A better life, according to Wallpaper

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Announcing the nominees for its annual Design Awards, Wallpaper magazine has named its top life-enhancers including a foldable plug, 'friendly-packaged' medicine, a regenerated urban park, a private plane for your garage, and a water boiler that runs without electricity or gas.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Life-enhancer of the Year
Folding Plug System by Min-Kyu Choi
Help health-care range by Help Remedies
The High Line by Friends of the High Line, James Cornerfield Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Icon A5 aircraft by Icon
Kyoto Box solar cooker by Kyoto Energy

Best Domestic Design
Barbicù by Piero Lissoni for Alessi
Kitchen Tools for Men by Mitsunobu Hagino for Prince Kogyo
Shortcut towel rails by Nendo for Boffi
Slowcooker by Margriet Foolen for Royal VKB
Stonestove by Dick van Hoff for Weltevree

Furniture Designer of the Year
Big-Game: http://www.big-game.ch
James Irvine: http://www.james-irvine.com
Jean-Marie Massaud: http://www.massaud.com
Konstantin Grcic: http://www.konstantin-grcic.com
Nendo: http://www.nendo.jp

Best New Restaurant
Buhle, Porto, Portugal by Miguel Ribeiro de Sousa and Paulo Lobo
DamUm, Seoul, Korea by Sungchul Park
Kaá, São Paulo, Brazil by Studio Arthur Casas
Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Horacio Gallo
Terzo Piano, Chicago, USA by Dirk Denison and Renzo Piano

Best New Hotel
Ace Hotel, New York, USA by Roman and Williams
Four Seasons, Florence, Italy, by Pierre-Yves Rochon
Habita MTY, Monterrey, Mexico, by Joseph Dirand and Landa Arquitectos
The Opposite House, Beijing, China by Kengo Kuma & Associates and Neri & Hu
Park Hyatt, Shanghai, China by Tony Chi and Associates

Best New Private House
Dupli Casa, Germany, by J Mayer H
Okurayama Apartments, Japan, by Kazuyo Sejima & Associates
Paraty House, Brazil, by Marcio Kogan
Putney Mountain House, USA, by Kyu Sung Woo Architects
Tsai Residence, USA, by HHF Architects

Best New Public Building
Hamsun Centre, Norway, by Steven Holl Architects
Koncerthuset, Denmark, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, by IM Pei
Neues Museum, Germany, by David Chipperfield Architects and Julian Harrap Architects
San Paolo Parish Complex, Italy, by Fuksas Architects

Best City
Berlin
Istanbul
New York
Rotterdam
Seoul

Best New Women's Fashion Collection
Comme des Garçons by Rei Kawakubo, A/W 09
Dior by John Galliano, A/W 09
Lanvin by Alber Elbaz, A/W 09
Maison Martin Margiela, A/W 09
Marc Jacobs by Marc Jacobs, A/W 09

Best New Men's Fashion Collection
Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey, A/W 09
Calvin Klein Collection by Italo Zucchelli, A/W 09
Ermenegildo Zegna, A/W 09
Prada by Miuccia Prada, A/W 09
Raf Simons by Raf Simons, A/W 09

Best Grooming Product
Faceman trimming kit by Haruo Hasegawa for Maruto Hasegawa Kosakujo
Make-up by Illamasqua
No Frizz hair products by Living Proof
Nutritional supplements by Functionalab
Organic fragrances by Honoré des Prés

The winners in each category will be announced January 14. In-depth profiles of each product can be found online.

http://www.wallpaper.com/designawards/2010

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