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Winter Works on Paper: Isn't this guy just cool? David Winter barely moves as we snap his picture, but his walls speak for themselves. He has one of the finest collections of photography, botanical images and eccentric ephemera, both original and reproduced.

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NOI New York: Broadcasting from the Lower East Side, NOI is a very cool small design shop started up by husband and wife, Richard Dunleavy and Elizabeth Dezi. Using tactile materials, they aim for the simple and the modern. Above are their lovely tile inlayed side tables, and below...

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...is their sideboard and large, hand-blown glass vases. There are many more designs on their site.

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