Cork Pets: For saving wine corks in knick-knack form

Pewter dog and cat knick-knacks serve as a display for saving wine corks.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
Cork Pets. Uncommon Goods

Sometimes a very special occasion that has been paired with a very special wine calls for a particular form of memento: the saving of the cork. Even if you do not participate in the occasional saving of the cork, you should at least be indirectly aware of the custom. I know I've seen trivets made from wine corks, bulletin boards and a handful of other odd, unexpected uses for that little plug of cork. I even used to live near a storefront that created a two-inch thick moat around their display window, filling it with hundreds (thousands?) of corks.

The obsessive saving of wine corks can easily be tempered by saving only the very best of wine paired with only the most special of memories. Perhaps an anniversary, or other celebratory occasion. Still one thing remains certain; that cork has to go somewhere.

Cork Pets are a series of knick-knacks specifically designed to save your very special corks. The cat or dog comes in two pieces and when attached to either end of a cork--voila!--you have a cork pet. The set of two pieces are made of pewter and with a cost of $40 for each animal, you are sure to pay closer attention to which particular corks are worth saving.

(Via InventorSpot)