11 Sep
The perfect book collection for the DIY brew lover

Artisan crafting and do-it-yourself-ing have been trending about the globe in general, but where the interest has perhaps blossomed most is in the art of making and knowing a good craft beer. With Barley and Hops: The Craft Beer Book, Gestalten has compiled the perfect book collection for the DIY brew lover. Whether one is entertaining […]


23 Dec
Celebrating 50 years of Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm

We met Heiko while visiting the five-star Hotel A-Rosa on the island of Sylt in the North Sea. Dubbed the “Hamptons of Germany”, Sylt is populated with the type of old European money that makes the New York seacoast look downright nouveau riche. We learned he was not only an excellent mixologist, but also a classically trained spiritist with […]


19 Dec
Made in Japan of wool, leather & durable Cordura nylon

We take back everything we said about only school kids needing backpacks. This gem is certainly one for the men. Master-Piece and Harris Tweed team up again this year to create more magic with their Slash Backpack. The pack is stitched in Japan of Harris Tweed wool and durable Cordura nylon, and is perfect for […]


12 Sep
The unquestionable King of Dub returns in a trance

I’m sitting here in a fog of pain killers and medical marijuana listening to Master Piece, renowned dub-reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry’s latest offering of lounge-dub and deep trance. I got the vinyl — it’s crisp and warm at the same time like sitting by a fire in a field of snow. It’s September 11, 2012, […]


11 Sep
Only 88 bottles of the fine $32,000 single malt to be available

One of our favorite large scotch distilleries, The Balvenie, is celebrating the dedication of half a century of work of David Stewart, now the longest tenured malt master in Scotland, with an expression aptly titled The Balvenie Fifty. Known farflung as the ‘Modest Man of Whisky’, Stewart first began interning at the Speyside distillery back […]


4 Sep
The nerdy Brits get remixed by the space disco master

The nerdy Brits over at Hot Chip have been getting loads of remix love from fellow producers for their latest album In Our Heads. You may recall the trap makeover Major Lazer gave their track “Look at Where We Are”? Switching genres, Scandinavian space-disco master Todd Terje (Terje Olsen) has remixed the endearing track “How […]


29 Aug
Hudson Mohawke & Lunice's unedited BBC mix in its entirety

Remember the bass filled, heavily screwed head-thumping EP we previewed of TNGHT just a few weeks back? A week before the self-titled release, duo Hudson Mohawke and Lunice put together their Mission Statement Mix which aired on BBC, but now you can listen to it in its entirety, uncensored by the British man. “This mix […]


Today is a good day for film nerds of all colors and stripes, as a handful of film teasers have come out in the last 24 hours that shed a tiny beam of light on 3 of the most anticipated films of the upcoming year. They’re not trailers, really, more of a sideward glance at […]