The Sleekest Way to Store Your Magazines

The witty Swedish design trio Front just released this plastic storage piece for Kartell. The organizer files your reading materials inside the "pages" of an open book. Monica Khemsurov Front Page Magazine Rack by Front for Kartell $266;
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The Gin Diaries: The Sweet Taste of Success

Brad Estabrooke, founder of the Breuckelen Distilling Company, was a typical Wall Street banker. That is, until he got laid off in December 2008 and decided he'd rather make gin than find another office job. The 31-year-old began working on his Brooklyn distillery in March 2009, and it's opening this weekend. He's been charting his progress—the good and the bad—in an exclusive diary on You can read his introductory post here, find out how to start your own distillery here, learn the ups and downs of being a local business owner here, and get an exclusive photo tour of see more

The Missing Links: The Perfect Fall Wardrobe, Classics Gone Trendy, and Your New Best Friend for Winter

Kanye West raps for Facebook and then joins Twitter. In his words, "I'm killing this shit." We'll bet every man will own one of these by December. You might as well be the first. L.L. Bean is an old brand, but don't underestimate its fresh looks. Command practically anything while driving with the MyFord Touch. Your perfect fall/winter wardrobe has arrived. All in one catalog. The drama of this trailer for the anticipated French film, Notre Jour Viendra, says it all—sans subtitles. Brush up on the basics: An instructional guide to business shirts. It says something that Jaunted couldn't see more

L.A. Music 101

If you associate the "L.A. sound" with your dad's dusty collection of Eagles records, give the city another spin. Here's your guide to its new music boom. LO-FI ROCK Eagle Rock Center for the Arts Acts: No Age, Abe Vigoda, and Best Coast, whose first LP is set for a summer release. Venue: Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino likes Eagle Rock Center for the Arts (2225 Colorado Blvd.) Label: PPM, an imprint for scuzzy rock. Hangout: Ooga Booga (943 N. Broadway #203) sells DIY wares like band tees by local designers. Eatery: Señor Fish (4803 Eagle Rock Blvd.) serves hangover-curing tacos, see more

Hidden Design Source

You'd never shop for a bicycle in a car showroom or go looking for steaks in a candy store. But when it come to high-end furniture, one of the best new purveyors is an Italian fashion site., where the dressing-room-averse buy their Comme des Garçons with a mouse click, has been quietly building a stable of international design brands—Moroso, Iittala, Magis—and recently launched exclusive online shops with Kartell and Estd, the more affordable sister line of Established & Sons. Monica Khemsurov

The Missing Links: Farmers' Tans, The Black Cobra, and the Dumbest Ad You've Ever Seen

Who needs a wine cellar when you can have wine barrel floors? Liven up your home with this crafty technique—if you can focus. Take a cue from the Mad Men crew with 10 of Valet's favorite casual looks from the show's first three seasons. We don't really understand this art, but isn't that the point? The perfect solution to a breathable summer necktie. Where does this style come from and why won't it go away? The beer that makes wine tasting seem boring. Is the inanity of this advertisement the solution to gaining publicity? Could be. Getting a farmers' see more
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3 Ways to Dress Up Summer Classics

Six-pack of Eskimo Pies ( Brush each with cold water, sprinkle with fleur de sel, and return to the freezer for a few minutes. 18 Otter Pops ( at room temperature for a few minutes, open sleeves, and remove 1½ inches from each pop. Add 1 oz of white rum to each, shake, and refreeze. A dozen Choco Tacos ( Top each with strawberry salsa: 1 lb of chopped strawberries mixed with sugar, mint, and fresh lime juice to taste. JJ Goode see more

Modern Mixtape

A USB drive housed inside a mock cassette—blank liner notes included—this 128 MB gadget lets you compile two hours' worth of music. Take Nick Hornby's advice from High Fidelity and make sure to "kick off with a corker." Mix tape USB stick by suckUK, $20; Jonah Weiner

VIDEO: The "You Dun Goofed" Palate-Cleanser

The purest expression of pleasure and fulfillment to occur over the weekend was captured on Saturday night—at the Brighton Beach boardwalk's weekly dance party.

What You Should Be Listening to Right Now

ALBUMS M.I.A., /\/\ /\ Y /\ (N.E.E.T./Interscope) WOLF PARADE, Expo 86 (Sub Pop) SCISSOR SISTERS, Night Work (Downtown) SONGS KATY PERRY, "California Gurls" (Capitol) KELIS, "4th of July" (Interscope) TOKYO POLICE CLUB, "Favourite Colour" (Mom+Pop) Jonah Weiner see more
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