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A Natural Hangover Remedy from Province Apothecary
Aromatherapist and holistic health practitioner Julie Clark of Toronto-based Province Apothecary has a knack for experimenting with different natural ingredients (many of which are organic or picked in the wild from Canadian provinces) to create...
STYLE
Nido: Handmade Knitwear from Argentina
Knitwear, at the moment, has never been more interesting—in the last month alone, we've covered everything from psychedelic beach-inspired couture to soft iridescent blankets to a new dedicated biannual magazine. And in the world of hand-knitted...
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Doisy & Dam Chocolate
It doesn't take much to convince us to eat more chocolate, but London's Doisy & Dam have taken the already heart-healthy treat and chocked it full of some of the most powerful superfoods on the planet. Starting out with a 74% organic dark chocolate...
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Cacao Fruit-Based Solbeso
Whiskey hails from grain, agave provides the source for tequila and vodka can be derived from wheat or potatoes. But with Solbeso, an entirely new and (as yet) unnamed category of distilled spirits has emerged. Carefully selected, fresh cacao fruit...
DESIGN
Cristian Reyes Studio Giros Table
Amongst the many emerging industrial designers we met while visiting Feria Habitat Valencia in September 2012, Cristian Reyes Studio was a true standout. In the year since our introduction, the Spanish designer has continued to experiment in warm...
STYLE
Blissoma
The Blissoma line of 100% vegetarian skincare products (most of which are also certified vegan) raises the bar for the term "natural skincare." Herbal chemist Julie Longyear started Blissoma in 2005, but it's been flying under the radar as an underground...
DESIGN
The Corkigami Chair
When we first stumbled across Carlos Ortega Design in 2012 at Feria Habitat Valencia, we were drawn to the creative designs and sheer quality of traditional woodworking techniques. Now more than a year later, the brand introduces the new Corkigami...
DESIGN
Homestead by Found Goods Market
Homestead is a new three-piece collection from candlemakers Found Goods Market. Like their debut collection, Fairfax & King—which drew inspiration from historical American apothecaries—Homestead rouses nostalgic memories from the South, which makes...
STYLE
Lemongrass Body Oil by S.W. Basics
If you glance over the label on any skincare product sitting on your shelves, you'll most likely find a long list of chemical or synthetic ingredients. Resolutely taking the opposite approach is Brooklyn-based S.W. Basics. To simply label them "all...
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QUIN Candy
On a recent trip to the City of Roses we wandered upon QUIN, an ingredient-driven candy shop in the newly opened Union Way shopping center—which will host Steven Alan, Danner and Self Edge, among others. The extremely small shop offers all the delicious...
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Woodpile BBQ Brisket
Living in a city like NYC it's often easier to eat out than spend the time and energy cooking. And, for some of us, the most gourmet meal we're qualified to cook is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For those of you wishing to cook up a proper...
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Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat
Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat is appealing at first for its sweet packaging, but even more so for what's inside. Two French chocolatiers, whose names together make Marou, created the first "bean to bar" single-origin chocolate company in Vietnam after...
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Wondermade Marshmallows
Using only cane sugar and natural flavoring derived from the real thing, Wondermade makes a superior small-batch mallow. Their little one-inch-squared marshmallows pack just enough flavor to bring a slight smile to your face, side stepping the cringe...
DESIGN
Meow Meow Tweet All Natural Herbal Insect Repellent
A stealth blend of all natural ingredients, each bottle of Meow Meow Tweet's herbal insect repellent is created by the capable hands of Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier, the creative duo behind the Bushwick-based artisanal apothecary. When not...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Erin Considine
Jewelry designer Erin Considine embodies the patience that her handcrafted pieces reflect. From her Williamsburg studio the young Maryland native naturally dyes all of her own fibers before meticulously braiding or weaving them through various...
TECH
POMM iPad Case
Steering clear of flashy materials, Pomm Design Studio's new iPad 3 case houses the latest in high tech inside tried-and-true cork. The geometrically inspired case is molded from two cork blocks, providing substantial protection against the hazards...
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Leighton Brown Crisps
In 2009, Cara Leighton approached a couple of her restaurant-savvy friends to help create parsnip crisps with Manuka honey—a bold, flavorful syrup produced from New Zealand's Manuka trees. While Leighton started out doing prep-work and cooking...
CULTURE
Juniper Ridge
Using old world techniques to extract and condense naturally occurring oils from wild plants, Juniper Ridge makes a variety of soaps, perfumes, incense and other amazingly fragrant products with a uniquely transformative quality. Made entirely from...
STYLE
Green & Spring
UK-based skin, body and haircare line Green & Spring employs a simple philosophy for their packaging design: let the ingredients speak for themselves. Listed in full on the front of the bottles and containers alongside lovely illustrations of pastel...
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Tonewood
To those who grew up tapping maple trees, the toothsome sap is more than the backbone for a flavorful syrup. Maple is as much an ingredient as a way of life, which goes a long way toward explaining its cultish following. Tonewood, a budding maple...
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Wild Idea Buffalo Co.
As sustainable food practices continue to shift closer to the norm, Wild Idea Buffalo Co. earns bragging rights for being one of the country's first and only commercial ranches to offer humanely harvested meat from entirely grass-fed, free-roaming...
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Birkir Snaps + Björk Liqueur
Created by the co-owners of Reykjavik's renowned Dill restaurant, Björk liqueur and Birkir snaps boast a uniquely smooth, earthy flavor thanks to the Icelandic duo's clever use of indigenous flora. During spring, sommelier Ólafur Ö...
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Patagonia Provisions Salmon Jerky
As pioneers of the organic cotton manufacturing movement, California's Patagonia is always one to push their limits to provide a superior product that they're proud to put their name on. After a number of unsuccessful attempts to break into the...
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Pitchfork Preserves
We love pickles. From McClure's pickle flavored potato chips to Gordy's small batch sweet relish, we can't pass up an opportunity to sample fresh natural ingredients and family recipes. On a recent trip to Vermont we picked up a handful of goods...
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