Paper cash and coins are filthy. So are credit cards. Really, anything that spends as much time so close to your ass crack is bound to breed bacteria. So why do we still use this stuff in the digital age? Wired editor David Wolman made it his mission to find out and explores the topic in his latest book, The End Of Money. If you’re wondering what a truly cashless society might look like and why, read it.
Lightweight and perfectly packable, the folding aluminum Sven Saw will come in handy on your next mission into the wilderness. Its unique design unfolds into a bow saw featuring a razor sharp Swedish blade, perfect for zipping through firewood, clearing a campsite or the speedy removal of a gangrenous arm or leg.
If this works for Lemmy, it’ll definitely work for you. A few glasses of Motörhead Shiraz and the wart-addled, chain-smoking deadbeat dad of heavy metal starts to sound like an angel. A couple glasses more and even the fugliest, roadworn Motörhead groupies start to look like supermodels. And don’t worry, this wine isn’t British like the band, it’s actually Australian.
Wes Anderson’s films always feature unforgettable characters. Maybe it’s because he collaborates with Hollywood’s most talented actors or maybe it’s because his characters are flawed and fallible just like real people. Either way, his movies are inspirational. Case in point, these illustrations from Spanish illustrator and Etsy shop owner Jordi. He’s created a whole array of Anderson’s people and he wants you to hang them on your wall.
The Ball Claw sounds like some draconian tool the LAPD has developed to capture skateboard kids but luckily it’s nothing of the sort. It’s actually just a clever device to keep your basketball, football, and soccer balls organized and off the floor. You can also use it to stylishly display autographed or special game balls in your home.
Can you see it? It’s a crystal-clear waterproof case that will fit just about any smartphone. Totally waterproof to 1-meter (that’s three feet) it also lets you shoot underwater photos and video. And even if you’re just a landlubber, keep in mind this case is impact-, dust-, and dirt-proof, too.
It’s called the Yeti but to us this “beverage entry tool” looks more like the dolphin tattoo you almost got that one time in Florida. It’s American-made forged stainless steel and it’ll crack open brewskis in a bottle, 40, quart, can or whatever other closure device the beverage may have. Remember to use this responsibly or you may just end up with that dolphin tattoo some day.
If this metal strongbox looks like a military surplus ammo box to you that’s because it is one. Actually, it’s a Zombie Box, which means it has been modified to be even more indestructible. They also get cleaned, blasted and refinished to look prettier than hell and even come with optional keyed locks. It’s like the ones your dad had only better.
The Key Fold from Hardgraft is made of premium leather and 100% wool felt and does exactly what the name implies. It folds and snaps shut to keep your keys from jingling around in your pocket like an off-duty janitor. It could even prevent your keys from jabbing you in the junk. And seriously, who doesn’t want to avoid that?
Beards are so 2011. But now that everyone is shearing them off, there are a lot of hairless faces freezing in this winter weather. But don’t suffer, the Beardo bearded beanie can bring the feeling back into your face. You wear it like a normal beanie for general head warmth, but for that cold walk home or ski trips, or even armed robbery, just fold down the retractable beard for instantaneous coziness.