The Key To A Great Housewarming Gift. Actually, Four Of Them.

The Goodworth & Co. makes four different specially designed brass keys that are made to fit all Kwikset K1 locks. Each key measures 1″ x 3″ and is decorated on both sides. At only $8.00 each (and available to order online) they make awesome housewarming gifts. All they have to do it take it to any hardware store or key cutter. Read more

Qualy Shakes Things Up With Two New Awesome Seasoning and Spice Shaker Sets.

seasoning and spice shaker sets

Two different Seasoning and Spice Shaker Sets have just been introduced by Qualy of Thailand. Four Seasons and Animal Parade consist of four clear domes (with holes in the tops) in a white tray in which you can place herbs, spices and seasonings. With a look reminiscent of snow domes, the products are both fun and functional, like all of Qualy’s products. Read more

Kebo, A Beautifully Designed One Handed Bottle Opener Epitomizes Form as Function.


Another beautifully designed houseware seen at this year’s International Home and Housewares show is the stainless steel Kebo one handed bottle opener by architect and industrial designer Rush Dixon of Rush3 Product Design Studio.


Inspired by the Theodore Low bottle opener from the 1930s, this modern interpretation offers better seamless functionality and classic styling that will last for generations.



Cast of stainless steel and polished to a mirror finish, this device exudes quality, artistry, and timelessness. Kebo (derived from “Bottle Key”), is an ideal gift for anyone with an appreciation for fine craftsmanship and of course, fine beer.

Each Kebo comes in its own cool retro packaging- a keepsake tin, so no gift wrapping necessary.




all images courtesy of Rush3 Studios

$24 USD, buy it here

The Best Balloon Dog Inspired Items, Housewares and Art. (Sorry, Mr. Koons)

balloon dog inspired items

Now that artist Jeff Koons dropped his ridiculous lawsuit against San Francisco boutique and gallery, Park Life, for selling bookends that resembled some of his oversized sculptures, Balloon Dog items are blowing up. Read more

Tom Otterness Designs A Hip Home For Cookies. The Mama Bear Cookie Jar.

Tom Otterness Mama Bear cookie jar

It’s not easy to find a hip cookie jar that isn’t ridiculously kitschy. This is the only one I’ve ever seen other than the Bunny Rabbit Cookie Jar by Momoyo Torimitsu. And it’s a beauty. The white ceramic “Mama Bear” was fashioned after sculptor Tom Otterness’ original bronze version. Read more