Cigars and leather have a long history together. There are many ways to do cigar service, but sometimes you just want a nice, stylish ashtray to enjoy a casual puff with friends.
Bido Objects has the cigar ashtrays for you! These hefty hand-crafted works of art are machined out of a single billet of aircraft aluminum and feature an engraved triskele design. We offer these beauties with one, four or eight cigar rests (cigars not included) for your personal enjoyment or larger parties.
You may find the one- and four- rest designs in our cafe & boutique at 8th Street and Folsom, or purchase all three designs through our online boutique, and have them delivered directly to you or your gift recipient.
(Please note: For the moment, Bido are back-stocked on the four-rest cigar ashtray and we have exactly one in stock at the store. Act now if you want to get that beauty.)
Our recommended starter rope is hemp. Why? Hemp rope is durable, flexible, easy to care for, and has enough "tooth" or reverse tension in the rope that you don't need to know a lot of elaborate knots to get started. Our Basic Rope Kit offers four lengths of 6mm DeGiotto Hemp Rope -- two 30' lengths for larger pieces like a basic TK or harness, and two 15' lengths for cuffs or add-on pieces. This is enough rope to get most beginners started with basic floorwork and bedroom play, without being 'too much'. Each kit includes a pair of DeGiotto safety shears to make sure you play safe right from the start.
Need a book to learn from? Our most recommended rope title is Lee Harrington's Shibari You Can Use. In Mir's words, "This isn't the first bondage book I bought. But it was the first one that actually got me tying." With words and pictures every single step of the way, this book will have a complete novice learning their first ties within an afternoon. The follow-up book More Shibari You Can Use not only includes additional ties but has excellent background information on building rope scenes, selecting and caring for your rope and accessories, and more!
We carry DeGiotto rope and several shibari books in the store, or you can order online and have them shipped right to your doorstep -- or that of a friend.
Happy holidays -
This would make the perfect book for the crafty person in your life, or to achieve your own New Year's resolution to make your own gear. (We joke around that this is the book that will pay for itself, and if you make even one toy out of here, it's true!)
You can find the Artisan Book of Fetishcraft on our bookshelves, or use this link to buy a copy from our online boutique and have it delivered straight to your doorstep!
WickedMir is a rope nerd, bibliophile, coffee roaster and a proud Wicked Grounds owner.