Finally, a chance to sleep in church without getting in trouble. Set in the rolling hills of Northern England close to Middleton-in-Teesdale, The Chapel is a 19th century house of worship that's been converted into a modern four bedroom cottage. Two of the four bedrooms offer en suites while the other two share a family bath, and the structure also houses a roomy, fully-equipped kitchen that's open to the cozy living area with wood-burning fireplace. In an ideal location for walking, cycling, or just relaxing, with several shops, restaurants, and pubs just a short drive away.
Located in an older cul-de-sac, the River House is rather unassuming from the street — just a concrete wall, a gate, and a garage, with only the roofline to hint at the modern abode on the other side. Concrete also serves as the basis for the rest of the home, defining the guest wing, open living spaces, and outdoor areas, including a cantilevered deck. Large windows provide views of the Northern Rock Mountains and river below, while the views from the river back up to the house frame the mountain behind it perfectly.
Photos: Aaron Leitz / Suyama Peterson Deguchi
Joel Anderson, his son Nathan, and the rest of his team of designers set out to create a poster for each of the National Parks in honor of their 100th anniversary. The project ended up being a bit more involved than they expected. 59 Illustrated National Parks is the result, a 160-page look at all of the parks, complete with facts, travel tips, histories, and, of course, the aforementioned posters. At 9" x 12", it's sized to let you fully enjoy each piece of design, as well as the 12 oil paintings, historic photos, and maps that accompany them.
Sharp enough for a prix fixe dinner, yet warm enough to stand up to the elements, the Timberland Mt. Hayes Travel Jacket begs to be your go-to cold weather coat. It's made from a poly/wool blend that provides outstanding warmth yet manages to feel light, and gives the jacket a casual barn coat appeal that works as well with a flannel as it does as a blazer. The cotton twill lining with nylon in the sleeves allows for ease of motion, while three front pockets and one more on the inside provide plenty of storage. Available in charcoal heather or navy, and cut to complement well-fitted attire.
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Minimalistic for a reason, the Nova Fountain Pen removes all potential distractions to become an ideal EDC writing tool. It's more notable for what it lacks — a clip, branding, and any type of noise-making clicker — than for what it offers, which is a pure, focused writing experience. Available with a #6 steel or flexible titanium nib from German craftsman Peter Bock, and with a black or silver aluminum body, in polished titanium, or as a set of three.
While he may only be known as someone who created art on a canvas, Jackson Pollock may have been just as creative in the kitchen. Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature is a new book detailing recipes taken from hand written notes from his mother, wife, artist Lee Krasner, and Pollock himself. From leftover creations to the apple pie that won Pollock first place in a local competition, it shows the world renowned painter in a conservative, domestic light. You'll also find great photos of the recipes themselves along with pics of his home and some of his classic pieces of art as well.
Inspired by the payaaqek, a simple native Alaskan boot, the Nikelab Payaa pays tribute with a minimal, monotone design. The one-piece mesh and foam upper provides excellent breathability and a snug fit, the outsole has been cored out to reduce weight while enhancing flexibility, and the shoes are easy to slide on and off thanks to a lacing system that uses a simple lock in place of a traditional knot. Available in red, white, blue, and black.
Many already rely on coffee to provide a jumpstart to our day, and with Jane's Brew Cannabis-Infused Coffee, you'll not only get that kick, but also enjoy the benefits of high grade CO2 cannabis oil. Each House Of Jane coffee is THC-infused, and you can choose from caffeinated, decaf, or cappuccino. Giving you a new, focused start, these coffees can be enjoyed hot or over ice, and leaves zero cannabis smell or aftertaste.
It's rare when an AV receiver looks as good as it sounds. As such, the ColorWare Yamaha Aventage Pearl Receiver is rarity in more ways than one. On the specs side, it boasts built-in Wi-Fi, support for Dolby Atmos, 9 channels of 150W sound, 4K video up conversion with HDMI 2.0 support, AirPlay, advanced switching, and more. But the exterior is equally stunning, with a Diamond Pearl metallic paint finish and 24K gold accents on the visible buttons and dials. Limited to 10 individually-numbered units.
While there are plenty of apps out there that attempt to turn your mobile device into a graphics tablet, most are buggy, slow, are a pain to setup, and rarely work. Built by former Apple engineers, Astropad transforms your iPhone or iPad into a Retina-screened, professional graphics tablet for your Mac, is easy to setup, and actually works when you need it most. You can even enjoy a zero lag experience working offline, as it works both wirelessly and over USB. This professional tool for photo editing and drawing is also now available as an Apple watch app for customizable shortcuts from your wrist.
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Take a journey into The Abyss with this annual release from Deschutes Brewing in Bend, Oregon. Named due to its dark, deep, complex flavor profile, The Abyss is brewed with licorice and molasses and then a third of it is aged in French oak and oak Bourbon barrels. A rich Imperial Stout that tips the scales at 11% ABV, it's a flavorful journey that is only available for a couple of months every year.
It's great if you live by the rules of Inbox Zero, but for most of us, our email client is more like Inbox Hell — a jumble of personal messages, important info, and marketing emails on which we should have long ago clicked "Unsubscribe". Gmail Inbox is a new, official Google app that aims to help clean up this mess by ditching traditional email client conventions. The app bundles similar emails together, shows the most important details from messages without the need to open them, lets you set reminders for or snooze emails, and even allows you to do things like check-in for flights and respond to calendar invitations, all from a clean, concise single-page view.
It's no secret that some of the best IPAs come from the West Coast. Many are big and bold but not enough are both great and easy to drink. Point The Way IPA is Golden Road Brewing's ode to Los Angeles, where they brew it and several other beers. The 5.9% beer was re-imagined last year by a brand new brewmaster and is now finds itself in the class of some West Coast heavyweights. An optimal sipper for the beach, or any occasion where a crisp, clean IPA is called for.
As we usher in the fall season, the inevitable onslaught of Pumpkin beers are upon us. And whether you roll your eyes at the seasonal change of pace or welcome it with open arms, Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing is not to be ignored. This fall, Pumking arrives with the same classic fall flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course pumpkin — but boasts a brand new label for the 22oz bottle this year. The king of Pumpkin beers is back, but will be gone before you know it.
It won't help you in a crash, but you should still strap on one of these Airbag Backpacks ($300). Made of exploded airbags along with truck tarps and old seat belts, the waterproof bag features compression straps to shrink or expand the main compartment, and has a buckle to keep rippling down to a minimum. It's also made from 99 percent recycled material, so you can feel a little better burning up those dinosaur bones. [via]
Anyone who heads straight from work to the gym knows the hassles that can come from having two different bags for each, or worse, having to stuff sweaty shorts down in with your laptop. The Aer Duffel Pack aims to fix this problem by giving you a main compartment for clothes and gear, a ventilated pocket for your shoes, a separate compartment for your laptop, tablet, and cables, and quick-access side pockets for smaller items like your phone and notebook. On the exterior, you'll find backpack-style straps that make it easy to carry and a rugged exterior of water-resistant ballistic nylon that'll keep whatever's inside safe from the elements.
We're pretty crazy about our iPhones — some of us are so crazy we refuse to put cases on them, lest we sully their near-perfect appearance. But that kind of stubbornness can get us in trouble, resulting in cracked glass, scratched aluminum, and an expensive repair bill. With Truffol iPhone Cases ($75), you can protect your beloved phone without making it look like a turd. Available in either stainless steel or Italian leather, and precision CNC milled for a perfect fit, it's the next best thing to going nude. Only available for the iPhone 5.
Beats Solo2 Headphones ($200). Homage Made in USA Shirt ($28). 2014 World Cup Wallpapers ($.99). Raleigh Denim Workshop Martin Jeans ($285). James Perse Lightweight Jersey Hoodie ($205). Nike USA Supporters Scarf ($30). The Green Soccer Journal ($17). Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses ($155). J.Crew x New Balance M998 Independence Day Shoes ($TBA). G-Shock GWN1000B-1B Watch ($500). Universal Expert Bottle Opener ($28).
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A truck meant for muddy paths, big rocks, and steep inclines doesn't necessarily have to look out of place on more civilized pavement — and the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Nighthawk is something to behold whether on-road or off. Finished with matte magnesium metallic paint, sporting an interior covered in cocoa Bugatti leather, and riding on 22-inch American Force Burnout wheels, this Jeep from Starwood Motors is every bit the looker. And with a 3.6-liter supercharged V6 motor, a long-arm lift kit, upgraded Terra Flex brakes, and a host of other upgrades, it's tough enough to handle even the roughest conditions. Just don't let that gorgeous paint job stop you from putting it through its paces.
Crumpler is generally known for its soft-shell camera bags and backpacks, but that doesn't mean it can't make a solid hardshell. Crumpler Vis-A-Vis Luggage takes all the company's bag-making know-how and applies it to traditional luggage. Available in four styles — two sizes of trunks, an attaché, and a carry-on — and with your choice of either black or red handles, each is made with a custom polycarbonate/ABS shell, and sports features like a unique clothes compression system, smart grab tailored handles, zip safety straps, built-in TSA locks, and custom-designed, travel tested components.