What happens when Danish still life art and ceramics get together? Well, hold onto your hats. These ultra modern vessels are hand made in Portugal using a slip-cast technique. Designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen, the Strøm Collection comes in all sorts of swoon-worthy shapes and bright bold colors (from grey to tangerine). Choose from a jug, vase, or bowl and use them to liven up your decor, to serve from at the dining table, or just to add a dash of spunk to any room. DETAILS & MATERIALS – Made in: Portugal Made of: Ceramic Maker: Raawii Strøm Collection from MoMA
Better brewing. The Brew Collection is a combo of coffee know-how and the tools to brew! Bean to brewing, Brew is the manual that every coffee newb needs for a better at-home cup of joe. You’ll learn all the different gadgets you can use to make coffee (you know you’ve always wanted to know what a Chemex is…), tips for grinding and timing, and the history behind the lauded hot beverage. The book is finished off with plenty of coffee-laced drinks, like coffee lemonade, or a coffee old fashioned. Brew guarantees you a better buzz! Also included in the Brew Collection is a three-piece coffee brewer that brews several different styles of coffee, including pour over, french press, and cold brew. It makes up to 32 ounces of coffee and can go right in the dishwasher. You’ll never again need to rely on your corner coffee shop (and think of all the money you’ll save!).
Elaine Gaito’s Toronto home is the type of house you would have begged your parents to let you visit for a sleepover. With records replaying nonstop and a provocative art collection, Gaito and her partner, Mike Nelson (otherwise known as Gaito’s “handsome handyman” on Instagram), are the definition of cool parents. “I really like for our home to be eclectic. I want it to provoke conversation,” Gaito tells Domino. Having spent the better part of the past 15 years working for galleries and art organizations across the city, Gaito’s eclectic collection is an ever-evolving reflection of Toronto art scene. Bold portraits by local artists and contemporary pieces by close friends line every wall in the couple’s downtown rental, which the pair shares with Nelson’s two children, Ana and Rex. “The heart of our house is the dining room, or ‘listening room.’ Mike has worked in the music business for 25-plus years and has an incredible collection of LPs, so we’re always having friends over for dinner. I’m also half Italian, so I’m genetically programmed …
Ingredients 1 cup unsalted shelled pistachios 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups milk (do not use low-fat or nonfat 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 4 large egg yolks 1 cup whipping cream 3/4 cup unsalted shelled pistachios, toasted, coarsely chopped Directions Finely grind 1 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup sugar in processor. Bring milk and ground pistachio mixture to boil in heavy large saucepan. Remove from heat. Mix in almond extract. Whisk egg yolks and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in medium bowl. Gradually whisk in hot milk mixture. Return custard to saucepan. Cook over low heat until custard thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes (do not boil). Strain into large bowl. Chill until cold, about 2 hours. Stir 1 cup whipping cream and chopped pistachios into custard. Process mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer to container and freeze. (Ice cream can be prepared 3 days ahead.) Via : Epicures Photo : Monica Melsness