This ‘tell it as it is’ label says it all! A clever way to say ‘quality’ without being pompous.
Billed as a ‘farmstead confectionery’, Vermont’s Big Picture Farms is dedicated to blending the sweet creamy goodness of goat milk into candy. As founder Louisa Conrad explains, the short fatty acid chains found in goat’s milk make for a smoother taste in their caramels. Conrad runs the business with her husband Lucas Farrell – both trained artists who have since turned to goat farming, cheese-making and confections.
Good news for wine buffs and cocktail fans: the guys behind Hendrick’s Gin and Sailor Jerry (Quaker City Mercantile) have created their first wine – White Mule Farms Spodee.
Spodee is a Depression-era recipe for wine, fortified with moonshine. It comes in an old-timey milk bottle, and strangely enough can be mixed like a spirit. Apparently, Spodee and Sody (Coca-Cola) is also sublime. Cheers!
As the fashion of rugged refinement grips the menswear scene, grooming products have had to accommodate a new cosmetic: beard oil (one especially for Fitzrovian hipsters Oli and Nile.) Part cologne, part conditioner, beard oil has become a popular alternative to cream-based conditioners, adding just the right amount of shine and musky fragrance to manly mugs.
Moscow design student Ivan Maximov has created a new identity for takeaway beer from a chain of football pubs called Mug.
Similar to takeaway coffee, “Take Away Beer Makes the Atmosphere” consists of recyclable paper cups in a cardboard carrier. A sticker on the lid identifies the brew and the date it was filled. The carrier notes that the beer is ‘Handcrafted with courage’.
Nokia has unveiled Nokia Pure, a new typeface that celebrates the brand’s Finnish design heritage. Created by typography designer Dalton Maag, the typeface references the different stroke weights and rounded flow of handwriting, creating a more open effect than the Nokia Sans typeface.
Young people rebelling against trendy fashion are looking into their grandparents’ wardrobes for inspiration. Madcap prints, old-fashioned crochet and over-the-top embroidery are all elements of this new granny style. It’s an anti-fashion statement and an example of craft finding its way back into expressive fashion.