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24 Oct 20:15

Volkswagen Famous Van in Electric Version

by Léa

Il y a quelques mois nous vous dévoilions le concept électrique du célèbre van Volkswagen, grand ami des amoureux de voyage ou encore des surfers entre les années 50 et 80. Le constructeur dévoile de nouvelles maquettes et une date de mise sur le marché annoncée pour 2022. Pourvu d’un design tout électrique et futuriste, cette nouvelle version gardera son aspect utilitaire et permettra toujours de voyager en groupe. Encore un peu de patience pour voir ce nouveau « van » arpenter les bords de mer.

02 Oct 17:47

Chorizo Eggs Benedict

by David Leite

Chorizo eggs Benedict is a layering of brioche, spinach, poached eggs, Spanish chorizo, classic Hollandaise sauce, and a dusting of smoked paprika. It’s an Iberian take on the classic French breakfast.

Chorizo Eggs Benedict

Adapted from Omar Allibhoy | Spanish Made Simple | Quadrille, 2017

Eggs Benedict with chorizo hollandaise is a spectacular Spanish-inspired riff on everyone’s fave brunch classic. Rich and creamy hollandaise spiked with spicy...

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02 Oct 17:47

Roasted Asparagus with Romesco

by Renee Schettler Rossi

Roasted asparagus with Romesco is one of spring and summer's greatest and easiest pleasures. Go on. See for yourself.

Roasted Asparagus with Romesco Recipe

Adapted from Julia Sherman | Salad for President | Abrams, 2017

This roasted asparagus with romesco recipe proves that everything is better with dip. The Spanish-inspired sauce is a combination of peppers, tomatoes, and, in a contemporary riff on the classic, almond butter, that makes an earthy, slightly spicy, and...


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26 Sep 15:31

Anza Espresso Brutalist Machine

by Costanza

En dépit des évolutions incroyables que l’industrie du café a connu dans les dernières années, l’esthétique des machines à café espresso n’a pas connu des grands changements. La machine Anza de Montaag innove donc le design de cet objet devenu culte en nous en offrant une version minimaliste, inspirée de l’architecture brutaliste, qui s’insérera avec harmonie dans une décoration d’intérieur moderne et urbaine.

26 Sep 15:29

Marvelous California Home in Beverly Hills

by Damien

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects a réalisé en 2016 une sublime maison de deux étages à Beverly Hills, en Californie. Le cabinet d’architecture basé à Los Angeles et fondé en 1979 est connu pour réaliser de magnifiques constructions dans l’ouest américain, comme le dévoile les photos ci-dessous.

17 Sep 08:05

Review: Patrón x Guillermo del Toro Extra Anejo Tequila

by Christopher Null

The man who scared the bejeezus out of you in movies like Cronos and Pan’s Labyrinth has now turned his attention to something even more menacing: Tequila.

What’s it all about? It’s an extra anejo, aged over five years in new and used oak barrels, that comes with a 100ml miniature of aged orange liqueur on top, “a skull exquisitely carved into the crystal.” This liqueur is “a first-of-its-kind aged Patrón orange liqueur produced from aged Patrón tequila,” and presumably you can use it along with the tequila to make the most expensive margarita you’ve ever had.

This partnership marks one of the first collaborations in which del Toro has engaged outside of the entertainment industry, and among a handful of partnerships carefully selected by Patrón over its long history. The drawings on the packaging were inspired by jimadores, the skilled laborers in Mexico who for generations have hand-harvested and trimmed the Weber Blue Agave. Only a very limited number of sets were produced, and are currently available at fine spirits and liquor retailers across the country.

We didn’t taste the orange liqueur (or get to experience the elaborate packaging) but we did get a nice sample of the tequila itself to experience. Some thoughts:

Did I say we didn’t get the orange liqueur? The nose on the tequila is so overpowering with orange notes that I originally thought we’d mistakenly been sent the liqueur instead of the tequila and actually asked for (and received) a second sample. Not so, the company swears up and down. It just so happens that the primary aroma here is citrus, particularly mandarins. A spicy agave note lingers underneath, along with some sultry caramel character, and a note of spicy, dried fig.

The palate is still quite sweet and fruity with distinct orange notes, here sweet like marmalade, but edgy with a peppery undercurrent. The sweetness endures though (and makes the bottle super-sticky as well), again giving this tequila a distinctly liqueur-like character that’s hard to shake. I like it a lot for what it is, but I just have a massive amount of trouble placing it among any tequila hierarchy. As a luxe version of Grand Marnier, that might be an easier sell.

80 proof.

B+ / $399 /

03 Sep 19:44

Volkswagen is Bringing Back the Microbus (For Real This Time)

by S.A. Rogers

As a way of relentlessly teasing the fans who have been hoping for a re-release since the 70s, Volkswagen has shared not one, not two, but five Microbus concepts since 2001. The worst part is, none of these designs have actually gone into production. The plucky and practical VW Microbus made its debut in 1950 and would go on to become a symbol of the 1960s counterculture. Read more…
15 Aug 20:12

Avocado Cake.

by threetoone

I’ll let you in on a secret. I don’t like putting my oven on mid August, in New York. Or actually, in July, either. 😊 🔥The answer? Chilled, No-bake, Raw, Citrus Avocado Slice, and Avocado Key Lime Frosting, with sugary Orange flavored ‘bursts’. The base is Pecan, Pepitas and Dates. Recipe to come!

15 Aug 17:23

Mango Guacamole

by Renee Schettler Rossi

Mango guacamole. Don't judge. Not until you've tasted just the sweet heat that comes from adding tropical fruit and habanero to classic guacamole.

Mango Guacamole Recipe

Adapted from America's Test Kitchen | Vegan for Everobdy | America’s Test Kitchen, 2017

Mango guacamole may, at first, sound like sacrilege. Don’t diss it until you try it. It’s just the classic mashed avocado and onion and cilantro and lime spiked with habanero chile and rounded...

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15 Aug 17:22

Rainbow Vegetable Bowl

by Renee Schettler Rossi

This rainbow vegetable bowl is sorta a blueprint that you can make with whatever combination of veggie and fruit and whole grain and nuts and seeds you want. Healthy never tasted so darn good!

Rainbow Vegetable Bowl Recipe

Adapted from Nina Olsson | Bowls of Goodness | Kyle Books, 2017

This rainbow vegetable bowl is all about making healthy taste like exactly what you want. Think of it sorta like a choose-your-own veggie and fruit adventure. (You know, just like...

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15 Aug 17:19

Turkey Taco Salad Recipe

by David Leite

Turkey taco salad. Easy. Healthy. Low calorie. And quite possibly the best tasting taco salad ever. That’s what we’re thinking of this recipe. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

Turkey Taco Salad Recipe

Adapted from Heather Christo | Pure Delicious | Avery, 2016

Turkey taco salad. But wait. Before you judge it as “healthy” (which it is) and therefore “bland” (which it is not), hear us out. As Heather...

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12 Aug 02:42

Bike Fixation Brings Emergency Workshops to Your Home

by Joanne Camas

The founders of Bike Fixation had their "aha moment" during a bachelor party pub crawl. They'd shown up on their bikes (we don't know why either), and when one of them got a flat tire and there was nowhere to fix it or buy patching supplies from, a collective lightbulb came on. "That experience demonstrated how much infrastructure is in place for cars but not for cyclists," reads the company website, "and we saw this as an opportunity. Read more…
09 Aug 19:16

Esta regla virtual en realidad aumentada es bastante precisa

by Becky Quintal

No mucha gente considera que la realidad aumentada sea útil, pues sirve solo para tomar selfies con orejas de perro y otros filtros ridículos de Snapchat. No obstante, iniciativas como AR Measure™ apuntan en la dirección contraria: esta aplicación convierte tu teléfono en una regla bastante precisa. Usando realidad aumentada, calcula distancias en espacios tridimensionales con la cámara de tu teléfono.

Fue creado por Laan Labs, la misma compañía de FaceSwap, y fue desarrollado con ARKit de Apple. ¿Cómo funciona?

Con ARKit, el iPhone y el iPad pueden detectar la escena captada por la cámara y reconocer planos horizontales en la habitación, como mesas y pisos, para registrar o dejar cosas. – Apple

Los iPhones y iPads compatibles son aquellos con procesadores Apple A9 o A10, es decir, necesitas un iPhone 6S o más avanzado, o bien, un iPad Pro si quieres usarlo en una tablet.

AR Measure™ no está disponible aún, pero será lanzado en el cuarto trimestre de 2017, cuando Apple lanza su nuevo sistema operativo. Sin embargo, puedes registrarte como voluntario para la versión beta en AR Measure™, o bien, ser notificado cuando la aplicación esté disponible en su sitio web oficial

04 Aug 15:26

YourOwnMaps: Turn Your Favorite City Into Wall Art

by Annabel Emery

What is YourOwnMaps? YourOwnMaps is a brand-new, San Francisco-based company that offers their adventurous customers travel memorabilia in the form of personalized art. The company's goal is to bring people closer to their favorite places on earth. Whether it's one of your usual vacation spots, your hometown, or a city where you met someone special, YourOwnMaps will turn any destination into a modern wall map that you can proudly display in your home. Read more…
04 Aug 04:07

Elevated Design: 4 Houses with Walk-Up Roofs

by S.A. Rogers

Rooftop gardens and terraces are the perfect examples of turning underutilized spaces into hubs for recreation, relaxation, and food production, but they’re typically only accessible from the inside. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk straight up onto your lush green roof from your front yard or garden? Continuous loops of outdoor space create the feeling of having your very own nature trail and make home exteriors more interactive than ever before. Read more…
01 Aug 04:41

Clio Newton, Drawings.Exceptional, larger-than-life...

Clio Newton, Drawings.

Exceptional, larger-than-life photorealistic charcoal drawings by Swiss artist Clio Newton.  She also does phenomenal work with oil paints as well, which you can see on her website and Instagram.

Be sure to follow Supersonic Art on Instagram as well!

25 Jul 17:08

Comfortable Wooden Foldable Chair

by Léa

Ollie est une chaise en bois bien maline. Elle permet un gain de place de par son aspect pliable mais également un transport facile. Imaginée par Rock Paper Robot elle est dépliable d’un trait et elle peut être utilisée durant tout déplacement. L’objet est confectionné à partir d’aluminium et l’assise à partir de bois en Teak.

13 Jul 06:15

Review: Glenfiddich Project XX

by Christopher Null

Glenfiddich’s Project XX (pronounced “twenty”) is a unique experiment that defies easy categorization. I’m going to let the distillery explain before I go any further:

Project XX is the result of one of the most ambitious malt experiments of Glenfiddich’s 130 year history. The expression is the collaboration between the 20 Glenfiddich Brand Ambassadors from 16 countries from all over the world and malt master Brian Kinsman, who developed one unexpected, extraordinary whisky by bringing together 20 very special single malts.

Going against normal whisky conventions, Brian invited the ambassadors to explore and each select a cask from a warehouse at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown. Many of these ambassadors are the foremost experts on Glenfiddich in their respective countries, introducing single malts to whisky connoisseurs, enthusiasts and novices, imparting knowledge and information. Brian’s ambition was to create one remarkable single malt, by combining the curiosity and knowledge of these 20 experts.

This freedom of choice resulted in a 20-strong collection of some of the most unusual whiskies from Glenfiddich’s unrivalled stocks, amassed and carefully nurtured throughout the brand’s 130 year history. After each expert had chosen a single cask, from aged malts matured in port pipes to ancient sherry butts and first fill bourbon casks, Brian skilfully produced the final variant to reflect their individual tastes and interests. Expertly married together in a small batch vatting, the final flavour profile defined even his expectations.

So, 20 brand ambassadors each picked out a barrel from the Glenfiddich warehouses and then Kinsman blended the whole thing together. It sounds nutty, but Glenfiddich actually let us know what each barrel was, and if you click the image to the right you can completely geek out on the data, right down to the cask numbers on each barrel selected. The 20 casks include 17 ex-bourbon barrels, 2 sherry butts, and one Port pipe.

It’s an unorthodox whisky to be sure, but much to my surprise it’s a completely worthwhile one. I think it’s because Glenfiddich is not really mixing whiskies at random but is rather mixing these whiskies with a bit of a guided hand. There’s some method to the madness here, perhaps thanks to a benevolent intelligent designer working behind the scenes. How else would the mix of 17 bourbon casks and just 3 wine casks come to be if each of the 20 ambassadors was selecting in a vacuum?

Never mind all that. Let’s taste it.

The nose is lightly salty and nutty with clear citrus overtones, plus hints of nougat and baking spice. Surprisingly enchanting, it leads the way to a palate that’s filled with fruit — oranges, cinnamon-spiced raisins, and some quince — as well as ample caramel and vanilla, the classic components of those 17 ex-bourbon casks. The sherry component is modest but integrates well with the bourbon-soaked base, folding in gentle citrus and sweet, brown sugar before the clove-heavy finish arrives, again offering some well-roasted walnut notes and a lingering wood character that harmonizes well with what’s come before.

Bottom line: To be honest, I can’t stop sipping it. Pick it up if you happen to see a bottle.

94 proof.

A / $100 /

12 Jul 00:10

Adorable Miniature Figurines by Slinkachu

by Alice

L’artiste britannique Slinkachu poursuit son projet intitulé « Little People Project » commencé en 2006. A la fois installation de rue et projet photographique, il met en scène des personnages minuscules dans l’espace urbain puis les photographies. Il crée des situations surprenantes et pleines d’humour qui invitent les passants à ouvrir l’oeil. Tout un monde miniature à découvrir sur son compte Instagram.

12 Jul 00:05

Stunning Laser Cut Paper Compositions by Eric Standley

by Costanza

Eric Standley travaille des feuilles des papier superposées coupées au laser. Il arrive avec virtuosité à les transformer en motifs inspirés du gothique, de l’art du Moyen-Âge et des motifs islamiques. Pour créer ses oeuvres, il utilise le ratio « phi », visible notamment dans Kismet et Phidala ici-bas.



16 Jun 16:03

Awesome Pictures of Earth by NASA

by Costanza

Une sélection de photographies prise de l’espace par la NASA, montrant certaines des plus impressionnantes vues de notre planète. Les images sont construites avec une caméra NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) et combinent trois images combinées qui ensemble donnent une qualité photographique.

Expedition 32 crew onboard the International Space Station, flying an altitude of approximately 240 miles, recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis

Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014. “My favorite views from #space – just past #sunrise over the ocean,” the Expedition 40 astronaut tweeted.

Earth as seen from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station

Dagze Co Lake in Tibet

Night on Earth

NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Arctic Ocean during a solar eclipse

Great Lakes and Central U.S. Viewed From the International Space Station

Rub’ al Khali Desert, Arabian Peninsula

Alaska’s Brooks Range seen during the IceBridge survey flight from Thule, Greenland to Fairbanks, Alaska.

75% of the Earth’s surface are made of water. It is the main feature of our planet.

Flying Through an Aurora

Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders taken pictures of Moon and Earth in 1968

Storm cell photo was taken from NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft

Photograph taken by VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP.

Volcanic storm on Vanuatu Archipelago

Lagoon of Venice

Earth’s city lights

Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) on July 26, 2014, Expedition 40

16 Jun 13:51

Beautiful Electric Luxury Car for Kids

by Léa

La petite voiture électrique baptisée D Throne S a été designée par le studio sud-coréen Joongho Choi. Elle dévoile la silhouette et le charme des voitures d’antan. Un souci important a été accordé aux détails. De plus, des peintures automobiles et du cuir élaboré à la main ont été utilisés pour rendre ce bolide plus vrai que nature et rendre jaloux les parents amoureux de voiture de collection.

04 Jun 23:24

Dream Oasis: 4 Tropical Nature-Centric Homes by Guz Architects

by S.A. Rogers

Close your eyes and envision the most relaxing tropical paradise residence you can possibly imagine. What do you picture? Maybe your ultimate retreat features multiple swimming pools, gardens, balconies, aquariums, and lounge chairs to spare. But no matter how lush and luxurious your fantasy might be, it’s probably got nothing on the real-life creations of Guz Architects. Read more…
25 May 15:56

Ducati 1199 Polished Panigale by Ortolani Customs

by Costanza

La Ducati 1199 S dégage un incroyable sens du luxe et un design simple marqué par des éléments forts, attirant l’oeil. Cette version de la superbike réunit deux concepts forts : la passion italienne et l’élégance française dans le soin des détails. Peinture fournie par Ortolani.

25 May 15:43

Colorful Illustrations in London

by Damien

L’artiste Jack Dally vient de réaliser une série d’illustrations colorées intitulées « Essential Living ». Cette série met en scène de nombreux personnages en action dans la capitale anglaise. Basé à Glasgow, l’illustrateur a l’habitude de réaliser des séries en lien avec l’actualité, comme le dévoile son compte Behance.

25 May 15:42

Incredible Series Show How People Look Like Their Parents

by Damien

Family Tree est une série capturée par le photographe Bobby Neel Adams. À travers celle-ci, l’artiste explore visuellement les ressemblances entre des parents et leurs enfants. Le photographe s’inclue lui même dans la série avec son père sur la photo ci-dessous.

24 May 17:15

Beautiful Art Photographs of a 1954 Corvette

by Léa

Le photographe Sarel van Staden basé à Pretoria en Afrique du Sud, est spécialisé dans les photographies d’art de voitures anciennes. Il a récemment consacré une série à une Chevrolet Corvette C1 datant de 1954. Entre ombres et lumières, il souligne les lignes de ce modèle iconique tout de rouge immaculé.

24 May 17:06

« President » Underwood Photographed by Pete Souza

by Alice

Pete Souza, photographe de la Maison Blanche durant les mandats de Barack Obama, a réalisé cette série « A Day in the Life of Frank Underwood » pour la promotion de la série Netflix House of Cards. La campagne du « President » Frank Underwood, interprété par Kevin Spacey, est photographiée comme celle d’un véritable homme politique. Sous l’objectif de Pete Souza, on retrouve donc les traditionnels clichés au comptoir du fast-food, dans la voiture et à la rencontre de la population. Sur chaque cliché, on aperçoit le mystérieux conseiller du Président Doug Stamper campé par Michael Kelly. La saison 5 de House of Cards sortira le 30 Mai sur Netflix.

22 May 15:12

Lonely Subway Station in China

by Alice

A Chongqing en Chine intérieure, cette bouche de métro semble abandonnée au milieu d’une nature sauvage ayant repris ses droits. Et pourtant, il s’agit d’une station toute neuve. La municipalité de Chongqing, l’une des quatre du pays, s’étend sur 82 000 km2 soit la superficie de l’Autriche. Pour développer son réseau de transport, la ville a donc réalisé cette étrange station aux allures de construction désaffectée mais dont l’intérieur est aussi moderne que le reste du réseau. La station enregistre une fréquentation quasi-nulle et offre un décor surréel digne d’une film d’anticipation.

02 May 16:01

Clever Bicycle with Air Free Tires

by Léa

Bridgestone a annoncé le lancement d’un vélo équipé de pneus qui résoudront le problème des cyclistes victimes de crevaisons. En effet, ces pneus seront fabriqués en résine thermoplastique et reposent sur un support permettant une bonne dynamique de rotation sur la route. Un vélo qui devrait être lancé en 2020, à la suite des Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo.