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Bacon lovers rejoice! a new book of recipes puts a spin on traditional meals and elevates bacon from a simple meal accessory to the focal point of these dishes. The Big Book of Bacon: Savory Flirtations, Daliances, and Indulgences with the Underbelly of the Pig, is a book by Jennifer Pearsall, author and publisher of the popular blog thebaconaffairs.com, and as she puts it, "I can’t think of anything bacon doesn’t work with." via

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Dream away and forget about life´s troubles with Taschen´s new book - Cabins. The coffee table book is filled with cabin porn, magical retreats for escaping hectic city life and technology. Over 464 pages you can drool over stunning photography, as well as detailed information about cabin projects from all over the world, and get inspiration to buy or build your own getaway shack.

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Make Your Mark is a new addition to 99U´s popular book series, this is a business book for makers, not managers. What sets the businesses that succeed apart? The book features insights from 21 entrepreneurs and designers from companies such as Behance, Google, Adobe, Dodocase, Facebook, Warby Parker and other bright minds, that share their startup wisdom. Make Your Mark will arm you with practical insights for launching a purpose-driven business, refining your product, delighting your customers, inspiring your team—and ultimately—making something that matters.

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Had enough of the hectic city life? Looking for a place to reconnect with nature? Check out Candlewood Cabins, a natural get-a-way experience in Wisconsin. The unique getaway retreat is hidden deep in the Ocooch Mountains, surrounded by nature, and offers several cabins that come with all the comforts of home, and are filled with simple pleasures, such as enjoying a wood-burning stove, a soothing bath, cozy up to the fire, or simply star gaze. A magical place that leaves the stress of daily life far behind...
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If you can´t afford business class but feel like an Old Fashioned mid-flight, you can now pack this awesome pocket-sized cocktail kit. When you get on the plane, simply order a mini-bottle of bourbon and mix on! everything else you need is in the box. The Carry On Cocktail Kit provides a custom combination bar spoon/muddler to mix in the included cane sugar and small-batch bitters, plus a recipe card and a linen coaster. The kit is FAA-compliant, you´ll make it trough security just fine.
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For all of you with a penchant for all things spicy, meet St. Lucifer Spice, your new favorite way to add a kick to any meal or snack. Enjoy the thrill of heat? This thing is not only fiery, its flavorful too, it features a masterful blend of garlic, salt, vinegar and fiery habanero peppers, creating a precise balance that can enhance just about anything into a merciless delight.
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Gather your friends and escape to the ultimate snow playground, the Baldface Lodge. At Baldface there´s no waiting for lifts and you never have to worry about competing for fresh tracks. Located in the heart of Canada´s Selkirk Mountains lays this remote lodge surrounded by 32,000 acres of skiable terrain, open bowls, peaks, perfectly spaced trees and 500+ inches of untouched powder. A quick 10-minute helicopter ride transports guests to the Lodge for 3 and 4-day all-inclusive, guided skiing and boarding trips. For all you pros, Baldface also offers an exclusive private Cat so you’re guaranteed to be pushed to your limits. watch the video

photos by Nick Diamond
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If like us, you have a fascination for amazing lego sculptures, you should definitely check out this new book by the most famous LEGO artist in the world - Nathan Sawaya. The renowned New York-based artist creates awe-inspiring works of art focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO is a 248-page hardcover book that showcases the artist’s greatest creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO pieces, and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be. via

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We have always tried to help get a word out and promote small manufacturers that focus on craftsmanship and aim to create quality products that last and have their own histories. A new book called The Craft and the Makers showcases savvy businesses that have chosen to focus on craftsmanship and are creating things with a soul, every page is a testament to the products created with heart by these artisans, and profiles the small companies as well as the individuals that drive them.

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Ladies and gentlemen...The Rolling Stones! Published by Taschen, this new mind-blowing publication finally gets the one-of-a-kind band the book it deserves. The definitive, authorized illustrated history of the world’s greatest rock ´n´ roll band, is a roller coaster through fifty years of memory lane. With over 500 pages, the beautifully illustrated book features incredible photos(many of them previously unseen) from some of the world’s greatest photographers, including David Bailey, Peter Beard, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, and many more. This is music book history in the making.

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Portland workshop Tanner Goods have added to their collection another beautiful hand crafted leather product, the Troubadour Guitar Strap. The vintage looking strap is made from 5.5 oz. Horween Rich Chromexcel leather, a material that ages beautifully over time. The elegant strap can be adjusted to fit any style of play, and is available in several colors.
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Korg, renown manufacture of electronic musical instruments has introduced the Cliphit, a clever device that turns the world around you into your own personal drum kit! Cliphit takes your air-drumming to the next level, simply attach one of the included clips to almost anything and play drums in real time! The portable drum kit also features a footswitch to control kick sounds, built-in drum sound effects, a headphone jack for private practice, and a built-in speaker that delivers great-sounding tone for your drum performance. watch the video

Learn more from Korg, or purchase now from Amazon
Available for purchase in Europe here

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If you are heading over to Finland on vacations and are looking for a unique place to spend a few adventurous days, check out the Saunalautta, a floating sauna houseboat that is now available for rent. Built out of recycled wood, the raft features a bedroom with four bunks, and a hot steamy sauna on the lower level, on the top level you´ll find a rooftop observation deck, a barbecue, and hammocks, making it the perfect place to unwind on the water with friends. A small outboard motor is used to power the vessel.

Check out the floating sauna’s Facebook page for more information.
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ETE Plate was designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight obesity by stopping your overeating. ETE helps you control your portion size by showing you which food group to put on your plate, offering you endless possibilities to eat diverse and healthy meals. The simple illustrations developed by dieticians correspond to nutritional guidelines to secure greater control over eating habits and help you prepare many different types of meals.
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San Francisco-based bag maker Timbuk2 have teamed up with fellow neighbors Blue Bottle Coffee to create this awesome Travel Coffee Kit for the coffee obsessive urban traveler. Whether your gearing up for a weekend adventure, a surf session or camping trip, this elegant kit includes literally everything needed to brew on-the-go. The stylish Timbuk2 travel bag includes compartments for coffee beans, a Porlex coffee grinder, Bonmac dripper and filters, two enamelware cups, and matching felt cup sleeves. (scouted by Luis) watch the video
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Feel like a winter adventure? Arctic Trucks Experience is a company that specializes in organizing self-drive tours in Iceland. They offer various tours, depending on how many days you want to travel and how challenging you want the trip to be, guaranteeing an experience of a lifetime in the remote areas of Iceland. You and your friends do all the driving, behind the wheel of one of their specialized super trucks, modified and equipped with all the gear you will need to tackle the demanding and challenging environments. watch the video
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This nifty portable DJ pad by Monster, packs a studio full of pro gear into a pocket sized controller! Monster GO-DJ allows you to produce, record, and broadcast quality audio on the go, it features two tiny touchscreens for scratching, physical knobs and a fader, sequencer, keyboard, guitar, EQ recording capability, an SD card slot, and all the ports you need to connect the rest of you DJ gear. via
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Learn more from Monster, or purchase now from Amazon
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Searching for a unique and thrilling outdoor experience? Every year, an eclectic mix of thrill-seekers get together at the International Highline Meeting in Monte Piana, high up in the northern Italian Alps, for an unique experience strung hundreds of feet above the ground. If you´re interested in joining these adventurous folks, you can head over to their website for more information, the registration fee costs $40 and includes access to the lines, tent place, breakfast, insurance for the whole event, spoon, fork, knife, cup, and a highline meeting t-shirt. If heights are not your thing, you can simply admire the mind-blowing photos after the jump.

(Photos by: Sebastian Wahlhuetter Photography)
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