Taipei-based 22 Studio specializes in the creative application of concrete and steel. The Contour Rollerball Pen is a unique, high-quality writing utensil constructed of high-density concrete and stainless steel.
Halo is a smart smoke detector that warns you of smoke, fire, & CO2 levels, plus it provides alerts for natural disaster warnings like earthquakes & tornadoes – even when the internet & TV are out. The Halo backup battery lasts 7 days in the event of a power outage.
Nike’s offshoot Jordan brand just introduced the Flight Runner Golf shoe, bringing the look of a Freesole-inspired Nike runner to the country club green. The shoe features a mesh upper and Flywire lacing for lightweight comfort but also provides the proven grip & stability of Tri-Lock soft spikes.
Made for hot or cold drinks, the design of the Haori Cup brings together two traditional Japanese crafts. The cup is made of Japanese clay, the key ingredient in Hasamiyaki porcelain and wrapped with a bentwood cedar sleeve through a process called Hakata Magemono. The result is a simple, elegant & stackable vessel for your drinks.
The amphibious vehicles from England’s Gibbs Amphitrucks switch from freeway to off-roader to river-runner with the push of a button. The Humdinga model travels at highway speeds & does over 30MPH on water with room for 7. The larger twin-diesel Phibian model can carry up to 15 people & can be set-up with a custom cargo configuration.
Bridging the gap between the entry-level Hero & the higher-end Hero4 Silver, GoPro has just released the Hero+LCD. It features a built-in touchscreen and shoots 1080p 60fps like the Silver but with a burst rate of 5FPS and it shoots 8MP stills. It also offers wi-fi & bluetooth, which the entry level Hero does not.
This handmade 3-legged stool from Denmark’s Sika-Design is made of Suar wood; a fast-growing sustainable tropical wood used for the strength & good looks of its interlocking grain. Designed for use indoors or out.
The Camp Knife from Long Island-based Surname features handles made with reclaimed Ipé wood from the Coney Island boardwalk after Hurricane Sandy. It is artfully inlaid with bright maple. Cook a dog over the open campfire, stab it with your knife & raise that weiner in symbolic salute of a bygone New York landmark.
If you always wanted to fly a fighter jet but couldn’t find one on Craigslist, Air Combat USA can help. They offer tours that put you in the cockpit of a Marchetti SF260 fighter jet for an afternoon of aerial combat. Instructor pilots back you up as you pull gut-twisting G-forces & acrobatic maneuvers. Cameras mounted to the plane catch your flight from multiple angles for the souvenir video. Locations nationwide.
Designed in Sweden, Pixelkabinett 42 brings 80 vintage video games into your home hidden in a spouse-approved Ash wood & American walnut pop-top cabinet. Play Space Invaders, Centipede, Asteroids and 77 other games in style and customize your configuration to suit your favorite game titles. Only 50 of these game consoles will be made.