Fancy drinking from Coffee Cups Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds ($29)? Yes, you read right. If Julian Lechner has anything to do with it we will be using it as a versatile building resource, instead of it just keeping us wide-eyed and ready for the day. Their first release using the newly developed Kaffeeform material is a set of traditional coffee cups with the first run being exclusive to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival.
The Bowlus Road Chief Travel Trailer ($100,000) was inspired by timeless American style. Its shell is made from aircraft-grade aluminum,and is outfitted with everything you need for those ambitious cross country road trips. It comes with a full bathroom with a shower, kitchen, armchairs, beds, propane tanks, and airconditioning. And there's no need for bike racks as there's enough interior storage to accomodate your two wheeled friends.
The BROPENER is simplicity at its finest. The BROPENER ($16) is a piece of aircraft grade aluminum that you can adhere to almost any dry, sturdy surface. Just put your bottle cap on top of the aluminum and a with a quick tap of the first, Walla your beverage is ready for consumption. And don't worry about having caps all over the place, there is a magnet embedded in the back of the BROPENER. Check out their [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=S4LfrJ2P49w width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see it in action.
So you've gone to your favorite microbrewery and grabbed a growler of some awesome suds. You get home, and that's when you have to ask yourself a serious question. When do you pop the cap? Because once you do you know there's only a limited period of time before you have a growler of flat beer.The uKeg Pressurized Growler ($99) from GrowlerWerks looks to put your mind at ease. This growler has absolutely everything you need to not only keep your brew sudsy for up to 4 weeks, but make the overall experience extremely enjoyable. The uKeg has a double-wall which is vacuum insulated to keep your beer cold all day, a site glass to keep track of your beer supply, a tap, pressure gauge, and a C02 regulator. Just load a C02 cartridge into the cap and screw on the bottom, fill the growler with your favorite brew, and set the carbonation level. Now your all set for weeks of fresh beer.
The Modern Industry Redux Slingpack ($195) redefines simplicity and style. The Slingpack is made to be worn across the body like a messenger bag. It features a large main compartment with a weather resistant roll top. You also get a padded interior computer sleeve and an exterior pocket for all the gear you need to access quickly. The padded strap was made to make taking the Redux on and off a quick operation. The bag is handcrafted in San Francisco, California. And besides all that the bag just looks cool.
If pressed, my philosophy when it comes to interior design is one of minimalism with industrial and rustic accents. So I love it when a company makes pieces that fit into all of those categories. Urban Wood Goods is a Chicago based company that uses reclaimed wood from old buildings and barns to create masterpieces. Their Urban Wood Goods Stool ($135) is a modern industrial stool that is built with salvaged Douglas Fir floor boards that are sanded smooth for comfort. The base is made from steel and the feet are adjustable, so you never have to worry about wobble. Check out their site for more great finds.