S'well by john cheng

If you happen to be looking for a new well designed beverage bottle that keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours, then check out S'well. You can do custom logo bottles too for your organization!

S'well is the premier fashionable reusable water bottle made of the highest-grade stainless steel, keeping drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

HomeMade Modern: Copper Coffee Maker by john cheng

I know for sure there are plenty of you out there that would take the time to make this DIY Copper Coffee Maker. Especially those of you who love pour over coffee. Check out this awesome tutorial by Ben Uyeda from HomeMade Modern to create said copper coffee maker and start planning your weekend project now!

This is the first video of our CoffeeScapes series that will features different ways to make the things that make our coffee. This copper pipe pour over device is held together with epoxy so soldiering equipment and skills are not required. Copper pipe can be cut with a tube cutter making this project possible without a single powertool.

Latte Motion by john cheng

Japanese company Ajinomoto General Foods used 1,000 cups of coffee to promote, Maxim Stick. That's quite a bit of latte!

http://latte-vacation.agf.jp/ 世界初!1000杯のラテで作られた、ラテアート・アニメーション(ラテモーション)! The world's first latte art animation(latte motion) created with 1,000 cups of latte!! 1杯1杯丁寧に手作りされたラテアートで繋いだ濃厚でクリーミーな物語をお楽しみください。 Please enjoy the rich, creamy story connected by carefully handcrafted latte art one by one.

DIY Martini Sword by john cheng

Holiday parties are coming up soon! Why not impress your friends with some martini swords that you made yourselves? Or maybe you can craft the perfect set of mini swords for your friend's mini bar as a Christmas gift! Either way, it's still a fun weekend project. Check out Inspire to Make to nail down the process yourself!

How to make a Mini Sword out of nail. Website: http://inspiretomake.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspiretomake Twitter: https://twitter.com/inspire_to_make Music: http://audiojungle.net/item/brave-scotland/6777101?ref=kvant

Master Sommelier Opens Vintage Bottle of Port With a Feather by john cheng

If you ever find yourself needing to open a 100 year old bottle of port and don't want to make a mess out of crumbling cork, try a feather!

Or you can use a brush instead...

Of course all of this is assuming you have access to vintage port and a pair of port tongs.

Hand Blown Beer Glasses by john cheng

In a world full of mass manufactured goods, it is always nice to see that there still exist hand crafted and quality pieces such as these hand blown beer glasses. Get your own set for £52.00 at Reiko Kaneko.

As part of the first Japan Store collection Reiko has worked closely with the prestigious Japanese company Shotoku Glass. Renowned for their super thin, yet deceptively strong hand blown glass Reiko has worked with Shotoku to develop a bespoke Beer Glass design.

In the design Reiko took inspiration from the glass blowing process after visiting their factory in Tokyo earlier in the year. Aiming to utilise this Japanese craftsmanship to create an elegant beer glass specific for the English market, the glass is just the right size to hold one bottle of beer. The subtle ripple on the exterior of the glass also conveniently shows a 50 ml double measure, allowing combinations of this very Japanese craft with classic English drinks like G&T. For Reiko, the highest praise for the design came from the factory floor, with some of Shotoku’s glass blowers among her first customers.

By defeault we sell these glasses paired up in a presentation box, however they are also available individually should you wish. 

- See more at: http://www.reikokaneko.co.uk/retail/Japan-store/beer-glass#sthash.kM9u39Eg.dpuf





Shaken or Stirred? by john cheng

Do you know when or why to shake or stir a cocktail? I didn't, but with the help of Robert Hess fromt he latest episode of The Cocktail Spirit, the difference is clear. HAH! Get it!? Clear...sorry just watch the video.

This is one of those galvanizing issues that can really show that you take quality cocktails even slightly seriously. Shaking a Manhattan is like serving your guests instant coffee. There, I've said it. The question about When to Shake and When to Stir still confuses many, more so when you see contradictory information about this in different recipes for the same drink.

Space Whisky by john cheng

Ardbeg Distillery in Scotland partnered with Texas space research company NanoRacks back in 2011 to launch a vial of unmatured malt and charred oak pieces into orbit.

The vial was launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket with a control vial kept in the Ardbeg distillery. The vial is scheduled to return back to earth on September 12, 2014 and a comparison of the two whiskeys will be made to see the effects of microgravity conditions on the maturation process.


If you want to know more about the scotch whisky process, watch the video below!

DIY Sake by john cheng

Home brewing and distilling seems to be very popular these days. But this is the first time I've seen a DIY Sake kit. Might be something you want to try. Pick one up from Uncommon Goods and test your skills to see if you can make your own batch of smooth sake.

626 Night Market by john cheng

Looking for something to do in Downtown LA tonight and tomorrow night? Head over to the DTLA 626 Night Market and show down on some food, visit me at my artist booth, and just have an all around good time. Visit 626 Night Market for more info or purchase your presale tickets at Eventbrite.

Drink More Water! by john cheng

Water is very essential to our health and if you are like me, forgetting to drink enough water is a daily offense. Ogilvy Paris has created a timer cap for Vittel to remind you to drink water every hour. Each time you close the cap, it sets the timer and a tiny flag will pop up to gently remind you that you need a dose of water. Cool!

Dominique Ansel Bakery by john cheng


Listen to Dominique talk about his small bakery in Soho NYC, Dominique Ansel Bakery, and the various pastries being sold including the well renowned Cronut. If you're out in NYC, line up with the other 150 people outside his shop and have a cookie shot glass of vanilla infused milk for me. Looks so good!