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.
Here’s one for all the grown-up former frat boys: a custom-made, high-quality beer pong table fit for serious aficionados of the world’s most important drinking game. It features a smooth, seamless Poplar wood surface with cast iron legs. End zone highlights include underlit red plexi-glass triangles for perfect cup placement. Stack up the 12-packs and host a tournament, bro. (source)
In the 1960s, the Hamilton Thin-O-Matic was an iconic timepiece. In a nod to their history and the current popularity of retro-styled wristwatches, Hamilton is bringing the relatively affordable Thin-O-Matic back in a vintage modern package. Available in two sizes, 38 and 42mm, the stepped, angled watchcase is very thin, while its face projects boldly. Both sizes include a date aperture on the face and are available with a variety of strap options.
The clones are shaking in their sub-par aluminum cases. Apple continues to dominate with the faster, skinnier and slightly sexier 2011 version of the iPad. This one is 33% thinner than it’s predecessor – even more svelte than the iPhone. Front & rear facing cameras, a new dual-core A5 processor and HDMI video output at 1080p HD – Apple’s upgraded everything but the price. Available in black or white.
She may recoil in horror if she sees you mowing the lawn in your space-age laser hair helmet, but deep down, she’ll understand. Balding dudes are desperate. Before you go full cue ball, this scientifically-tested laser therapy helmet could be the key to rejuvenating your dome. Eventually you’ll try everything to stop the loss, but maybe start here before you go to the spray-on route.
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.