Playing around with design can sometimes bring out the most creative of combinations. For example, when I think about a glass of nice Bordeaux, I find myself daydreaming about soft lighting and a relaxing ambiance… and there you have it, all combined in one beautiful product by The Netherlands-based design studio called Oooms.
What started as an assignment at The Design Academy, became a unique pendant lamp shaped like a wineglass. First, it serves as a lamp, but when the lamp is burned out (after approx. 20.000 hours), the glass can start its second life as a wineglass. How lovely, and Eco-friendly too. Continue reading →
When names such as Arne Jacobsen and Paul Smith meet, the least one can expect is some breathtaking designs to be born. Since the 60s, the bar series of Jacobsens’s Cylinda Line has been every design oriented person’s dream and desire of the perfect serving or everything from Dry Martini Cocktails to the classic Whiskey Soda.
Loll’s Wallbanger, designed in collaboration with Urbancase’s Darin Montgomery, is a wall mounted bar inspired by the famous 50s drink consisting of Vodka, Galliano and orange juice invented by world champion mixologist Duke Antone.
Rather than analyzing cocktails in our post today, we’ll focus on how this magnificent piece of furniture proves to be a marvelous emergency kit of an usual type: the one carrying all the necessities for preparing delicious drinks at your veranda while having outdoor cocktail parties! Continue reading →
Have you ever tried opening a bottle with an old fashion opener? I’m sure most of us had that experience so we know most bottle openers don’t always fit every hand and sometimes it takes more than one try to open the bottle, not to mention the lack of visual design most openers suffer from.
Check out the beautiful Nuance Bottle Opener which combines all we need in one piece of art. This unique bottle opener is shaped like a drop of liquid metal – an unusual design that provides both style and a good grip. Continue reading →
One of the things I like to do when I’m having a party in my house is to brag about my oh-so-mediocre bar skills I’ve picked up over the years. Most of the time the show runs smoothly and I get my “cheers”, but these days all my guests just want to see my new Chiringuito Cocktail Shaker… and who can blame them? Continue reading →
After a hard day at work I love to come home, sit on the sofa, pour me a glass of scotch and just relax. Most people don’t know but the glass itself makes the difference between a normal glass of whiskey to a superb glass of whiskey. That’s the place when Normann Copenhagen enters and introduces us to the high quality of this unique Whiskey Glass Set, where each sip you take feels like you’re drinking the nectar of the gods. Continue reading →
I love cheese. It’s the kind of food that can go with almost anything, whether for a date night or a dinner party, just dont forget to complete this flavorful culinary experience with a bottle of fine wine.
And if we’re already into cheese, looking for the right accessories to serve a rich Brie, a tasty Gouda, or a creamy Fondue for dining al fresco, then we must start with Boska Holland – the largest cheese instrument specialist in the world Since 1896. Continue reading →
During a large dinner party you’ll probably hear someone ask: Can someone open another bottle of wine? – and to be honest not all of us got the upper body strength to open a bottle of wine, and no one really wants to deal with the cork breaking into pieces. But now I’ve discovered the Cordless Wine Opener which makes the perfect wine accessory for those of us who are looking for a handy gadget to do the job for us. Continue reading →
This luxurious wine openers collection from Rogar is crafted from cast aluminum with a beautiful antique-style finish, featuring an ornate raised design of grapevines and cluster of grapes. This beautiful piece will be a perfect gift for wine lovers, spicing up the room with old-school sophistication and distinguished elegance, and giving it a flair of the traditional gentleman’s club. Continue reading →
This Stemware Rack, from Cuisipro, is an elegant drying rack that will let you air dry and display wine glasses or champagne flutes in a stylish, sophisticated way. The arms of the rack are angled to securely cradle a variety of glasses; durable, frosted plastic “fingers” at the ends of the arms protect glass from scratches and chips. A sturdy, wide basin catches water drops as your stemware dries. The easy-to-grasp top knob makes it easy to move the rack from the countertop to the bar or table. With a capacity for 8 glasses, you can be assured you’ll have enough for your next dinner party. Continue reading →