VAN DER POP Seattle-based Van der Pop was launched January 2016 by April Pride, a serial entrepreneur with a Masters from Parsons and degree from University of Virginia's School of Architecture. Proven and sought after in interiors and fashion, April is known professionally for uncompromising aesthetic standards. After selling her first company in 2013, she launched APRIL PRIDE, her eponymous fashion label. As serious about her play as she is about her work, Van der Pop finally marries April's love of high style and high times. Years of being with the right people while doing the wrong things (or the wrong people doing the right things) made her a reformed over-achiever. Perhaps she was working all along.
Everything in its (beautiful) place.
No more stuffing your stuff into rinsed-out baby food jars or plastic sandwich baggies. That situation is finally—and gorgeously—Contained. Van der Pop’s specialized vessels are made from MIRON Violet Glass that’s designed to maintain the freshness and protect the potency of its contents, and look damn good while doing so.
Beyond beauty, there’s science. MIRON glass blocks out the full spectrum of visible light with the exception of the violet wavelength. Harmful rays of visible light (that speed-up the molecular decaying process) are filtered out, while visible violet light and non-visible UVA and Far-Infrared Light are let in to slow the growth of bacteria and mold while sustaining the molecular viability of the contents. The result? Van der Pop Contained jars keep their contents fresh and strong for way, way longer.
But honestly, these had us at beauty. We’re big believers in the power of surrounding oneself with simply beautiful objects. Cool to the touch and satisfyingly heavy, these inky-dark glass vessels detailed in fiery-white platinum are a small joy to have and to hold. Now if only we could fit and organize more of our life into neat and displayable jewel-black jars.
*Note, Van der Pop Contained jars arrive to you empty and ready to be filled with recreational unmentionables by you.
- Miron glass / platinum
- Hand wash
- Made in Germany | Printed in California
The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free; 125 Savory and Sweet Recipes Using 6 Fail-Proof Flour Blends
by Karen Morgan of the Blackbird Bakery with photographs by Knoxy Knox
In her second cookbook, Blackbird Bakery’s Karen Morgan tackles the fundamental secrets to gluten-free delicious recipes: the six flour blends and getting them right. The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free is divided by flour blends—Biscuit, Donut and Fritter, Pie and Pasta, Bread and Pizza, Cake and Muffin, and Cookie Jar—with each chapter offering easy-to-follow recipes that demonstrate the versatility of blends and debunk the notion of an “all-purpose” flour. Morgan transforms more than 100 favorite comfort foods into gluten-free delights, including jelly donuts, chicken and dumplings, red velvet cupcakes, challah, and more. These treats boast the same taste, texture, and appearance as their gluten-based inspiration, and some—like the lemon-raspberry pop tart—are even better than the original. Packed with more than 100 photographs, The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free empowers its readers to make virtually any recipe into a delicious, gluten-free version.
Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die; Camping Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
by Chris Santella
In Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die, Chris Santella illuminates the best destinations for exploring the great outdoors. The book features the world’s top spots for sleeping under the stars and enjoying a host of outdoor recreational activities that make camping such a time-honored tradition. Featuring favorite US National Parks destinations—as well as more exotic locales in Italy, Chile, France, Botswana, Germany, and more—Santella provides helpful information and tips that will appeal to novice campers and seasoned outdoorsmen alike.
Interviews with camping experts and beautiful, vibrant photography bring each location to life. Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die makes camping trips more accessible with easy-to-follow advice, enthralling anecdotes, and tips and plans for creating your own amazing outdoor memories.
Oyster; A gastronomic history (with recipes)
by Drew Smith
Drew Smith’s Oyster: A Gastronomic History offers readers a global view of the oyster, tracing its role in cooking, art, literature, and politics from the dawn of time to the present day. Oysters have inspired chefs, painters, and writers alike, have sustained communities financially and ecologically, and have loomed large in legend and history. Using the oyster as the central theme, Smith has organized the book around time periods and geographical locations, looking at the oyster’s influence through colorful anecdotes, eye-opening scientific facts, and a wide array of visuals. The book also includes fifty recipes—traditional country dishes and contemporary examples from some of the best restaurants in the world. Renowned French chef Raymond Blanc calls Oyster “a brilliant crusade for the oyster that shows how food has shaped our history, art, literature, law-making, culture, and of course love-making and cuisine.”