If you're looking for something original for your kitchen, then you must consider Chelsea Miller Knives ($200+). These knives aren't just cutlery, they're works of art. Originally from Norther Vermon, Chelsea relocated to Brooklyn where she now practices her craft. Each of her knives is an original, being made from horse shoe rasps and wood from her families farm. With blacksmithing and woodworking skills gained from her father she creates some incredible pieces. On her website you can order anything from cheese knives, to microplanes, and high-end kitchen knives. Take a look, you won't be disappointed.
Family homes do not have to be monstrous to be beautiful. The Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Balint House ($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.
We all want to do something great for the environment and now so does Patagonia. Through their use of undyed cashmere to lessen the impact on the environment, reclaimed cotton and wool to reduce landfill requirements, they've take then next step to responsible manufacturing. Based on these methods their latest Patagonia Men's Reclaimed Wool Jacket ($299) is an item that you'll not only look great wearing, but can take great pride in knowing you're doing your bit to help the environment. The Jacket is made from discarded wool sweaters that were mixed with polyester and nylon. For most mild Winter days this would be a perfect jacket. It features a full front zip, zip pockets, and rib-knit cuffs and hem. Perfect for layering this will be your go to jacket this season.
I few weeks ago I was contacted by Old Spice to give their hair products a shot. Shortly after confirming, I received a gift box with seven of their products. Two 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioners and five hair styling products.Before I get started, I just want to go over my hair type. I have pretty curly hair that gets frizzy without product. I keep my sides shaved and faded with a #1 while the top I keep a little longer at about 6-8mm. A number #2 for you clippers guys. The problem I have with styling my hair, and the reason why I wear baseball caps 90% of the time, is because I just hadn't found a product that does what I want it to do.If I'm going out, and I style my hair, I would normally wash it and put some standard Dep type gel in it. The problem is I get that 80's wet look, and it's made all the more evident that I'm starting thin out on top.So when I use hair care products I need them to meet specific requirements. They must control frizziness. They must hold. After a couple hours, my curls will start fighting any product with lesser hold. And I need a matte look. This is just a personal preference.As far as shampoos and conditioners, I just need them to do their job and clean. Get everything out of my hair that I put in it during the day.So how did Old Spice products do? Pretty good. To find out which product was my runaway favorite, keep reading.
The famous Keurig coffee and tea maker has turned the corner and now they have a version available that makes cold drinks. The Keurig Kold Drinkmaker ($420) allows you to make a variety of drinks including Coke, Sprite, and Dr Pepper. You can also make a bevy of perfectly chilled craft sodas, seltzers, iced teas, sports drinks and more. All at the push of a button. This Keurig would be perfect for the busy family or for folks who don't need an entire case of drinks.
The Maglia Francesco Deer Horn Handle Umbrella ($470) may be the finest umbrella in the world. Maglia Francesco has mastered umbrella making and this umbrella will not only keep the rain off of your head but you'll be able to hand it down generation to generation. Hand made in the Italy, it has a wooden shaft, an antler handle, two press stud strap closures, and a full length sleeve with carry strap.