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Classic Southern Style is Everywhere

Cowboy hats, wool vests, denim, and sly grins can be about as stereotypical Southern as it gets, but it doesn’t always take a company based in the southern states to get it right. So when Best Made Company popped up on our radar this month, we didn’t hold its New York roots against the timeless fashion they represent. Simplicity is at the crux of all things Southern, so even though this company is a… read more

A Fresh Twist on the Old Dog

A bit of meat, a scoopful or breadcrumbs, a pinch of egg white, and a dash of spices all blended together and stuffed into a casing—heaven in hot dog form, we say. You think of childhood memories like family cookouts and baseball games when you picture hot dogs of yesteryear. But now that you’re all grown up, you should at least know that they can be so much more than the morsels of meat… read more

Crate Expectations

Do it yourself. Those three terrifying words always start out sounding like a great idea, but when you get to the end the final product, it just doesn’t fit your expectations. Fear no more! We’ve found a DIY project that isn’t rocket science and makes a cool, useful piece of furniture. Crate furniture is an awesome addition to any patio, living room or really any part of a home. Surprisingly, pre-made crate furniture… read more


the craft of brotherhood

Beautiful transformations happen at Lamon Luther. Salvaged wood becomes exquisite pieces of furniture, and once-broken and hopeless men metamorphose into skilled artisans with dignity and purpose. This is the story of those craftsmen and the reclaiming of their futures.    


Shake Up Shrimp and Grits

Some things were just made for each other: sweet tea and lemonade, peanut butter and jelly, and of course, shrimp and grits. We’re here to make one of these classic pairings even better with a little bit of added flair. Shrimp and grits is a go-to pick for chefs of all levels, and the versatility of the dish makes it a tasty option for the most discerning of palettes. One of the easiest ways to… read more

Making Whiskey Work Appropriate

You like Jack Daniel’s whiskey as much as the next guy, but are you ready to wear it to work? We’re not talking about that old logo tee at the back of your closet; we’re talking about a timeless piece you can wear at work and after hours. Donald J. Fuss Woodworking in Forest, Virginia, creates handmade cufflinks and tie bars out of Jack Daniels and other wooden barrels with no shellac,… read more

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