Even non-lushes are so familiar with liquor brands like Jose Cuervo, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Captain Morgan that these guys might as well be universal uncles of sorts (like how Ben and Jerry are every heartbroken gal's BFFs). In that scenario, Dom Perignon would, of course, be the well-traveled, bookish-but-suave, high-post uncle. After all, Dom P is about more than great-tasting champagne: it's a name that's synonymous with luxury and class.
Which were precisely the elements artist Marc Newson had in mind when he designed this sleek chiller, the Marc Newson II for Dom Perignon. The aluminum magnum container features a shield in a bold neon green color which, in turn, bears the wine house's name. Newson's signature, meanwhile, is featured on the back of the container in an eye-popping orange hue. The chiller is Newson's second edition for Dom P (his first effort was produced two years ago, a line of 1,000 limited-edition containers which sold out completely).
Not only is the container regal, but it has a sculptural feel that remains true to Newson's artistic roots. And hey, let's be practical: it's summertime and, whether you're on a yacht off Turks & Caicos or playing with a boogie board in your house's swimming pool, we're all ready to toast something (or someone) and to enjoy the pleasurable things in life, such as a chilled bottle of Dom P.
So go do the Magnum (Zoolander style).
$1000. Available at Moss New York, 866-888-6677, and Moss Los Angeles, 866-902-3423.