Anyone can walk into a pet store and come out with an aquarium filled with freaky fishes, but are you just “anyone”? Obviously not. For you, something exotic, like a jellyfish tank seems more apropos. And you can’t just walk out of the store with it. You order the tank and set it up, then return to the brand’s website with your jellyfish voucher and they send you one large and two small Moon Jellyfish via overnight express. Who else has one of these?
This lamp is the bomb. Sorry, had to say it. Does anyone still use that phrase? The Blitz Bomb lamp is made from a WWII-era surplus MK23 bombshell. The teardrop-shaped bomb is polished to a shine then sealed against rust and features a classic cloth wrapped cord. Without a shade, the lamp stands just over 10-inches tall and will not explode.
A little discretion goes a long way for the drinking man. Take this Amish style end table for example. What mother-in-law would guess that beneath its smooth wooden exterior is a beer fridge big enough to get you and a couple of your buds through a bowl game? No need to get up and go to the fridge during sudden death overtime, just open the Mantable. Comes in the three finishes: tobacco, espresso, and black to blend with any décor.
This retractable plug-in power supply is designed to work in places where liquid might spill, splash or spurt. Like in the kitchen or next to your computer late at night. The catch is that it’s only protected from spills when it’s closed. When it’s not in its hole, be careful.
No, this is not some sort of bizarre fitness device, it’s just a stool made from steel and upcycled bike parts. You just sit on it. Maybe you talk about cycling while you sit there, but that’s it.
What do you, Hunter Thompson, The Big Lebowski, and Ernest Hemingway have in common? You all like a good drink. Hang one of these icons on your wall and drink among good company for a change. Original, high quality prints of these and scores of other superstars are available from artist Jeff Mitchell. Have a look.
In the past few years pellet stoves for home heating have revolutionized the way people keep warm by burning renewables. They’re more efficient and totally sustainable. Now the Oorja stove has been developed and could spark a similar revolution. These smoke-free, biomass burning pellet stoves, developed in India for people who can’t access clean energy, can cook a meal for five using barely a fraction of the resources LP gas or wood use. They’re currently being used in homes and restaurants all over India, where they’ve proven to be nothing short of amazing.
Award-winning London-based designer Jake Phipps launched his furniture-making career with this design. It’s called the Isis folding chair and folds flat to an incredibly slim 3cm. Like all of Phipps’ designs, the Isis combines inventive design with superb function which means that this is no museum piece, it’s made for sitting in.
No chimney, no problem. Pureflame wall-mount fireplaces can be used in any room in your home because unlike normal ones, they burn clean, renewable ethanol biofuel and don’t require permanent, vented installation. Pureflame requires no clean up, produces no soot, basically it produces none of the annoying things we associate with a fireplace but it does produce the things we really want: heat and the warm glow of a fire.
Wes Anderson’s films always feature unforgettable characters. Maybe it’s because he collaborates with Hollywood’s most talented actors or maybe it’s because his characters are flawed and fallible just like real people. Either way, his movies are inspirational. Case in point, these illustrations from Spanish illustrator and Etsy shop owner Jordi. He’s created a whole array of Anderson’s people and he wants you to hang them on your wall.