Welcome to Window Shopping, a weekly exercise in lusting over new home products we want in our apartments right the hell now.
Spark Charcooal Grill
It’s rare for a new product’s marketing language to line up with reality, especially products that tout themselves as groundbreaking or innovative. If it works like it’s meant to, the Spark Grill may live up to its own superlatives.
There are a number of things going on with Spark, but the wildest bit is the charcoal. Instead of loading it full of charcoal briquettes, you load it with what the company calls a “Briq,” a compressed natural wood and charcoal block with a series of holes in it. The Briq slots into a pull-out tray on the front of the grill and is the sole fuel source. The grill uses a ceramic electric lighter to ignite the Briq and you’re able to control its temperature with a knob (200 to 900 degrees), like an oven. If this system works like its website claims, it will immediately become the most precise charcoal grill you can buy. You can hop on the waitlist now; grills start at $799.
Ikea Botanisk Rug
Ikea releases collections like Future releases albums — constantly and without much warning. The Botanisk collection is made up of a number of planters, blankets, pots and baskets, but the thing I’m lusting after — and can be had for $30 — is a very simple runner I want to throw down in front of the sink. It’s a nice, neutral color that adds material contrast to spaces in need of some earthiness. One glaring issue: like many of Ikea’s limited collections, it can’t be bought online. Bookmark it for another time.
East Fork Malibu & Tequila Sunrise Pottery
East Fork made a name for itself by making an earthenware coffee mug an internet status symbol. Its new colors, Malibu and Tequila Sunrise, take me to a place I’d rather be. Sadly, because of coronavirus, East Fork’s fulfillment center and factory are both closed, so it’s TBD when you’ll receive them. Regardless, pre-order is live now.
All Together Beer
All Together is an open-source beer brewed raise funds for a suffering hospitality industry. Breweries across the globe are brewing it, and Brooklyn, NY’s Other Half provided the base recipe (available here). Join the mailing list to find out when you can get your hands on the beer.
Ardent Nova FX Cannabis Decarboxylator
Words with lots of letters are confusing. Cannabis decarbs are for people who cook with cannabis and want to get more high for their dime. About 30 percent of available THC will find its way into your bloodstream when smoking a joint, up to 80 percent through a vape, yet edibles only hit 4 to 20 percent. The machine increases those percentages dramatically, and Ardent’s new Nova FX does so more effectively than anything else on the market.
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