Chinatown Soup’s Community-Minded Version of Monopoly

NYC-based art and activism collective Chinatown Soup has developed a “Chinatown Edition” of Monopoly, but their version’s winner doesn’t play to control the city by achieving ownership of all valuable properties. Rather, players aim to create a more utopian neighborhood as the game “prizes the player that purposefully develops an area while keeping its residents in mind.” Highlighting the issues surrounding gentrification, this version of the …

Steven Klein’s The Macallan Masters of Photography Series

An exceptional limited edition peated release, accompanied by the photographer's film, bottle and box

There’s a familiar warmth and comfortable sophistication to The Macallan‘s most popular expressions. From their price to value ratio and consistency to a mastery of wood for those who prefer oak notes over smoke, the 12 Year and 18 Year truly excel. And yet, these core products aren’t enough to satiate a brand that wants to advance the entire Scotch whisky category. Thus, frequent limited …

Robb Vices’ Clase Azul Tequila

A limited edition, collector-worthy reposado, extra-matured in sherry casks

Some days it feels as if we are only at the dawn of tequila’s golden age—from a growing global appreciation to avid collectors and an ever-developing roster of super-premium products unlike any other. A new 20th anniversary Clase Azul tequila joins the ranks of the latter—and it’s only available in one place. Robb Vices, the luxury membership box platform imagined by some of the people …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A long-lost Maurice Sendak book, NASA's plans for power on Mars, Willy Wonka elevators and more in our look around the web

1. An Elevator That Goes Every Which Way ThyssenKrupp’s Multi won’t be your average elevator beholden to a life of ups and downs. To debut soon in a Berlin residential tower, the Multi forgoes cables for strong magnetic levitation (the same technology found in high-speed trains). This means that the elevator cars will float along hoistway guide rails in all directions—even diagonally. They aren’t going …

The Macallan + URWERK Dual Tank Flask

Discommon produces a state-of-the-art titanium accessory designed by the luxury watchmaker for the prestige Scotch

All tenured spirits drinkers will tell of the importance of drinking vessels. While the technically superior The Macallan + URWERK Flask hasn’t been designed to maximize the notes of the Scotch whisky within, it’s by far the most inventive item in this product category. Designed and engineered by innovative Swiss watchmaker URWERK, and produced by Discommon, and all at the behest of CH favorite The …