Scotch

14 Dec 18
Preformed Playground Markings

Hopscotch Thermoplastic Installation in Ashby #Traditional #Hop #Scotch #Inserts #Ashby https://t.co/LAE5UMuYtC Hopscotch Thermoplastic Installation in Ashby #Traditional #Hop #Scotch #Inserts #Ashby https://t.co/LAE5UMuYtC — Playground Markings (@markingsuk) December 14, 2018 From https://preformedplaygroundmarkings.tumblr.com/post/181109432441

14 Dec 18

darkerdeeper

The setting sun – like an ice-cube gently sliding in a glass of scotch.

14 Dec 18
Attila the Bun

Mela Stregata is an Italian expression and translates as Haunted Apple. I think it may originally be a dessert using an apple, but the only version I have ever seen in the UK is a chocolate dipped ice cream ball with a dash of Strega liqueur poured over it! No apple in sight….. getting a […]

14 Dec 18
Vancouver Sun

Chance Hurstfield’s role in Netflix Original’s Ghost Wars series scored him a nomination at the UBCP/ACTRA union’s recent awards event.

14 Dec 18
Maurice's Travel

We had a good sleep the bed only a double could have been bigger, we were tired the previous day was a long one. Started exploring the city around 11:00 it was colder than the day before – 9 C. Thermals are a must and we both have DLX jackets great for this climate. Our […]

14 Dec 18
Hungry Fooderati

Hosting a dessert party during the holidays? After you plan that decadent menu of sugary sweets, fruits and cheeses, take a little time to complement your holiday Viennese table with your favorite liqueurs. Marry the flavors of your lite bites with a little boozy fun and get the party started.   Often served at the end of […]

14 Dec 18
Living Intentionally

FaithWriters Great Multitude Christian Daily Devotional – Accept Jesus as Savior Christmas Gift Wrapping – Pam Ford Davis The wrapping of Christmas presents…  Is it an act of love or a drudgery you dread? I’m terrible at gift wrapping; I didn’t inherit Mom’s flare for detail. Though I do not have her ability; I do cherish memories […]

14 Dec 18
Demons Run Lit

Eat, Drink, and Be Miserable   Author’s Note: For readers of Always Darkest, in case you were wondering why Ben couldn’t spent Christmas Eve with Mal, this ought to clear things up. For those of you new to our universe, this is what happens when Hell throws a holiday office party. “Ben! You made it!” […]

14 Dec 18
Miscellanea

“This is going to be my best winter yet.” Those were the words that left my mouth not too long ago, as I floated in the calming waters of a hot tub surrounded by friends. It’s not a statement you often hear–people anticipating enjoying a season marked by frigid temperatures, dry skin, and soul-crushing darkness. […]

14 Dec 18
Brewer's Blog

    Visiting Vesuvius: guides, local knowledge, sublime tourism and science, 1760-1890.   This paper examines the activities of guides on Vesuvius in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These men (there are no recorded cases of female guides) worked in a double capacity – as aids to savants seeking to unlock the scientific secrets […]

14 Dec 18

Happy Friday Y’all!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and is ready for a relaxing weekend. As I mentioned in my blog post, A Southern Christmas I have discussed my third annual Christmas party. I am extremely excited because I love to entertain and the best thing about throwing parties and having get togethers are […]

14 Dec 18
COOL HUNTING
As a staff that spends considerable time immersed in product design and performance, we have the unique position of context across industries. In our research, testing and exploration, we ourselves fall in love with certain items, artists and designers. The following 12 selections land on our wish lists—and we believe the fervor we feel for each and every item below will be understood by others. Not everything is out of reach—though, some of the below represent our utmost desires and the price tag reflects that. There’s apparel and accessories, kitchenware and alcohol, and a handful of the unexpected. If there’s nothing that catches your eye, consider visiting our entire BUY section. Roughout Leather SHA-KA Jacket  Made in Japan from a buttery, premium-quality roughout leather, Kapital’s SHA-KA jacket is a tie-close noragi-style garment with character and durability. The satin interior is adorned with a richly colored indigo tapestry that contrasts the camel-colored leather. Cut in a traditional style, but with inventive twists, this piece is bound to become an heirloom. Black Tea Bowl  Ippodo’s handmade tea bowl, with a delicately shaped serving spout, is the perfect depth for whisking matcha. Crafted from coarse clay, it features an unfinished bottom to prevent slippage and to allow the pourer to get a solid grip. Made in the Mino-yaki style, in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture, there’s no better, or more functional, accessory for making and serving your fresh teas. The Bamford GMT  Masterful watchmakers (and watch-modifiers), Bamford London have just announced their first-ever timepiece to feature a Swiss-made self-winding movement. Beyond housing the Sellita SW330-1 movement, the five-model Bamford GMT collection (one of which is limited edition) features 40mm stainless steel cases and impeccable design. Our personal favorite is the blue and white on a bracelet for its nostalgic heritage nods. Delivery is expected in March 2019. Tanga Briefs  From the Tom of Finland store comes a collaboration between CDLP and Tom of Finland. Made from a super-soft blend of 95% lyocell (eco-friendly wood pulp) and 5% elastane, these briefs are available in four sizes. The blend is proven to be softer than silk and the shape is extra-comfortable for all shapes and sizes. It’s Hard To Believe In Magic When You’re Stuck In Traffic On The 405″ Most of Luke Pelletier‘s pieces from his 2018 show American Fizzle (at LA’s New Image Art) have long sold out, but this treasure remains available for now. “It’s Hard To Believe In Magic When You’re Stuck In Traffic On The 405” includes many of Pelletier’s familiar motifs (from tropical fruits to jungle cats and more) and its busy vignette, full of textures, colors and patterns, is a feast. OY/YO Necklace  Based on the OY/YO series of artworks by celebrated artist Deborah Kass, this 18k-plated necklace is luxurious but playful. Combining riffs on Ed Ruscha’s text-based works, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” pieces, classic nameplate necklaces, and her own identity as a Jewish and a “total, absolute, 100 percent provincial New Yorker,” the piece is a glorious play on language. Reading the Yiddish exclamation “OY” or “YO,” depending on the wearer’s mood. 33-Year-Old Small Batch Single Malt Scotch  One of the heart notes in Dewars Blended Scotch Whisky, Craigellachie provides that well known tipple with some Speyside single malt sweetness. On its own, the whisky shines beyond expectation—and its 33-year-old iteration is one that should make collectors swoon. It’s limited to 1,700 bottles around the world though, so very few will get to try this superb spirit with notes of apples, vanilla and nutmeg. Tank Américaine Watch  An elongated variation on the classic Tank, Cartier’s Tank Américaine automatic watch has a slightly curved case and sits comfortably on the wrist. Its cohesive design—from the silvered dial within the steel case to the navy blue alligator skin strap neatly referencing the blue spinel crown and blued-steel hands—reflects the brands elegance. This geometric timepiece draws from Cartier’s extensive history but emphasizes the brand’s trailblazing into the future of watchmaking. Le Montréal Français Le Montréal Français is inspired by the classic French porteur, but with contemporary features including eight-speed gearing, a Shimano chain and a Brooks leather saddle. Versatile, sturdy and ideal for city commutes, this bike combines function with timeless design. Three-Piece Cast Iron Set Nothing beats cooking with cast iron. Replacing every piece of cookware in your kitchen with the good stuff–a la ironware–should be everyone’s goal. It’s easy to use, retains (and distributes) heat well and can go from the stove to the oven without a pan switch. Plus, you can make pretty much anything in there: cookies, steaks and even bread. This three piece set from Smithey Ironware–with 8, 10 and 12 diameter skillets–is the best out there. Worry Beads  With the look of a ceremonial relic, these worry beads—also known as kombolói—from Fredericks and Mae are a modern take on those of Greek and Cypriot culture. The wooden beads are made to fiddle with as a means of passing time. Available in three sizes and many colorways, when not in use, they also make a great decorative piece thanks to a pleasant horse hair tassel. Eau Triple Kiso Yuzu  Free of alcohol and ethanol (like most perfumes), Buly 1803’s Eau Triple Kiso Yuzu is a delicate water-based fragrance that is lively but not overpowering. With notes of yuzu, lemon, mint and Japanese laurel, it’s a citrusy scent with further layers of complexity. The bottle itself, with an ornate shape and old-world top, is as elegant as the scent it houses. Images courtesy of respective brands