Memobento

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A system of nesting modular lunch boxes for meal preparation. Never has a lunch box been so dope.

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My Coffee Setup

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I only just started drinking coffee really… I have maybe six years under my belt and in that time, I’ve learned the quality of typical coffee gear is shit. I wasted money on name brand stuff from big kitchen brands on multiple occasions, but have finally ironed out my setup with reliable, well-made equipment. Figured I’d share it for input and feedback:

  1. The Technivorm Moccamaster. The cheapest coffee maker you will ever buy, because it will last forever… If there is one thing on this list that I consider a must, it’s this coffee maker. Forget the price and just buy it.
  2. The Fellow Ode Grinder. Coffee made from beans is noticeably better than the pre-ground stuff. It took me longer than it should have to get a grinder and then, I went through a number of them… One broke after another. This offering from Fellow, however, has stood the test of time so far and it feels like it’s gonna last as long as the Moccamaster. Coffee people consider this thing the affordable option.
  3. The Fellow Atmos. I only bought this because it matched the grinder, but it works really well.

At first glance, this setup seems exorbitantly expensive… but in reality, this is all considered entry level gear by most home baristas and I bought most of it used on eBay. Plus, it sort of feels like a buy once, cry once type of deal. All three of these are built with intention.

The Grip Car

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Teenage Engineering is famous for their inspiring bespoke engineering work typically reserved things like digital audio. For this Christmas, however, they’ve made themselves a toy car… And it rules.

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The Best Coffee Maker Ever Made

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I am not a coffee sommelier by any stretch. I don’t care how my coffee is made and I don’t care where the beans come from. All I care about is a consistent taste that is easy to make when I’m tired as hell in the mornings.

Given that, you’d think a generic drip machine would be fine for my needs… and frankly, it is. However, I grew tired of buying a new one every few years because something stopped working and spare parts weren’t available. So, I bought a Technivorm Moccamaster.

The Moccamaster has been in continuous production since 1968. Most coffee experts agree that it is the best drip machine on the market in regards to the quality of its output. But I don’t give a shit about that really… What I care about is that it’s a very simple machine made up of entirely replaceable parts and no computers. Put coffee grinds and water in it and it consistently makes coffee that tastes good enough for me.

Also, it looks dope… And at $350, you will call it a cheap coffee maker after you’ve used it a lifetime.

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Ducati Monster: 30th

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I haven’t ridden a bike in close to 15 years, but if I were still into such things… Well, I’d be into this. It’s the Anniversary edition of the Ducati Monster and perhaps the last. It weighs just over 400 pounds and makes over 100 horsepower. And, it’s gorgeous.

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Steve McQueens GTB

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Steve McQueens ’67 GTB is going up for auction. They estimate it will close somewhere between $5 and 7 million… I wouldn’t be surprised to see something north of that if enough folks get interested. This is a very special car regardless of the previous owner.

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Rover Lunch Box

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Is this not the dopest lunch box… ever? All stainless and compartmented and… check out the old school latch. I don’t pack a lunch, but if I did…

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Big Blankets

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These are all the rage at the moment. Apparently, it’s a 10-foot by 10-foot blanket made from ultra soft polyester and spandex, so it has some stretch to it…

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