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Saturday Six CVII

 

Custom Coffee. 
Atmospheric Advice.
Captivating Criminals.
Exhibit Experiences. 
Tensile Toys.
Beguiling Books.
 
This is your Saturday Six CVII

 


SUBSCRIBE | CREATURE COFFEE

Creature Coffee is a team of baristas that knows the importance of a good cup of coffee and believes that a quality brew should be just as easy to make at home. They've teamed up with local roasters in Texas to not only make these beans available by the bag, but to also offer subscriptions that cater to you and your style of caffeination. Whether you're a regular coffee drinker who wants to try new blends, a connoisseur who can talk roasting with the best of the baristas, or you're interested in limited edition varieties with unique flavors, they have something for you. Want to try a cup in person? Stop by the flagship location at the Native Hostel in East Austin and enjoy the atmosphere, eats and, of course, the coffee!


IMBIBE | SOUND ADVICE

Created by the same folks who made Death & Co. (one of our favorite spots in NYC), the newly-opened Sound Advice is sure to amaze. Located on Causeway Street in Boston, the space showcases floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of natural light; a stunning interior that pairs perfectly with the drink presentation. Now before you assume that this is another Death & Co., take a look at the menu. Sound Advice features more beer options than it's sibling saloon and a cocktail menu specifically curated for Beantown itself. Whether you're planning a special event or just looking to enjoy a great drink with good friends, this is one you'll want to visit again and again.


LISTEN | CRIMINAL

With so many podcasts out there, it can be hard to tell which ones are worth a subscribe. We're here to make it a little bit easier and we can guarantee that you've never heard anything like Criminal before. What can only be described as "informational true crime," each episode covers a different story of "people who've done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle." From stories about fraudulent funeral homes to a woman who made a hobby of being a stowaway to a prisoner that became an editor for the Encyclopedia, these stories are captivating, at times chilling and always educational. Get ready for a binge session.

photo by corey templeton


We are absolutely in love with Portland, ME, and one of our favorite places to check out whenever we go is the Museum of Art. The building is a work of art in itself, designed by Henry Nichols Cobb in 1981 when it was apparent that the growing collection would need a larger space. With circulatory patterns and thoughtfully constructed sectionals, exhibits are viewed at various angles and heights. The PMA isn't just an architectural masterpiece - it's vision and message are also something to be admired. Described as "a brave space that champions freedom of expression," the museum continuously ensures that it's programs and exhibits are a reflection of the community outside it's doors and the audience inside. It strives to "create experiences with art that strengthen bonds and bring us together" - now that's a message we can get behind.


SHOP | YOGA JOES

We all remember GI Joes (and I'm sure our parents remember finding them everywhere.) Yoga Joes takes a classic toy and give it a modern twist, putting the figures into Cobra Pose, Downward Facing Dog, Headstands, plus a bunch more poses that you've heard of even if you haven't tried them for yourself. They've become so popular that there's even a comic book that features Yoga Joe, kicking butt with peace, love and meditation. Whether you're buying them for the kid in your family or you're a kid at heart, these little guys are sure to make you laugh and maybe even strike a pose.

photo by david mclane for ny daily news/getty


A fascinating biographical novel, The Man in the Glass House is the story of the architect Philip Johnson. As the founding curator of the MoMA Architectural department, he helped bring modernism to America, introducing us to the building designs we now see throughout every major city in the U.S. He was also a controversial man, at times charming and in many moments, deeply conflicted. A fascinating read, whether you have an interest in architecture or the paradoxes of human nature, this is one you won't be able to put down.