The octagonal-shaped, cast aluminum Italian espresso maker called the “Moka,” is a ubiquitous piece of design and an enduring symbol for Made In Italy. This new variation on the theme, by artist/architect Alessandro Mendini, is a softer, yet equally stunning version of the classic.
You’ll never have a bad bounce or a droopy net with this ping pong table. Made of concrete, this sculptural, nuclear bombproof platform will last for like … ever. The net is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The Henge brand works with cities to place these tables in public parks. If you’re near Tompkin’s Square Park in NYC, you can test the fresh tables they just installed.
Most gnomes are pretty lame. They just stand there smiling innocently at the flowers. This guy—a weatherproof, breakproof plastic garden decoration—is an exceptional gnome. He knows he’s creepy and he doesn’t give a f#@k. He’s like, “Take a picture b@#tch, it’ll last longer …”
The ultimate war game now played with bullets. This handmade chess set is crafted from spent .233 bullet casings. One side uses brass, the other side uses metal and the board is made from a single slab of red oak. Each piece has been hand-shaped: cut, curled and burnt for a truly unique game set. If your chess games get heated, don’t worry, these bullets won’t shoot.
This may be the only way you’ll get Batman art up on the walls in your house. LA-based KULT Studios is producing gallery quality prints from icons of pop culture like Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and DC Comics. View and shop for artwork online as KULT’s unique and limited edition collections expand to include rare, vintage rock-n-roll, classic movie, and fine art offerings.
You might wonder why people are perfectly willing to pay so much for a Herman Miller chair … but then, you sit in one. If the bulk of your waking life is spent at a desk, staring into your computer, Herman Miller’s got your back. Literally. The SAYL has all the ergonomic features and progressive design you’d expect, but this model is lighter, less costly, and its construction is 93% recyclable.
If you follow F-1 racing, you know the season kicked off last week in Australia. Right now they’re racing in China, and next week it’s Turkey. For this global series, Artist PJ Tierney has designed a series of high impact graphic posters for each stop on the tour. These are A2 size, high-quality digital prints hand-signed by the artist. Going fast.
Whether you’re hanging a rare classic frame for display or getting your daily driver off the living room floor, your bike will look sweet perched upon this custom, made-to-order, birch veneer bike rack from Made In Brooklyn Design. The man behind every MIB creation is former pro BMXer turned artisan, Jeff Mayer, so yeah, it’s legit.
One good idea is all it takes. And it looks like the dudes at Swivel Storage have a good one. Instead of traditional drawers, the Swivel drawers swing open from a single hinge on the side, so you never have to dig around in the back of a drawer again. Made of heavy-duty 14-gauge steel these toolboxes are burly, featuring a 1/4-inch thick steel bench top, easy lock/unlock casters & anti-skid drawer mats.
Normally we don’t think of an old-fashioned wind-up alarm clock as a wireless device, but it is. And that’s just one reason to like it: it’s one less household appliance sucking power off the grid. Handmade in Canada, this richly-grained walnut clock is much more attractive than the plastic radio-clock on your nightstand. The craftsmen at Off Cut Studios also make this model in cherry, maple & white oak.