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Monthly Archives: December 2014

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 15

1) SINGLE-SENTENCE T-SHIRTS Does the world need more T-shirts, especially clever T-shirts? Probably not. But we’ll make an exception for these single sentence T-shirts, which elevator speech-ify famous ’80s movies. 2) TIME CAPSULE COUCHES You find a lot of things in your couch: spare change, the remote, your phone. Consequence of Sound reports that a couple…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 14

1) 2014 VINYL SALES EXCEED $1 MILLION No one—especially those of us who lived through the Age of the Cassette—can argue that digital music isn’t sent straight from Heaven. Power up the machine in your hand or the one on your desk, and anything you want to hear is just a clickety clack clack or…

Holiday Centerpiece: the Pork Crown Rib Roast

For the centerpiece of the holiday meal at my house, sometimes it’s leg of lamb or a roasted whole goose. Sometimes it’s prime rib or a ham with pineapples and maraschino cherries. This year? A pork crown rib roast. A pork crown rib roast is as delicious as it is elegant, but when it comes the…

My Holiday Gift Guide

I like a gift guide that keeps on giving. So, what’s the definition of that? A guide that includes only things I’d want to call my own. If I wouldn’t wear it, eat it, use it, or make something with it, I wouldn’t give it. From lip balm to lighting, from spice blends to knitting…