Jonathan Miles from Field & Stream magazine brings us from the field to the table with The Wild Chef ($23), a volume of his best techniques, recipes and tools from his massively popular column. There is also new content for game fans and those budding hunter/chefs. Here how you can learn to butcher, braise, forage, flavor and cook some of the tastiest food that will ever come out of your kitchen or campsite. This is the ultimate wild game cookbook for all hunters; be you an aspiring chef or a seasoned hotshot who does his own butchering. Just opening the front cover and reading the list of recipes for every season had our taste buds tingling.
Let us just get to the point. This 3" long tool has everything you need to get the job done. The Fixr Multi-Tool ($23) is made from 422-grade stainless steel coated with black titanium and fits a whopping 20 tools. These include a bottle opener, 2-flat screwdrivers, an eyeglass screwdriver, 2-Philips head screwdrivers, 6mm-14mm wrenches, bike spoke wrench, a cutting blade, and a wire stripper. The Fixr clips on to anything and is always ready for use.
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Huzza is selling a beautifully crafted Damascus Steel Pocket Knife ($500). Damascus steel is created by layering steel which creates a pattern on the blade similar to flowing water. This technique also results in a blade that can be honed to a sharp, resistant edge. This particular knife is made from 120 layers of Swedish rose stainless Damascus steel. The knife is 4 1/8" closed and 6 7/8" when opened.
When your creative flow has become more of an ebb one of the most useful tactics can be to escape and enjoy some creative space. The vision of Olson Kundig Architects, The Brain ($NFS) is 14,000 cubic feet of creative freedom with a concrete construction and two large cinematic windows. Fitted with charming mid-century furnishings The Brain features an open space that can be easily adapted to suit any need, allowing the owner to focus and channel his energy more efficiently. Enjoying the creative freedom he's always wanted.