Whether you just like the idea of indoor camping or need more darkness and privacy to help you sleep, this bed-top tent should do the trick. Made from breathable pongee fabric, it pops up easily around your mattress, reducing light and noise when zipped up. Available in twin, full, or queen sizes. Great for top bunks too.
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Several years back, metalworker Ron Covell walked through the process of bending metal to create a cool bomber-style metal seat. Its construction proved intimidating for most, so he came up with a simpler design that uses a single sheet of steel, and might actually be feasible if you have the proper tools in your shop.
Theory11 presents a smooth and sophisticated deck of cards inspired by the world’s greatest secret agent. The cards and their embossed box feature a black and gold foil color scheme with intricate details such as Secret Service emblems, and court cards carrying iconic Bond weapons and gadgets.
From linguini to ravioli to fusilli, pasta comes in many different shapes. But why is it that these noodles don’t just all look like skinny vermicelli? Mental Floss’ series Food History digs into the past of pasta, and what led to such diversity of form as it gained popularity across the globe.
Unnecessary Inventions’ playful coffee table offers a clever commentary on “some assembly required” furniture. When you want to use it as a table, you need to place all 91 of its pieces in the proper places. Its top is made from baltic birch, which sits atop an MDF grid and steel hairpin legs. Measures 40″ w x 20″ d x 16″ h.
Nico71’s motorized LEGO Technic creation deftly maneuvers five spools of thread, carefully twisting, turning, and juggling each one to form a braided cord. Its hypnotic moves remind us of some kind of an amusement park ride. Full build instructions can be found here.
ToughBuilt’s heavy-duty tool bags feature a lightweight yet structured design, and a cavernous interior compartment which can be accessed via a wide-mouth zipper top. There are tool pouches and loops inside, as well as exterior pockets, and their main section can be locked. They in sizes from 12″ to 30″ wide.
DP Truong continues to show off his creative illustration techniques with a beautifully shaded black-and-white illustration of Black Panther’s Princess Shuri made from thousands of individual dots. While drawing with his right hand, he tapped out a count of each dot with his left using a smartphone app.
Bull Tools’ large tool roll is great for organization and storage, with 22 graduated pockets that hold different sizes of wrenches, along with four additional pockets for other items. Made from 24-ounce, waterproof duck canvas, it opens up to 30″ x 13.5″, and rolls up to about 5″ x 13.5″.
We’re suckers for The Pixies song Where Is My Mind? and always love hearing fresh interpretations of the track. Vocalist Allison Young teamed up with Postmodern Jukebox to deliver a great cover version with a melodramatic style inspired by the late Roy Orbison, who gave us such great songs like Crying and Only the Lonely.
Rather than flowery or sugary smells, these candles come in the kind of scents you’d expect in an oak-paneled den with tufted leather armchairs. The soy-blend 10 oz. candles come in amber glass jars with a wooden wick and bronze metal lid. Fragrances include Tobacco Vanilla, Barrel Proof, Barbershop, and Coffee House.
Do you know what’s better than looking at pictures of roly-poly dogs on the internet? A heavy metal song that pays tribute to these adorably chonky and well-fed pooches, courtesy of YouTuber Frazee Wooster. He needs to do a version for all the other round boys.
In 1988, pro wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Conan the Barbarian’s Sandahl Bergman starred in a campy sci-fi action movie called Hell Comes to Frogtown. Perhaps the producers thought people would take it more seriously with the voiceover in this trailer. The second trailer is equally entertaining.
We can only imagine what the shipping company will think if they X-ray this puzzle that looks like a bomb in a briefcase. Puzzle expert Andy Gilker spent hundreds of hours creating this challenging escape room puzzle which takes about 90 minutes to complete as you and your friends work to defuse its fake explosive payload.
This ultra-compact pocket tool from Outdoor Edge is perfect for opening all those Amazon boxes that get delivered to your house. Its retractable holder accepts standard utility blades, while its handle incorporates flat head and Phillips screwdrivers, a pry tool, and a bottle opener. Comes in black, orange, or blue.
The Backbone adds console-quality thumbsticks, buttons, triggers, and a D-pad to your iPhone. The controller cradles your phone and connects via the Lightning port for lag-free input, and it’s perfect for game streaming services. For a limited time, new members can grab a free 3 mo. subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Put three different games in the space of just one with this versatile gaming table. Its center rotates between air hockey and billiards modes, and can be covered up with a table tennis surface, which attaches securely to its top. It measures 84″ l x 44.5″ w x 32″ h, and comes with all necessary accessories for all three games.
Legend Headwear’s cozy caps are made from soft 95% cotton shetland flannel with playful specs of confetti woven into their fabric. They have a five-panel construction, a clipback closure, and a woven Legend emblem on the front. Available in dark or light grey.
This carabiner looks substantial, but weighs just 14 grams thanks to its titanium construction. It has two locations for hanging keychains, a sturdy and smooth spring belt clip, and packs in philips and flathead screwdrivers, wrenches, a 1/4″ hex driver, and a bottle opener.
This first aid kit is packed with dozens of life-saving items. The waterproof case has mesh organizer pockets with color-coded labels and includes items for treating wounds, burns, sprains, blood loss, dehydration, and more. It also includes EMT shears, tweezers, a thermometer, a penlight, a whistle, and a survival blanket.
This limited-edition C8 Corvette rocks Hypersonic Grey paint, yellow and Carbon Flash accents, the Z51 performance package, and 3LT trim. With a mid-mounted 6.2L V8 making 495 hp, it’s a beauty on the road and a beast on the track. Awesomer readers get 20% bonus entries, supporting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Anyone who’s woken up bleary-eyed after a night out partying will appreciate this comedic short film by Viktor Hertz. Instead of just stumbling his way back to his bed to sleep it off, our protagonist wakes up in a special hangover clinic for evaluation. We can totally relate to that 12 cheeseburgers thing. Turn subtitles on.
ThruNite’s palm-sized flashlight kicks out up to 693 lumens in its top setting and looks great in its army green aluminum alloy case. It offers five brightness modes and a strobe mode, and runs on a rechargeable 16340 battery. It also has a two-way clip, and a magnetic tail cap so you can stick it to steel surfaces.
There’s a musical instrument called a steel guitar, but it’s named for its metal slide, and not the material it’s made from. But metalsmith Paul Pinto decided to actually make a guitar out of the weighty metal. Watch as he cuts, welds, forges, and grinds a steel plate into a beautiful chrome-plated instrument. Now how does it sound?
The Curl takes much of what users love about Leatherman’s Wave multitool, and makes it more affordable. Packed with 15 useful tools, including needlenose and regular pliers, spring-loaded scissors, a bit driver, and a one-hand-deploy knife. It’s also got wire cutters/strippers, bottle and can openers, a file, and an awl.
We’re still not sure when Tesla’s Cybertruck will go into production but starting 10.15.21 at 9am PT, you’ll be able to grab Mattel Creations’ miniature, which snaps together from 3000 pieces. The model of Elon Musk’s angular electric truck measures about 18″ long once assembled, and comes complete with smashed windows.