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Affordable Natural Wines for Summer
Navigating the world of natural wine can be intimidating—it's a loose term but encompasses a lot. When discussing the differences between organic, biodynamic, sulphate-free wines, and the differences between process and philosophy, Momofuku's Richard...
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Six Expectation-Defying Summer Cocktails
Cocktails, much like characters, extend from archetypes. It's variations on the tried and true (and familiar) that primarily populate even the most innovative mixed drinks menus. Only once in a blue moon does a cocktail defy this logic and extend from...
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Blue Bottle, Bushwick
With 35 locations across California, New York and Tokyo, and with nine more hitting the East Coast this year, some coffee fanatics might wonder if Oakland, CA-based Blue Bottle isn't becoming Starbucks for the hipster generation. As we learned on a...
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Five Cocktails From The Creative Time Spring Gala 2017
New York City public art non-profit Creative Time convened this week for their annual spring gala. The organization, forever growing in acclaim for their ambitious large-scale commissions, honored the work of Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon...
DESIGN
Bec Brittain Studios' Aries Collection
With her acclaimed SHY Light, designer Bec Brittain proposed a modular system that could be arranged to accommodate a room's needs. With SHY, thin LED tubes cast light outward in connected stretches. The result was a fixture that could illuminate...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Self Love Necklace
Half the reason to buy this "Self Love" choker by Prrrl is because they are donating all 100% of proceeds to Brooklyn's HEAT Program (Health and Education Alternatives for Teens) for the month of March. The service offers developmentally and culturally...
CULTURE
Wall: River Mansion
From the now dismantled Brooklyn rock group WALL comes another taste of their forthcoming LP release, the (first and) only full-length album they recorded. "River Mansion" is a mesmerizing six-and-a-half minute-long post-punk exploration. There's rock...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Embroidered Denim Jacket
Not your average embroiders, Brooklyn's Raging Bush aims to apply their skills to messages of empowerment. Their range of "Feminist" denim jackets proclaim a wearer's respect for women and the feminist movement. It's a powerful word that needs reinforcement...
DESIGN
Architect and Designer Jeffrey Beers Discusses Gotham Market
Beneath The Ashland residences in Fort Greene, Brooklyn a new eight restaurant center—Gotham Market—has just opened its doors. Within, one finds floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick, reclaimed wood and, of course, numerous food and drink options...
TRAVEL
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
Most of the greatest Manhattan skyline vantage points are outside of the island. For a long while now, anyone hoping for a hotel room with a view selected midtown skyscrapers or committed to upper floors in downtown establishments. In the past few...
CULTURE
A/D/O Design Academy's "Utopia vs Dystopia"
We were quick to visit A/D/O's recently renovated Greenpoint space when it was unveiled, but our return this past weekend offered an opportunity to see it in action as the design community center it was always imagined to be. Attendees were eager...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Tricks To Help You Keep Your Resolutions According to Statistic Brain, just eight percent of Americans will succeed in keeping their New Year's resolutions. Considering most of them focus on self-improvement, many are worthwhile attempts at...
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Anya's Real Fruit Licorice
On one of our last excursions of 2016 to Brooklyn's food market Smorgasburg we fell in love with a classic candy reimagined. Anya's Licorice embodies many of the attributes we've all come to seek in foods: all-natural and made by hand in small...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Cool Bananas Pillow Cover
Working with artisans, Brooklyn-based Aelfie Oudghiri produces bright, bold and very playful pillows and rugs. Each pillow is hand-embroidered in Rajasthan from 100% cotton, and our pick is the "Cool Bananas" version, with three fruity friends wearing...
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NYC's Best Holiday Cocktails Illustrated
The holidays provide ample inspiration for those in all fields to test their craft—bartenders included. This season, dozens of our favorite NYC bars and restaurants adorned their cocktail menus with the unexpected. This extends beyond a dash of maple...
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Polka Dot Naval Knife
Truly masterful with a bit of steel, Thomas Callahan's skills and areas of interest often extend beyond the realm of building custom bicycles. Such is the case with this gorgeous polka dot naval knife, designed with a seafarer in mind (or perhaps Yayoi...
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WEDDINGS
Origami Teapot
Inspired by the shape of diamond facets, Bre & Co's porcelain Origami Teapot boasts bold lines and a strong design that holds four cups of tea. The pot is slip-cast using a traditional method, then hand-finished with a raw black glaze by Brooklyn ceramic...
GAMES_TOYS
3D Bear
At 11 inches tall, Locknester's 3D-printed, three dimensional bear puzzle doubles as an assembly game and design object. Each piece has been sanded, barrel tumbled, and top-coated yielding a smooth, shiny finish. It's an intuitive process to assemble...
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Classic T-Shirt
Founded by Belgian photographer-turned-DJ Francois Vaxelaire, The Lot Radio is Brooklyn's internet radio station housed in a shipping container complete with a coffee kiosk. More than just a place for discovering music, The Lot serves as a community...
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Zen and Pepper
Calling to mind the yin and yang symbol, as well as a stacked pebble meditation marker, Scott Henderson's porcelain Zen + Pepper set brings a bit of serenity into the kitchen. Channeling soft river stone shapes and employing a functional, nestled design...
CULTURE
The Landing: Stars in Motion
Brooklyn-based The Landing says he makes space-pop and considering the track "Stars in Motion"—with its glittery synths and vocals including "I want to believe"—the genre's name is pretty accurate. The tune (which just got a music video to accompany...
STYLE
Soxfords' Cheeky New Tie Collection
In the limited world of men's accessories, ties (and bowties) are often given the mighty task of making a statement. Size, color options, material and patterning all allow for a bit more expression, but there's a slim space between dull and too...
CULTURE
Adam J Kurtz's "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later"
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz is launching his second book, "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later" (the follow-up to "1 Page at a Time"), and it's very much an activity guide for grown-ups. Not only are there spaces for drawing...
DESIGN
Personal Body Unit Index Poster
Whether you're a professional designer or one of the many of us who attempts to measure things with your hands, the new Personal Body Unit Index poster from Brooklyn-based design studio CW&T will prove to be a very useful tool. The poster has been...
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