Don’t drink and bike

…but why not ride your bike to pickup your wine!

If you like wine and you like biking, you’re going to love this. The handmade leather bicycle wine rack is perfect for taking wine with you on the go. It easily attaches to any 1″ bike frame with antique brass fasteners, while the hidden metal clamps hold the bottle securely. The oil-treated vegetable-tanned leather will only look better as it ages.

Looks good to me, and it only costs $25 from Oopsmark on Etsy.

Fancy wine spout thingers

cork thinger 1

Over at WC HQ we tend to make quite the mess of things during our tastings. Actually who am I kidding, we have practically destroyed kitchen counters with wine stains.


French designer aurélien barbry created his 'wine & bar' series for normann copenhagen.
the series is made predominantly from cork, comprised of three different designs that
combine a stopper and pourer. one of the stoppers imitates the form of a wine glass.

cork thinger 4

cork thinger 5

I'd like to put in the request for some fancy wine pouring thinger things. I think this would help immensely. Now where did I put my credit card!?

*Hat tip to Design Boom on these wine thinger-ma-bobbers.

Wine Flooring

wine floors

Rather.. Floor made from reclaimed wine barrels. I'd like some bordeaux please. 🙂

“I think its safe to say most people know wine is fermented in barrels. The question is what happens to the barrels after they are used. It turns out reusing wine barrels for future wine making is a debated process that creates wine with tainted results. Companies are dedicating time and technology to developing methods to shave off layers of wood to make reuse possible. Not only are new wine barrels expensive ($700 for French Oak), but the supply of woods for these barrels is becoming scarce. Reclaimed barrels can be purchased for $50 a barrel, but the jury is still out on the desirability of these barrels.”

Read more about this over at 3rings (more pictures too!).

DIY Wine Rack

DIY supplies

Personally I'm not crafty enough to be bothered to make my own wine racks, but here's an interesting idea from Kate Pruitt at Design Sponge. Making a wine rack out of a shipping tube!

DIY Wine Rack

“i wanted to combine a raw material with a neon color, but i must admit i was skeptical about the look of bare cardboard, felt and neon duct tape (side note: duct tape varieties are officially off the hook! so many colors! camo! tie- dye! neon! you simply must buy some and play with it). however, the modern, industrial look is actually quite a nice departure from the fancy (and stuffy) nature of most traditional wood wine racks. if this look isn’t your thing, you can cover the entire frame of this piece with felt or any kind of fabric. the mailing tube is quite sturdy and this can be sized up or down. i encourage you to play around with different styles; after all, the rack cost less to make than one of the bottles of wine it holds (and i buy cheap wine). have fun!!” -kate


Wanna make this yourself? Checkout the full article at Design Sponge.

Wine cork bath mat

wine cork bath mat

Got lots of wine corks kicking around, but keep slipping on the floor once you leave the shower? Yeah. Me too. My neck hurts.

Luckily though the people over at Craftynest have put together an article giving you step by step instructions on how to turn 175 corks into bathroom magic.

Now if you can please excuse me, I need to go find some more corks. Hey! Looky there, wine to drink! 🙂

Reclaimed wine barrels makes for great art


Stil Novo Design is a family business in which they reclaim oak barrels and recycle them into pieces of home decor.

Our gorgeous platter makes a magnificent centerpiece, and its versatility allows you to integrate it in your home decor in several creative ways.
This significant piece can turn into a very elegant and original gift idea as well.

All of our finely handcrafted items are made from reclaimed oak wine barrel staves from France.
The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs.

Mmm.. Oak.

Now that’s an opener!


Awesome! No one will mess with you at any future dinner parties with this thing!

The Bourgeois Brass Knuckles are a cross between two iconic objects whose cultural and socio-economic associations lie at opposite ends of the spectrum from one another. Originally designed by Jonathan Sabine, the BBK is being produced in a numbered limited edition run of 50 by the Chromoly studio. Each chrome plated Bourgeois Brass Knuckle comes in a laser etched handmade walnut box.

They’ll be released at Ministry of the Interior in Toronto Friday May 15th. They can be picked up for $100 CAD.

More from a this Canadian designer at

Amazing Cellar Design

“Ever want a wine cellar but don’t have the space or money to build one? The Spiral Cellars design/build firm will dig a hole right in whatever room you want your cellar in and haul the dirt right out the front door. In the remaining void they infill a highly functionally and visually dazzling spiral-staircase wine cellar to fit all your favorite vintages and go with your favorite funky furniture designs.”

“Wow” That is all..