Add a little extra kick to your summertime routine with Make It Spicy: More than 50 Recipes that Pack a Punch. Penned by James Beard award-winning chef and author Amy Machnak, this heat-filled cookbook sorts its concise instructions into three sections — Mild, Hot, or Fiery — based on the spice level of the dish. Covering everything from deviled eggs to harissa-crusted rack of lamb, it has something for everyone, from the chili adverse to the hot sauce-devouring spice lover.
We've all done it — left the conversation we were in to switch apps and do a Google search. Gboard lets you do the same thing right from your keyboard. Addresses, flight info, maps, images, and more all appear right below where you're typing, ready to share with a single tap. It also handles typical replacement keyboard duties like glide typing and emojis with ease, and, yes, it has a dedicated GIF section, too. Surprisingly iPhone-only.
Pitched in the dense woods of Japan's Tochigi Prefecture, a settlement of timber-clad tents make up the Nasu Tepee. The playful forms of the summer retreat serve more for function rather than style. In an attempt to keep the wooded surroundings intact, a series of high peaks reach up through the treetops to collect natural light and funnel it down throughout the interior. The angled ceilings also serve as a natural heating and cooling system, gathering warm air at the top and recirculating it through the home in the winter months or releasing the heat through windows in the summer. Triangular hallways connect the sequence of cone structures and mimic the whimsical exterior, while the sloped walls force guests to gather at the center of the room for a more intimate atmosphere.
As the first bike out of the company's Indonesian arm, you'd think the Deus Ex Machina Bali Dog Motorcycle would be a display-type piece. Instead, it never quits changing. Reimagined multiple times to suit the current rider's needs, it began life as a plastic-clad Yamaha Scorpio, which has since been completely stripped, and is currently outfitted with knobby tires appropriate for the island's rugged trails, a plastic fender for added durability, a vintage lamp and seat for retro appeal, a custom tank built to match the matte-black look, and, of course, bars for carrying your board to and from the beach.
Dedicated to World Badminton Champion Lin Dan, the Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept Watch is an intriguing mix of modern engineering and old-world technique. The 40mm case is made using black DLC titanium for the lugs and ITR2, a composite material made from carbon nanotubes, mixed with Kevlar carbon for the middle case, back, bezel, and crown. The dial is skeletonized and the case back made from mineral glass, letting you get a good view of the Calibre MB M62.48 movement that's based on Pythagoras's Golden Ratio and recalls the Minerva Pythagore movement from 1943. The end result is one of the world's lightest mechanical timepieces — it weighs just 14.88 grams — and when paired with the black nylon strap, one of its more striking, too.
Get all the legendary cooking prowess in a more manageable size with the Big Green Egg MiniMax Grill. This diminutive grill stands less than 20" tall, yet still manages to pack 133 square inches of cooking area inside, and uses the same patented air flow system to give you precise control over temps, whether you're grilling, smoking, or baking. It's also made from the same high-quality ceramics as its bigger siblings, so it's built to last, but still weighs nearly 100 lbs — making it less "portable" and more "movable" than its size would suggest.
Whether you're prepping for the EOTWAWKI or just wanting to make sure you're over prepared for your next camping trip, the Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife. It has a 4.3-inch high carbon steel blade with a black coating to prevent corrosion, paired with an ergonomic rubber grip. Just as important is the included sheath, which houses an integrated diamond sharpener and has a rubber spine that holds the included firestarter. With the ability to cut firewood, light it, and even kill something for you to cook over it, it's a versatile woodman's tool that is well deserving of a spot in your bug out bag.
You can get great close-ups using a prime lens, but true macro photography is a totally different beast, with its own lighting and stability requirements. The Canon Self-lit Macro Lens aims to make it a bit less intimidating for amateur shooters. In a world's first, it has a ring-style light built right into the lens, helping to illuminate challenging subjects and increase shutter speeds. It can focus to infinity during normal operation, has a 1.2x macro mode for stunning magnification, and uses a Hybrid IS system to help keep the image sharp. With a focal length of 28mm and the ability to shoot at f/3.5 wide open, it's a versatile piece of kit for EOS M owners.
Up until now, one of the only cycling accessories that Rapha didn't offer was a pair of great sunglasses. But with the release of the Rapha Pro Team Flyweight Cycling Glasses — you can check that off the list. The first performance cycling sunglasses from the brand are made from polycarbonate — making them some of the lightest on the market. Optical guru Carl Zeiss took the lead on the lens, which features oleophobic and hydrophobic coating on front and back, 100% protection from UV rays, and a mirrored effect to reduce glare and reflections during your next ride. All that comes standard, but you can choose from four other lens options available separately as well.
Housed in a historic building in heart of Aspen, the Hotel Jerome offers modern accommodations with a timeless feel. The hotel's location lends itself well to both skiers and those wanting to explore the town's shops, restaurants and other outdoor activities, but the hotel itself has an impressive collection of dining and drinking options, as well as a full-service spa and a private heated outdoor pool. There are 93 guestrooms and suites, ranging from a standard King room to the elegant Presidential suite with views of the surrounding mountains, but they all offer high-end linens and bedding, tubs with separate showers, and tasteful rustic decor.
The craft beer movement has reached the point where nearly every imaginable flavor and style of beer is accessible to pretty much everyone. But sometimes you don't need a grapefruit saison to quench your thirst — you just want a beer. That's exactly what House Beer provides. This premium lager is brewed with noble hops and crystal malts, making it flavorful, smooth, and at 4.8% ABV, perfect for session drinking on a lazy summer day. Available in 12 oz. cans or bottles or in 16 oz. tallboys.
Whether you have allegiance to a particular brand or just a love of automotive design in general, these Auto Icon Prints make a great addition to the garage or man cave. Available for such storied nameplates as Audi, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, these posters celebrate decades of world-leading design by showing just enough of each car — the headlights, grille, and vents — to identify the model without ruining the minimal vibe. They measure 18" x 24" and are printed on archival-quality paper.
Developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad designer Julian Weber, the Diamond Atelier BMW Mark II Series Motorcycle puts a charismatic spin on the 2-Valve Monolever. The bike comes with either an 800 or 1,000cc engine, and is available in three stages, each with different equipment and levels of modification. No matter which one you choose, you get an aggressive, low-slung cafe racer-style body in your choice of color, and the satisfaction of knowing you own one of just 10 such examples in the world.
Baked in small batches in Houston, Texas, the Chocolate Chip Bourbon Bombs are pairing your favorite after dinner treats in one bite. These boozy morsels take your typical cookie's semi-sweet chocolate chips and pecans and lace them with Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Garrison Brothers Distillery. You can order them in a half dozen, but you know you're going to need the full.
Light your next campsite or after-hours picnic without lugging around a massive torch with the BioLite BaseLantern. Using edge lighting, it puts off 500 lumens of light, yet is no bigger than a sandwich, with integrated fold-down stainless steel legs for added versatility. It's powered by a 7800 mAh battery pack that can run the light alone for 54 hours or use its two USB ports to keep your devices juiced up. There's also a pair of custom ports compatible with the company's SiteLights for extended lighting and Bluetooth LE for changing the lamp's color and turning on features like proximity activation and alarm mode. Also available in an XL version with a 12,000 mAh battery.
Mixing classic Bronco styling with a woody concept borrowed from SUVs like the Jeep Wagoneer, this Woody Ford Bronco is a unique one-off that will be the toast of any show. It's based on a 1974 model, outfitted with marine-grade wood on both the exterior and interior. It's powered by a fuel injected Ford 302 V8 crate engine, and has added modern necessities like A/C, power disc brakes, power steering, an automatic transmission, and a 3.5-inch lift kit. Okay, the last one isn't exactly a necessity, but it does help with its off-road cred while giving plenty of space to show off the white wheels and 31-inch tires.
In many ways, playing a record is the antithesis of streaming. The Trntbl Turntable promises to bring the two experiences together in interesting ways. It can automatically identify what you're spinning, letting you share via social media, or show your Spotify friends what's playing, with a "Tune In" feature that lets them listen along in real-time. It can also stream audio wirelessly to Sonos, AirPlay, and Bluetooth speakers. As for the turntable itself, it comes in matte black or soft creme, with a minimal design that uses high-quality components, including gold-finished buttons, tonearm, and counterweight and a frosted acrylic platter.
Summer is around the corner. And if you're going to carve your way down to the corner store or your corner office, it might as well be on a board as beautiful as the Woolsey x Uncrate Land Cruiser. In our latest collab, we worked with Sean Woolsey, the Los Angeles woodworking guru of jigsaws and jointers, to create the limited edition all-black board. Made of ebonized walnut, the deck is topped with recycled crushed glass grip tape and comes ready-to-roll with Abec 7 bearings, black OJ wheels, and black Bennet Vector trucks. Half art piece, half beater board, you can make it a daily driver or hang it on your wall. Limited to 25 boards.
Set in the Upstate New York town that gives it its name, this Hudson Guesthouse is more than just another addition to a sprawling compound. Its placement creates an entry court with the existing house, while providing a connection with the meadow that surrounds it. The covered breezeway bisects the home, with a gym on one side and a living and sleeping area for guests on the other. Vertical wooden slats cover the exterior portions that aren't part of the glass wall, and the simplistic design extends to the interior with concrete floors and exposed rafters.
Already one of the leaders in the Imperial Stout game, The Bruery are back with yet another big beer that also happens to be for a good cause. The Bruery Share This Coffee Stout is the first in a series that will spotlight a worthy charity with each sale. This 11.9% ABV stout uses freshly-roasted coffee from the Phillippines and for every bottle produced, Free Wheelchair Mission in the Phillippines will receive one dollar. The cause makes it worthwhile by itself, but a coffee-infused imperial stout from The Bruery only makes it more enticing.
Mixing striking design with lightweight performance, the Escobedo Sea Dart looks as good as it handles. This canoe-kayak hybrid is built from Joubert Okoume marine plywood that's sourced from France, certified by Lloyd's of London, and generally considered the best in the world, joined using a Viking-era construction method that sees separate panels overlapped, glued together, coated with fiberglass, and then hand sanded. The result is a boat that's stable, able to navigate shallow waters with ease, and sixteen feet in length, yet weighs just 55 pounds. Available in three subtle color finishes, each boat is built-to-order in Buda, Texas.
16 burgers or 24 hot dogs is a lot of food. The Traeger Pro Series Grill can handle that on its extra rack. It has a digital controller with "Advanced Grilling Logic" that uses an auger to move pellets from the hopper to the firepot as needed to keep the temperature within a +/- 15 degree range, ensuring precision. It has dual probes to keep tabs on your meat's internal temperature, and a convection fan to circulate the smoke from the firepot throughout the cooking chamber, eliminating hotspots and boosting efficiency. The main grilling area can hold as many as 9 racks of ribs, and the sawhorse-style chassis gives you a stable base of operation no matter how much food you're cooking.
Raspberry Pi's combination of small size, versatility, and affordability has led to a number of interesting projects. The Raspberry Pi Tube Amp is just the latest. This add-on is compatible with all 40-pin versions of the Pi, and adds a 24-bit DAC, single 12AU7 tube gain stage, and a solid state Class A output that can drive headphones ranging 32 to 200 Ohms with ease. A gain select switch sets the output to the optimum level for your listening device, so the only thing you really need to worry about is what sort of case you want to build.
Widely know as an iconic Danish furniture designer, Jens Risom also heightened the reputation of modular construction with his prefab family beach house. The Jens Risom Block Island Retreat is a 1967 timber A-frame-esque structure located off the coast of Rhode Island and has remained largely hidden for several decades. A glazed north-facing wall frames in views of the ocean, while flooding the open interior with natural light. The 700-square-foot cottage stands nearly untouched, acting almost as a showroom with its vintage Knoll pieces and never-bever-seen prototypes. In honor of his 100th birthday, take a tour of the mid-century masterpiece he leaves behind for a new generation to enjoy.
Funny name. Serious performance. The Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS is the company's latest open-air racer, taking its name from the Nürburgring record-setting RS of the mid 2000s. Redesigned over the last two years, it's powered by an Audi 2.5L R5 engine, enhanced with launch control and a double-clutch system, set on a new, wider suspension, and with a new braking system for added stopping power. Limited to just 40 units, it remains street-legal despite all the track-focused features, making it a highly desirable drive, both on the track and off.
Completely new yet firmly grounded in the past, the Jannarelly Roadster picks up where the racers of the '60s left off. It's powered by a mid-mounted 3.5L V6, with its 304 hp routed through a six-speed manual to the rear wheels. The chassis is made from tubular steel, while the body is largely aluminum, save for stainless steel panels that offer side-impact and rollover protection. It rides on three-piece, 16-inch alloy rims controlled by a Momo steering wheel, and can move from 0-62 in just four seconds on its way to a top speed of 135 mph. Available in both track- and road-ready configurations.