Five rad and random products I found this week
The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 45.
My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, the ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home or 19 things that make traveling less stressful. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.
The Beer Pantry: Cooking at the Intersection of Craft Beer and Great Food
By Adam Dulye and Michael Harlan Turkell Amazon
This cookbook includes more than 75 recipes and teaches you about beer types, flavor profiles, and food pairings. Each recipe comes with beer recommendations and a “pairing strategy” that explains why they recommend certain tastes. $16.
Hedgehog card holder
Did you know a group of hedgehogs is called an array? Now you do. These adorable, silicone business card holders are 1.9 x 3 x 1.3-inches, weigh 1.6 ounces, and come in yellow and white. There are also turtles and armadillos! $14.
Cast iron garlic roaster and squeezer
Charcoal Companion Amazon
These cast iron garlic roasters are pre-seasoned. They can fit one large garlic bulb and come with a garlic squeezer. The stainless steel loop on top makes it easier to remove the hot cooking device from the oven. The roasting device makes it so you don’t have to use tinfoil. $19.
Magnetic Polaroid Photo Frames
Update your home picture presentation with these magnetic frames from Magnaframe. This set comes with six picture frames that polaroid photos. One of the frames has a built-in level that you can screw into the wall and acts as the magnetized anchor for the other frames. $50.
I consider finished puzzles to be a work of art. These two puzzles—a Bauhaus-inspired one and a Pop Art puzzle, both for $20—are inspired by two of my favorite movements. In the end, you’ll have a frame-worthy piece to stick on your wall.
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