Jacobsen Salt Co. Licorice

A new take on the European classic features salt harvested from the Oregon coast and natural ingredients

To call salty licorice an acquired taste is an understatement. Even in Northern Europe, where salty licorice reigns supreme over the red Twizzlers variety, it’s still a polarizing treat. Upon returning from Scandinavia (and developing a taste for the salty delicacy), the crew at Tillamook, Oregon’s Jacobsen Salt Co. set out to create an American take on salty licorice in partnership with Portland candy-maker QUIN. …

Saltscapes

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Inspired by the death of his sister, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto uses sea salt to construct large-scale landscapes reminiscent of Tibetan sand mandalas. In a video interview with The Avant/Garde Diaries, Yamamoto talks about his unique process and what drew him to salt.

Spraytect Pepper Spray Phone Case

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Spraytect puts personal safety at the forefront of their production with the release of the Spraytect Pepper Spray Phone Case. A two-in-one device, the iPhone carrier can fire mace at an attacker and then call 911 for help. The Spraytect Pepper Spray Phone Case is available online for $40.