The next time you need a third hand to hold your coffee cup while you dig around in your bag for something, just stick it to a streetlight with this ingenious hack.
A fabulously creative New York City blogger who goes by the name "AP" is all about devising clever ways to eat outdoors with flair. She's come up with ways to turn a lunchbox into a plate and a fire hydrant into a table, but we really dig her magnetic coffee cup holder.
It started out as an attempt to create a plastic, magnetised cup holder that would let you stick your cup to the nearest available metal surface. AP came up with a prototype, then had a thought:
After I made this I realised that it made a lot of sense to just work with a form that we are already really comfortable with: the Coffee Cozy. Why not just embed magnets into one of those?
You can easily make your own version of this by snagging reusable coffee sleeves online, or making your own. Attach a couple of strong magnets, and you're good to go.
Check out AP's blog, Pop Up Lunch, to see some of the other modern day picnicking ideas she has up her sleeve, like this awesome hook that hangs your drink and your lunchbag from a fence or post.
Of course, these ideas work best if you're out and about at lunch time. Lots of us end up eating at our desks or in the car, so let's get some lunch hacks together for people who aren't eating outside. Share your tips in the comments.