Rackk & Ruin: Vintage Metal

Molly Conant at work; the driving force behind Rackk & Ruin in Burlington, Vermont.
Photo: Damir Alisa for Thread Magazine.

Beautiful jewelry made by a good friend… Molly Conant may be the daughter of Steve Conant, founder and owner of Conant Metal & Light on Pine Street.  And she may be the successful one-woman force behind Rackk & Ruin, a…

A Modern Home Inspired by the Remains of a Barn


Iron, wood, brick, and concrete… The Hebron Home marks the inaugural house project by Benjamin Oliver AD and, for a first design, it’s impressive. The project began in 2011 when the land was purchased in Hebron, Connecticut with the remains of a barn. They chose…

The Napa Valley of Beer

The vintner's collection.

The old stomping grounds… In the eyes of many beer drinkers, the best brewery in the world can be found in tiny Greensboro, Vermont, population 760, past an unmarked intersection and an old farm field. And if you want to…

The Independent Brewing Company

They've got the dope record collection.
Photo: The Independent B

My new local bar… The Independent Brewing Company is a tavern located in my old/new neighborhood, Squirrel Hill.  We are dedicated to serving fresh, local beer, made only by Western Pennsylvania breweries.  Beer is an incredible beverage and we do…

Marmot’s Stockholm Down Jacket

Marmot Stockholm Jacket

The beastly bubblegoose…      Also available in Rust and Steel.   The Marmot Men’s Stockholm Down Jacket blends alpinist performance with the most fill anyone could possibly fit into one ski jacket. The superwarm 700-fill down insulation heats you…