Tastes Like Chicken

How to Make Stock, a True Kitchen Staple

You can buy stock in boxes or cans, or even those insidious little bouillon cubes. But really, you should make it yourself. Here's how.

Guide to Life
Become a Knockdown Shooter

How to Improve Your Jump Shot

Ask any expert on the subject and they’ll tell you the same thing: the only way to get better is to get on the practice court -- or the backyard net or the school gym -- and start shooting.

Time to Tidy Up

Elements: Organize Your Desk

Desk covered in junk? Give the vital things a place to belong and give the rest a Viking funeral. To that end, here are some of the best desk organizers out there right now.

Crackling Fireplace Not Included

8 Best Reading Chairs for Spending a Night In

A good reading chair is one you can stay in for hours and hours and hours, poring through detective novels, Sunday newspapers or websites like this one.

Patron 2.0

Roca Patron Añejo Tequila

A new line from Patron heightens all of the qualities for which the brand has become known. The result is one of the finest tequilas to hit the States in recent years -- possibly the finest available in the U.S. at the moment.

Sartorial Support

Quixotic Pocket Squares

Quixotic is on a mission to change the way you think about pocket squares by channeling your inner Don Quixote. Perhaps even more valiant of the Dallas-based brand, Quixotic donates 10 percent of each sale to their home city's organizations aimed towards fighting domestic violence and aiding its victims.

50-Years Old and All New

Vitsoe 621 Side Table

The all-new 621 is the culmination of a design process that began half a century ago, with design legend Dieter Rams, now a robust 82 years old, tweaking the side tables just so in order to perfect his vision.

Mid-Century in the 21st

The Fahmida Chair

The Fahmida Chair is a truly handsome new design that pays homage to the ubiquitous Mid-Century Eames style of wood-and-leather chairs.

Electric that acts and looks like gas

Samsung Chef Duo Flex Collection Range

Samsung's new induction range tries to make the space-age cooking technology a little more personal by adding "Virtual Flames" (in the form of LED lights) when the stove is on, visually alluding to gas burners.

Judgment-Free Gifts

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Designer

For aesthetically minded design buffs, here's a list of things that will last for decades -- because, unlike the pile of reindeer socks and plastic tchotchkes littering your closets from holidays past, they're meant to.

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Two Biologists teach Montreal how good craft brews can be

Dieu Du Ciel and the Science of Good Beer

From the Archives: A little over two decades ago, Stephane Ostiguy and Jean-Francois Gravel met while studying science at McGill University. Neither got their degrees -- but they do make some of the best beer in the world at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal's best craft brewery.

Two Biologists teach Montreal how good craft brews can be

Dieu du Ciel and the Science of Good Beer

A little over two decades ago, Stephane Ostiguy and Jean-Francois Gravel met while studying science at McGill University. Neither got their degrees -- but they do make some of the best beer in the world at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal's best craft brewery.

Chef and Co-owner of Joe Beef

30 Minutes With: David McMillan

Montreal has been good to the co-owner and co-chef of Joe Beef. But it’s the country that inspires him -- and in turn, inspires his restaurant, a relatively small place in Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighborhood that has, almost despite itself, become one of the city’s most celebrated dining spots. We recently sat down with McMillan to discuss all things Montreal, the importance of classic intentions, and drinking lots of Burgundy wine.

Q&A
Whatever suits you

From Savile Row to Detroit, Five Custom Suit Makers to Know

Geography plays a huge role in bespoke suiting options -- to get the benefit of custom-made, you need to be there, after all. These five shops from around the globe cover a wide range of custom options, price points and styles.

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Tailored for Drake, the guys from Suits, and everyone in between

At Toronto’s Garrison Bespoke, a Different Look at Custom Suiting

Garrison Bespoke, a small shop on the fringes of Toronto's financial district, is known for being ahead of the curve, responding not just to trends, but to their clients’ every imaginable need and want. We know, because our writer up north, Peter Saltsman, recently became a client.

Less Searching, More Sipping

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Actually Buy

There’s no denying that bourbon is having a moment. The pride of Kentucky wins out over other whiskies because it’s a little sweeter, a little smoother, and a whole lot easier to mix. It’s also relatively affordable -- very good bottles are available at very good prices. But thanks to its newfound popularity, some of the top-tier bottles -- Pappy Van Winkle's family reserve, George T. Stagg -- are now shockingly expensive and, increasingly, hard to track down. Luckily, there’s still a wide variety to bourbons at accessible prices that are readily available in nearly every state. Which one to choose? Here's a list to help you out.

Speakers that speak for themselves

Design Spotlight: Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers & Subwoofer

Pursue perfection. Some people -- people at the top of their games -- consider it a personal mantra. That theory holds for the design world, too, and it's why industrial designer Joey Roth recently released a third version of his celebrated speaker system. Apparently, he just wasn’t satisfied yet.

Original Series
Get to Work

Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks

A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most intimate piece of furniture in the house -- it’s where one is most fully alone, and where, tethered to an often unassuming 50 square feet, a man can finally get down to business. That’s why finding the right desk is so important. Fortunately, plenty of bespoke furniture makers sell gorgeous, modern workspace options. We’ve narrowed down the field with this list of great contemporary desks at a variety of sizes, styles and prices.

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