Staff Picks: All the Stuff Our Editors Fell in Love With This Week
Camping tables, Brazilian paddle ball and bamboo shoe racks
Welcome to InsideHook’s Staff Picks, a compendium of all the things our editors have been digging on recently.
Snow Peak Iron Grill Table Slim
The same principles that apply to living in small city apartments also apply to great camping gear: if it ain’t stowable, modular and/or multifunctional, it’s probably not worth the space. Snow Peak shows a healthy regard for that here, with a table that collapses down to just 3″ tall. The real magic happens when you peel off a couple of teak wood panels, though: underneath is a metal cooking surface that pairs with a variety of Snow Peak’s grilling inserts. — Walker Loetscher, Editor in Chief
Trancoso Wooden Beach Ball and Set
Rio-based Frescobol Carioca takes its name from frescobol, Brazil’s much beloved beach paddle sport. It’s similar to those times you and a friend tried hitting a paddle ball back to each other 50 times in a row, except there are lines and cones and it’s way more intense … yeah, it’s actually nothing like that. This preposterously good-lookin’ set, with resin-coated wood and handles wrapped in a seagrass hue, will get you started. — Tanner Garrity, Associate Editor
Bamboo Shoe Rack
Long past are the days when I came in from work and dramatically hurled my shoes to the four corners of my apartment. Now I use a shoe rack, and it’s changed my routine for the better. In the mornings I can see all my options laid out before me, and in the evenings it’s a nice feeling to put things in their place. Plus the bamboo goes with most interior aesthetics (maybe not steampunk, though). — Eli London, Director of Partnerships and User Acquisition
Superiority Burger Cookbook
The first rule of vegetarianism is you do not talk about being a vegetarian. The second rule is you bring meatheads to Superiority Burger in the East Village and knock all their conceptions about food out of whack with the best damn veggie burger out there … or do it from the comfort of your own kitchen, with the outpost’s first cookbook. — Alex Lauer, Associate Editor
Multi-Use Mesh Vest for Birdwatching, Fishing and Urban Adventuring
I’m not big on handbags — I’ve been known to bust out a sporty, pocketed fishing vest to hold my summer essentials. If that sounds ridiculous, it’s because it is completely ridiculous, but I’ve decided being hands-free outweighs … looking cool. But I feel cool, literally, because these things are mostly mesh, and that’s as close to naked as you’re gonna get in public without racking up warrants, friends. (Ed. note: It also works for, you know, actual fishing.) — Athena Wisotsky, Senior Editor
The Starting Line Up Limited-Edition Box
BirchboxMan will solve your what-to-get-dad problems. This curated gift pack features an assortment of A-level grooming supplies (body wash, wax, soap) and accessories (money clip, razors, dress socks). Consider this your Father’s Day Greatest Hits, all at $58 (total value of the products is $184). — Kirk Miller, Nation Editor/Managing Editor
THE BEST THING WE DRANK THIS WEEK
Not a white wine fan, and beer makes me bloated. So somehow combining the two makes for my new go-to summer brew, Two Roads Sauvignon Blanc Gose, a German-style beer made with sauvignon blanc grapes. One of the four goses soured in an old dairy truck next to the Stanford, Connecticut, brewery, this new limited-edition can is crisp, sour, fruity and a bit salty, and you can down about nine of ’em on a hot day.
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