Extraordinary | Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Finding the perfect steak is a very personal affair, some swear by red hot coals and a grill, others a smoking hot cast iron pan to get the perfect sear on a dry aged ribeye while bigger places have massive broilers to get the charred outside and pinkish middle. Some add all sorts of spices and sauces, others swear by salt, pepper and a little oil. We could go on to choice of meat, or how the cattle was raised et cetera but who really cares? Wolfgang Zwiener does, he wants diners to truly experience the extraordinary in his steakhouse. …

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At Your Best | Mango Man

“At your absolute best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right person.” Now this is an emotional and moving quote, it may even help restore your belief in love. Lucky is the one who finds the aforementioned partner above, but looking your best for them should also be held in high regard. I chose a simple, elegant black suit in a “drop 8” cut which is a more athletic form as I like to think I take care of myself in that aspect. Chose to forego …

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Moka Pot | Ossidiana

Designer(s): Mario Trimarchi, Italy Company: Mario Trimarchi Project: “Ossidiana” Awards and Category: Silver Sub-category Winner, Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop, Professional The fusion of two disciplines, design and sculpture, has led to the birth of Ossidiana, a moka coffee pot that is a tiny silent piece of architecture. Design has given Ossidiana the aesthetic codes of a beloved object, slightly shifted but with an everyday feel that makes it familiar. Sculpture has lent Ossidiana its design process – it is a work created through the subtraction of material, using the same approach adopted for sculpting marble or stone. Its scoops of subtracted aluminium …

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Sharpen Up | John Barbers

Grooming is an important factor in achieving a certain image or at the very least showing that you respect yourself enough to maintain a clean face, and in some cases impeccable hair. I’ll be the first to tell you that I usually have the former, occasionally the latter but the road to these two isn’t so impossible. Take John Barbers for instance, it’s a cozy albeit well designed barbershop tucked away in Legaspi Village. By well designed, I don’t mean the usual minimalist space with white walls and leatherette couches. Here, the use of steel, wood, glass, leather and warm …

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