Maybe a few days chilling at the actual Brentwood, California mansion from Will Smith’s 1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sitcom is what you need right now. All you have to do is log on to Airbnb & pick your dates. While a reboot of the iconic show is currently in the works, this listing, with its period-correct decor, and details like basketball in the bedroom, will make for some fresh stories to share during Zoom Thanksgiving.
The AquaPal connects easily to your home plumbing to monitor your home’s water use, helping you not only save money, but to offer continuous feedback on the health of your water system, tracking moisture & humidity to stop mold growth, tracking temps to prevent burst pipes and offering remote auto shut-off to avoid a disaster. Compatible with 3/4” & 1” pipes, it connects quickly & easily to your main water line. It is wi-fi-enabled & offers Google Home & Alexa integration. A funded Kickstarter.
WUNDERSMACK showcases intricate laser cut art set in immersive multilayer dioramas. Each one features multiple layers that are packed with stunning detail and embellishments. They quickly and easily assemble in just minutes by simply dropping each frame into the numbered slots, then attach spacers and lock to secure the finished piece. Designed and hand-assembled in California by artist Jacob Morales. Choose from travel, film, and Disney-inspired designs.
The Level Touch lock opens with just a touch. This smart deadbolt lock fits your door as a traditional lock does but uses capacitive touch technology that authenticates through bluetooth LE using your phone. The lock also features a traditional key hole & lever for manual operation. All electronics are integrated into the body of the lock, so this is a clean, wireless, no-battery-pack smart lock that installs with a single screwdriver in 10 minutes.
The iiRcade brings 80s-era arcade classics into your home with an authentic retro gameplay experience. Available in either a bartop or full stand-up cabinet, it gives players seamless, instant access to over 200 classic games with a 19” HD display, 100-watt speakers & Sanwa Joysticks. It also boasts bluetooth for networked gaming. If titles like Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace, & Super Burger Time sound good, they’ve got hundreds more with new ones adding to the list daily.
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The Herman Miller Embody is the iconic brand’s top-of-the-line task chair, designed to support spine health and move with your body. Now the brand has teamed up with Logitech to create a gamer-focused variant, The Embody Gaming Chair. It offers 7 customizable calibrations to support your body while you play as well as featuring copper-infused foam to keep you cool, while changes in your weight distribution are managed by a tech called “Dynamic Pixel Circulation.”
Whether or not you feel it, pee is splashing back at you every time you drain the dragon. And not just flying onto your jeans but all over the toilet & floor. 2000 droplets per pee. Gross when you think about it. Enter Piss Pad, a simple device designed to redirect & diffuse your disgusting droplets. It’s a 40mm X 15mm adhesive pad made of dense PU fibers. It installs instantly & the waterproof adhesive can be easily removed & reapplied. Tests showed that PP users’ toilets required 67% less cleaning. Hard to argue with that. A funded Kickstarter.
Combining insight from pro chefs & engineers, the Perfect series from Ecriture is a range of adjustable-balance knives designed to work for all hands, grips, and levels of knife-handling ability, making it easier to get gourmet results. A simple locking slide mechanism in the handle adjusts the weight of the knife front to back, allowing you to find the sweet-spot for whatever you’re cutting. The set consists of 6 essential kitchen knives, all featuring AUS-10 Japanese steel blades with sub-zero treatment & honed to an astounding 15-degree angle. A funded Kickstarter.
Clean, minimalist design makes Barebones’ stainless steel flatware set a tasty choice for any table, from the campsite to the dining room. Designed for indoor & outdoor use, the 2-person utensil set is finished in gray enamel & includes a steel cable loop and linen storage bag for organizing & travel.
Forged by descendants of a 16th century Samurai swordsmith in the global home of bladesmithing, Seki, Japan, the Hinoki Knives Essentials Collection includes 3 durable and exceedingly sharp blades: a Chef’s knife, a paring knife, and a serrated bread knife. Choose from 2 metal finishes for blade and bolster in Brushed Chrome or Obsidian Black and 2 Hardwood handles: ebony or walnut. A funded Kickstarter.
Powered by a clever mechanical gear box that you crank up by hand like a watch, the Roto-Q 360 is a non-electric, self-rotating rotisserie. With a compact design that fits in a standard home oven, this little gourmet appliance automates the entire rotisserie process. All you do is set it up, turn it on, and let it do its job. It runs without any power, gas, or fuel & folds up flat to store neatly in a cupboard.
Artist & designer Matt Stevens’ Good Movies as Old Books series combines his love of film and old book art, creating imagined book covers as prints for 100 of his favorite movies. The 100 prints will be collected in a hardbound book & individual archival prints are also available. The long list of titles, all feature original art and illustration. Films like Robocop, Seven, Into The Wild, The Karate Kid, Drive to name just a few.
Hidden in the clean lines of this custom-crafted American Walnut coffee table from Swedish designer Love Hulten, is a slim slide-out console with 2-player arcade joysticks & push-button gaming controls. The wireless gaming system connects with your smart TV for modern yet classic home gaming. Like all of the designer’s one-off pieces, each arcade coffee table is made to order.
Purpose-built to do sausages and brats the right way, Johnsonville’s Sizzling Sausage Grill takes the guesswork out of grilling to deliver mouthwatering results. With modular cooking plates for dogs, bratwurst, and even breakfast patties, this mess-free countertop cooker heats up to cook links and patties in under 10 minutes, and bigger brats in 15, all indoors, with automatic alerts when finished & quick, dishwasher-safe clean up.
With BenQ’s ultra-adjustable E-Reader Desk Lamp, you’ll have just the right light for every moment and mood. Offering 150% more light and a wider range than standard desk lamps, it features a swiveling metal swing arm, it’s dimmable, hue adjustable with a wide array of tones and temperatures to work perfectly with screen as well as optimizing for all your tasks. Built-in smart lighting technology adjusts its brightness to match and compliment ambient light.
Merging the classic arcade game Skee-Ball with a portable putting game, the Puttskee is the perfect lockdown diversion. Handcrafted in the U.S.A. and constructed of real wood, including Baltic Birch and cherry, plus weather resistant turf, this premium putting game is fully portable with a fold-up rolling design that sets up & stows-away in seconds. From the game room, to the backyard, to the office to the tailgate, it’s a game that’s fun for everyone.
If the new ESPN documentary The Last Dance has reignited your love for Michael Jordan, you are definitely not alone. Artist Adam Lister is hyped too. His limited edition prints, in a pixelated style using classic images, celebrate the athletic icon in a fresh, geometric style. Lister’s MJ DUNK series features 3 original prints measuring 8 X 10” printed on matte-finish 300 gsm hot press paper. Limited to an edition of 50 per print, each one is signed, dated, and numbered by the artist.
Ideal for apartment buildings, condos, and other small spaces, Kenyon’s City Grill will keep you cooking through quarantine. UL approved for indoor and outdoor use, this compact electric & flame-free stainless steel grill offers 155 sq. inches of cooking space and produces cooking temps of 500º in just 5 minutes. With minimal smoke & non-stick grill grates it cooks & cleans-up with with ease. The grill components are also dishwasher safe.
Tooletries Tile Series set your bathroom backsplash up like the pegboard behind your workbench, hanging important grooming tools right where you need them. Made of 100% silicone for super-strong grip on smooth surfaces like glass, tile, & mirror, they’re removable and easy to clean. The set includes a toothbrush holder, razor holder, multi-purpose hook and a magnet tile.
Designed in Japan, where the Balmuda brand is a leader in fine countertop appliances, their elegant toaster oven, simply called The Toaster, is now available for the first time in the states. Precision temperature control and 4 heating modes as well as the use of steam rather than heating coils to cook, elevates the making of toast to an effortless culinary art-form.