Gifted Givers

For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.

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Meet Grant Crilly: magician in the kitchen, diver, wool sock lover. After collaborating with photographer Ryan Matthew Smith to come up with the gorgeous visual brand that defines the Modernist Cuisine series (the cookbook to end all cookbooks), Grant went on to cofound and become chief creative officer at ChefSteps. Another Seattle-based company, ChefSteps is serious about helping people cook smarter—while having fun doing it (as evidenced by their Instagram).

It’s been a big year for Grant—described by his coworkers as having a “hipster mustache and whistling a lot.” Last spring, his company brought home two James Beard Awards (NBD) and recently launched Joule, a super-sleek sous vide immersion circulator designed and engineered completely in house. We’re Grant Crilly fans—for his high-quality contributions to the culinary space, for inspiring us to try new things in the kitchen (liquid nitrogen, anyone?) and for that hipster mustache—which is why we asked him to be today’s Gifted Giver.

SEE MORE FROM GRANT: MASTER GIFTER AND MACARON MAKER

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For the second season in a row, we’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving. New this year: the Pop-In@Nordstrom X Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop edition. 

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Jon Moy is one of our favorite style writers. He’s got great taste, a voice like nobody else and best of all, this weird digressive approach where he’ll start writing about a jacket, and by the end of his piece have covered existentialism, city planning and the finer points of eating dim sum. We count on him for daily entertainment over at the menswear blog Four Pins.

Below you can find Moy talking about the benefits of eagles, eBay and cold, hard cash–and which single gift is perfect for all humankind.

Shop: Pop-In@Nordstrom X Opening Ceremony Holiday Shop

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