The House of Machines vision was to create an environment to honour both man and machine.Housed in a historic workhouse on Cape Town’s Shortmarket St., ‘THoM’ is the consummate fusion of café, custom bike workshop and fine purveyor of essential menswear and accessories.
A long-time obsession with skateboarding inspires the graphic work of Ninjabreadboy. His line-based style of illustration reflects his passion for graffiti and tattooing and all visual aspects of the skateboarding sub-culture.
Electronic artist Felix Laband is something of a legend in the local music scene, having become known for making sounds that can only be described as somewhat strange and evocative. It has been 10 years since his last album ‘Dark Days Exit’ was released, so we were excited to hear that his latest one titled ‘Deaf Safari’ is now out. Consisting of sample recordings which he collected over the past 10 years, he calls this album “an audio collage” made up of subjects that interest him and speak of the world he lives in.
Taiwan’s Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique is now officially the best single malt whiskey on earth, according to the World Whiskies Awards. The contest’s judges described the malt as “surprisingly smooth on the palate” and added: “it’s like Bourbon infused milk chocolate.”
Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance.
Typically most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% ABV. Ardbeg Ten Years Old, however, is non chill-filtered and has a strength of 46% ABV, thus retaining maximum flavour, at the same time giving more body and added depth. It’s whisky with none of the goodness taken out!