FF: Monkey 47 Gin

ff1I don’t really care for gin, I am a bourbon man through and through. However, I love everything about Monkey 47 Gin – from their awesome label to their supremely enjoyable website.

About Monkey 47 Gin: “Admittedly, it appears somewhat eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to unite great British traditions, the exoticness of India, and the purity and nativeness of the Black Forest. And yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the enigmatic character of Montgomery Collins, from whom our Schwarzwald Dry Gin originates. His childhood as the son of a diplomat in East Asia, his military career among the ruins of Berlin, and his late-adopted home in the Black Forest supply the autobiographical background for a recipe that represents an audacious combination of native Black Forest herbs and berries and exotic Asian botanicals. A good third of the ingredients for this special gin come from the Black Forest and are definitely not what you would call typical gin flavorings! In total, 47 handpicked ingredients, prepared in extremely soft spring water from our own Black Forest source, give MONKEY 47, whose pièce de résistance is the use of local cranberries as some sort of “secret weapon” typical to the Black Forest, its unrivaled complexity and quality, which is fully brought to bear through masterly distillation and maturing in traditional earthenware containers.”

Learn more about Monkey 47 and see their cool site here.

FF: The Deer Paint by Number Tray from Fishs Eddy

ff2I love today’s find: the Deer Paint by Number Tray I found from the fine folks at Fishs Eddy.

I just love the look of the whole paint-by-number craze that took place in the middle of the last century and this tray encapsulates it in all its glory.

About the Deer Paint by Number Tray from Fishs Eddy: “Paint-By-Number kits burst into popularity in the early 1950s, embodying post-war prosperity, Americans’ increased leisure time, and the democratic idea that anyone could be an artist. Pre-mixed, numbered paints were applied to their corresponding spaces on a grid-like canvas, gradually revealing a DIY masterpiece. Our Deer Paint-By-Number bar tray pays tribute to this ephemeral phenomenon and features a wooodland scene complete with a deer and running brook.”

See the Deer Paint by Number Tray from Fishs Eddy here.

See all the other cool products from Fishs Eddy here.