Boss Hunting’s Favourite Things: May 2020

Each month in the Boss Hunting office we’re lucky enough to sample, find, and curate some of the coolest stuff the world has to offer. From booze to art to watches and everything in between – these are Boss Hunting’s favourite things for May 2020.

Curated by Jack Slade, James Want, & Garry Lu


Colonial Market Sour

I’ve moved away from drinking dull lagers and hoppy pale ales in isolation, opting for lighter, more interesting beers that have helped me savour the very last days of summer. I was already a fan of Colonial’s core range sour but this Juniper, Lime and Cucumber market edition is sensational and showcases the endless possibilities still left to explore in the beer category. Grab some before it disappears. – James

$6 – beercartel.com.au



Samsung Serif TV

The kind folks at Samsung sent me one of their gorgeous Serif TV’s for lockdown and I have fallen in love with both its design and picture quality. It’s both a smart 4K QLED television and a piece of art. Not sure I’ll ever be able to go back to my old TV. – Jack

From $1,399 – samsung.com/au



Barbour Wax Sapper Jacket

As the mercury continues to drop, I’ve fallen back in love with my trusty Barbour jacket. It’s the perfect companion for Australia’s not-so-cold winters and will keep you dry, warm, and looking the part in any situation. Probably the most versatile jacket I own and one I can wear on the farm, to a pub, and to a meeting with no worries at all. – Jack

$415 – endclothing.com



G-Shock GBD-H1000

Forever known as making the toughest watches in the game, G-Shock have just launched their first attempt at a smartwatch, and it’s a banger. We copped a review unit earlier this month and I’ve been loving it ever since I tried it on. Sure, it doesn’t have all the toys of an Apple Watch but it’ll handle literally anything you throw at it and is pretty good looking to boot (in a very rugged way). – James

$599 – g-shockaustralia.com.au



Blue Studio by Morgan Stokes

It should come as no surprise to those familiar with Brett Whiteley’s Lavender Bay works that Morgan Stoke’s Blue Studio sought inspiration from the Australian great. I was alerted to Morgan by my framer and began chatting to him on Instagram during his four month residency in Berlin in 2019. I ended up purchasing Blue Studio but agreed to wait until Morgan returned to Australia to have it delivered. He returned a couple of months ago and moved into an apartment across the road from me. He hand delivered my painting at the end of April and every one that has visited my apartment since I hung it, has asked about it. Definitely one to watch. – James

POA – morganstok.es



Patricks FS1 Face Scrub

No product comes close to the visual impact Patricks has in your bathroom and I’m pleased to inform you of the quality found inside the striking packaging. I’ve been using the FS1 Face Scrub for the past month and I’m loving it. The volcanic sand and crushed diamond grit provides the perfect texture for exfoliating while the Patchouli, leather and Jasmine scent rounds out an undeniably luxurious experience. – James

$90 – patricks.com.au



Loch Lomond 12-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky

Loch Lomond’s 12-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky recently won its third consecutive Double Gold medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition – which also earned it a Platinum honour. The best part? It was on sale for just $69 at Liquorland. Naturally, I had to try it out, and let me tell you now… it lives up to the hype. Unique yet unpretentious. The furthest thing from convoluted. The right amount of peat. And it certainly lights a fire in you. While it may not replace my go-to anytime soon (Talisker is pretty hard to beat), it was a fun little experiment that was one of many highlights this month. At least on my end. – Garry

$75 – liquorland.com.au



Yellowstone

One of my favourite things about lockdown has to be discovering Paramount’s Yellowstone on Stan. Starring Kevin Costner as John Dutton – a wealthy rancher (who doesn’t love big Kev?); Yellowstone revolves around the Dutton Family’s interactions with everyone trying get a piece of the land. Think Billions but set on the biggest ranch in the USA. – Jack

Free trial – stan.com.au



Cobram Estate First Harvest

Contrary to what you may think, all olive oil is not created the same. Cobram Estate’s First Harvest is Australia’s premier olive oil, and is made from the oils of each season’s first batch of olives picked (hence the name). It’s hard to describe the flavour profile but there’s certainly a lot more going on than your run of the mill supermarket stuff. – Jack

$40 – cobramestate.com.au