FROM MUGS TO PENS TO MATCHBOXES, TAKE THESE TINY WORKS OF ART WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO
Tiki mugs at Bookhouse Pub
Visit this bar with a subtle “Twin Peaks” them on Tiki Taco Tuesday and your ceramic cocktail vessel can accompany you home. Choose big-bellied Buddhas, pandas, lucky cats or sharks from which to sip your Mai Tai or Dark and Stormy, and the mug is yours to keep.
736 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Ink Pens at Ticonderoga Club
You would think a takeaway at Ticonderoga would be a pencil, but the Krog Street Market restaurant and bar changes its pens frequently in hopes they will be loved and scattered afar. Owner Greg Best likens the latest orange edition to “the glove box of a ‘77 El Dorado.”
99 Krog St. N.E.
Free Art Friday
Ready, set, get hunting! Every Friday, Instagram users can search the app for the hashtag #FAFATL, which local artists use to lead the public on a scavenger hunt for creations they’ve previously placed in doorways, planters, windowsills—even MARTA stations. (We once found a piece on a restaurant’s patio railing.) Reply to the post with the hashtag “#claimed,” and the piece is yours to keep.
When you order a beer at Midtown’s Empire State South, it comes swaddled in the latest koozie design. It makes watching or playing a game of bocce ball on the grassy lawn that much more enjoyable, and the koozie is yours to keep. Hampton + Hudson, Beetlecat and The Optimist also hand out too-cool-not-to-keep koozies.
999 Peachtree St. N.E.
Matchbooks and boxes
These tiny pieces of functional art are the finishing touch on a restaurant experience. Timeless bundles of matches are a brand extension of the business, as well as a souvenir from a special occasion. Kevin Rathbun Steak even has cigar matches for enjoying a stogie on the patio.
154 Krog St. N.E.