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  • San Francisco: Taylor Stitch

    You’ll feel right at home when you walk into this shop (and probably leave a little later with a perfectly fitted shirt).

  • San Francisco: Linea Caffe

    We’d have espresso and waffles at this snug little café every day if we could.

  • San Francisco: Mission Cheese

    This part-market, part-café is a dream shop for any cheese lover.

  • Tokyo: Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers

    We spoke with Seita Fukui, founder of Tokyo’s Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers, which locals know as SPBS.

  • Melbourne: Auction Rooms

    We head to North Melbourne for a visit with Andrew Kelly, owner of the much-loved café Auction Rooms.

  • Seattle: Bar Sajor

    An interview Chef Matt Dillon (winner of the Best Chef Northwest James Beard Awards 2012) about Bar Sajor, a beautifully curated bar and restaurant in Pioneer Square.

  • Kyoto: Keibunsha Books

    An interview with Atsushi Horibe from Keibunsha Books.

  • Los Angeles: Poketo

    We could spend hours browsing books, stationary and colorful design objects at Poketo, one of our favorite Los Angeles shops.

  • Austin: Easy Tiger

    We chat with Andrew Curren and David Norman about taking risks, building community and making some of the best pretzels you can find outside Germany.

  • Tokyo: Life Son

    We interviewed Shoichiro Aiba, the managing chef and owner of Life Son, which serves “bread and mountain dishes.”

  • Nashville: Josephine

    An interview with Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, founder of the adored Nashville eatery Josephine on 12th.

  • Tokyo: Tembea

    An interview with Atsushi Hayasaki, the owner and designer behind Torso Designs and Tembea the shop.

  • Seattle: Oddfellows Café & Bar

    We chat with Seattle luminary Linda Derschang, who always seems to know what the city wants next, about her bustling Capitol Hill restaurant.

  • Los Angeles: Reform School

    This Silver Lake shop stocks all that is small-batch, sustainable, artist-made and beautiful.

  • Tokyo: Tarui Bakery

    An interview with Hayato Tarui, the baker/owner behind Tarui Bakery in Tokyo.

  • Denver: Winter Session

    We speak to Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher, the proprietors behind Winter Session, whose mission is to design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner.

  • Tokyo: Tas Yard

    We interviewed Shinichiro Nakahara about Tas Yard, the kissaten-style eatery he owns in the Sendagaya neighborhood.

  • Seattle: The Walrus and the Carpenter

    We can’t think of a better way to spend a late afternoon in Seattle than sipping cold drinks and slurping up fresh oysters at the Walrus and the Carpenter.

  • Seattle: Peter Miller Architecture and Design Books

    Peter Miller Books is filled with sleek writing utensils, Finnish housewares, calendars, clocks and design books of all kinds.

  • Brooklyn: Four & Twenty Blackbirds

    An interview with one of the South Dakota sisters behind the popular pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds.

  • Helsinki: Freese Coffee Company

    Freese Coffee Company is a noteworthy new coffee shop in the Finnish capitol.

  • Los Angeles: General Store

    We chatted with Hannah Henderson from the Venice location about the shop’s aesthetic, customers and the products it sells.

  • Melbourne, Australia: Heide Museum of Modern Art

    Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to whittle away your afternoon.

  • Berlin: Do You Read Me?!

    We never leave Berlin without a stack of new reading material for the flight home from Do You Read Me?!

  • Los Angeles: Individual Medley

    This lovely shop in the Atwater area of Los Angeles stocks pretty clothing, accessories, gifts, cards, beauty products and home goods.

  • Chicago: Longman & Eagle

    A great place to eat, drink and then immediately fall into bed, L&E has an extensive craft cocktail menu and an upstairs inn with six rooms for sleepovers.

  • New York: Freemans Sporting Club

    An interview with the founder of the bespoke, locally constructed men’s clothing store Freemans Sporting Club.

  • Los Angeles: Berlin Currywurst

    Serving up sausages, fries and craft beers, Berlin Currywurst is the first German street food snack bar to hit Los Angeles.

  • Seattle: Glasswing

    We feel right at home at Glasswing, purveyors of clothing, books, furniture and home goods representing all things Pacific Northwest.

  • Los Angeles: Proof Bakery

    An interview with Na Young Ma, the chef/owner of Proof Bakery in the Atwater Village neighborhood.

  • Osaka: Graf

    An interview with Shigeki Hattori, creative director and one of six founders of the shop-studio-coffeehouse Graf.

  • New York: Freemans

    We chat with one of the founders of Freemans Restaurant, one of Gotham’s finest rugged clandestine American taverns.

  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Lantern

    An interview with Andrea Reusing, James Beard-winning chef at Pan-Asian restaurant and bar Lantern in the North Carolina college town.

  • Los Angeles: Moon Juice

    An interview with Moon Juice owner Amanda Bacon.

  • Chicago: Heritage General Store

    Bike’s got a flat? Head here to get some quality coffee and baked goods while you get your flat fixed (or buy a new handmade bike)!

  • Minneapolis: Bachelor Farmer

    An interview with the folks behind the Bachelor Farmer, a Nordic-inspired spot in a very old warehouse in the North Loop neighborhood.

  • Los Angeles: Handsome Coffee Roasters

    An interview with Michael Phillips, co-owner of the popular Handsome Coffee Roasters.

  • San Francisco: Dandelion Chocolate

    We head to the Mission District to visit small-batch chocolate purveyors Dandelion Chocolate.

  • Northampton: Kestrel

    Inspired by the natural world and good design, Kestrel is a modern, minimal home goods and accessories shop in Western Massachusetts.

  • Paris: Holybelly

    Holybelly is raising the bar for quality food and coffee in the 10th arrondissement.

  • Melbourne: Seven Seeds

    Don’t leave Melbourne without a visit to café and roastery Seven Seeds.

  • Brooklyn: Bklyn Larder

    There are so many possible items out there in the world to put in your pantry: Bklyn Larder narrows them down for you.

  • Melbourne: Woodsfolk Family Store

    The colorful, crafty shop the Woodsfolk collects a fresh batch of goods from local and global designers.

  • Osaka: TRUCK

    An interview with furniture designer Tokuhiko Kise of TRUCK.

  • Tokyo: Beard

    We interview chef Shin Harakawa, who brings a relaxed vibe, an ever-changing menu and his worldly experience to the Tokyo hotspot Beard.

  • Santa Cruz: The Penny Ice Creamery

    We’re always on the lookout for ice cream visionaries: say hello to Santa Cruz’s Penny Ice Creamery.

  • London: Labour and Wait

    If Kinfolk were a shop, it would want to be just like Labour & Wait in East London.

  • Oslo: Java Espressobar og Kaffeforretning

    A leading specialty café in the competitive Nordic coffee city.

  • Portland, Oregon: Alder & Co.

    A beautiful, airy shop with a little bit of everything.

  • Portland, Oregon: Pistils Nursery

    Pistils Nursery has long been an excellent resource for the city’s plant lovers and urban homesteaders.

  • Portland, Oregon: Whiskey Soda Lounge

    Across the street from Pok Pok sits Whiskey Soda Lounge, home to Pok Pok’s customers in waiting and prep kitchen, and purveyors of wonderful drinking food from Thailand.

  • Portland, Oregon: Salt & Straw

    A profile of Portland’s best loved ice cream parlor: Salt & Straw.

  • Austin: Spartan

    We chatted with Currie Person, the owner of Spartan.

  • Portland, Oregon: Sweedeedee

    An excellent spot for coffee and a slice of pie.

  • Santa Cruz: Verve Coffee Roasters

    An interview with Colby Barr, the café’s co-owner and green coffee buyer.

  • Toronto: Bakerbots

    We chatted with Roseanne Pezzelli about her popular bakery.

  • Portland, Oregon: Bollywood Theater

    We chat with the chef and owner of our favorite Indian restaurant in the city.

  • Copenhagen: Democratic Coffee Bar

    We interview Oliver Oxfeldt, owner of this specialty coffee shop inside the Copenhagen Main Library.

  • Nashville: Rolf & Daughters

    Enjoy simple European-inspired fare at Rolf & Daughters.

  • Portland, Oregon: Beam and Anchor

    A trip to Portland isn’t complete without a visit to this excellent shop.

  • Oslo: Supreme Roastworks

    An excellent coffee roastery and café in Grünerløkka.

  • Stockholm: Betonggruvan

    Find everything from flower vases to concrete tables at this charming Vasastan shop.

  • Helsinki: Good Life Coffee

    An interview with Good Life Coffee’s Lauri Pipinen.

  • Sydney: Youeni Foodstore

    Sydney’s health-conscious can head to Youeni Foodstore for delicious, high-quality dishes.

  • Portland, Oregon: Canoe

    Canoe is a dream shop for the design-minded.

  • Charleston: Indigo & Cotton

    Find clothing and goods by Engineered Garments, Apolis and Howlin’ by Morrison at excellent menswear shop Indigo & Cotton.

  • Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly

    Find comic books, graphic novels, magazines and more at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore.

  • Berlin: Aunt Benny

    Enjoy simple, no-fuss dishes at this impeccably designed Berlin café.

  • Copenhagen: Mikkeller & Friends

    We visited Mikkeller & Friends, the excellent new beer bar in Nørrebro, Copenhagen.

  • Sydney: Pasta Emilia

    We interviewed Anna Maria Eoclidi, co-owner of Sydney’s well-loved pasta shop and café Pasta Emilia.

  • Seattle: Analog Coffee

    We interviewed Danny Hanlon of Seattle’s Analog Coffee, a neighborhood gem in Capitol Hill.

  • Toronto: Likely General

    Find handmade goods and knick-knacks from this small new neighborhood shop.

  • Seattle: Milstead & Co.

    We interviewed Andrew Milstead, the owner of Seattle’s excellent multiroaster coffee shop Milstead & Co.

  • Brooklyn: Goose Barnacle

    An interview with David Alperin, the owner of Northern Spain-inspired menswear shop Goose Barnacle.

  • Portland, Maine: Portland Trading Co.

    A carefully selected collection of home wares, clothing, snacks and accessories in the other Portland.

  • Chicago: Publican Quality Meats

    Publican Quality Meats is a great neighborhood destination for meat enthusiasts in the Windy City.

  • Portland, Oregon: Tasty n Sons

    Enjoy some of the city’s best comfort food at Tasty n Sons.

  • Nashville: The Silly Goose

    We catch up with the chef at a popular comfort-food establishment to learn the story of the Silly Goose.

  • Seattle: Slate Coffee Roasters

    Enjoy an espresso at this sleek new Ballard coffee shop.

  • Madrid, Spain: Olivia Te Cuida

    A refreshingly warm, welcoming and stylish restaurant in Madrid.

  • Austin: Flat Track Coffee

    Enjoy a perfect cappuccino at this minimalist coffee shop.

  • Portland, Oregon: Hand-Eye Supply

    A multifaceted shop in NW Portland that sells supplies for makers.

  • Austin: Hotel San José

    Hotel San José is endearingly quirky and unique.

  • Portland, Oregon: Clyde Common

    A favorite West End restaurant among locals and travelers alike.

  • Portland, Oregon: Palace

    Find lovely vintage clothing and all the Washi tape you desire.

  • Portland, Oregon: Table of Contents

    Shop clothing, furniture and hard-to-find magazines.

  • Brooklyn: Vinegar Hill House

    A neighborhood hang that makes its customers feel at home.

  • Portland, Oregon: Frances May

    The city’s largest selection of high-end clothing.

  • Portland, Oregon: Lowell

    Find rare and one-of-a-kind items at this quaint vintage shop.

  • Wellington: Six Barrel Soda Company

    Find a range of house-made soda, coffee and small bites.

  • Vancouver, BC: Fortress Lake

    A pristine lake in a remote valley of the Canadian Rockies.

  • Brooklyn: Mast Brothers Chocolate

    An interview with staffer Derek Herbster about sharing meals at work.

  • Tokyo: Instant Extraction

    Spotlight on five of our favorite coffee shops across Tokyo.

  • Brooklyn: Brooklyn Slate Company

    Brooklyn Slate Company is a purveyor of slate cheese boards, coasters and other fine items.

  • Austin: Contigo Austin

    Contigo Austin serves up South Texas food in an authentic atmosphere.

  • Venice, California: Tortoise Shop

    This shop carries quality products that reflect the long life of its mascot.

  • Portland, Oregon: Canteen

    Canteen is full of healthy, organic and decadent bowls.

  • Portland, Oregon: Heart Roasters

    A popular coffee shop and roastery in the heart of Portland.

  • Brooklyn: Court Street Grocers

    A perfect market-cum-café in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood.

  • Brooklyn: Bellocq Tea Atelier

    A chat with Heidi Johannsen Stewart about making the best brew.