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8 Modern Barware Designs

Fancy a drink with the help of these eight modern barware designs sure to delight. Cheers to drinking in style!

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Aarne Champagne Glass

$50.00

Cheers, friends. Today we toast to a good year gone by and a brand new one just beginning. And what's NYE without a bit of bubbly? These classic Aarne champagne glasses were designed by Göran Hongell for Iittala in 1948, and would be a special treat to clink and drink from to ring in 2010, or celebrate any special occassion to come.

Cocktail Collection by Royal Doulton

Cocktail Collection

$72.00

Yes, the same Royal Doulton known for traditional floral-printed china churns out these mod stainless steel cocktail utensils. The set doesn’t skimp on utility (it includes a strainer, stirrer, knife, and bottle opener) but also doesn’t take itself too seriously, as witnessed by the colorful handles.

animal shot glasses

Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams

I stopped into the quite charming San Francisco spirits store Cask last week, and though the grappa selection left something to be desired, I was taken with these animal head shot glasses by Japanese Designers Goody Grams.

davd rasmussen cafe plate

Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design

Colorado-based designer David Rasmussen recently released a line of wooden cafe trays that is the perfect blend of modern-meets-craft. What started out as a small commission for a local restaurant blossomed into full-fledged product series. "The first ones I made got such rave reviews that I decided to make a second batch," says Rasmussen. "I sold those about as fast as I could churn them out. Then, I refined the process of making them and diversified the line by adding three new sizes and started producing them this spring." Carved with a CNC router and finished by hand, these plates come in maple or walnut with a neon trim and were launched at the AD Home show in Los Angeles. The plates come four sizes and retail for $42 to $52 a piece. For more information, click here.

Trombone Cocktail Shaker by Nick Munro

Trombone Cocktail Shaker

$89.00-0.00

With looks that reference the trombone greats who called London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club home—and a double-walled construction that will keep your concoctions fresh—this cocktail shaker is a barware must.

 

Wine Breather Carafe, Menu

Wine Breather Carafe

$50.00

Don’t be fooled by this seemingly simple-looking carafe—the Wine Breather has a few tricks up its sleeve. It holds an upside-down wine bottle in place as it drains, and its silicone seal functions as a funnel when you need to pour wine back into the bottle. Never fuss with extra gizmos again!

 

Resin Champagne Bucket, Tina Frey designs

Resin Champagne Bucket

$190.00

This bucket looks ceramic, but appearances deceive—it’s constructed from a super-lightweight resin. The dimpled surface, rough edges, and leather handles lend nice tactile qualities.

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