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Vietnamese Egg Coffee Is the Best Thing You'll Try All Year

You might think that a macchiato made with turmeric is a wacky by-product of our Instagram-obsessed U.S. food culture, but over in Hanoi, the capital …

The Newton Espresso Press Is the Most Minimalist Coffee Machine Yet

As simple as possible.<p>Like the espresso shots it produces, the Newton Espresso press strips the act of making coffee down to its bare bones. The machine is essentially a simple, hand-operated lever that utilizes high-quality seals and a piston design to create water pressure. Users can customize …

Coffee

Blade City, USA: Meet the Insanely Talented Knife Makers of Portland

In the People’s Republic of Portland, every other block features an artisanal something—furniture, beer, food, soap…you name it. Strip away the …

Oregon

A German Watch Brand Releases an Affordable, Super-Slim Mechanical Watch

Defakto, a German-based micro brand that specializes in minimal Bauhaus watches, has just released its latest timepiece, and it might just be its …

From Surfing to Fishing to Beekeeping, Kameron Brown Has Found His Happy Place

<b>“Do you fish at all?”</b> Kam was paddling back toward me at the top of the point on his knees. He’d just gotten a sick wave and was making small …

Elektra Micro Casa Leva S1 Espresso Machine

Newer isn't always better. The Elektra Micro Casa Leva S1 Espresso Machine has been on the market for decades, yet remains desirable thanks to its …

Mühle Hexagon Shaving Collection

Nothing adds to your bathroom style like shaving accessory from Germany based Mühle. Known for crafting precision implements with a focus on design, …

Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Episode Two: Frank Shattuck

Anthony Bourdain

Introducing HandgroundPrecision Coffee Grinder

As I mentioned last week in what I hope will be the final <i>“re-launch”</i> of this blog, one of the cool coffee things to happen during my absence was the …

How to Make Great Coffee | The Art of Manliness

Few rituals in my life are as consistent or as enjoyable as slowly and meticulously brewing my wife and I fresh coffee every morning. While most …

Coffee

Five Tips for Better Shoe Polishing

I spent a little bit of time this weekend polishing an old pair of chukkas of mine. Though their pebble grain texture makes them feel more like fall/ …

Shoes

Pressed is best: Handcraft the perfect cup of joe with the Flair Espresso Maker

Over the past several years, the coffee industry has seen a massive influx in on-demand espresso machines geared toward making the coffee brewing …

The 15 Best Everyday Carry Pocket Knives Over $100

Böker Plus Kwaiken<p>Based upon old Japanese style blades, the Lucas Burnley-designed Kwaiken from Böker Plus is a beautiful folding knife that fuses …

A Man's Guide to Wristwatches: Their History and Why to Wear One | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: Read Part II when you’re done, How to Choose a Watch.</i><p>No element of men’s style combines fashion and function quite like the …

Firmitas, Utilitas, Venustas: Carhartt WIP x Pelago

Our Finnish friends, Pelago Bicycles, have just released a good-looking collaboration with US workwear label Carhartt that also includes a bespoke bag by Mission Workshop — a smart commuter bike is the centrepiece of the collection.<p>The collection features the bike, bag and matching workwear. Pelago …

Audiophile Turntable BT-500 [Akai, Walnut]

Catch the dance fever!<p>Akai Professional BT-500 Turntable<p>Plays all of your old and new 33 1/3 RPM and 45 RPM albums<p>(Yes, even those you don't admit to …

Are You an Analog or Digital Man?

As society careens exponentially into the future, our world becomes more and more digitized. LTE this and 4K that, batteries that move cars and …

5 Things You Need to Know About Ceramic Knives

If you're thinking about buying a new knife, you may have considered a ceramic knife. They're the popular knife on (or rather <i>in</i>) the block — and with …

Omega’s Globemaster Takes the Chronometer to New Heights of Precision

My 1964 reference ST 168.004 Constellation wasn’t exactly minty fresh. The DeLuxe dial had been refinished and the original hesalite crystal …

The Everyday Carry of an Architect: Kent Chiang of Aidlin Darling Design - Dwell

The Tools of the Trade<p><b>For hand drawing</b><p><i>I use a wide range of tools—each type has a specific purpose. Thinner pencils lead to more precise drawings while softer, wider tips are better for loose sketches. When using pens and pencils feels too restrictive, I pull out my trusty watercolor set. There’s a</i> …

UX Design

Summer In Slovakia: Arko Bici 650B Signature Randonneur

Slovakia looks like a nice country to ride around in. Arko Bici is the workshop of Marek Parajka, situated at the base of the Little Carpathian mountains. It’s far removed from the Terminator world of Peter Sagan, but I’d prefer to explore it on Marek’s Randonneur.<p>Marek Parajka grew up in a …

Peter Sagan

Upgrade Your EDC With a Better Folding Knife

A good folding knife, first and foremost, needs to be functional. It needs to handle what you throw at it, day in and day out, unscathed. But beyond …

The Hone Type 15a Is A Gorgeous Safety Razor Built For A Lifetime

There has always been a cheap quality to the plastic cartridges and blade handles you can get in the supermarket isle. Whether it’s the choice of …

Watch How a Stunning Fishing Rod Is Made

Nick Taransky is a craftsman based in Australia who handcrafts some of the finest fishing rods in the world. He refines raw bamboo, step by step, …

Zero Minimal Fountain Pen

Old school style, minimized, meet the magnificent Zero Minimal Fountain Pen. A piece of functional art, which can, it turn be used to create art. The …

Fountain Pens

Terry Riley's Music at its Most Sensational

It is more than fair to say that <i>In C</i> (1964), a repetitive composition of unpredictable length by California native Terry Riley (b. 1935), forever …

The Collector’s View: Tattooist Mo Coppoletta On Watches (Archive) | Quill & Pad

by Ian Skellern<p>Obsession.<p>Obsession is a trait common to many successful people and it often manifests itself as a near-pathological desire − at least …

Kosciuszko Dreaming: Hunt Bikes 29er Bikepacker

The landscape of Australia is at the same time both harsh and lush and invites exploration. It’s a fact that’s not lost on Canberra’s Daniel Hunt, who founded Hunt Bikes with the express aim of encouraging bikepacking through this awe-inspiring country.<p>Daniel has a background in Mechanical …

Bikepacking

Grand Seiko - Fine watchmaking from the land of the rising sun - Trends and style

Contrary to what its name might suggest, Grand Seiko isn’t just a bigger or better version of Seiko. Even though the name Grand Seiko appears …

Hands-On: The Tiffany East West Automatic

For mechanical watch enthusiasts, the biggest recent news from Tiffany & Co. was the launch of the CT60 collection. Overshadowed somewhat was the …