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Today in Gear: February 27, 2015

A grill that folds into a briefcase, a MoMA-approved waste bin, an office services app and more.

No green thumb required

Houseplants You (Probably) Won't Kill

Why are these the 10 best houseplants? Simple answer: they're beautiful and don't require much TLC.


The Right Tools

Tool kits tailored to the apartment renter, condo dweller, homeowner and professional contractor.


Hate the Crossover? Try a Sport Wagon

Today's sport wagon is a far cry from Mom’s old Buick Roadmaster, and these five have enough stylized attitude to preserve your self-respect.


From Headlines to Headboards

Can Portland's first lifestyle hotel revive the spirit of old media?

On the Docket

Projector or TV

Is it even a contest?

Waterproof Boots for Bad Weather

Keep your dogs safe and warm.

A Visit to Canada Goose

A look at the manufacturing process of the heartiest outerwear on earth.

The Family Sedan Makes Varsity

Comparing the Toyota Camry XSE & Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

Italian Pasta in a Chinese Technique

How a Ed Schoenfeld combines Chinese Paccheri with Italian Sausage.

Calling Out The Contemporary Menu

Keep those food words in check.

Bringing Watchmaking Back to the British Isles

Robert Loomes & Co. makes gorgeous watches in small, limited editions.

Find a Bike Anywhere You Travel

To use a tired metaphor, Spinlister is AirBnb for bikes.

America's Single Malt Revolution

Can we make it as well as the Scots?

Starter Motorcycles

Great rides for a new hobby.

From Corn to the Bottle

How Bourbon is Made


We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone we met to walk us through the bourbon-making process. Here, you'll find all of the steps that go into making America's unique take on whiskey.

Minnesota's Great Polar Explorer

Will Steger Is a Force of Nature


Polar explorer Will Steger knows dark and cold better than anyone. But he wants to show people the light.

Today's Contents

Latest Stories

Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Phone

The Home Screens of GP

Get a quick glimpse behind the curtain with a look at the phone home screens of 15 GP staffers and a little on their favorite apps.

Four Lists You Missed

10 Excellent Commuter Bags
Because your pockets are small.
4 Ski Racks for the Slope-Bound
Because they don't fit in the trunk.
100 Best Books for Men
Because they said it best.
5 Versatile Down Blazers
Because the cold shouldn't kill your style.

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A Study in the Finer Points of Drinking

The Perfect Bar Cart

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Traditional Japan at its Finest

72 Hours in Kyoto

As the former imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is filled with more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and hundreds of Shinto Shrines, and has a restricted skyline dominated by imperial architecture.