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On Beer and Food

Good beer is a taste-intensive and surprisingly versatile accompaniment to good food—often better suited than wine. This book presents recipes and fundamentals that explore the pairing of food and beer. Until recently, beer had been grossly underestimated as an accompaniment to sophisticated cuisine. But the booming craft beer movement is now sparking a fundamental shift. Diversity in aroma and nuance in flavor make these new beers a wonderful complement to food—at times even better and more original than wine.

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The Shopkeepers

Good stores still exist. In fact, their number is growing. Well-designed specialty shops that are inspired by the small manufacturers and mom-and-pop operations of the past are now sprouting up. These outlets are defying e-commerce and anonymous online shopping with outstanding products, original interior design, innovative concepts, and, first and foremost, friendly and competent customer service.

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

It might only take a slight turn of the ignition, but firing up classic cars also makes great moments in automobile history come to life. Every page of Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! gives the reader a sense of the intensity of true automobile culture. Large-format images showcase sleek shapes and tactile vintage interiors in loving detail. The book was compiled by Jared Zaugg, the man who co-founded what was widely regarded as the most important motorcycle event in the world, the Legend of the Motorcycle: International Concours d’Elegance.

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The Craft and the Makers

Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey met in Paris while working together on Acne Paper. As a natural evolution of their widely respected work for this award-winning fashion publication, they were asked to consult on various projects and founded their own agency, Campbell–Rey, in 2013. Their work spans the worlds of brand development, design, curation, and image making, and is united by their sensitive approach and classical, elegant aesthetic.

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Barley & Hops

Barley & Hops gives beer connoisseurs a behind-the-kettles look at their favorite beverage—from its historical origins and regional distinctions to current developments. The book includes portraits of those who are united in their passion for craft beer, the brewing process, and creating something unique. Here, they share their personal stories of how they came to brew beer and, in the process, give insight into how beer is advancing our drinking culture today.

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Building Better

For anyone who is in the process of building or renovating a home, sustainability is a critical issue—especially since energy is likely to remain costly for the foreseeable future. Choosing to use resources responsibly makes as much of a statement about a home as the selection of floor plans, building materials, or furniture.

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The Ride

In the motorcycle scene of 1960s Britain, it was frowned upon to drive a motorcycle as it was produced in a factory. Following in this historical tradition, The Ride focuses on those who are creating customized motorcycles that come as close to one’s own vision of how pure riding should be as possible. For example, the creative young people who are buying old, wrecked bikes on eBay, removing everything but the motor and frame, and then rebuilding them in ways that are as radical and subversively creative as they are knowledgeable and respectful of tradition.

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The Ride

In the motorcycle scene of 1960s Britain, it was frowned upon to drive a motorcycle as it was produced in a factory. Following in this historical tradition, The Ride focuses on those who are creating customized motorcycles that come as close to one’s own vision of how pure riding should be as possible. For example, the creative young people who are buying old, wrecked bikes on eBay, removing everything but the motor and frame, and then rebuilding them in ways that are as radical and subversively creative as they are knowledgeable and respectful of tradition.

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The Intelligent Lifestyle Magazine

Francesco Franchi, one of the most exceptional talents working in graphic design today, has been IL’s art director since 2008. Thanks to his distinctive visual concepts, the magazine has received worldwide acclaim and is widely considered to be a modern classic. In 2013, Gestalten published Franchi’s Designing News, which explores the future of the news and media industries in our digital age.