TOURS

The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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FEATURES

Journal: Ames Boston

Travel
By Michael Muller
Boston's first skyscraper, the Ames.

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Inside Penn Station, after cavorting through the many throngs of travelers, I met up with some friends to board the Acela train headed for Boston, Mass., for a stay at the unique Ames Hotel. I had never been a tourist in Boston, and a whirlwind 36-hours in a new city coupled with a stay in a luxury hotel seemed like an ideal mid-week escape.

URL www.ameshotel.com

House Rules

Design
By Sarah Williams
House Industries founder Andy Cruz at his home office.

Photo: Rose Callahan

Ogling the archives at the House Industries studio in pastoral Delaware can only be likened to digging through the crates of a great record collector. All sorts of gems are strewn out across tables and desks as Andy Cruz recalls anecdotes about each one. He pauses on an early inked sketch of a House 33 logo for their UK clothing line and reminisces over their critiques.

URL www.houseind.com

The Brothers Haslegrave

Design
By Raven Keller
Oliver and Evan Haslegrave of hOmE in their Greenpoint studio

Photo: Rose Callahan

One afternoon in late winter, Evan and Oliver Haslegrave, the brotherly design duo behind half a dozen New York City restaurants and shops including the Manhattan Inn, duckduck and Goat Town, sat side by side, at matching timber drawing desks in their Greenpoint loft

URL www.home-nyc.com

Of Life and Limb

Art
By Sarah Williams
Joshua Vogel in his studio in Kingston, New York

Photo: Rose Callahan

Joshua Vogel’s relationship with wood is nearly symbiotic. As a sculptor he listens to its sounds, knows the story of each piece intimately, and understands how different species behave. In the same way that a tree grows in layers of persistence and branches out unexpectedly, his path in life has never been obvious, but fueled by potential and rich with experience.

URL blackcreekmt.blogspot.com

The Sweet Life

Food / Drink
By Sarah Williams
Craig Thompson

Photo: Tuukka Koski

It’s a cool and rainy day in the Catskills (worthy of a Rip Van Winkle nap), but the oven keeps baker Craig Thompson’s cottage toasty and warm. The country home is tucked between a rocky creek and the rising slopes of muffin-shaped mountains. Surrounded by patches of garden, everything here is thriving and lush, made greener by the rain.

URL shandakenbake.com

The Mast Brothers

Food / Drink
By Tom Ran
Michael Mast and Rick Mast of Mast Brothers Chocolate

Photo: Mindy Best

The Mast Brothers Chocolate factory occupies only three rooms in a nondescript building in Williamsburg. The first doubles as a storefront that opens on the weekend to customers with much of the equipment fully exposed to the public.