Since one of your reject buddies already put a nice chip in your custom countertop, it might seem kinda too little, too late to get this handy beer opener fridge magnet. But it’s so easy; so right. It just sticks to your fridge, right there where even a guy who’s a few brain cells shy of a 12-pack could find it. And hey, if you won’t buy it … we bet your lady will.
British furniture designer, Thomas Stanley, is a man’s man. While enjoying a nice foamy Guinness in a “widget” can, a lightbulb went off in Stanley’s head and the lighTIN was born. This eco-friendly design is made of mostly recycled materials and delivers bright, long-lasting light from an LED bulb. And if Guinness is a little too heavy for you, the lighTIN also comes in Stella, Heineken & Foster’s designs.
So you weren’t a Boy Scout. Do one better. Use this traditional Adirondack firelighter to start your fireplace. The firestone soaks in a vessel of simple lamp oil. Just take it out, roll it in the ashes, light, and place it under the firewood. It will have your fire cracking in minutes flat. Instead of crumbling up newspaper and hunting around the house for stuff to burn, you can just kick back & get cozy.
It would seem designer, Homer Liwag, created these industrial-strength playing cards for a dark sci-fi movie set in a casino or prison of the future. But, he made them for the real world. With thick card stock and the look of stamped military steel, you’ll think you’re betting to save the remains of the human race or some such futuristic weirdness.
Bringing nature indoors is a dominant design trend right now. The two guys behind Antler & Co. nailed it. Groovy, natural racks for your home made of real, cast-off American deer antlers. They anchor easily to your wall creating a place to hang your hat, jacket, even artwork. You should know male deer naturally shed their antlers every season, so there’s no harm in their charm.
Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic film The Godfather is an American epic. But do you think you could really get a good night’s sleep in the bedroom where the severed horse head scene was filmed? Admittedly, it’s an odd question. But, considering the mansion from the movie is now for sale, someone’s gonna end up pondering this question. The eight-bedroom, five-bath Staten Island estate sits on 4 acres (enough room for a horse of your own) and is priced at $2.9 million.
The days of hanging “beer stuff” on the walls ended when you left the dorms. But now that you’ve got a Man Room in the house, you can do it again. This time around it won’t be a neon Corona sign, because that won’t fly with the lady in your life. But this might. This handsome, hand-numbered poster shows the family tree of beer varieties and is printed on recycled, archival stock paper. Let her pick the frame and you’re good.
Players of chess & backgammon take these traditional board games seriously. So too, does Restoration Hardware. Their handsome double game set in a mango wood & leather box includes leather dice cups and linen pouches to store the wooden game pieces. Classic and aged … just like the games themselves.
If you’re like The Dude, your living room is the very center of your universe. This Lebowski-inspired 3X5-foot indoor rug from Louisville-based graphic designer, Bill Green, will tie the whole room together. And as long as nobody happens to pee on your rug, you’ll be able to keep your head right on bowling night. That’s right.
With the forced heat cranked up, the air can get as dry as the Mojave. When you wake up in the morning and your nose feels like a box of Triscuits, it’s time for a humidifier. The William Ultrasonic is the one. The Swiss design is clean & refined with digital display, low power consumption and silent operation. With multiple modes for diffusing mist, it will keep your whole home moist when you need it most.