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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. 

Drink Your Way Through Beer History At This Swedish Alcohol Museum

New brewing exhibit hits Stockholm’s Spritmuseum
Feb 18, 2015 12:00 pm

Forget the fine-art pamphlets. For a trip to Spritmuseum, you’ll need to prep your liver. Located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden, this magical place lets visitors look at Swedish history and culture through the engaging lens of alcohol, complete with a new exhibit on craft beer that debuted during Stockholm Design Week earlier this month.

Around The World In 12 Coffee Cups

Unique to-go vessels from around the world
Feb 10, 2015 12:00 pm

"The cup is to coffee like the cover is to a book — it's part of the experience," says Henry Hargreaves, a Brooklyn-based photographer and the founder of Coffee Cups of The World. Check out his spectacular visual collection of to-go cups from around the globe. 

Destination Taprooms: 5 Breweries Around America Upping Their Design Game

Creative, comfortable spaces to enjoy great brews
Jan 29, 2015 11:00 am

As the craft-beer industry continues to explode, brewers are realizing the benefits of stepping up their design game to attract new crowds of “beer tourists” to their shiny facilities. Here are five locations around the country worth checking out. 

For A Stiffer Cocktail in Shanghai, Just Hit This Sandwich Shop's Coke Machine

A speakeasy hidden behind a friendly red door
Jan 20, 2015 2:00 pm

We've seen various iterations of the old-timey speakeasy with a wink-wink secret entrance, yet there's something enduringly fun  that keeps these enterprises packed with patrons. And while it's true that Shanghai's latest version, Flask, probably is no more a secret address than the White House, the execution definitely praise for maintaining that clandestine feeling.

Art

Nike Oranges And Apple iMilk? Designer Imagines These Items In The Grocery Aisle.

Rethinking grocery store packaging
Jan 9, 2015 12:00 pm

Sure, Apple has got the whole electronics thing down. And Nike has dominated the sportswear market for years. But how would these two fashionable brands fare in the world of selling, say, apples and oranges? You might be surprised just how enticing these items can look when imagined through the eyes of companies like Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

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