We'd be happy enough with something that made it simple to find the end of the tape every time we needed to tear a piece off. That the Zyp-Zyp Tape Tool is imbued with minimalist magic is just a bonus. Cast from an alloy of copper, nickel, and tin, it's finished by hand in Germany, weighs just 5 grams, and fits any 12mm wide roll of tape. To use it, just push down on the "teeth" end, find the end of the tape on the other side, pull it out, tear it off, and push the excess back down to lock it in place. As simple as its design.
Daniel Torz / Pascal Heiler
Whether you're making an accompaniment to your morning meal or adding an extra bit of crunch to a sandwich, the Toasteroid Toaster makes burning your bread far more fun. Inside its die-cast aluminum body is a series of microfilaments that let you toast graphics, messages, or nearly anything else you want right into your bread, from emojis to the day's weather forecast. Of course, it also lets you set your preferred darkness, and even preview it in the app — no more mysterious dials to fiddle with. The full size version lets you toast and print on two slices at a time, while the Mini can still toast two slices simultaneously, but can only print on one. No word on how it works with Pop Tarts or Eggos.
Created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of The Bard's death, the Montblanc William Shakespeare 1597 Pen is an instrument that honors some of the most recognizable writing in the world. In a break with tradition, the pen's resin cap has an octagonal shape that recalls the Globe Theatre, while the combination of red and black on the cap and barrel are a nod to the flags that would indicate whether the play was a historical drama or tragedy. There's also feather-like engraving that harkens back to his quill, and symbols that represent his most famous plays. Limited to 1597 pieces, in reference to the debut of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
Enjoying cold, draft beer from a great brewery at home is easier than ever thanks to the Hopsy Hometap Beer Dispenser. Developed by Krups — the same company that makes the Nespresso coffee machine — the Hopsy is easy to use and load and fits snugly on your kitchen countertop. Hopsy delivers two liters of beer in each HomeTap bottle, which are available online and shipped directly to you. Once tapped, the beer stays fresh for a couple weeks and can be swapped out for a new choice before or after they are empty. Order as a standalone, part of a Hopsy bundle, or join the monthly subscription club.
Inspired by New York City appeal in the late 1930's, this Menu Tribeca Reade Table Lamp is part of a series of lamps, pendants, and chandeliers. Søren Rose Studio scoured the U.S. for vintage lamps and parts and used their findings to come up with these timeless designs. Available in brass, brushed steel, black, or white, it's certain to add an extra layer of minimalist class wherever it's plugged in.