• If you're one of the few left who haven't taken in Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl," do yourself a solid and give it a listen on audiobook. Its female narrator, Julia Whelan, was named narrator of the year by Audible. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 24 Dec 2014

Happy Holidays! Alexa Jaccarino is the editor of Very Short List, and she loves to hear from you: TWITTER  INSTAGRAM

 
  • I got pretty lost in all of the posts Juxtapoz has tagged 'Best of 2014.' Included are: Cats That Look Like Pinup Girls, 1980s NYC Subway Photos, Glamour Shots for Goats, 1968 Radical Italian Furniture, and so much more. [2 of 3]
 
  • And thanks to FiveThirtyEight for rounding up the most agreed-upon bests of the year into a nice short list. I like your style. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 22 Dec 2014

Jane Mosbacher Morris on doing business with purpose.

food 19 Dec 2014

Reggie Milligan goes holiday shopping for Sriracha lovers.

food 17 Dec 2014

Stew Leonard Jr., of the beloved Stew Leonard's grocery stores, talks holiday shopping.

 


  • A thoughtful take on the purpose of our life and how we measure it. I re-read Christensen's speech when I feel like I need to realign my priorities. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 22 Dec 2014

Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET   Survivor-made Goods, a social enterprise promoting goods made by and stories told by survivors of abuse, conflict, and disease. TWITTER  INSTAGRAM  FACEBOOK

 
 
  • International Justice Mission (IJM) operates like a high-powered law firm, representing the poorest and most oppressed from around the world. My trip to India with IJM to study human trafficking planted the seed for TO THE MARKET and ultimately changed my life. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 19 Dec 2014

Reggie Milligan goes holiday shopping for Sriracha lovers.

food 17 Dec 2014

Stew Leonard Jr., of the beloved Stew Leonard's grocery stores, talks holiday shopping.

design 15 Dec 2014

Adam Goldstein on design that shows the touch of the human hand.

 


  • Chef Sam Mason and designer Elizabeth Valleau emulsified to give mayo the royal treatment using non-GMO oils, local pasture-raised eggs, and Sriracha. [1 of 3]
 

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food 19 Dec 2014

Reggie Milligan co-founded Mantry (The Modern Man's Pantry) an American Artisan food-of-the-month club based in NYC. TWITTER

 
  • Jessica and Sabrina are two talented Brooklyn artisans making certified grandma-quality jam with modern flavors. The fiery Sriracha is cut by sweet peach to make a spread any rooster fan will enjoy. [2 of 3]
 
  • Yes, 2014 was the year the worlds of Sriracha and Beer collided. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 17 Dec 2014

Stew Leonard Jr., of the beloved Stew Leonard's grocery stores, talks holiday shopping.

design 15 Dec 2014

Adam Goldstein on design that shows the touch of the human hand.

style 10 Dec 2014

Katie Doyle & Jay Hallstein prove that basic is beautiful.

 


  • Each year, the number of Christmas trees that we sell at our Stew Leonard’s stores could be lined up to extend over 66 miles! If you haven’t picked your tree out yet, here are a few of my best tips. [1 of 3]
 

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food 17 Dec 2014

Stew Leonard Jr. is the CEO and President of Stew Leonard’s grocery and wine stores, located in the NY tri-state area. We believe our stores, once dubbed the Disneyland of grocery stores, are a favorite among shoppers because of their friendly and fun atmospheres and our knowledgeable staff. FACEBOOK  INSTAGRAM  TWITTER

 
  • During the week leading up to Christmas, we'll sell enough ham and filets combined to give every person in the Giants' stadium more than a half-pound of each! And no dinner table would be complete without a great, local wine pairing. [2 of 3]
 
  • ...we'll also sell 10,000 gallons of eggnog that same week, which is enough to fill more than 135 bathtubs. But instead of fact-checking us on that one, we recommend you enjoy your eggnog, either in the traditional way as a tasty drink or in one of these many creative ways. [3 of 3]
 
 

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design 15 Dec 2014

Adam Goldstein on design that shows the touch of the human hand.

style 10 Dec 2014

Katie Doyle & Jay Hallstein prove that basic is beautiful.

tech 8 Dec 2014

Chris McConnell on tech for writers.

 


  • As designers, we are constantly asked by clients to provide photo realistic 3-D renderings of our projects, but our personal preference is more for hand drawn illustrations. London-based illustrator Thibaud Herem is one of our favorites. [1 of 3]
 

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design 15 Dec 2014

Adam Goldstein a cofounder of Santa Monica-based design firm Studio Collective. Along with partners Christian Schulz and Leslie Kale, he shares an appreciation for things that show the touch of the human hand. Recently, he has a rediscovered appreciation for onion bialys. INSTAGRAM  TWITTER  FACEBOOK

 
  • I am a closet tumblrfile. i fucking wish is a constant source of inspiration. The tag line says it all: “At the end of the day when I'm in bed I curse myself and tell myself I fucking wish I made that.” [2 of 3]
 
  • Although the trendy Venice street Abbot Kinney has become a bit overrun with chain stores as of late, there are still a few independent boutiques left on the block. Tortoise General Store, with its more private gallery Tortoise tucked away behind it, are two of the best. [3 of 3]
 
 

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style 10 Dec 2014

Katie Doyle & Jay Hallstein prove that basic is beautiful.

tech 8 Dec 2014

Chris McConnell on tech for writers.

culture 5 Dec 2014

Brian Nunes on talent that springs from context rather than content.