. And that’s just the start of it. We’ve acquired an exclusive PDF of Bar Boulud’s design scheme, featuring renderings of the main room, floor plans, even upholstery samples. We look forward to pocketing the glass holders. Bar Boulud Renderings [PDF] Earlier: Daniel Boulud’s Downtown Burger Finally Signs the Lease
  26. Restroom Report
    Packing Heat Inside the Letrina of Rancho Jubilee If you’ve been to Rancho Jubilee, the totally coco-loco Dominican restaurant in the wilds of Elmhurst that’s fashioned after an over-the-top beach hut (thatch roofing, cavelike plaster ceilings, stuffed turkeys and roosters, waiters in tropical shirts), it’s probably because you had five hours to kill before a flight out of La Guardia a few blocks away and you thought you might as well spend it drinking tequila from a coconut, and then a pineapple, and then a cantaloupe, and then a flaming volcano. Does it beat drinking at the airport bar? Oh, yes. And do the bathrooms beat the ones near Gate 14? Claro que si, papi!