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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

TOOL BOX
WEARABLE TOOLS
LEATHERMAN
TREAD
BIKE TOOLS
Hands-on with the Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool
Nothing can replace a fully-stocked tool box in terms of effectiveness and safety. However, for those on the go or looking always to be prepared, the Leatherman Tread delivers quick, functional and valued support—in bracelet form. With some 10...
COCKTAILS
NEW ORLEANS
WILLIAM GRANT SONS
SCOTCH
VODKA
MIXED DRINKS
RECIPES
Tales of the Cocktail 2015
As far as trade shows go, there's really nothing quite like Tales of the Cocktail—a week long meetup of almost every major spirits brand internationally. The annual affair takes place in the sweltering summer sun of New Orleans and hydration is the...
CONVERSE
CHUCK TAYLORS
BOSTON
SNEAKERS
CANVAS SNEAKERS
NIKE
SNEAKER RELEASES
Converse Unveils the Chuck Taylor All Star II
Some of us were too young to remember our first pair of Chuck Taylors; others may distinctly recall the moment of consideration and purchase. Either way, Converse's iconic centerpiece has reached global prevalence, relevance and a dynamic reputation...
CAFES
CANADA
QUEBEC CITY
MUSIC FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL DETE DE QUEBEC CITY
Word of Mouth: Québec City
A visit to Québec City means stepping outside of the ordinary. While most on the North American continent are used to Spanish or English as the native languages, this Francophone region offers more than their distinct tongue. Only a few years back...
3D SCANNING
MOBILE SCANNING
AUGMENTED REALITY
OCCIPITAL
3D MAPPING
VIRTUAL REALITY
IOS GAMES
Augmented Reality on iOS Tablets with Occipital's Structure Sensor
On 1 November 2013, Occipital received $1,290,440, by way of Kickstarter, to fund the production of their Structure Sensor. Functional models began shipment in June 2014 and ever since, the brand, its software and accompanying iOS app have been...
BRANDY
BOLIVIA
MUSCAT GRAPES
SINGANI 63
STEVEN SODERBERGH
ANDES MOUNTAINS
Singani 63 Bolivian Brandy
For those of us forever on the quest to imbibe rare or regional spirits, acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is making the crusade a bit easier. While filming "Che" in Bolivia, Soderbergh became acquainted with their locally produced pisco-like...
FRESH JUICE
PRESSED JUICE
COCKTAILS
JUICE COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
WATERMELON
Four Pressed Juice Cocktails
Since the dawn of the pressed juice craze, our minds have strayed to its potential impact on the world of mixed drinks. Of course fresh lime juice adds a kick to almost any cocktail, and freshly squeezed orange juice lends flavor more potent than when...
COLE HAAN
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
EERO SAARINEN
TWA TERMINAL
FOOTWEAR
ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
SEBASTIAN KIM
DANCERS
Cole Haan's Prepare for Takeoff Campaign
If you're outside of the advertising industry, it can be hard to see an advertisement as anything other than marketing material. Viral videos can resonate and timely memes can slip brands into one's brain, but the fact remains; not only does...
BUFFALO
NEW YORK
WESTERN NEW YORK
ART MUSEUMS
ARCHITECTURE
Word of Mouth: Buffalo, New York
One of the great joys of the vastness of the United States (and even New York state itself) is the vibrant local pockets of distinct culture. During the summer months, many New Yorkers' minds trail to the Hamptons or the Hudson Valley—well-branded...
WHISKY
JAPANESE WHISKY
SUNTORY
HIBIKI
Suntory's Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Last week, in a sun-soaked room perched atop NYC's New Museum, Suntory Whisky's Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo, unveiled the latest product in their Hibiki range: Japanese Harmony. Last year the brand made waves when its Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask...
TEQUILA
DIAGEO
BLUE WEBER AGAVE
MEXICO
TOP SHELF LIQUORS
The Defining Characteristics of DeLeón Tequila
A lot has been made of the fact that Sean Combs owns 50% of DeLeón Tequila. Celebrity owners can both help and hurt a brand, or change its perception wildly in the public eye. In an increasingly crowded luxury tequila market, exposure helps, but the...
SWIMSUITS
CAPSULE COLLECTIONS
ORLEBAR BROWN
MARCELLO MORANDINI
BATHING SUITS
SWIM TRUNKS
MENSWEAR
GRAPHIC PATTERNS
Bold, Graphic Swimwear from Orlebar Brown and Marcello Morandini
With the amount of mileage many men get out of their swimsuits in the summer months, it only makes sense when adding to the rotation to pick one that's top quality and of lasting style. That's exactly what defines the new Orlebar Brown + Marcello...
HONEY
GHOST PEPPER
THYME
SPICES
HERBS
MADE IN USA
Four Exotic Variations of Honey
Honey complements a myriad of delectable dishes and drinks outside of the expected tea and toast. Its dynamic sweetness, syrupy thickness and versatility in the kitchen make options plentiful. Recently, we've tasted a handful of alternative honeys...
ELECTRIC BIKES
MAXWELL MOTORBIKES
EP0
LIGHTWEIGHT BIKES
BICYCLES
KICKSTARTER
Maxwell Motorbikes EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle
Weighing in at under 27 pounds, the new EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle (up on Kickstarter now) from Maxwell Motorbikes aims to aid in daily commutes and adventurous bike excursions. Not only is it one of the lightest electric bikes on the...
DESKS
STANDING DESKS
MADE IN USA
ST LOUIS
WALNUT WOOD
MAPLE WOOD
Artifox's Hardwood Standing Desks
While St. Louis, Missouri's Artifox design studio notes that they've drawn inspiration for their standing desks from traditional writing desks, there's definitely more to these than that. Their new Maple Standing Desk 01 and Walnut Standing Desk...
DRONES
YUNEEC INTERNATIONAL
4K DRONES
4K VIDEO
VIDEO CAPTURING
CAMERAS
VIDEO
Yuneec's Typhoon Q500 Drone with 4K Camera
To put it in the simplest terms, 4K Ultra HD directly translates to 4000 pixels wide in resolution. This is far superior to standard HD and it's the next wave in viewing—and capturing videos. With electric avation specialist Yuneec International...
FIBERGLASS
RED HOOK
BROOKLYN
STUDIO VISITS
THISLEXIK
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
FURNITURE DESIGN
Studio Visit: Design House Thislexik
A set of five primary-colored shipping containers rests in a unified pile along a corner of a bus parking lot, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Inside, Vedat Ulgen and his team envision the possibilities of industrial design and execute in a meticulous, imaginative...
SOCKS
TIES
SOXFORDS
GIFT BOXES
KNITWEAR
ACCESSORIES
MENSWEAR
Soxfords' Charming Sock + Tie Pairings
Two years ago, we fell for Soxfords' unconventionally patterned dress socks. Founder Ryan Kent struck a chord with those looking to punch up the personality in their outfits, in an entirely acceptable way. Earlier this year, Soxfords debuted 100...
FOURTH OF JULY
JULY 4TH
COCKTAILS
SPIRITS
RUM
WHISKEY
RED
PUNCH RECIPES
RECIPES
COCKTAIL RECIPES
Six Bright Red Fourth of July Cocktails
With the spirit of celebration—and a long weekend—upon us, there's never been a better time to explore a color's impact on a cocktail. From ruby red to rust or carmine, there's really nothing that unites the following six selections other than the...
BLACK LIPS
LIVE MUSIC
MUSIC FESTIVALS
CANADA
QUEBEC CITY
INTERVIEWS
MUSIC
TOURS
Interview: The Black Lips on Stage Presence
It's difficult to affix a genre to the type of music made by the Black Lips. There are elements of punk and garage rock; there's potency and power—and an immediacy. But at the core, a lot of their tracks are just plain fun. While it may be tricky...
COOKWEAR
COPPER
POTS AND PANS
DUPARQUET
RHODE ISLAND
EAST COAST TINNING
MADE IN USA
KITCHEN
HOMEWARES
COOKING
East Coast Tinning's Heirloom Copper Cookware
While in France about 10 years ago, Jim Hamann and his partner ducked into an antique shop and found a huge stockpile of old copper cookware. They purchased it and Hamann set to fixing it up. He studied, experimented and through repeat effort and...
LAMPS
LIGHTS
PLUG LAMPS
FELTMARK
LIGHTING FIXTURES
Feltmark's New Wald HI•LO Plug Lamp
LA-based design studio Feltmark initially made waves with their first iteration of the Wald Plug Lamp, a beautifully refined, space-saving fixture that extends directly from a power socket. Their latest update comes in the form of the Wald...
COCKTAILS
BRUNCH COCKTAILS
BREAKFAST COCKTAILS
The Best Monday Morning Breakfast Cocktail
With Fourth of July on the horizon, and the previous weekend already slipping from short- to long-term memory, we found a cocktail that makes easing into the Monday ahead of a holiday weekend a little bit easier. We don't necessarily recommend...
WHISKEY
RYE
WHISTLEPIG
VERMONT
SPIRITS
FRENCH WINE
WhistlePig's Old World Rye
Only a handful of new whiskey expressions each year warrant consideration for a full-time position in a brand portfolio—and on the bar shelves of consumers. WhistlePig, a Vermont-based whiskey company, has achieved this feat with their latest offering...
HUDSON VALLEY
MARKETS
CRAFT FAIRS
LOCALLY MADE
MADE IN USA
NEW YORK STATE
Preview: Hudson River Exchange's 2015 Summer Market
People don't really need an excuse to visit New York's Hudson Valley. It's convenient to reach by car or train; restaurants often feature the best locally grown, seasonal foods; and whether or not you are in range of the river, the landscapes are...
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