Most of us have been out on the open water. Few of us know what lies beneath the surface. These Below the Boat Wood Charts use bathymetric charts — the underwater equivalent of topographic maps — and laser-cut, hand-colored sheets of Baltic birch to create stunningly detailed recreations of the sea floor/lake bed in dozens of different locations, covering everywhere from the Alalakeiki Channel off the coast of Maui to the rivers surrounding Manhattan. Makes an ideal Father's Day gift for any sea-faring dad, especially since it's the only nautical-themed decoration that's acceptable two miles or more inland.
Presented by Below the Boat.
We're all for two-in-one tools, and this OXO Wine Stopper/Pourer ($11) looks to be a great one. The gadget quickly switches from being a wine stopper to a dripless pourer with the pull of its small lever. As a bonus for connoisseurs, its wide spout aerates wine as you pour.
The Shun U2 Ultimate Utility Knife ($100) is a rugged, all-purpose knife with a combination straight-scalloped blade that can perfectly slice everything from tomatoes to bread. The U2 sports a Damascus-look, VG-10 steel blade that's clad with 16 layers of stainless steel on each side, as well as an ebony PakkaWood handle with ergonomic "D" shape.