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December 19, 2013

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Synapse to Synapse CrossStitch Nerd culture meets homespun crafts in the witty cross-stitch work of Synapse to Synapse. Tardis pins, Mario necklaces and Pac-Man stockings—all will make your favorite geek smile, but we're partial to the classic hoop art and framed pieces … with decidedly unorthodox messages. $65, synapsetosynapse. etsy.com. Joel Spencer TV Mirror Your walls are boring. Give them a boost with one of these upcycled art pieces by local Joel Spencer and you'll never watch TV the same way again. $175-$450, joelspencer.org. Colorado River Coffee Roasters Sampler Impress the family coffee addict with a box of locally roasted beans from the Boulder City crew that supplies Vegas' favorite café, Sambalatte. The sampler comes with four 8-ounce bags of whole beans (Brazil, Sumatra, Guatemala and Ethiopia) that have been manually micro-roasted by a CRCR roastmaster. $25, crcoffeeroasters.com. Manbake Cookie Butter Former personal trainer Seth Laguna and his fiancée started Manbake in March, making protein-packed mini-muffin Beefcakes in flavors like sweet jalapeño cornbread and peppermint mocha and healthier versions of cookie and peanut butters. Packed with nuts, chia seeds and hemp seeds, each serving of the craveable butters is trans-fat- and oil-free with plenty of protein, so you'll look like the guy on the label in no time. Cookie butter: $15 for 16.3 oz.; peanut butter: $7 for 16.3 oz., manbake.us. 22 LASVEGASWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 19–25, 2013 22-27_Feature_20131219.indd 22 Oil & Blood Sweatshirt Take one part vintage motorcycles and two parts native Las Vegans and you have the beginnings of the stylish stew that makes up lifestyle brand Oil & Blood. Even if you're not a biker, gear like this lightweight Más Rapido sweatshirt will make you feel a little more Easy Rider, a little less Toyota Prius. $35, oilandblood.com. JOEL SPENCER BY SAM MORRIS 12/18/13 4:46 PM

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