What to do with used wine corks? Renowned designer, Reza Feiz at Los Angeles-based Phase Design came up with a couple cool ideas. His Life After Corkage ottoman and stool recycle used wine corks into designer furnishings. Each piece keeps 2500 corks out of the landfill and gives them a new life in your home.
Yard work gathers mountains of leaves and mower clippings that you really ought to be composting. Make it easy on yourself (and your helpers) with Dsolv compostable yard waste bags. Fill these 45-gallon mesh bags with yard waste and throw ‘em on the compost heap. Made of a vegetable-based polymer, the bags will break down quickly on their own.
It’s a party on wheels. This rolling grill and cooler system is perfectly portable. With 7-inch rubber tires you can take it on off-road adventures like beach barbecues and camping. The compact gas grill features Char-Broil’s Infrared technology for higher, more consistent grill temps resulting in juicier steaks, burgers and brats. Beneath the grill are two detachable, 30-quart coolers for your sport-sodas. Pack it up & roll out.
An impressive list of innovative contemporary artists jumped at the chance to work on this retro 3D art book with renowned designer/artist, Tristan Eaton. Over 100 pieces from artists as various as Shepard Fairey, Eric White, Tokidoki, Ron English, Claw Money and others are rendered in classic 3D style. The book includes a pair of blue & red glasses and features a historical account on the history of this 50s-era form by cultural critic, Carlo McCormick.
A GPS-based tracking device? Think of the Garmin GTU-10 as a house arrest anklet, like all the celebs are wearing, only easier to remove. Combining GPS-technology with a web-based tracking system, you can simply log in and pinpoint the location of your tracking beacon. Find your late-for-dinner kid in the neighbor’s tree fort or your runaway dog on the other side of town. Also works well for the insanely jealous spouse.
The progressive, award-winning designs of Australian artist, Adam Cornish straddle the line between fine art and furniture. His wooden hammock is constructed from one piece of plantation-grown plywood modeled after the human spine providing perfect posture in the prone position.
You’re a man cooking meat over an open flame; get the right tools for the job. Do you really need titanium or Scandinavian design to make your steak just right? Didn’t think so. Try this forged, hand-hammered steel BBQ tool set: each spatula, fork & steak turner is one-of-a-kind.
The “King Of Cool” Steve McQueen first drove the 1970 Porsche 911S in the opening scene of the iconic Hollywood racing epic Le Mans. He liked the car so much, he kept it after the movie wrapped up. Now, this original classic right out of McQueen’s stable, is going up for auction. This is about as close as you can get to buying “cool” and it’ll cost you.
Can you travel light and still travel in style? With innovative products like these rubber, power-free earbud speakers – you can. Virtually indestructible, they turn your earbud headphones into great little travel speakers. On an extended African safari, the two Australian guys behind the Trunks design realized their iPod headphones could do more. Several prototypes later, they set up a Kickstarter.com crowd-funding campaign to bring their Tembo Trunks to market.
A compact cordless drill is handy to have, but most of your choices are nutless, down-sized little weaklings. Don’t screw yourself buying some chintzy tool made for “household” jobs. The new Festool CXS is a little beast, a pro-grade cordless drill with an array of interchangeable chucks to tackle a wide variety of screwjobs around the house.