Whether you’re looking for a practice space, a spot to hone your whittling skills or a covered outdoor porch, the Dragonfly Pavilion is the perfect backyard escape. Designed by CDR and manufactured by SITU Fabrication, the Dragonfly Pavilion is a one room structure designed to protect you from nature and wildlife while still being sensitive to it. As such, they designed and built the pavilion with computer-aided design and an algorithm fabricated to replicate a specific pattern based on dragonfly wings, hence the name Dragonfly Pavilion. The finished product was installed in Hoboken, New Jersey, and is a gorgeous combination of wood, screens, structure and glass that can be assembled in less than a week if you want one of your own in your backyard. It’s a great alternative to a standard gazebo if you’re looking for something a little cooler and more sustainable for dinner or a backyard respite.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.