Soccer Ice Ball Maker

A gadget that shapes ice into soccer balls

For the ultimate World Cup party accessory, this ice-maker adds novelty to drinks and—thanks to its slower-melting spherical shape—won’t water them down. Using an aluminum mold (much like Macallan’s sphere machine), the device uses heat (just run it under warm water) and pressure to create professional-looking soccer balls in minutes. Available in 65mm ($1,948) and 30mm ($207) sizes, get yours from Japan Trend Shop. via …

Chill Out

Keep the Coronas iced iced baby with these five added-bonus coolers

Whether trekking miles in the Grand Canyon with a six-pack or adventuring in the backyard, these coolers offer as many ways to enjoy a cool drink as there are places to sip them. The Cool Bottle ($35), a simple frosted decanter, comes in perfect for keeping beverages chill for leisurely stretches on the veranda or stoop. When you want food not just cold but frozen, …

Climate-Based Art

A sculptor and a painter take to the ice for site-specific works addressing global warming

Two artists separated by a continent—Ap Verheggen and Nasser Azam—recently completed independent climate-based projects, each using weather to indicate the outcome. Verheggen, who calls Holland his home, installed the first in a series of four sculptures, which will all be placed in geographic areas undergoing severe climate changes (pictured above). Concerned that “climate change brings about cultural change,” the pure iron sculpture represents a dogsled …