Bourbon Barrel Foods

Repurposed casks add distinctive notes to small-batch sauces and spices

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, the city known as the gateway to bourbon country, Matt Jamie has found a new way to repurpose barrels that have been used to age the region’s signature spirit. Bourbon Barrel Foods makes micro-brewed and barrel-aged soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, marinades and sorghum salad dressing, as well as barrel-smoked salt, sugar pepper and paprika once the whiskey has been drained. The …

Art + Design in Miami: The Art of Craft

Knitting, knotting, weaving and other handywork from the art and design fairs in Miami

In our second look at the common threads running through Art Basel and its satellite fairs, we shed light on the knitted, knotted, woven and other handywork that elevated traditional craft techniques to an artistic level. While we all were taken by Ambach & Rice Gallery‘s presentation of Ellen Lesperance‘s flattened-out sweater diagrams (covered on Cool Hunting last April), below are ten works new to …

Maison & Objet Fall 2011, Part Three

Six artisans showing the creative side of elegant craftsmanship

Parts one and two of our Maison & Objet coverage looked to the fully materialized innovations in furniture and sustainable design, but one of most inspiring sections of the expo is the area dedicated to arts and craft. In this sector creativity reigns, and each artist’s distinct know-how turns raw materials into unique collectibles, sophisticated jewelry, intriguing lamps and more. Each object tells a story, …