Michael Jordan’s massive 56,000 sq. ft. mansion in the Chicago suburbs has been sitting on the market for a year with a $29 million pricetag & no buyer, so now the baller’s sprawling compound is up for auction with no minimum price. It’s got a regulation NBA court, 15 garage spaces, a pool, fountains, a golf course and so on.
Instead of sending these old helicopter parts to the smelter, they’re being upcycled by a German designer into one-of-a-kind stools that retain their vintage, battle-worn patina and original markings.
As soon as you wake up your first impulse is to reach for the phone. That fact won’t be quite as sad when your phone is capable of putting on the hot water for coffee. And when you have an iKettle synced up, that’s what it’ll do.
For the one day each year that you actually help make the meal, keep in mind you can easily avoid those hens crowding the kitchen on Turkey Day by plugging this 2.5 gallon rotisserie fryer/steamer into the wall in your man-cave, garage, basement, anywhere you can get a glimpse of the game or get away from all that annoying family-time small talk.
This is not your average foosball table. Not at all. It’s made with reclaimed wood and industrial metal parts salvaged from historical buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The look is antique but the handmade design is all brand new.
Upon its release, the Nest Thermostat changed the world—just go with it—and now their new smoke/carbon monoxide alarm is poised to do it again. It’s not gonna blast off an annoying false alarm every time you burn the toast. If it does, just wave to it & it’ll shut up.
Surfer and furniture designer Lawrence O’Toole makes these tables using surfboards that he finds at the dump near his home in Kauai. He rips the old boards apart, reshapes, colors, and re-glasses them; transforming the would-be landfill junk into sleek, stylish tables that will look great in your home or out by the pool. via
Backyard pizza making is a big deal these days. If you’re ready to give it a try, the Forno Ciao is great place to start. It’s an Italian-made, outdoor wood-fired oven that heats up to cooking temp in 10 minutes & can turn out up to 30 pizzas an hour.
It probably smells more like mold & mildew than teen spirit but the childhood home of Kurt Cobain is currently for sale near Seattle. It was last assessed at $67,000 with dingy carpet and water-stained shingles, so it’s a dump really, but considering the fame of its decade-dead former occupant, it’s going for a half a million.
When those rolling blackouts start hitting and knock out power to your home and ISP, you’ll be glad you’ve got this Charles Fazzino-designed, limited-edition, oversized, wood-encased 3D Monopoly game in the closet. It’ll keep the family entertained while you drive around town hunting for a cell signal.