Right now, we want a Bincho water purifier and more
Time Out Chicago’s must-have items include writeable cheese markers, a Debbie Carlos calendar and more
Forget putting out the Brita at your next dinner party. We’d rather purify water with this Kishu Binchotan (white charcoal) by Sort of Coal. Looks nice, tastes better. $36 at Post 27 (1819 W Grand Ave, 312-829-6122).
We’re big fans of Debbie Carlos’s oversize photographs, but we have a hard time choosing which ones to hang. Luckily, this 2012 calendar of 11" x 17" posters (featuring work by Carlos and friends) comes to the rescue, letting us change up our art every month of the year. $19 at etsy.com/shop/debbiecarlos.
We love places like the T-Shirt Deli, but sometimes you just want to make a tee (or tote) without spending a lot of moolah. This Instant Iron-Ons book is great because it’s affordable and offers 60 decals from indie artist Julia Rothman. $15 at fredflare.com.
It’s not as if you need an excuse to throw a wine and cheese party. But these writable cheese markers should provide a little extra incentive. They’re not only cute, but will also keep your guests informed about fromage offerings. (Oh, and we suggest featuring Humboldt Fog cheese at your party.) $21 at shop.peppersproutdesigns.com.