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DESIGN
The Macallan's Favorite Rare Gifts
In creating The Macallan Rare Cask—the renowned distillery's new ruby red, full-bodied blend—whisky-maker Bob Dalgarno selects just 1% of the casks from their extensive inventory. The hand-picked casks are made from Spanish oak that previously housed...
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Kind of Blue Signed LP
In two studio sessions in the spring of 1959 Miles Davis recorded Kind of Blue, which would quickly solidify itself as the best jazz album of all time. A year later, in 1960, he signed a copy of the record for a fan—something he evidently never did...
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Prototype Chair
Marc Newson's Prototype Chair, which he designed in 1983 for his graduation show at Sydney College of the Arts, stands as one of the most iconic examples of outstanding student work. The steel rods and anodized sheet aluminum, welded and soldered by...
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Negro Chiluacle Chiles
It takes an intrepid hunter to get their hands on the elusive Negro Chiluacle from Oaxaca, but anyone who has indulged in the chili's deeply rich and complex smokey flavor would deem it a worthy effort. Aspen chef Michael Beary has eased the possibility...
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Boneless Iberico de Bellota Ham
Let us make you salivate for a moment simply by describing the vital stats on this choice cut of meat—you've got Fermin's 100% Ibérico breed, acorn-fed, free-range, black-hoofed pig cured in the mountain air of western Spain. Weighing in around 9-13...
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Mini Topo Lamp
A small but significant piece of modern Italian industrial design history, Joe Colombo's Mini Topo Lamp (1970) sports a red shade in the iconic bulbous silhouette and curved chrome base. The perfect piece for adding a pop of color and a museum-worthy...
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MoMA Design Competition Floor Lamp
Anyone can jump on the Mid-Century bandwagon and put a credenza in the sitting room, but true connoisseurs have a sharper eye. A prime piece for the latter is Gilbert Watrous' MoMA Design Competition Heifetz Floor Lamp. The enduringly stylish, sleek...
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Handmade Coat
It's certainly a lucky individual who gets to brave cold weather wrapped in warmth of the finest kind. With impeccably buffed cattle-grain nubuck leather on the outside and sheared shaved mink on the inside, Loro Piana's overcoat is made by hand with...
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Do Not Sell At Any Price
Music journalist Amanda Petrusich digs into the world of collecting the shellacked, 10-inch obscurities in her book, "Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records." Her in-depth but personal tome takes a look...
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L'Orchestre National de Mauritanie: Senam-Mosso
Lebanese composer and music producer Zeid Hamdan is behind some of the country's biggest regional and alternative bands. "Balekeh" is a song from 2011 performed by his band, Zeid and the Wings, from their album Aasfeh. Here, he takes the already soothing...
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Zeid Hamdan: Balekeh (Acoustic)
Hailing from Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali's "Tzenni" (the Hassaniya Arabic word meaning "to turn" or "to spin") is immediately intriguing and alluring. The song quickly morphs into fusion of traditional Moorish griot music, Western pop, blues, even...
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Noura Mint Seymali: Tzenni
Discovered by Sublime Frequencies and then released o"n the label's compilation Choubi Choubi! Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq, Yumma, al Hilou" is a track that we don't know much about, other than the fact that it might translate to "Mother, Here's...
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Souad Abdullah: Yumma, al Hilou
Full of nostalgia, handclaps (and hand drums) and a decidedly warm feeling permeating the entire track, "Habibi Taal" (off the debut album Silt) is the perfect introduction to Brooklyn-based, Sudanese-born singer Alsarah and her band the Nubatones...
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Alsarah & The Nubatones: Habibi Taal
This week, we check in with Dubai-based Brownbook magazine in celebration of the mix of "legends and underground heroes" included in their current music issue. In addition to a pull-out songbook featuring sheet music from classic Egyptian songstress...
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ListenUp: Brownbook Magazine
This week, we check in with Dubai-based Brownbook magazine in celebration of the mix of "legends and underground heroes" included in their current music issue. In addition to a pull-out songbook featuring sheet music from classic Egyptian songstress...
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Paris 1969
A never-before-released audio recording of Thelonious Monk's late-career concert at Paris' Salle Pleyel is finally available from Blue Note Records. Monk, a self-taught musician, was 52 years old at the time but balanced the quartet with two new young...
CULTURE
Boro—The Fabric of Life
Around a month ago I had the privilege of visiting Sri, a private gallery owned by Stephen Szczepanek that houses an incredible archive of rare vintage Japanese textiles. While the experience was educational and fascinating, it did little to curb...
DESIGN
Bureau of Trade
It all started with a search for a pair of whalebones—two of them, between five and seven feet in length—to be mounted on a wall. Michael Moskowitz wanted to display the rare pieces to spark discussion of conservationist efforts, but...
STYLE
Yaeca Ergonomic Jacket
Founded in 2002 with a focus on the symbiotic relationship between our environment and style, Japan's Yaeca makes supremely simple and highly functional garments accented by cleverly subtle details. We recently came across one of the latest urban...
FOOD-DRINK
Malie Kai Chocolates
As the only U.S. state with the tropical conditions to cultivate cacao, Hawaii has been producing the sweet-yielding bean since the 1850s. In recent years the demand has raised chocolate production in the 50th State, bringing with it a new breed...
CULTURE
Andy Warhol Photobooth Pictures
When Harper's Bazaar commissioned Andy Warhol to do a layout for a feature on the arts in 1963, the artist turned to photobooths. The project launched a three-year obsession with the machines, resulting in images of himself, people he knew and famous...