Bask in the warm glow of a backyard fire without feeling like you’re on a camping trip. Modfire’s outdoor fireplace has a sleek, modern form made of 14-gauge steel that won a Dwell Magazine design award. It comes in a rainbow of colors and can burn wood, propane, and natural gas.
If you still haven’t outgrown your childhood comic book heroes, these original art posters from graphic artist Greg Guillemin could cause an instantaneous pup tent in your Underoos. His artfully re-imagined minimalist designs celebrate all your super friends: Batman, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, The Hulk, Spidey—the whole crew.
Sometimes it seems like upcycled and repurposed materials are little more than marketing fluff to make ugly products appeal to your guilty-conscience consumerism. But now new stuff made from old stuff is starting to look quite nice. LA-based designer Stephen Kenn creates fine furnishings using repurposed military surplus materials. Perfect for the man room or bachelor’s den.
Only an aviation buff would know (or care) that this lamp is made using a vintage retention nut and piston off of a Cessna 182 Skylane airplane propeller. The rest of us will just think, wow, that looks like a nice desk lamp. And so shiny, too.
Oatmeal is for breakfast. Put some pop in your place with this (safe, non-toxic) graphic wallpaper. Bye, bye beige.
Finally someone else realized your time is much too valuable for menial crap like turning the dials on your home thermostats to regulate the heat. Nest Thermostat’s aren’t stupid, they learn what temp you like, when, and they keep it there, so you can get back to kicking the world’s ass with one less distraction. Neat fact: the founders of Nest were part of the original iPod development team at Apple.
It’s modeled after an old school draftsman’s stool. But this adjustable, distressed steel and wood model is a barstool, more for the draughtsman. Get it? Draught? Hey, you try to be clever about a stool and see what you come up with.
You’ve probably heard of steampunks and their crafty retro-Victorian movement; well, this could be an offshoot, we’ll call it junkpunk. Unless you have a better term for a desk lamp made out of a beer bottle, galvanized pipe and fittings.
Aside from a choppy, pixelated 8-bit walk down memory lane, what real uses are there for classic Nintendo game cartridges? How about turning them into bookends? Yeah, sure.
The artisans from Starling Ink are turning hubcaps from classic cars into functional, funky wall clocks that will look badass hanging on the wall of your man room or garage. They have hubcaps from all makes and models, maybe even your first car if you got your license back in the 70s.