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We’re all about the latest and greatest, but sometimes it’s fun to look back at the vintage stuff that started at all. Angry Birds might occupy every moment we spend ruling from the throne, but it will never be Risk or Clue. Tim Liddy understands the nostalgia high we get from everything vintage, so he set about recreating from GI Joe Operation: Southbeach (yes, that was actually a game from someone’s childhood) to Clue in all their vintage, discovered-at-a-yard-sale glory. Except, instead of actually making the games themselves, he uses oil paints and enamel to make paintings you can hang on your wall. Each piece is unique, pretty freaking expensive and painted on copper. We know what you’re thinking and yes, we want them all too.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.