This month's collection of the best from around the Thrillist Network arrives like a bouquet of May flowers, just to say sorry we forgot your birthday.
Emailed to Dallas: Modern Fossils
Austin artist Chris Locke reverse-casts obsolete tech toys in concrete mixed with dirt to create faux-excavation finds, from boom boxes, game controllers, rotary phones, turntables, and floppies, on up to 1st-gen 2001 iPods -- whose design might be Paleolithic, but whose Crazy-/O-Town playlist is forever.
Unearth more greatness here
Emailed to San Francisco: Grappos
This Gmash shows you which stores in your area carry the wine you want by interfacing w/ their inventory databases; just type your selection into an auto-fill field, enter your city or zip, and the adjacent map'll pinpoint all the stocked-up retailers within 5/25/100/etc miles, up to "nationwide", even though you'll travel a lot farther than that for the right box of Sunset Blush.
Simplify your booze hunt here
Emailed to Miami: Makr
Out of Orlando of all places, and meticulously crafted by the designer and a small cadre of local artisans, Makr works from scratch to hone fine leather into wallets, camera cases, and phone sleeves durable enough to last into a future where they're obsolete, 'cause Skynet took all your stuff.
Because your gear needs a leather outfit too
Emailed to New York: Sword Skewers
This heavy gauge stainless steel skewer sports a pronged fork for sausage/steak/dog flipping and a hand guard evocative of the Three Musketeers (bun for all, and all for bun).
Arm your grilling arsenal
Emailed to Las Vegas: Seamless Men's Club Lifetime VIP
Drop $5,000 -- with no other fees or dues, ever -- and for the rest of your now awesome existence you get: admission for you plus three guests, use of all VIP areas, comp parking/free limo to and from, priority seating with no blackouts, and one premium bottle every twenty four hours. So, some blackouts...
You know you want this