silvermen

In the Vietnam era, Louis Marx & Co toys (the same company that would later develop Big Wheels) began selling sets of little plastic figurines that looked like army men. More than half a century later you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t have at least one fond memory playing with army men. Which brings us to the world-renowned Los Angeles foundry called GOOD ART that makes things that work, look good and feel great. They’ve re-imagined army men in a new medium—sterling silver. Made to the exacting specs and details of the originals, you’ll find prone Doughboys, bazooka troops with skull faces and the classic army man charging with an M16 above his head that always tended to tip over. You can pick up any of the 36 pieces individually, or in 12-packs of Doughboy, Skull Face or Classic.

STEALTH-WORKBENCH-BOXES-IF2

[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.