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Word of Mouth: Kelowna
Situated along the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake at the foot of a range of mountains is the city of Kelowna, a microcosm of all that British Columbia's agriculturally rich Okanagan Valley has to offer. The region is considered to be Canada's answer...
FOOD-DRINK
Youngs Farm Jams
Fresh in at NYC concept shop Project No. 8 is an assortment of mouthwatering jams from Long Island's Youngs Farm. The family-run farm, founded in 1892, is known among New Yorkers for its homemade pies made from a seasonal bounty of fruit—and the...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Belgrade
by Emily Millett Warehouses, barges, malls and mansions, you name it—if it's derelict and abandoned, Belgrade's next generation is reclaiming it and breathing new life into the Serbian capital. What better symbol of a city on the brink of rebirth...
TRAVEL
The Best Things to Do In Los Angeles: 1001 Ideas
by Mya Stark At first glance, one might feel that "The Best Things To Do in Los Angeles: 1001 Ideas" has three strikes against it. It's a book rather than a blog or an app; it's about LA, a city which still hasn't quite shaken Woody Allen’s iconically...
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Word of Mouth: Jakarta
by Maureen Ferry Cuellar Jakarta has come into the spotlight recently with Indonesia being hailed as an economic wunderkind. More and more, people are being drawn to the capital of this vast Southeast Asian archipelago in hot pursuit of business opportunities...
TRAVEL
The Oasis Clubhouse
With both attuned expats and locals on the ground, boutique hospitality company Oasis Collections is doing the necessary footwork to create a highly selective portfolio of attractive properties around South America. The Airbnb-like service evolved...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Reykjavik
We all know the adage, Greenland is icy and Iceland is green. But really, not many know much more of the large island nation inhabited by just 320,000 people. On our most recent trip to Iceland to visit the capital city of Reykjavik for DesignMarch...
TECH
Portland Made
By Elissa Hall Portland has deemed itself the city that works. The metropolis earns its slogan through a long history of industry and craftsmanship and, in recent years, Portland has upheld its slogan with a noticeable surge in production of highly...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Grady's Cold Brew
When we first discovered Grady's Cold Brew we were delighted to have delicious, cold brewed, New Orleans-style coffee delivered weekly by a seemingly never-ending troupe of handsome young men. Since those early days Grady's has grown, expanding...
FOOD-DRINK
The Brooklyn Hot Dog Company
Despite the hot dog's almost iconic status in New York, friends Tony Fragogiannis and Billy Mulholland had a hard time finding a frank that lived up to the classic's name. Frustrated with a market filled with lackluster and over-processed options...
TRAVEL
Gogo City Guides
Anyone landing in London Town this week for all of the Frieze festivities will want to pick up or download a copy of the latest Gogo city guide—an essential travel companion for those who like to stay in the know and off the beaten path. Originally...
DESIGN
Table of Contents
Table of Contents, a recently-opened concept shop in Portland, Oregon, is a quiet refuge within the bustling Old Town neighborhood. Located just off Burnside Street in Chinatown, Shu Hung and Joseph Magliaro's new venture is a welcome departure...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Prague
On a recent tour of Prague's experiential retail and gallery space Gallery by Minty Concept Club we had the chance to speak with the boutique's owner Yasmin Keshmiri Hejduk, who suggested a handful of stops to make in the city she calls home. Here...
FOOD-DRINK
Seven Independent Coffee Roasters
Thanks to coffee culture spreading far and wide—from Portland's Stumptown to Chicago's Intelligentsia—the appeal of independent micro-roasters over corporate coffee houses is starting to catch on not just among connoisseurs but mainstream...
TRAVEL
CH Local: Portland
Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Portland might be best known for its incredible number of rainy days. That hasn't stopped creative types—Wieden & Kennedy and Nike employees to the many independent artists and entrepreneurs...
DESIGN
The Utility Shower Curtain
Brooklyn's Wintercheck Factory has made a name for itself by updating everything from sunglasses to swimsuits with their brand of locally-made and highly-functional chic. The latest to get the Wintercheck treatment is the humble shower curtain. Like...
DESIGN
Chicken Co-Op
The team at NYC's multi-disciplinary studio RAAD have re-invented the urban chicken residence. The Chicken Co-Op is a multi-level living space for city dwelling poultry. Designed from the bottom up to be at "the forefront of sustainability," the...
DESIGN
War Craft Collection
After launching a furniture series made out of wood reclaimed from Coney Island's boardwalk in 2010, Brooklyn design studio Uhuru takes up the concept again with their second "local materials" collection, this time using deck wood from the USS North...
DESIGN
Portland Garment Factory
Just because a designer is local—whether in Austin, TX or Florence, Italy—doesn't necessarily mean the garments were made there—or even in the same country. Thanks to fast fashion, there's now a better-than-likely chance that even...
DESIGN
Mokasser
The three young partners behind Oslo-based furniture studio Mokasser—Karl Marius Sveen, Roger Sveian and Paul Van Wonderen—keep their business entirely local by designing and producing their collection all in Norway. With a nationwide...
FOOD-DRINK
Ballard Bee Company
Corky Luster is a Seattle-based certified beekeeper. Two years ago he launched Ballard Bee, an enterprise he calls an "urban pollination company." His fast-growing initiative includes 60 onsite beehives at his Northwest Seattle home, plans to expand...
DESIGN
YesPleaseMore Pop Up Store
Taking a cue from the commercial world, a Colorado organization recently jumped on the pop-up bandwagon again with YesPleaseMore, a temporary store featuring locally-crafted goods from more than 70 Colorado-based artists and designers. The retail...
DESIGN
Unique LA
As a one-stop furnishings marketplace, H.D. Buttercup's enormous Culver City showroom filled with furnishings, art, rugs, bedding and accessories leaves most interiors junkies wanting for little. Last Friday saw the launch of the one thing the complex...
CULTURE
Artcrank
Started in Minneapolis just three years ago, the Artcrank show was a quick, fun way to publicize local artists by inviting them to create posters about bike culture. Since then, the concept has spread with lightning speed to cities like Portland...
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