The only thing worse than scooping up a steaming dog bomb with your little poop bag mitten is knowing it will hit the landfill in a plastic bag lasting for thousands of years. Not anymore. 100% biodegradable dog poop bags degrade as fast as an apple. They are also made in a wind-powered factory & come in recycled packaging. That smells much better doesn’t it?
Sharpie’s Liquid Pencil will go perfectly with that copy of 500 Impossible Sudoku Puzzles you got mom for her Bahamas cruise. If she screws up, it erases, just like a regular old pencil. But like dear old dad, there’s no lead left in this pencil anymore. Sharpie calls it “liquid graphite.”
This clever idea for packing tape could only have been shipped here from abroad. X-Tape is regular old tape printed with a photo-realistic image of metal hinges. Looks tough, right? Jeong-Min Lee & Hyoung-Min Park of Seoul, South Korea-based design collective, mmiinn, have devised a way to make something as mundane as shipping a package, cool & artsy. They’re expanding the line with even more designs as you read this.
The compass watch will not point you to magnetic North, but it does function using a single point of reference. Inspired by aviation instruments, this beefy timepiece from Swiss watchmaker, Bell & Ross, is unique. Two concentric rings – one for hours, the other for minutes – rotate around the single hand at the top of the dial. Sounds tricky, but it’s not. The BR 01-92 Compass is logical. It is also durable & stylish. That’s Swiss precision for you…
Expected release – October 2010
If you run through all your ammo wearing this thing – you’ll be in the hurt locker for sure. It holds 12 beers, each in its own easy-to-reach insulated holster. The next time you’re on patrol, keep yourself hydrated. Just remember to keep the safety on when you’re packing this much firepower.
Second only to toilet paper, there is no bigger waste of money than buying razorblades. Use one once, throw it in the trash. At twenty bucks for five blades…that’s…well, you do the math. Or…re-use a blade & hamburger your face off. Those are the options even with the best, most expensive and futuristic blades you can find. But now there’s a solution. Get 150 shaves out of one blade with the Razorpit.
The anchor light stands out for its commanding looks & enduring practicality. Brass sheet beats rust and even acid rain. A hand-made glass lens distributes light 360º. Heavy-cast handles fold down when not in use, but are available for hooking-up the lamp using a bracket, rope or tree branch. It functions on lamp oil, but is easily converted to electric. Its classic shape is handsome, sturdy and will last a lifetime.
Light enough to be towed by a Subaru Forester, the Cricket trailer is a car-camper’s dream. Actually, it’s the realized dream of NASA “space architect”, Garrett Finney, who wanted to make a light, comfortable camper for his family. With an airy pop-top and cool features like a stove & shower – it’s like your own little space shuttle.
Hand-forged in Wisconsin, these knives could be artifacts from an archaeology dig or period weaponry from a Viking movie. But that’s just because bladesmith & photographer, Scott A. Roush, makes his knives the old-fashioned way – they are handcrafted using traditional techniques and processes.
Don’t risk the drive home, ride your bike to the rave. Illuminated Cyglo tires will make your trip even safer. With LED bulbs embedded deep into the tread, the glowing lights add an element of safety to nighttime riding. Motion sensors in the tires turn the light on, so as soon as you’re pedaling, you have running lights. And even if you couldn’t care less about the safety aspect of the Cyglo tires, they look super cool, especially on the way home from the rave.