Grab a drink and get a nose job. Pick Your Nose party cups come in 12 different combinations of nose, mustache, and dental work: "A must for your next party, and the perfect gift for any plastic surgeon who loves to do rhinoplasties." $18.75 for a pack of 24 cups at The Spoon Sisters.
Bamboo for Baby
Most baby utensils are made of plastic (excepting these high-styled Danish models), but bambu's cutlery for babies and kids is made of renewable, organically grown bamboo (the company also makes a starter cooking utensil set for gastronomes in training). The lightweight, dishwasher safe cutlery retails for $9.95 (baby) and $5.95 (kids) at greenfeet.
Crack a Strawberry
New egglings for spring feature wild strawberries (above), spicy red pepper, and lavender. Crack the porcelain egg open, add seeds and water, and start growing. When the plant outgrows its shell, it can be replanted -- eggling and all -- in soil. $9.50 at elsewares. [via design sponge]
Rosendahl's Children's Cutlery, comprised of a spoon with a looped handle and a garden hoe-esque knife/pusher, was created by the late Danish designer Kay Bojesen with the ergonomic needs of children in mind: "Round and angular handles are tiring to eat with, because they roll between the fingers and irritate the palm of your hand. The flat handle, however, rests very differently and correctly on your fingers and in the hand." $45 at The Magazine. [via Charles and Marie]
Paris by Market
The Markets of Paris, a chunky pocket guide to Paris markets by Dixon and Ruthanne Long, authors of the Markets of Provence, contains details on more than 70 food markets, along with antique, craft, and flea market finds throughout the city. $11.53 at amazon.com.
Brooklyn Brewery's brand new Brooklyn Local 1 is a Belgian-style ale brewed from raw sugar from the island of Mauritius, Belgian yeast, and German barley malt. The bottle conditioned beer, golden in color and tasting slightly of honey, boasts a whopping nine percent alcohol level. Look for the new beer, sold in 750 ml bottles, at Fairway, Whole Foods, D'Agostino, and other New York area retailers.
I recently discovered 5 Boroughs Ice Cream, which features flavors that are frozen custard shout-outs to New York neighborhoods -- from Staten Island "Landfill" to Upper East Side "Rich White Vanilla." I took home a pint of "Bakla-Wha?!" which honors Astoria's Greek community with a cinnamon-powered ice cream studded with chunks of nutty baklava. $4.99/pint at Gourmet Garage or find a location near you.