Array Magazine - Summer 2015

Page 18


By Jim Lochner

From bling to bubbly to brewed, ideas for whatever your mood.


CRATE EXPECTATIONS Brooklyn Bicycle Co.’s Willow unisex seven-speed bike offers a step-through frame that accommodates everything from your finely tailored suit to your comfy, faded sundress. The bike features internal gearing, cream tires, crown fork detailing, color-matched chain cover and fenders, dark walnut accents, and a cargo-ready rack, while their handsome handcrafted Rear Wood Crate is the perfect rack accessory to cart your life around. Made from stained and weather-sealed reclaimed timber, galvanized metal, and brass tacks, the crate is sturdy enough to carry your books or bubbly, a picnic or a parcel. Bike comes in medium or large and is available in Gloss Black or Columbia Blue. Crate: 15 inches x 10 inches x 8 inches. Bike: $749; crate: $79.99.

02 Bottle Neck This exquisite Louxor lead-crystal bottle stopper crafted by Baccarat is mouth blown and hand cut in Baccarat, France, in a glassworks chartered by King Louis XV more than 240 years ago. The stopper fits any bottle of wine or champagne and the silicone ring creates an airtight seal that keeps it fresh once opened. 3 1/4 inches high. $140.



Ice, Ice, Baby Though the winter was seemingly never-ending, this summer still brings a hankering for iced coffee. Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bags offers a DIY cold brew kit that makes a week’s worth of fresh cold-brewed iced coffee at home. Their special recipe of ground coffee beans, chicory, and spices is packaged in “bean bags” you can soak overnight in water and easily dispose of (or compost) the next day. The bags can be brewed in just about anything—a pitcher, bowl, stainless-steel pot, Tupperware, Ziploc bag, or one of Grady’s collectible cans. Available in singles ($4), loose bags ($11), the collectible can ($12), packs of 12 ($100), by the case ($120), or through their monthly Brew-It-Yourself subscription club ($30–$300).

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