Using a dripper to make a make a mighty fine cup of pour-over coffee is about as old-school as it gets. Using the Starbucks Premium Pour-Over Brewer to brew said cup, not so much. Sure it looks nice, but does it look $100+ nice? Maybe — eye of the beholder and all that. But the question still remains: how does anyone afford Starbucks coffee after purchasing it?
Bring beautiful, functional design into your home with this Premium Pour-Over Brewer, handmade by Darin Montgomery, founder of Seattle-based urbancase, a furniture and product design studio. Made from Corian solid surface material and domestic walnut, this elegant pour-over brewer reflects the aesthetics and functional design principles that contribute to living – simply – well. The single-serving ceramic pour-over cone regulates water flow to allow for the full extraction of coffee flavors. The cone sits on top of the handmade brewer stand while your favorite mug or tumbler fits underneath. With proper care and maintenance, this premium brewer should bring years of use. Ceramic cone is dishwasher safe. — Important Care Information: Do not immerse in water. Clean with a damp sponge. A mild detergent may be used. Corian is maintenance free but the walnut will require some care. Over time the oil/wax finish will need to be refreshed. Use a food-grade penetrating oil available at most kitchen stores. Avoid using vegetable oils.
February 26, 2013 No Comments
These sunglasses by Shwood are called The Bushmills. And for good reason: they are created from White Oak Bushmills Irish whiskey barrels. Handmade in the company’s Portland, Oregon shop, the glasses feature distinctive styling to go along with optical quality Carl Zeiss lenses. Of course, considering their provenance what you see while wearing them might not be so clear. In any event there certainly aren’t a pair of sunglasses more appropriate for a Friday night!
April 13, 2012 No Comments
Yikes! That is one spiky cat.
Be careful reaching for that wine–it looks like the Hand Made Designer Wineholder “Cat Kitten Pet” Wine Holder doesn’t want to share! Happy Friday the 13th!
January 13, 2012 No Comments
Just because it is cold outside doesn’t have to mean the good times need stop flowing. Or the beer either for that matter. One way to stay warm on the outside while warming up on the inside is with the Sküüzi – The Scandinavian Koozie! (Emphasis theirs.)
As we all know (at least those of us over the age of 21) the volume tends to go up in direct proportion to the amount of beers that have been opened. Here’s to thinking that the designers have created a quality product and don’t happen to just be shouting. Cheers!
(via Like Cool)
January 9, 2012 No Comments
When is $300 for a slice of pizza a good deal? When it is a handmade Pizza Sleeping Bag of course. Etsy user brookish7 created this masterpiece and then put it up for sale. Not surprisingly, it didn’t last long. Looks like that (oh-so-common) dream of curling up with the perfect slice will have to wait a bit longer.
November 21, 2011 No Comments
There is nothing better than unlicensed handmade paraphernalia, especially when it comes to cultural items of the British Empire. The Doctor Who Tardis Teapot is a stoneware teapot formed into the shape of a blue police box. It might not travel through space and time like the Tardis from the BBC series Dr. Who, but it will get you through tea time just fine.
(Via Craziest Gadgets)
November 7, 2011 No Comments