Smoke: New Firewood Cooking ($) has a Texan chef showing us there is a whole big world of flavor that stretched way beyond the parameters of barbecues. Smoke is the main primer in the most time tested cooking technique of all time, but also one that we have largely lost touch with over time. Tim Byres is the chef who shows how you can imbue not only meat but all different kinds of food with the mouthwatering and irresistible flavor you get from smoke. He provides us with innovative ideas for easy ways in which you can use smoke as one of your everyday arsenal of flavors in the kitchen.
The global phenomenon that is T-Shirt company Threadless.com boasts worldwide sales of billions of tees since is first started up back in 2000. It has pioneered the business model for online selling through it community driven designs. The premise is simple; people submit designs, the 1m+ users to the site vote on them and the most popular are printed and sold. Over the past decade or so Threadless has amassed an enormous archive of very hip, very cool and very often entertaining designs that are unique to their brand. Threadless: Ten Years Of T-Shirts ($17) showcases 400 of the crﾏme de la crﾏme tees that have been created by their community, which acts as a virtual barometer of the evolution of design and art since 2000. A must have.
I can't tell you how many times, my friends and I have ordered pizza and wished we could also get beer or a good whiskey delivered. Well, it looks like someone else was thinking the same thing. The Minibar Alcohol Delivery Service ($TBA) will deliver your favorite wine, spirits, or beer to your door within 30-60 minutes of your order. They've also just launched a subscription service that will repeat the same order once a week, once every two weeks, once every three weeks, or once a month. Because these deliveries deal in alcohol some with an ID is required to receive the order. Right now that just offer this service to eighteen cities, but their list is growing quickly. You can sign-up on their site to be notified when the service comes to your area.
New Balance is taking their classic 1600 and 1500 silhouettes and combining them into something that is absolutely beautiful. The New Balance 1550 Hybrid Sneakers ($TBA) are about to drop and feature a cleaned up toe box, with a modern mesh look. They didn't stop there with the updates. The midsoles are RevLite, which gives the shoe upscale and lightweight cushioning and comfort. Additional features include vegetable leather on the tongue tags, hints of reflective material, and a gum sole, which takes the whole kit to the next level.
Last week we shared with you Fear of God's Season 4 Collection. This week designer Jerry Lorenzo has just dropped some photos of his upcoming Fear Of God Season 4 Footwear Collection ($TBA). Based on the images the shoes take inspiration from military boots. They're made with a beautiful leather upper with a white sole that has a jagged patterned outsole. Stayed tuned for details on the release date for this collection.
Family homes do not have to be monstrous to be beautiful. The Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Balint House ($TBA) is a perfect example of this. Balint uses ellipticals to minimize the impact on the site. The home is located off of beautiful golf course near Valencia and it features a large main living area that includes a kitchen that overlooks a crescent shaped pool. Above that area is a large master bedroom suite with a roof terrace that overlooks the back of the home and two additional bedrooms. The home reminds me a futuristic spacecraft readying to take off at any moment.