Few small appliances make as big a noise as a blender. The Blendtec Pro 800 Stealth Blender is designed to mix things up without messing up your ears. Its secret lies in its design, which incorporates a sealed enclosure with sound dampening properties that wraps all the way around the jar. The result is an extremely quiet, powerful blender with a professional 11 speed capacitive touch slider control and preset cycles for everything from soup to margaritas.
If you take whiskey seriously, you know that proper glassware and presentation make a big difference. Inspired by those needs and fine whiskey comes the Rare Presenter Whiskey Glass Set. It features a suspended tray with a handle that lets you carry it one handed while you hold a precious bottle of fantastic whiskey in your other hand. And the glasses themselves are even more vital, hand-formed by glassblowers from Boroscilicate glass. The shape allows for ideal nosing and tasting, while the material gives a high degree of thermal resistance for hot and cold beverages.
A shaker and jigger set is essential to any home bar. And this Foster & Rye Enamel Shaker & Jigger Set looks like an essential addition to your next camping trip. It comes in stainless steel, finished in a classic blue and white speckled enamel. The jigger and shaker are double sided and give you a good looking option for proper cocktails around the campfire during your next outdoor experience.
Field Notes are great everyday notebooks. The classic reporter's pad is an icon of American journalism. So it's only right they be combined. The result is the Field Notes Byline Reporter's Notebook. Developed in collaboration with Face the Nation host John Dickerson, who also contributed a story about a noteworthy reporter that's slid into the back pocket, the notebook features a rugged wrought iron-colored cover, Cougar Natural 70#T pages ruled with soy-based ink, and Renz "Double-O" Ring wire binding, a design that dates back to 1935. The inner covers are filled with useful info, and like all Field Notes, it's 100% printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
People go to great lengths to integrate dining tables into their kitchens. With the SapienStone Smart Slab Table, the dining table is your kitchen. Created as a proof-of-concept, the table uses a 6mm-thick slab of its eponymous, durable engineered porcelain as the top, and pairs it with an anodized aluminum underbelly and legs. Inside the aluminum sits the components and brains of the inductive cooking areas, cooling and warming zones, touch interface, and even LEDs that shine through the impossibly-thin top sheet to let you know what's going on, giving the term "chef's table" a whole new meaning.
You can add color to your walls with paint. You can add texture with wallpaper. But for those of you looking for something a little more interesting, Tre Concrete Tiles can turn your walls into geometric sculptures. The triangular tiles are designed with angular contours that play with depth, light and shadow, giving your surface a three-dimensional element. Use them independently or a combination of the four different patterns to create your own modular masterpiece. The tiles come in 24 different color options, two levels of thickness, and a variety of finishes, insuring there's a configuration to fit every aesthetic.
Don't let the term chandelier fool you. Although it may technically fit into the category, the Workstead Industrial Chandelier replaces the frills of a traditional chandelier with a clean, mechanical design. A combination of repurposed industrial joints, vintage brass Hubbell sockets, and exposed bulbs shape its industrial aesthetic, while the three cast iron arms can be rearranged into your ideal shape. The fixture can be hung anywhere from three to five feet, giving it the versatility to adapt to any interior.
If you've ever tried your hand at homebrewing, you know that the day you brew is the best day in the process. After that, it's a waiting game with plenty of work involved that can last a month or more. This Vessi Beer Fermentor on the other hand, will deliver fresh beer in about a week, and do it in an easier, more controlled environment. Developed by the team at Whirlpool labs, it provides precise temperature and pressure control with minimum exposure to light and oxygen. And once the wort is in the tank, it stays there until it's ready to be bottled or poured off the tap. All this ensures a batch of safe beer in a fraction of the time it takes to do it the old-fashioned way.
Made from a pair of headlights from a retired 747-400, the Boeing Headlight Lamp is just as much of a sculptural piece as it is a light source. The aluminum body evokes the same aerodynamic lines as the iconic jumbo jet and is supported by a certificate of authenticity. The structure has been reinforced to stand upright and sits on a custom-fabricated steel base. All of the electrical components have been updated and the two halogen sealed-beam headlights have been covered in a film for a more subtle glow to your industrial den or home office.
Crafted from blades salvaged from a furniture factory, these Bandsaw Blade Steak Knives will add a little extra character to your next meal. The blades are made from high-grade carbon steel, develop a rich, blue-gray patina over tima, and are attached with hand-hammered copper rivets. Available with your choice of black walnut, osage orange, toasted maple, or American holly handles.
All the benefits of LED lighting, none of the style-cramping design. Appropriately named for an Edison-style light, the Alva LED Pendant Light uses a downward-firing LED to light the detailed "filaments" that are laser-etched in the optic crystal bulb, giving it a classic look. The 14.5 watt light delivers up to 290 lumens of illumination, can be adjusted from 3,000K to 2,200K depending on your needs and preferences, and is completely dimmable. Available in two finishes, it arrives with six feet of cuttable cloth cord.
Eating carnitas on anything bought from the store is no way to spend Cinco de Mayo, and neither is working all day in the kitchen. The Flatev Tortilla Maker is a Keurig-like machine that serves up freshly made tortillas without any mixing, kneading, or generations-worth of experience. Just like your coffee, place a corn or flour dough pod in the drawer and the Flatev will flatten and bake warm pillows of goodness at your desired crispness. Having delicious tortillas isn't the only benefit — all of the dough is made from organic ingredients and is also gluten-free.
As classic cocktails have stepped back into the spotlight, the accessories that help you craft them have as well. At the top of that food chain is this Starboard Cocktail Shaker, arriving in sterling silver and green glass. The emerald green represents the green lights that adorn the starboard side of boats. And while it costs more on its own than most bars cost to stock entirely, it's a one-of-a-kind conversation piece that also gives you an assist behind the bar.
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.