With My Flavor’s clever skewer method (where the fruits and herbs stay afloat) makes infusing water neater and more effective. Not only to ingredients remain mostly intact and in place, but also the slight piercing from the skewer lets oils and flavors slowly seep out. Plus, when you’re ready to serve, the attachment can be easily removed. Made from borosilicate glass, silicone and stainless steel, all parts are dishwasher safe.
This simple design from Brabantia accommodates countertop waste and compost in a modern and discreet way. Topping out at six liters, the bin can be mixed, matched and combined with others in their line to create an organized system. It can also be wall-mounted or easily carried with its handle.
Designed for soil-free use, this hydroponic smart garden from Plantui can grow up to six plants at a time with autonomy and ease. The 18 lights tucked into the device’s lid fuel the plants’ germination and growth all year. The only work to be done is to add water to the chamber and adjust the lamp’s height as the plants grow. From first breach to full-grown plant, the process takes about six weeks.
Available in three sizes, dubbed Maker (10 oz), Mover (18 oz) and Founder (32 oz), the Purist bottle another well-designed water vessel. But this one features a glass interior that guarantees a clean flavor no matter what’s inside—use it as a growler one night and a water bottle the next morning, with no lingering flavor of beer or kombucha. Plus, the double-wall vacuum insulated interior can also keep liquids cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. Of course, the lid is 100% leakproof.
Featuring photography from William Mullan, “Odd Apples” is a book that indexes the rare, odd and beautiful varieties of apple available today. The book’s cover and page-to-page layout were designed by Andrea A Trabucco-Campos—an associate partner at Pentagram and known for projects like Mastercard’s new logo, Raaka’s packaging and Cynthia Nixon’s campaign logo. “Odd Apples” is limited to 200 printed, hand-numbered editions.
Nothing beats cooking with cast iron. Replacing every piece of cookware in your kitchen with ironware makes for a worthy goal. It’s easy to use, retains (and distributes) heat well and can go from the stovetop to the oven without a pan switch. Plus, you can make pretty much anything in there: cookies, steaks and even bread. This three-piece set from Smithey Ironware—with eight, 10 and 12 diameter skillets—is one of the best out there.
One of the heart notes in Dewars Blended Scotch Whisky, Craigellachie provides that well-known tipple with some Speyside single malt sweetness. On its own, the whisky shines beyond expectation—and its 33-year-old iteration is one that should make collectors swoon. It’s limited to 1,700 bottles around the world though, so very few will get to try this superb spirit with notes of apple, vanilla and nutmeg.
Buying fresh, farm-grown produce is one thing; preparing your bounty with appropriate utensils is another. “The Ring” from Full Circle Home is exactly that: a bamboo ring (with an opening wide enough for two fingers) finished with a row of recycled plant fiber and recycled plastic bristles for cleaning vegetables. Also, the tool is coated with non-toxic materials and the bristles are BPA-free.
For all its meticulous branding and thoughtful development, the greatest strength of Moët Hennessy’s first-ever tequila brand, Volcán De Mi Tierra, happens to be the flavor. Of the two debut products, the Cristalino remains our favorite. It’s an añejo, filtered through charcoal to remove all color, and the luscious vanilla, creamy caramel and toasted agave flavor profile will impress lovers of premium spirits.
For those seeking a well-designed starter set or looking to replace some battered hand-me-downs, Edge of Belgravia’s Precision knife set meets the needs of both. The six-piece knife set includes bread, paring, deba, chef’s, cutting and filleting knives. They’ve all been designed by Christian Bird and produced in the UK. Each blade has been crafted from stainless steel and, as the name implies, these are about precision.
These minimal salt and pepper shakers from Vipp are some of the best minimal accessories for any table or counter. Their audible grinding, an intentional design attribute, is inspired by the sound of a Franz Jäger safe. The ceramic grinder inside is durable, long-lasting and consistent—providing an ideal coarseness time after time. Price is in Danish krone.
Packed inside this “Amish Popcorn Library” are 12 separately packaged varietals of corn grown in Indiana’s Amish country. Each four ounce bag is one serving—enough for a few light snackers or one hungry human. They’re non-GMO, tender and colorful alternatives to the industrialized kernels inside supermarket bags. And, you’re purchasing directly from a family farm when you buy a box—Brian Lehman’s to be exact.
The brains behind Melbourne’s Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli, Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse have put out a second cookbook. Smith & Deli-cious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) is an aptly named guide to all kinds of impressive and unexpected plant-based dishes. From shepherd’s pie to plakopsy, larb, brownies and more, the recipes evoke the warmth and comfort of home, but are concurrently super-inventive. With helpful guides to basics (like stock and sauces) and the Smith & Deli story (about a Fitzroy favorite with queues streaming out the door), it’s a comprehensive book that spans cuisines, cultures and flavors—and might even satisfy avid non-vegans.
The Dalmore’s Port Wood Reserve, first finished in white American oak barrels and then doubly finished in Graham’s Port pipes, boasts an incredible richness with notes of dark purple fruit and roasted nuts. The port pipes lend a unique profile to the single malt scotch and make this one of the most palatable, and complex, alternative-finished spirits on the market; and, it’s one of the most beautiful in low light—the melded silver logo glistens with the amber hue as its backdrop.
Forged from heavyweight steel and wound tightly by glistening copper wire, this bottle opener from Hop Culture doesn’t look like your typical drinking tool. It’s simple, handmade, and far off from the garish ones people usually acquire. Further, the quality materials will age elegantly over time.
Serve breakfast on breakfast with this Martin Parr tray. The beloved photographer’s blend of dry humor and anthropology is apparent here—and while the Melamine piece is entirely functional, it’s a shame to cover up the 1995 photo. The image was included in Parr’s book British Food, and is just one of the many culinary-focused pictures in the brilliant photographer’s vast body of work.