Things to do for October 17, 2013

The Weekender

Maple Syrup, Mark McNairy and the Perfect Bottle Opener

The few, the proud, the weekend.

A Book by the Best Bar in the World
HARRY SITUATION

A Book by the Best Bar in the World

Perhaps you’ve heard of Harry’s Bar. It’s that infamous watering hole in Venice where Hemingway, Chaplin and Capote used to imbibe. They invented the Bellini. Also, carpaccio. And now they’ve got a new book filled with a bunch of their beloved recipes. If you follow them, food will happen.

A Better Way to Open Beer
SPHERE FACTOR

A Better Way to Open Beer

You know what the problem is with bottle openers: nothing. They’re perfect. They do their job and they open beers. Still, if someone were to create an ergonomically sound sphere-shaped opener out of cast-iron and beech wood, you’d at least give it a try. And at most give it a try.

Mark McNairy Made an Online Shop
MCNAIRY SUPPLY

Mark McNairy Made an Online Shop

His name: Mark McNairy. His game: redesigning and relaunching full-service webshops that peddle neon-soled brogues, corduroy blazers and polka-dot varsity jackets. The latter of which are an online exclusive... and the opposite of subtle.

Maple Syrup from an Olympic Medalist
FOR WHAT IT’S BUTTERWORTH

Maple Syrup from an Olympic Medalist

In Vermont, there lives a family of skiers. In 1972, one of them won Olympic gold for the USA. And in 2013, all of them decided to tap the 20,000 or so maple trees on their slopeside property to make fresh syrup. These are great Americans we’re dealing with.

This May Inspire You
BY DESIGN

This May Inspire You

If you go to this website, you’re going to find basically every book on design ever. And that’s great if you’re into handsome tomes on architecture or comprehensive odes to chairs or... currently have an empty space on your coffee table.

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