16 July 2011
A Mixologist's Bounty
A proper gent knows how to mix a stellar cocktail. To do the job right, he needs the right tools. Having one's own bar is an advantage. I have selected a few choice pieces that would be a perfect foundation for a handsome lounge.
Above is a very sleek and sexy free standing bar cabinet designed by the great Jacques Adnet in 1950, in France. This piece is offered by i4d, priced at $7,600.00 and is available for purchase here.
The above set of four lucite and brass barstools from the 1970s is offered by Thomas Brillet Inc. Priced at $3,250.00 for the set and available for purchase here.
Above, the curving lines of this machine age bar cart by Wolfgang Hoffman call to mind the architecture of the Bauhaus. This piece is offered by High Style Deco, priced at $3,475.00 and is available for purchase here.
The above art deco gyroscopic serving rack is a wonder of ingenuity and engineering. The rack features slots to hold glasses that keep them level, both horizontally and vertically. This makes this piece ideal for a yacht. You will never spill a precious drop again. This serving rack is offered by Bizarre Bazaar Ltd, priced at $550.00 and is available for purchase here.
Above is a fantastic lucite bar cart made in Florida in the 1970s. The cart features a built in ice bucket and glasses. The look is cool and fresh. This piece is offered by Sarlo, priced at $1,800.00 and is available for purchase here.
The lucite ice bucket above, made in Italy by Guzzini, is a genius design that looks like both Steuben crystal and like something from outer space. This ice bucket is offered by Buy Design, priced at $1,100.00 and is available for purchase here.
The ice bucket above was designed by Alessi and features smooth ball handles that make it easy to carry. This piece is offered by Design Within Reach, priced at $57.50 and available for purchase here.
Below is a truly superb scotch decanter in both clear and jet black crystal with cylindrical grooves that give the piece a sense of spinning movement. This decanter is offered by David Redman London, Priced at £630.00 and is available for purchase here.
The above Jet Double Old Fashioned Tumbler matches the decanter above, made by David Redman London. The silver straw is not included. The tumblers are sold by the pair, priced at £155.00 and are available for purchase here.
The above 1940s art deco polished chrome & glass tantalus was made by United Metal Company, Brooklyn, NY. The cut glass decanters feature chrome shot pumps. This tantalus is also known as a liquor locker, and can accommodate a small padlock. This set is offered by Pearl Modern, priced at $135.00 and available for purchase here.
The Smoke Highball glasses above were designed by Joe Colombo in 1964. They were designed to be comfortable to hold while smoking a cigarette. They are manufactured by Arnolfo di Cambio in Italy and are offered by Moss, priced at $300.00 per pair, available for purchase here.
The very attractive Tambien Smoke barware from CB2 (seen above) comes in two sizes, the 18oz. cooler is priced at $3.95 per piece and the 12oz. double old fashioned glass is priced at $3.50 each. These glasses are available for purchase here.
The Libertini martini glass above is hand blown and beautifully designed. The glass is offered by CB2, priced at $3.95 per piece and is available for purchase here.
Above is an art deco hammered chrome cocktail shaker and six cup set made by LB. The design of the shaker is fantastic, a perfect set for an intimate party. The set is offered by Pearl Modern and available for purchase here.
The above cocktail recipe shaker from Fishs Eddy is an essential tool for making classic cocktails at warp speed. Priced at $16.95, it is available for purchase here.
The above horse head bottle opener wins the race to open the bottle every time. The opener is offered by Fishs Eddy, priced at $15.95 and is available for purchase here.
Just like the classic French Laguiole steak knives, the Laguiole corkscrew below is built to last and looks terrific opening a choice bottle of Bordeaux. Offered by Posh Chicago, priced at $34.00 and available for purchase here.
For a portable bar for the gent on the go, we recommend the above Wentworth Round Pewter Flask in the 4oz. size, expertly hand crafted in Sheffield, England and offered by Kaufmann Mercantile, priced at $54.00, available for purchase here.