The luxury of living in modern times is that we now have access to heavy construction equipment and power tools. It's hard to even imagine building a large structure in the 13th century. On the outskirts of Paris, a team of master builders and archeologists is making that visualization easier by constructing a castle using only medieval techniques and materials.
At the Explorer's Club dinner in 1951, there was a very rare cut of meat on the menu — wholly mammoth. 65 years later, no one seems to know what the meat actually was. Munchies goes to New York City to try and find out what the mystery meat really was.
For Issue 05, we gathered ten of the world's best Barn Finds, ten of the most interesting caviar-and-potato chip pairings, three spectacular places to stay in Italy, and thirty stunning objects of desire.
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The 19-69 brand was birthed in an effort to bottle counterculture movements from the past. Over the course of two years, the brand went through an exhaustive creative process with artisans in Scandinavia, France, and Italy before launching their fragrances in Paris. Each scent is inspired by an era, culture, or setting and the music and trends that help shape them and brought to life in the names, packaging, and the fragrances themselves.
William Randolph Hearst, the Kennedy family, Cornelius Vanderbilt — all powerful magnates in array of businesses and politics, and all with sprawling estates. Mental Floss takes you on a tour of some of the largest homes in the world, with some of the most unbelievable additions you're not likely to find in your average studio apartment.
Not about to be outdone by Zach Gowen, the King of Lizards took to the American Ninja Warrior course. While Tyrannosaurus Rex might be one of the largest predators that ever lived, those tiny arms just weren't made for obstacle courses.
Since their entry into the jeans market, Mott & Bow have changed the way men shop for denim. They use artisan techniques to make their jeans, with fabric sourced from some of the best mills in the world without cutting corners. And their Home Try-On Program is still the easiest way to get the best jeans and the best fit. Now, Mott & Bow is expanding their line of slim fit jeans again, taking the slightly stretchy, never too tight, nor too loose jeans and adding black and gray colorways. The new colors go with almost anything, and just like the rest of the line they're soft, comfortable, and will never look dated.
Presented by Mott & Bow.
Made from resilient Japanese warp-knit fabric, Kinetic pants combine classic looks with the feel of something you'd wear to a workout. Each pair provides unrivaled mobility and stretch thanks to Primeflex polyester that has the feel and structure of a woven but bends and stretches like a knit. The pants are also water-repellent, moisture-wicking, and wrinkle-free, and are perfect for travel and daily wear, where they respond to your movement and always bounce back.
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With a total of 2,704 pieces, the Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic Set is no small build. Even through the magic of time-lapse, it takes over 25 minutes to assemble the two-foot long piece. In this video, Brick Builder does all of the dirty work so we can just marvel at the intricate details without actually doing any of the labor.
What's a snowboarder to do when he's in the middles of the desert without a flake in sight? Shred the dunes of the Arabian Peninsula. Rally racer Kuba Przygoński rigs up his Dakar MINI and takes Wojtek "Gniazdo" Pawlusiak for a freestyle run through the sands of the United Arab Emirates.