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.
When stoned, pizza tastes even more amazing. Cooking on a pizza stone makes your crust crispy locking in flavor. This model from Emily Henry is a Housewares Design Awards Finalist, meaning it’s really good. It bakes evenly and looks pro when you pull it from the oven. It even works on the gas grill for outdoor pizza parties.
As we get older do we really get wiser or do we just get better at managing paranoia? While you ponder the thought, check out this set of water leak alarms. They’re easy to use: no buttons, no programming, no wires & no batteries. Just place the little alarm in any potential flood zone: under sinks, behind the washer or water heater, in the basement. If just a small amount of water touches the leak detector, a loud alarm will alert you. Built-in battery lasts three years. Rest easy old fella.
Part of their Rescued & Reused series, the craftsmen at Railyard Studios upcycle old railroad junk into functional objets d’art. Their wine rack is made from a railroad tie dated 1925, 16 pieces of rail from the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company circa 1908; and it stands on feet made from two switch plate cuffs. The piece is warmly finished with a Golden Oak stain and poly sealer. Oh yes, it’s American made.
What was once lost at sea, finally comes home to port. South African furniture designer, Nic Kruger, makes custom furniture from shipwreck materials. Timber, metal and various structural parts dredged up from the ocean floor are reworked in Kruger’s shop to create incredibly rich and textured pieces. Worn, rusty, bent and beat, these materials make gorgeous furniture that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Encourage your inner control freak. Control your bowl of cereal & prevent sogginess. Use the Obol to split your morning cereal in two. One side gets the milk, the other side gets the cereal. Now, you can wield ultimate power over your breakfast. If anyone dares to make a wisecrack about your unique bowl, remind them you reign supreme, never to be victimized by soggy Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Ever.
If you thought Batman was just an obsession for American nerds, you’re wrong. Renowned Latvian artist, architect & designer, Stanislav Katz, has created a Bat mirror reflecting the Caped Crusaders global influence. This large, Neo-Rococo design is cast in plaster and available in white, gold and black. Gaze into the glass and see what happens.
You won’t be able to dip behind your Desk Dumpster to take a leak. But other than that, this miniature replica is real in every detail. Made of 14 gauge steel and tagged up with candy-paint graffiti, this functional desktop storage fits 8.5 X 11-inch items and any other smaller junk you want to toss in there.
If you just caught yourself thinking “cool knife holder,” you need a little more excitement in your life. But, that doesn’t mean you might not also need a handy knife rack for your kitchen. Using the power of rare earth magnets, this handmade knife holder will keep 6 of your sharpest blades within reach. It’s also hygienic and made from eco-friendly MDF. The “excitement in your life” comment was a cheap shot … sorry. Please put the knife down. Please.