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  • ROK’s manually-powered espresso machine

    ROK’s manually-powered espresso machine

    One of the most frustrating things about ordering a caffeinated beverage is the inability to gauge just how strong your drink will be. These days, options like ROK’s manually-powered espresso machine take the guess work out of brewing the perfect cup at home. Designed and engineered in London, this sleek piece of kitchen gadgetry has two handy levers that allow its user complete control over the brewing pressure, and thereby strength, of their beverage.

    Instead of using the pods and capsules that are so popular today, ROK uses good old-fashioned coffee grounds. You need only to fill the main chamber with boiling water, insert the grounds, and voila, espresso.Each machine features a die-cast aluminum construction and comes complete with a measuring spoon and detachable double-shot spout.

    Purchase yours through TRNK for $199.

    Source: Selectism

  • Crafted Meat

    Crafted Meat

    Food culture has changed greatly over the last 10-15 years, with people moving away from highly-processed, mass-produced meats to responsibly-raised food that's both sustainable and delicious. Crafted Meat: The New Meat Culture: Craft and Recipes takes a look at this phenomenon from all sides, including sections on new developments, how to find the best butcher, and the differences between various cuts of meat, as well as recipes and food pairings. An interesting read for foodies and chefs alike.

    Source: Uncrate

  • Shokan House

    Shokan House

    Set near a reservoir below the summit of a Catskill mountain, the Shokan Househas a glass exterior that acts as a mirror for the landscape. Underneath that shiny veneer is a two-level structure, with a vestibule, bedroom, and garage formed by the concrete foundation, and above, a lengthy, open space with a dining room, kitchen, library, and two bedrooms, all separated by walnut cabinets that match the wood and painted steel furniture. The steel, glass, concrete, ceramic tile, and wood used to build the structure are left exposed, creating a striking contrast with the surrounding natural views.

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  • Rolls-Royce Cocktail Kit

    Rolls-Royce Cocktail Kit

    Where functional luxury meets design and craft. Enter their new Cocktail hamper, an incredible limited edition designed from the ground up to complement both classic and modern cocktails. Limited to fifteen editions, everything you could possibly need for the perfect cocktail waits for you inside the American Walnut and leather-trimmed case. Inside is a variety of items including all the necessary bar tools and glassware with platinum rims.

    Source: Aquiremag

  • Palermo Tripolina Chair

    Palermo Tripolina Chair

    Its design may date back over 150 years, but it's built to last even longer than that. The Palermo Tripolina Chair has a thick vegetable-tanned saddle leather cover, dyed and stitched by hand in a small Buenos Aires workshop. Its robust wooden frame is likewise carved by hand from guindo wood and assembled with iron hardware. And the folding design lets you take its timeless style with you, whether it's to the campground, beach, or just the local park for a lazy afternoon picnic.

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  • Christmas 2015 Gift Guide

    Christmas 2015 Gift Guide

    The beautiful blog Yatzer comes with a very lovely gift guide. From a perfect, eco-friendly doggie travel bag for the furry, four-legged jet-setter in your life, to an incredible more-than-just-a-phone that your favourite travelling techie will find indispensable, the most gorgeous gold earrings for the stylish woman you can’t stop thinking about, or a box of home-grown herbs and goodies for your favourite foodie, they’ve got you covered for them and everyone in between. It even includes our Briefcase Original Canvas!

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  • Manshausen Seacabins

    Manshausen Seacabins

    Located on a 55 acre island in the middle of the Grøtøya strait in Norway, these Manshausen Seacabins provide modern accommodations in a rugged landscape. Each cabin has two separate bedrooms, and come equipped with a single bathroom, shower, and a small kitchen. The property's main house houses an open kitchen and dining area where breakfast is served each day, as well as a library, comfy seating, and Wi-Fi. There's also a saltwater pool formed by a dam, a hot tub, plenty of outdoor activities like kayaking, cycling, and hiking, and should you need anything else, there's a small village less than a half mile away.

    More information here

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  • How to choose a businesscard

    How to choose a businesscard

    After a handshake and salutation, a meeting between businessmen ends with the exchange of cards. It’s a little antiquated; there are many other ways to find someone’s contact information in 2015. Yet, even today, a business card provides something that email, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram cannot: a tangible representation of a person’s business. They are also, as Ted Harrington, President of Terrapin Stationers, points out, an extension of someone’s personal style.

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  • Fanthom's 24 Best Travel Apps of 2015

    Fanthom's 24 Best Travel Apps of 2015

    One of our favourite travelblogs comes with a tech-savvy list. A list of smart travel compagnons that will make your journeys a lot easier. After hours and hours spent researching car-share options, listening to audio tours, and testing multiple flight and hotel deal-finders, they're pleased to present their Fathom's 24 Best Travel Apps of 2015.

  • The Walnut Laptop Stand

    The Walnut Laptop Stand

    Beautifully handmade in The States. Designed to bring clarity and comfort to your workspace, the Walnut Laptop Stand elevates your view as you work, watch, and play. Featuring an angled platform for improved ergonomics, a precision cut stainless steel stop lined with premium vegetable tanned leather for your device to rest in, and room below for stowing your laptop accessories.

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