• One of the most beautiful places in the world is the original wine growing region Anjou in Western France. This region once stored and shipped wine in wooden casks and served as the inspiration for the creation of our wine. It’s a must-visit. [1 of 3]
 

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food 24 Oct 2014

Gavin Macomber is the Founder & Principal of Andegavia Cask Wines, the first ever sustainably-packaged luxury wine brand. TWITTER  FACEBOOK  INSTAGRAM

 
  • This quote is extracted from one of my favorite books, “Round River,” by famous environmentalist and author, Aldo Leopold. His stance on environmental sustainability inspired me to create a green and eco-friendly product. [2 of 3]
 
  • Nantucket holds a special place in my heart, as it’s where I met my wife (Andegavia co-founder) Kelly and where we first launched our wine at the annual Nantucket Wine Festival. I can’t get enough of the island life, so nantucketblACKbook’s Instagram never fails to make me smile. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 22 Oct 2014

The Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain tries on Hanukkah sweaters and public radio names.

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Sonia Epstein visits the world's coolest science museums.

food 17 Oct 2014

Dan Lewis on food-related disputes that the courts had to decide.

 


  • Susan Sontag was a woman of rare and complicated brilliance. Check out the trailer for this amazing documentary, Regarding Susan Sontag. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 22 Oct 2014

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards. The new season of her 2014 Emmy-nominated original series “The Future Starts Here” premieres tomorrow, Oct 23rd on AOL. Twitter

 
  • 'Tis nearly the season... for GeltFiend's ironic Hanukkah sweaters. Finally I get to wear holiday sweaters too. [2 of 3]
 
 
 

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Dan Lewis on food-related disputes that the courts had to decide.

culture 15 Oct 2014

Scent critic Chandler Burr shares his favorite olfactory art blogs.

 


  • At Le Laboratoire in Paris, creatives from fields of art and science work together on artworks and design products. Le Lab Cambridge, now open in Boston, MA, is conducting experiments in interdisciplinary learning while also exhibiting and selling the works generated by its French counterpart. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 20 Oct 2014

Sonia Epstein is an interdisciplinary translator working at the intersection of science and the culture. Past projects include work on Eric Kandel’s book The Age of Insight and on the Charlie Rose Brain Series, and she is currently the Program Associate for Science & the Arts at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. INSTAGRAM  TUMBLR

 
  • If you ever find yourself near Dresden, don’t miss the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. Far from the traditional, kid-friendly science museum, this German institution is dedicated to exploring the truths of the human body. It programs special exhibitions on dying, or the passions of the soul, and is host to a permanent collection that includes ear muffs letting you experience the hearing loss of old age and a transparent glass cow with its innards on display. [2 of 3]
 
  • Entering the National Museum of Mathematics, or MoMATH, on 26th street in Manhattan you encounter math in unexpected ways—while riding a bike with square wheels or by trying your hand at a revolving slate of puzzles over lunch. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 17 Oct 2014

Dan Lewis on food-related disputes that the courts had to decide.

culture 15 Oct 2014

Scent critic Chandler Burr shares his favorite olfactory art blogs.

culture 13 Oct 2014

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, shares his writing playlist.

 


  • Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? In Nix v. Hedden, a case from 1893, the Supreme Court had to figure that out, to see which tariff applied. (They said it's a vegetable -- the everyday culinary usage trumped the botanical definition of "fruit.") [1 of 3]
 

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food 17 Oct 2014

Dan Lewis is the creator of Now I Know, a daily newsletter of incredible things, and now a collection in book form. TWITTER

 
  • Is a burrito a sandwich? A Panera Bread had the exclusive right to sell sandwiches at a mall in Massachusetts, but the mall wanted to add a Qdoba to its restaurant offerings. Panera sued, claiming that Qdoba served burritos; burritos were a type of sandwich; and therefore, Qdoba's menu violated Panera's rights. The judge said nope -- a burrito isn't a type of sandwich. [2 of 3]
 
  • Was there a mouse sealed in some guy's Mountain Dew? Again, nope. A guy sued claiming he found mouse parts in his soda; the court said no way, because the mouse wouldn't still be intact -- it would have turned into a jelly-like gloop. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 15 Oct 2014

Scent critic Chandler Burr shares his favorite olfactory art blogs.

culture 13 Oct 2014

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, shares his writing playlist.

food 10 Oct 2014

Mandy Aftel indulges in feasts for the senses.

 


  • Perfume Shrine is the brainchild of Elena Vosnaki (Athens), a perfume expert with an astonishingly encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of the art. Fascinating. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 15 Oct 2014

Chandler Burr is the former New York Times scent critic and founded the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design. He collaborates with great chefs to give scent dinners around the world, like this one in London. TWITTER

 
 
  • Designer Simone Shitrit (São Paulo) creates perhaps the most quixotic of the blogs, mixing movies, painting, politics, and design with perfume. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 13 Oct 2014

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food 10 Oct 2014

Mandy Aftel indulges in feasts for the senses.

culture 8 Oct 2014

Magali Duzant on small spaces and proof of our existence.