We think most placemats are dumb. They’re fine for fancy restaurants during those dinners you treat yourself (and someone special) to once or twice a year, but we generally don’t use them at home because we: don’t have McDonald’s style trays we hate washing, have a quality table that can just be wiped off or we’re eating out. We might make an exception for these Blueprint Placemats designed by Cake Vintage on account of they’re pretty freaking cool. The name really says it all with them too. They’re one time use placemats with a blueprint of a proper table service setting (without whiskey glass for some reason). At just under a buck each–it’s a 30 pack–they’re not going to break the bank, and they just might save you having to clean the table after a particularly messy meal.


Tired of the limited options in the brick-and-mortar world and the traditional retail experience, the guys from Paul Evans set out to make their own luxury Italian shoes. Made from the finest Italian calfskin leather that’s been Blake stitched for exceptional comfort, sleek design and the ability to resole, these dress shoes are heritage brand quality available to you at a fraction of the cost. Lace up something better with Paul Evans.