Andrea Nguyen’s latest book is a how-to guide to Vietnamese food for home cooks—utilizing ingredients that are readily available. Nguyen converts intimidating dishes—including pho and rice paper rolls—into foolproof recipes, making them approachable and enticing. But she does so without sacrificing flavor or authenticity. There are even recipes for the perfect rice, dipping sauces, broth and Vietnamese coffee, as well as tips for shopping and equipment.
Speed Read Supercar: The History, Technology and Design Behind the World’s Most Exciting Cars is an in-depth guide to some of the finest impeccably produced, fast and beautiful cars in the world. Logically formatted, each entry includes plenty of specs, historical facts and information about key people in its creation. With retro-influenced images, this book is a mini encyclopedia on all things supercar.
Penned by René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma, and David Zilber, head of the restaurant’s fermentation program, The Noma Guide to Fermentation is a book as beautiful as it is informative. Fermenting is a vital part of the culinary world and continues to grow because of its health benefits and complex flavors. Using more than 500 step-by-step recipes and illustrations, the pair give readers exclusive insight into Noma’s famed kitchen, their fermentation practices and the end products—and, with a bit of practice (plus access to great ingredients), anyone can follow along and ferment, too.
Turn this Meditation Tree stencil into a piece of art with paint-by-numbers guidance. Accompanied by four shades of green paint and a fine-tipped paintbrush, the entire art set will result in a glorious rendition of an indica plant.
With custom monogramming done right outside of NYC, Nice Laundry’s Personal Edition herringbone sock set gets a nuanced, personal touch (with over 2,000 stitches per monogram). Each set includes three pairs of the patterned socks in dressy, distinguished and playful colorways. Nice Laundry also offers three monogram styles: Classic, Diamond and the one-letter Varsity option.
40 years after the release of The Sex Pistols’ 1977 album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, comes a book that documents that wild year. With photographs, gig posters and album art (much of which has never been published before), there are also plenty of stories about secret shows, media events, recording sessions—and, of course, fights.
Made from vacuum-insulated stainless steel, Mizu water bottle is outfitted with a reusable straw and an “adventure purifier.” The latter filters 99.999% of contaminants, making it ideal for any outdoor setting. And, the 22oz capacity is convenient for longer treks and less refills.
Many might not know that Yemen was the first location to cultivate coffee—with the nation’s Udaini varietal the grandfather to 90% of the world’s coffee. Port of Mokha aims to inform, and are doing so with roast to order coffee beans, grown in small quantities at very high elevation. This set of three varietals, in 4 oz boxes, offers the ideal introduction across distinct flavor profiles which have been regarded by connoisseurs as some of the best in the world.
A true upgrade to smart-home assistance, the Amazon Echo Show offers innumerable functionality. With eight microphones, the Echo Show can hear requests through Spotify streams and background noise. Users can play Amazon video content, get visual news updates, weather forecasts and more on the crisp screen. For those who want to reduce their interaction with Alexa, it’s as easy as turning off the mic and camera with one button. As the system gets forever smarter, the Echo Show can do more than book reservations at restaurants and allow you to respond to texts and make calls. The device can be synced to lights and TVs, thermostats and cameras, and more—truly uniting the home.
HEX’s Star Wars collection of phone cases are an elevated, sophisticated take on movie-themed covers. With options including Boba Fett, Darth Vader and more, our pick is the all-white Storm Trooper version. Available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, each design comes as either a snap case or wallet-style.
The benefit of six rotors on a drone happens to be flight stabilization if one of the six fails. It’s a nice touch to the incredibly versatile Typhoon H Hexacopter, which features a CGO3+ 4K camera affixed to a 360-degree gimbal mount. There are a bunch of flight modes here, and a powerful transmitter so that none of the experience is lost during the 25-minute flights.
As just about everyone knows, Apple TV helped reinvent the way people consume serialized content, letting go of traditional TV programming and allowing them to opt in to Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu… and now Amazon Prime. With the Apple TV 4K it can now deliver HD and 4K HDR streaming. It’s also much faster thanks to an A10X Fusion chip. Now is definitely a good time to upgrade, or introduce others to the wonders of an Apple TV.
It’s all about the details in Flint and Tinder’s Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket—and it begins with waxed and weather-resistant Martexin seven-ounce sailcloth from New Jersey. Perhaps unexpectedly, it’s soft and comfy thanks to 100% cotton flannel lining in the sleeves and body. Altogether, it’s cut, sewn and finished in Los Angeles. And with these materials, you can expect this piece to get better with age.
It all comes down to the details with Washington Square Watches’ Greenwich Black, a 38mm square wristwatch in all black stainless steel with a coppery rose gold-like seconds subdial and indices. Still in the minimal design category, this watch distances itself from competitors thanks to various unexpected finishes. Further, there’s a Japanese quartz movement inside and a Made in the USA genuine leather, that’s customizable with a set of initials for free.
With Host’s FREEZE Cooling Pint Glasses, all one needs to do is pop them into the freezer for at least two hours before filling up with beer. This guarantees that the liquid stays at the ideal 43 to 53 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s all thanks to a proprietary cooling gel, but that matters less than the fact it just works. Also, the pint glasses don’t work only on beer—pour in any preferred beverage.
For such a slender organizer, there are compartments aplenty in Grayers and Baxter of California’s collaborative travel kit. First, there’s a pocket big enough for an iPad. Then, there are a series of utility pockets ranging in size. Elastic holders and leather snap-loops lock down headphones and wires. This is a handsome accessory for essentials and more.