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TRAVEL
FOOD
ITALY
MARKETS
TUSCANY
STREET FOOD
FLORENCE
FOOD HALLS
ITALIAN FOOD
MERCATOS
Mercato Centrale, Florence
by Ananda Pellerin When visitors walk through the sliding doors into Florence's Mercato Centrale they are immediately hit by the earthy smell of truffles. The intoxicating scent is emanating from the Savini Tartufi counter, where they have (among...
FOOD
HEALTH
RECIPES
VEGAN
WELLBEING
ANIMATED RECIPE
PALEO
Animated Recipe: Cauliflower Alfredo
Enjoy this guilt-free alfredo: it’s low in fat, high in fiber, paleo and vegan. Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Serve it over your favorite veggies, pasta or rice. Ingredients: 6 cups cauliflower florets...
SPEAKERS
REVIEWS
BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
RIVA
RIVA TURBO X
RIVA TURBO X Bluetooth Speaker
by Justin Kaehler Audio company RIVA is hoping to “rescue the world from mediocre audio” with its new TURBO X bluetooth speaker. It’s a mission statement for founder Rikki Farr, a man who is part of rock'n'roll history: a record producer who also...
LONDON
DIETER RAMS
INTERVIEW
MINIMAL DESIGN
FERGUSON HENDERSON
FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
PORTUGUESE DESIGNERS
Interview: Designer Hugo Passos
By Adam Coghlan At 32, Hugo Passos is one of London’s most exciting young designers. With a refreshing purity of purpose, he exists slightly outside creative London’s esoteric clique. "When I was growing up, Portugal was a traditional place...
AUTOMOBILES
CARS
VOLKSWAGEN
TEST DRIVES
VW
AUTOS
HATCHBACKS
GOLF R 2015
Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R
by Justin Kaehler Just last year, it seemed Volkswagen had reached peak hatchback status, but evidently, they had grand plans. The respected company is now ready to release its ultimate hatchback, the Golf R. It’s the fastest, most powerful Golf...
FOOD
RECIPES
GUIDES
COOKING
CREATIVITY
GIFS
TECH
ANIMATED RECIPE
CHIA
Animated Recipe: Chia Pudding
Chia is high in fiber and packed with antioxidants, protein and Omega-3s. Reap the benefits with this simple, four-ingredient recipe. Ingredients: ¾ cup almond milk ¼ cup chia seeds 2 teaspoons maple syrup ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract Place chia...
FASHION
LIMITED EDITION
COLLABORATIONS
BOOTS
ANNIVERSARY
NON-PROFIT
CLARKS
BRITISH DESIGNERS
ANTI-WAR
ICONIC STYLE
Clarks 65th Anniversary Desert Boots
by Caroline Kinneberg Clarks’ original Desert Boots have been appropriated throughout history by a surprisingly diverse range of subcultures. A member of the Clarks family first designed them in 1950, inspired by a pair of boots spotted at a bazaar...
FOOD
RECIPES
GUIDES
COOKING
VEGETABLES
CREATIVITY
GIFS
TECH
ANIMATED RECIPE
PESTO
Animated Recipe: Arugula Pistachio Pesto
Who says you can only have fresh pesto in the summer time? Try this flavorful arugula pesto anytime of year. No cheese needed in this recipe, the pistachio nuts provide richness and depth. Ingredients: Three cups baby arugula, packed ⅓ cup pistachios...
TRAVEL
AUSTRALIA
LEISURE
GREAT BARRIER REEF
WATERSPORTS
RAINFOREST
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Word of Mouth: Port Douglas, Australia
by Jocelyn Voo Often overshadowed by Cairns, a neighboring—somewhat hectic—tourist town, Port Douglas is a reprieve for those desiring the big outdoor adventure of Tropical North Queensland with the kick-back roots of a sleepy fisherman’s town. Not...
COFFEE
ETHIOPIA
FOOD & DRINK
TEXTILES
TRAVEL
ADDIS ABABA
AFRICA
HOTELS
JAZZ
WOM
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa
by Jenny Miller Addis Ababa is a capital on the up-and-up. As the gateway to the rest of Ethiopia and its beguiling landscape, Addis is a city of almost constant sunshine and, in recent years, construction dust. Countless hotels, a light rail system...
BOOKS
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS
MAGAZINES
NOTTINGHAM
SHOPS
UK
DESILLUSION
HUCK
MONOCLE
PRINT MEDIA
Ideas On Paper
by Ian Sanders Alex Smith started his career working for big London retailers like Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, yet his ambition was always to open his own shop. In March 2014, he did just that. It feels a world away from London's fashionable...
ANIMATED RECIPE
COOKING
CREATIVITY
FOOD
GIFS
INSTRUCTIONAL
TECH
VEGAN
Animated Recipe: Chili-Lime Baked Chickpeas
For our first installment of Animated Recipe—our take on cooking with GIFs—Brooklyn-based chef Nikki King prepares a tasty, salty snack you can easily prepare at home. Crunchy, baked chickpeas are a healthier alternative to potato chips or crackers...
BARS AT WORK
INNOVATIVE SPACES
LOCAL TALENT
ORANGE COUNTY
PHOTO STUDIOS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Wolf Camp Studios, Orange County
by Kohl Crecelius Ryan Haack and Aaron Shintaku (the creative duo behind Foxes and Wolves, an Orange County, CA-based photo and video production agency) are kept busy with their own projects, but couldn't deny seeing a particular growing need within...
FILM POSTERS
FILMS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
LIMITED EDITION
POSTERS
Cult Classic Action Movie Posters by Joshua Ariza
by Kohl Crecelius The best artists are those that create for the sake of creating. And, while Joshua Ariza's client list includes the likes of Nike and Red Bull, he has a history of side projects that are attractive, relevant and sometimes downright...
BMW
MOTORCYCLES
SOUTH AFRICA
TRIBE COFFEE
CAFES
CAPE TOWN
COFFEE
MOTORBIKES
Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa
by Chérmelle D. Edwards The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town...
BOOKS
INSTAGRAM
PUBLISHERS
SOCIAL MEDIA
FASHION
FIRST EDITIONS
RARE BOOKS
USED BOOKS
IDEA Books, London
by Caroline Kinneberg What bookseller has the most popular account on Instagram? Random House, you might guess? It has almost 10k followers, compared to Barnes and Noble's 18k. Maybe more visual brands, like Taschen (20k) or Assouline (23k)? But...
ASHKENAZI
EAST LONDON
JEWISH COOKING
MIDDLE EASTERN
NEW RESTAURANT
TECH INCUBATOR
Jago Restaurant East London
by Ananda Pellerin Anyone who attended a progressive primary school in the 1970s will feel nostalgic walking into Second Home’s optimistic interior. The multipurpose workspace, housed in a former carpet factory off of London’s Brick Lane, is a low...
AESOP
CONCEPT STORE
INTERVIEW
LONDON
NOTTINGHAM
RECORD SHOPS
RETAIL SPACES
The Rough Guide To Retail
by Ian Sanders Step inside Rough Trade's new store in the creative quarter of Nottingham, a city in the English midlands, and it feels unlike any other of the long-established retailer’s outlets. Last year the company opened a vast store in Brooklyn;...
CHEMISTRY
CHINATOWN
COFFEE
COGNOSCENTI COFFEE
SCOOPS
LOS ANGELES
INTERVIEWS
SCIENCE
ICE CREAM
POP UPS
Biochemist to Barista: The New Scoops
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Nearly three years ago, biochemist Jack Benchakul switched professions and became a barista. Applying science to the craft of specialty coffee, he’s popped up in in at least 10 Los Angeles locations since then. Under the...
BRAZIL
CREATIVE DIRECTION
DIESEL
HOTELS
INTERVIEWS
WILBERT DAS
ECO-CONSCIOUS
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES
Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel
by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman As far as designers go, Wilbert Das is something of a legend, creating some of the most provocative advertising in the '90s that turned Italian fashion label Diesel into a household name. In order to fully grasp...
DESIGN
HOME DECOR
ONLINE STORES
SHOPPING
E-COMMERCE
CALIFORNIA
Brad and Jenna Holdgrafer's Yes Shop
by Kohl Crecelius “Yes" has been a mantra for Brad and Jenna Holdgrafer—the husband and wife duo who have founded an online shop bearing the affirmative phrase. They adhere to a lifestyle that says “yes” to what life throws at them, and have carefully...
CARS
GTS
GERMAN ENGINEERING
LA
PORSCHE
RACING
SPORT COUPE
TEST DRIVE
Test Drive: 2015 911 Porsche Carrera GTS
by Sue Mead “Hang on, I’m going to push the awesome button,” shouted our co-driver, above the hearty resonance of the 2015 Porsche Carrera GTS’s exhaust note. We were already motoring at a healthy speed through a sweeping corner, along the legendary...
BARS
CARNABY
FOOD + DRINK
LONDON
RESTAURANTS
TRAVEL
SOHO
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Food and Drink, Carnaby
by Adam Coghlan London is known as a city of many villages and neighborhoods, each with their own personalities and peculiarities. Once the epicenter of London’s "Swinging '60s," until now Carnaby’s spotlight heralded a fairly beige gentrification...
ARTISANAL
BERLIN
GIFTS
HOLIDAY 2014
LA
LONDON
MARKETS
NYC
PARIS
POP UPS
SHOPPING
Holiday Markets Around the World
by Laura Feinstein The winter season always seems to bring the reliable trappings of festive cheer: trees and wreathes, carols and bells, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. But one tradition that we always look forward to most is the holiday...
BIODIVERSITY
LAKE MURRAY LODGE
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
REMOTE TRAVEL
TRANS NIUGINI TOURS
Papua New Guinea's Lake Murray Lodge
by Jenny Miller Papua New Guinea's Lake Murray Lodge—the newest property from PNG's best-established tour operator and hotel group, Trans Niugini Tours—opened earlier this year and is located along the banks of the country's largest lake. Its opening...
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