Elegant and entertaining, these wine glasses have been designed with the musically inclined in mind. Each glass covers a full 12-note octave from A flat to G, and is precisely marked with musical notations that correspond to the level of liquid needed in the glass to produce that note.
I'm a sucker for a good party trick. Over the years I've broken more than a few wine glasses (and probably ear drums) attempting to duplicate that scene from Miss Congeniality where Sandra Bullock plays "None of Your Business" on a tray of wine glasses. I'm clumsy and tone deaf, but I'm still convinced that it would be a a hilarious trick to pull out at parties. That's why I was so excited to find these Musical Wine Glasses.
I love drink tubs. They're functional because they keep several drinks cool at once, but so awesome because they put your drinks on display rather than hiding them away in a cooler. Woven, galvanized, copper or glass, these tubs will make outdoor entertaining easily festive.
Craft beer bottle labels and their graphics can be as creative and diverse as the brews themselves and in my case, having a boyfriend who can describe a good craft beer like a bottle of fine wine, the bottles are easy to come by. This smart tutorial by Stylelist is a great way to repurpose the empties. All it takes are a few basic tools, a little time and safety goggles.
Plenty of places can make great cocktails these days, but when it comes to presentation nobody comes close to Chicago's The Aviary. Grant Achatz's cocktail lounge is like the Cirque du Soleil of bars, and its custom glassware makes every drink look at least 20 percent cooler. And now the rest of us will be able to get our hands on some of our own.
What's better than a sweet, spring cocktail party in sunny weather with friends, games, lemonade and treats? Summer is on it's way, and I for one cannot wait for margaritas and lawn games. Check out these items for a cheerful summer table. Don't forget the hamburger buns!
I feel like I spend half my day picking up random glasses around the house and bringing them to the sink. So I was recently thinking to buy each family member a different looking glass (for water, primarily) that would be theirs for the entire day and these family glasses are a super cute option.
Specialty: Products by art and design students
Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range to ($$$) High-End
Art and design students often create some of the most inventive product designs around. The only problem is that it can be difficult for those students to get their products into the hands of consumers. New e-commerce site Vespoe is solving that problem.
Specialty: Home store totally focused on fun and quirky items
Price Range: ($) Budget to ($$$) High-End
It's hard to classify Judy Maxwell Home. It's kind of a gift shop but it's also a house of curiosities. It's an art gallery where you can also pick up a lifesize talking Power Ranger. Oh, and you might run into owner Joan Cusack, too.