The Sub and The Torp: Heineken Innovations

An interview with the team behind the at-home draft dispenser that keeps brews colder than a refrigerator can

Always ahead in the differentiation game, beer giant Heineken recently unveiled a new way to attract the ever-growing craft beer connoisseur—a home draft beer machine designed in part by celebrated industrial designer Marc Newson. As home brewing and micro breweries continue to pick up steam across the US and Europe, creating a home draft beer machine seems a clever way to bring the brand from …

Maison & Objet Autumn 2013: Kitchenware

Cleverly designed utensils, serveware and containers that are easier to use and to transport

All kinds of new approaches to cooking and kitchenware were on offer in the renewed COOK+DESIGN exhibit at Maison & Objet in Paris this year, and many of the most eye-catching designs were also often the most functional. An evident theme throughout was “nomadic” kitchenware; utensils, knives, serveware and more that encourage cooks to take their passion on the road—or at the least, make storage …

Six Summer Coolers

Keep beverages frosty during out-of-town and inner-city adventures

Embracing the outdoors in summer heat is always easier with a cold beverage on hand. Keeping those drinks icy, however, can be a bit of a chore. Ditch that clunky old plastic box and check out the new kids on the block. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the woods or an inner-city rooftop, we’ve got a range of cooler options to keep your microbrews …