Beaches, barbecues, Black Cats: all good ways to spend the 4th.
One more: picking up something from Oxgut, the Emeryville-based purveyor of home goods made with American heroes in mind.
Actual heroes. The firefighting kind.
Our favorite Independence Day-themed purchase: these red, white and blue door/floor mats that evoke Old Glory.
Pick up one of their hammocks while you’re at it — there’s no comfier way to guzzle backyard brews tomorrow.
Each piece — whether made from soft hose liner or super-sturdy retired fire hose — pays its own small tribute to the work of firemen who keep our homes safe.
And Oxgut donates a portion of the proceeds from every sale to The Children's Burn Foundation, a California organization devoted to preventing burns and helping kids suffering from them.
Looks good. Does good.
And well worth your attention this holiday weekend.