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Pure tea from around the world, hand-processed using different, traditional production methods, suitable for multiple hot or cold infusions, since its foundation in 2012 the remarkable Berlin-based Paper & Tea and its whole-leaf teas have gained an ever growing following among gourmets and a discerning lifestyle segment with a focus on creativity and healthy living. Up until now, P & T, along with its founder, Jens de Gruyter, have been pursuing their endeavor of promoting and making authentic tea culture accessible to a broader audience from the first Paper & Tea concept store in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The day after tomorrow P & T will open its second store in Berlin-Mitte, the heart of the city, innovatively building on its existing brand philosophy: allowing modern consumers to discover tea through a unique retail experience. The systematic way of presenting products, developed for the original concept store, has been adapted to match the fast-paced environment of the Alte Schönhauser Strasse, resulting in another inspirational store. read more…

We love the honest and well balanced interior of this newly opened East London restaurant. Let’s go to Lyle’s! (via Eater National)

A taste of summer: Terisa’s citrus and the consequential cake and curd. As shared on Cannelle et Vanille.

The Quality Chop Shop. A beautiful butcher and delicatessen shop by Fraher Architects. As seen on Dezeen.

Tequila production in Mexico, beautifully captured by Holger Keifel

The black tea of Turkey. A beautiful series of images by Mathias Depardon on Brownbook.

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The newly re-opened Paris-based La Ferme Saint Simon is a restaurant with a great heritage. In 1933 the restaurant opened its doors for the first time on Saint-Simon street, named after the famous French writer Louis de Rouvroy, Duke of Saint-Simon. At that time the restaurant, located close to the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre, was named Au Bougnat. Subsequently the restaurant was acquired by the famous duo Denise Fabre and Francis Vandenhende who renamed it and made it a legendary Parisian address. Years later, in 2007, Ferme Saint Simon was acquired by Dario Dondelli, and finally in 2013 it was acquired by Marcelo Joulia and Laurent Limouzin, friends and associates through their Group Food & Fun. Joulia and Limouzin have updated the concept, while maintaining its founding elements: a classic and easy cuisine by chef Ali Iguedlane in an entirely new elegant decor, designed by French architecture and design agency Naço Architectures.
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On our San Francisco list for the next trip: MARCH

Still in NY moods: A Continuous Lean favourite – Hawking Hamburgers at J.G. Melon.

This beautiful film – The Birth of Saké – by Erik Shirai. Featured on OEN

One for the summer: These engraved wine chillers by Joe Doucet on designboom.

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In collaboration with Amsterdam’s number one chocolate store and personal favorite, Chocolátl, Monskin and Reluct created the very fascinating Choco Nebula: a cloud of chocolate. The project focusses on the fragrance which is extracted from single estate chocolate bars. A custom designed nebuliser evaporates chocolate particles in a cloud of supercharged chocolate fragrance giving the user an intense chocolate experience without actually eating it.  read more…

Mi Casa en Lisboa‘s pop-up restaurant:
guacamole // gazpacho // amêijoas bulhão pato & gambas al ajillo // bacalhau à brás // Adolfo style pears with chocolate fondant

This Hilly Dish by Kebei Li seeks to break the binary opposition of “containing” and “being contained” relationship in traditional containers… Each dish has a unique landscape that is CNC routed and then sanded to a smooth finish.

Pre-order The Kinfolk Table, a collection of 85 delectable recipes from creative types around the world. We can’t wait!

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The impressive temporary summer-restaurant on ‘Vuurtoreneiland’, close to Amsterdam, is a wonderful initiative by Staatsbosbeheer, who owns the island, Restaurant ASNooitlek, the Lloyd Hotel and the Cultural Embassy. Open for costumers since the beginning of July and running until the end of September; on Thursday until Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon one can enjoy dinner or lunch during any kind of weather in the temporary erupted glass greenhouse on a truly stunning location. read more…

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This week The House of Peroni will open its doors in London. For one month only it will showcase todays most exciting creative talent defining contemporary Italian culture. You will get a chance to attend at events and workshops including a talk with Giovanni Alessi Anghini about what inspired the creation of his iconic products, a tour with Andrea Morgante looking at the Italian influence on Londonʼ skyline and much more. read more…

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Recent innovations made in the 3D printing technology really inspire us. A field of 3D printing technology that profoundly amazes is the use within the food industry. One of the designers using the technology is the New York-based Henry Richmond V. Young who earned a BFA in Product Design from Parsons the New School for Design and has a transdisciplinary approach in his work. With great interest in music, cuisine, and perfumery, his work grows to focus on experience and ephemera. Young’s most recent project, Ad Tempus, is a series of dessert plating arrangements that aims to connect food and design. Young collaborated with chef Veronica Duboise to create the series, which is designed to adapt and evolve.

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Never have enough! Mast Brothers on our Instagram

Beautiful Japanese Tea Utensils at Kamon Engineering – featured on OEN

One for the summer: Une-deux senses take on the Guava-Orange Margaritas.

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Find. Eat. Drink. is an online database and iOS app that highlights the best restaurants, drinking holes, and food shops around the world, according to professionals in the industry. This includes experts like Michelin-star chefs, coffee roasters, bartenders, sommeliers and food writers giving their personal recommendations in a fashion that reminds of the recently released printed guide Where Chefs Eat. Find. Eat. Drink. lets one browse offerings in over 120 major cities worldwide, utilizing the app there’s the option to use your location to show you what’s nearby, filtered by particular cuisine and price class. read more…

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While we are crossing Japan, enjoying some real Japanese traditions, here’s some more Japanese inspired European business. Paper & Tea founder, Jens de Gruyter and his team, have made it their mission to make fine teas and tea culture more accessible to a broad audience in Western-Europe. In order to achieve this they opened a bright store on the first of December 2012 at the Bleibtreustrasse 4 in Berlin. In the store the presentation system of the teas encourages self-directed discovery, through a immediate sensory experience and dialogue in order for the customer to familiarize with the wide range of the offered. The store’s interior, designed in collaboration with product designer Fabian von Ferrari, resembles a mix of aesthetically purist concept store and natural history museum. read more…