America’s industrial heritage is a design focal point right now—from fashions to furnishings. This table looks like it was dragged out of some abandoned Detroit factory, but it wasn’t. Using chunky, 2-inch thick salvaged American white oak planks for the top and heavy metal frame legs, it’s brand new & built to last.
Do you take evening walks? Is it sick that you’d probably feel safer if you had a sword cane? Yeah, it’s pretty sick. Nuts actually. Imagine you and Fido strolling along in the moonlight when all of a sudden you’ve gotta brandish your handcrafted antler-handle cane, unsheathe the razor sharp blade and defend yourself mano a mano. Now who’s scared? Not you.
Sitting on the couch with your laptop on your lap is not really a home office. Here’s a great first step to getting more out of “working from home.” This wood and formica table-desk is designed for you. An ample workspace, the desktop has a secret compartment that flips open to reveal space for your peripherals, cables and other random junk. When you’re done, just throw your stuff in the cubby, close the top & voilá, office hours are over.
You probably drank a barrel of wine last year. Ever wonder what happens to the empty barrels? We didn’t think so. Luckily though, San Diego artist/designer, Gustaf Rooth, thought about it. He also took action. He and his small team produce handmade furniture from used wine barrels that isn’t just rad, but also built of 99% recycled material. Their designs are functional, solid and each peice is unique. We’ll drink to that.
This smooth and compact, format-friendly audio system will play pretty much anything. And between your computer, iPod, CDs and favorite satellite radio stations – you need versatility. Denon’s N7 does it all. It’ll stream wireless, as well as, play any other device you want to plug into it. That includes your old analog turntable and cassette deck. Yes, really.
A long time ago, it was a box that carried ammo. Now, it’s a table. What caused this transformation, you ask? Art is the answer. South African designer, Katie Thompson, “re-created” this piece, adding tapered wooden legs, which turned it from discarded military surplus to a piece of functional art with a story to tell. It’s all about vision, right?
If you’ve mastered the art of making POV videos and love to relive the action of surfing, biking or skiing the steeps, you’re gonna like this one. Head and shoulders above the next comparable hobbyist POV cam, the V.I.O. POV.HD camera is a serious, smashproof piece of video equipment. With multiple frame rates, incredible HD resolution and simple remote controls, this thing will survive your slams, slashes & crashes and give you an ultra-wide 142º view of the chaos.
You’ve likely seen a Rimowa aluminum suitcase rolling gracefully through a foreign airport pulled along behind a well-dressed businessman with impossibly pointy shoes. The German luggage maker has been refining this timeless, all-aluminum design since it was first offered in the 1950s. Rimowa cases are offered in a variety of sizes and will always compliment your attire; maybe even your shoes.
The designs of Ireland’s Garvan De Bruir are best described as modernist. The young designer employs foundational, classic motifs to form products that are totally new, yet have a traditional texture & quality. His Weekender bag is a perfect example. With its heavy, rich leathers it could be from the 1890s, but its minimalist lines and understated elegance place it squarely in the present.
You may feel a bit like Frodo Baggins as you wield this traditional fire starting kit, but starting a fire with a flint & striker is the way real men have been lighting fires since the dawn of history. This kit is handmade from the folding steel striker blade and char tin to the leather pouch. Learn set ablaze this way & you’ll feel more like a hero than a Hobbit.