beer/wine

Occam Coffee Table

The simplest solution is always the best. If you’re going to be eating, reading a book, or enjoying a drink in the living room, why not have a table that can accommodate all of this?

It’s about time we get a table that adjusts depending on what you’re using it for.

Eating in front of the TV isn’t taboo when your table has a lift top that raises to lap-level. And serving drinks to guests without even going to the kitchen is easy when you can store glasses underneath.

There’s plenty of room under the lift top for other items too- plates, books, magazines, the TV remote, or whatever else you keep in your living room.

Install a small sound system. Use it as a hidden wine cabinet. There are a ton of options. You could get pretty creative with the storage space that this table provides.

The Occam Coffee Table could be used in any size home, but seems best for an apartment or smaller home where each living area is used for multiple purposes. Since most apartment dwellers get more than one use out of each room, why settle for a coffee table that only provides one single use?

The Occam Table is also a great gift idea, especially if you know somebody that’s moving into a new place.

Here’s a photo showing how the table looks when closed. It’s a great sleek/modern look:

 

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Here are the features/specs:

  • 47.24 x 23.6 x 16.33 inches (120 x 60 x 41.5 cm)
  • The table’s surfaces lift from 16.33 inches up to 21.45 inches ( 41.5cm to 54.5cm)
  • Almost no assembly required- 10 minutes out of the box
  • Extended 3 year warranty to cover mechanical components (hinges, etc.)

 

It’s worth noting that your order can be customized as well. If you want the tabletop to lift in the opposite direction, just tell them and they’ll make it. You can also request different colors/finishes. The standard is material is Walnut with a white gloss painted finish.

 

Beer Cap Maps

This do-it-yourself wall art product is a really cool interior design idea for the beer drinker or map enthusiast. Beer Cap Maps are cut from 5mm thick plywood with a unique grain pattern that ensures each map will be one of a kind. The wood is also treated and sealed to prevent any wear or damage over time from the air, liquids, etc.

The wooden map arrives fully assembled, but with empty holes that are designed to be filled in with any type of bottle cap you choose. You can get creative with colors and patterns, or just slowly fill the map with your favorite brands or beer.

Another option is to leave half of the holes empty which results in an interesting look as well, especially if you’re hanging your map from a wall with a pattern (brick, stone, etc). The image above is a good example of this.

A variety of maps are available for purchase including all 50 US States (Ohio is shown in the image) as well as countries like the US, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, and New Zealand.

Beer Cap Maps also come with two tiny holes drilled into the top section for easy hanging from any vertical surface and are designed to fit virtually any type of bottle cap.

The product is made and designed completely in the US- Wisconsin to be specific.

We love that this product is made entirely in the US, and that each map is one of a kind because of the unique cut of wood that each piece is cut from. A product centered around displaying beer caps isn’t going to be ideal for everyone, or every type of home, but this could be a very cool way to add an interesting piece of wall art to a rustic setting, bachelor pad, den, game room, etc.

As a final note, each map is approximately the same size rather than being scaled to the actual size of the state/country, so it’s not possible to order multiple US states and fit them together.

 

Horizontal Bottle Holder

This eye-catching wine rack holds 8 bottles while keeping the corks moist. You can mount it on any wall throughout your home. This is a great way to accent a modern kitchen, bar, game room, den or other areas where you’d display or enjoy wines.

It’s made of stainless steel with a contemporary brushed finish, and designed in Germany. Each socket has a special lining to hold bottles securely and ensure they don’t slip or fall.

This product was invented and designed by the brand Blomus, a privately-owned German design company that’s been in the same family for 5 generations. Their philosophy: “Good design is both simple to use and beautiful to look at.”

 

Travel Cocktail Kit

You will definitely impress your fellow travelers with this cocktail kit by Stephen Kenn. The kit features a high quality leather shell and canvas interior and comes with 9 empty bottles and a mixing spoon, as well as a guidebook explaining exactly how to pack the kit for different types of trips.

It also includes 15 distinct cocktail recipes created by notable bartenders employed by some of the world’s best cocktail bars. It’s a bit expensive at a list price of $275, but would make a great gift for a frequent traveler or cocktail lover.

Wine Hive

Made in America from recycled aluminum, WineHive is a modular wine rack system. It can be built out infinitely in any direction due to the modular design… just keep adding pieces as needed.

This unique design allows you to customize WineHive’s shape depending on the space that you have available. For example, you could build a tall and narrow hive, or a very flat and wide hive, or a perfect square. You can view a lot of customer pictures/ideas on the seller’s website.

The unique idea was thought up and invented by an industrial designer from Philadelphia named John Paulick. His inspiration came from a natural honeycomb shape, and he went on to build and design the wine rack based on this honeycomb idea.

WineHive was launched as a Kickstarter campaign that quickly raised $65,000, more than 4 times the funding goal, in just 30 days of fundraising.

This round of crowd funding allowed WineHive to go into production. The team developed a patented interlocking system to bring the honeycomb shape to life and began selling their product.

The final design looks amazing and offers a wide range of customization options.

The unique 120-degree interlocking angles also provide better weight disbursement than the typical 90-degree manmade structures. This allows the final product to use less materials for the same strength and stability.

Here’s a YouTube video showing how the WineHive looks when assembled and displayed in a kitchen. It looks even better with a few wine bottles on the rack.

WineHive can enhance the look of a modern kitchen, dining room, cellar or pretty much any room that you’d like to display wine bottles in.

It’s also a great gift idea for friends or family that would appreciate innovative design and modern decor.

 

Giant Wine Glass

Never pause for a refill! This enormous wine glass can hold the volume of an entire wine bottle (750ml) in 1 pour. Just don’t drop it, that amount of liquid is actually pretty heavy.

This would make a great gift idea for parties, a night out, or any fun occasion. To make it a bit more of a personal gift, there’s actually an option to engrave a custom message of up to 3 lines.

The giant wineglass is made of hand-blown glass and stands 9 inches tall.

 

Bamboo Wine Rack

This beautiful wooden wine rack features natural bamboo and can hold up to 12 bottles. The price is reasonable too- $19.88 on Amazon at the time of posting this. The list price isn’t much more at $20.13 which begs the question of why run a $0.25 sale? Oh well.

The wine rack is made of 3 natural bamboo shelves and a bamboo base, connected by two wooden supports with an espresso finish. It’s a great way to add a modern Asian theme to any area.

 

Globe Wine Cabinet

An old world map of the earth on the outside, a beautiful wine rack for glasses, bottles and accessories hidden inside.

The makers of this product offer a few variations. This one is relatively tall at 35″.

If you prefer a shorter version, check out this tabletop version which is much better for a desk or elevated surface. Whereas the version shown in the image above is designed to be on the floor.

This type of wine cabinet would look great in a cellar, an office or den, a library, a game room, a living room, or anywhere else that you’d entertain guests and serve drinks. It’s definitely a unique piece and a good conversation starter.

 

Coolest Cooler

Wildly popular on Kickstarter, the Coolest Cooler is packed with pretty much every feature you could think of. Here’s the list:

  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • USB Charger
  • Bottle Opener
  • Utensil Storage
  • Cutting Board
  • Specialized Tires
  • LED Light
  • Powered Blender

The idea might seem a bit over-the-top or gimmicky, but the end result of what the designers made is actually pretty useful. They really thought of everything. The thick tires are perfect for rolling through the sand without getting stuck. The built-in bottle opener means there’s 1 less thing you need to carry along. And the LED light lets you keep the fun going even after the sun sets.