Material’s Copper Core Pans Contribute to an Efficient, Healthier Kitchen

For a satisfying cooking session, a set of three PFOA-free pans

Material, a direct-to-consumer kitchenware brand, launched in 2017 with a set of everyday tools. Slowly, they’ve been taking over countertops one thoughtfully made new product at a time as their design eschews nostalgia for modern-day sensibility and sustainability. Today, they’re expanding (from a dishwasher-safe cutting board made from 75% recycled plastic and 25% sugarcane) into stovetop territory with three copper core pans for the 29 Collection—named …

Quick and Easy Microgreens With Hamama’s Home Gardening Kit

A foolproof system that requires very little labor

As microgreens, the garnish once reserved for restaurant tasting menus, make their way to café ubiquity, it turns out they’re very easy to grow at home. The small shoots don’t need too much space, light, or even time—just some water and a growing medium. Making microgreen-growing further foolproof is Hamama, a new San Francisco-based start-up founded by two MIT students, that offers a kit for …

Gloriously Designed Sir Victor Hotel, Barcelona

Thoughtful and sophisticated, this 91-room property offers much more than a rooftop pool

In the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona, those who take the elevator to the terrace of Sir Victor hotel are rewarded beyond a rooftop pool: views of Antoni Gaudi’s undulating Casa Milà and its stairwell covers, chimneys, and ventilation towers disguised as surrealist totems. And if you crane your neck, glimpses of Casa Terrades (nicknamed the House of Spikes) and the never-ending construction of La Sagrada …