A magnetic clip that increases the bouquet and complexity of wine. Intriguing concept, no?
From The Wine Clip. $34.95 standard box or $39.95 wooden box.
I grew up with a grandfather who loved technology and Bang-Olufsen (B&O) specifically. Thanks to Pop’s influence, I was an official audiophile at an early age.
So I was overjoyed when I found out that B&O made a headset. I’ve traveled in several countries with this beauty (none more challenging of an obstacle than the hills of San Francisco) and always experienced crystal clear calls. And because of B&O’s commitment to quality, it emerged unscathed and in perfect working order after an unfortunate accident going through a wash/dry cycle;.
Due to it’s smashing good looks, it’s the only headset I’ve worn that people comment upon daily.
From Apple. $350.
One of my favorite places (along with SF’s Great American Music Halland Copenhagen’s Lokomotive Repair Hall) to hear music is at The Fillmore concert venue in San Francisco – can’t beat listening to incredible tunes underneath enormous, gorgeous chandeliers.
But my real love for the place lies upstairs in the “poster room”; every inch of the walls is covered in a dazzling array of posters featuring acts that have played there over the years. Great place to visit before the show, grab some noshes and peruse the walls. You’ll always come across nice surprises.
Which is why it was so delightful to stumble across the talented Dan Stiles, whose poster art conveys humor, panache and engaging visual imagery. Make sure to check out his hip tees, too.
Large portfolio available from his site. Prices vary.
It’s a bit late in the season to be touting a 2009 calendar but this one was too clever to pass up. Not only does it serve a true recyclable purpose (calendar=pollen) but the pages are quite lovely and it arrives in a nifty silver tin.
From Olive Barn. $24.95.