Just like the mousetrap, reinvention of the bottle opener never stops. When we have spare time we read. period. On the train home yesterday, had some time and found these cool openers in I.D. Magazine's current issue. . . . The Papilio Bottle opener is a beautiful, simple design from the Australian company, Modern White, and it takes only two fingers to pop open a bottle. It would be cool hanging from a key chair or chain necklace.
. . . The Wing Machine by Pollen Design is a slick update of the old standard, and distinguishes itself with a very thin, teflon blade that won't chew up your cork or leave any bits in the bottle. $29.95 at Wine Enthusiast. . . . . . .
SUCKUK's Bottle Opener - Fridge Magnet wins for best storage and really should be sold to fraternities all over the country. There is something about it vaguely lewd, but more remarkably, it works! $42 at The Conran Shop at the 59th Street Bridge. MGR