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.
The Ball Claw sounds like some draconian tool the LAPD has developed to capture skateboard kids but luckily it’s nothing of the sort. It’s actually just a clever device to keep your basketball, football, and soccer balls organized and off the floor. You can also use it to stylishly display autographed or special game balls in your home.
This product is designed for tenderizing meat and that’s a good thing because real brass knuckles are outlawed in all 50 states. Fathers of teenage daughters, you probably already know this but the Knuckle Pounder could be your loophole for keeping those slimy senior boys at bay. Just answer the door with this on and he’ll know exactly where he stands.
If you’re a real wine expert you’ll be able to guess the winery this oak barrel stave chair comes from just by the tint of the burgundy highlights in the finish. Or you could cheat by looking under the seat where the winery’s name is branded. The chairs fold up flat and work great for indoor or outdoor use, where their natural oil finish will stand up to the elements. They also make a bench model for you cuddlers.
Luke’s Lamps feature industrial, shop-built styling, like some weirdness out of a Tim Burton movie. We think that’s a good thing. Made with Edison-style bulbs and repurposed industrial materials, they’re truly unique. Lots of different styles, all handmade by an actual human in the good ole USA.