Five Forgotten Beauties of the Vintage Cocktail Era

While there is no shortage of beautiful and creative bar equipment available these days, there’s something about making a classic cocktail in a tarnished, vintage, silver-gilt shaker that just feels right. It’s about providence, culture, history and heritage. Boosted by the “roaring 20’s”, the cocktail was reborn as a symbol of the chic, suave and […]

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Handmade Ex Oak Barrel Skateboards

This is what happens when recycling becomes cool. In the quiet valleys of New Zealand’s famous wine growing region – Marlborough – is the creative duo of Indigo Greenlaw and Wills Rowe, better known as The Paper Rain Project (PRP). Producing a range of high quality, sustainable & creative products from recycled and upcycled materials, […]

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Book of Cool: The Whisker Dam

Not since the bendy straw or bar blade has anyone invented a piece of drinking paraphernalia of such ingeniously simplistic proportion. Described as “an umbrella for your face”, the 100% copper handmade Whisker Dam is coated with a non-toxic patina finish for that timeless look and even arrives in an antique harmonica style box to […]

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Five Dream Bar Toys for the Serious Cocktail Geek

With Christmas coming on one can only reflect that if Santa knew how to make an Old Fashioned, our stockings might be a little more Japanese conical jigger and less chocolate coins and underwear. And so with that in mind and as a hint to the ‘old man’, following is our dream list of geeky […]

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Whisky Scented Harris Tweed, Now You Can Wear It Too

Why limit yourself to just drinking Scotch when you can also wear it? Thanks to a collaboration between Harris Tweed Hebredies, Johnnie Walker Black Label and Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design in Scotland, you can now wear the smell of your favourite Scotch impregnated into a classic Harris Tweed jacket or coat. […]

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Five of the Coolest Mini Bars Ever Made

Mini bars, in most occasions they are much more cooler in name than reality. But we believe we’ve found five examples which show that not only is the category still alive, but redefining the cool of the personal bar.   WWII Jerry Can Thanks to the creative genius of the Danish Fuel company, these hand […]

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Alfred Dunhill Antarctic Whisky Cabinet

In collaboration between luxury men’s designer label Alfred Dunhill and Glasgow based whisky brand Whyte & Mackay, we introduce a whisky cabinet for the Antarctic explorer in us all. Complete with everything you need to survive a trip to the pole except frostbite and Albatross poo. Designed with a lockable, oak cantilever hood inlaid with […]

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The Bulleit Bourbon Woody-Tailgate Trailer

This new addition to the Book of Cool is a weekend necessity for the discerning gentleman camper. When looking for a new creative project to support their Kentucky straight bourbon, frontier whiskey brand Bulleit contracted famous New York interior designer Brad Ford to help capture the brand. The final result is the culmination of a […]

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