An Extra Virgin Taste Of Italia

For the longest time I eschewed Italian food because my image of it was not of true Italian but of its American, fast-food and chain-restaurant equivalents – noodles, red sauce and occasionally a watery Alfredo. Then I went to Italy…

Love this infographic from RedEnvelope – super useful if you’re not sure what mixers, barware, garnishes and glasses are necessary to round out our selection of spirits.

West Elm Lloyd Desk. Whoa.

My coal-black heart often struggles with not being judgmental of mass-market furniture, but every now and then I see a piece that is so well-done I can’t muster a darn bit of snobbery. That was my reaction to the West…

Nike x Eames Shoe Prototype

This little creature is an application of Eames lounge chair design to Nike-emblazoned Gore-tex and wood footwear. It was designed by French designer Ora-Ïto, but has no existing plans for production. The sleek shape actually reminds me of some of…

Banh Mi Amigos

Latest read in the Civilizr kitchen is The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches. They had me at crazy, but delicious is always a good thing too. Our neighborhood is full of good banh mi joints, so we…

This new video from One Kings Lane breaks down the furniture whitewashing process into easy steps that will turn bare wood into bleached, beachy goodness – with a little more texture than if it were buried under layers of chalk….

All the cool kids want to revitalize Detroit right now but it’s worth taking note of this project, which started 28 YEARS AGO. That’s before most of you upstart urban gardenistas were born. Tyree Guyton, an artist, started with one…

Pickle It, Just A Little Bit

We’re obsessed with pickled everything these days so when this copy of Karen Solomon’s Asian Pickles found its way into our office, the timing was perfect for us to delve into its salty-sweet, vinegary goodness. This book is visually engaging…

jimi hendrix cloud hedge afro street art

I love a good cloud hedge. I love a good afro. I love some good street art. Hendrix ain’t bad either. Here we have roughly all of those things: Jimi Hendrix street art with his ‘fro rendered complete via a nicely…

No Logo

Found a cute container with a little too much branding? That’s easy to rectify. This little copper-colored vessel was part of a package sent to my office at Christmas (the cookies were all gone by the time I got to…