Somewhere on this planet, old-fashioned board games are apparently popular enough to warrant the creation of things like this: solid wood tables that transform from finely-crafted furniture to gaming tables featuring special drawers, flip-down desks & player stations designed specifically for playing Scrabble, D&D, Parcheesi or whatever.
Whipping up your own homemade pasta is risky, unless you happen to have a machine like this that turns the process from super-difficult and messy to idiot-proof. Add the ingredients, push a button, & walk away. You are now a skilled Italian chef of the highest order. Remember to hide the machine back in the cupboard before your dinner guests arrive.
Modern and minimalist, this outdoor kitchen was designed & built in Estonia using an aluminum frame that features a durable, weatherproof, powder-coat finish. The modular design allow you to choose & create your own configuration of a worktop, charcoal grill, and sink as well as an optional firewood rack for a complete backyard cook, chill & grill station.
Are you a Star Wars fan or fanatic? Handmade in Nepal using hand-knotted wool and bamboo, this 6′ X 6′ Death Star rug from Toronto-based rugmaker Totem, is not just ultra-cool, it’s also ultra-limited. Only 5 were produced. Would you?
Like most smart locks out there, the Genie allows you to use your smartphone to open the door with wi-fi, Bluetooth or a combination of both so you can open it remotely or hands-free as you walk up. You can also give others permission to open it in your absence. The real magic of the Genie however, is battery life. While most others last about a month between charges, this one promises 1 full year of service before it needs a recharge.
A British rocket scientist designed this collection of fast-looking & ultra-efficient cookware. Like jet-engine turbines, the Flare Line pots & pans have integrated fins that waste less heat & time, accelerating cooking times by up to 44%.
A giant, 3-person hammock would be the ideal way to spend some quality family chill time in the backyard or just spread way out by yourself and catch some Zzzz’s. Ripstop nylon construction & available in 4 colors.
The EcoDrain recycles the hot water that goes down the drain in your shower and reuses it to heat the incoming cold water & thus saves energy. What makes this drain heat exchanger different than others is the horizontal design that makes it easy to install directly under the shower & your bathroom floor to catch the used water at its hottest.
Handmade in Texas, the Chimney Box is an outdoor fireplace that’s built to last. Constructed using heavy gauge steel, its triangular teepee-shaped design reflects heat better and makes it easier to light & clean out than a chiminea or firebowl. Integrated wheels & a cool-touch handle make it easy to move when the wind changes direction.
Portland, Oregon’s Tanner Goods makes honest & functional leather products. The Nokori Folding Chair is a fine example. Combining hand-rubbed mahogany and thick, sturdy Chromoexcel leather, this chair is both good looking and super comfortable. Available in 3 shades: Chicago tan, Rich Moc, and black. via