Most folks with a taste for wine don’t really need a wine stopper. Once the cork is popped, down it goes. But for the select few among us who have maintained (somehow, amazingly) a bit of self-restraint when it comes to the nectar of the Gods, this octopus tentacle stopper will seem like a better idea than a wine hangover. Those poor people …
If you still haven’t outgrown your childhood comic book heroes, these original art posters from graphic artist Greg Guillemin could cause an instantaneous pup tent in your Underoos. His artfully re-imagined minimalist designs celebrate all your super friends: Batman, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, The Hulk, Spidey—the whole crew.
There’s a pretty obvious irony here. A beauty product for the ultimate symbol of manliness, the beard? C’mon … Like, if you’re too lazy to shave are you really going to anoint your beard with oil to make it shiny and soft? Hold that thought. Before she orders you to shave it off, you might humor her by giving this all-natural beard sauce (made with essential oils) a try. You never know, she might let you keep it after all, big guy.
The more stuff we use that’s made from upcycling junk and cast off consumer goods, the better. A beer opener made from an old bicycle gear cog is one less piece of metal garbage being plowed into the ground. We should all drink to that.
The HR chick manager at work will definitely blow the whistle if you hang that new Snap-On tools calendar in your office. This simple little calendar from Field Notes Brand will keep you employed. It also has numbers and days, just no jugs.
Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice …If the films by Tim Burton have transported you to other worlds you’ll most likely enjoy reading about the oddball director/artist. Renowned film critic Antoine de Baecque covers Burton from every angle; from his childhood to his offbeat blockbusting to his place in Hollywood history.
Sorry to sound like Scrooge but nobody is going to do a dance when opening up their generic gift card or new shirt. But you might get a rise out of them with these fake gift boxes. Give Grandma a Beer Beard or dad the iArm and bathe yourself in their bewilderment before they get to the real gift. By then it won’t even matter what you put in the box.
To fully appreciate this book, maybe watch the Cocaine Cowboys doc first. It will introduce you to Jon Roberts who was one of the prime movers of Columbia’s Medellin cartel in the 80s. Years later he spilled his guts to journalist Evan Wright. American Desperado is Robert’s tale of life as one of the biggest drug criminals of all time.
How much do you love The Walking Dead? Enough to read the actual stories the TV series is based on? All 1088 pages of it? Okay, you must really be a fanatic.
If New York City is the global epicenter of cocktail concoction then the infamous PDT Speakeasy in the East Village is ground zero. This bartender’s guide from Please Don’t Tell’s mixmaster Jim Meehan elevates drinkcraft to a fine art. It includes recipes for all 304 drinks the PDT offers, plus rich illustrations, advice, and classic techniques.