Brendan Ravenhill grew up in Cote d'Ivoire and spent summers in coastal Maine, where he fell in love with the functional beauty of working tools and wooden boats. He first studied sculpture, then wooden boat building, then industrial design, and moved to Los Angeles to set up his design studio. He designed the Bent-Nail Bottle Opener for Areaware in 2009. His idea was to create an opener of great simplicity and surprising function, whose wooden handle would take on a patina as it's used to open bottles over time. A single bent nail embedded in an ergonomic wooden handle functions as a lever to pry open your beverage. Magnets are inlaid on both sides. One catches the removed bottle cap, and the other holds the opener on your fridge when not in use.