If you grew up on baseball cards you know Topps were tops. Now they’ve created archival prints of over 1000 classic ALB & NLB baseball cards. And if you’ve always dreamed of getting a poster-size print of your 1977 Rollie Fingers card, your dream just came true.
With bold colors and clean graphics, these minimalist prints from designer S. Preston Chuhon are able to somewhat downplay the corporate branding of your favorite sports stadiums. The ones for Fenway Park, Kauffman Stadium and Yankee stadium, are home runs though & won’t look at all like an ad hanging on your wall. But maybe you want that. If so, check out the one for U.S. Cellular Field.
This anodized aluminum, wall-mounted, Donkey Kong-inspired Nespresso coffee pod display unit will make brewing your morning cup of instant coffee a lot more entertaining. And before you send your spent Nespresso Pods to the purgatory of the landfill for the next 1000 years, remember that at certain retailers, Pods are actually collected for recycling.
A burr puzzle is an interlocking puzzle consisting of notched sticks that combine to make a symmetrical, 3-D unit. They are the inspiration for Praktrik’s hardwood furnishings. Their table kits let you do the assembly but use no nails, screws, glue or other fasteners; they just slide and lock together. Super easy to set-up, take-down, & move.
It’s easy to feel like half the man you used to be when you’re wearing an apron & properly pronouncing endive. One possible antidote to Kitchen Emasculation would be to get your dishpan hands on this set of Samurai sword knives. The set of 4 includes a bread, utility, & paring knife as well as a chef’s meat carver. Chop Chop!
Ever dreamed of turning your iPhone into a meat thermometer? No, not the start of a joke. An actual product. Range Smart thermometers plug into your phone & not only monitor the precise temp of whatever you’re cooking but it also creates graphs and charts you can use to perfect your recipes. Of course if you’re a microwave-only chef, as many of us are, you will not need this.
These high-impact graphic prints featuring a colorful, Swiss modernist design style have absolutely nothing to do with the punk rock bands & shows they’ve taken as their subject matter. But let’s face it, no self-respecting, middle-aged former teen punker is going to hang an actual show flier on the gallery-like wall of their midtown loft. These, you could. And they come ready-to-frame in a book by designer Mike Joyce featuring 200 posters.
You’re already late to the stand-up desk craze currently sweeping our cubicle nation but this convertible sit or stand desk will get you on trend instantly & let you sit back down when you’re over it. A dry erase surface coupled with push-button electronic adjustment for easily switching up your position, it’s also designed to accommodate your treadmill in case you wanna jog while pretending to work.
In addition to exposing generations of American boys to the particulars of female anatomy, the National Geographic Society has been using photography to inspire concern for the planet since 1888. They’re now pulling 125 of their most iconic images & offering them up for auction. Proceeds of these sales will go back into NatGeo’s efforts to preserve their vast image archive.
For many of us, a phone & the palm of our hand are all the desk we need but for those with more European tendencies, this clever, railing-mounted balcony desk is a great alternative. It’s made of lightweight, recyclable plastic with enough space for your laptop, water bottle, & other “working from home” essentials. Like a wineglass. Or a race program.