ramen

If your idea of ramen is a 20 cent pack like the kind you hoarded in college, this is probably not the book for you. If, on the other hand, you’ve tasted life-changing ramen (it exists), we’d recommend spending the $18 to add this to your shelf. Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo’s Most Unlikely Noodle Joint is part cookbook and part narrative. It tells the story of Ivan Orkin, a Long Island-born chef who ended up opening one of the most-praised ramen shops in Tokyo. It will also be your guide to mastering a few ramen dishes of your own if you can’t travel overseas or to his New York Slurp Shop. Those instant packs will be a thing of the past.

STEALTH-WORKBENCH-BOXES-IF2

[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.