Empirical Spirits Enters the US Market

A brand new online store expands access to category-defying releases

Founded in 2017 by noma alumni Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, Copenhagen-based Empirical Spirits is set to fill a particular hole in the US spirit industry by expanding their online store (in partnership with Domestique) to ship to customers stateside. Whereas most American distilleries rely on strict, centuries-old spirit category rules, Empirical relies on flavor and flavor alone. Rather than call their product a gin …

Global Treats at Snuk Foods

The new online bazaar offering 2,000+ high-quality, responsibly sourced treats

Not all of us are fortunate enough to have a Polish or Indian grocery (or even a Whole Foods) within subway or driving distance. Newly launched Snuk Foods is making it easier to order 2,000+ high-quality, responsibly sourced global treats and necessary ingredients. Consider it a version of Eataly or Mouth Foods, but representation goes beyond a single country. Snuk has products from the Mediterranean …

Jamie Leilani Pelayo’s Stories + Objects

A destination for truly unique luxury items and the tales of their artisanal origin

As the worlds of lifestyle editorial and online retail grow closer and closer, consumers have come to expect a good story with their purchase. Marketing speak and focus group-approved narratives are so prevalent that authenticity is frequently buried—or non-existent. Antithetical to this, Jamie Leilani Pelayo understands the value of truth, a compelling story and wanderlust. In living for these components, Pelayo has built Stories + …