Perfect for messy eaters, these retro-style placemats will let you dine in the company of turntables, cassette tapes, boom boxes and TV test patterns; each is laminated with transparent foil.
HowStuffWorks does a better job explaining how the Galileo Thermometer works than we ever will, but suffice to say, it floats, it looks cool and satisfies even the “densest” of friends.
Hurricane Custom Billiards’ Real Car Table is truth in advertising: short of a V8, this pool table is nearly a car with chrome wheels, tailpipe cue holders and a powder-coated chassis.
If you know internal combustion like the back of your hand, Drive In Wall Art is for you: mounted on sheets like childhood plastic models, each is made of replica vintage car parts.
You’d better have some luxury cigars on hand for S.T. Dupont’s Ligne 2 Champagne Lighter: the sucker costs $79k thanks to an 18-carat white gold case and 468 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Fisher’s AG-7 Space Pen is as close to the moon as you’ll get, as it contains Kapton foil used on the Apollo 11 Command module; translation: part of the pen flew around the moon.
They definitely don’t teach these moves at boot camp: Fragger is a free Flash game where your object is to lob grenades at dim-witted grunts; hint: brush up on your projectile motion.
Light, portable and designed to be hung from your keychain, Swiss+Tech’s Utili-Key XT is an 8-in-1 stainless steel multi-tool with a wire cutter, screwdrivers, knife blades, and more.
Designed for the modern caveman, Matthias Kaeding’s ceramic Neolithic Knives will turn you into very old-school chef–minus the loincloths, bad teeth and grunting, of course.
Darth Vader’s Lightsaber Flashlight is the ultimate fake-out: instead of slicing you in half it’ll light the way with four red LED bulbs, leaving you to scare Jedi with its sound effects alone.
Bang & Olufsen’s BeoTime looks like a flute, but it’s actually a hybrid alarm clock and remote control; the latter function lets it use other B&O products to serve as audio and visual alarms.
Walls and floors are usually the last things we ogle, but Lea Ceramiche’s City Tiles are ideal for urban bachelor pads; they’re ceramic tiles with anthracite, steel and bronze finishes.
Part timepiece and part gadget, Route O’Clock is a functioning router that also displays bandwidth strength in half-hour segments; it lets users choose the best time to use the internet.
We’re still sore over losing both SG-1 and SGA in the span of two years, but these Stargate Coasters at least let us commiserate with fellow gate travelers over a cup of Athosian wine.
We wish it were this easy to make looming deadlines disappear, but Harc Lee’s Time Switch concept turns all of us into time-freezing superheroes–even if it’s just for a minute.
It may cause some frivolous stapling, but we like that this Pac-Man shaped Stap Man Stapler promises to turn even mundane office tasks into a pellet-chompin’, ghost-gobblin’ affair.
Vadim Kibardin strips time down to its bare essentials with the Black & White Clock; it uses four OLED figures with self-contained power supplies and an invertible day/night display.
Perfect for frat houses and college dorms everywhere, Tobias Franzel’s Ping Pong Door turns every knock into an opportunity for a neighborly paddle-on-paddle buttwhoopin’.
Only a car company would put a spoiler on a piano; the Audi Bosendorfer Grand features a sweeping “design wing”, solid aluminum pedal lyres and a hydraulically damped lid.
The Trace of Time Clock ensures you’ll never run late again: it’s a dry-erase board with a single hand that wipes out tasks as they happen, leaving the tardy with no idea of what’s transpired.
You probably won’t want to use any rare collectible LPs, but this Album Sound Table is a pretty sweet way to show off your discarded album cover collection while being functional, too.
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