In-Praise-of-Rust

If someone were to pop out of any of the vans depicted in Kevin Cyr’s “In Praise of Rust” series and offer you candy, don’t take it! (Unless it’s a Cadbury Creme Egg, those are awesome.) Each of the vehicles painted depicts a beat up, graffiti-covered ride seen by Kevin on the streets of The Big Apple. In a dirty, cigarette-strewn alley these vans might not conjure up the image of fine art, but with a simplistic backdrop they look like prints we wish we could put up in our office without scaring off any colleagues who happen to be parents.


Jonathan Levine Gallery via Mashkulture

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.