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
As Spring gives way to summer, it’s time to get grilling. And the rulebook says, as grillmaster, even if you wear nothing else, you need to wear an apron. Haute Mess Threads makes all kinds of aprons for both men & women. Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Batman characters, & more.
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.
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.
You have some idea of who Alfred Hitchcock is but do you know which of his movies were the best, which are the essentials? If you don’t here’s a quick study. This Limited Edition Blu-ray Essentials Collection includes 5 of the legendary directors greatest (creepiest) early films as well as hours of special features.
The reason nobody under 30 gives a squirt about activity trackers that count your steps is because unless you’re a retiree or a stroller mom, walking around isn’t really an “activity.’ Enter Lit, a new kind of activity tracker designed for action sports. It measures and tracks air time, distance, paddles, rotations, turns, G-forces, jumps, duration and more plus it links with a social-sharing app allowing users to create challenges, compete with others, or just brag about how big they went.
Your neighbors sure are crafty, with their cruelty-free beekeeping & the organic herb garden they never shut up about. But when you ferment your first batch of homemade mead (that ancient honey wine consumed by dragon-slaying knights in the middle ages) you’ll be the new champion of Who’s Craftiest. This kit includes everything you need to make 5 1-gallon batches.
Whether you’ve come out to your friends about it or not, if you’re a Kid Rock fan, this book is right up your alley. Shot by Jeremy Deputat, I’m Kid Rock What’s Your Excuse?, is a 176-page hardcover book of intimate, often scandalous, behind-the-scenes photographs of the middle-aged radio rocker doing middle-aged radio rocker stuff. via
The 2009 Academy Award-winning animated short Logorama, focused on the use of logos and brands, telling the story of our times through the products and services that surround us on a daily basis. Ludovic Houplain, the film’s co-director and researcher, has now released a book that catalogs an exhaustive collection of over 7000 current logos, symbols and trademarks from around the world.
She said to toss out those dusty old speaker cabinets, but we have a better idea. Slide them into the manroom and hook up The Vamp. This little device easily connects to the speaker & links with your Bluetooth music player to turn any old speaker into a wireless sound system.