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Wallpaper magazine, which named the cream of the design crop at its annual Design Awards January 14, apparently was in an Empire State of Mind and selected New York as the best city for 2010 as well as the Big Apple's new urban park, The High Line, as the top life enhancer of the year.

Raf Simons for men's wear and Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons) for women's wear were the big winners in fashion, while Konstantin Grcic took home the prize for best furniture designer of the year. And if you still need some travel inspiration for 2010, might we suggest the Habita MTY in Mexico (best new hotel), the Kaa in Sao Paulo (best new restaurant) or the Koncerthuset in Copenhagen (best new public house)?

A star-studded jury including Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar, US interior designer Kelly Wearstler, architect Steven Holl, Dior's creative director John Galliano, media mogul James Murdoch, and artist Carsten Höller voted on the nominees released earlier this week, but the final selection was down to the editors of Wallpaper.

"Financial meltdown set the bar a notch or two higher for 2009 and we're pleased to report that, despite the doom and gloom, output has proved second to none," the magazine stated in a release.

Here is the complete list of Thursday night's winners in a range of categories:

Best city
New York

Best domestic design
Slowcooker, by Margiret Foolen, for Royal VKB

Best new grooming product
Organic Fragrances, by Honoré des Prés

Best new hotel
Habita MTY, Monterrey, Mexico, by Joseph Dirand and Landa Arquitectos

Best new men's fashion collection A/W '09
Raf Simons

Best new private house
Paraty House, Costa Verde, Brazil, by Marcio Kogan

Best new public house
Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Best new restaurant
Kaa, Sao Paulo, by Studio Arthur Casas

Best new women's fashion collection A/W '09
Comme des Garçons, by Rei Kawakubo

Furniture designer of the year
Konstantin Grcic

Life-enhancer of the year
The High Line, New York, by Friends of the High Line, James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofido + Renfro

Best building sites
Metropol Parasol, by J Mayer H, Seville,
Rectangular Stadium, by Cox Architects, Melbourne,
Tokyo Sky Tree, by Tadao Ando and Kiichi Sumikawa.

Best bath
Ofuro by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, for Rapsel

Best camping
Opera mobile holiday home, by Axel Enthoven, for Ysin,
Spring/Summer 2010 collection, by Dsquared2

Best cook's kit
Basic Series utensils, by StokkeAustad and Frost Produkt,
Terra saucepans, by Matteo Thun, for TVS

Best cork tease
Cork furniture, by Martin Szekely, for Galerie Kreo,
Bowls, by Skram

Best defence
Customisable skincare, by Absolution

Best armchair
Archibald by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Poltrona Frau

Best bed
Superia II by Hästens

Best bench
Titikaka by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia

Best cabinet
Archetto by Alessandro Mendini, for Cappellini

Best centerpiece
Aurora candles, by Monica Förster, for Liljeholmens

Best chair
Cord-chair by Nendo, for Maruni Wood Industry

Best coat stand
Signs by Big Game, for Karimoku and Isolation Unit

Best coffee table
Hexad coffee table by tomoko Azumi, for Benchmark and Rocket Gallery

Best hanging light
Kinetic by Michael Anastassiades

Best outdoor light
Chilone Terra by Ernesto Gismondi, for Artemide

Best parasol
Nanufar by Yonoh, for Samoa

Best rug
Furtive Persan by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Gandia Blasco

Best rug graphics
Tube rug by Tom Dixon, for The Rug Company

Best side table
Stump by Pierre Charpin, for Ligne Roset

Best sofa
Sloped Arm by Calvin Klein Home

Best sofa bed
Sofabed by Harri Koskinen, for Bergen Design

Best stool
Tatit by Toni Kauppila, for Nth Dimension

Best storage
Hillside by Claesson Koivisto Rune, for Arflex

Best table
Achille by Paolo Armenise and Silvia Nerbi, for L'Abbate, from Twentytwentyone

Best table bench
Table Bench Chair by Sam Hecht, for Established & Sons

Best table lamp
ToFU by Tokujin Yoshioka, for Yamagiwa

Best vase
Doubleface by Florian Hauswirth, for Postfossil

Best jeans
Calvin Klein Jeans

Best jewellery
California Reverie by Van Cleef and Arpels

Best new ski resort
Rocksresort, Laax, Switzerland, by Domenig Architekten

Best new suite
Panoramic Loft Suite, Hotel Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro

Best peep show
Ankle boots, by Bally
Sandals, by Cesare Paciotti
Booties, by Nina Ricci

Best personal service
Martini at the Connaught Bar, London

Best recycling
The Parquet by Apokalyps Labotek,
Porsche 911 3.8 Turbo.

Best reissues
Baker sofa by Finn Juhl, reissued by Onecollection,
Plurima bookcase, by Charlotte Perriand, for Cassina,
Splay-Leg table and tray, by George Nakashima, reissued by Knoll.

Best retreat
Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah, USA

Best rides
Luigino Pista by Pegoretti,
Steel Club Racer by Independent Fabrication,
Super by Colnago,
Track bike by Kinfolk,
T200 Championship 50 by Cooper Bikes,
Velocita Urbana by Milani

Best spa
Bath House, Green T House Living, Beijing, China by JinR

Best time lord
Maarten Baas, for clocks that make people tick

Best turn-on
Switches and sockets by Trufig

Best toy
Frank Lloyd Wright Collection by Lego

Best use of colour
Bic Blue cabinet by Studio Libertiny, for Perimeter Editions,
Jade nail varnish, by Chanel,
Spring/Summer 2010 leather accessories by Hermes,
Spring/Summer 2010 menswear collection by Louis Vuitton

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