- The main course of a meal might receive the oohs and aahs, but as any host or hostess will attest, it’s the beverages that fuel a party and get the conversation going.
- We recently featured a spectacular kitchen renovation in Brooklyn where the shining star is most certainly in the brass details. The popularity of this look only reaffirms: Brass is where it's at.
This gadget might take some getting used to if you’re accustomed to a levered or winged corkscrew. The silver-plated tool made from brass is as heavy as it sounds—good for showing off feats of strength as you strong-arm your bottle of wine open. It also comes with a matching bottle opener.
Pros: It’s short and squat, but this lamp's stubby looks—matte black shade, oiled oak legs, and aqua cord—grew on us. Changing bulbs is a breeze—just reach in from the top. The design also accommodates LEDs, which are often awkwardly sized. Just keep ’em at 75 watts or under.
Cons: This was our favorite lamp of the group. Too bad it takes four weeks to get. Each one is made by hand in Iacoli & McAllister’s two-person Seattle studio