Butts are gross. Not the ones Sir-Mix-A-Lot sings about, the other ones, cigarette butts. But these aren’t the real, stinky kind. They’re just magnets, perfect for sticking pictures to your fridge. No carcinogens, no hacking cough, just a sorta sick novelty.
Lava lamp, pet rock, the leisure suit. Ah, the 70s. So much cultural capital was created and the funky echoes of the disco era still reverberate today. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be sharing this beanbag chair design with you. Unlike the pleather ones you grew up jumping into, this one is made from recycled coffee bags. Sit down, get comfortable.
You can trick them with this desk. Jam your crap into any and all of the drawers lining the perimeter of this five foot long desk-table and Bam! your workspace is clean. People might even think you’re organized. Beneath the translucent, matte-surface glass top your secret of sloppiness will be safe.
Most of the time you’re cooking for one or two, right? Save some gas, electricity—and time. With 9 menu functions & precise cooking elements, this little oven will keep you from burning your dinner, while using 30% less energy than the big oven. Plus it’s quick to preheat, meaning you’re eating dinner sooner.
We won’t even pretend to know how this thing works. Beneath its matte grey, industrial finish, it’s a Swiss clock. Designed by French ID guy, Julien Ado, and Paris design house, Illi, the articulating square tiles of the clock beat like a heart, counting the seconds. Actual time is revealed by voice command.
America’s industrial heritage is a design focal point right now—from fashions to furnishings. This table looks like it was dragged out of some abandoned Detroit factory, but it wasn’t. Using chunky, 2-inch thick salvaged American white oak planks for the top and heavy metal frame legs, it’s brand new & built to last.
This hand-forged, German kitchen knife looks like it survived a nuclear blast or was dredged up from a shipwreck, but clearly the blade’s finish is perfectly precise. Hammered into shape from one molten chunk of steel, this knife has been stripped of all but the essentials. The maker’s mark is a grasshopper, a symbol of the Luneburg Black Forge.
A movie poster featuring bold design should make an impact in any language. Even Polish, where the letters C, Z, and W, tend to dominate. Is that a Polish joke? These poster designs were all created by contemporary Polish artists and measure 27 X 39 inches.
Like most guys, you’re pretty serious about your tools. You need the right one for the job, no matter what you’re working on. And if the project happens to be a gourmet meal, Stelton’s Pure Black knife collection is what you need. They’re sculpted from a single slab of stainless steel and treated to stay sharp enough to lop off a digit in one quick slice. They also feature a hygienic coating for easy cleaning if you do happen to lose a finger.
Sitting on the couch with your laptop on your lap is not really a home office. Here’s a great first step to getting more out of “working from home.” This wood and formica table-desk is designed for you. An ample workspace, the desktop has a secret compartment that flips open to reveal space for your peripherals, cables and other random junk. When you’re done, just throw your stuff in the cubby, close the top & voilá, office hours are over.