Urban Light Factory is a small German company that specializes in rescuing & repurposing vintage car and motorcycle parts by turning them into elegant, handmade desk and floor lamps. Each lamp comes with a history sheet telling you about the vehicle where the lamp started its life.
These Vermont-made, wood-scented soy wax candles from farmhouse pottery bring the freshness of the great outdoors inside. Cedar, oak, maple, birch, fir, and pine scents are available, poured into vintage, reclaimed glass & featuring recycled letterpress packaging.
These decorative magnetic boards are made from actual driftwood. They’re found at random on the world’s beaches, stamped with their location coordinates, and then fitted with magnets to magically hold stuff like your keys or tools.
Mate is a wall hanging chess board that will put your strategy on display. Part wall art yet fully functional, it’s designed and built in Michigan and offered in a wide array of custom colors. The game pieces are laser-cut from Baltic birch ply. Checker pieces are also available. Measures 18.5″ wide by 23.5″ tall by 2.25″ deep. A fully funded Kickstarter project.
A fantasy nerd named Stentor Danielson, who is also a geographer based in Pittsburgh, applies J.R.R. Tolkien’s whimsical mapping style to turn American cities into fantasy lands of castles and dragons. Maps are 18” X 24” printed on heavy gloss paper.
You’ll come up with all types of uses for these stackable stainless steel boxes from Snow Peak. At home or at camp, the split-bottom design allows you to carry 44-lbs. of cargo and then split them open & stack ’em up for easy access to what’s inside. The handles are made of bamboo and the stoppers for stacking are made of rubber.
Benjamin Moore, who has been supplying paint to Fenway Park for over a decade has just created a limited-edition collection of Red Sox-inspired paint, including “Boston Red,” “Baseline White,” “Foul Pole Yellow,” and, of course, “Green Monster.” Boston fans also proposed a “Yankees Suck Blue” but the color didn’t make it past the first focus group.
Are you a Star Wars fan or fanatic? Handmade in Nepal using hand-knotted wool and bamboo, this 6′ X 6′ Death Star rug from Toronto-based rugmaker Totem, is not just ultra-cool, it’s also ultra-limited. Only 5 were produced. Would you?
Laser cut from veneers of Baltic birch, these bathymetric charts display the contours of the land beneath the sea in colorful relief. Charts of the Hawaiian Islands, Great Lakes, and major ports of the eastern seaboard are all available.