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01. An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails

“An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails, by Orr Shtuhl and Elizabeth Graeber, tells the tales of the heyday of cocktails, from the origin of the margarita to the grandeur of the first celebrity bartender—with some modern twists. Along the way, this fun, handheld guide is dabbled with beautiful illustrations and, of course, recipes.” (coudal>etsy)

02. Art Crush: Alison

“Photographer Jack Radcliffe has offered the world an intimate glimpse of the growth of his daughter Alison, through the lens of his camera. Documenting her life in black & white, you see Alison’s development from an innocent child to a woman, and all of the moments in-between. Here is what Jack had to say about their splendid artistic relationship…” (notcot)

03. A Brief History of Kitchen Design, Part 6: Poggenpohl Transforms the Kitchen from Workshop-like to Hospital-like

“Friedemir Poggenpohl passed away in 1924, but thankfully he left behind a capable design and production staff that would continue to push the envelope. In 1928, one year before Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky essentially invented the galley kitchen, Poggenpohl’s company introduced the “Reform Kitchen,” seen above. It’s not yet a complete kitchen like Lihotzky’s Frankfurt Kitchen, but the interconnected cabinet modules, polished white lacquer and Modernist aesthetic were eerily prescient.” (core77)

04. German Military Surplus Utensil Set (above)

“It doesn’t matter if you’re eating a 16oz ribeye in a five star restaurant or a can of beans around a campfire, if you don’t want to be a complete savage you need utensils. Men don’t need fine silver, they just need a quality four piece set that has everything they need (fork, spoon, knife and can/bottle opener). This aluminum set is surplus or used from actual German military applications and conveniently locks together for easy packing, travel or storage, so you can focus on more important things like the burgers and beer.” (coolm)

05. Welcome To The Dollhouse: Looking Back At The Films Of Todd Solondz

“Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Happiness (1998), Storytelling (2001), Palindromes (2004) and 2009′s Life During Wartime were all written and directed by Solondz, and they form a remarkably coherent body of work. It’s natural to focus on their common subject matter, especially as the films explicitly invite you to make connections between them by sharing characters and a complex continuity, but you can be forgiven for remembering the controversies first. The casts of paedophiles, rapists and abusers who are also parents, teachers and carers; the misery, rage, abortions and suicides; the uncomfortable depictions of underage sex.” (quietus)

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