Cleaner and greener than solar powered lighting, the GravityLight employs the power of gravity in a simple system using a weight. Lift the weight & the light will glow for 30 minutes. Designed to replace harmful, expensive kerosene lamps in developing countries, it can also be used to power-up mobile devices, a radio, batteries, etc. via
Fleece is warm and cozy but once it’s worn out it gets pretty gross. ReFleece is now taking tired old fleece garments and transforming them into cool cases and sleeves for your digital devices like iPads and Kindle readers. Using low energy manufacturing processes, they’re giving fleece a new lease on life.
You may have used some of the same materials, but your shop class projects probably never looked this good. From the vintage bottle (Cumberland Brewing Co of Maryland 1890-1920) to the cloth insulated power cord, this lamp is pure retro and handmade in the USA.
One man’s trash is another man’s … courier bag. Made of upcycled, battle deployed M35 military canvas, vinyl truck tarps, seatbelt straps, and trimmed with used bike tire tubes, this American-built, handcrafted bag from Defy will carry your 17” MacBook and all the other stuff you carry on your commute.
The original Wenger Swiss Army knife really needs no introduction but L.L. Bean is releasing a fresh model to mark their 100th Anniversary. This one is made with reclaimed walnut wood, making each limited-edition knife unique in color and grain. It also features a 100-year logo engraved in the blade.
Any plug-in electric vehicle that isn’t a Leaf is cool in our book but few are as downright dope as the Brammo Empulse. Brammo’s two new models: the Empulse & Empulse R, have a transmission that feels like a traditional motor & hits 100+MPH plus feature proven parts like Brembo brakes and Marzocchi forks. 100 miles of riding for every dollar in electricity sounds good, too.
It’s hard to believe anything beautiful could be dragged from the polluted waters of the Hudson River but New York artist and furniture maker Paul Kruger is doing it. His creations are made of 100% reclaimed wood that has fallen to industrial development. His process removes bacteria, mills and finishes the wood used in creating his one-of-a-kind pieces.
During a power outage your gas-powered generator starts guzzling gas but what if it runs out before power is restored? With no electricity, gas station pumps don’t work. Here’s a solar solution. SOS in a box is a self-contained solar-powered generator that will produce crucial power for your household long after the gas runs out.
This digital clock is powered by water. That’s right, no electricity, no batteries, nada. Just fill ‘er up with regular old water and you’ll get 8 to 12 weeks of accurate, pollution-free time before it needs a refill. How’s that for simple?
After 50 years of making skateboards nobody has come up with a material superior to wood. That results in millions of snapped boards per year. Now, the wizards at Art Of Board have come up with a way to recycle all these slabs of perfectly good laminated maple. Their Sk8 Tiles feature the graphics, scratches, and scuff the boards suffered before being snapped & turned into colorful mosaic tile.