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  • 01
    Designed to look like an actual can of spraypaint, this stainless steel mixer features a faux Krylon logo on its white exterior, and comes with a decorative red plastic cap that covers a non-operational nozzle -- enjoy too much of its contents and you may end up having that in common.
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      Designed to look like an actual can of spraypaint, this stainless steel mixer features a faux Krylon logo on its white exterior, and comes with a decorative red plastic cap that covers a non-operational nozzle -- enjoy too much of its contents and you may end up having that in common.
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  • 02
    Inspired by an editorial stint at a now-defunct DIY crafting magazine, the woman behind Frites X-acto knifes hardcover volumes to create deceptively academic hiding places, from condom-sized, to stack-o-cash-sized, to flask-fitted, increasing your motivations for cracking a book to three.
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      Inspired by an editorial stint at a now-defunct DIY crafting magazine, the woman behind Frites X-acto knifes hardcover volumes to create deceptively academic hiding places, from condom-sized, to stack-o-cash-sized, to flask-fitted, increasing your motivations for cracking a book to three.
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  • 03
    From the Austinite behind HomeBrewing.com, these dishwasher-safe stretchy bottle caps mold to the top of your longneck, keeping opened beers fresh in the fridge -- though as the old saying goes, "you never know when you'll be too full to finish a beer, but you know it'll probably be never".
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      From the Austinite behind HomeBrewing.com, these dishwasher-safe stretchy bottle caps mold to the top of your longneck, keeping opened beers fresh in the fridge -- though as the old saying goes, "you never know when you'll be too full to finish a beer, but you know it'll probably be never".
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  • 04
    Texas is full of amazing things to see and places to go, but hey, Charmed is on, and you probably don't want to be standing up right now. Bringing iconic Texas sites to a coffee table near you, Fleur de Stone

    From an Austin-based team of artists and photographers, Fleur places original Texas-centric shots on cork-backed Venetian stone tile coasters and trivets, allowing you to rest your beer on your favorite sites even as your sedentary backside approaches landmark status. Classic ATX imagery ranges from music venues (Continental Club, Emo's, Austin Music Hall) and restaurants (Magnolia, County Line, Maria's Taco X-press), to public art like the Philosopher's Stone statue outside Barton Springs, the 1st Street mural, and Daniel Johnston's famous "Hi How Are You? " tag at the corner of 21st and Guadalupe, where the most common reply is "Great, get a job.

    The rest of the Lone Star tour covers the likes of Gruene (Water Tower, Gruene Hall), Fredericksburg (Keidel House, Vereins Kirche Museum), Marble Falls (Blue Bonnet Cafe & Lake Marble Falls Bridge), San Antonio (Riverwalk, Alamo), and Dallas, represented by the pastoral majesty of...Texas Stadium and the School Book Depository.

    Fleur's also taken artful shots of locales from the French Quarter to Kennebunkport; supply them a digital image and they'll also custom-print you a coaster, or even a collection for a coffee table -- when it comes to containing Milano, Doherty and McGowan, no one tile could ever be so Charmed.
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      Texas is full of amazing things to see and places to go, but hey, Charmed is on, and you probably don't want to be standing up right now. Bringing iconic Texas sites to a coffee table near you, Fleur de Stone

      From an Austin-based team of artists and photographers, Fleur places original Texas-centric shots on cork-backed Venetian stone tile coasters and trivets, allowing you to rest your beer on your favorite sites even as your sedentary backside approaches landmark status. Classic ATX imagery ranges from music venues (Continental Club, Emo's, Austin Music Hall) and restaurants (Magnolia, County Line, Maria's Taco X-press), to public art like the Philosopher's Stone statue outside Barton Springs, the 1st Street mural, and Daniel Johnston's famous "Hi How Are You? " tag at the corner of 21st and Guadalupe, where the most common reply is "Great, get a job.

      The rest of the Lone Star tour covers the likes of Gruene (Water Tower, Gruene Hall), Fredericksburg (Keidel House, Vereins Kirche Museum), Marble Falls (Blue Bonnet Cafe & Lake Marble Falls Bridge), San Antonio (Riverwalk, Alamo), and Dallas, represented by the pastoral majesty of...Texas Stadium and the School Book Depository.

      Fleur's also taken artful shots of locales from the French Quarter to Kennebunkport; supply them a digital image and they'll also custom-print you a coaster, or even a collection for a coffee table -- when it comes to containing Milano, Doherty and McGowan, no one tile could ever be so Charmed.
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  • 05
    Bottles have all sorts of potential uses...is something ER docs hear all the time. For bottles too fetching to defile, there's Vessyl. Handmade in Chi by an MFA-trained glassblower who began honing his craft while attending college in Champaign, Vessyl makes one-of-a-kind, stopper-topped, growler-esque bottles that're perfect for swallowing craft brews (or wish-granting Christina Aguileras, though these days you'd need a lot of those craft-brew-filled ones before rubbing her the right way). Hand-blown to ensure each one's unique, basic shapes include classic growlers like the slender Bosun and the stouter Winch; the teardrop-like Buoy; and the long-necked Pegleg, though hopefully your leg is also hollow if you plan on draining it. Options within each style include custom sandblasted logos/initials; handle silhouettes from the serpentine, one-finger "Sassy", to the notched, vertebrate "Seahorse"; and colors such as iridescent amber, gold-leaf-flecked opaque red, and clear w/ swirling "alternating white lines", also the instructions for making a sick Grandmaster Flash playlist once you Napster "The Message". Local breweries including Revolution and Haymarket have already taken to allowing Vessyls to be used for growler fills, and for those lucky enough to have a home draft system they also make elaborate glass tap handles, though tap it too much and you'll likely end up back where you started.
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      Bottles have all sorts of potential uses...is something ER docs hear all the time. For bottles too fetching to defile, there's Vessyl. Handmade in Chi by an MFA-trained glassblower who began honing his craft while attending college in Champaign, Vessyl makes one-of-a-kind, stopper-topped, growler-esque bottles that're perfect for swallowing craft brews (or wish-granting Christina Aguileras, though these days you'd need a lot of those craft-brew-filled ones before rubbing her the right way). Hand-blown to ensure each one's unique, basic shapes include classic growlers like the slender Bosun and the stouter Winch; the teardrop-like Buoy; and the long-necked Pegleg, though hopefully your leg is also hollow if you plan on draining it. Options within each style include custom sandblasted logos/initials; handle silhouettes from the serpentine, one-finger "Sassy", to the notched, vertebrate "Seahorse"; and colors such as iridescent amber, gold-leaf-flecked opaque red, and clear w/ swirling "alternating white lines", also the instructions for making a sick Grandmaster Flash playlist once you Napster "The Message". Local breweries including Revolution and Haymarket have already taken to allowing Vessyls to be used for growler fills, and for those lucky enough to have a home draft system they also make elaborate glass tap handles, though tap it too much and you'll likely end up back where you started.
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  • 06
    Little touches of class can really set you apart from the crowd, especially if that class is 5th grade social studies, as you'll almost certainly end up in prison. Bringing a touch of legal class to your boozing: Creative Impressions

    From a Michigan man with a longtime interest in photography and a more recent penchant for leatherworking, CI classes up conventional drinking tools with a blend of arty images and animal hides, thankfully sans hair, as the dog's is already inside it. Stainless steel flasks are hand-stitched with veg-tanned leather and carefully inset with photos, including a massive b/w wave crashing against a lighthouse, and a colorful burst of fireworks; non-photo designs abound as well, from embossed snakeskin, to a monogram-able Celtic knot, which can be difficult to untie given the Church's stance on divorce. Those seeking a more complete package can opt for a mini-bar kit: a flask, a funnel, four metal shot glasses, and a medium-sized shaker, all housed in a handmade leather box decked with the likes of a misty brook flowing over rocks, or a set of Celtic lovebirds, though seeing Big Baby and Rajon Rondo together would probably upset the Church even more than divorce

    He also sells straight-up original photos including a series of sub-2ft waterfalls called "Tiny Falls", which certainly doesn't describe yours from grace after everyone found out about your "social studies".
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      Little touches of class can really set you apart from the crowd, especially if that class is 5th grade social studies, as you'll almost certainly end up in prison. Bringing a touch of legal class to your boozing: Creative Impressions

      From a Michigan man with a longtime interest in photography and a more recent penchant for leatherworking, CI classes up conventional drinking tools with a blend of arty images and animal hides, thankfully sans hair, as the dog's is already inside it. Stainless steel flasks are hand-stitched with veg-tanned leather and carefully inset with photos, including a massive b/w wave crashing against a lighthouse, and a colorful burst of fireworks; non-photo designs abound as well, from embossed snakeskin, to a monogram-able Celtic knot, which can be difficult to untie given the Church's stance on divorce. Those seeking a more complete package can opt for a mini-bar kit: a flask, a funnel, four metal shot glasses, and a medium-sized shaker, all housed in a handmade leather box decked with the likes of a misty brook flowing over rocks, or a set of Celtic lovebirds, though seeing Big Baby and Rajon Rondo together would probably upset the Church even more than divorce

      He also sells straight-up original photos including a series of sub-2ft waterfalls called "Tiny Falls", which certainly doesn't describe yours from grace after everyone found out about your "social studies".
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  • 07
    Post grad-degree paths aren't always linear -- MDs may aspire to wealth only to find themselves drawn to public service, while philosophy PhDs can easily end up explaining the epistemological consequences of endless breadsticks. Going from grad school to bringing you all manner of recycled hotness, IKC Designs

    From an Ohio gal who toiled toward an architecture degree dreaming of building monumental skyscrapers but wound up working on only slightly smaller pursuits, IKC's a collection of repurposed goodies crafted from old stuff you might find in a trunk in your parents basement, assuming they keep trunks filled with doorknobs and LPs. Said doorknobs find their way onto myriad bottle stoppers, which also come topped with odd objects ranging from old painted valve knobs, childrens' alphabet blocks, and violin tuning pegs, plus sportier action from golf balls to bowling trophies, appropriate, as its casual use will find you in the gutter. Antiquated music equipment, meanwhile, pops up in the form of wallets made out of cassette tape inserts, bookends made of albums by everyone from Loverboy to Blood Sweat & Tears, and even a file organizer made by fusing together three Neil Diamond records, which explains why it looks SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD

    She's also raided Monopoly sets to create cufflinks and magnets made from canons, top hats, shoes, and even dice, which your waiter doesn't think you should roll on the endless pasta feast, not when there are so many delicious options to be had a la Descartes.
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      Post grad-degree paths aren't always linear -- MDs may aspire to wealth only to find themselves drawn to public service, while philosophy PhDs can easily end up explaining the epistemological consequences of endless breadsticks. Going from grad school to bringing you all manner of recycled hotness, IKC Designs

      From an Ohio gal who toiled toward an architecture degree dreaming of building monumental skyscrapers but wound up working on only slightly smaller pursuits, IKC's a collection of repurposed goodies crafted from old stuff you might find in a trunk in your parents basement, assuming they keep trunks filled with doorknobs and LPs. Said doorknobs find their way onto myriad bottle stoppers, which also come topped with odd objects ranging from old painted valve knobs, childrens' alphabet blocks, and violin tuning pegs, plus sportier action from golf balls to bowling trophies, appropriate, as its casual use will find you in the gutter. Antiquated music equipment, meanwhile, pops up in the form of wallets made out of cassette tape inserts, bookends made of albums by everyone from Loverboy to Blood Sweat & Tears, and even a file organizer made by fusing together three Neil Diamond records, which explains why it looks SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD

      She's also raided Monopoly sets to create cufflinks and magnets made from canons, top hats, shoes, and even dice, which your waiter doesn't think you should roll on the endless pasta feast, not when there are so many delicious options to be had a la Descartes.
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  • 08
    Before you kneel before the Porcelain God, pray to the Ceramic Goddess: an MFA from the thriving metropolis of Anna, TX who hand-crafts medievally badass drinking vessels out of porcelain, then subjects them to "crystalline-glazing", wherein zinc crystals actually grow while in the kiln, as opposed to crystal methods that just mutter "This transmission is coming to you" and expect you to know what's up. Her vast inventory can be broken down into:

    Lidded Steins: The Goddess' husband metal-casts the hinged tops on these guys, which feature ancient-looking portraits of everything from an "art nouveau warrior woman" to a triceratops skeleton, fitting since whatever's sloshing in your stein will eventually make you extinct.

    Mugs & Tumblers: Dishwasher/microwave safe, you'll find these graced with the likes of scorpions, Celtic dragons, and even the phrase "Naughty Irish", i.e., when Notre Dame students get to 3rd base in the shadow of Touchdown Jesus.

    Chalices: Enjoy the nectar of the gods via a bowl attached to a thick, fist-worthy stem, further regalized with designs like intertwined Celtic foxes; upon request, she'll also make a replica of the The Last Crusade's Holy Grail, so at least before you start drinking, people will say you chose wisely.
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      Before you kneel before the Porcelain God, pray to the Ceramic Goddess: an MFA from the thriving metropolis of Anna, TX who hand-crafts medievally badass drinking vessels out of porcelain, then subjects them to "crystalline-glazing", wherein zinc crystals actually grow while in the kiln, as opposed to crystal methods that just mutter "This transmission is coming to you" and expect you to know what's up. Her vast inventory can be broken down into:

      Lidded Steins: The Goddess' husband metal-casts the hinged tops on these guys, which feature ancient-looking portraits of everything from an "art nouveau warrior woman" to a triceratops skeleton, fitting since whatever's sloshing in your stein will eventually make you extinct.

      Mugs & Tumblers: Dishwasher/microwave safe, you'll find these graced with the likes of scorpions, Celtic dragons, and even the phrase "Naughty Irish", i.e., when Notre Dame students get to 3rd base in the shadow of Touchdown Jesus.

      Chalices: Enjoy the nectar of the gods via a bowl attached to a thick, fist-worthy stem, further regalized with designs like intertwined Celtic foxes; upon request, she'll also make a replica of the The Last Crusade's Holy Grail, so at least before you start drinking, people will say you chose wisely.
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  • 09
    Earth Day's all about conservation, upcycling, sustainability, and drinking, because after all, it is still a "Day". Using upcycling to help conserve your booze, Drox Designs. The project of a UT-educated photojournalist now residing in Denison, Drox takes antique door knobs and converts them into one-of-a-kind bottle stoppers, an idea born of warm memories of the turn-of-the-century house he lived in as an urchin -- when reaching those doorknobs was an impossible dream. Just a few of the styles: Longhorn: Affixed with a black-lacquered Bevo button, this metal knob is ideal for preserving all of your Mack Brown liquor, of which you'll be consuming plenty if Kansas State puts another Rusty Nail in Texas's coffin. Rivoli: A glass knob outfitted with 16 regular Swarovskis surrounding a 12mm light-rose Rivoli, allowing you to plug Cristal with crystal, but not Crystal Bernard, as her bubbliness disappeared around the time she was reduced to starring in A Face to Kill For (TV). German Cameo: This white porcelain job's been inlaid with a 1950s West German cameo -- which means that every time you show your stopper to someone, you must say "Yo, häbsche Damen auf der ganzen Welt/Haben Sie ein seltsam Ding um Ihnen zu zeigen, so sagen alle Jungen und Mådchen". Word up! Drox also carries door knobs you can actually use as door knobs, and offers custom work, engraving anything you like, from a skull & crossbones to a yin yang -- because Earth Day is all about restoring the planet's balance, even as you lose yours.
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      Earth Day's all about conservation, upcycling, sustainability, and drinking, because after all, it is still a "Day". Using upcycling to help conserve your booze, Drox Designs. The project of a UT-educated photojournalist now residing in Denison, Drox takes antique door knobs and converts them into one-of-a-kind bottle stoppers, an idea born of warm memories of the turn-of-the-century house he lived in as an urchin -- when reaching those doorknobs was an impossible dream. Just a few of the styles: Longhorn: Affixed with a black-lacquered Bevo button, this metal knob is ideal for preserving all of your Mack Brown liquor, of which you'll be consuming plenty if Kansas State puts another Rusty Nail in Texas's coffin. Rivoli: A glass knob outfitted with 16 regular Swarovskis surrounding a 12mm light-rose Rivoli, allowing you to plug Cristal with crystal, but not Crystal Bernard, as her bubbliness disappeared around the time she was reduced to starring in A Face to Kill For (TV). German Cameo: This white porcelain job's been inlaid with a 1950s West German cameo -- which means that every time you show your stopper to someone, you must say "Yo, häbsche Damen auf der ganzen Welt/Haben Sie ein seltsam Ding um Ihnen zu zeigen, so sagen alle Jungen und Mådchen". Word up! Drox also carries door knobs you can actually use as door knobs, and offers custom work, engraving anything you like, from a skull & crossbones to a yin yang -- because Earth Day is all about restoring the planet's balance, even as you lose yours.
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  • 10
    Playing with rocks is rarely constructive, whether you're skipping them across a lake, throwing them at beer cans, or air-jamming to "Back in the Saddle" while your baked friend Steve is all, like, "Man, these guys were so good before they sold out -- screw Steven Tyler!" Playing with rocks and coming up with something just as good as Aerosmith's 4th album, Sean Rocks Custom Carving.

    Sean's a San Antonian who apprenticed under his great-uncle and just "gets immense joy out of creating something out of a rock"; his main thing's limestone wine racks, a notion he stumbled on when handed a core-drill by a friend, and, like BP, simply started drilling away, though he ended up providing storage for something you don't want to cap. Actually serving to keep wine below room temperature due to various properties of sedimentary rock you really shouldn't concern yourself with, completed works range from low-and-wide to a Jenga-like, upright, slender, slightly skewed rack, much like that revealed by Tara Reid that time, except slender, and upright. For wealthier winos, he'll build "entire wall sconces" decorated with your choice of carving, which unfortunately doesn't include "down the mountain, totally impressing that hot trust-fund chick who doesn't even wear makeup, and's really into the Dead".

    Sean's not limited to vino cases; he also does corporate signage, art installations, and functional household sculptures, proving that Rocks can truly be Amazing. And, for those Living on the Edge, maybe even a little Crazy. Song from Armageddon!
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      Playing with rocks is rarely constructive, whether you're skipping them across a lake, throwing them at beer cans, or air-jamming to "Back in the Saddle" while your baked friend Steve is all, like, "Man, these guys were so good before they sold out -- screw Steven Tyler!" Playing with rocks and coming up with something just as good as Aerosmith's 4th album, Sean Rocks Custom Carving.

      Sean's a San Antonian who apprenticed under his great-uncle and just "gets immense joy out of creating something out of a rock"; his main thing's limestone wine racks, a notion he stumbled on when handed a core-drill by a friend, and, like BP, simply started drilling away, though he ended up providing storage for something you don't want to cap. Actually serving to keep wine below room temperature due to various properties of sedimentary rock you really shouldn't concern yourself with, completed works range from low-and-wide to a Jenga-like, upright, slender, slightly skewed rack, much like that revealed by Tara Reid that time, except slender, and upright. For wealthier winos, he'll build "entire wall sconces" decorated with your choice of carving, which unfortunately doesn't include "down the mountain, totally impressing that hot trust-fund chick who doesn't even wear makeup, and's really into the Dead".

      Sean's not limited to vino cases; he also does corporate signage, art installations, and functional household sculptures, proving that Rocks can truly be Amazing. And, for those Living on the Edge, maybe even a little Crazy. Song from Armageddon!
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  • 11
    It makes sense that the wine world would eventually produce furniture, as all those snooty asses need to get parked somewhere! Behold: Alpine Wine Design, a Lakewood-based workshop crafting fine "wine furniture" and home décor from recycled vino crates & barrels, all run by a classically trained actor who presumably switched fields after realizing relatively few theatrical careers have a clean finish.

    Barrel creations run from a stained oak table whose distinct curved stave (the sides of a barrel) seats look quite comfortable, to a sushi board finished with food-safe oil, to a burgundy-steeped wine rack that stands 30" tall and holds 12 bottles, which VH1's Verne Troyer scoffs at, while crashing his adorable little scooter into a wall. Equally cool wine crate offerings range from 24"/ 29" saddle stools emblazoned with thousands of winery logos from Napa/ Sonoma (Silver Oak, Opus One), to single or double dog feeder stands that come with stainless steel bowls, to a simple oval tray that's finished with three coats of lacquer and is perfect for "serving meat fresh off the grill", but not off the Grylls, because dude will straight murder you before giving up the vital proteins in his raw chunk of rotted goat.

    Should the above not satisfactorily show off how much grape you pour down your gullet, they've got purely decorative coolness like a woodframed 50-cork trivet, an actual cork(s) bulletin board, and fridge-stickable cork magnets, which are also what you call the suave guys at tastings who're always pulling (gl)ass.
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      It makes sense that the wine world would eventually produce furniture, as all those snooty asses need to get parked somewhere! Behold: Alpine Wine Design, a Lakewood-based workshop crafting fine "wine furniture" and home décor from recycled vino crates & barrels, all run by a classically trained actor who presumably switched fields after realizing relatively few theatrical careers have a clean finish.

      Barrel creations run from a stained oak table whose distinct curved stave (the sides of a barrel) seats look quite comfortable, to a sushi board finished with food-safe oil, to a burgundy-steeped wine rack that stands 30" tall and holds 12 bottles, which VH1's Verne Troyer scoffs at, while crashing his adorable little scooter into a wall. Equally cool wine crate offerings range from 24"/ 29" saddle stools emblazoned with thousands of winery logos from Napa/ Sonoma (Silver Oak, Opus One), to single or double dog feeder stands that come with stainless steel bowls, to a simple oval tray that's finished with three coats of lacquer and is perfect for "serving meat fresh off the grill", but not off the Grylls, because dude will straight murder you before giving up the vital proteins in his raw chunk of rotted goat.

      Should the above not satisfactorily show off how much grape you pour down your gullet, they've got purely decorative coolness like a woodframed 50-cork trivet, an actual cork(s) bulletin board, and fridge-stickable cork magnets, which are also what you call the suave guys at tastings who're always pulling (gl)ass.
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  • 12
    From a crafty Denver couple, this set comes with four dishwasher-safe 16oz pint glasses emblazoned with brightly multi-colored two-wheelers, which they assert will turn any gathering into "a crazy bike party", something usually not accomplished without tons of endo.
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      From a crafty Denver couple, this set comes with four dishwasher-safe 16oz pint glasses emblazoned with brightly multi-colored two-wheelers, which they assert will turn any gathering into "a crazy bike party", something usually not accomplished without tons of endo.
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  • 13
    Fool everyone into thinking you're not drinking straight-up Skinny Girl Margaritas with this Denver-made four-set of "more masculine and classic" rocks glasses emblazoned with "Rye", "Whiskey", "Bourbon", and "Scotch".
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      Fool everyone into thinking you're not drinking straight-up Skinny Girl Margaritas with this Denver-made four-set of "more masculine and classic" rocks glasses emblazoned with "Rye", "Whiskey", "Bourbon", and "Scotch".
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  • 14
    They say it's impossible to improve upon nature, but they also say alcohol makes everything better, so they're probably just boozed up or something. Improving nature by adding alcohol: Aspen Bottle Holders.

    Named for the Aspen tree (as opposed to the place where rich people go to be rich around each other), Longmont-based ABH whittles naturalistic bottle trees from actual dead ones found in Coloradan national parks from Steamboat to Drake, where Degrassi's always greener. The wood starts with unique imperfections (from blemishes from elk rubbing their antlers against it, to bite marks from a beaver's gnawing), then is hand-drilled to create bottle/coaster grooves, hand-sanded, and is finally given either a minimalist beeswax shine or a waterproof coating for a high gloss finish, or what experts predict will happen to the magazine industry within five years. The hooch holders are diverse, ranging from vertical stumps topped with divots to house pint/sipping glasses, to horizontal logs cut with grooves to hold bottles/glasses/candles upright, to brand-new rustic takes on the high-volume wall hangers at bars called "speed racks", also a groundbreaking new style of dating where you don't have to pretend to make eye contact.

    And should you feel the need to more directly assert your dominance over nature, ABH will craft you a custom rack, letting you get super specific about size and degree of imperfection -- ironically, the exact opposite of what happens when booze is added to you.
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      They say it's impossible to improve upon nature, but they also say alcohol makes everything better, so they're probably just boozed up or something. Improving nature by adding alcohol: Aspen Bottle Holders.

      Named for the Aspen tree (as opposed to the place where rich people go to be rich around each other), Longmont-based ABH whittles naturalistic bottle trees from actual dead ones found in Coloradan national parks from Steamboat to Drake, where Degrassi's always greener. The wood starts with unique imperfections (from blemishes from elk rubbing their antlers against it, to bite marks from a beaver's gnawing), then is hand-drilled to create bottle/coaster grooves, hand-sanded, and is finally given either a minimalist beeswax shine or a waterproof coating for a high gloss finish, or what experts predict will happen to the magazine industry within five years. The hooch holders are diverse, ranging from vertical stumps topped with divots to house pint/sipping glasses, to horizontal logs cut with grooves to hold bottles/glasses/candles upright, to brand-new rustic takes on the high-volume wall hangers at bars called "speed racks", also a groundbreaking new style of dating where you don't have to pretend to make eye contact.

      And should you feel the need to more directly assert your dominance over nature, ABH will craft you a custom rack, letting you get super specific about size and degree of imperfection -- ironically, the exact opposite of what happens when booze is added to you.
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  • 15
    Channel your inner Magnum PI with this lip-brow lover's dream pack of four mustachioed lowballs from a Minneapolis designer: mix and match any combo of 10 styles, including a classic handlebar named Fredrick, the western-looking Heath, and Gary the walrus 'stache, the perfect decoration for a glass filled to the Brimley.
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      Channel your inner Magnum PI with this lip-brow lover's dream pack of four mustachioed lowballs from a Minneapolis designer: mix and match any combo of 10 styles, including a classic handlebar named Fredrick, the western-looking Heath, and Gary the walrus 'stache, the perfect decoration for a glass filled to the Brimley.
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  • 16
    Handmade by an outstate dude and left in the walnut's natural color, this 24oz tankard has a birdseye maple-inlaid skull and crossed swords, which's the apparent logo of Captain Jack Rackum, who's clearly awesome at billiarrrrds.
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      Handmade by an outstate dude and left in the walnut's natural color, this 24oz tankard has a birdseye maple-inlaid skull and crossed swords, which's the apparent logo of Captain Jack Rackum, who's clearly awesome at billiarrrrds.
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  • 17
    Drinking and driving is no game, unless you're playing Cruisin' USA, in which case it is, and you're clearly at Dave & Busters. Get the thrill without leaving your home, thanks to The Octane 120 Pro.

    A turbo-charged upgrade over its already amazing predecessor, the O120 Pro sports a dual-tap kegerator in the back of its classic arcade-style racecar cabinet, the invention of a Cali systems engineer who endeavored to create a present for his wife (apparently all she wanted for Christmas was to never see him again). On the brew front, any five-gallon keg can be attached to the system, which sports one tap in the back and another conveniently located near the dash cupholder, both powered by CO2, so you can hit the gas while the gas hits your beer. Gameage can fill a 9ft screen/wall thanks to a 1080p HD projector, comes stocked with a dozen OG driving games -- Off Road Thunder, San Francisco Rush, Championship Sprint -- and supports PS3 connectivity, because with such a booze-addled time waster on your hands, any box you were getting is sure to soon be "ex".

    Rounding it out's the addition of a two-player joystick/track ball/six button controller that's used in conjunction with over 150 vintage offerings, from Centipede, to Pac-Man, to Rampage, which you better hope is a game, because drinking around a 30ft werewolf is just a terrible idea.
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      Drinking and driving is no game, unless you're playing Cruisin' USA, in which case it is, and you're clearly at Dave & Busters. Get the thrill without leaving your home, thanks to The Octane 120 Pro.

      A turbo-charged upgrade over its already amazing predecessor, the O120 Pro sports a dual-tap kegerator in the back of its classic arcade-style racecar cabinet, the invention of a Cali systems engineer who endeavored to create a present for his wife (apparently all she wanted for Christmas was to never see him again). On the brew front, any five-gallon keg can be attached to the system, which sports one tap in the back and another conveniently located near the dash cupholder, both powered by CO2, so you can hit the gas while the gas hits your beer. Gameage can fill a 9ft screen/wall thanks to a 1080p HD projector, comes stocked with a dozen OG driving games -- Off Road Thunder, San Francisco Rush, Championship Sprint -- and supports PS3 connectivity, because with such a booze-addled time waster on your hands, any box you were getting is sure to soon be "ex".

      Rounding it out's the addition of a two-player joystick/track ball/six button controller that's used in conjunction with over 150 vintage offerings, from Centipede, to Pac-Man, to Rampage, which you better hope is a game, because drinking around a 30ft werewolf is just a terrible idea.
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    The first foray into leather goods from the company that makes it "as easy as possible for you to be a gentleman despite the many obstacles that face the busy, modern man", this collab with luxe tannerists Mulholland Brothers includes a 10oz thermos-style flask, a sliding cigar sleeve, and a desktop card holder they say'll have coworkers stopping by just to "admire [his] good taste", while totally pilfering his cigars and booze.
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      The first foray into leather goods from the company that makes it "as easy as possible for you to be a gentleman despite the many obstacles that face the busy, modern man", this collab with luxe tannerists Mulholland Brothers includes a 10oz thermos-style flask, a sliding cigar sleeve, and a desktop card holder they say'll have coworkers stopping by just to "admire [his] good taste", while totally pilfering his cigars and booze.
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    From a hubby-n-wife BK design team comes this series of cutting boards made from rapidly renewable bamboo cut into cartographic shapes, from their home borough to nearly almost all 50 states, appropriately including New Jersey, which knows from cheese.
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      From a hubby-n-wife BK design team comes this series of cutting boards made from rapidly renewable bamboo cut into cartographic shapes, from their home borough to nearly almost all 50 states, appropriately including New Jersey, which knows from cheese.
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    Freeze these metamorphic babies for 2-3 hours, then plop 'em in your glass to chill scotch, bourbon, and other hooch best not watered down by ice. $12 gets you 8 cubes, each carved from soapstone, a relatively soft, malleable rock whose ability to retain cold is totally the schist.
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      Freeze these metamorphic babies for 2-3 hours, then plop 'em in your glass to chill scotch, bourbon, and other hooch best not watered down by ice. $12 gets you 8 cubes, each carved from soapstone, a relatively soft, malleable rock whose ability to retain cold is totally the schist.
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  • 21
    Masters is taking fine-grained woods and acrylics and laser-etching the artistic crap out of them to produce home fancy-uppers like plaid and houndstooth coasters, plus accessories like black or mirrored cufflinks decked out in mustaches, bikes, and argyle, and a Phillies logo-inspired "Ill" pendant, for when your "Seriously, I'm Like, Really Sick Over Here, Guys" pendant isn't cutting it.
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      Masters is taking fine-grained woods and acrylics and laser-etching the artistic crap out of them to produce home fancy-uppers like plaid and houndstooth coasters, plus accessories like black or mirrored cufflinks decked out in mustaches, bikes, and argyle, and a Phillies logo-inspired "Ill" pendant, for when your "Seriously, I'm Like, Really Sick Over Here, Guys" pendant isn't cutting it.
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  • 22
    This hand-blown glassware recalls the shape of old telegraph wire insulators that kept signal current isolated from conductive surfaces, and comes in shots, singles, doubles, and pints, perfect for holding the liquids that keep your old man isolated from anyone who's ever tried to really love him.
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      This hand-blown glassware recalls the shape of old telegraph wire insulators that kept signal current isolated from conductive surfaces, and comes in shots, singles, doubles, and pints, perfect for holding the liquids that keep your old man isolated from anyone who's ever tried to really love him.
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  • 23
    In an attempt to elevate tailgates above cheap booze cloaked in soda, and beers chosen because of Keith Stone's undeniable sex appeal, the cocktail-blogging couple behind Home Speakeasy was nice enough to outline an easily compiled, sub-$200 cocktailing bar setup that fits in a cooler, even though Swayze only drank coffee at the Double Deuce.

    The Kit: Pad your fifths of gin, whiskey, rum, and Rhuby, with triple sec, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, and seltzer, plus angostura and orange bitters. That leaves plenty of cooler room for fruit juices, fresh citrus/mint, and assorted bar tools, though how they're able to stay in a cooler without ruining their suede Top-Siders is a mystery.

    The Drinks: While the parts are there to mix everything from a Gin Rickey to a mojito, the HS crew's provided more inventive recipes like the bourbon/Rhuby/lemon juice/simple syrup Rhubicon, the obviously rummed-up Two Street Tiki, and the gin/Rhuby/lemon/syrup PHL Collins, which will eventually lead you to believe there's also no shirt required.

    The Tips: 1) Pre-made juices have preservatives, which alter flavor, so go fresh. 2) Sandwich-bag your own ice and use cold packs for chilling the cooler to avoid sullying your drink chillage. 3) Make your own simple syrup (it's, well, simple: 1.5 parts sugar to 1 part boiling water. 4) Grab some plastic Champagne cups to fancy things up. 5) Finally, get durable barware, and don't forget a knife, even though Dalton won't let you bring it inside.
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      In an attempt to elevate tailgates above cheap booze cloaked in soda, and beers chosen because of Keith Stone's undeniable sex appeal, the cocktail-blogging couple behind Home Speakeasy was nice enough to outline an easily compiled, sub-$200 cocktailing bar setup that fits in a cooler, even though Swayze only drank coffee at the Double Deuce.

      The Kit: Pad your fifths of gin, whiskey, rum, and Rhuby, with triple sec, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, and seltzer, plus angostura and orange bitters. That leaves plenty of cooler room for fruit juices, fresh citrus/mint, and assorted bar tools, though how they're able to stay in a cooler without ruining their suede Top-Siders is a mystery.

      The Drinks: While the parts are there to mix everything from a Gin Rickey to a mojito, the HS crew's provided more inventive recipes like the bourbon/Rhuby/lemon juice/simple syrup Rhubicon, the obviously rummed-up Two Street Tiki, and the gin/Rhuby/lemon/syrup PHL Collins, which will eventually lead you to believe there's also no shirt required.

      The Tips: 1) Pre-made juices have preservatives, which alter flavor, so go fresh. 2) Sandwich-bag your own ice and use cold packs for chilling the cooler to avoid sullying your drink chillage. 3) Make your own simple syrup (it's, well, simple: 1.5 parts sugar to 1 part boiling water. 4) Grab some plastic Champagne cups to fancy things up. 5) Finally, get durable barware, and don't forget a knife, even though Dalton won't let you bring it inside.
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  • 24
    The design world's been affected by many movements, from the streamlined homegoods of the Art Deco '30s, to the futuristic neon and glass of 1950s Googie, to the Pontiac Aztek of the lauded 1990s Bowel. For furniture establishing its own movement -- farmpunk! -- check out Unite Two Design. UTD's a band of artisans holed up in the Lehigh Valley and central NY who snag anything they can find from farms and residential/ industrial sites, and craft it into furniture/ home accessories that pull from the "past, present, and future", a movement they're calling farmpunk, which previously was just focused on growing Clash crops. Behold the highlight reel: Topot This table/ lamp/ planter hybrid's comprised of a roller wheel off a mower, bits of a cattle trough, and pipes sourced from an old dairy farm corral, though is luckily better than just OK. Vice Versa A two-seat face-to-facer, this barn-beamed bench's supported by a mix of silo bands and a bulldozer sprocket, with a back formed from an old steel wagon wheel and a retired stop sign, which on its last day received a gold watch...for children sign. Loose Link Seemingly bending the laws of physics, this six-bottle beam-and-pipe wine rack's overloaded to the right and uses a single link from a Great Lakes sailing ship anchor chain as a counterweight, also what Louie Anderson calls the extra pounds he puts on, from eating counters. There're plenty more projects coming, as they've got a healthy supply of old machinery and reclaimed drainage pipes, which were thankfully spared from any of your own future movements.
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      The design world's been affected by many movements, from the streamlined homegoods of the Art Deco '30s, to the futuristic neon and glass of 1950s Googie, to the Pontiac Aztek of the lauded 1990s Bowel. For furniture establishing its own movement -- farmpunk! -- check out Unite Two Design. UTD's a band of artisans holed up in the Lehigh Valley and central NY who snag anything they can find from farms and residential/ industrial sites, and craft it into furniture/ home accessories that pull from the "past, present, and future", a movement they're calling farmpunk, which previously was just focused on growing Clash crops. Behold the highlight reel: Topot This table/ lamp/ planter hybrid's comprised of a roller wheel off a mower, bits of a cattle trough, and pipes sourced from an old dairy farm corral, though is luckily better than just OK. Vice Versa A two-seat face-to-facer, this barn-beamed bench's supported by a mix of silo bands and a bulldozer sprocket, with a back formed from an old steel wagon wheel and a retired stop sign, which on its last day received a gold watch...for children sign. Loose Link Seemingly bending the laws of physics, this six-bottle beam-and-pipe wine rack's overloaded to the right and uses a single link from a Great Lakes sailing ship anchor chain as a counterweight, also what Louie Anderson calls the extra pounds he puts on, from eating counters. There're plenty more projects coming, as they've got a healthy supply of old machinery and reclaimed drainage pipes, which were thankfully spared from any of your own future movements.
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  • 25
    Ensure at least something gets drilled with this ingenious system that'll turn any decent-quality cordless drill into an on-the-go blender via two 32oz booze receptacles, a specially designed bit, and a blending blade, also the final movie in the Blade series, in which Wesley Snipes works at a Jamba Juice by day, and also works there some nights.
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      Ensure at least something gets drilled with this ingenious system that'll turn any decent-quality cordless drill into an on-the-go blender via two 32oz booze receptacles, a specially designed bit, and a blending blade, also the final movie in the Blade series, in which Wesley Snipes works at a Jamba Juice by day, and also works there some nights.
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  • 26
    Because grandma always steals the card table for Sunday bridge and Monday raves, snag one of these 12lb pop-up bars with duffel-esque carrying cases, interchangeable skirts for different occasions (football/ tiki/ formal), and a storage shelf on the 'tender side, all of which'll snap into shape in "under 60 seconds", which is the time it takes Nic Cage to steal a car then make 12 other movies you won't see. He's extremely efficient.
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      Because grandma always steals the card table for Sunday bridge and Monday raves, snag one of these 12lb pop-up bars with duffel-esque carrying cases, interchangeable skirts for different occasions (football/ tiki/ formal), and a storage shelf on the 'tender side, all of which'll snap into shape in "under 60 seconds", which is the time it takes Nic Cage to steal a car then make 12 other movies you won't see. He's extremely efficient.
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  • 27
    These Oakland-made sets of deadly throwing stars-cum-coffee table protectors consist of nine unique shuriken shapes, and come in your choice of translucent black acrylic, red tint acrylic, or aluminum, which costs a lot more but will be totally worth it for the bragging rights.
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      These Oakland-made sets of deadly throwing stars-cum-coffee table protectors consist of nine unique shuriken shapes, and come in your choice of translucent black acrylic, red tint acrylic, or aluminum, which costs a lot more but will be totally worth it for the bragging rights.
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  • 28
    Applied science has given the world everything from electricity to the Polio vaccine, but how are you supposed to enjoy sitting around under your strobe light with no Polio if your beer is getting warm? Applying science where it really matters, Steins of Science.

    The side-venture of UC Berkeley's resident "health physicist" -- a man who's successfully dismantled a nuclear weapon (yawn) -- SoS're big, shimmery mugs fashioned from top of the line lab-ready flasks, which ensure your last sip of beer'll be as frosty your first by bending the laws of thermodynamics, facilitating your breaking the laws of public urination. These bad boys're made of two layers of silvered glass, which between themselves hold a vacuum that's 100,000 times more powerful than that of your average thermos; what this means is that their construction eliminates all possibility of conduction, convection, and radiation (except for a negligible amount upwards) between your brew and the ambient world around it, i.e., the air/your sweaty palm. Vessels vary in style and size from the somewhat petite/aluminum-wrapped 11.8 oz (the creator's choice for "chilled cocktail administration"), to the tall n' skinny 22.5 oz (wrapped with sweet looking blue grating for protection...from you), to the massive gallon tankard -- the mad physicist recommends you use its handle as a backstrap for your hand and lift with your arm, because your wrist may not be able to support its weight, though he can't possibly fathom what your wrist is capable of.

    Because Steins of Science keep their contents so cold, they lend themselves to a very curious phenomenon: because you won't be rushing to kill your beer before it gets warm, you'll actually drink slower, which, at this point, is pretty much the only thing you have to sit around and Salk about.
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      Applied science has given the world everything from electricity to the Polio vaccine, but how are you supposed to enjoy sitting around under your strobe light with no Polio if your beer is getting warm? Applying science where it really matters, Steins of Science.

      The side-venture of UC Berkeley's resident "health physicist" -- a man who's successfully dismantled a nuclear weapon (yawn) -- SoS're big, shimmery mugs fashioned from top of the line lab-ready flasks, which ensure your last sip of beer'll be as frosty your first by bending the laws of thermodynamics, facilitating your breaking the laws of public urination. These bad boys're made of two layers of silvered glass, which between themselves hold a vacuum that's 100,000 times more powerful than that of your average thermos; what this means is that their construction eliminates all possibility of conduction, convection, and radiation (except for a negligible amount upwards) between your brew and the ambient world around it, i.e., the air/your sweaty palm. Vessels vary in style and size from the somewhat petite/aluminum-wrapped 11.8 oz (the creator's choice for "chilled cocktail administration"), to the tall n' skinny 22.5 oz (wrapped with sweet looking blue grating for protection...from you), to the massive gallon tankard -- the mad physicist recommends you use its handle as a backstrap for your hand and lift with your arm, because your wrist may not be able to support its weight, though he can't possibly fathom what your wrist is capable of.

      Because Steins of Science keep their contents so cold, they lend themselves to a very curious phenomenon: because you won't be rushing to kill your beer before it gets warm, you'll actually drink slower, which, at this point, is pretty much the only thing you have to sit around and Salk about.
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  • 29
    Just in time to catch Oktoberfestive drink sweat, these throwback, faux-Polaroid coasters sport sexy hussies dancing/smoldering for the lens of your beer. They're soft-backed to slide easy, and magnetized for easy fridge-stickage -- where their sultry gazes'll suggest the hot, frozen Hot Pockets that lie deep within.
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      Just in time to catch Oktoberfestive drink sweat, these throwback, faux-Polaroid coasters sport sexy hussies dancing/smoldering for the lens of your beer. They're soft-backed to slide easy, and magnetized for easy fridge-stickage -- where their sultry gazes'll suggest the hot, frozen Hot Pockets that lie deep within.
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  • 30
    First Academy makes your need to drink in public that much classier with photo-emblazoned flasks like "Boxing" from their "Soviet Glory" line, featuring two Russian kids squaring off in the ring in a photo swiped from a mid-'70s Bolshevik Encyclopedia, which is terrifying, because in Soviet Russia, encyclopedia researches you!
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      First Academy makes your need to drink in public that much classier with photo-emblazoned flasks like "Boxing" from their "Soviet Glory" line, featuring two Russian kids squaring off in the ring in a photo swiped from a mid-'70s Bolshevik Encyclopedia, which is terrifying, because in Soviet Russia, encyclopedia researches you!
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  • 31
    From the Wallingford-based gag gift crew at Archie McPhee, this clear keg cup-sized plastic vessel starts as a pocket-sized disc (complete w/ a carrying case) but expands to its full 5in when you "flick your wrist"...hmmm, probably better not to touch that one... LITERALLY! Bam, nailed it!
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      From the Wallingford-based gag gift crew at Archie McPhee, this clear keg cup-sized plastic vessel starts as a pocket-sized disc (complete w/ a carrying case) but expands to its full 5in when you "flick your wrist"...hmmm, probably better not to touch that one... LITERALLY! Bam, nailed it!
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  • 32
    Doing something for work that you did for fun as a kid seems like a dream job, unless you were fond of role-playing to Mary Poppins, in which case you are now employed as a chimney sweep who must also watch after totally spoiled English children. Thankfully not spending her time inhaling soot, the chick behind Red Boots Design.

    The work of a Bellingham transplant who decided to make a living via "the crafty things (she) enjoyed as a kid", RBD's ironic screenprint-heavy collection of housewares is designed by hand and, fun fact, is produced with as little environmental impact as possible thanks to a program called Toward Zero Waste, though Portia de Rossi is who to turn to if you're looking toward (a) zero waist. Highlights include a mess of wood-backed wall-mounted suds-unsealers like a gray number arted w/ a red/white Rock 'Em Sock 'Em-style Robot Time; a 3.5x11in number boasting a Super Brownie 27 camera; and a moose-antlered version called Nice Rack, a compliment that was even creepier during the Spanish Inquisition. And because riding a bike is lame if you don't have the clothes to match, she's also rolled out gear like a two wheeler-emblazoned BMX Rider fleece, a trike-fronted tee that reads "I roll on 12's" across the back, and a Three Speed hoodie backed with a diagram of the shifter pod from a Schwinn Albertson-tastic Grocery Getter.

    If you're somehow still interested in spending more money, pull out those traveler's checks for a pewter belt buckle boasting over-exposed photos of the Space Needle and a Ferris wheel, or a reinforced belt made using reclaimed inner tubes, which is a sick pick-up, assuming they don't start Poppins.
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      Doing something for work that you did for fun as a kid seems like a dream job, unless you were fond of role-playing to Mary Poppins, in which case you are now employed as a chimney sweep who must also watch after totally spoiled English children. Thankfully not spending her time inhaling soot, the chick behind Red Boots Design.

      The work of a Bellingham transplant who decided to make a living via "the crafty things (she) enjoyed as a kid", RBD's ironic screenprint-heavy collection of housewares is designed by hand and, fun fact, is produced with as little environmental impact as possible thanks to a program called Toward Zero Waste, though Portia de Rossi is who to turn to if you're looking toward (a) zero waist. Highlights include a mess of wood-backed wall-mounted suds-unsealers like a gray number arted w/ a red/white Rock 'Em Sock 'Em-style Robot Time; a 3.5x11in number boasting a Super Brownie 27 camera; and a moose-antlered version called Nice Rack, a compliment that was even creepier during the Spanish Inquisition. And because riding a bike is lame if you don't have the clothes to match, she's also rolled out gear like a two wheeler-emblazoned BMX Rider fleece, a trike-fronted tee that reads "I roll on 12's" across the back, and a Three Speed hoodie backed with a diagram of the shifter pod from a Schwinn Albertson-tastic Grocery Getter.

      If you're somehow still interested in spending more money, pull out those traveler's checks for a pewter belt buckle boasting over-exposed photos of the Space Needle and a Ferris wheel, or a reinforced belt made using reclaimed inner tubes, which is a sick pick-up, assuming they don't start Poppins.
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  • 33
    An ode to the most stylishly formidable Bond-villain henchman, this 100% Herringbone wool/brushed tricot lined lid is available in black or espresso plaid, features fleece tuck-away earflaps with hidden ear phone pockets, and an elastic loop on brim complete with a bottle opener, a handy way to pop open a Coors Extra Goldfinger.

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      An ode to the most stylishly formidable Bond-villain henchman, this 100% Herringbone wool/brushed tricot lined lid is available in black or espresso plaid, features fleece tuck-away earflaps with hidden ear phone pockets, and an elastic loop on brim complete with a bottle opener, a handy way to pop open a Coors Extra Goldfinger.

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  • 34
    The antique drink-quipment shop's got fatherly new arrivals like a travel cocktail case stocked with four shot glasses, two tumblers, a corkscrew, a bottle opener, and a stirring spoon (plus space for two bottles), plus coasters from a London photographer whose street scenes are cut from glossy aluminum sheets that've been "dry mounted", presumably by being subjected to the wry high-minded wit of some dude in a powdered wig.
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      The antique drink-quipment shop's got fatherly new arrivals like a travel cocktail case stocked with four shot glasses, two tumblers, a corkscrew, a bottle opener, and a stirring spoon (plus space for two bottles), plus coasters from a London photographer whose street scenes are cut from glossy aluminum sheets that've been "dry mounted", presumably by being subjected to the wry high-minded wit of some dude in a powdered wig.
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  • 35
    For the father who's deep into punctuality, and barrels, this Roman numeral-inscribed, handcrafted white oak joint's made by a Manassas-based company boasting the "world's largest barrel selection", foolishly broadcasting they've never even made it to Screen 4 in Donkey Kong. Losers.
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      For the father who's deep into punctuality, and barrels, this Roman numeral-inscribed, handcrafted white oak joint's made by a Manassas-based company boasting the "world's largest barrel selection", foolishly broadcasting they've never even made it to Screen 4 in Donkey Kong. Losers.
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  • 36
    Mad Men's noir-ish postwar nostalgia has permeated so many aspects of today's culture, from skinny ties, to really skinny ties, to cheating on your hot wife with everyone in town, even Jewish chicks! Also, drinking all day out of sweet cocktail glasses, like those made by Dorothy Thorpe.

    Originally produced in the 30's, 40's, and 50's, Thorpe's classily clean-lined, silver-rimmed barware's been rejuvenated by its frequent appearances in the Sterling Cooper office, and is now available at Old Town's newly opened The Hour after the shopkeep's 20 years of stockpiling led to the "largest collection on the East Coast", and hopelessly unrealistic cocktail party expectations. Thorpe's signature wide, platinum-banded rims're available on a set of four round-bottomed glasses dubbed "Roly Polys", one with a giant punch bowl and five smaller Rolys, and a set of eight smaller, sharper-angled rocks glasses, not to be confused with Sharper Image rocks glasses, which everyone pretends to consider purchasing before just using the massage chairs. Equally suave are her zero-mercury-containing "mercury glass" collections, which feature a near-black rim-band fading down the glass, available in an eight vessel/caddy set; a four boy/four snifter combo; and an array including an ice bucket, tray, and eight tall "Tom Collins Glasses", which Kerry Collins is prepared to use each one of. At 10am. Every morning.

    There's also tons of stuff for your kitchen/super-cool-office, including a tall, platinum-banded "martini/cocktail pitcher", and platinum-banded bowl for nuts that's super-squat -- the position one must assume to force out still more cultural commentary referencing Mad Men.
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      Mad Men's noir-ish postwar nostalgia has permeated so many aspects of today's culture, from skinny ties, to really skinny ties, to cheating on your hot wife with everyone in town, even Jewish chicks! Also, drinking all day out of sweet cocktail glasses, like those made by Dorothy Thorpe.

      Originally produced in the 30's, 40's, and 50's, Thorpe's classily clean-lined, silver-rimmed barware's been rejuvenated by its frequent appearances in the Sterling Cooper office, and is now available at Old Town's newly opened The Hour after the shopkeep's 20 years of stockpiling led to the "largest collection on the East Coast", and hopelessly unrealistic cocktail party expectations. Thorpe's signature wide, platinum-banded rims're available on a set of four round-bottomed glasses dubbed "Roly Polys", one with a giant punch bowl and five smaller Rolys, and a set of eight smaller, sharper-angled rocks glasses, not to be confused with Sharper Image rocks glasses, which everyone pretends to consider purchasing before just using the massage chairs. Equally suave are her zero-mercury-containing "mercury glass" collections, which feature a near-black rim-band fading down the glass, available in an eight vessel/caddy set; a four boy/four snifter combo; and an array including an ice bucket, tray, and eight tall "Tom Collins Glasses", which Kerry Collins is prepared to use each one of. At 10am. Every morning.

      There's also tons of stuff for your kitchen/super-cool-office, including a tall, platinum-banded "martini/cocktail pitcher", and platinum-banded bowl for nuts that's super-squat -- the position one must assume to force out still more cultural commentary referencing Mad Men.
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  • 37
    Claiming to be a virtually indestructible silicone beer vessel, the non-crushable, -breakable, -burnable, or -smash-over-the-headable Silipint helps you party like the man you know you can be without fear of shattered glass, because no one wants to suffer being the focus of Peter Sarsgaard's disappointment.
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      Claiming to be a virtually indestructible silicone beer vessel, the non-crushable, -breakable, -burnable, or -smash-over-the-headable Silipint helps you party like the man you know you can be without fear of shattered glass, because no one wants to suffer being the focus of Peter Sarsgaard's disappointment.
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  • 38
    From some beer-minded ceramists who demanded a better/rockier way to hold their suds come these slip-cast, "hand-poured" 64oz stoneware growlers in grey, white, and black, each with a sturdy, gasketed, flip-top wide mouth, and a handle shaped like a sprocket, finally exposing beer as the reason why that dog kept thinking he saw all those Fraggles.
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      From some beer-minded ceramists who demanded a better/rockier way to hold their suds come these slip-cast, "hand-poured" 64oz stoneware growlers in grey, white, and black, each with a sturdy, gasketed, flip-top wide mouth, and a handle shaped like a sprocket, finally exposing beer as the reason why that dog kept thinking he saw all those Fraggles.
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  • 39
    Some facial hair-freak Portlanders (so, Portlanders) have just ensured you'll never get another bottle of Boone's Farm Blue Hawaiian accidentally ganked, thanks to their re-stickable vinyl decals that offer a chalkboard surface on which to write your name, and perhaps more importantly, are shaped like a handlebar 'stache.
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      Some facial hair-freak Portlanders (so, Portlanders) have just ensured you'll never get another bottle of Boone's Farm Blue Hawaiian accidentally ganked, thanks to their re-stickable vinyl decals that offer a chalkboard surface on which to write your name, and perhaps more importantly, are shaped like a handlebar 'stache.
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  • 40
    Of out of Hagerstown, MD, this set of eight highballs (w/ gold caddy) is covered in images of various older IBM designs, from the System/360 Model 60, to the 2402 Tape Unit, aka what Brett Favre had to do back in the day of VHS.
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      Of out of Hagerstown, MD, this set of eight highballs (w/ gold caddy) is covered in images of various older IBM designs, from the System/360 Model 60, to the 2402 Tape Unit, aka what Brett Favre had to do back in the day of VHS.
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  • 41
    For the bottle-poppin' pops, this understated trio of Finnish wine stoppers are fittingly made entirely of cork, come in three distinct geometric knobby shapes, and will apparently make "serving wine just for yourself...more of an occasion", as if your dad needed a reason other than you to drink alone.
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      For the bottle-poppin' pops, this understated trio of Finnish wine stoppers are fittingly made entirely of cork, come in three distinct geometric knobby shapes, and will apparently make "serving wine just for yourself...more of an occasion", as if your dad needed a reason other than you to drink alone.
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  • 42
    This badass opener looks just like a real set of brass knuckles, comes in eight different metallic colorways, and's ergonomically designed with a slot on one end to easily pop caps, though everyone knows you don't bring a badass opener that looks just like a real set of brass knuckles to a gun fight.
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      This badass opener looks just like a real set of brass knuckles, comes in eight different metallic colorways, and's ergonomically designed with a slot on one end to easily pop caps, though everyone knows you don't bring a badass opener that looks just like a real set of brass knuckles to a gun fight.
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    Because starting homebrewing can be a daunting prospect -- especially without the liquid courage only finishing homebrewing would provide -- check out iBrewMaster: a mobile app (built off the sudsy recipes and knowledge of St. Paul's Northern Brewer) that will help even novices manage the entire process, and was born from one homebrewer's desire for a truly "full-featured tool", despite Anthony Weiner's emphatic warnings. Get concocting thusly:

    Choose Your Brew Create, edit, and manage recipes from scratch, pick from 50 pre-installed ones (there are 300 more available to buy), or co-opt shared brews from other users, all of which bolsters iBM's claim that there's "something for all types of brewers", be they extract, partial mash, or Robin Yount -- though judging by his 'stache, that'd just be Old Style.

    Brew Your Brew Recipe chosen, iBrew'll provide you a list of ingredients, set the number of days your mix should remain in each stage, schedule a calendar accordingly, and then provide status updates about your batches throughout, lest you miss out on knowing that your malt is "with the girliesss in Cabooo. Missing my luvs back home thooo ;)".

    Cherish Your Brew Because previous steps will have ensured your beer is super tasty and thus will shortly be very gone, archive pre-guzzle (with pics!), and the app will allow you to email and print the batch's specs, and even auto-post brewing schedules and deets to Facebook and Twitter.

    Since technically you also need physical equipment to get started, iBM comes stocked with a database of nationwide suppliers hawking everything from fermentation locks, to hydrometers, to something called a "blowoff hose," not be confused with Weiner's regrettable inability to blow off hos.
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      Because starting homebrewing can be a daunting prospect -- especially without the liquid courage only finishing homebrewing would provide -- check out iBrewMaster: a mobile app (built off the sudsy recipes and knowledge of St. Paul's Northern Brewer) that will help even novices manage the entire process, and was born from one homebrewer's desire for a truly "full-featured tool", despite Anthony Weiner's emphatic warnings. Get concocting thusly:

      Choose Your Brew Create, edit, and manage recipes from scratch, pick from 50 pre-installed ones (there are 300 more available to buy), or co-opt shared brews from other users, all of which bolsters iBM's claim that there's "something for all types of brewers", be they extract, partial mash, or Robin Yount -- though judging by his 'stache, that'd just be Old Style.

      Brew Your Brew Recipe chosen, iBrew'll provide you a list of ingredients, set the number of days your mix should remain in each stage, schedule a calendar accordingly, and then provide status updates about your batches throughout, lest you miss out on knowing that your malt is "with the girliesss in Cabooo. Missing my luvs back home thooo ;)".

      Cherish Your Brew Because previous steps will have ensured your beer is super tasty and thus will shortly be very gone, archive pre-guzzle (with pics!), and the app will allow you to email and print the batch's specs, and even auto-post brewing schedules and deets to Facebook and Twitter.

      Since technically you also need physical equipment to get started, iBM comes stocked with a database of nationwide suppliers hawking everything from fermentation locks, to hydrometers, to something called a "blowoff hose," not be confused with Weiner's regrettable inability to blow off hos.
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  • 44
    Conceived by crafty music blogger Hungry Hearted and her BF from synth-heavy rockers Bali Yaaah, Homegrain creates made-to-order rustic-schoolhouse chalkboards framed in reclaimed wood, including weathered pine found in their backyard -- once that source runs dry though, you wouldn't want to live next to them, as good fences make good...chalkboards.
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      Conceived by crafty music blogger Hungry Hearted and her BF from synth-heavy rockers Bali Yaaah, Homegrain creates made-to-order rustic-schoolhouse chalkboards framed in reclaimed wood, including weathered pine found in their backyard -- once that source runs dry though, you wouldn't want to live next to them, as good fences make good...chalkboards.
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  • 45
    It's been said that those who can, do, and those who can't, teach, even though Mary Kay Letourneau tried her damnedest to pull off both. Also getting down with the two of them, the guy behind David Weeks Studio.

    Now making refreshingly unique lighting and household products just for you, D. Weeks is an Athens-raised designer who's served as a visiting critic at Yale and a professor at the Parsons School of Design, and whose works have been featured in Barney's New York, because if anything needs to have a light shone on it, it's that purple dinosaur's raging pedophilia. Illuminate the crib with the circular-flapped, origami-ish Lunette paper clip-on light bulb shade, or table-sitting coolness like the Castlight (a black rubber-grip candlestick-holder/flashlight hybrid), or ivory porcelain votives replicating campfires and an oil barrel, which ethanol enthusiasts will shun for being crude. There're also wooden animal shaped toys with movable elastic-band limbs (rhinos, elephants, bears, gorillas), plus home extras like the 8" stainless steel crowbar-shaped Bar Pry bottle opener, and orange Sing Sing Trays, which're exact replicas of the lunch ones used at the NY prison, and'll be the perfect addition to your next Shanksgiving dinner.

    Dave's also got primate-inspired cast-resin ashtrays like the black Skullrilla, the silver Robotrilla, and the pink Gorilla -- evocative of of Mary Kay's paramour, whose now-27-year-old balls are finally hanging lowland.
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      It's been said that those who can, do, and those who can't, teach, even though Mary Kay Letourneau tried her damnedest to pull off both. Also getting down with the two of them, the guy behind David Weeks Studio.

      Now making refreshingly unique lighting and household products just for you, D. Weeks is an Athens-raised designer who's served as a visiting critic at Yale and a professor at the Parsons School of Design, and whose works have been featured in Barney's New York, because if anything needs to have a light shone on it, it's that purple dinosaur's raging pedophilia. Illuminate the crib with the circular-flapped, origami-ish Lunette paper clip-on light bulb shade, or table-sitting coolness like the Castlight (a black rubber-grip candlestick-holder/flashlight hybrid), or ivory porcelain votives replicating campfires and an oil barrel, which ethanol enthusiasts will shun for being crude. There're also wooden animal shaped toys with movable elastic-band limbs (rhinos, elephants, bears, gorillas), plus home extras like the 8" stainless steel crowbar-shaped Bar Pry bottle opener, and orange Sing Sing Trays, which're exact replicas of the lunch ones used at the NY prison, and'll be the perfect addition to your next Shanksgiving dinner.

      Dave's also got primate-inspired cast-resin ashtrays like the black Skullrilla, the silver Robotrilla, and the pink Gorilla -- evocative of of Mary Kay's paramour, whose now-27-year-old balls are finally hanging lowland.
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  • 46
    Supporting a small business is always cooler than spending your money at big chain stores, unless you're T-Pain and are tired of other rappers' classy, but noticeably tiny Jesus pieces. Let a humble Tennessee family man furnish your crib by patronizing Spunwood.

    Based just outside Nashville, Spunwood's a one-man operation led by teacher/woodworker Brandon Spun, who cranks out various home accouterments made from reclaimed timber, and who wants you to know that your project’s wood "may have been the result of a treasure hunt", on which hopefully nobody ran into a One-Eyed Willie. Class up your drinking issues with grapevine-wrapped vino-holders that have you place your bottle's top end into a tree branch, or similarly designed, diagonally angled wood planks that come in natural cedar, or colorful walnut, maple, and purpleheart, which's what they called the Care Bear Lion Heart after he messed with the dude with the rain cloud on his belly. Meanwhile, for the office they've got several rustic business card desktop holders (available in red or white oak) that're basically a nicely finished tree hunk, just like Mr. Rollins after he visits the Gold Clu...wait, that place is totally closed down and NBA players can't just go get laid there whenever they want anymore? Well damn.

    Spun also crafts more traditional furniture such as benches and chests, plus a photo frame made of a distressed fence, which comes with glass, mounting accessories, and backing, although "you must provide the hooks", also what T-Pain is telling anybody who can't pay him enough to buy an even bigger big-ass chain.
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      Supporting a small business is always cooler than spending your money at big chain stores, unless you're T-Pain and are tired of other rappers' classy, but noticeably tiny Jesus pieces. Let a humble Tennessee family man furnish your crib by patronizing Spunwood.

      Based just outside Nashville, Spunwood's a one-man operation led by teacher/woodworker Brandon Spun, who cranks out various home accouterments made from reclaimed timber, and who wants you to know that your project’s wood "may have been the result of a treasure hunt", on which hopefully nobody ran into a One-Eyed Willie. Class up your drinking issues with grapevine-wrapped vino-holders that have you place your bottle's top end into a tree branch, or similarly designed, diagonally angled wood planks that come in natural cedar, or colorful walnut, maple, and purpleheart, which's what they called the Care Bear Lion Heart after he messed with the dude with the rain cloud on his belly. Meanwhile, for the office they've got several rustic business card desktop holders (available in red or white oak) that're basically a nicely finished tree hunk, just like Mr. Rollins after he visits the Gold Clu...wait, that place is totally closed down and NBA players can't just go get laid there whenever they want anymore? Well damn.

      Spun also crafts more traditional furniture such as benches and chests, plus a photo frame made of a distressed fence, which comes with glass, mounting accessories, and backing, although "you must provide the hooks", also what T-Pain is telling anybody who can't pay him enough to buy an even bigger big-ass chain.
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  • 47
    Atlanta has plenty of iconic landmarks worth visiting, from music venues to cemeteries, but frequently, you're just sitting around drinking so much, you ensure that trying to visit any just means a trip to the cemetery. Bring some of the city's coolest places into your home while indulging in another form of inebriation, with Custom Coasters By Hazel. Hand-made in ATL by VA Highland-based photog Hazel Wagner, Coasters creates glossy 4" x 4" drink platforms by taking images of historic hot spots she's shot over the years and slapping them on tumbled, distressed marble coasters with a "texture and charm"-imbuing nicked & chipped finish process, a phenomenon familiar to anyone who's finished a Costco bag of Fritos. Each coaster's got several coats of sealant to prevent fading and damage to images, which include vivid shots of neighborhood signage like the promo-stickered Little Five Points road sign, the hand-painted "Welcome to Cabbagetown" marker at the entrance of the now-burgeoning historic mill district, and the Oakhurst hood guidepost, featuring the area's slogan: "Putting Down Roots Together", although how can anyone make fun of that -- LeVar Burton was incredible! You can also get college shots (Emory's main gates, GA Tech...) and club/pub exteriors like the brown/tan Twain's, exclusive high-ABV beer pusher Brick Store Pub, Masquerade (whose stage hosted everyone from Stryper to Goodie Mob), and blues haven Northside Tavern; for places where drinking's trickier, try a Waffle House sign, Oakhurst Cemetery, or Marietta's Big Chicken, which oddly, is not a photo of Robby Ginepri. There're also restaurants up for grabs such as Majestic Diner, Java Monkey, and The Varsity; contact Hazel by email to get a custom-made coaster with any image of your choice in two weeks, which may sound like a long time, but hey, where do you think you're going?
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      Atlanta has plenty of iconic landmarks worth visiting, from music venues to cemeteries, but frequently, you're just sitting around drinking so much, you ensure that trying to visit any just means a trip to the cemetery. Bring some of the city's coolest places into your home while indulging in another form of inebriation, with Custom Coasters By Hazel. Hand-made in ATL by VA Highland-based photog Hazel Wagner, Coasters creates glossy 4" x 4" drink platforms by taking images of historic hot spots she's shot over the years and slapping them on tumbled, distressed marble coasters with a "texture and charm"-imbuing nicked & chipped finish process, a phenomenon familiar to anyone who's finished a Costco bag of Fritos. Each coaster's got several coats of sealant to prevent fading and damage to images, which include vivid shots of neighborhood signage like the promo-stickered Little Five Points road sign, the hand-painted "Welcome to Cabbagetown" marker at the entrance of the now-burgeoning historic mill district, and the Oakhurst hood guidepost, featuring the area's slogan: "Putting Down Roots Together", although how can anyone make fun of that -- LeVar Burton was incredible! You can also get college shots (Emory's main gates, GA Tech...) and club/pub exteriors like the brown/tan Twain's, exclusive high-ABV beer pusher Brick Store Pub, Masquerade (whose stage hosted everyone from Stryper to Goodie Mob), and blues haven Northside Tavern; for places where drinking's trickier, try a Waffle House sign, Oakhurst Cemetery, or Marietta's Big Chicken, which oddly, is not a photo of Robby Ginepri. There're also restaurants up for grabs such as Majestic Diner, Java Monkey, and The Varsity; contact Hazel by email to get a custom-made coaster with any image of your choice in two weeks, which may sound like a long time, but hey, where do you think you're going?
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  • 48
    Look chauvinistically classy with these sassy, Atlanta-crafted, button-based beer cap poppers featuring vintage pin-up models posing in everything from sombrero-accessorized bikinis to dresses and lingerie. Each queen-pin has a keychain ring and comes covered in Mylar for protection (there goes your "I'm allergic to latex" excuse).
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      Look chauvinistically classy with these sassy, Atlanta-crafted, button-based beer cap poppers featuring vintage pin-up models posing in everything from sombrero-accessorized bikinis to dresses and lingerie. Each queen-pin has a keychain ring and comes covered in Mylar for protection (there goes your "I'm allergic to latex" excuse).
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  • 49
    Finding a commercial use for broken-down junk is just good business -- tire retreading's proven invaluable to the transportation industry, while Bonaduce retreading's proven invaluable to TV viewers who apparently don't have anywhere to go. Putting scratched-up vinyl back to work: Rock and Roll Drink Coasters.

    Out of Big 12 brother/Texas-tourist lover Colorado, R&R's a husband-and-wife team of eBay 45RPM sellers who decided to transform their unsellable stock into handsome, sturdy drink coasters; the idea was actually hatched by the wife, whose father produced records for Bobby Sherman and the Partridge Family, and so's partially responsible for the aforementioned 'duce. The process, which took a year to develop, starts with cutting away the groove-y outer part w/ a custom-built machine and sealing the label in a secret three-layer coating, then cork-ing the bottom, placing it in a mold, and pouring clear epoxy onto the assembly (give one to a friend, and...epoxy on both your houses). The hundreds of tunes span genres including classic lounge (Dean Martin's "I'm Not the Marrying Kind"), jazz (a 4-piece Charlie Parker set), old-school country (Marty Robbins' "The Hanging Tree"), and classic rock (Manfred Mann's "Pretty Flamingo"?), on up to '80s pop like "We Are The World" -- perfectly appropriate, because when drinking beer, there also comes a time when you heed a certain call.

    Recently, the couple launched a blog telling the stories behind rarer finds, and've been discovered by a few musicians who've bought their own hits, including Duran Duran, Pat Boone, and Bertie Higgins, whose 1982 ballad "Key Largo" made #75 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s -- five hours of retreads that'd keep even the most industrious from getting back to work.
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      Finding a commercial use for broken-down junk is just good business -- tire retreading's proven invaluable to the transportation industry, while Bonaduce retreading's proven invaluable to TV viewers who apparently don't have anywhere to go. Putting scratched-up vinyl back to work: Rock and Roll Drink Coasters.

      Out of Big 12 brother/Texas-tourist lover Colorado, R&R's a husband-and-wife team of eBay 45RPM sellers who decided to transform their unsellable stock into handsome, sturdy drink coasters; the idea was actually hatched by the wife, whose father produced records for Bobby Sherman and the Partridge Family, and so's partially responsible for the aforementioned 'duce. The process, which took a year to develop, starts with cutting away the groove-y outer part w/ a custom-built machine and sealing the label in a secret three-layer coating, then cork-ing the bottom, placing it in a mold, and pouring clear epoxy onto the assembly (give one to a friend, and...epoxy on both your houses). The hundreds of tunes span genres including classic lounge (Dean Martin's "I'm Not the Marrying Kind"), jazz (a 4-piece Charlie Parker set), old-school country (Marty Robbins' "The Hanging Tree"), and classic rock (Manfred Mann's "Pretty Flamingo"?), on up to '80s pop like "We Are The World" -- perfectly appropriate, because when drinking beer, there also comes a time when you heed a certain call.

      Recently, the couple launched a blog telling the stories behind rarer finds, and've been discovered by a few musicians who've bought their own hits, including Duran Duran, Pat Boone, and Bertie Higgins, whose 1982 ballad "Key Largo" made #75 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s -- five hours of retreads that'd keep even the most industrious from getting back to work.
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  • 50
    When people leave the military they end up doing all sorts of things, though if first they ingest a Super Soldier Serum to greatly enhance their musculature and reflexes, they're usually even more awesome at consulting. Using his super-ior skills to Avenge your crib's lack of sweet fixtures, the dude behind theUncommonGreen.

    The creative side project of a Southie-based product designer/mechanical engineer who started his career modeling weapons for the U.S. Army (as a civilian), TUG's a contempo design shop that rocks a sleek line of simple, earth-amenable art, barware, furniture, and home accessories, all of which are billed as elegant/functional/funky and marry engineering with his passion for art (for every auction there is an equal and opposite re-auction). Sweet apartment upgrades include the minimalist Slant5/Slot6 metal DVD holders (in natural, black, green) for hanging your fave flicks elegantly on the wall; the aluminum Key & Wallet Shelf w/ a curved three-pronged slot for sliding in your keys; and the Frame37 landscape format picture frame made from stainless steel, but not the blue kind as that's been showing serious fatigue since 2001. For your wet bar, there's the stemless SoBo Martini Glass w/ a "lighter than air" polished stainless steel stand; a burly MIT-friendly steel Pi Bottle Opener w/ matching set of Pi-etched shot, rocks, and pint glasses; and the 3.75in white Corian Shatter coasters that appear broken thanks to black & blue crack marks, which -- when spotted on a person -- are usually a pretty good sign you shouldn't hire them to be your accountant.

    And because Jody Reed can't hang on your wall forever, TUG also peddles a classy 24"x36" metal mural made from six individual adjoined 12in aluminum tiles that depicts a forest scene from the Berkshires, which is yet another strange place where people end up doing all sorts of things while consulting with serums.
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      When people leave the military they end up doing all sorts of things, though if first they ingest a Super Soldier Serum to greatly enhance their musculature and reflexes, they're usually even more awesome at consulting. Using his super-ior skills to Avenge your crib's lack of sweet fixtures, the dude behind theUncommonGreen.

      The creative side project of a Southie-based product designer/mechanical engineer who started his career modeling weapons for the U.S. Army (as a civilian), TUG's a contempo design shop that rocks a sleek line of simple, earth-amenable art, barware, furniture, and home accessories, all of which are billed as elegant/functional/funky and marry engineering with his passion for art (for every auction there is an equal and opposite re-auction). Sweet apartment upgrades include the minimalist Slant5/Slot6 metal DVD holders (in natural, black, green) for hanging your fave flicks elegantly on the wall; the aluminum Key & Wallet Shelf w/ a curved three-pronged slot for sliding in your keys; and the Frame37 landscape format picture frame made from stainless steel, but not the blue kind as that's been showing serious fatigue since 2001. For your wet bar, there's the stemless SoBo Martini Glass w/ a "lighter than air" polished stainless steel stand; a burly MIT-friendly steel Pi Bottle Opener w/ matching set of Pi-etched shot, rocks, and pint glasses; and the 3.75in white Corian Shatter coasters that appear broken thanks to black & blue crack marks, which -- when spotted on a person -- are usually a pretty good sign you shouldn't hire them to be your accountant.

      And because Jody Reed can't hang on your wall forever, TUG also peddles a classy 24"x36" metal mural made from six individual adjoined 12in aluminum tiles that depicts a forest scene from the Berkshires, which is yet another strange place where people end up doing all sorts of things while consulting with serums.
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  • 51
    Reviving old traditions can be fun and impressive -- who knew Grandma could still put that kind of heat on a witch-pummelin' stone? For an old tradition without the entertaining show trial, check out Urban Moonshine.

    Operating out of their Burlington, Vermont "distillery", these modern day, new age moonshiners/herbal medicine specialists are reviving a lost tradition of "dazzling the palate while priming digestion" with a new line of carefully formulated, handcrafted organic bitters and tonics designed to improve both your health and your cocktails, and that use "organically grown or ethically wild-crafted herbs", which, unlike your ethically wild Uncle Herb, would never buy a company just to sell its workers' organs. Bitters to soothe the stomach come in three sizes (10ml spray, 2oz dropper, 8.4oz bottle) and include the Original Organic, which combines seven types of roots with fennel seeds/gum Arabic/essential oils, and goes nicely with a rye whiskey; the quintessentially Vermont Maple, whose hints of sweetness from locally procured maple syrup match up well with smoky bourbons; and the exotic, full-bodied Citrus that goes smoothly with vodka or gin and blends orange peel, fresh squeezed lime, and blood oranges, which, despite Leo's best efforts, are still harvested illegally in some oppressed Florida orchards. UM also handcrafts healthful tonics to help you recover from what you did with their bitters, like Immunity Zoom, which boosts your immune system and helps ward off illness/allergies with a mix of roots (licorice, astragalus) berries (Schizandra) and mushrooms (red reishi, maitake); Longevity (flowers and bark steeped in an organic Vermont apple brandy aimed at building strength and endurance), and Chocolate Love -- an herbal aphrodisiac designed to enhance sexual vitality made up of chocolate powder, damiana leaf, raw honey, and hawthorn berry, which is tiny, red, and full of Puritanically-inspired moral allegories.

    Unlike their 19th century Appalachian counterparts, UM is focused more on flavors to satisfy the palate and plan to unveil several new bitter tastes including breakfast favorites like coffee, although they in no way compare to the bitter taste left by Grandma's "Witches End up in Ditches" tee.
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      Reviving old traditions can be fun and impressive -- who knew Grandma could still put that kind of heat on a witch-pummelin' stone? For an old tradition without the entertaining show trial, check out Urban Moonshine.

      Operating out of their Burlington, Vermont "distillery", these modern day, new age moonshiners/herbal medicine specialists are reviving a lost tradition of "dazzling the palate while priming digestion" with a new line of carefully formulated, handcrafted organic bitters and tonics designed to improve both your health and your cocktails, and that use "organically grown or ethically wild-crafted herbs", which, unlike your ethically wild Uncle Herb, would never buy a company just to sell its workers' organs. Bitters to soothe the stomach come in three sizes (10ml spray, 2oz dropper, 8.4oz bottle) and include the Original Organic, which combines seven types of roots with fennel seeds/gum Arabic/essential oils, and goes nicely with a rye whiskey; the quintessentially Vermont Maple, whose hints of sweetness from locally procured maple syrup match up well with smoky bourbons; and the exotic, full-bodied Citrus that goes smoothly with vodka or gin and blends orange peel, fresh squeezed lime, and blood oranges, which, despite Leo's best efforts, are still harvested illegally in some oppressed Florida orchards. UM also handcrafts healthful tonics to help you recover from what you did with their bitters, like Immunity Zoom, which boosts your immune system and helps ward off illness/allergies with a mix of roots (licorice, astragalus) berries (Schizandra) and mushrooms (red reishi, maitake); Longevity (flowers and bark steeped in an organic Vermont apple brandy aimed at building strength and endurance), and Chocolate Love -- an herbal aphrodisiac designed to enhance sexual vitality made up of chocolate powder, damiana leaf, raw honey, and hawthorn berry, which is tiny, red, and full of Puritanically-inspired moral allegories.

      Unlike their 19th century Appalachian counterparts, UM is focused more on flavors to satisfy the palate and plan to unveil several new bitter tastes including breakfast favorites like coffee, although they in no way compare to the bitter taste left by Grandma's "Witches End up in Ditches" tee.
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  • 52
    Taunton has several nicknames -- the Silver City, the Christmas City, and most notably, the Oh God Lock The Doors Til We Get to Mansfield City. Making a bid to add "sweet gear made of exotic wood"...city, Taunton Green.

    From a pro ceramic sculptor/self-taught woodworking luthier duo outta Providence (rest easy, the studio's in Taunton), TG's a collection of intricately crafted, handmade housewares and guitars all constructed from a wildly extensive palate of exotic woods, also the unit by which you purchase large quantities of caviar in RichPersonCostco (it's in Weston). Must-have conversation starters include the elegant six-pilsner-glass'd autumn mini-brew sampler made from black walnut/padauk; a set of six 4in coasters plus caddy cut from five different woods (Hard Maple, Sapele, Mahogany) and sealed for durability; and a solid lineup of rocker-friendly multi-wood cutting boards shaped like electric guitars -- ideal for cutting up red hot chili peppers. And Panteras. There're also artisan gems like the 20-inch burled maple candle holder with five colored half-moon glass votives, and a series of retro-styled clocks built from a slew of woods including purpleheart, black walnut, and Massachusetts flame maple, which grows most abundantly in Provincetown.

    If you'd rather play the wood, TG is an accomplished luthier and peddles a handsome portfolio of guitar bodies/necks/fretboards like a semi hollow tele style with "bookmatched Koa surrounded by Bloodwood and Ebony w/ Zebrawood Bouts", and a hand-carved electric made from mahogany and single cut ash, also Ashley from Taunton's most popular nickname, for what she'll do to your tires if you risk stopping at the lights.
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      Taunton has several nicknames -- the Silver City, the Christmas City, and most notably, the Oh God Lock The Doors Til We Get to Mansfield City. Making a bid to add "sweet gear made of exotic wood"...city, Taunton Green.

      From a pro ceramic sculptor/self-taught woodworking luthier duo outta Providence (rest easy, the studio's in Taunton), TG's a collection of intricately crafted, handmade housewares and guitars all constructed from a wildly extensive palate of exotic woods, also the unit by which you purchase large quantities of caviar in RichPersonCostco (it's in Weston). Must-have conversation starters include the elegant six-pilsner-glass'd autumn mini-brew sampler made from black walnut/padauk; a set of six 4in coasters plus caddy cut from five different woods (Hard Maple, Sapele, Mahogany) and sealed for durability; and a solid lineup of rocker-friendly multi-wood cutting boards shaped like electric guitars -- ideal for cutting up red hot chili peppers. And Panteras. There're also artisan gems like the 20-inch burled maple candle holder with five colored half-moon glass votives, and a series of retro-styled clocks built from a slew of woods including purpleheart, black walnut, and Massachusetts flame maple, which grows most abundantly in Provincetown.

      If you'd rather play the wood, TG is an accomplished luthier and peddles a handsome portfolio of guitar bodies/necks/fretboards like a semi hollow tele style with "bookmatched Koa surrounded by Bloodwood and Ebony w/ Zebrawood Bouts", and a hand-carved electric made from mahogany and single cut ash, also Ashley from Taunton's most popular nickname, for what she'll do to your tires if you risk stopping at the lights.
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  • 53
    Now available in the UK, this home brewing innovation can transform any innocent fruit juice into carbonated booze in as little as 48 hours, via sachets of rapidly fermenting yeast and an airlocked bottle stopper -- a magical process that tragically still cannot do anything for Wine Gums.
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      Now available in the UK, this home brewing innovation can transform any innocent fruit juice into carbonated booze in as little as 48 hours, via sachets of rapidly fermenting yeast and an airlocked bottle stopper -- a magical process that tragically still cannot do anything for Wine Gums.
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  • 54
    This cube-defying ice-mould actually spells out "Ice Ice Baby" in one long tray (including two dots for 'i's), a must for parties where you want the cocktails to flow like a harpoon. And for people to drink so much they think that's what harpoons do.
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      This cube-defying ice-mould actually spells out "Ice Ice Baby" in one long tray (including two dots for 'i's), a must for parties where you want the cocktails to flow like a harpoon. And for people to drink so much they think that's what harpoons do.
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  • 55
    A rustic Cornwall outfit called St. Eval Candle Company cuts the tops off old Carlsberg, Corona, and Sol bottles and fills them with lemon & thyme wax, providing a manly way to freshen up your flat, and an excellent excuse to yell "Mum, Dad, don't touch it, it's Eval!"
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      A rustic Cornwall outfit called St. Eval Candle Company cuts the tops off old Carlsberg, Corona, and Sol bottles and fills them with lemon & thyme wax, providing a manly way to freshen up your flat, and an excellent excuse to yell "Mum, Dad, don't touch it, it's Eval!"
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  • 56
    This keyring-bound booze-unleasher claims to be the world's mini-est, neatly fitting the cross-shaft into the screw for storage without shredding your trousers and/or leg, meaning the only Claret it draws is from the bottle.
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      This keyring-bound booze-unleasher claims to be the world's mini-est, neatly fitting the cross-shaft into the screw for storage without shredding your trousers and/or leg, meaning the only Claret it draws is from the bottle.
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  • 57
    Since it basically goes bad the minute you pop the cork, opening a bottle of wine's a risky commitment, and that's even before you agree to stop sleeping with all those other wines. Allowing you to keep on corking the field, The20.

    Just launched for consumers after about a year of being available in restaurants, The20 is a wine delivery system that's kind of like an in-home cask for high-end, small vineyard-made boxed wine, packaged in a unique way that allows it to stay fresh for about a month, which is more than three times as long as Doug E. managed to. To get the process moving, you first order a cask -- essentially, a classy red oak/stainless steel box w/ a tap-like handle; then, order up your choice of vino, all of which comes from carefully vetted North-and-Central-Coast wineries that make less than 5,000 cases a year; then said vino is delivered in 3L (4 bottle) shipments in proprietorially designed, ecologically friendly, triple-laminate bags that avoid contamination, prevent oxidation and are unable to get corked, even if they watch like six seasons of Life Goes On. In case you don't want to do the choosin' yourself, they've got a wine-of-the-month club, and if you're worried about committing to that much vino at once, if you don't like the wine, for no charge they'll swap it back for something else, though good luck getting them to trade back that Upper Deck Carney Lansford.

    Though for now their service is only available in CA, soon it'll be going nationwide, at which point pretty much everyone can start thinking with their pinot.
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      Since it basically goes bad the minute you pop the cork, opening a bottle of wine's a risky commitment, and that's even before you agree to stop sleeping with all those other wines. Allowing you to keep on corking the field, The20.

      Just launched for consumers after about a year of being available in restaurants, The20 is a wine delivery system that's kind of like an in-home cask for high-end, small vineyard-made boxed wine, packaged in a unique way that allows it to stay fresh for about a month, which is more than three times as long as Doug E. managed to. To get the process moving, you first order a cask -- essentially, a classy red oak/stainless steel box w/ a tap-like handle; then, order up your choice of vino, all of which comes from carefully vetted North-and-Central-Coast wineries that make less than 5,000 cases a year; then said vino is delivered in 3L (4 bottle) shipments in proprietorially designed, ecologically friendly, triple-laminate bags that avoid contamination, prevent oxidation and are unable to get corked, even if they watch like six seasons of Life Goes On. In case you don't want to do the choosin' yourself, they've got a wine-of-the-month club, and if you're worried about committing to that much vino at once, if you don't like the wine, for no charge they'll swap it back for something else, though good luck getting them to trade back that Upper Deck Carney Lansford.

      Though for now their service is only available in CA, soon it'll be going nationwide, at which point pretty much everyone can start thinking with their pinot.
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  • 58
    Just when you thought the dudes who brought you the ShotShell were just resting on their weird, gun-obsessed laurels, they're back with this bazooka-shaped stainless steel keychain that serves dual beer-downing purposes: it's a bottle opener, and it's got a blunt tip perfect for facilitating shotgunning, as opposed to most blunt tips, which are only perfect for facilitating Snoop Dogg.
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      Just when you thought the dudes who brought you the ShotShell were just resting on their weird, gun-obsessed laurels, they're back with this bazooka-shaped stainless steel keychain that serves dual beer-downing purposes: it's a bottle opener, and it's got a blunt tip perfect for facilitating shotgunning, as opposed to most blunt tips, which are only perfect for facilitating Snoop Dogg.
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  • 59
    Part kegerrator, part video game console, this dream machine holds a 5-gallon barrel (55 beers) and has an expandable game library that comes fully loaded with 69 of your elementary school faves, like Asteroid, Crystal Castles, Joust II: Survival of the Fittest, and telling your friends its got 69 games. 69! Gross!
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      Part kegerrator, part video game console, this dream machine holds a 5-gallon barrel (55 beers) and has an expandable game library that comes fully loaded with 69 of your elementary school faves, like Asteroid, Crystal Castles, Joust II: Survival of the Fittest, and telling your friends its got 69 games. 69! Gross!
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  • 60
    The urge to steal a keepsake at a tiki bar is high, because the drinkware is so cool and unique, and crap, man, you're drunk. Get those bar-caliber goods legally, at Tiki Farm

    Based in San Clemente, Tiki Farm's a mugs 'n more company that for nearly a decade's been hand-sculpting and glazing badass barware for joints like Trader Vic's and the House of Blues as well as more random peeps like Mattel, and Emeril...yay? A schton of high-quality ceramic mugs're available, including overstock from some of their more-famous clients (black & white Trader Vics tumblers, etc) and outlandish originals like the multi-hued, cannibalistic-feeling "Jivaro Shrunken Head", "Mort," made to resemble a 50-year-old-bowler, and "P.I." -- a replica of Tom Selleck's upper body, meaning they've mercifully left out his Magnum. In addition to mugs, TF also offers assorted accoutrement, including shot glasses (a monkey Elvis; a sunglass'd "Tikinator"), a fez-topped rum decanter, and even a full outside bar w/ two frond-topped padded stools, a fake-bamboo facade with a glowing tiki face, and a matching themed backdrop -- because if you don't go the extra mile, tiki drinking can seem cheesy.

    In addition to the stuff available on the site, Tiki Farm also does custom orders, and'll make whatever you like, from replications of animals (they've done frogs!) to your own face, which you may think is cool and unique but that's only because you're wasted.
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      The urge to steal a keepsake at a tiki bar is high, because the drinkware is so cool and unique, and crap, man, you're drunk. Get those bar-caliber goods legally, at Tiki Farm

      Based in San Clemente, Tiki Farm's a mugs 'n more company that for nearly a decade's been hand-sculpting and glazing badass barware for joints like Trader Vic's and the House of Blues as well as more random peeps like Mattel, and Emeril...yay? A schton of high-quality ceramic mugs're available, including overstock from some of their more-famous clients (black & white Trader Vics tumblers, etc) and outlandish originals like the multi-hued, cannibalistic-feeling "Jivaro Shrunken Head", "Mort," made to resemble a 50-year-old-bowler, and "P.I." -- a replica of Tom Selleck's upper body, meaning they've mercifully left out his Magnum. In addition to mugs, TF also offers assorted accoutrement, including shot glasses (a monkey Elvis; a sunglass'd "Tikinator"), a fez-topped rum decanter, and even a full outside bar w/ two frond-topped padded stools, a fake-bamboo facade with a glowing tiki face, and a matching themed backdrop -- because if you don't go the extra mile, tiki drinking can seem cheesy.

      In addition to the stuff available on the site, Tiki Farm also does custom orders, and'll make whatever you like, from replications of animals (they've done frogs!) to your own face, which you may think is cool and unique but that's only because you're wasted.
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  • 61
    From a Florida guy who loves quality beers, but "cringed at the thought" of concocting his own hooch with crappy department store hardware, Craft bridges the sudsy gap between gross-beer-producing entry-level kits and the complicated, full-on custom jobs employed by semi-professional brewers, a designation that presumably still includes Paul Molitor...they've gotta be paying that dude for something.

    Two and a half years were put into perfecting a craft-producing setup that cuts out the most tedious work time (extracting the necessary sugars from the grains), instead providing a malt extract that (unlike most store-bought kits) uses zero preservatives, plus enough fresh hops for you to brew up four recipes including a smooth brown ale, an IPA, a German-style Hefeweizen, and an American pale, which also presumably involves a terrifying dose of ginger. They also provide all the other equipment you'll need to create heavenly, even-better-than-Red Dog beer in two weeks, including a one-gallon glass carboy (good for about a dozen 12oz bottles), a lab thermometer, a three-piece air lock, and 4ft of tubing, or what Verne Troyer calls "a great, long day on the river".

    Coming up, CAB'll be teaming with a Shipyard brewmaster to drop new guys like a chocolate coffee stout, an orange saison, and a bourbon barrel porter, and they're even "experimenting with a smoked malt bacon ale" that should be available soon, unless fully professional Brewer Prince Fielder comes in and eats all the delicious ingredients.
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      From a Florida guy who loves quality beers, but "cringed at the thought" of concocting his own hooch with crappy department store hardware, Craft bridges the sudsy gap between gross-beer-producing entry-level kits and the complicated, full-on custom jobs employed by semi-professional brewers, a designation that presumably still includes Paul Molitor...they've gotta be paying that dude for something.

      Two and a half years were put into perfecting a craft-producing setup that cuts out the most tedious work time (extracting the necessary sugars from the grains), instead providing a malt extract that (unlike most store-bought kits) uses zero preservatives, plus enough fresh hops for you to brew up four recipes including a smooth brown ale, an IPA, a German-style Hefeweizen, and an American pale, which also presumably involves a terrifying dose of ginger. They also provide all the other equipment you'll need to create heavenly, even-better-than-Red Dog beer in two weeks, including a one-gallon glass carboy (good for about a dozen 12oz bottles), a lab thermometer, a three-piece air lock, and 4ft of tubing, or what Verne Troyer calls "a great, long day on the river".

      Coming up, CAB'll be teaming with a Shipyard brewmaster to drop new guys like a chocolate coffee stout, an orange saison, and a bourbon barrel porter, and they're even "experimenting with a smoked malt bacon ale" that should be available soon, unless fully professional Brewer Prince Fielder comes in and eats all the delicious ingredients.
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  • 62
    Proving Al Gore right by making fatness and beards recycling awesome, a hubby/wife duo have created a set of 10 goblets flame-cut, sanded, and buffed from actual beer bottles ranging from Bud Light and Red Stripe to Heineken and Rolling Rock, which’re like, even greener than the rest.
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      Proving Al Gore right by making fatness and beards recycling awesome, a hubby/wife duo have created a set of 10 goblets flame-cut, sanded, and buffed from actual beer bottles ranging from Bud Light and Red Stripe to Heineken and Rolling Rock, which’re like, even greener than the rest.
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  • 63
    It’s time to ditch the Swisher Sweets (yes, even the blueberry cigarillos!) and pick up some Recon Cigars, a brand-new "avant-garde" line of Ecuador/ Nicaragua-imported, hand-rolled stogies conjured up by a retired US Marine, which're packaged in ammo casings, and completely covered in camo...wait, where the hell’d they go?!?! Whew, they’re actually still right here, as are these facts:

    • Said camo is actually pieces of wrapper that’re meticulously hand-cut and placed one at a time, before the finished product gets stuck inside a brass-colored aluminum tube modeled after a 25mm anti-aircraft round, although most boxers don't stand a chance against even a prop plane for three minutes at a time.
    • Being medium-bodied, they’re made to "meet the discerning tastes of aficionados as well as the entry- to mid-level smoker", even though most of those dudes working for Waterworld made Dennis Hopper seem like they've been around for a while.
    • For now, you can grab toro-sizers individually, but they'll soon be dropping a 20-pack boxed-up in a scaled-down Marine ammo case slapped with a completely terrifying explosives warning logo.
    • Recon’ll soon be releasing different sizes and blends that correlate with military rankings, presumably a homage to Bill Clinton’s love of combining cigars and Privates.
    • They’ll soon be moving beyond camo, as also in the works is a cigar rolled in the signature red/white/blue barber pole motif, signifying the place Nick Swisher emerges from, looking anything but sweet.
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      It’s time to ditch the Swisher Sweets (yes, even the blueberry cigarillos!) and pick up some Recon Cigars, a brand-new "avant-garde" line of Ecuador/ Nicaragua-imported, hand-rolled stogies conjured up by a retired US Marine, which're packaged in ammo casings, and completely covered in camo...wait, where the hell’d they go?!?! Whew, they’re actually still right here, as are these facts:

      • Said camo is actually pieces of wrapper that’re meticulously hand-cut and placed one at a time, before the finished product gets stuck inside a brass-colored aluminum tube modeled after a 25mm anti-aircraft round, although most boxers don't stand a chance against even a prop plane for three minutes at a time.
      • Being medium-bodied, they’re made to "meet the discerning tastes of aficionados as well as the entry- to mid-level smoker", even though most of those dudes working for Waterworld made Dennis Hopper seem like they've been around for a while.
      • For now, you can grab toro-sizers individually, but they'll soon be dropping a 20-pack boxed-up in a scaled-down Marine ammo case slapped with a completely terrifying explosives warning logo.
      • Recon’ll soon be releasing different sizes and blends that correlate with military rankings, presumably a homage to Bill Clinton’s love of combining cigars and Privates.
      • They’ll soon be moving beyond camo, as also in the works is a cigar rolled in the signature red/white/blue barber pole motif, signifying the place Nick Swisher emerges from, looking anything but sweet.
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  • 64
    Started by a glass-curious stone worker, BottleHood transforms locally consumed empties into tumblers, vases, & light fixtures, reworking local faves like Arrogant & Double Bastard, Left Coast's Double IPA Hop Juice, and Rogue's Dead Guy Ale, a name decided on after they realized Rotting Corpse Ale might not float.
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      Started by a glass-curious stone worker, BottleHood transforms locally consumed empties into tumblers, vases, & light fixtures, reworking local faves like Arrogant & Double Bastard, Left Coast's Double IPA Hop Juice, and Rogue's Dead Guy Ale, a name decided on after they realized Rotting Corpse Ale might not float.
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  • 65
    The latest from the local crew behind the Piranha, this 2.9oz titanium/stainless steel multi-tool eases brew swilling via its machined bottle opener, and boasts an adjustable trigger-locking wrench jaw equipped with a detachable "ultrasharp" blade, which can't really be true, considering that dude is in prison for tax fraud until 2013.
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      The latest from the local crew behind the Piranha, this 2.9oz titanium/stainless steel multi-tool eases brew swilling via its machined bottle opener, and boasts an adjustable trigger-locking wrench jaw equipped with a detachable "ultrasharp" blade, which can't really be true, considering that dude is in prison for tax fraud until 2013.
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  • 66
    Built to resemble a TV from the Eisenhower Administration, this 3-drawered, multipurpose booze locker/iPod station is professionally wired with drivers/tweeters/subwoofers and a 100W amp, rocks rabbit ears & vintage UHF/VHF knob hardware, is video-ready, and has been fittingly dubbed "The Ultimate Party Starter", forcing Teen Wolf's Stiles to one-up them by inventing Eight Minutes in Heaven.
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      Built to resemble a TV from the Eisenhower Administration, this 3-drawered, multipurpose booze locker/iPod station is professionally wired with drivers/tweeters/subwoofers and a 100W amp, rocks rabbit ears & vintage UHF/VHF knob hardware, is video-ready, and has been fittingly dubbed "The Ultimate Party Starter", forcing Teen Wolf's Stiles to one-up them by inventing Eight Minutes in Heaven.
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  • 67
    Part of the astounding collection of porcelain pop-iconography turned out by veteran Seatown art-makers Charles Krafft and Mike Leavitt, these ornately detailed handmade vessels stand 7.75in tall, and faithfully, if cartoonishly, reproduce the features of this doomed singer, making them the perfect addition to any collection of drinking tools, especially considering Amy was a big fan of pouring alcohol down her mug.
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      Part of the astounding collection of porcelain pop-iconography turned out by veteran Seatown art-makers Charles Krafft and Mike Leavitt, these ornately detailed handmade vessels stand 7.75in tall, and faithfully, if cartoonishly, reproduce the features of this doomed singer, making them the perfect addition to any collection of drinking tools, especially considering Amy was a big fan of pouring alcohol down her mug.
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  • 68
    Breaking into our list of Favorite 5 bar tools, and crafted by a Blaine guy, this glossy 16oz shaker features the standard stainless steel liner & strainer, and cap, but the body's hand-turned from maple, cherry, and purple heart -- fitting, as its contents will inevitably make you feel super-brave.
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      Breaking into our list of Favorite 5 bar tools, and crafted by a Blaine guy, this glossy 16oz shaker features the standard stainless steel liner & strainer, and cap, but the body's hand-turned from maple, cherry, and purple heart -- fitting, as its contents will inevitably make you feel super-brave.
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  • 69
    If you don’t have a tiki bar, most Polynesians will call you a “lolo kaikuahine”, or “crazy sister of a male”. Start remedying that with Thrillist Fave 5-approved, kitsch-tastic ceramic magic from local maker Munktiki, who crafts brilliant pieces like limited-edition Zombie ape heads with jagged teeth and single staring eyes, or a Hair of the Dog mug that'll ward off the hangover spirits with its old-school ice-pack lid.
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      If you don’t have a tiki bar, most Polynesians will call you a “lolo kaikuahine”, or “crazy sister of a male”. Start remedying that with Thrillist Fave 5-approved, kitsch-tastic ceramic magic from local maker Munktiki, who crafts brilliant pieces like limited-edition Zombie ape heads with jagged teeth and single staring eyes, or a Hair of the Dog mug that'll ward off the hangover spirits with its old-school ice-pack lid.
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  • 70
    On top of being medical-speak for a not-comfortable BM, the OC-born Keg Stool kit can turn any shell into a sturdy barstool capable of holding "up to 300lbs or three really hot chicks on your lap", though keep your head on a swivel for over-indulgers attempting to tap your ass.
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      On top of being medical-speak for a not-comfortable BM, the OC-born Keg Stool kit can turn any shell into a sturdy barstool capable of holding "up to 300lbs or three really hot chicks on your lap", though keep your head on a swivel for over-indulgers attempting to tap your ass.
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  • 71
    Entering our Fave 5 barware category thanks to Lamar's Spartan, these beautifully functional solid brass tools will impress over-22yr-olds far more than popping open a bottle with a lighter, and are crafted by a Japanese kitchenware collective that started sales in 1946, making lauding them as being "the bomb" totally inappropriate.
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      Entering our Fave 5 barware category thanks to Lamar's Spartan, these beautifully functional solid brass tools will impress over-22yr-olds far more than popping open a bottle with a lighter, and are crafted by a Japanese kitchenware collective that started sales in 1946, making lauding them as being "the bomb" totally inappropriate.
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  • 72
    This Richmond-based craftsman's cracked our list of Favorite 5 Bar Essentials with steel bottle openers sewn with tanned leather straps, and a table top made from a discarded railroad tie from Virginia's capital, all of which he claims are "bringing back quality that seems to be so lacking today", which is weird, because there's actually a lot more chiropractors working now than ever before.
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      This Richmond-based craftsman's cracked our list of Favorite 5 Bar Essentials with steel bottle openers sewn with tanned leather straps, and a table top made from a discarded railroad tie from Virginia's capital, all of which he claims are "bringing back quality that seems to be so lacking today", which is weird, because there's actually a lot more chiropractors working now than ever before.
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  • 73
    Entering our Fave 5's barware department: from a Dallasite obsessed with bling, glitter, and…cartography, these wine stoppers feature glass-encircled miniature maps cut out from her own apparently vast collection. Either custom-order the city of your choice, or select from a diverse lineup that includes Brisbane, LA, Vienna, Chicago, and of course, Dallas, because we're all about improving the taste of the Beaujolais Nouveau Riche.
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      Entering our Fave 5's barware department: from a Dallasite obsessed with bling, glitter, and…cartography, these wine stoppers feature glass-encircled miniature maps cut out from her own apparently vast collection. Either custom-order the city of your choice, or select from a diverse lineup that includes Brisbane, LA, Vienna, Chicago, and of course, Dallas, because we're all about improving the taste of the Beaujolais Nouveau Riche.
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  • 74
    If you're more into mead than martinis, or just like drinking martinis the way Leif Ericson used to, you're gonna want these Thrillist Fave 5 Barware-worthy goblets (available in sizes ranging from 6 to 45ozs and in any color you want), or massive tankards emblazoned with mermaids, Celtic knots, and a pirate chicken, which used to be San Diego's chicken, but Pittsburgh took it, because hey, they're pirates.
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      If you're more into mead than martinis, or just like drinking martinis the way Leif Ericson used to, you're gonna want these Thrillist Fave 5 Barware-worthy goblets (available in sizes ranging from 6 to 45ozs and in any color you want), or massive tankards emblazoned with mermaids, Celtic knots, and a pirate chicken, which used to be San Diego's chicken, but Pittsburgh took it, because hey, they're pirates.
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  • 75
    Guess what just made our list of Favorite 5 Bar Essentials? No, not a quality pickup line that doesn’t involve telling chicks you’re actually LeVar Burton, although that would be good too. It’s this Mobile-made, 7in-tall glass suds-holder that has a black vinyl chalkboard slapped onto its side, which allows you to write your name (pro tip: extra-hilarious if you go with “LeVar Burton”).
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      Guess what just made our list of Favorite 5 Bar Essentials? No, not a quality pickup line that doesn’t involve telling chicks you’re actually LeVar Burton, although that would be good too. It’s this Mobile-made, 7in-tall glass suds-holder that has a black vinyl chalkboard slapped onto its side, which allows you to write your name (pro tip: extra-hilarious if you go with “LeVar Burton”).
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  • 76
    As most good nights of drinking end up with (seeing) double, toil, and trouble, grab these oversized, cauldron-like whiskey shot glasses that're made by a local dude from "earthy, rough stoneware clay", hold a solid 5-6oz of booze, and just earned their way onto our Favorite 5 Bar Essentials list.
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      As most good nights of drinking end up with (seeing) double, toil, and trouble, grab these oversized, cauldron-like whiskey shot glasses that're made by a local dude from "earthy, rough stoneware clay", hold a solid 5-6oz of booze, and just earned their way onto our Favorite 5 Bar Essentials list.
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  • 77
    Helping ensure you're no longer mixing martinis in plastic BU concession cups, this hand-curated kit from The Cocktail Guru vaults onto our Favorite 5 list of home bar accoutrements thanks to its all-in-one assortment of julep & hawthorne strainers, book of recipes, weighted shaker tins, and classic maple wood muddler.
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      Helping ensure you're no longer mixing martinis in plastic BU concession cups, this hand-curated kit from The Cocktail Guru vaults onto our Favorite 5 list of home bar accoutrements thanks to its all-in-one assortment of julep & hawthorne strainers, book of recipes, weighted shaker tins, and classic maple wood muddler.
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  • 78
    From a Hawkeye state glassmaker, these stainless steel, pipe-esque bottle openers are glassed-up with colored beads in schemes like grey-black, royal blue-lime green, and gray-coral, though it only looks like it belongs with your reef-er.
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      From a Hawkeye state glassmaker, these stainless steel, pipe-esque bottle openers are glassed-up with colored beads in schemes like grey-black, royal blue-lime green, and gray-coral, though it only looks like it belongs with your reef-er.
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  • 79
    Unlike Phil Simms' happy hour collection, which mainly just consists of him walking around Buffalo Wild Wings asking people if he can have the rest of their ultimate nachos in exchange for Mark Bavaro's cell number, pick up one of these three options from the renowned tiemaker, each of which's a not-too-flashy looking, semi-slim number that discreetly hides a metal bottle opener.
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      Unlike Phil Simms' happy hour collection, which mainly just consists of him walking around Buffalo Wild Wings asking people if he can have the rest of their ultimate nachos in exchange for Mark Bavaro's cell number, pick up one of these three options from the renowned tiemaker, each of which's a not-too-flashy looking, semi-slim number that discreetly hides a metal bottle opener.
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  • 80
    These elegant, easily stack-able glasses are perfect for either throwing back shots or "throwing against a wall", come in finishes ranging from slate gray Teflon to polished nickel plate, and are made in Brooklyn from "hardcore steel", so it's kind of surprising they weren't made on Lexington.
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      These elegant, easily stack-able glasses are perfect for either throwing back shots or "throwing against a wall", come in finishes ranging from slate gray Teflon to polished nickel plate, and are made in Brooklyn from "hardcore steel", so it's kind of surprising they weren't made on Lexington.
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  • 81
    Piloted by a recession-stricken Londoner with a chemistry degree, AD uses an online interface to allow customers to create bespoke bar-fillers: start with a neutral grain spirit, then choose from half a dozen base flavours (orange, lime, fig, etc, or just "no fruit"), and 18 different "accents" including allegedly psychotropic wormwood, Szechuan pepper, coffee, basil, cloves, and even red cinchona bark that when exposed to UV will glow blue -- so assuming your date doesn't run screaming when you throw on a black light, she'll be very impressed.
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      Piloted by a recession-stricken Londoner with a chemistry degree, AD uses an online interface to allow customers to create bespoke bar-fillers: start with a neutral grain spirit, then choose from half a dozen base flavours (orange, lime, fig, etc, or just "no fruit"), and 18 different "accents" including allegedly psychotropic wormwood, Szechuan pepper, coffee, basil, cloves, and even red cinchona bark that when exposed to UV will glow blue -- so assuming your date doesn't run screaming when you throw on a black light, she'll be very impressed.
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  • 82
    While your milk carton's seedlings will almost definitely beat out little Stevie Jordan's stupid volcano in the science fair (Baking soda? Where's your molten metamorphic rock, Stevie?!?), you should probably outfit the rest of your place with the help of Shifty, a collection of cisterns, planters, and other home accessories crafted from recycled/recyclable materials by a local team of architects and product designers, whose past works have included everything from Vegas luxury suites to a beer six-pack that could literally turn you into a one-man band. Behold the awesome:

    Funston: Cover all your outdoor entertainment bases with a nice big backyard fire pit, which can be flipped to create a nifty ice chest for your patio beers, and even comes with an attached bottle opener -- very thoughtful, even though Red Dog comes in cans.

    Fitzwater: This 5ft tall cistern lets you harvest up to 58 gallons of rainwater sans blue barrels, which's easily accessible via built-in spigot, and can come equipped with accessories like a trough and trickle rods, which should probably make an appointment with their urologist.

    Cedar: Bring the Earth-love indoors with this small garden planter, which resembles the chart holders in a doctor's office once it's wall-mounted, and allows you to save some valuable floor space for your newest project: the world's smartest mousetrap that can easily tell the difference between acids and bases, not to mention parallel and series circuits.
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      While your milk carton's seedlings will almost definitely beat out little Stevie Jordan's stupid volcano in the science fair (Baking soda? Where's your molten metamorphic rock, Stevie?!?), you should probably outfit the rest of your place with the help of Shifty, a collection of cisterns, planters, and other home accessories crafted from recycled/recyclable materials by a local team of architects and product designers, whose past works have included everything from Vegas luxury suites to a beer six-pack that could literally turn you into a one-man band. Behold the awesome:

      Funston: Cover all your outdoor entertainment bases with a nice big backyard fire pit, which can be flipped to create a nifty ice chest for your patio beers, and even comes with an attached bottle opener -- very thoughtful, even though Red Dog comes in cans.

      Fitzwater: This 5ft tall cistern lets you harvest up to 58 gallons of rainwater sans blue barrels, which's easily accessible via built-in spigot, and can come equipped with accessories like a trough and trickle rods, which should probably make an appointment with their urologist.

      Cedar: Bring the Earth-love indoors with this small garden planter, which resembles the chart holders in a doctor's office once it's wall-mounted, and allows you to save some valuable floor space for your newest project: the world's smartest mousetrap that can easily tell the difference between acids and bases, not to mention parallel and series circuits.
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  • 83
    Do you ever walk into an Urban Outfitters, look at the sets and stages housing their mannequins, and think "I would love to buy some furniture from the guy who used to build those"? Of course you don't, because players only shop at Herberger's, but now you can have said furniture anyway, thanks to Gomez Whitney.

    Dedicated to creating beautiful places to rest the "things we like", Mpls's own Whitney got his start creating beautiful places to rest the things hip kids who wear denim shirts like, but now focuses on his own line of modern, wood-mostly home furnishings. Some of his best pieces include:

    K Chair: This angular number employs birch laminated tubes and an upholstered sling, and Gomez built it after being inspired by Yngve Ekstrom...presumably to name his chair something that people could pronounce, like "K".

    Put The Needle On The Record: Considering the potential for splinters, this Baltic birch plywood table is perfect for the aspiring DJ who also doesn't mind putting the needle on himself.

    Audio Video Shelf: Available in a variety of stains, these simple-but-deadly floating shelves discretely hide the tangle of A/V wires within, because, just like if you don't shop like a boss at Herberger's, no one's interested in your input.
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      Do you ever walk into an Urban Outfitters, look at the sets and stages housing their mannequins, and think "I would love to buy some furniture from the guy who used to build those"? Of course you don't, because players only shop at Herberger's, but now you can have said furniture anyway, thanks to Gomez Whitney.

      Dedicated to creating beautiful places to rest the "things we like", Mpls's own Whitney got his start creating beautiful places to rest the things hip kids who wear denim shirts like, but now focuses on his own line of modern, wood-mostly home furnishings. Some of his best pieces include:

      K Chair: This angular number employs birch laminated tubes and an upholstered sling, and Gomez built it after being inspired by Yngve Ekstrom...presumably to name his chair something that people could pronounce, like "K".

      Put The Needle On The Record: Considering the potential for splinters, this Baltic birch plywood table is perfect for the aspiring DJ who also doesn't mind putting the needle on himself.

      Audio Video Shelf: Available in a variety of stains, these simple-but-deadly floating shelves discretely hide the tangle of A/V wires within, because, just like if you don't shop like a boss at Herberger's, no one's interested in your input.
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  • 84
    Named for the street where the four Ohio-born sibs behind it were raised, CR produces a dizzying array of vintage-steezed wooden coasters, snagging imagery from turn-of-the-century tobacco baseball cards, vintage Chinese restaurant matchbook artwork, and classic Hollywood cocktail lounges from The Zebra Room to The Brown Derby, though oddly not The Browns Derby, as that would certainly drive you to drink.
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      Named for the street where the four Ohio-born sibs behind it were raised, CR produces a dizzying array of vintage-steezed wooden coasters, snagging imagery from turn-of-the-century tobacco baseball cards, vintage Chinese restaurant matchbook artwork, and classic Hollywood cocktail lounges from The Zebra Room to The Brown Derby, though oddly not The Browns Derby, as that would certainly drive you to drink.
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  • 85
    The joke is that Oregon's wet climate causes state residents to have webbed feet, but at least it doesn't have California's climate, which studies show causes people to be pretentious jerks who move here and ruin everything. Keeping the wet weather from ruining your electronic gear: Bheestie Bags.

    Bheestie’s a bright silver sleeve with the not-magic-but-still-awesome property of being able to draw moisture from cellphones, iPods, digital cameras, and other electronics affected by sodden living, developed by a local mom (and her sister) after her son dumped his Game Boy into the lake, probably because this is 2011, and it was a Game Boy. Meant to be used regularly as a maintenance device to sluice off condensation that can eventually corrode your gadgets, the makers suggest using Bheestie nightly to dry out sweat-soaked post-workout iPods/ headphones, or the unavoidable dew of a day spent in Portland; also possible’re "miracle" revivals like drying up spilled drinks, which'll require about 48hrs, even though the second film is way better at sucking moisture out of electronics. The secret behind Bheestie's liquid lust is a packet of super-fresh, reusable silica beads that suck up the wetness, placed inside said 6x9in Mylar bag that’s outfitted with a zip-lock top, just like most chicks who dominate Dry T-Shirt competitions.

    So you know when to replace your Bheestie, blue beads in the bag go clear when the silica has sucked up all the moisture it can hold, which the makers claim -- barring emergency total soakage recovery -- could take up to a year of daily use, or enough time for a Californian to come into a perfectly grungy neighborhood, and throw up a Whole Foods, a Paper Source, and a Cheesecake Factory. No one wants to enjoy your moderately upscale comfort food!
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      The joke is that Oregon's wet climate causes state residents to have webbed feet, but at least it doesn't have California's climate, which studies show causes people to be pretentious jerks who move here and ruin everything. Keeping the wet weather from ruining your electronic gear: Bheestie Bags.

      Bheestie’s a bright silver sleeve with the not-magic-but-still-awesome property of being able to draw moisture from cellphones, iPods, digital cameras, and other electronics affected by sodden living, developed by a local mom (and her sister) after her son dumped his Game Boy into the lake, probably because this is 2011, and it was a Game Boy. Meant to be used regularly as a maintenance device to sluice off condensation that can eventually corrode your gadgets, the makers suggest using Bheestie nightly to dry out sweat-soaked post-workout iPods/ headphones, or the unavoidable dew of a day spent in Portland; also possible’re "miracle" revivals like drying up spilled drinks, which'll require about 48hrs, even though the second film is way better at sucking moisture out of electronics. The secret behind Bheestie's liquid lust is a packet of super-fresh, reusable silica beads that suck up the wetness, placed inside said 6x9in Mylar bag that’s outfitted with a zip-lock top, just like most chicks who dominate Dry T-Shirt competitions.

      So you know when to replace your Bheestie, blue beads in the bag go clear when the silica has sucked up all the moisture it can hold, which the makers claim -- barring emergency total soakage recovery -- could take up to a year of daily use, or enough time for a Californian to come into a perfectly grungy neighborhood, and throw up a Whole Foods, a Paper Source, and a Cheesecake Factory. No one wants to enjoy your moderately upscale comfort food!
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  • 86
    Upgrade your at-home bar with Thrillist's Favorite 5 Bar Tools, a list containing this deadly beer cap violator just launched in SF, and rocking a pearlized handle and knife-opening action, so if a naked Arnold shows up...you should probably just open his beer while removing your fancy leather jacket.
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      Upgrade your at-home bar with Thrillist's Favorite 5 Bar Tools, a list containing this deadly beer cap violator just launched in SF, and rocking a pearlized handle and knife-opening action, so if a naked Arnold shows up...you should probably just open his beer while removing your fancy leather jacket.
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  • 87
    Breaking into November's Favorite 5 Bar Essentials list of awesome bar tools is Steve, the guy who puts a napkin on his drink when he goes to pee this stacked homebrew kit from Englewood's Beer at Home shop, which'll let you finally contribute to Mile High's beer scene after years of just sucking from its boozy teat. "Everything you need to get started” is in there, including a fermometer, 5gal glass carboy, and The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.
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      Breaking into November's Favorite 5 Bar Essentials list of awesome bar tools is Steve, the guy who puts a napkin on his drink when he goes to pee this stacked homebrew kit from Englewood's Beer at Home shop, which'll let you finally contribute to Mile High's beer scene after years of just sucking from its boozy teat. "Everything you need to get started” is in there, including a fermometer, 5gal glass carboy, and The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.
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  • 88
    Native Americans used every part of the animal: buffalo hides became clothing and their sinew tied together arrows, which in turn were used to hold-up neighboring tribes for blue cheese, without which the buffalo's wings were just far too spicy. Using every part to make bada*s furniture: Barrely Made It. Started by the Swedish craftsman behind much-missed "Ray at Night", BMI's an artisan furniture line constructed wholly from French wine barrels (and starting just now, local-brewery sourced bourbon barrels), whose reconfigured pieces're lashed together with their original metal straps (and recycled screws) for a final product made from 99+% re-purposed materials, so booze can save the world coming and going. To retain color/shape consistency, each piece is laboriously hand-constructed from a single barrel , which is thoroughly cleaned (though the lingering scent of its previous contents blessedly remains), then cut, sanded, routed, and reassembled into one of six large furniture pieces, all while never bending the natural curvature of the wood, which can lead to embarrassing emergency room visits. The catalog includes a shockingly comfortable lounge chair and separate 16" ottoman which ergonomically flows from the seat; a squat, wine-barrel-topped end table; a chest-high belly bar with 33" bar-stools; and the 20'' tall Asian-influenced concave bench, also what the Rockets have whenever the 310lb Yao takes a breather. They've also just started making smaller pieces like a chess set with magnetized, hand-carved pieces, and a wine rack that resembles a Chinese Pagoda, unlike an Indian Pagoda, who's only interested in hunting the wiliest of animals: Gene Hackman.
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      Native Americans used every part of the animal: buffalo hides became clothing and their sinew tied together arrows, which in turn were used to hold-up neighboring tribes for blue cheese, without which the buffalo's wings were just far too spicy. Using every part to make bada*s furniture: Barrely Made It. Started by the Swedish craftsman behind much-missed "Ray at Night", BMI's an artisan furniture line constructed wholly from French wine barrels (and starting just now, local-brewery sourced bourbon barrels), whose reconfigured pieces're lashed together with their original metal straps (and recycled screws) for a final product made from 99+% re-purposed materials, so booze can save the world coming and going. To retain color/shape consistency, each piece is laboriously hand-constructed from a single barrel , which is thoroughly cleaned (though the lingering scent of its previous contents blessedly remains), then cut, sanded, routed, and reassembled into one of six large furniture pieces, all while never bending the natural curvature of the wood, which can lead to embarrassing emergency room visits. The catalog includes a shockingly comfortable lounge chair and separate 16" ottoman which ergonomically flows from the seat; a squat, wine-barrel-topped end table; a chest-high belly bar with 33" bar-stools; and the 20'' tall Asian-influenced concave bench, also what the Rockets have whenever the 310lb Yao takes a breather. They've also just started making smaller pieces like a chess set with magnetized, hand-carved pieces, and a wine rack that resembles a Chinese Pagoda, unlike an Indian Pagoda, who's only interested in hunting the wiliest of animals: Gene Hackman.
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  • 89
    Do you hate how ice cubes rapidly dilute your drinks? Do you love circles and kind of wish you were Bobby Drake from the X-Men and had the ability to use cryokinesis to make everything into ice? Well, then you're weird, but also you may like this press out of Palo Alto, which is a traditional Japanese invention that shapes ice into a perfect sphere, creating the least surface area for melting.
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      Do you hate how ice cubes rapidly dilute your drinks? Do you love circles and kind of wish you were Bobby Drake from the X-Men and had the ability to use cryokinesis to make everything into ice? Well, then you're weird, but also you may like this press out of Palo Alto, which is a traditional Japanese invention that shapes ice into a perfect sphere, creating the least surface area for melting.
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  • 90
    Once filled with vino and stood on its head, this handy glass reservoir will automatically replenish the affixed wine-glass-shaped spout every time it's sipped, but never spill thanks to an ingenious design that keeps the air and water pressure in perfect balance so you can more effectively lose yours.
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      Once filled with vino and stood on its head, this handy glass reservoir will automatically replenish the affixed wine-glass-shaped spout every time it's sipped, but never spill thanks to an ingenious design that keeps the air and water pressure in perfect balance so you can more effectively lose yours.
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  1. Graffiti Cocktail Shaker
  2. Pommes Frites Hollow Books
  3. Beersavers
  4. Fleur de Stone Coasters
  5. Sick custom growlers handmade in Chi
  6. A classier way to drink
  7. IKC Designs
  8. Here to make you the Lord of All Drinking
  9. Drox Designs
  10. A sedimentary place to store your wine
  11. Furniture with a good body, hints of radness
  12. Bicycle Pint Glasses
  13. New Bar Glasses
  14. Aspen Bottle Holders
  15. Rocks Mustache Glasses
  16. Captain Jack's Mug
  17. The Octane 120 Pro
  18. Forgetful Gentleman Leather Goods
  19. A.Heirloom Cutting Boards
  20. Whisky Stones
  21. Masters Of None
  22. Telegraph Glasses
  23. A cocktail-loving couple ups your tailgating game
  24. Store your drinks in a stop sign
  25. The Drill Blender
  26. The GoBar
  27. Shuriken Coasters
  28. Steins of Science
  29. Exotic Ladies Coasters
  30. First Academy Flasks
  31. Port-a-Pint
  32. Ironically arted necessities for your wall/back
  33. Odd Job Hat
  34. Barware from the Hour
  35. Barrel Clock
  36. Dorothy Thorpe
  37. Bulletproof pint
  38. Portland Growler Company
  39. Mustache Chalkboard Vinyl Drink Labels
  40. IBM Computer Glasses
  41. Wine & Bar Winestoppers
  42. Knuckle Duster Bottle Opener
  43. The ultimate homebrewing cheat sheet
  44. Homegrain
  45. David Weeks Studio
  46. Wood for your wine and your business
  47. Custom Coasters By Hazel
  48. Pin Up Girl Bottle Openers
  49. Rock and Roll Drink Coasters
  50. theUncommonGreen
  51. Urban Moonshine
  52. Taunton Green
  53. DIY Juice-to-Alcohol Kit
  54. Ice Ice Baby Ice Cube Tray
  55. Beer bottle wax
  56. The World's Smallest Corkscrew
  57. The20
  58. Bazooka Bottle Opener
  59. The ArKeg
  60. Tiki Farm
  61. Helping you ensure it's a great one
  62. BoMoLuTra Style
  63. Recon' you're gonna want to smoke these
  64. BottleHood
  65. WREX
  66. Steampunk Liquor Cabinet/iPod Jukebox
  67. Amy Winehouse Mug
  68. A hand-wrought shaker for awesome hand-wrought cocktails
  69. Munktiki
  70. The Keg Stool
  71. Sai Kai Japanese Bottle Openers
  72. handcrafted
  73. Mapped Out Bottle Stoppers
  74. Hughes Pottery
  75. Porter Place Beer Stein
  76. PatsPottery
  77. 'The Cocktail Guru' Bar Kit
  78. WristFlair Bottle Openers
  79. Hugh Simms' Happy Hour Collection
  80. Nesting Steel Shot Cups
  81. Alchemist Dreams
  82. Earth-saving done stylishly
  83. MSP-style de-cluttering
  84. Cheltenham Road
  85. If water stopped it workin', no diggity, you got to bag it up
  86. Switchblade Bottle Opener
  87. Deluxe Homebrewery Kit
  88. Classy furniture, barrels of booze in the making
  89. Cirrus Ice Ball Press
  90. Wine Tank