Recycling glass bottles is something we should all be doing but cutting them and reusing them is more fun. The Kinkajou is a crafty bottle-cutting tool that lets you turn your empty wine and beer bottles into drinking glasses and vases. The Kinkajou is currently in the funding stage on Kickstarter where a $50 pledge will get you the Kinkajou cutter and a finishing kit.
This wallet is pretty edgy. First off, it opens from the top. Secondly, it’s blaq. Which is a more Scandinavian form of black. Surprisingly, this and all Jaqet leather products are actually handmade right here in Qalifornia.
If you’re a fan of classic materials like vegetable-tanned leather and 100% wool felt, this Italian-made carry on from Hard Graft might cause a lump in your lederhosen. It is completely handcrafted and features an adjustable shoulder strap with a felt-lined interior.
The Microsoft Surface tablet comes with a kickstand but that’s no reason to buy one. Not when you can turn your iPad Smart Cover into the Smarter Stand. It’s a pair of little snap-on clips designed to give you more angle options for viewing your iPad. Much smarter than the Surface and only 11 bucks.
This hand built, pinewood cooler is more of a gentleman’s beer tote. Better suited for the afternoon BBQ with the lady than the marathon tailgate. After all, it only fits a sixer.
If you happen to have kids, this Bill Murray-inspired coloring book isn’t for them. It’s for certain adults who love indie films and offbeat illustration. Comprised of art depicting Murray in his myriad of roles, Thrill Murray features the art of over two dozen illustrators who love Bill Murray just as much as you. Now go sharpen your crayons. Available August 13.
Pulling a string to get in the box? Um, yeah. This tape has a small string running down the center. You pull the string to separate the tape in half. And just like that, you’re in the box.
If it feels like you live in your car, do yourself a favor and install a fridge. The Basecamp Portable fridge and freezer plugs into your car’s accessory socket providing a cool 42-quart capacity for your next meal in the driver’s seat, campout, or even a road soda. When you reach your destination, simply plug it into a regular socket to keep things cool.
At just 3 oz., the incredibly packable PackBack is a great back-up bag for travel. Just throw it in your luggage. It’s also big enough to carry everything you need for a day hike or a quick run to the market.
Your 40-ounce of Olde English malt liquor and bottles of Wild Irish Rose won’t fit in these Hobo Tin Can Beer Holders, but regular 12-ounce beers will. They’re made of upcycled materials and available with a hand-stamped name plaque so the other hobos won’t try to swoop on your drink.