Olive Buoys by Evo Design

After a long day of TreeHuggering, sometimes there is no better way to relax and unwind than with a nice sturdy cocktail. Oh, who are we kidding; after a long morning of pounding the keys, sometimes we won't make it through the afternoon without a nice sturdy cocktail. Either way, the rampant use of disposable drink accessories like toothpicks, swizzle sticks, little pink umbrellas and the like are cause for some concern; as more and more are relegated to the trash sans olive with each passing drink, it makes us pause, and consider the long-term effects of all those two-martini lunches. And, as we are fond of saying around here, "You can't think and drink at the same time," so imagine our joy when we discovered this Olive Buoy and found that disposable drink accouterments were no longer a problem. The Olive Buoy, designed by Evo Design, floats on top of your cocktail of choice, bathing the suspended garnish until ready for consumption. When it's time for another round, the Olive Buoy is there for you, ready for reusable use until you're slurring and stumbling and ready to go back to work. We're not the only ones that like them: they sold out of Crate & Barrel this past holiday season, but we'll keep our eyes peeled and cocktail shaker at the ready for when they return. ::Evo Design via ::Core77