There’s nothing nice about teabags. Both the name & the drinking experience they deliver leave a bit to be desired. This teapot from Denmark design house, Menu, will make you forget about the bag. Its smooth glass form is classic Scandinavian design—functional beauty. The tea ball raises and lowers out of the tea for a perfect steep with every pot, while the gorgeous lines of this kettle elevate the tea drinking experience high above the vulgarities of teabagging.
April showers bring May flowers. But more often, they bring soaking wet pedestrians with cheap tourist umbrellas blown inside out. Don’t get caught out there like a chump. Brave the blustery days of spring with an umbrella that can take it. Filson’s Cover Cloth umbrella is what you need. It’s sturdy and super water repellent with a wooden handle and coverage diameter of 40-inches.
Why put yourself through the trauma of cleaning the bathroom floor? Instead of ruining a perfectly good Saturday morning with rubber gloves and Hazmat gear, why not do what the military bomb squads do? Send in the robot to neutralize the threat. This compact, robotic floor scrubber cleans even the tightest and grossest nooks—like behind the toilet. Using fresh cleaner as it goes, this little device eliminates 97% of common household bacteria.
Cops know a few things. Among these: donuts, coffee & flashlights. Police forces have been shining big, black Maglites on the guilty and innocent for decades. The heavy, durable lights also double nicely as a billy club. At only 5” long and 1” in diameter, this new, mini LED model won’t knock you out cold with one shot, but it will light things up nicely. Powered by three AAA batteries.
Leave it alone for as long as you can. This age-your-own-whiskey kit will really test your self-control. How long can you wait it out? Lucky for you the micro-barrel accelerates the aging process, so it only takes 3 to 6 months. The kit includes two 750 ml bottles of 110-proof White Dog un-aged whiskey, a 2 liter aging barrel, pouring funnel, two tasting glasses & step-by-step instructions. Tapping the barrel after 180 days reveals a brown, flavorful, complex whiskey. Drain it and refill up to 5 times.
We know finger-tapping on your tablet is entertaining. But, if you’re a PC user who actually uses a computer to do work, you’ll like this mouse. Designed to streamline navigation in Windows 7, this high-tech rodent will speed up scrolling, panning, paging forward & back, docking, minimizing/maximizing, showing desktop and more.
Behind all the products at Triple Aught Design is Patrick Ma. He’s a designer and proud ex-U.S. Army soldier. His military experience informs his every design. Everything made by TAD is designed for durability, function & versatility. For instance, their BRATT tool. The “Be Ready Always Titanium Tool” does it all: open a beer, tighten a loose screw, pry the top off a paint can, etc. This dense little slab of titanium can even be used for self-defense. Kinda like brass knuckles only lighter. Bam!
When you can’t quite put your feelings into words, get some help. The Lines For All Occasions book set will help you talk your way through life’s trickiest situations. These four, handsomely bound hardcover books will help you manage a break-up, learn skills for better lying, get new pick-up lines, even learn a few new insults or excuses. No matter the occasion, don’t be at a loss for words.
You don’t have to be a heavy drinker to appreciate these wooden palette coasters from Barcelona-based, Labyrinth. Made from real wood, these stackable coasters carry your “fragile” cargo safely from the bar to the coffee table without incident. As long as you keep “this side up”, your drink will reach its destination—your liver—in perfect working order. Shipping & Handling not included.
The masters at Mansory build-up high-end custom cars like Bentleys, Ferraris & Aston Martins with performance upgrades, aerodynamics packages and the deepest dish wheels money can buy. Now these guys have turned their collective perversions to designing a motorcycle, and the results are well, ridiculous. Literally wrapped in carbon fiber, the bike’s frame, fork, wheels & airbox were all handmade at Mansory’s factory in Brand, Germany. The powerplant though, it’s American: a 124-C.I. V-Twin from S&S Cycles, made right here in Viola, Wisconsin.