Are you sick of the snide condescension from your Mac-using co-workers? Well, feel free to flip them the proverbial bird. The new Vaio is cool; not that coolness counts for much to the proud PC user, but this machine is also powerful. Boast about your Windows 7 OS, your Intel i7 processor and the 7.5-hour battery life. Or better yet, stay silent. You don’t want all the Macsters converting.
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.