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.
The Art Of War by medieval Chinese militant, Sun Tzu, holds many secrets. And now, this classic text has been adapted into a futuristic graphic novel by Kelly Roman and artist Michael DeWeese for HarperCollins books. Sun Tzu’s warrior wisdom is delivered in dripping detail from DeWeese’s twisted artistry. The book’s limited edition, hand-signed prints are made in runs of only 200. In addition, twenty dollars of your purchase price is donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity for battle-wounded veterans.
Society and popular culture would like us to believe there’s really not much use for old nuts. But they’re just wrong. All it takes is one creative person willing to knock the dust off and play with them. In the right hands, old discarded nuts become the implements of artistry. Just look at these beautiful nuts and try to disagree. They’re beautiful, no?
Using a smart motion sensor, the Sensor Can may be the most advanced trash can you’ve ever seen. Instead of a mechanical pedal to stomp, this unit opens & closes totally touch-free. The can’s Smart Sense technology means it won’t open unexpectedly when you walk by nor will it slam shut while you’re in the middle of a task.
What to do with used wine corks? Renowned designer, Reza Feiz at Los Angeles-based Phase Design came up with a couple cool ideas. His Life After Corkage ottoman and stool recycle used wine corks into designer furnishings. Each piece keeps 2500 corks out of the landfill and gives them a new life in your home.