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Lighting Your Way To Interior Design

Open the curtains, get the dust out of your room, let it breath. Change out the fluorescent tubes in your lamp and prepare to experiment with blinding light. Don't bother bringing your girlfriend home to a dank cave, nobody sleeps with the cave troll. You may ask yourself, "Why the hell is the lighting of my pad important? I've got the furniture, I've got the art" blah blah blah. It doesn't mean a damn thing if it's presented poorly. It could end up being the equivalent of having a Kate…

of Iron & Oak’s House of the Week: A Sleeper Hit

We seek the bold, the stylish, and edge walking designs that scream out for attention. That's why we'll be starting a weekly column showcasing homes along with their interiors that pique our interest and share them with our viewers. Short documentary about the construction of the "Sculptured House" designed by Charles Deaton When you first lay eyes on this bold design it immediately takes your breath away. Architect Charles Deaton proclaimed that when he was designing this modern spectacle that he "...found a high point of land where [he] could…

Revisiting The Treehouse

  If building that giant tree house in the backyard never came true for you, we've stumbled upon an awesome idea to challenge preconceived notions of what cool and stylish homes could be. Enjoy nature and take in the fresh air in luxurious fashion thanks to small houses from Blue Forest. They've established themselves as the company to seek out when you're looking to craft the ideal new generation home. For some men, attaining the mansion in the hills has never been a dream. Today's men are about self-expression and…

Japan Brings You The New King of Scotch

You’ve been duped, we’ve been hoodwinked, all these years you were taught that the finest Scotches came from the motherland of Scotland, but the Japanese came and drove a left hook right into our expectations. The end of 2014 bought a surprise that knocked the Scottish right on their ass. A Japanese Single Malt known as Yamazki stole the crown from the Scottish and became the first Japanese Whiskey to ever claim the prestigious accolade of World’s Best Tasting Whiskey. The Scottish were completely removed from the fight and Chief…

Be A Drink Connoisseur With Swig App

Exploration and adventure is something that we all crave in our lives. It was programmed into your father and father's father and you can bet that you’ve got it in your DNA. We’ve stumbled across a fantastic new mobile application that is sure to grab your attention and bring the outside world to your bachelor pad. Swig is a fantastic app which brings the idea of exploring new alcohol and sharing with your friends from the comfort of your residence. Introducing Swig, the Drink Explorers Club from Swig on Vimeo. Simple, enticing,…

Crash Course: Scotch Basics

The Scotch was kept in the cabinet, you can see it and remember your grandfather fondly sipping it carefully. With its bold and fantastic taste, Scotch has a medley of textures that can be touched upon, it breathe life into the art of socializing and congregation. Let's walk through a few of the crucial elements that present why Scotch is the drink of dapper gentlemen across the globe. Let's pretend you've never even held a bottle of Scotch in your hand. What makes your particular Scotch so special? Take note of the…

When PLAYBOY Informed Sexy Design & Made the Bachelor Pad a Cultural Tradition

by Guest Contributor, The Selvedge Yard's Jon Patrick Debuting in 1953, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine represented the ultimate liberated lifestyle for men of the 1950s, ’60s and beyond. Some called Hef’s imaginative, artistic spreads on architecture & interior design nothing more than self-indulgent, male sexual fantasy cloaked under a flimsy cover of so-called culture. For the man that wanted to be (or fantasized of being) the master of his own hedonistic domain — Playboy was his blueprint. And Hef perfected his own personal blueprint for tapping directly into the wallet of a…

Beers to be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Some people believe, as per tradition, that Thanksgiving is a chance to enjoy the splendors of a great meal with loved ones and take time to be appreciate one’s blessings. Whatever. Most of us loathe and denigrate the day, seeing it at as a mandatory family reunion rife with awkward interactions and pathetic gluttony. At the very least it’s a day off from work. Whether your Thanksgiving will be spent relaxing and indulging in delicousness or wallowing and listening to your Aunt Edna talk about her arthritis, beer is here…

Leaving Las Vegas: Classic Casino Design from Monte Carlo & Beyond

Gain your own house advantage. Many people seem to think that the elegance of casinos has long been lost, and that the experience we see in old James Bond movies is just that: something left in the movies. But unbeknownst to many, casinos outside of the US still hold the highest regard for elegance and exclusivity, with many of them enforcing strict dress codes and offering top-notch, personalized services. These features are necessary for casinos to survive as they come head-to-head with the online casino industry. Since the establishment of…

The Amazing & Easy Pasta

We heard that you like to eat. We know that you know how to make the basics - you’re adequately familiar with applying heat to a food item so that its resulting form is edible and, most of the time, delicious. If you’re like us, though, you’re antsy and ready to see where those old staples can take you. Pasta is gastronomy’s great canvas. You can paint any picture with the sauces, veggies, and meats you decide to add; you can tell any story and create any aesthetic landscape that…

The Amazing & Easy Grilled Cheese

  Most of us have consumed countless grilled cheese sandwiches either when we were a kid or when we got home after a long night of bar hopping. So we know that you know the basics – you’re adequately familiar with applying heat to the sandwich resulting form is edible and, most of the time, delicious. If you’re like us, though, you’re ready to see where this old tried and true staple you love... a little bit better. Few things on Earth have the ability to comfort and satisfy the way a…

A Man’s Guide to Gardening Part 2: Plant Aesthetics

In Part I you read about the plants that you should incorporate into your home and their practical uses. You’ve bought your seeds, you’ve put on your gardening gloves, and you’re ready to spawn your crop. Read on for instructions on how to make your plants a part of your home’s signature style. The Practical Stuff When it comes to actually planting you probably don’t need our help. You’re not an idiot, you know what makes plants grow: soil, sunlight, and water. Good soil should be light and fluffy (the…

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