Forged from 19th century spoons, this necklace is a modern way to make a historic statement.
This season, Minnesota-based Red Wing offers its now-iconic Classic Moc Toe style in a head-turning, limited edition Indigo Portage leather—that only looks better as it fades with wear. A lightweight white crepe sole, triple stitching, Goodyear welt construction make for a sturdy boot that will help you conquer the winters for many years to come in style.
One is never to old to sit down and color. It is easy, cathartic creativity and with Australian artist Georgia Perry's new adult coloring book, "Full Colour," it's never been more fun. Within, there are 128 pages of new Perry illustrations for coloring in. There's a nice psychedelic tinge to her patterns and landscapes, shapes and more—altogether delivering an experience that's equal parts fun and freeing.
After releasing three rye whiskies—each finished in either Madeira, Sauternes or Port European oak barrels—WhistlePig's Master Distiller Dave Pickerell did the near impossible: he married all three. With an exceptional balance that complements the natural bready rye flavors with creaminess and spice, the Old World Straight Rye Whiskey stands as one of the most nuanced spirits on the market—with a flavor profile that will wow most whiskey lovers.
In the second reiteration of its fitness tracker, Microsoft swaps out the flat display for a curved one (now protected with Gorilla Glass 3), creating a more refined look and fit. Underneath the hood are 11 sensors (including built-in GPS) that track heart-rate, calories burned, sleep quality and more. It also keeps you notified of emails, texts and reminders—and can even alert you of high levels of UV, if you wish—but activity and sports tracking is where the Microsoft Band 2 will shine. It also plays friendly regardless of whether you're an iOS, Android and Windows Phone user.
The clever Microgarden is a foldable greenhouse in which to grow vegetable sprouts. Perfect for small spaces, Microgarden blends an appealing, simple design with reliable functionality. Made from a transparent, recyclable and waterproof material, the origami-inspired product comes complete with seeds to begin your own microgreen-growing revolution.
To celebrate Marty McFly, Doc and even Biff today—for Back to the Future Day—and long after, retro pin makers Yesterdays offers this miniature-sized tribute. Wear a version of the movie's self-lacing sneakers (complete with light-up panels) with pride and never forget: hoverboards don't work on water, unless you've got power.
After the success of their smart padlock, Utah-based FŪZ Designs created a rugged, easy-on-the-eyes U-lock version for users to easily lock, track and share access to their bike with just a phone tap—thanks to a Bluetooth Smart connection. Should your phone die or go missing, you can still manually click in a code to open the lock. For additional security, the lock features an alarm if someone attempts to crack it open or button-mash the keypad. Raising more than $400,000 on Kickstarter earlier this year, the Noke U-lock is ready to ship this December.
Cotopaxi's highly functional Luzon daypack might be forward-thinking and functional in its design, but the retro colorways counter with playfulness. Each Luzon Del Día is made in the Philippines by a Cotopaxi employee who personally picks the bright and bold colors every time—which means no two bags are the same. Crafted from durable repurposed ripstop nylon, the packs will surely add some extra positive vibes to any outdoor adventure.
Handcrafted from porcelain, Dutch designer Elke van den Berg's mint-green watering pot is not just beautiful to look at, but is also ultimately functional. Dishwasher-safe, with a glistening inner-glaze that contrasts its matte outside, the pot features a slim nozzle—making it ideal for watering smaller, indoor plants. And if you're a notorious plant-killer: it makes for a lovely vase.
Brooklyn-based Croatian poet, sculptor, graphic and product designer Andrej Urem has created cubic candles that we never want to light. But at the same time, we're eager to see them transform from their strict structures into molten, organic forms. Urem carves the first models himself, then uses 3D technology for additional sculpting and printing the molds. And due to their symmetrical nature, Urem's candles have another distinct feature: they're stackable.
For those avoiding the "Sexy Potato" costumes or fake blood but still want to get into the Halloween spirit, Lazy Oaf's Casper collection is full of sweet yet spooky options. Our pick is the fluffy, powder pink sweater—which features the adorable ghost's face embroidered over the heart. The cropped sweater stays cute (and useful) long after October 31.
British architect David Adjaye completes Washington, his debut furniture collection for Knoll, with new geometric pieces (a chair, ottoman and side table) that offer up a powerful visual impression. Each small-scale, multifaceted monument has a gloss laminate base that makes a striking counterpoint to its upholstery on top. Additionally, the weighty-looking Prism lounge chair will be sure to surprise those who sit down, as it has the ability to swivel.
Brooklyn-based design studio and manufacturing house, Good Thing says they are all about "backward design," but the Easy Mirror (which sacrifices a small amount of its reflective pane to create a leg-stand) is, in fact, quite forward-thinking. Made entirely from polished stainless steel, the mirror is a sleek, minimal and unexpected piece for those who like to look good—and have their decor do the same.
Folch Studio and editor Zio Baritaux created the Strange Plants books to explore contemporary artists who turn to flora and fauna as their muse—in the studio, and in personal life. Covering Lee Kwang-Ho's hyperrealist cacti paintings to plant-inspired flash tattoo art, the two beautifully designed hardcovers delve into this fascination with nature through interviews, commissioned pieces and even sticker versions of the featured artwork to customize the books' covers and pages.
As an alternative to standard felt slipmats, Tanner Goods offers a handmade leather version worthy of your thoughtful turntable setup and favorite records. The material collects less dust (and therefore less static build-up) and is uncommonly beautiful, as well. Stamped with Tanner Goods' signature Geoglyph pattern, the unique slipmat's design will appeal even to those who don't own a record player (perhaps it can be used as a gigantic coaster).
There are plenty of reliable solar-powered flashlights on the market, but socially-minded tech innovation company Waka Waka has developed a few things that sets their devices apart. Their signature solar flashlight charges in five to ten hours and delivers 80 hours of bright but safe light—utilizing their Patented Intivation SunBoost chip. The flashlight is also designed to be re-positioned easily and even incorporates a hole for resting atop a bottle—making for a makeshift lantern. Most importantly, Waka Waka has a buy one/give one program, meaning with every purchase, someone in a developing nation gets one for free.