airbonsai

Bonsai culture is huge in Japan, which is what inspired Hoshinchu to create Air Bonsai. The atelier, based on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan, created a unique, DIY floating bonsai setup that kind of reminds us of a much cooler version of the levitating tops we’re all familiar with. Each Air Bonsai uses an “energy base” to levitate and spin the top half “little star,” which is where you transplant your foliage of choice (plants, pines, mosses, etc.). The “little star” is available as a moss ball or a lava rock depending on your desired aesthetic, and there’s even a completely handmade “energy base” if you want something that’s absolutely unique.

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Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.