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This Useful Scale Was Built With Pour-Over Coffee In Mind

Stylish functionality for coffee enthusiasts
Mar 19, 2015 9:00 am

Whatever level your coffee know-how, this minimalist, six-inch square device makes a very convincing case for dialing up your pour-over game. Acaias Pearl coffee scale, which its makers are touting as the first and only of its kind on the market, was designed specifically to measure the entire pour-over brewing process: the amount of grinds, the time, the pour amount and the infusion rate.

Ora Teapot Keeps Tea Piping Hot, Looks Even Hotter

Form and function collide in this delicate vessel
Mar 18, 2015 11:00 am

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this modern teapot. Beyond its obvious beauty, unique functional aspects make it an excellent match for any tea lover. We like to watch our tea before we drink it. 

Online Shop Vessel Is Where To Buy The Coolest Glassware, Decanters And Teacups

Three dozen artists selling their goods worldwide
Mar 17, 2015 9:00 am

Life’s too short to drink out of boring glassware. Or at least that’s the driving mantra behind Vessel, a stunning shop featuring wine, tea and coffee glassware and accessories made by designers around the globe. From gorgeous decanters to unusual teacups, Vessel has a well-designed glass for every occasion. 

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This Wild Burger Art Is Actually Edible

Paris designers are behind Fat & Furious Burger
Mar 3, 2015 2:00 pm

Bored with your typical lunchtime sandwich routine? Enter: Fat & Furious Burger, a whacked-out, culinary-slash-photo Tumblr devoted to "creazy" (the designers' word) but edible burgers. Despite the over-the-top nature of some of their kooky creations, every single one was cooked up with the intention of being eaten afterward. It is their lunch, after all.  

Design We're Feeling: Hook Cookware

A New Wave pots-and-pans set for Generation Y
Feb 26, 2015 3:00 pm

It takes a lot to get us to put down our tried-and-true pots and pans by cookware giants, but Karim Rashid's line of Hook cookware is more than just bold looks. The award-winning collection features hooked handles and lids to maximize hanging-storage options. And given how striking the black and Day-Glo green nonstick pans are, you'll definitely want to show them off.

Shanghai Hot Dog Shop Channels A Futuristic American West. It's Kinda Weird.

Lone Ranger sells pork and vanilla sausage, too
Feb 23, 2015 3:00 pm

This Chinese corn-dog shop is a far cry from New York's classic hot dog stands, with a fresh, modern design inspired by the American West — with a few unexpected twists. Besides being a hip Chinese corn-dog shop.  

Are Quart-Sized Cans Better For Beer Than Glass Growlers?

Top breweries get on board with big cans
Feb 20, 2015 11:00 am

The emergence of 32-ounce beer cans has given new meaning to the term “tallboy.” With the ability to contain not one, but two proper 16-ounce pints per can, the large-format vessels are a smart alternative to the traditional growler, a large but clunky glass jug used to take beer home from the bar or brewery. Here are a few breweries doing it very, very right. 

This Very Smart Beer Packaging Wards Off Mosquitoes When Burned

It's the most clever form of...malaria prevention
Feb 19, 2015 11:00 am

The SP Lager Mozzie Box is treated with eucalyptus, a natural deterrent that rebuffs insects when it's burned. Now the people of Papua New Guinea can drink their beers in peace, knowing that mosquitoes (and subsequently the threat of malaria) will be held at bay by the fumes. 

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