Liven up your next gathering by letting Bartendro ($500-$2,500) take care of your drinks. Available in models with 3, 7, or 15 dispensers, this Raspberry Pi-powered gadget lets you hook the dispensers to various juices and liquors, then choose a drink you'd like to make out of them from your tablet or smartphone. The desired specifcations are sent over Wi-Fi to the machine, which uses peristaltic pumps to precisely dispense the ingredients that are then mixed and dropped into your glass. Prefer to keep things simple? $300 will buy you the same tech in a single Shotbot.
Many times you may find your manly attire too much for wimpy regular hangers to handle. For times like those, you need The Man Hanger ($25). Bent by hand from industrial-grade rebar, then sealed and coated to prevent rust and corrosion, it's rugged enough to handle even the heaviest of garments yet elegant enough to hang in even the most luxurious of closets. [Scouted by Carl]
In one of the greater collaborations in recent memory, legendary scotch makers The Macallan have joined teams with sunglass-makers Oakley, and the result is one hardcore flask. Indeed, the The Macallan x Oakley Flask (£600; roughly $900) draws upon the latter's experience in creating high-end metal objects, with a dark design that brings together food-grade steel, carbon fiber, and aerospace-grade aluminum. Features include a rubberized bottom to keep it from sliding around, a double-sprung cap, and a machined aluminum funnel that threads into the mouthpiece and sports a small air vent on the side. Sure, it's expensive, but so is 25-year-old Macallan.
Add a touch of fun to the boardroom or dining room with Table & Tennis ($6,600). This gorgeous table is designed to serve as both a meeting/dinner table and as a regulation-sized ping pong table. Features include a mirrored stainless steel base, a walnut veneer on MDF table top that offers the feel of an official table, and drawers at each end that are custom molded to store paddles, balls, and quick-release net. They're only taking reservations until March 1, but the good news is that the cost will drop — up to $600 — based on how many reservations they receive.
Have trouble trying to keep track of your keys? Ensure they'll be in the same spot everytime with a Bull Nose Keyring Holder ($8). This whimsical yet handy piece of decor mounts directly to the wall and holds the included keyring in its nose with the power of magnets. And that's it — seriously, it's just a red plastic bull that sits on your wall and holds your keys. 'Nuff said.
Have a habit of slicing up your fingers when you grab the knife out of the drawer? These Magmate Magnetic Blade Guards ($25) are the perfect protection. Your blade is sealed inside a plastic fortress, with cushy foam to make sure you don't lose that sharp edge, and magnets you can count on to make sure it's closed. Which brings us back to the knives. You haven't cut yourself yet, right? [via]
Make some extra room in your kitchen by ditching pre-packaged sodas and picking up the Samsung SodaStream Refrigerator ($3,900). The first fridge to ship with a carbonated water option — powered by SodaStream tech — alongside a traditional water and ice dispenser, it also offers a kid-friendly, counter-height Flex Zone drawer, dual doors for the main compartment, and a freezer on the bottom. Other features include Twin Cooling Plus technology, LED lighting, and an ice maker capable of cranking out 10 lbs. of the frozen stuff per day. [via]
Different kinds of wine get different glasses, so why shouldn't different kinds of beer? The Spiegelau IPA Glass ($25/2-pack) is the first glass designed specifically for drinking India Pale Ales. This new glass was developed in collaboration with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada, resulting in a vessel that promotes a full head while maintaining an opening that helps to highlight the hoppy aromas of this popular brew. Arriving May 2013. [via]
Pay homage to some of your favorite dudes in a totally historical way with Replaceface Prints ($12-$150). These clever works of art put the faces of some of modernity's most recognizable guys — Bill Murray, Steve Jobs, Chuck Norris, Ricky Gervais, and David Bowie among them — into historical paintings of various generals and conquerors. We've linked to the art prints, which vary in size from roughly 8" x 9" to 28" x 32", but they also offer them framed, as stretched canvases, as stationery cards, as throw pillows, and as cases and skins for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Spring is on its way, so what better time to start livening up your living space with some actual living things? The Woolly Pocket ($27) is a stylish wall planter that makes it quick and easy to add real plants to any semi-sunny spot in your home. Made from BPA-free recycled plastic, the planter features a self-watering 1.5L reservoir with easy access watering holes that attaches directly to the wall. Once it's in place, you can plant your plant your planter in the patented vented shell and hang it on the reservoir — making it nearly impossible to kill your plant as long as you remember to water regularly.
"It's like jeans for your house." Okay, so maybe no one ever says that about Recycled Denim Insulation ($6 and up), but it is made from jeans, and it does go in your house. This unique building product is made out of recycled denim and other cotton textiles, and features a natural fire retardant that also helps to inhibit mold and mildew. And thanks to the fact that it contains no chemical irritants and has no fiberglass itch, you can install the stuff easily without having to don a Hazmat suit. Available at most home improvement stores.
Okay, so maybe you're too late to get these in before Nemo drops a foot of snow on your doorstep, but at least you can be ready for next time. Available in 100- and 200-square foot models, these Mr. Heater Buddy Propane Heaters ($50-$90) promise to provide hours of safe heat using nothing but standard propane tanks. The smaller of the two stands just one foot tall and uses a 1-pound propane cylinder for fuel, while the larger model cranks out up to 9,000 BTUs of heating power and runs off grill-sized propane tanks. No matter which model you choose, you can rest easy knowing both have low oxygen sensors and a tip over switch that will shut things down if the unit gets knocked over.