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Designed by Utopia Arkitekter AB out of Stockholm for a design competition focused on Icelandic backpackers and nomads, Skýli (Icelandic for “shelter”) is an extreme mountain hideaway built for the most brutal conditions. Between its interesting triangular shape and huge windows, the cabin rises abruptly from the landscape while still not disconnecting you from it when you’re enjoying all the creature comforts inside. And speaking of creature comforts, the completely wood clad interior has enough space for an entire team of fifteen. Tables, beds, recharging stations, drying racks, cupboards, cooking area, toilet, benches, food cupboards, emergency communications and just about anything else you could think of are custom built into the space. Unfortunately, the mountain hideaway isn’t available for an extreme off-the-grid rental yet, but with as thought-out as the Skýli is, we expect to see them popping up over Iceland within the next few years.

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[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.