Feel Good Friday: Shinola, Where American is Made

first_img Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Editors’ Recommendations Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks When you think about Detroit, you might think cars.  Start envisioning something else-watches, bicycles, and more.Shinola is part of a growing movement that celebrates the beauty of manufacturing and investment in the American workforce. It was founded in 2011 with the goal to make quality products and to make them right here in America. The company started by partnering with a world class watchmaker based in Switzerland to help build a state-of-the-art watch making factory in 30,000 square feet of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Midtown, Detroit. Detroit locals were trained in the delicate process of movement and watch assembly.Both the corporate headquarters and watch factory are housed within the College. Shinola relies on an open and collaborative interaction with CCS students through Shinola-sponsored classes. Engaging with students on programs that range from graphic and interior design to product and craft, these hands-on workshops provide students with real-world experience and direct access to Shinola executives. They believe the integration of local creative talent with their manufacturing operations will enable the brand to produce consumer goods that are beautiful, meaningful, and built to last.The Manual asked a few questions of Shinola Creative Director Daniel Caudill –What makes you extra excited about producing product in Detroit?The most exciting thing about producing products in Detroit is the people. We not only are making products in a city that is steeped in manufacturing history, but we are working with passionate and skilled individuals, creating jobs and together working towards a position future for the city.What product category do you get most excited about?My perspective is to make sure our categories connect and are aesthetically aligned.  Each category is unique and exciting. The fun part is tying them all together. As we do with our current range, we will work with experts in each area to produce the highest quality product.Where next will your product categories be expanding?We are reviewing a number of categories including footwear and expanding our leather accessory offering. The tag line for Shinola is “Where American is made”.  Being raised in Michigan, I couldn’t be more proud of the investment in American made coolness.You can also check out Shinola at Barneys. Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Bearylast_img read more

Seven Sea Worthy Skin Savers

first_img Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Keep Your Face Fresh and Protected Using the Best Face Moisturizers with SPF The Best Men’s Grooming Essentials to Survive the Summer Heat Byrd Hydrating Body WashThis California surfer brand pulled all that’s good from the sea and poured it into this sulfate free body wash. It’s a moisturizing blend of sea kelp, green tea, aloe, sea salt, and red algae that delivers a “refreshing just out of the ocean feel”.$22.Anthony Blue Sea Kelp Body ScrubLike a good wipe out, this scrub gently exfoliates with sea salt to rid your skin of roughness. Sea kelp and aloe come to the rescue to sooth and nourish your freshly buffed skin. $28Peter Thomas Roth Marine Algae MaskBlue marine algae is a potent seaweed that infuses the skin with moisture to prevent future skin damage. Slather on this gel mask packed with innovative ingredients like Antarcticine from Artic glacial ice, and Green Tea Seed from the Jeju islands of Korea for a deep moisturizing experience.$52.Beardbrand Blank Slate Sea Salt SprayTexturize your flat, landlubbing locks with this sea salt spritz to achieve a natural surfer style do. Kaolinite clay mimics natural beach sand adding grit and extra hold to your hair. Shake up the bottle, spray and make some waves.$25.Plant Apothecary Sea In A Scrub Organic Body ScrubIn a few short months the dead of winter will be wreaking havoc on your hide. Go back to the sea with this healing mineral rich scrub of soothing sea kelp, healing sea buckthorn and moisturizing pumpkin seed oil. It’s loaded with vitamins to get you smooth.$32.Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume ShampooThe marine algae extracts in this shampoo will shine up your dull, overly dry strands while adding some just-off-the-beach volume. Follow up with Ocean Mist Conditioner for strong, resilient hair.$29.center_img How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Editors’ Recommendations There’s nothing like a refreshing dip in the ocean. Why not ride the wave all the way through winter with seafaring scrubs, shaving creams and body washes. Get on board with these revitalizing summer grooming products that are crafted with nourishing marine extracts. Seaweed, sea salt and algae will moisturize and restore your dry summer skin. Go ahead dive in!Art of Shaving Ocean Kelp After-ShaveThe Art of Shaving offers a rich shaving cream, a pre-shave gel and this After-Shave Lotion all featuring Ocean Kelp. The lightweight after-shave lotion has soothing emollients, glycerin along with Ocean Kelp extract to help control oily skin. $45.last_img read more

The Boozy Bookshelf Part 2: Electric Booz-a-loo

first_img Hops and Terroir: Why the Beer World is Embracing the Wine Term 5 Best Weekender Bags for Men to Take on Their Next Getaway Duke Cannon Has Entered the Fragrance-Sphere With the Proper Cologne Line  Editors’ Recommendations The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Okay, so you’ve already made your way through our first list of essentials for creating a boozy bookshelf. Great! Congrats! You now know more about cocktails than all of your friends (unless your friends are the ones that wrote the books, and if they are, don’t try and upstage them. It won’t end well.)Now, though, like Predator in Predator 2, you’re hungry for more. You want more cocktails and more techniques. You want to know how to do everything under the sun. Lucky for you, we want the same thing, so we’ve put together a second list of essentials to round out your boozy bookshelf.The Dead Rabbit Drinks ManualI have ten words for you to convince you that you need this book on your shelf: The Dead Rabbit is the current best bar in the world. If you’re not convinced by the accolades, then consider the fact that buying this book lets you into what is practically a Willy Wonka world of inventive cocktails as well as the story behind the owners, Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon.Death & Co: Modern Classic CocktailsIf you’ve spent any amount of time around the New York City cocktail scene and haven’t been to Death & Company, you’re doing it wrong. All wrong. Having won numerous awards (including best bar in the world as well), Death & Co is a haven for cocktail enthusiasts and their book of modern classic cocktails allows you to recreate the genius that is their cocktails at home.Bitters by Brad Thomas ParsonsWe’ve said it before, but bitters are essential to most great cocktails. In his book, Brad Thomas Parsons details the history of bitters, their renaissance, and recipes for how to make numerous types of bitters. As far as single-subject books in the spirits world, this is one of the most important, as bitters (when used properly) can make or break many cocktails.The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroffAuthor Dale DeGroff’s nickname is King Cocktail for good reason. He’s been bartending since the 1980s and helped to pioneer a variety of methods and drinks we know and love today. In The Craft of the Cocktail, DeGroff not only presents 500 recipes for a wide variety of drinks, but also imparts master lessons through anecdotes, history, and more.Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted HaighWe had King Cocktail above, and now we’ve got Dr. Cocktail. Cocktail historian Ted Haigh’s book is a dive into lost but rediscovered drinks which also offers historical facts and resources on how to find certain ingredients that have all but gone the way of the wind. While this book is not nearly as expansive as the others listed above, sometimes the best way to learn about what’s coming next is to look into the past.last_img read more

This Line of $400 James Bond-Inspired Swim Trunks is Money(penny)

first_imgPrevious The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 1 of 12 1 of 4 Editors’ Recommendations Next Bulldog 007 Thunderball is from, well, Thunderball, when Bond fights a SPECTRE agent with a spear gun underwater. This scene plays out on the trunks while a thick line at the bottom of the legs bears the film title.Bulldog 007 You Only Live Twice shows a calm and cool Bond piloting the Little Nellie autogyro while being chased by SPECTRE helicopters. In fact, he’s so chill that despite dodging fiery missals and an explosion in the background, Connery doesn’t even have his hands on the steering stick. Next The last pair of trunks, Bulldog 007 Live and Let Die, features Roger Moore as Bond launching a Glastron GT-150 speedboat out of the water to evade his pursuers. In true Bond style, the boat is caught mid-flight as it leaps over two cars during the most iconic chase scene of the movie.The quartet of shorts is made of 100-percent, quick-drying polyester sourced and manufactured in Europe. They have an inside seam of 6 inches and a shaped waistband with adjustable side fasteners. While Orlebar Brown doesn’t technically call the Bulldog a swim trunk, the brand does call it a “short you can swim in” — the design is patterned on a man’s traditional tailored trouser.Orlebar Brown also offers a five-year quality guarantee, which helps us rationalize the $395 price. Not to mention, the trunks are limited-edition.But honestly, if they fit like a potato sack, we’d still covet a pair for their iconic James Bond prints. Which reminds us, we should probably wear them while we’re building the soon-to-be-released 007 LEGO car. Orlebar Brown is making us cry puddles of shaken martini. The British clothing brand just released an exclusive edition of its classic Bulldog swim trunk silhouette in collaboration with James Bond (well, the people who manage the James Bond franchise).Bond would never be caught crying over his computer but we just can’t contain ourselves. This line of vintage-inspired, 007-themed trunks is money(penny).Each pair of shorts — which comes with a nearly $400 price tag — in the Bulldog 007 collection depicts an iconic beach scene from four early James Bond movies. The prints are either film stills or old promotional photos, but share the trait of being bright, colorful, and classic AF.Bulldog 007 Dr. No features a scene from the original James Bond film, Dr. No, where Sir. Sean Connery begins his journey as the suave British super-agent. In the image on the Bulldog shorts, Bond stands opposite Honey Ryder (the ultimate Bond babe) in her white bikini on the beach in Jamaica. This image was originally used as a promo shot to put in movie theater lobbies. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Previous last_img read more

No Toll on Upgraded Road to St. Thomas and Portland

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has emphasised that motorists will not be charged a toll to use the 110-kilometre roadway between Harbour View, Kingston, and Port Antonio, Portland, that is slated for rehabilitation under the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP).“Absolutely not. There is no plan whatsoever for a toll road here…it was never contemplated. This is the only route into this part of the island, and you can only put a toll road where there is an alternative route,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister was responding to questions from residents during the second ‘HOPE for Jamaica’ town hall meeting at the old Goodyear factory complex in Morant Bay, St. Thomas, on July 13, where details of the US$384 million project were outlined.The work, to be carried out by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), will entail realignment and widening of the roadway to four lanes, and rehabilitation of the road from Morant Bay to Cedar Valley.Loan funding has been provided by the China EXIM Bank, and work is expected to get underway in early 2018.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness advised that the Port Authority of Jamaica plans to upgrade the Bowden wharf in St. Thomas to a bulk port to facilitate the movement of aggregates, such as stone, which are used in construction and other activities.This, he said, is aimed at ensuring the road’s longevity by preserving it as best as possible against elements that could potentially damage the surface.The Prime Minister anticipates that the proposed facility could be leveraged and would be pivotal in developing a potential limestone industry in St. Thomas, which has significant reserves of this mineral.“St. Thomas can become a major player in the mining industry (by providing) limestone and other aggregate materials, as part of the general development of the parish.But when we build the road, we have to provide a multimodal transport system to offer an alternative to the haulage of aggregates on the road. So, Bowden is going to be developed to move those materials, so as to ease the pressure on the road,” Mr. Holness said. “Absolutely not. There is no plan whatsoever for a toll road here…it was never contemplated. This is the only route into this part of the island, and you can only put a toll road where there is an alternative route,” he pointed out. Meanwhile, Mr. Holness advised that the Port Authority of Jamaica plans to upgrade the Bowden wharf in St. Thomas to a bulk port to facilitate the movement of aggregates, such as stone, which are used in construction and other activities. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has emphasised that motorists will not be charged a toll to use the 110-kilometre roadway between Harbour View, Kingston, and Port Antonio, Portland, that is slated for rehabilitation under the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP). Story Highlightslast_img read more

Land Information Council Contributing to Growth of GIS Across Region

first_imgThe Land Information Council of Jamaica (LICJ) continues to receive praise from regional stakeholders for its capacity to facilitate a more holistic sharing of geospatial data across the public and private sectors in support of national development.Senior Geographic Information System (GIS) Manager and Trainer at the National Spatial Data Management Division (NSDMD), Simone Lloyd, said the Council has significantly contributed to the growth of the geospatial industry locally, which has transcended to other Caribbean islands in terms of assisting their development.She said some countries in the region have, over the years, sought to replicate the Council’s structure and collaborative approach.“How the Council operates has been applauded, especially for the fact that we have been able to facilitate coordination and cooperation in Government and have GIS utilised throughout Government and the private sector,” she pointed out.Miss Lloyd was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tankon Wednesday (September 6).Jamaica is the leading country within the English-speaking Caribbean in GIS, based on the number of agencies that utilise the technology locally in the implementation of projects and programmes.GIS technology is heavily used in the security and crime-fighting sectors in Jamaica, particularly through the Ministry of National Security, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Jamaica Defence Force and a range of private security firms. GIS is also used in emergency preparation and health, among other sectors.LICJ is administered by NSDMD, an agency of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, and is comprised of more than 50 institutions – government agencies, tertiary-education institutions and private-sector organisations – that actively utilise geospatial technologies or GIS in their field.Representatives from the varying agencies collaborate for the development of policies, programmes and projects that advance GIS technology, and which are supported by GIS.The LICJ has also had local and regional impact through its training programmes at the secondary and tertiary levels, which have prepared scores of persons for the industry.The Council, established in 1992, is, this year, celebrating its 25thanniversary.Among events to commemorate the anniversary is an awards ceremony and banquet on November 9 that will recognise various individuals and key agencies that have significantly contributed to the development of the industry locally.Awards to be presented include the LICJ Award for Contribution towards GIS Education Development, Most Outstanding GIS in Schools Programme (GISSEP), Most Outstanding GIS Professional, and GIS Lifetime Achiever.“We invite organisations and individuals to nominate persons who they think are fit and who have made a stalwart contribution, and that we would want to recongnise for their contribution,” Ms. Lloyd said.Nomination sheets are available at gisuserconferenceja.com.last_img read more

Youth at the Centre of Development – Senator Reid

first_img Meanwhile, he assured the young people gathered that there is no need for fear or panic from the introduction of the National Identification System (NIDS). “We want to make sure that there is no more army of unattached youth,” the Minister said, while addressing Youth Conference 2017 on Monday (November 27) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says young people are at the heart of the Government’s economic development programme.He noted that policies and programmes have been put in place to fully engage the youth and ensure that they have access to education and training, to take full advantage of opportunities in the country.“We want to make sure that there is no more army of unattached youth,” the Minister said, while addressing Youth Conference 2017 on Monday (November 27) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.He noted that Jamaica has the capacity, once the human potential is developed, to be one of the greatest countries in the world, “and that is the mission of the Administration”.Meanwhile, he assured the young people gathered that there is no need for fear or panic from the introduction of the National Identification System (NIDS).He explained that NIDS is intended to be a secure and reliable system to verify an individual’s identity and will have no negative impact.“This is an advanced system of identification, which is what is likely to be replicated across the world… . We have passed a law, which is an intent into how we want an ID system to work,” the Minister said.He noted that many of the concerns regarding implementation of the system have been addressed, and other matters will be dealt with as the regulations are developed.“All the interest groups, including students; all the church groups; and all the persons who have concerns, you will be allowed to make representation,” he noted.The forum was organised by the Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN) and included presentations from several agencies and private groups that are working for the development of young people. Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says young people are at the heart of the Government’s economic development programme.last_img read more

Mobay High School Gets New Classroom Block

first_imgMontego Bay High School for Girls in St. James is the beneficiary of a new classroom block, which was provided by Food For the Poor Jamaica.Executive Director, David Mair, symbolically handed over the block, comprising three classrooms, to Acting Principal, Gairy Powell, at the school’s annual prize-giving ceremony on November 22, during which the building was dedicated.Mr. Mair said he was pleased that Food For the Poor was able to facilitate the classrooms development, “which will add to the already rich history of this noble institution”, while acknowledging the contributions of other partner donors.“Thanks to our donors whose generosity and compassion have resulted in more classroom space for the students and teachers, thus providing a more conducive teaching and learning environment,” he stated.Acting Principal, Gairy Powell, said Food For the Poor’s gesture is timely as Montego Bay High is in need of expansion, adding that the provision of the new block is “a good start”.“For the past two years, the intention of the school was to expand our subject offerings. A year ago, we introduced Performing Arts to grades 10 and 11 students. However, that subject requires an open space for students to do stage handling, and we did not have any classroom space to facilitate that kind of activity. Hence, we reached out to Food For the Poor to see if they could assist us in building such a structure,” he said.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (second right), and Acting Principal of Montego Bay High School for Girls in St. James, Gairy Powell (left), share a moment with guests participating in the brief dedication ceremony on November 22 for the institution’s new classroom block, donated by Food For the Poor. Others (from second left) are: Food For the Poor Executive Director, David Mair; retired teacher of the school, Dahlia Hewling-Robinson; and Chairperson for the School’s Board, Myrtle Dwyer. The building, which comprises three classrooms, is named in honour of Mrs. Hewling-Robinson and another retired teacher of the institution, Thora Levy.Mr. Powell informed that the building, which houses three classrooms, will be used as the clothing and textiles centre, adding that the space previously occupied by the latter now serves as the performing arts hub.The classroom block, which was constructed over 14 weeks, is named in honour of two of the school’s retired teachers, Thora Levy and Dahlia Hewling-Robinson.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has provided the school with $15 million, which, along with contributions from other partner donors, will be used to undertake further expansion, slated to begin in either December, or January 2019.last_img read more

GDF SUEZ Charters FSRU for Uruguay LNG Project

first_imgzoom GDF SUEZ, together with its project partner Marubeni has chartered a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) which will be the world’s largest upon commissioning. It will be used for the LNG import terminal project, GNL del Plata in Uruguay.The Uruguay FSRU will be 345 meters long and 55 meters wide, giving the GNL del Plata terminal a long-term storage capacity of 263,000 m3 and regasification capacity of 10 Msm3 /day, expandable to 15 Msm3/day. It will be moored 4 km offshore from Montevideo, at the GNL del Plata terminal, which will have the capacity to receive LNG carriers of up to 218,000m.The FSRU has been chartered from an affiliate of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, Japan) and is being constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, South Korea. Worldwide, in total 15 FSRU’s / Storage and Regasification Vessels (SRV’s) have been built and 10 FSRU’s are under construction or on order.Until the delivery of the new FSRU in late 2016, the Shuttle Regasification Vessel GDF SUEZ Neptune will be used as a bridge solution, enabling commercial operation of the terminal to commence in 2015.In addition to the new Uruguay vessel and GDF SUEZ Neptune, the Group also operates GDF SUEZ Cape Ann, which serves as an FSRU in Tianjin (China). Overall, GDF SUEZ operates a fleet of 14 LNG carriers and has an interest in a significant number of regasification terminals around the world.The GNL del Plata projectOn 1 October 2013 GDF SUEZ signed a 15-year BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) contract with Gas Sayago S.A. for LNG storage and regasification services in Uruguay. In February 2014, Marubeni became a 50% partner in the project.Development of LNG regasification capacity forms part of Uruguay’s Energy Policy 2005-2030 and has been identified as a priority by the Government. GNL del Plata is one of Uruguay’s most important infrastructure projects and will contribute positively to a significant change in the country’s energy mix by providing an additional clean fuel source with access to international markets. The project will also reduce the proportion of imported oil in the country’s energy supply.GDF SUEZ, February 5, 2014last_img read more

Wison Orders IHI-SP LNG Tanks

first_imgzoom IHI Corporation (IHI) has received an order for two IHI-SPB LNG tanks to be installed in the Floating LNG Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU) from Wison Group of Shanghai, China.These two tanks will be fabricated at the IHI’s Aichi Works and delivered at Wison’s Nantong shipyard in the second half of 2015.The storage capacity of the two tanks is 25,000m3 (12,500m3 per one tank x 2 tanks), and tanks are installed into the FSRU for which Wison already received order from the Joint Venture of Exmar BV in Belgium and Pacific Rubiales Energy, Ltd. of Colombia.IHI-SPB, a Self-supporting, Prismatic Shape, IMO type B, is IHI Group’s in-house technology, while the competing technologies used for LNG floaters, including LNG carriers by Japanese and Korean shipyards, are imported from Europe (Norwegian Moss technology and French Membrane technology).IHI-SPB has unique features of “No Sloshing” which enables any level loading of LNG inside the tank at offshore, “Flat upper deck” which enables installation of the topside plants on upper deck, “Less and Easy Maintenance”, etc., and is most suited to use in the LNG floaters including FLNG and FSRU required to stay offshore and operate safely for long years without dry docking.IHI has introduced the automated aluminum fabrication facility which is used for SPB tank construction at its own Aichi Works and is ready to undertake increased demand for SPB tanks to come in the near future. June 4, 2014last_img read more