COOL IT: Let’s raise a glass to Andrew Hellman, scotch aficionado and the mind behind these genius little Whiskey Stones. Tired of diluting his liquid gold with traditional ice cubes, Hellman’s light bulb moment came courtesy of natural soapstone. Not only do these American-milled stones maintain their cool for long periods of time, but their soft composition won’t scratch your crystal. Simply chill the set, then rest in your favorite beverage for five minutes before enjoying a pure, perfectly cooled sip. Ahhhh. Here’s to necessity, the mother of invention. GET IT: Whiskey Stones (set of 9), $19.50. Available online from Uncommon Goods.