You actually can make it rain. The Tempescope is a weather simulator that uses a water pump, mist diffuser and an Arduino microcomputer to create rain, clouds, and simulated lighting in an enclosed desktop display. The action inside is based on your actual weather forecast outside the next day.
For the true fan. Ballpark Diamonds are heirloom-quality, laser-cut relief sculptures of your favorite baseball stadium. Choose from Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, Busch, AT&T Park, and more. Made of oak veneers, they’re roughly 9X9 inches and come ready to hang on the wall. A funded Kickstarter.
Since 1917, The U.S. Navy has relied on the accuracy and durability of The Chelsea Deck Clock to synchronize its fleets. Now this same clock has been made exclusively for Best Made by Boston’s Chelsea Clock Company. It features a hinged bezel for access to the winding arbor for the clock’s weekly winding.
Magnets are what makes the Flyte light levitate. It requires no batteries; instead it is powered by induction. The design features an Edison-style bulb using bright, energy efficient LEDs, and a wooden base made of sustainably-sourced oak, ash, or walnut.
If you “used to skate” or commute on an electric longboard now that you’re almost grown-up, you’ll appreciate the fun-ction of this skateboard bench from Swenyo. It’s made with an actual maple skate deck (or use your own) that measures 8.7” X 30” & features metal hairpin legs that mount in the board’s hardware pattern.
Map enthusiast & researcher Michael Pecirno has created a series of unique one-subject maps of America using data from the USDA, Google, & satellites to highlight resources such as forests, farmlands, & water into maps that give fresh context to the way see the U.S.A. They also do a great job of covering blank wall space.
Romanian artist Octavian Mielu has created a unique collection of superhero prints featuring all the comic book kings: Spidey, Bat Man, The Hulk, Iron Man, & more. What makes Mielu’s work stand out is his technique—the superheroes appear to be made of nothing more than wisps of smoke.
Artist Julian Rentzsch is surely a film buff. She created this collection of unique, multi-image portraits of famed Hollywood directors. The collection of hand-numbered, black-ink 40 X 50 fine art Giclée prints currently includes Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, & David Lynch with more directors on the way.
Artist Jenni Sparks teamed up with Evermade to create this series of intricate hand-drawn city maps. They feature attractions & landmarks of all types—they’re colorful, humorous, and also quite accurate. Choose Berlin, Paris, New York, San Francisco, or London.
You would stop & stare at these bikes on the wall. The latest from the Filmography Series is the Motorcycles poster, a 24” X 36” archival print featuring 79 intricately detailed hand-illustrations of the most iconic motorbikes from film & TV. The choppers from Easy Rider, the Kawasaki from Top Gun, Prince’s Honda from the Purple Rain video, and so on.