The Keylet is a very useful product concept that will soon be available for purchase. The product is a meshing of two necessary, everyday items: your wallet and your keys. What if the bulk of the two was eliminated? What if the two could become one? That’s what Orange, CA designer Anthony Hoang and engineer Nhu Truong thought when confronted with how to make keys and wallets less annoying: they made the Keylet.
Satsuki Shibuya is a local designer who makes these perfect little textile products that would make your dining experience so, so wonderful. They’re part Tortoise, part Rachel Craven, and 100% adorable. We should all have her simple sewn goods in our kitchens and dining rooms!
Yesterday, Eater LA shared a new drink map. The map is a guide to Los Angeles’ “most iconic drinks.” It’s a very, very good list and is certainly something we know we will use, checking off what we have and have not drunk in town. It’s a good survey of the city and what drinks define our town. However, is there anything they missed? We think there are a few cocktails that could be good additions to the list…
Taco Zone is like a fairy tale establishment, a mobile castle dedicated to tacos. It’s in a parking lot, it gathers taco lovers from all over the city, the kitchen is maybe the size of a small bathroom, and it is pretty much open whenever the taco kings and queens say it can be taco time. It’s an Echo Park staple that every Angeleno must visit: Taco Zone is Los Angeles tacos.
Things taste better when they look pretty. It’s a fact. If it looks nice, it always tastes better than it actually is. Downtown’s Bottega Louie has a bit of a monopoly on beauty and taste as they are experts at both. The restaurant is a pristine white with gold embellishments peek-a-booing at you from tabletops and kitchen counters. Everything from the service to the modest prices to the food to the design of the establishment are extremely well done–but it doesn’t end with your being in the restaurant. When you take foodstuffs from Louie home, the experience goes home with you. The best example of this is in their macaron packaging, a superb vehicle for take away confection consumption.