While Baseball season may be winding down to a close, and your head is likely filled with thoughts on your Fantasy Football draft, it's never too late to show allegiance to your team. Topps Archive Prints ($65 and up) are wall-sized art prints of your favorite players in their prime (whether they played in the 70s, 80s, or 90s), framed and ready to adorn the walls of your man cave, living room, or garage. Each print is painstakingly recreated from the original baseball card design, and made to look like its source material, down to the worn edges and printing pattern.
With Halloween just around the corner, there's still time to step your party game up a bit with a Pumpkin Tap Kit ($30). It might just be the best way possible to pour your favorite autumnal beer, pumpkin-flavored or otherwise. All you need to make your own pumpkin keg is a big, hollowed-out pumpkin, and this kit -- it's that easy. The faucet is made of brass with a chrome finish, and features a lever for easy pouring, as well as an easy-to-assemble three-inch shank.
On November 23 Sotheby's of New York will host an auction benefiting Project RED, selling items curated and customized by iconic industrial designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson — among those items is this gorgeous Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos 561 RED Clock ($TBA). This customized Atmos 561 Clock is housed in a Baccarat crystal bubble, and features a display that tracks the calendar dates, phases of the moon, and the time. Red accents on the hands and text on the watch face recognize the RED charity, while setting this one-of-a-kind timepiece apart from the original model.
No matter where you choose to dive into a good book — whether it's in your living room or the patio in your backyard — do it in comfort and understated style with the Sit & Read Sling Chair ($1,100-$1,450). The frames are welded together from wrought iron and powder-coated in black for a long-lasting finish. Choose from three available upholstery options: hand-tanned leather for a manly interior space, blue sunbrella denim perfect for outdoors, or over-dyed vintage Persian rug for a more bohemian look. Each chair is beautiful in its minimalism, and perfect for the reader who cares as much about great design as they do a great read.
Yes, there is something to be said for the time-consuming, careful, meticulous process of home brewing your own all-grain beer — but for those of us who don't have hours (even days) to spend brewing beer, there's the PicoBrew Zymatic ($3,000). This device takes all the equipment typical of a home brewing setup and consolidates it into one counter-top appliance capable of brewing virtually any style of beer imaginable. All you need to do to create repeatable, delicious beer batch after batch is fill the compartmentalized filter box with grain and hops, top off your keg with water, choose your recipe, and go. A few hours later, you're ready to add yeast to your wort, let it ferment, and carbonate. You'll be drinking in no time.
You all know by now how bad it is for you to spend the entire day at the office sitting, hunched over your keyboard — but most of us don't do anything about it. The Stir Kinetic Desk ($3,890) takes the thought out of good work posture, subtly encouraging you to sit down and stand up at your desk. The built-in touchscreen functions as a brain for this desk, letting you easily double-tap to transform it from sitting mode to standing mode, and back again. It even learns your schedule, automatically raising when it knows you usually stand. Built-in charging ports and cord control keeps all your cables organized, while its minimalist, modern design looks great in your office or studio.
Give your next batch of home-brewed beer just the right amount of barrel-aged flavor with these used Homebrew Whiskey Barrels ($90). These barrels were used to age Texas-distilled blue corn whiskey for six months, making them ideal for containing your favorite barley wine, porter, or stout. Each five-gallon barrel is made from American white oak, and has been charred on the inside for an excellent smoky taste. They come with a stand and a rubber bung. They're available in very limited quantities, so pick one up while you still can.
Pour ice-cold shots of your favorite anise-flavored liqueur just like they do out at the bar with the Jagermeister Shotmeister ($200). This tap machine houses a single 750 milliliter or one-liter bottle, dispensing perfectly-portioned shots of Jagermeister chilled down to below zero degrees. It's also small enough to fit under the average kitchen cabinet, so it won't occupy too much space in your home bar or kitchen. It's energy efficient — using as much power as a home lightbulb — and requires no assembly, so you can start drinking right away.
If you liked their Alligator Skin Whiskey Flask, you're really going to like the Coach x Billy Reid Kentucky Cocktail Set ($600). This smooth black leather case comes packed with everything you need to make a cocktail on the move — three flasks, two shot glasses, a bar spoon, a napkin, and a folding knife — and features an attractive custom-designed liner. Each piece straps in to its own place, keeping them secure so you can carry it with you anywhere. All you need to add is the booze.
From the guys who brought you Pretentious Beer Glasses comes the Dual Beer Glass ($135) — the perfect way to enjoy two of your favorite beers at the same time. This specialty glass has two chambers inside its cylindrical shape that combine into one near the lip, allowing both beers to stay separate until you take a sip. It's ideal for beer combination drinks like the Half and Half or Black and Tan (or any two beers you think might suit one another). While their size varies due to production technique, they run about five to six inches tall, and contain 10 to 12 ounces of beer each. They come in sets of four.
Fresh off an Emmy win and with only one episode remaining, Breaking Bad continues to solidify itself as a main attraction in the television hall of fame. Countless products have already been released to capitalize on the shows status, but it's nice to see something that is well done and created by a fan of this unparalleled show. The Walter White prints ($50) illustrate the transformation of Bryan Cranston's character beginning with Walter White, through Heisenberg, and the newly introduced Mr. Lambert. Available as individual 18″x24″ posters, or as a set of 3 11″x14″ smaller prints, every poster is hand signed and numbered.
If you've ever given home brewing a try, you know how tough it can be to get everything right, from the proper measurements, to the right timing, to the precise temperatures — there's an awful lot you can screw up. And even if you get it all right, obtaining repeatable results can be really difficult. With Brewbot ($2,500) you don't have to worry about all the tedious parts of brewing. It takes care of water measurements, timing, and temperatures so you can focus on your recipe and ingredients. It pairs with your iOS device, letting you choose from and tweak a catalog of recipes, control, and monitor the entire brewing process. [Scouted by Edwin]