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Air Mail Shoulder Sling Satchel: Correspondence by Tim Holtz for Coats

These days, we rather disparagingly call it “snail mail.” And yet, I certainly perk up when I spy a handwritten envelope amongst the pile of bills …

Sewing

The Chemistry and Physics Behind the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, …

Most Expensive Sushi in the US (That's Actually Worth It)

For those looking to drop a dramatic amount of money on dinner—whether for a showy business meeting, or an anniversary, or a rare, calculated …

Japan

Califia Barista Blend Is the Best, Creamiest Almond Milk

You can steam, mix, and straight-up chug (maybe) the best almond milk around.<p>The search for the best almond milk was a challenge. I hate what almond milk does to espresso. That watery, chalky nut milk never fully mixes with the luxurious, roast-y medicine I pull through the Marzocco in the BA Test …

Almond Milk

Flea to France: shopping at Europe’s largest vintage market

The Provençal village of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has the largest concentration of vintage stores outside Paris and also hosts a giant open-air flea market. The next is in August – so get ready for a bric-a-brac bargain<p>For a small place, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue isn’t short of antiques shops. Filled with …

France

Acting Squirrelly

An eccentric mutt finds her true calling<p>We’re down to three and one-eighths dogs, plus the tailless cat. So that’s three and one-eighths dogs, and seven-eighths of a cat. The one-eighth dog, Max, is a Chihuahua that I inherited. He’s fifteen years old, and will live to be about forty-nine, I’m …

Pets

Download 200+ Belle Époque Art Posters: An Archive of Masterpieces from the “Golden Age of the Poster” (1880-1918)

Europe at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth: what a time and place to be alive. Or rather, what a time and place to be …

Art

Could This Cold Brew Really Be Magical?

When we talk about new and better ways to brew coffee, we usually talk about new methods (like cold-brewing, or new machinery)—but today I need to talk about a coffee that’s all about the ingredients.<p>It’s called <b>magical coffee</b>, and it’s going to change the way you think about iced coffee.<p>What makes …

The Paper Saver is the most eco-friendly notebook ever

T<b>he Paper Saver comes without paper inside, because it's meant to be stuffed with old, discarded printouts from your home office.</b><p>The eco-friendly …

Sustainability

An Education in Lace Grafting: Lace Pattern 4

Ready for Pattern #4 in our series on grafting two-sided lace? Joni is ready to take you to the next step! Mastering the lace grafting techniques she …

Yarn

Soft & Stuffable Fabric Shopping Bags: Shop Pretty

As more and more stores up their recycling commitment (some <i>entire cities</i> have banned plastic bags), it's becoming pretty common to have to bring your …

Sewing

Affogato Recipes, Because Espresso Should Come With Ice Cream

Italy has a great many culinary achievements to be proud of ― the wine, the cheese, the pasta ― but we think Italians' real genius in the kitchen is …

Ice Cream

13 ways to escape the heat in Paris

The sun is out and world shines with it. But in this rising heat, things have been getting a little uncomfortable (not that we're ones to …

Products Archive — Respoke

The Ultimate French Girl Detox Program Kicks Off at the Ritz Paris

While Paris is the destination for many a splendor—long afternoons spent idling in cafés, rich art collections that rival none, <i>un pain au chocolat</i> (or two)—detoxing is not usually one of them. That is, until now. Enter the Ritz Paris’s 30-day health-centered program, Un Mois Rien Que Pour Moi (A …

Paris Flea Markets Hints Tips

The history of the flea market dates back over two centuries, when rag and bone men scoured through the garbage of Paris at night to find valuable …

France

Akerworks Swatch Gauge – Knitter's Review

Swatching and gauge are the two least-sexy topics in knitting—and yet they are also the most vital. We swatch to know how many stitches our hands …

25 fast-paced thrillers you’ll want to bring to the beach this summer

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>One of the best outdoor activities for versatility, affordability, and a great use of your attention span is diving into a really good book. …

Books

Dressing Like A Parisian | Le Bon Marche Opens Online Store

Iconic Paris department store Le Bon Marche has just launched a game-changing new e-commerce site<p>Stop la presse! It’s a very good day for designer …

France

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

Apps

Use these 9 Netflix hacks when you can't decide what to watch

We’ve all be there before. You’re searching Netflix for something new (or old!) to watch and you become totally incapacitated by indecision and the …

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How to Sew a Fitted Sheet out of a Flat Sheet

I don’t know about the rest of the households across the world, but we seem to have acquired an abundance of flat sheets but are usually hunting for …

The best recent thrillers – review roundup

The Thirst by Jo Nesbø; Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton; A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride; Don’t Let Go by Michel Bussi; The Special Girls by Isabelle Grey; Heretics by Leonardo Padura; Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane<p>Very few writers in the thriller genre achieve superstar status; the …

Books

20 DIY Paper Flowers To Craft This Weekend

There are endless possibilities when it comes to paper crafts. From scrapbooking to oodles and oodles of kid-friendly projects, it’s an easy medium …

Chemicals

Going Out? Try These Four Creative Ways To Tie A Tie

Dress up for that next night out.<p>Tie<p><b>Windsor Knot</b><p># Place tie around neck with the wide end on your right. The wide end will be the active end moving.<p># Cross the two ends with the wide end on top.<p># Loop the wide end underneath the neck hole and pull through forward and down to the left.<p># Go behind …

Assembling a Quilt

Inuit Style Mittens<p>Lovely Leaf-Printed Art Quilt<p>Embroidery Class<p>This is my first full quilt. Like someone else, i have been putting off finishing the …

Quilting