Sông Cái’s Lush Gins Embody Vietnam’s Diverse Terroir

The first-ever gin from Vietnam celebrates the overlooked and authentic spirit of the country

Founded by Daniel Nguyen, Sông Cái is the first gin to be made in Vietnam—an accomplishment that seems surprising given that the country’s rich forests that abound with flavorful botanicals ripe for spirit-making. Nevertheless, much of Vietnam’s mountainous landscape is mistakenly associated with rice paddies and deltas rather than vast habitats. To showcase the country’s diverse terroir, Nguyen cultivates Vietnam’s rare heirloom flowers and fruits …

Coaster Set in Brown

The brown, cream and caramel swirls of this set of four round coasters add a little dazzle to any table setting. Made from hand-poured acrylic resin, the coasters (which measure 9.8cm in diameter) come with a Deco-inspired holder to elegantly store each intricately patterned piece. Price is in AUD.

Meal-Delivery Platform Shef Empowers Immigrants and Refugees

Providing cooking opportunities, as well as programs for refugees, this for-profit platform breaks barriers to food entrepreneurship

When Alvin Salehi worked as a senior technology advisor under President Obama, he visited the Syrian border to learn more about the refugee crisis and, in doing so, found himself looking into something of a mirror. As a child of Iranian immigrants who came to the US in the 1970s, Salehi knew firsthand that whether one has the privilege of a safe and stable life …