The very hungover caterpillar is a book we can probably all relate to

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 3 December 2014

If you’re a drinker, you’ve no doubt suffered ‘the worst hangover in history’. But can you imagine a hangover while being a parent? Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd are back with a hilarious take on the sweet children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar where a poor father wakes up with a hangover and spends each page […]

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Best invention of 2014? Booze-filled mouth spray

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 27 November 2014

Christmas stocking alert! Lithuanian advertising agency McCann Vilnius sure knows how to grab our attention. They’ve come out with a delicate mouth spray that looks just as pleasant as it tastes. Why? Because inside, you’ll find more than just a regular mouth spray-you’ll find it filled with beaujolais wine (which is quite delicious, by the way!). […]

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Hand-cut, artisanal ice is actually a thing and will cost you $1 a ‘rock’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 27 October 2014

You’re not a real hipster until you get your drink made with hand-cut, artisanal ice. Didn’t you know? It’s a new trend hitting the States where bars and restaurants charge around $1 per ice rock that’s been made with filtered water. The ice also goes through a machine made by Clinebell (the ice sculpture machines) and comes out crystal-clear.

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Sommelier? Drink your wine from a paint can!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 26 April 2014

Lithuania-based ad agency McCann Vilnius has created a rather unique way to present a batch of new red wines ‘produced annually by the Beaujolais region of France’. The designers explained what motivated them to create the paint bucket design (and it might surprise you!): ‘This year we tried to reimagine function of the wine. Obviously […]

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The perfect mix: jams infused with alcohol

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 28 September 2013

Sometimes sandwiches can get boring (What? A boring sandwich? Heresy!). But with the handcrafted boozy jams of Denver-based Puff’s Preserves, we can finally take sandwiches to the next level. Owner and Jamstress, Kirsten Farabi has infused alcohol with local herbs and fruits to create these yummy jams with a kick. We can now sneak alcohol […]

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Classic martini glass gets contemporary wooden makeover

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 9 August 2013

Colorado-based furniture designer David Rasmussen recently turned his attention to making these really cool martini glasses that sport black walnut wood cups instead of the usual glass ones. It’s not just pretty but functional: using wood properly insulates the drink by keeping it cool for a longer time compared to glass. The stem gets a […]

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Writers having a drink

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 2 August 2013

Write drunk, edit sober, as they say. No better way of exemplifying that, then, by rounding up some of our favorite writers getting some inspiration the old fashioned way with a tipple in their hand. Charles Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson shoot straight for beer while Samuel Beckett’s more of a wine guy. And we’re not sure what poison Ernest Hemingway’s mixing. Well, every writer to their own. Enjoy.

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Hide your booze as… tampons

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 9 July 2013

We’ve found all sorts of stealth devices to hide booze in, from books to gadgets — but nothing prepared us for the sheer audacity of the tampon flask, which fills 1 shot of your poison of choice.

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Built for a discreet tipple: iFlask, the flask in disguise

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 1 July 2013

Yep, you’ve been there: gone to a gig and surrendered a flask of good stuff. The iFlask is, well, a flask in disguise — it resembles a smartphone, comes in a discreet polycarbonate and stainless steel frame, and holds up to 5oz of liquid. Finally, no more stuffed pockets and panicky bag checks. Drink sensibly.

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Speakeasy Briefs: Includes a secret pocket for an entire flask

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Guy, this is probably the closest thing you’ll find to a Batman utility belt. The Speakeasy Briefs — an invention dreamt up by best buds Jeff Schneider and Dan Goldman— are underpants that come with a private pocket for carrying whatever you can tuck inside. That includes a flask. That’s right — if you pledge […]

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Sparkle Donkey Tequila

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 13 March 2013

Thanks to the Institute of Tequila has just discovered the dramatic origins of Sparkle Donkey Tequila. This 3-minute-long video is the only documented historical account of the elusive El Burro Esparkalo, which hails from a small village in Mexico. So, now you know where your new favourite tequila comes from.

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A cocktail that will make your insides glow in the dark?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 29 January 2013

A cosmic spin on the classic jungle juice cocktail? Yep, that’s Aurora, which is pink in natural light, but takes on an aquamarine glow in black light. While we’re skeptical you’ll see anything remotely like the Northern Lights when you’re done with the mix, you might still get a kick out of drinking stuff that glows in black light… although a vodka Red Bull might fix that too. Dayum.

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How Alcohol Affects You: an interactive website

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By Hyunyoo Cho in Cool Websites on Tuesday 1 January 2013

Two New York-based artists have been a part of an interesting collaboration. Illustrator, Dongyun Lee, and interactive designer/developer, Kyungmin Yang, produced this fun project, How Alcohol Affects You. Check it out.

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Guard your booze with a combination bottle lock

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 22 December 2012

The first lock, historians estimate, probably existed as far back as 4,000 years ago. Yeah, it can’t have taken long between owning stuff and having to beat off the grubby hands of other people who want that same stuff. Like, you know, your booze. Solution: a combination lock that works on wine and spirit bottles, so you can be sure none of your liquid joy slips out of the bottle when you’re away. Reminds us of Ben & Jerry’s pint lock, actually.

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Batlow Premium Cider’s Poolcide Xmas Shindig

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Tuesday 18 December 2012

If you like to party (we know you do) we have found a perfect way for you to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon before the chaos that is Christmas finally hits. Batlow are throwing a poolside Christmas party at the Clovelly Hotel in Sydney and are promising Batlows, blow up pools and a set from Little Bastard. If that isn’t enough to get you drooling in anticipation then Batlow’s new Cloudy Cider surely will. We know from experience that Batlow Cider is the secret to setting off any party.

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