Introduced to the avant-garde by Marcel Duchamp and credited with helping the careers of such well-known artists as Ernst, Kandinsky, and Pollock, Peggy Guggenheim was one of the 20th century's most influential collectors. Unveiled in Venice, the city she called home and which houses her collection in a museum that bears her name, the Montblanc Patron of Art Edition Peggy Guggenheim Pen pays tribute to this icon in a number of ways. There's the skeletonized structure of the barrel, which evokes the dramatic entrance to her collection, the clip design that carries the lion of Saint Mark, the red stripes so commonly seen on the mooring pillars for the gondolas that cruise the city's canals, and the paws engraved in the nib to represent her love for her 14 Lhasa Apso dogs. Available in three limited editions.
With a simple design that only gets better over time, the Stahl Firepit makes a great addition to your carefully manicured yard or patio. It's crafted from hand-selected quarter-inch A36 hot rolled steel that's purposely left raw, allowing it to naturally lighten as you use it and develop a unique autumn-hued patina. It measures 32" by 30" and stands about a foot tall, and has an ingenious slotted five-piece build that lets you easily take it apart and reassemble as needed.
Crafted with design and function in mind, the Science Coffee Pour Over Stand sports the same sleek finish as your latest iGadget. The aircraft grade aluminum frame is made to accommodate your preferred brew method and is compatible with a number of drippers and range servers. You can even pair it with your trusty AeroPress. It's versatility keeps counter clutter at a minimum, while the stand's clean lines hold up to any modernist's kitchen.
Gardening can be maddeningly difficult. It doesn't have to be. Planted in the soil, the Edyn Garden Sensor continuously monitors light, humidity, temperature, soil nutrition, and moisture, checking this data against plant databases, soil science, and weather trends to give you personalized guidance via the companion app. It also controls the Edyn Water Valve, which automatically gives your plants the right amount of water, ensuring you never over- or under-saturate the ground. In addition, the sensor can tell you what plants will grow best in your soil, giving you a head start towards a green thumb.
Window air units might keep you cool, but their design is the stuff of nightmares: heavy, awkward boxes that block your view, are a pain to install, and sound like a robot with pertussis. The Noria Air Conditioner is a reimagining of the window unit from the ground up, with the aim of alleviating all those problems. Easy to install, it has a low profile design that's less than 6" tall and lets you reclaim the view from your window. Quiet, efficient fans direct air upwards, creating a convective cycle that spreads the coolness throughout the room, and a fresh air mode lets in outside air on cool nights. You can set the temperature via the simple dial on the front, or open the app to access smart features like a scheduling system. And thanks to a special frame that lets you close the window before sliding the main unit into place, you don't have to worry about it tumbling through the open window onto unsuspecting objects/animals/people below.
Like it or not, we still receive traditional mail from time to time. Make the experience of dealing with it as enjoyable as possible with this Burnt Letter Opener. Made using traditional Japanese wood charring techniques, the exterior of the opener takes on a dark finish, with the grain more visible, and the wood becoming stronger in the process. The blade side is then sanded down to reveal the wood's natural color and provide contrast with the black body. Sealed with ecological oil for protection and a clean finish and made in Montreal.
Combining a reusable filter with a sleek design, the Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker is a solid addition to your morning routine. The permanent stainless steel mesh filter sits up top, allowing essential oils through for a more flavorful drink, while the bottom carafe is made from mouth-blown borosilicate glass and has a rubber strip at the top to protect your hands when pouring. It makes up to eight cups at a time and is available in black, white, red, or green.
Yes, Moleskine has created "smart" notebooks before — but those have generally required snapping a photo of the page with your phone, or buying an expensive add-on. The Moleskine Smart Writing Set finally gets it right, pairing a real-world notebook with an intelligent app and pen. The notebook, called the Paper Tablet, has an invisible grid that lets the app know where you are on the page and in the notebook, and has extended rounded edges to recall the curves of an electronic tablet. The pen is powered by Neo technology, and uses a hidden camera as a digitizer, transferring the data wirelessly to the Moleskine Notes App and giving you a digital copy of every sketch, note, doodle, and stroke.
Brewing your own beer at home is rewarding. It can also be a bit of a chore. The ArtBrew Automated Brewing System aims to make it easy. This all-in-one machine lets you use the built-in LCD or the companion app to choose the kind of beer you want to brew, then add water, malt, hops, yeast, and anything else the recipe calls for, whether it's sourced locally, online, or in a pre-configured Artpack. Once that's done, you simply hit start and the machine will control the mach, sterlization, and fermenting, letting you know when your beer is ready to drink and serving it straight from the built-in tap. Every ingredient has it's own container or compartment, so the process is hard to foul up, and your beer is ready in 1-3 weeks, time that you can use to decide what to make for your next batch.
You've already got the celebration going with a little bubbly. Crank the party up another notch with the Champagne Gun. This ridiculous contraption is part machine gun, part Super Soaker, using magnum-sized bottles as its fuel. Just load your bottle, give the thing a healthy shake, and enjoy a stream of champagne that travels around 20 feet for up to 45 seconds. You can also use it as a fancy holder for times you'd rather pour and drink your champagne, instead of wasting it, and its metal body looks great behind a bar, too. Available in gold, chrome or rose gold.
As fans of sous vide already know, precision control over temperature produces outstanding results. The Breville x Polyscience Control Freak lets you set the exact temperature of not only the induction burner, but the liquid it's heating. It has 397 cooking temperature options, ranging from 86° to 482°F, a through-glass sensor to gauge surface temperature, and a remote thermometer to tell what's going on inside the pot. With the Create feature, you can save exact cooking specifications for one-touch recall, and a bright display makes it easy to keep tabs on your dinner.
Cold-pressed juice is one of the healthiest things you can ingest. The Juicero Cold-Press Juicer lets you do so without a trip to the market. This countertop gadget uses industrial-grade mechanics to exert thousands of pounds of pressure, resulting in nutrient-rich juice. The proprietary juice packs are filled with fruits and veggies chopped specifically to ensure maximum yield and sourced from organic farms. Each pack stays good for up to six days in your fridge, and has a QR code that needs to be scanned to ensure it's ready for consumption. The result is a super-simple appliance that gives you fresh juice on demand, with no hassle and no mess to clean up.
Hot and cold brewers can now live harmoniously under one roof with the Yama Silverton Coffee Dripper. Crafted from hand-blown borosilicate glass, your coffee can be siphoned through either a stainless steel or ceramic filter to ensure you always have the perfect cup of joe. An adjustable valve allows you to control the drip rate and easily switch between hot and cold brews. The curved copper arm and warm wooden base make it a welcomed addition to any countertop.
Lots of us enjoy a good glass of wine. But unlike a glass of beer, a glass of wine requires a commitment to drinking the whole bottle, since it goes bad in about a day. Unless you're drinking from the Kuvee Smart Wine Bottle. This intelligent wine delivery system uses bottles that keep oxygen out of the equation completely, allowing each one to last for up to 30 days. They can be swapped out easily, so you and your family/guests can enjoy different styles of wine at the same meal without the expenditure of opening multiple traditional bottles. The built-in touchscreen shows you what you're drinking, in-depth info you won't find on a traditional label, and even lets you rate the wine and order more right from the bottle.
Some of the most well known architecture in the world now fits in the comfort of your own home thanks to Chisel & Mouse Architectural Models. Created by a team of brothers that are architecture enthusiasts, each model is made of plaster and feature fine details like window frames that are etched in metal. They combine traditional sculpting, molding, and casting with 3D printing to produce the models. Choose from a model of the iconic Capitol Records Tower, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, or detailed cityscape models of cities like Chicago, Berlin, or London.
Between bites, it's not always easy to figure out what to do with your chopsticks. You could lay them down on a questionable surface like the table, or try and balance them on your bowl or plate. Gravity Chopsticks are self-elevating chopsticks that keep your eating tips sanitary and eliminate the need for chopstick rest. Each set is precision-machined from hardened aluminum alloy blocks with wood tips made from solid natural maple and walnut. Made in the U.S.A. with precise balance and well thought out design.
Handmade in London using the best British-made materials, the Harrison Oven would look at home in a modern home or an 18th century remodel. You won't find any built-in timers, convection systems, or other gadgetry here — in fact, the oven doesn't even hook to electricity. Instead it relies on solid fuels like charcoal and wood and a prominent front-facing thermometer to get the job done, imparting your food with delicious flavor, and capable of handling temps over 650 degrees, and able to be mounted into a wall or stand on its own, with or without the optional base unit.
Combining the benefits of home gardening with the straightforward instructions the company is famous for, the Ikea Indoor Garden makes growing your own food as simple as putting together a new Lack side table. Called the Krydda/Vaxer, the hydroponic kit includes seeds that you place in absorbent plugs to get them started, crushed pumice stone for replanting once they sprout, a planting tray with a built-in water level sensor to keep you from overwatering, and a solar lamp to keep them growing even if sunlight is scarce.
Whether you're cooking around a campfire or on your stovetop, nothing beats a cast iron skillet. Aimed at improving on the classic, the Field Skillet is machined and polished for a smooth cooking surface, while reducing the weight to that of a Macbook Pro. They've eliminated the unnecessary pour spouts and added an ergonomic handle, making it easier to transport around the kitchen or wield as a weapon. Just like Granny's, the skillet comes fully seasoned, ready to fry up anything, right out of the box.
Fresh roasted coffee is never more than a few steps away with the Zenroast. Traditionally used for roasting tea leaves and sesame seeds in Japan, this primitive tool has been redesigned for your fancy-schmancy coffee beans. Just pour your beans in the Horoku and put the Zenroast over an open flame. In a few minutes, you'll be grinding up your own special roast. Hand-crafted in one of the six ancient kilns of Japan, the minimalist design and leather handle will complement any counter.
There's a million reasons not to cook dinner but the Tovala Smart Oven eliminates every one of them. The multi-function oven bakes, broils, steams and convection heats to ensure your dinner is ready in under 30 minutes, while the Wi-Fi enabled automation makes cooking a restaurant-quality meal as easy as scanning a barcode and pressing start. Allow master chefs to do all the prepping and cooking for you with weekly menus that cover paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, keto, and low-sugar diets delivered right to your doorstep, eliminating cleanup completely. And with prices ranging from as little as $10 to $15 per meal, take out has never been less tempting.
Bright, tough, and a snap to install, Garage Series LED fixtures from Haiku Home are built to provide the mission-critical light your toughest spaces require. Each one produces more light than 16 60-watt incandescent bulbs, and its high-efficiency LEDs are rated to last for 150,000 hours, or more than 130 years of three-hour-a-day use. Its body is crafted from a single piece of anodized aluminum for added durability, and every fixture comes prewired for simple, single-person installation. Add in a motion sensor and it'll even turn on and off automatically. It comes with a seven-year warranty, and can be secured to the ceiling or hung on the wall with an adjustable mount.
There's something about high-quality tools — a favorite chair, a well-crafted pen, a trusted notepad — that helps inspire creativity. Pacific & West Notebooks are built from the same DNA. They have both front and rear covers made from hand-oiled, 5-ply real walnut, connected to the paper and each other by a brass double coil that allows the notebook to lie completely flat. The 70 lb. paper is made in the USA using 100% post-consumer recycled material, and comes in plain, ruled, or dot grid varieties. Made in the USA and available in two size: 5.75" x 8" and 7.75" x 10".
There's little question that using with real butter is healthier than some spray from the store. It can also be a hassle. The Biem Butter Sprayer makes it easy. Its intelligent design stores an entire stick of butter in its body, melting only the butter you need at a burn-free 95 degrees and delivering it through a clog-free nozzle using nothing but heat and air. It's also great for buttering toast, veggies, and popcorn, automatically turns itself on and off thanks to an accelerometer, and has a stylish design with a silicone front and brushed stainless back that looks great whether you keep it in the fridge or leave it out on the counter.
The toughest part of keeping a journal isn't deciding what to write, but writing in the first place. The Mind Journal helps keep you motivated by providing a series of questions and tasks to kickstart your writing and give you added confidence. The prompts were massaged over months of testing, with feedback from psychologists, entrepreneurs, academics, and a host of other testers, and can be used with the included manual to get the most out of the journal. As for the book itself, it's roughly 6" x 8" in size and opens completely flat, with 176 ruled pages of Italian-made, recycled, acid-free paper — good for about six weeks of everyday writing — and a man-made leather exterior. It comes with the aforementioned manual and a custom-designed case that keeps it protected and your thoughts private.
Stanley's insulated thermos does a great job of keeping hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold — there's a reason your grandpa likely had one to carry coffee to work or soup to the field. The Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler carries on this legacy by keeping something equally important in top condition: your beer. Its vacuum insulated body and foam insulated lid keep up to two quarts of beer cold for up to 24 hours, while the 18/8 stainless steel build ensures your drink tastes just like it did when it left the brewery. Available in green or navy.
There are plenty of ways to brew a cup of coffee, but few that are as visibly pleasing and versatile as the Trinity One Coffee Brewer. Ideal for specialty coffees, the Trinity One is made using stainless steel and a beautiful walnut timber finish. You can brew using the pour over method, air pressure using a weighted cylinder, or cold brew. It will reduce kitchen top clutter and look great in the process.
Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban for Acme, the Scale Architect Pen serves two purposes for the house planner. It works with standard Brand X roller refills and performs admirably as a retractable writing tool. Its rotating triangular body allows it to function as an architect's scale, with several different scales represented, and also helps it to feel great in your hand. Crafted from aluminum with laser-etched markings and presented in a magnetic case.
Most wine collectors would love to have a dedicated cellar in their home. When that's not possible, Somi Wine Cellars are the next best thing. Made by hand in Portland, OR from regionally-sourced wood, they're designed by engineers, resulting in a robust, arch-topped structure that's kept at an optimal temperature by a top of the line cooling system. They're lined with high-performance insulation and filled with a two bottle-deep universal rack system, then covered with salvaged barn wood, outfitted with handcrafted hardware, and finished to match your decor. Available in capacities ranging from 120 to nearly 450 bottles.