Designed by a 13-year-old girl from New Zealand, the Kindling Cracker chops split firewood down into kindling without an axe. The cast iron device has a 6.5” diameter top ring where you place the wood. Strike the piece of wood with a mallet or even another piece of wood to split it down into smaller fire-starting kindling. via
The wireless, battery-powered Pop Home Switch lets you control lights, music and other smart devices anywhere in your home. Each switch can be programmed to control up to 3 custom commands. They are compatible with Philips Hue, LIFX, August, Sonos, Harmony, Lutron, Insteon, and Belkin WeMo as well as the Harmony hub-based remote.
Seavees made a simple yet fresh style upgrade to their classic Legend lace-ups by finishing them in corduroy. Just in time for fall, the Cordies collection includes navy, black, army green, fog, and sable brown.
Knocki is a wireless device that instantly transforms ordinary surfaces (walls, tables, doors, furniture, countertops, & more) into a touch-interface remote for home & office automation. Attach it to the surface and sync it to your smart devices, then you can dim the lights, turn on music, adjust the temperature, (and much more) with just a few taps on the table. Crowd-funded on Indiegogo.
The All-Conditions Collection from Bellroy is built to withstand the worst weather and all sorts of environmental exposure that would ruin the average wallet and all its contents. Constructed of water-resistant leather & a woven 500-denier fabric with YKK Aquaguard zippers, the collection includes a compact wallet, a phone pouch, and a larger wallet that will fit cards, cash, phone and other essentials.
Because knife is life, we’re always on the lookout for fresh hardware. SoCal-based bladesmith Bryce Alexander has created two new pocketknife designs: The Strand and The West and they both look proper. Made of precision-machined grade 5 Titanium with D2 hardened steel blades, the Strand features a locking 2.8-inch blade & The West features a slip joint (non-locking) 2.5-inch blade.
The Rambler Kit from Big Red Beard combs keeps everything handy for on-the-go beard maintenance. Made of solid Sapele wood with brass hardware the kit features a No. 9 comb and storage for travel size beard oil & beard balm. Big Red offers custom engraving on the kit for free.
Using upcycled materials from de-commissioned airline seats Plane creates luxury luggage and accessories with a unique backstory. They offer travel bags, rucksacks, laptop & phone cases and each piece is stamped to indicate the number of miles it traveled before reaching you. A funded Kickstarter.
Talk about NES-stalgia! Nintendo just announced the release of a new system called the NES Classic Edition. It looks like the old school original but is much smaller and comes with 30 built-in games instead of cartridges. Donkey Kong, Galaga, Zelda—all the classics. The new controller is designed to work exactly like the old rectangular one & also works with Wii systems. Connects to your TV with an HDMI cable. Available in November.
A proper Moscow Mule is always served in copper. Here’s why: the drink was developed in 1941 by Sophie Berezinski, a Russian immigrant whose father owned a copper factory. She mixed a mean drink & she had dad’s product to sell. The rest is history. 75 years later & the Moscow Copper Co. is still making those high quality copper mugs.