Multi-ccino Coffee & Espresso Mug
Chris loves a good cortado, but has no clue how to make it. He's also known to fancy macchiatos and flat whites, but couldn't tell you what they consist of to save his life. Are you like Chris? If so, then this mug from Museum of Modern Art designer Josh Corn is just for you. The Multi-ccino includes surface-ethched instructions on the proper combos and mixtures of seven different coffee based drinks. Made from borosilicate glass, able to hold 16 ounces of caffeinated goodness and featuring a heat resistant composite, this is the perfect mug to take your espresso game to the next level.
Buy From MOMA / $16
MUJI Handy Paper Shredder
We picked one of these manual shredders from MUJI a few weeks ago and everyone in the office is loving it. There is something oddly satisfying from using this to shred mail. Its cathartic - almost therapeutic. One of our interns said her stress levels have gone down and that it was her 'meditation.' Crazy right? Now don't get us wrong - if you have a ton of mail to shred, it will take forever to shred. And thicker card stock won't work. But for that rainy sunday afternoon when you need to shred up a few envelopes or bills, this inexpensive shredder is a delight to pull out. Makes a great gift too.
Buy From MUJI / $16
Tops Hammer Hawk
What is one thing you woke up needing? Well, if you're part of the 0.01% of the guys out there that shouted TOMAHAWK, then this bad boy is for you. This thing a beast that looks as good as it performs. Measuring in at almost 15 inches with a 4.5 inch blade it is a ruggedly built and stably weighted, full sized hatchet. The head is made from hardened 1075 carbon steel and features a large embossed arrow.
Buy From Tops / $280
TUG MagSafe Connectors
Drawing inspiration from Apple's now defunct MagSafe connectors, the TUG is a simple magnetic plug that turns any power cord into a safe, break-away connector. Never again worry about tripping over your power cables or sending your laptop flying. Why did Apple get rid of these again?
Buy From TUG / $20
Avrame A-Frame Kit Homes
Tiny homes. Yurts. Cabins. Earth domes. In 2018, small dwellings are all the rage and offer more sustainable and affordable options for the conscientious citizen. The A-frame cabin from Estonian company Avrame is the latest take on this growing trend of housing. The cabin consists of eco-friendly materials, energy efficient design, modern and space maximizing interiors, and several special add-ons including terraces roof gables and flooring upgrades. If you’re looking for a highly-efficient, portable home that redusces your footprint and maximizes your quality of life, the A-frame is for you. Complete kits and plans start at $12,000 and are shipping now.
Buy From Avrame / $12000
Now this thing is cool. The company claims its the "world's loudest whistle," the HyperWhistle has a sound output of 143dB and can travel up to 2 miles - thats 8x more powerful than standard sporting whistles. Perfect for personal security, camping, hiking, sporting events and calling your kids in for dinner. From actual user reviews: 'Very loud - my ears are ringing after blowing it, and I like the pain'...
Buy From HyperWhistle / $12.95
Bull and Stash Refillable Journals
Every man needs a journal that they are proud to pull out - and that is what Bull and Stash has set out to create. Sporting premium features such as magnetic snap closures, high quality refillable paper in all A# sizes, and a supple, leather bound body in a variety of colors, this is the last journal that you'll ever need - or want. Our favorite is their mid-size Leonard Journal.
Buy From Bull and Stash / $79.95
QC-1 Cryptocurrency Heater
Unless you've been living under a rock the past year, you've undoubtedly heard about cryptocurrency. And you've most likely also heard about that 15 year old kid next door that is now a millionaire thanks to his crypto 'mining' rig. The one thing about crypto mining, however, is that it uses a LOT of computing power and generates a ton of heat. So what did the guys over at Qarnot do? They decided to take advantage of both the demand for crypto mining and the side effects of generating hashes all day and created the QC-1 Crypto Heater. This space heater uses a pair of graphics cards that are capable of mining up to 60 MH/s while producing enough heat to warm your home. They describe it as 'a source of revenue, not an expense.' We love it.
Buy From Qarnot / $3600
Risko Drawing Desk
Designed in the depths of a Portuguese pencil factory, the Risko desk is an artist's dream workstation. It bridges the gap between tradition and modernity and provides artists and designers that ability to "save over 25 meters of graphic creativity." Each desk is crafted using solid oak and comes equipped with plenty of space for the modern artist, the Risko desk features two large drawers to hold papers, pens, pencils as well as paper, reference material and other instruments. Learn more about this award winning desk at Associative Design.
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Obachan - Japanese Subscription Box
Love Japanese culture? Obachan is a monthly subscription box full of high-quality Japanese lifestyle products sent directly from Japan. Each box contains items you won't find anywhere else, including traditional textiles, ceramics, prints, toys and home goods.
Buy From Obachan / $36