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CULTURE
Studio Visit: Sculptor Matt Kinney
by Janine M. Stankus In the sun-splayed parlor of his partially renovated 1850s home, Matt Kinney’s artwork mingles with tools of his craft. Paint buckets, sliced and with wood medallions at their mouths, lean beneath a bench strewn with chisels...
TRAVEL
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Orbitkey
Melbourne startup Orbitkey aims to simplify the ubiquitous keychain with an elegant leather band that minimizes the rattling of keys. The design also allows you to add optional accessories, like a bottle opener or USB key.
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
25_AND_UNDER
WEDDINGS
Naomi Nutcracker
Banish the misery of cramped-up nutcracking hands and messy piles of shells from your life with Take2 Design's Naomi Nutcracker. The process is simple: place the nut under the nifty-looking coil, hold the base with one hand and then ready, aim, fire...
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
25_AND_UNDER
WEDDINGS
Mezzaluna Chopping Knife
If you love a chopped salad, this is the kitchen tool for you. The knife's curved, stainless steel blade lets you chop up a bounty of herbs and vegetables at once, creating a cohesive medley that ensures you get a mouthful of each ingredient in every...
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
251_500
WEDDINGS
HOME_OFFICE
HANDMADE
FURNITURE_DECOR
Tool Stool
Alex Hellum's solid beech Tool Stool is exactly as described in its name. The stool features an overhanging seat with a laser-etched ruler so it can be easily used as a saw-bench, while the complementary toolbox keeps it all in one spot and can be...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
501_1000
HANDMADE
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Tanner's Apron
With locally sourced hides, spruce bark collected from the local lumbering industry, water from the Pite River and countless years of saddlery experience, Böle is producing some of the most considered leather goods in the world. The four generations...
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
26_100
25_AND_UNDER
WEDDINGS
FOOD_DRINK
Voile Spaghetti Measure
Inspired by the pinched finger gesture that has come to symbolise delicious Italian cooking, the Voile spaghetti measurer by Paolo Gerosa brings a touch of minimalistic design to the culinary art of pasta. Voile makes a stylish yet pragmatic accessory...
ELECTRONICS
101_250
TRAVEL
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
Smartphone Light Meter
This light meter plugs directly into your iPhone, bringing a new world of possibility to the professional photographer. Boasting highly accurate readings, Lumu also connects to a companion app that gives ideal parameters for your photos so you can...
DESIGN
Leatherman Jam + Style Skate Tool
What the Jam + Style from Leatherman lacks in outward aesthetic appeal, it more than makes up for in utility. The combination tool from the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer consists of two separate tools that are cleverly designed to fit snugly...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
25_AND_UNDER
Fashionary Tape Measure
Fashionary Tape provides fashion designers and students a practical and professional tool in creating garment patterns by marking the standard measurements of the average male and female runway model. Combined, the two-sided male/female measuring tape...
DESIGN
Moulin Roty Children's Tool Boxes
Many adults amble through their daily lives without a proper tool kit. When a need arrives—be that for a hammer or saw or any type of screwdriver—they're at a loss. Perhaps if the value of such a box were instilled at an earlier age, this wouldn...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
501_1000
TRAVEL
LIMITED_EDITION
GROOMING_HEALTH
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Pure Silver Garment Brush
For those who take their wardrobes seriously, nothing less than the finest care tools will do. Take, for example, the Pure Silver Garment Brush by Oswald Haerdtl—with tarnish-resistant silver edged in subtle ticking and all-natural fibers, the sprucing...
TRAVEL
FireSLEEVE Waterproof Lighter
With fall officially upon those in the northern hemisphere, cold weather camping season has arrived as well. Few images propel us into the outdoors quite like that of a warm campfire with friends. While classic flint and tinder fire-starters are...
TECH
DreamQii's Plexidrone for Filmmakers
Drones have been a hot topic recently—and rightfully so. Outside of the dialogue surrounding the legality of buzzing around New York City or National Parks, the new generation of affordable and feature-packed quad-copters are enormously powerful...
DESIGN
The Handpoker by Death at Sea
Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. Death at Sea designer Matt Cavanaugh created the one-piece construction in stainless steel so it...
TECH
Off-the-Grid With goTenna
Sometimes, when you most need phone reception to fire off an essential text, it's not there. When you find yourself stuck deep in the backcountry miles from a signal or in a crowd of dazed festival goers when the network can't handle the massive...
ART
HOME_OFFICE
26_100
ART_PRINTS_PAPER_GOODS
FURNITURE_DECOR
Screw Me Screwdriver
NYC-based artist Baron von Fancy has a way with words and his latest art edition is no exception. Created for his show “You’re My Drug of Choice,” his cheeky screwdriver marries form with function and is just the tool your home is missing.
HOME_OFFICE
26_100
FURNITURE_DECOR
Ratchet Kit
Useful things come in small, yellow packages. Kiosk's Ratchet Kit is one of those things—In a case less than six inches long you've got just about every bit you need to do some serious screwing.
CULTURE
BBQ Season Essentials
Stateside, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer. Elsewhere, the weather does the deciding. Either way, in most of the Northern Hemisphere the mercury is steadily rising and barbecue weather is finally here. To celebrate the first few...
TRAVEL
Share Outdoor Equipment with GearCommons
GearCommons is a simple—nonetheless long-overdue—concept for outdoor enthusiasts: a peer-to-peer network in which people who own gear can connect with people who need it, and can circulate their specialized and oftentimes expensive equipment for...
CULTURE
Spring Gardening Gear
Everyone can be a gardener with a little effort, proper scheduling and a dedicated plot of land. Whether or not you're interested in toying with orach or purple tree collards, or having your plants tweet, maybe this is the year you dig in. The following...
ELECTRONICS
101_250
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
Node
Node can detect just about anything. Using a range of interchangeable sensors, the device reads temperature at a distance, assesses carbon monoxide levels and matches paint colors—all in a palm-sized package.
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
26_100
TRAVEL
GREEN
HANDMADE
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
BENEVOLENT_GREEN
U-Lock Holster
Handmade by Montreal-based industrial designer Jesse Herbert, the vegetable-tanned leather U-Lock Holster keeps the cumbersome-but-necessary U-Lock neatly tied to the back of your bike while you ride carefree to your next destination.
101_250
WEDDINGS
LIMITED_EDITION
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
HOME_OFFICE
HANDMADE
FOOD_DRINK
FURNITURE_DECOR
Chris King Espresso Tamper
Bike guru Chris King custom-crafted this professional-grade espresso tamper for Rapha, the perfect accessory to prep for those early morning rides. With King's legendarily talented hands at work and design insights from his collaborator, the America...
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