Author: Benjamin

Benjamin grew up in Pittsburgh, PA before attending the University of Vermont. He travels frequently up and down America's coasts and mountains. An avid fly fisherman, skier, and amateur sailor, he can usually be found with his dog nearby.

Rackk & Ruin: Vintage Metal

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 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

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…

The Warm Before the Storm: Montana Flyfishing

Where I learned to toss line… I have been fly fishing for over a decade now and have fallen in love with all aspects of the sport including winter fishing. Montana winter fishing is legendary. Montana provides fly fishing experiences…

Marmot’s Stockholm Down 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…

Channel-Quilted Workshirt

For the urban lumberjack… This Polo Workshirt features a warm buffalo plaid cotton lining and utility pockets.  Zigzag stitching under the point collar and snapped barrel cuffs to keep the heat in.  Plenty of pockets for all of your accoutrements like your…

From the G&L Library: The Georgetown Set

The original M Street yuppies… n the autumn of 1945, with the United States and the world at peace for the first time in half a decade, the most sought-after and exclusive invitation was to one of Joe Alsop’s Sunday…