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ALCOHOL
DRINKS
FOOD + DRINK
HANDMADE
LIMITED EDITION
NEW YORK
WHISKEY
From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey
by Emily Arden Wells On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody...
BRIGHTON
CHEFS
COOKING
DOUGLAS MCMASTER
ENGLAND
NO WASTE
NORDIC NATIONS
RESTAURANTS
UK
ECO-FRIENDLY
SUSTAINABILITY
Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...
HUMANITY
NPR
STORYCORPS
STORYTELLING
TED
DAVID ISAY
DOCUMENTARIES
HISTORY
TED PRIZE
TED Prize Honors StoryCorps' David Isay
by Laura Feinstein Since 2003, journalist, radio documentarian and MacArthur Fellow David Isay has helped bring attention to the daily and intricate lives of ordinary Americans with his groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps. Oft-replayed...
EXHIBITIONS
INTERVIEWS
MATRYOSHKA
RUSSIAN DOLLS
STREET ART
TEL AVIV
BABUSHKA
Babushka International Art Exhibition, Tel Aviv
by Ross Belfer Russian dolls, otherwise referred to as Matryoshka dolls, or “Babushkas,” are most commonly known as dust-gathering, nondescript ornamental items resting upon your grandmother’s mantel place. But thanks to the forward-thinking artistic...
ALCOHOL
COGNAC
BLACK PEARL
LUXURY
REMY MARTIN
BACCARAT
FRENCH
HISTORY
LIMITED EDITIONS
Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
by Emily Arden Wells Former cellar master George Clot said, “When you discover Louis XIII, you become a different man,” an adage that only scratches at the surface of the legacy of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. Louis XIII was first created in...
WINE
NAPA
VINEYARDS
CALIFORNIA
INTERVIEWS
TERROIR WINES
COMMUNITY
FRANCE
SOUTH AFRICA
Terroir Life Wines
by Janine Stankus To oenophiles, the term "terroir" refers to wind, rain, soil, sun, diurnal shifts—all the elements that imbue wine with its distinct character. It’s the “biography of wine,” notes Ali Banks, Terroir Life co-founder, but one which...
CAFE
FAMILY OWNED
FRENCH CUISINE
FUSION
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
MICHELIN
MODERN CUISINE
PARIS
SEAFOOD
TEA
Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris
by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away from the restaurant, which is located...
BERLIN
COLD PRESSED JUICE
GERMANY
HEALTH
JUICING
DRINKS
NUTRITION
Three New Juice Spots in Berlin
by Shawn Thomson With the juicing craze already in full swing around the world in cities like New York, Sydney and London, Berlin was a little slow to the game. The German capital has stepped up however with the arrival of three new cold-press juice...
CANDLES
GIFTS
HOME DECOR
KOBO
LOTTA JANSDOTTER
KOBO Candles + Lotta Jansdotter for Kikkerland
by Laura Feinstein As the daylight hours shrink and we inch ever closer to the festive holiday season, what better way to celebrate the impending winter solstice than with a few (expertly packaged) Nordic candles? Swedish designer Lotta Jansdotter...
ACCESSORIES
BOOKS
ETHICALLY MADE
HANDMADE
KNITTING
LILY COLE
MADE IN UK
SUSTAINABILITY
LONDON
The North Circular's First Book: A Good Yarn
by Caroline Kinneberg Marking five years since friends and fellow models Lily Cole and Katherine Poulton launched their luxury ethical knitwear brand The North Circular, the duo recently released the book "A Good Yarn." The designs in the book...
CAR DESIGN
CARS
S-COUPE
CULTURE
GORDEN WAGENER
INTERVIEWS
LUXURY MERCEDES-BENZ
TECHNOLOGY
Interview: Gorden Wagener, Chief Designer Mercedes-Benz
by Matthew Askari As far as plum roles go in the industry go, being the chief designer for Daimler—parent of luxury stalwart Mercedes-Benz—is nonpareil. The brand’s carefully curated image bridges luxury and lifestyle in a way that others can only...
CARIBBEAN
FAIR TRADE
HISTORY
MUSEUMS
PARIS
PERFORMANCE ART
HIDDEN GEMS
SUSTAINABILITY
AFRICA
WEST AFRICA
MUSIC
Le Comptoir General, Paris
by Meghan Sebold For any travel enthusiast, the best venue to visit is often one that requires processing time to absorb the scene—a place that makes you wonder, "What on earth is going on here?" Le Comptoir General (LCG) in Paris’s 10th arrondissement...
GRAFFITI
HAIFA
ISRAEL
LOCAL ART
STREET ART
COMMUNITIES
CULTURE
INTERVIEWS
URBAN RENEWAL
VENUES
Kartel, a New Street Art and Music Space in Haifa
by Ross Belfer Haifa (Israel’s third largest city) is best known for its historical German Colony, UNESCO-nodded Baha’i Gardens and perhaps the country’s most savory hummus found in the multi-cultural Wadi Nisnas neighborhood. But with these changing...
COLLABORATIONS
FURNITURE
HEALTH
INNOVATION
LIGHT DESIGN
LONDON
PANTONE
TECHNOLOGY
VISUAL ART
mycoocoon: Color Immersion Pod
by Caroline Kinneberg Experimental chef Pierre Gagnaire's Sketch restaurant, a London design haven currently featuring work by beloved artist David Shrigley, has welcomed a new installation—a color therapeutic pod called mycoocoon, designed by Lanzavecchia...
HALLOWEEN
HOLIDAYS
LATVIA
MASKS
TRADITION
ART
FOLKLORE
HANDMADE
PAPIER MACHE
Latvian Halloween Masks
by Chantel Tattoli It’s the time of year when you can be anything you want to be, and morphing into a butterfly or a frog can be as easy as donning the perfect mask. Now nearly 80 years old, Latvian native Jevgenia Kilupe had enjoyed drawing as...
AUTOMOBILES
BESPOKE
CARS
GHOST
LUXURY
PERSONALIZED
ROLLS-ROYCE
2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost
by Sue Mead Launched in 2009 as a slightly smaller luxury model within the Rolls-Royce line-up, the Ghost is positioned below the flagship Phantom. It rocketed the marque—known for opulence and magnificence—to “verticalized success,” as Rolls-Royce...
BEIRUT
GALLERIES
HANDCRAFTED
HOSPITALITY
LEBANON
LOCALLY MADE
CAFéS
RESTAURANTS
Plan BEY Kicks Off a Creative Empire in Beirut
by Caroline Kinneberg Beirut is a city defined by its contrasts and constant evolution. One neighborhood where this becomes most apparent is Mar Mikhael. Previously a jumble of car repair shops, the area now overflows with trendy restaurants and...
CARS
ASTON MARTIN
AUTOMOTIVE
TEST DRIVE
VANTAGE S
ENGINES
ENGLAND
TEST DRIVES
UK
V12
Test Drive: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
by James Willard The V12 Vantage was originally created as a love letter to 12-cylinder motoring. When the beloved British brand squeezed its most potent V12 engine between the frame rails of its smallest model, Aston Martin wasn’t aiming for success...
ILLUSTRATION
PORTRAITS
PRINTS
MURALS
DRAWINGS
ART
ART INSTALLATION
GEOMETRY
MATHEMATICS
Geometric Portraits by Allison Kunath
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Allison Kunath, a Los Angeles-based visual artist and fashion designer, has developed a distinct style over the past few years, creating geometric portraits of people—such as famed figures like Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo...
ECO-FRIENDLY
HEALTH
PORTO
PORTUGAL
RESORTS
TRAVEL
WELLBEING
ACCOMMODATIONS
SPAS
TREEHOUSES
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Resort, Portugal
by Ross Belfer As much as one can plan ahead, living in the moment is certainly a fulfilling way to travel. After several days spent in Portugal's bustling second city of Porto, we felt in need of a tranquil getaway wherein a calming atmosphere...
CAMERAS
PHOTO SHARING
PHOTOGRAPHY
PUERTO RICO
TRAVEL
DSLR
NIKON
Nikon’s Full-Frame D-SLR: D750
by Tariq Dixon With professional-grade capabilities in a compact, lightweight body, Nikon’s D750 is the brand's latest (and in many ways, its most versatile) full-frame D-SLR. We took the camera to Puerto Rico to test its range of unique features...
ARCHITECTURE
BROOKLYN
CAFES
COFFEE
DESIGN
NEW YORK
STUDIOS
Marcy & Myrtle by Harbor Projects
by Chérmelle Edwards At the intersection of Marcy and Myrtle avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn stands a new cottage-like coffee shop of the same name, Marcy & Myrtle, by interior architecture and design build firm Harbor Projects, and one...
AMERICA
CRAFTSMANSHIP
EDITORIAL
GOODS OF RECORD
HANDMADE
SHOPPING
WEBSITES
Interview: Goods of Record's Trey Sisson
by Emily Bihl The e-commerce industry is awash with the “storytelling as a sales pitch” concept. Brands offer a few hundred words to tug on customers’ emotions just long enough for shoppers to feel the urge to click “add to cart.” What sets newcomers...
GALLERY OPENINGS
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
JUXTAPOZ
PATRICK “DUFFY” DE ARMAS
COFFINS
MORTALITY
Caskets Become Art with Boxes of Death 5
by Hunter Hess What started out as an art school project in the cramped basement of Seattle's OK Hotel has quickly grown into a respected touring showcase of both rising stars and well-established figures within the art community. Already in its...
CAFES
COFFEE
COFFEE SHOPS
FITZROY
MELBOURNE
RESTAURANTS
ROASTERIES
A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans
by Chérmelle Edwards Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee...
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