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DETROIT
HERBS
COCKTAILS
FOOD AND DRINK
CYNAR
AMAROS
SUGAR HOUSE
WRIGHT & COMPANY
Wright & Company's The House Manhattan
While a well-made Manhattan cocktail needs no modification, we've had our fair share of inspired spin-offs that provide a modern edge and an altogether pleasant diversion. On a recent trip to Detroit, we swung by Dave Kwiatkowski's Wright & Company...
KAWAII
BENTO
JAPANESE DESIGN
LUNCH BOXES
PORTABLE FOOD
TRADITIONAL DESIGN
Takenaka Bento Boxes
Bento boxes have long been a popular lunch option, providing a variety of menu items in an affordable, portable manner. And though the containers are oftentimes thought of as disposable, Takenaka has been making high-quality reusable bento boxes...
PACKAGING
BEER
HEINEKEN
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
EUCALYPTUS
MOSQUITO REPELLENT
PACKAGING INNOVATION
The Beer Box That Repels Mosquitos
South of the equator, summer is in full swing and Papua New Guinea's SP Lager, a subsidiary of Heineken, decided to take action against something that often goes hand-in-hand with enjoying a nice cold beer outside—buzzing (and malaria-spreading...
OUTDOORS
COFFEE
BEER
BOTTLES
STAINLESS STEEL
INSULATED
SOCIAL BUSINESS
RECYCLED MATERIAL
MIIR
MiiR Vacuum Insulated Howler
Forget lugging cans of your favorite craft beer on your next adventure. The 32 oz Howler from Seattle-based MiiR not only keeps your precious suds fresh and cold for up to 24 hours, it can also keep liquids hot for up to 12 hours. Now the two unofficial...
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...
LONDON
ALCOHOL
UK
ICELAND
ENGLAND
GIN
SPIRITS
BOTANICALS
JUNIPER
Martin Miller's London Dry Gin, Westbourne Strength
Among the two standard offerings on roster from one of the most highly awarded UK distilleries, London's Martin Miller's Gin, we were recently taken by the botanical blend within their 90-proof Westbourne Strength. While all of their gin is distilled...
ART OF DINING
CHEFS
DESIGN
LONDON
POP-UPS
RESTAURANTS
CAMPING
CONCEPTUAL
Gone Camping Pop-Up Restaurant, London
There are few times that food tastes as good as it does when eaten outdoors by a campfire—even the most charred hotdog somehow becomes delicious when enjoyed in the wild. With summer still far too many months away, Londoners can at least recapture...
BROOKLYN
HEALTH
SKATEBOARDING
INTERVIEWS
ILLUSTRATORS
WELLNESS
LIFESTYLE
WILLIAMSBURG
COLD PRESS
RAW JUICE
More Than Just Raw Juice: Tiny Empire
In the hubbub of Williamsburg, Tiny Empire's small, pristine space is where people who like juice stop in for a healthy drink in a creative environment. The shop's artistic ambiance stems from owner Anthony Spadaro's alternative youth. "I was part...
BAKED GOODS
ARIZONA
SCOTTSDALE
POPCORN
SWEETS
TREATS
COOKIES
VALENTINE'S DAY
BAKERIES
GOURMET
Super Chunk Sweets and Treats
Banish any and all New Years Resolutions. Blue cheese and fig caramels, duck fat toffee, mesquite chocolate chip cookies, bacon caramel corn popcorn and the mysterious-sounding Cowpuncher (a chocolate cocoa cookie topped with a candied jalapeño...
CAMPING
COFFEE
COOKING
DESIGN
JETBOIL
OFF PISTE
TITANIUM
Jetboil's Limited Edition Titanium French Press
Whether in the city or out in the fresh, crisp mountain air, a hot cup of coffee will work wonders. In the past, we've championed Snow Peak's titanium french press, though its 24-ounce size isn't ideal for groups. The recently released Jetboil Javastein...
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...
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...
CAVIAR
FOOD + DRINK
LUXURY
SUSTAINABLE
DESIGN
PACKAGING
INTERVIEWS
STURGEON
Pointy Snout Caviar
Record-high pollution levels and depleted sturgeon populations spurred an outright ban on fishing in the Caspian Sea in the early 2000s, which left the caviar industry flat-footed and desperately in need of a new source. As a means to an alternative...
ALL NATURAL
CYCLING
ENDURANCE
MAPLE SYRUP
NUTRITION
OUTDOORS
RUNNING
SPORTS
VERMONT
UnTapped: Maple Syrup for Athletes
Anyone who has run a marathon, headed into the backcountry or saddled up for a 100-mile day on the bike knows there are some pretty suspect-tasting nutritional options out there. While getting the vitamins and nutrients one needs to maintain performance...
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...
COCKTAILS
DRINKS
EGGNOG
HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
PUNCH
SPIRITS
BOOZE
RECIPES
WINTER
Six Celebratory Holiday Cocktails
As the seasons shift, so do cocktail menus at bars, restaurants and even within homes—and that's largely due to the palates of consumers seeking out a drink to match the spirit of the times. With holiday parties in abundance, the following options...
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...
COLLABORATION
CRAFT BEER
DIY
HOME BREW
MIKKELLER
SWEDEN
ALCOHOL
BEER
Det Lilla Köksbryggeriet: The Little Kitchen Brewery
Craft beers are well and truly taking over the bar scene in the US and Europe, as an ever-growing number of microbreweries continue to educate and delight people with unusual lagers, ales and porters. But for the true beer connoisseur, it might be...
CZECH REPUBLIC
FOOD + DRINK
MEAT
PRAGUE
RESTAURANTS
TRAVEL
Naše Maso: Our Meat, Prague
Naše Maso (meaning: Our Meat) is František Kšána Jr's latest project, opening earlier this year in the old center of Prague. It's a butcher shop, meets deli, meets bistro—and the popularity of the venue proves the combination is working. "I started...
CHILES
INTERVIEWS
OAXACA
RARE CASK
ZOCALITO
ASPEN
MACALLAN RARE
MEXICO
WHISKEY
Interview: Mike Beary of Zocalito
Like its fungal brethren fetching five figures at auction, the world’s rarest chillies don’t look like much to behold. But should you get the privilege of tasting one, you’re likely to become a rapid devotee. To learn more about the rare negro chilhuacle...
DRINK
FOOD
INTERVIEWS
MAGAZINES
PRINT PUBLICATIONS
TOAST
UK
VISUAL ARTS
Toast Magazine
You might be thinking the world is already saturated with beautiful, niche print publications glorifying the culinary industry—we know we've covered several over the past few years (which still remain worthwhile reads). But UK newcomer Toast has...
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
CALIFORNIA
NAPA VALLEY
NEWTON VINEYARD
VINEYARDS
WINE
WINEMAKING
Napa Valley's Newton Vineyard
Once considered a scrappy competitor to its European counterparts, Californian wine—the Napa Valley region in particular—has since secured itself in the minds (and palates) of wine lovers the world over. With the rise in the popularity and recognition...
ADVERTORIAL
COCKTAILS
DEODORANT
GILLETTE
MEALS
MENUS
THANKSGIVING
Gillette Clear Gel's No Sweat Test Thanksgiving
When considering what we think of as a powerful deodorant, one's mind often envisions sports or other high-endurance scenarios where physicality triggers perspiration. But, with stress and heat as stimulants for sweat, there's no better place to...
CH EDITIONS
COLLABORATIONS
SOUTH AFRICA
WINE
ZAMBIA
CHZAMBIA
CH Edition: Backsberg Estate Cellars Safari Collection
For our second CH Edition Zambia photo safari this summer, we wanted our guests to have as local an experience as possible. We asked our friend Simon Back, who heads up marketing at his family’s South African winery, to join our group and share some...
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