This knife truly is a classic. Used by pro chefs across the globe, the Wüsthof Classic 8" Cook's Knife ($120) can be used everyday for just about anything you can do in the kitchen. It's forged from a single piece of high-carbon, no-stain steel, has a hollow-ground design for reduced friction, offers great balance, and is dishwasher safe. And while it may be a bit pricey, it'll outlast you and end up in your kid's cooking arsenal one day.
Yes, that’s right — “flavour.” This jewel is for our friends over in the UK. The Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker (£19.99) is a little kitchen gadget that grinds, crushes, and bruises all sorts of ingredients into great rubs, marinades, and dressings. Inside the sexy outer shell is a ceramic ball that does all the work for you. It won’t make you as good a chef as Jamie, but it certainly couldn’t hurt. [Thanks, Brett]
Crafted from pure European flax, the Parachute Coal Linen Venice Set gives you the casual look of linen in a dramatic dark hue. The fabric is spun in a region of northern Portugal by a family-owned factory. From there, each piece is garment dyed and washed in small batches, creating a unique grey color and soft texture that is free of harsh chemicals and synthetics. The set includes a fitted sheet, duvet cover, and pillowcases. No, there's not a top sheet, but who uses that anyway? Along with a great looking bed, you'll also get the added benefit of knowing that with every purchase a malaria-prevention bed net is donated to the United Nations' Nothing But Nets campaign.
Presented by Parachute Home.
Built with top quality components and thoughtful construction, you can't go wrong with a made to measure gray or blue suit from Indochino's Premium Collection. All their suit jackets are half canvassed, with fully fused fronts, for greater versatility and excellent shape for your body. Each jacket also features fully canvassed lapels, bullhorn buttons, lightweight shoulder pads and high-quality collar felts. Just choose your fabric, customize your suit, and submit your measurements. The result is an investment-quality suit that's far more attainable than bespoke options and fits better than off-the-rack options. You can wear them year round, and you get the most bang for your buck as each suit is under $400.
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That’s the problem I always have when cake is around — people keep running away with it. You can now recreate the situation with the Bimboveloce (running man) Cake Stand by Mattia di Rosa ($175). It features a small man that, while holding up your cake, pie, or cookies, looks like he’s trying to carry them away. If only we could find one that actually worked when our family members give us raisin pie.
It's easy to misplace your beer and get it mixed up with someone else's at a party — especially if your host is a tightwad like us and only buys one brand. Keep a handy Beer Band ($6/12 pack) with you and you'll never have to wonder if you're about to drink Bubba's bud or yours.