Aston Martin just launched Aston Martin Automotive Galleries and Lairs, a bespoke personalization service which creates not only custom supercars for its elite clientele, but will also concept, design and build a completely custom James Bond-like lair for your handbuilt AM. Working with renowned architects, Aston Martin describes creating “a home or luxury retreat built around your car.”
Winner of a 2019 Red Dot Design Award, the FIDO smart lock is small and minimalist but gives you the security of 4 different unlock methods: app, fingerprint, bluetooth, or inducted access card. Control & monitor access from anywhere, any time. The lock is unbreakable, unhackable, and installs easily with no additional wiring or connections. 1-year battery life with 2X AAA batteries. A funded Indiegogo.
These arcade-inspired switchplates fit right over your flat, rocker-style light switches with the big mechanical buttons found on your favorite old school video games. They add a fun detail to the man cave or game room and are available in a variety of colors.
Conceived by Italian architect and designer Fabio Vinella, the Hi Bed is a smart bed with a bunch of interesting features for more than just sleeping. The bed’s highly customizable 2nd-gen design allows you to choose the perfect configuration and finish for your space. It features an integrated reading light, alarm for wake-up, floor-level night lights, a projection screen for watching tv & movies, and accessories for working from bed. If this all sounds cozy to you, get yourself on the wait list now.
The InnoChiller turns warm drinks frosty cold in a matter of minutes. Simply place your beverages in the Chiller and put it in the freezer; in just a few minutes, your drinks will be crisp & cold. The unit uses a small but powerful fan that creates its own wind-chill effect to quickly cool things down. Chill a bottle of wine in 11 minutes & a six-pack in 12. The built-in battery lasts for 45-minutes—plenty of time to chill a few rounds. A funded Kickstarter.
Let us send the latest gear & gadgets to your email.
Click the subscribe button below.
PicoBrew has a line of home brewing systems that let you make award-winning beer at home with zero effort or learning. Literally, you don’t need to know a thing. With the new model C, the craft and artistry of brewing goes like this: Add PicoPack ingredients, push the button, & in 7-14 days, your epic brew will be ready for drinking. Produces 5-liters per batch.
Fans of Hunter S. Thompson’s self-styled Gonzo journalism are likely to be first on the list to rent out the American anti-hero’s hunting cabin. Situated on his well-documented Owl Creek Farm outside of Aspen, Colorado. The cabin is furnished with a writing desk that belonged to Thompson and full of Gonzo history. The cabin features two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen/bar/ living room area, and a washer & dryer with stunning valley views from every window.
Inspired by math and the natural beauty of the Fibonacci sequence, Square Wave is a stress-killing sculpture with the power to mesmerize. Kinetic energy powers the mind-mellowing visual display. Simply spin it & see what happens. It’s kinda wild. Another funded Indiegogo.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a graffiti artist before Andy Warhol and Keith Haring pushed him onto a global stage. His fame and ensuing influence on street & DIY art culture comes full circle in this new collaboration between The Skateroom, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Foundation and Artestar. Drawing on his iconic early paintings, the artworks are printed on maple skateboard decks in a triptychs & one 5-board print of his black & white painting ‘Demon.’
Modeled after vacation cabins of the 1960s, the AYFRAYM is a beautiful 1,574 square foot A-Frame kit that features three large walkout cedar decks, large custom windows, & vaulted ceilings. It includes three bedrooms and two baths. One bedroom is a bunk room with 4 built-in bunk spaces. Upstairs, there’s a loft with lookout windows. You can use their architectural plans & go DIY, pass them along to your contractor, or work with AYFRAM’s creators who will manage the whole build for you.
Now redesigned for a fifth time, EcoBee’s latest update to the SmartThermostat has addressed all issues & dialed up the performance of their flagship connected home device. The remote sensor has been completely overhauled to sense your presence at home & adjust accordingly as well as improved app control & up to 5 years of battery life, higher quality materials have been integrated, and the Alexa-enabled speaker is louder & more responsive. Overall, a solid update to a versatile home HVAC hub.
Charmin’s new Forever Roll is giant, nearly 3-times the size of a regular roll. Enough to last a single person for up to 3 months. And for folks with limited storage space, it keeps cupboard & closet space free for other items.The Forever Rolls are actually available in 2 sizes: 12” & 8.7” diameters. The brand is offering a Forever “starter kit” on their site, which includes a stainless steel roll holder that can handle the big ones.
Well, if this is the robot takeover we’ve been hearing about, we say, “bring it on!” The iRobot brand just released a dynamic duo of AI-driven home cleaning bots: the Roomba s9+ vacuum cleaner, which the brand calls, “the most intelligent, powerful, and deepest cleaning Roomba robot to date.” Then there’s the Braava jet m6 mop, which works with either dry sweeping or wet mopping cleaning pads. Equipped with Imprint Link Technology, the pair talks to each other to work in tandem on getting your hardwood, tile & stone floors in tiptop shape.
The Sand Clock from London-based experimental art and design studio Ayaskan, makes quite the statement and it’s not just the unique mechanical way it tells you the time. Inspired by the landscape art of kare-sansui – Japanese Zen rock garden, it displays the gradual formation and flattening of a ripple pattern over a period of twelve hour cycles. In the daytime the hour hand draws ripple patterns on the sand & during the night these patterns are gradually flattened out to restart a new cycle.
One slip of the dish sponge while washing that chef’s knife & you’ll be searching the In-Sink-Erator for one finger while dialing 911 with another. This smart little implement, the BladeBrush Knife and Cutlery Cleaner is purpose-made for cleaning knife blades & the unique wraparound design will keep your digits intact.
Designed & built in the USA, the Side Table from Artifox will make a great home or office companion; a side table that gives you a convenient charging dock, storage and cable organization, all in style. It is made of hardwood (not sure which variety), measures L 17” x W 17” x H 27 ⅜”, and comes in black, walnut, or white oak finish.
Eventually the drunk guy at the barbecue will try to sit down in the FireGlobe Outdoor fireplace—thinking it’s a modernist Aarnio Ball chair not a firepit—but until then, your guests will enjoy the warm glow of the fire. It features a lightweight, 3-legged design & has a grill grid you can use for cooking.
Created by Italy’s Adriano Design studio together Milan-based bespoke luxury gaming table manufacturer Impatia, the Lungolinea wood edition table tennis table is a fine specimen of functional furniture design. It features Ash legs with a walnut finish, custom made stainless steel hardware, an Alcantara net, and a thick beveled-glass playing surface.
Handcrafted entirely from natural materials, the huts, cabins, and Finnish-style saunas built by Iglucraft are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, perfect for a turnkey guest house or wilderness hideout. The cabins are assembled in place and delivered complete & ready-to-go. They can be lifted by forklift and moved to position or by crane & dropped directly into place.
The Gear device from AXIS is the easiest way to automate your window shades. The streamlined devices fit on virtually any window shade & will blend perfectly into your connected home, allowing you to adjust the shades with app control & voice control via Amazon Echo hubs or Google Home.