“…offers a comfortable work surface as well as plenty of storage for seeds, pots, tools, soil and other planting essentials.” [Link.]
Hitting the road? Then consider this ultra compact grinder and brewer combo from Ritual Coffee. “The Porlex was actually designed to fit inside the AeroPress brewer so you’ll hardly even know it’s in your bag. And the best part? Using this dynamic duo will give you with the amazing cup of coffee you’ve grown used to at home,” the company says. [Traveling Brewer's Kit]
What’s the main ingredient in pickling? Salt. The gray unrefined salt (gros sel in French) is the best kind for pickling, and it cannot be substituted by a table salt. Gros sel is also great on meats and in soups. To get a cheap sea salt, go to an Asian market. They always have a good variety of pure sea salts.
Made by Woodstick Ltd., this beautiful bike rack is “fully handcrafted and the texture is made from the carefully selected highest quality Oak wood stub cross cut, birch and Oak plates. It has unique design dimensions and shapes that you will not find in any other offer across the globe,” according to the company. [Etsy]
Designed for emergency medical personnel, this new multi-tool from Leatherman can surely find its use at home. The device features “high grade stainless steel shears, a strap cutter, carbide glass breaker, ring cutter, ruler, and an oxygen tank wrench.” Available May 2013. [Leatherman]
Here’s a great new book from Timber Press that gives detailed and beautifully illustrated lessons in Keshiki bonsai, “a revolutionary approach that involves creating living pieces of art using readily available plants and containers.” More