cargo-containers

There are a lot of things we’d like to own if we could take a “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” ray-gun to them:  One of those top secret stealth helicopters that crashed during the bin Laden raid, a giraffe like the guy from the Direct TV commercial, the Statue of Liberty.  Just like designer Daniel Ballou however, we can find beauty in simplicity and functionality too.  That’s why we like his mini 8″ Cargo Containers that look like tiny versions of the ones you’d see at a shipyard.   Daniel would know seeing as how he’s from Long Beach, one of the busiest ports there is, just how to depict the normally large vessels.  Get ’em in blue & white or orange & gray and store, well, much smaller goods than you would in the regular 8 foot versions.  Just resist the urge to pinch their adorable little ceramic cheeks.

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.