Like dad always said, “Get the right tool for the job.” So, if you’ve got a tough pork butt that you need to rip into, get your hands on a pair of meat rakes. Their sharp stainless steel tines will shred large slabs of meat, like hams, roasts & whole birds into bite size chunks in a matter of seconds.
Many cooks rely on a ceramic pizza stone to make great homemade pizzas but they probably don’t know about the Baking Steel sheet from Modernist Cuisine. It’s made of solid alloy, a material with 18-times more thermal conductivity than ceramic. At 450º it will cook your pie in 3 minutes flat. via
With a name like Invisiplug, you were probably hoping for something a bit wilder. Oh, well. These 6-outlet surge-protector powerstrips will blend in with your wood flooring. Light Natural, Medium Cherry, or Dark Oak. Take your pick. Cement floor and shag carpet models coming soon.
When it comes to buying a big boy toolbox, there’s really only one choice: Craftsman. But now in addition to classic red and the more recent limited edition Darth Vader black, Craftsman is offering up another color choice. This time it’s bright white with a dry erase finish. In addition to its clean look, the finish on this Stormtrooper version of their 4-drawer ball bearing combo box lets you label the drawers if you’re so inclined.
Ever tried a fresh-brewed Ristretto? How about a Shakerato? Well, this automatic machine makes ’em both with just the press of a button. It also makes cappuccino, lattés, machiattos and pretty much every other known coffee drink. 19 in total. With two independent & adjustable brewing systems, it’ll even whip up two different coffees at the same time.
What’s next to Uranus? Great question; one you might be able to answer if you had a poster of the cosmos hanging on your wall. These posters are hand-screened with either white-silver or gold ink & printed on heavy, M2 size paper. Choose the Northern or Southern sky. Or both.
Made of aerospace grade aluminum with a scratch-proof anodized surface, these modular, interlocking wine racks by Dutch designer Thijs Goossink let you arrange your wall-mounted wine matrix any which way you like. Current available colors are satin, blue, & orange.
Even if your city hasn’t yet begun a recycled water or “toilet-to-tap” program, there are plenty of reasons to avoid drinking unfiltered water. The SOMA system is a glass carafe that features totally compostable, coconut shell carbon filters that come delivered to your door by subscription. You’ll never have to remember when to change filters & your drinking water will always be fresh.
The problem with building your little cabin in the woods is that once it’s up, there it stays. But the Looper is a self-sufficient luxury living pod designed for mobility, so you can pick up and move along to the next epic spot. Modeled after a caterpillar’s body, the 30-foot long structure is made with wood and covered with a weatherproof recycled membrane. It also has AC and other tasteful features to assure an experience that feels nothing like camping. via
With global deforestation almost complete, these simple wood sculptures by L.A.-based artist Paul Foecker, made from Coastal California Cypress will do more than just add a natural element to your drawing room; they’ll teach your future grandkids about biology, tree rings & the mysteries of nature in a way that computer simulated wood simply can not.