Pinhole’s Custom Coffee Goods

Toronto's Monarch Methods outfits the new San Francisco coffee shop with handsome copper brewing equipment

by Chérmelle Edwards For her new independently owned San Francisco outpost Pinhole Coffee, former Blue Bottle barista JoEllen Depakakibo tapped Toronto-based Monarch Methods to create a custom range of goods. The Bernal Heights shop will feature a specially handmade kettle and drip bar inspired by Depakakibo’s passion, experience and expertise. Monarch Methods founder Chris Chekan tell CH, “It inspired me to create a piece that …

Share Outdoor Equipment with GearCommons

Adventure enthusiasts can now exchange gear through this peer-to-peer network

GearCommons is a simple—nonetheless long-overdue—concept for outdoor enthusiasts: a peer-to-peer network in which people who own gear can connect with people who need it, and can circulate their specialized and oftentimes expensive equipment for a price. The simple, but clever idea came to college friends James Rogers and Mike Brown in the middle of a snowshoe marathon in Vermont. Friends wanted to participate, but didn’t …