French Antique Faience Water Pitcher
- 495.00 USD
by Ida Hsiang
Most everybody likes a good bottle of wine, but there are certain people out there who live and breathe wine. These are the people that not only have a small collection of reds and whites at their disposal near the dinner table, but probably also have a cellar of some sort that houses the best bottles. Besides multiple bottles of the good stuff, their house probably also has framed pictures of wine and wine accessories around the kitchen, a monthly subscription to Wine 4 Life, and multiple coffee (wine?) table books on the subject scattered about. Maybe it's your father or father-in-law, a dear friend, or your loving husband who's the wine aficionado and you'd like to get them something they'll really like that pertains to their hobby. One problem. You have no idea about anything to do with wine except that it's good with dinner. What year Chateau Ste. Michelle was supposed to be good? Is the 2007 Merlot better than the Cabernet? Forget all the worrying and get them something that will make their wine collection and cellar even better, without you having to research the history of the grape. This 30-gallon oak wine barrel not only decorates and adds authentic appeal to any room, but it can double as a table top or be used as a table base. Versatile and perfect for the wine-lover in your life!Price: $329.00, but many wineries have (empty) barrels for sale that go for under $100, and if you're not a fan of the unfinished look, you're a DIY project away from a new table!Who Found It: idabone was first to add the Decorative 30-Gallon Oak Wine Barrel to the Hive.
Imagine a world where stuffy French culinary academies are rendered obsolete. Where you don't need to spend thousands on a personal chef... and you don't need a talking rat under your chef's hat to lead your way around the kitchen. Enter QOOQ -- your sleek touchscreen guide to mouthwatering masterpieces! The device, equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities and 500 preloaded recipes, takes you step-by-step through meal preparation and even teaches you tricky-to-master techniques with tutorial videos. Sauteed your way through all of its default recipes? Subscribe to monthly downloadable updates for 12.95 EUR a month and you'll never run out of creative things to concoct. It would be the perfect gift for any Jacques Pepin in training... but as of now, the device only comes in French. So if you have anyone on your list who has mastered the French language but doesn't have the culinary mastery to go with it, look into the QOOQ!Price: 349 EURWho Found It: xgalexy was the first to add QOOQ Kitchen Computer to the Hive.