The Cole-Bar Hammer is one of the most exciting Kickstarter projects we've backed in a while. If you think about it, the selection of hammers at your local DIY Emporium hasn't changed in forever. Sure, you can get hammers for fifteen different jobs, but you probably don't need a roofing hammer, ball peen hammer and ... continue reading
We love Beastie Boys. We love PBS. The combination of the two for the latest installment of Blank on Blank is better than the sum of it's parts. Find five minutes in your day and check out the lost interview from 1985 animated for 2013.
It might be a rare occasion, but if you have ever dropped your pocket knife in a pond while out camping, you know the annoyance involved in retrieving that sucker. The Cork Knife eliminates any fear of cutting rope on the side of a lake or whittling wood over a creek while you're on your next trip. The cork handle ... continue reading
Some products defy all logic and description, and yet they're just too fucking awesome not to talk about. This is a hanger made out of rebar. Yes. Construction site rebar that's hand-bent in 'Merica (A not necessary in this case), then sealed and coated to prevent rust, corrosion and you messing up the sweet fur coat ... continue reading
Traveling with cables is a pain in the ass. They get buried in the bottom of your bag, separated from the wall adapter or tangled up in all the other stuff you decided to bring with. It's even worse when you consider the fact you need to travel with cables and bricks for your iPhone and iPad, along with your headphones. ... continue reading
These suitcase stickers are not for the faint of heart. In fact, The Cheeky even tells you that with this warning on the site: "Caution: Some of these stickers may cause offense to airport and immigration staff. But you would have figured that out whilst enjoying those cavity searches." Putting a sticker on your suitcase ... continue reading
In the not so distant past we spent some time talking about the new Shinola Runwell Watch. There were a lot of things to love about that watch--especially the fact that it's built in Detroit. Because of the quality, attention to detail and US production, Shinola was tapped by a huge Detroit powerhouse to produce a ... continue reading
Hanging an animal skull on your wall is one of the most manly ways to decorate your crib. It's right up there with a traditional bearskin rug in terms of awesomeness. Regardless of how manly those things are, though, they're also kind of morbid when you think about it. Stephan Alexandr takes animal skulls, jaws and ... continue reading
Everyone should have at least one Zippo lighter. Moderation has never really been our thing, so we have a bunch more. You might too. They're classic, iconic, pretty much indestructible, collectible and incredibly good at what they do. Good design begets good design, so it only made sense that, eventually, Jon Contino ... continue reading
The TSA is serious business. Even after loosening the travel restrictions we're still terrified to travel with any number of might be restricted but is up to the agent items. But that's not the point. Luggage tags aren't explicitly required, but even the TSA recommends using them. Airlines will give you crappy ones ... continue reading
Let the record show that these aren't just another pair of new, vintage style Nike kicks that we decided were sweet and classic. No, Nike went ahead and named them the "Sweet Classic" themselves, and we're inclined to agree. They've got leather uppers, synthetic lining, rubber soles and contrasting accents. One pair ... continue reading
Here we are again, talking about a reasonably priced, well put together bag that looks pretty great. But you've got plenty of those already, so why put another one in the rotation? It always boils down to little details, and the Vans Goleta Backpack has plenty of them. For starters, it's not just a backpack. The multi-function ... continue reading
Logobook is the 5.5lb (yes, more than five pounds) creation of Ludovic Houplain, the founder of multidisciplinary design firm H5. He's worked with everyone from Audi to Cannes Festival and even won an Oscar for his short animation film Logorama. It's safe to say he's an expert on logos. Logobook is the 800+ page, 7,000 ... continue reading
We love (to hate) button-down shirts. We still wear them regularly because ties are fun (when you're not required to wear them), and they're far classier than even the most respectable vintage concert tee. But washing or god forbid, dry cleaning, them is a giant pain in the ass. Why can't all of our shirts just be ... continue reading
Any video that has a dedicated person for "Dominos & Kinetics" is a video that we want to watch. We can't even imagine what it was like to reset this giant Rube Goldberg for retakes, but it really made us want a tuna melt. Oh yeah, the tracks pretty damn good, too.
The PHX-1 Design Set. The Solid Titanium Pen and Stylus. The PHX Pen. Each and every time the guys behind Big I Design release some sort of writing implement on Kickstarter it's an immediate success. When we last checked in with Chadwick and Joe it was about the Solid Titanium Pen and Stylus. We called it. They outdid ... continue reading