Thursday, July 28, 2011


I'm a big fan of elaborately made cocktails. New and interesting flavored spirits are quite exciting for me, so I'm kind of thrilled about Art in the Age's new liqueur: RHUBY. It's rhubarb flavored! Art in the Age already make two successful liqueurs, SNAP (gingerbread) and ROOT (it's root beer, but also think sassafras and birch bark). Both are fantastic.

The real reason I thought to post about this was because I love their artwork for everything, but it seems I like the product just as much.

"Like ROOT and SNAP, RHUBY is based on a centuries old Pennsylvania recipe and is totally unique in the marketplace. There has never been anything like it…at least not since 1771. This is the year Ben Franklin sent John Bartram America’s first rhubarb seeds. Bartram proceeded to make a delicious garden tea with rhubarb, beets, carrots, lemon, petitgrain, cardamom, pink peppercorn, coriander, vanilla, and pure cane sugar. We took this recipe and turned it into a spirit!"

They have a few recipes here, although I'm not sure when it's for sale. Hopefully I can find it soon!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Via DesignSponge

A beautiful map design, titled American Flags Map from These Are Things.

I love the delicate lines, zig zags and crosshatch used to designate states. And of course the little flags! This is a great piece of simplified design, it would look great anywhere. It's a limited edition print of only 100, sold for $99. Should I get one?

Their shop has many more map prints for sale.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sweet Paul Magazine

I was reading the PopSugar app on my phone and they linked to an online magazine called Sweet Paul. The cover of the new summer issue was so amazing I had to read the rest. It's awesome! Paul Lowe is a food and prop stylist and all around cool and crafty guy. The magazine is filled with great stuff (144 pages actually!). It's like a younger and hipper Martha Stewart Living, I'm sorry Martha.

Here's a link to the new issue.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Barton Hollow

While I'm on the topic of music, I'll just add that I'm absolutely obsessed with Barton Hollow from the Civil Wars. Do yourself a favor and listen to this over and over and over.

Codes and Keys

I've been loving Death Cab for Cutie's new album Codes and Keys. It's not as sappy as their previous album Plans, so that's good. It has a more electronic feeling and I'm liking it more and more each time around. And you can download it on Amazon for $5!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Karl Lagerfield for Diet Coke

I love these Diet Coke cans designed by Karl Lagerfield. They're unfortunately only sold at Harvey Nichols. The simple patterns are beautiful. I wonder if I could get my hands on them. Diet Coke isn't my drink of choice but you better believe I would but a ton of these.

Also 2 soda posts in a row, what?

Found on The Dieline.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Barritt's Ginger Beer

I am a huge fan of ginger beer. I've tried and enjoyed lots of different brands but always failed to find the king of ginger beers: Barritt's. It has been brewed in Bermuda for over 100 years and is the original ingredient in a Dark and Stormy (also originated in Bermuda).

I've yet to see it in any retail stores, it seems like they only sell wholesale. But yesterday I came home from work and there was an entire case waiting for me.

Thanks to Rob, who surprised me with this perfect drink. Barritt's is made with real cane sugar and I was amazed to taste the difference from regular processed sugar. It's so clean, sweet, just a little spicy and extraordinarily refreshing. Add vodka and fresh squeezed lime juice for a Moscow Mule!