Another week of excellent Grommets. Dig in and enjoy!
Polarity It’s easy to get stuck on Cat Ivins’ locket necklaces – and not just because they’re magnetic. They’re handcrafted from recycled steel auto parts and personalized with quirky graphics created by Cat and other indie artist collaborators. The look is clean and simple, with an easy industrial vibe. ($20.00)
A Jug That Glugs The Gluggle Jug is a fish-shaped water jug that gurgles delightfully when it pours, making it both fun and functional. It’s a great conversation piece with a rich history. Gluggle jugs were first produced in the late 1800s in Staffordshire, England, and the merry glugging sound has made these a favorite among collectors for more than 100 years.($35.00) Buy your Gluggle Jug here.
ila Security It’s not uncommon to feel vulnerable when you’re walking alone at night, heading for your car in a parking garage, or traveling in an unfamiliar city. Today’s Grommet can’t promise invincibility, but it can provide another line of defense if you feel threatened. We’re featuring three personal alarms from ila Security that are designed to shock and disorient potential attackers and draw attention to dangerous situations. (Starting at $14.99) Buy ila Security personal alarms here.
Young Punks You won’t find baby blues or cotton-candy pinks among Phil Rowntree’s creations. His palette starts and ends with basic black. Add a dash of wit, and there you have it: kids’ tees with a refreshingly irreverent style.($22) Buy Young Punk's hip children's tees and baby one-piece bodysuits here.
John Wye Belts A Jon Wye belt does more than just hold up your pants. Each one tells a story. Jon's designs are laid out horizontally, and the graphics are transferred onto the belts in a process that's similar to how a tattoo artist might tattoo skin. It took him four years to perfect this secret technique, which ensures the designs won't wear off. ($65) Buy Jon Wye graphically cool belts here.