Mate is a wall hanging chess board that will put your strategy on display. Part wall art yet fully functional, it’s designed and built in Michigan and offered in a wide array of custom colors. The game pieces are laser-cut from Baltic birch ply. Checker pieces are also available. Measures 18.5″ wide by 23.5″ tall by 2.25″ deep. A fully funded Kickstarter project.
World’s smartest coffee maker. It uses an App and the internet to brew the perfect barista-quality cup from over 100,000 possible recipes on the Arist cloud platform while you lay there in bed just fiddling with your phone. Another fully funded Kickstarter campaign.
Vintage Industrial is their name as well as what they specialize in. Their Hure Tables are made using re-purposed 19th century machine bases as the foundation of an adjustable-height table offered in a variety of sizes and styles.
Leeo is an alarm for your alarms, a $99 plug-and-play accessory that will listen for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, alerting you and your emergency contacts if something goes wrong when you’re away from the house. It connects to your home WiFi, through an iPhone or Android app and also functions as a night light with adjustable brightness and the ability to set one of 16 million colors.
Leftovers and stored food will last longer when the air is removed from the container. And the new Evak line from Prepara makes that possible without some weird plug-in contraption, pumps or valves. They are simple compression containers with lids that forces out air as you press them down. Available in a variety of sizes.
Very Dyson. The Humidifier kills 99% of airborne bacteria using UV cleanse technology and creates a clean, humidified draft that will quickly improve the air quality in a 16 sq. meter room. It works by drawing air through inlets in its base and over a thermostat and humidistat which accurately monitor the room’s temperature. It is also the first humidifier to be awarded the ‘quiet mark’ by the Noise Abatement Society.
Artist Hilla Shamia creates her cast aluminum and wood furnishings through a process that involves pouring molten aluminum directly onto the wood, letting it burn and seep deep into the woodgrain, creating a fresh look that blends the natural and the industrial.
A fantasy nerd named Stentor Danielson, who is also a geographer based in Pittsburgh, applies J.R.R. Tolkien’s whimsical mapping style to turn American cities into fantasy lands of castles and dragons. Maps are 18” X 24” printed on heavy gloss paper.
The latest addition to the never-ending profusion of totally righteous The Big Lebowski licensed products comes in the form of an old school, full-sized pinball game. Designed by Dutch Pinball, it features video clips & audio samples from the movie as well as a sub playfield that’s a replica Brunswick bowling alley.