Metro Man & Metro Home

By Kim Taylor

Here’s a roundup of useful items for your bath and kitchen, and with the holidays on the horizon, these will be good to keep in mind. You’re quite welcome.

Sport the Lacoste alligator in your bath and shower with these plush, memory foam bath mats that come in an array of cheery colors such as orange, red, white, blue and green. They’re soft as a cloud, lightweight, and quick to dry. Plus, they’re easy to clean, and perhaps most important: stylish. Find this at

Jacob Bromwell is the oldest and most revered house-ware company in the U.S., and all of their products are made in America. The Original Popcorn Popper is a staple for camping, backyard parties, rooftop soirees and even impulsive fire escape popcorn on a chilly October or November evening when the stars are out and the moon is full. It’s lightweight, easy to store, and doesn’t contain Teflon. Score it at

Another Jacob Bromwell classic is the Handcrafted Cutting Board, made from a slab of premium, solid American maple wood for chopping vegetables, slicing fresh bread, carving roasts. A food-safe oil finish highlights the natural grain and pattern. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, this is a perfect addition for your kitchen. At, you’ll find kitchen and camping gear, chestnut roasters, flour sifters, tin cups and fireplace items.

Store your leftovers in fetching Aladdin food storage containers, and also consider their many tote-able, insulated and ultra-modern lunch containers for desk-side dining. You can even steam food in some of Aladdin’s products, and tote hot or cold beverages après ski or sun. If you need to eat it, drink it or steam it, and then carry it or store it, Aladdin’s extensive product lineup is the source for you: and

Originally published October 2012
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