Two-Pound-Box

In light of the fact that everyone else seems to be hellbent on making everything as microscopic as possible (Zoolander phone, anyone?), it’s a nice change of pace to find products with a little bit of meat on them. This two pound cast iron box from Anthropologie is a perfect example. Made of cast iron, the “box” bears a close resemblance to the types of weight plates people used to work out with before the Bowflex and the Shake Weight, it’s just a keepsake sized container. You can store your pushpins, phone numbers and tiny office knickknacks in it, or your can just use it as a paperweight. Regardless of what you use it for, you’re going to have a hard time finding a desktop accessory as cool as the two pound box for less than $10. That’s reason enough for us.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.