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The Hot Toddy

Before central heating and electricity, heating a cup of spirit with a hot poker ...

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Cocktail Bitters

Now that cocktails have made their way back into the current drinking repertoire ...

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Harris Tweed, Part II

Harris Tweed enjoys Protected Geographical Status (similar to “Champagne”) ...

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Shoe Shine

We interviewed three experts about why you should polish your shoes ...

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Pocket Knife Fun

Carry it around every day. People invested in what little pocket space ...

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For a single ingredient, wheat flour has an amazing number of iterations ...

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Conceived beneath the skies of the ancient world, the Titans ...

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Felt is said to be the oldest man-made material: its story goes back 8,000 years ...

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Last fall I did something every gardener should try: grow garlic. It’s not that hard ...

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Punches are originally from India (panch in Hindi), and were taken around the world ...

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Harris Tweed, Part I

From its origins as a poor man’s cloth, to its adoption by Vivienne Westwood ...

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Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray designed E.1027 for herself and her then lover, art critic Jean Badovici ...

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Seed Saving

By the time herbs and plants start developing seeds and flowers, they’ve slowed down ...

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Dieter Rams

Industrial designer Dieter Rams, born in Germany in 1932 (and still alive) ...

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Animals and plants build structures of incredible complexity ...

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Show Card Writing

Those ephemeral show cards that you might find in the window of ...

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The Cocktail Sour

Sours are the taste of languid summer days: margaritas, daiquiris and ...

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Aluminum Canoes

An inexpensive alternative to hand-carved wooden canoes was inevitable ...

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