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Brooklyn-based product design studio Craighill has always impressed with their unique offerings, attention to detail and high-end construction. As much as we love their bracelets, knives, key rings and other EDC goods, it’s their unconventional desktop puzzles that have always intrigued us most. Craighill’s Venn Puzzle and Jack Puzzle are both great options if you’re looking for a way to kill a little time between conference calls, meetings, presentation and, well, actual work, but we’re more excited about the new Tycho Puzzle that they just launched on Kickstarter. Unlike their previous mechanical puzzles, the Tycho puzzle is built with a combination of eight total pieces, four pieces each made from stainless steel and brass, so it has a unique two-tone exterior. In addition to that, the final cube form hides a tiny interior cavity you can use for storage and the 1.8″ cube has an assembled weight of a hefty 1.5lbs. It’s safe to say this is one desktop toy and/or paperweight you’ll never grow tired of.

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[Shop]  You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice. Not only will you come to understand the inner workings of a lock, but you’ll gain the skills necessary to pick one with ease. And don’t worry, there are keys included in case you get frustrated.