When it comes to culture, we’re interested in lots of it… music, art, sport, and most of all, food. Here’s what we’re into this week:


1) A California Road Trip Guide | Studio DIY

We’re getting seriously excited about our impending expansion out west, and this Cali road trip guide from our friends over at Studio DIY only amplifying the obsession. If you need us, we’ll be in Ojai.

2) Designer Makes A Poster Out Of Dirt From Her Travels | Fast Company

As she hit up travel destinations spanning as far as South Africa, Argentina, and the Phillippines, designer Marian Bantjes made sure to keep souvenirs. We’re not talking about cheesy shot glasses or postcards though; Bantjes kept dirt, sand, and anything she could find that spoke to the essence of the spot. The result: A painstakingly assembled testament to wanderlust.

3) How to Make Fridge Pickles Without a Recipe | Food52

If there was ever a time to figure out how the hell pickling works, now is that time. Everything’s in season and it won’t be for much longer. It’s time to start preserving – and pickling’s one of our favorite quick tricks to do the job.

4) The Time Is Right to Make Tomato Sauce | New York Times

Another of our favorite ways to preserve the season? Tomato sauce, of course. Buy as many farmers market tomatoes as you can get your hands on, and let the New York Times be your guide for the tastiest taste of summer – you can even freeze your marinara in zip-top bags and enjoy months later!

5) Wine That’s Aged Underwater | VICE

Underwater wine, say what? A highly skilled diving team in France is testing out the functionality of aging wine in carefully constructed underwater caves. Apparently, aging underwater can help with improved pressure stability and a really even temperature. At least, that’s the theory. Someone let us know when these bottles are ready for quality-control tasting.