As one of the most notable designs of the 20th century, the Eames LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) is an icon of mid-century modern furniture. Brandmade.TV looks back at the history of the chair, and goes inside the factory where Herman Miller continues to make these chairs by stacking, bending, and sanding plywood veneers.
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These reusable, washable chopsticks from Ippinka feature anti-slip silicone tips, which make gripping food easier. They’re heat-resistant up to 392ºF/200ºC so you can use them to stir or grab items straight from a hot pan. They’re available in two lengths (9.8″ or 11.8″) with either red or yellow tips. Save when you buy two pair.
ReferenceReady’s card sets are a great addition to your outdoor load-out, offering diagrams of how to tie a number of useful knots. They come in camping/backpacking, boating, fishing, climbing, and equine versions. Each set is printed on waterproof plastic cards, and comes with a mini carabiner. Also sold as a 57 knot set.
This shiny raccoon table lamp brings a little bit of nature indoors – without the risk of rabies! The curious little critter is seen holding onto a light socket, illuminating his brass-painted resin body and beady little eyes. The lamp measures 13″ tall and is also available in a creamy matte white finish.
We love how they’ve figured out how to make LED light bulbs that look like vintage filament bulbs. But this one has another trick: it doesn’t need to be screwed into a socket at all. Suck UK designed this glass and metal bulb to run wirelessly. Its rechargeable battery provides about four hours of light per charge.
KeySmart’s inexpensive keychain multitool incorporates a bottle opener, wrench, ruler, cutter, spoke wrench, flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers, and a wire cutter. Its built-in carabiner clip attaches easily to a belt loop or bag too. They sell versions in other animal-inspired shapes, but they include fewer tools.
Looking for a unique, personalized gift? Kentucky artists The Davidson Workshop creates these wooden art pieces that look like record players. Each one comes engraved with the lyrics to a song of your choice, along with a custom message in the center of the wooden record sitting on its platter. Measures 13″ w x 9″ h x 1″ d.
Give your over-the-ear headphones a proper place to rest when you’re not wearing them. This handmade stand from AmbiColoredLight features a head-shaped sandalwood-veneered base. At its center is a light-up acrylic porthole that displays a laser-etched waveform graphic that can change colors to suit your mood.
Grab a boost of caffeine any time with Pocket Latte’s ready-to-eat coffee snacks. Each square of their caffeinated chocolate has roughly the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. They come in cream and sugar, dark roast, hazelnut, and lavender-vanilla flavors. Sold in packs of 12 or 24. You can grab individual bars at Vat19.
This compact LED lantern folds up for easy packing and opens up onto a kickstand when in use. It outputs up to 400 lumens of brightness and delivers smooth and even light in every direction. It’s just as useful for camping and working on indoor projects, and its integrated handle lets you hang or carry it while lit.
Arranging blocks of wood, foam, or fabric can help break up echoes in a room. These geometric acoustic panels from Shepit Workshop also double as a cool piece of modern wall art. They can be made in sizes from 25″ x 15″ up to 60″ x 40″, and in either stained or painted wood.
Accessory maker Craighill presents an elegant home for jewelry, coins, pills, or other small items you want to keep from getting lost. The Press Vessel is made from anodized aluminum, and its lid has a silicone o-ring for an airtight fit. Available in silver or black finishes. Measures appx. 2.5″ in diameter and 2″ tall.
This super-bright headlamp guides your way out of the darkness with up to 1080 lumens output. It offers up to 10 hours of battery life, three different brightness levels, and a strobe mode. Includes two rechargeable batteries, a carry case with a carabiner, and a USB charging cable.
Milwaukee Tools‘ portable, rechargeable light uses ten LEDs to provide a smooth and bright light for your projects. It has 100, 250, and 550 lumen modes, and can pivot 210º to direct light where you need it. It’s got a built in carabiner clip for carrying, and a magnetic base for attaching to car hoods and other metal surfaces.
At first glance, RovyVon’s carabiner looks like it’s just for holding keys. But look closer, and you’ll see that the titanium tool has a pocket knife built into its edge. It takes standard #11 scalpel blades, which are great for opening boxes, cutting twine, or hobby projects.
By moving their bolt-action mechanism to the middle of the case, GPCA was able to outfit their pens with a 100 dB survival whistle. They also feature a tungsten glass breaker, and their grips are marked for impromptu measurements. They come in four finishes: aluminum Space Silver or Jet Black, and titanium High Polish or Dark.
From freehand shaving to using a ruler or trimming guide, there are lots of ways to shave a beard. But we’ve never seen this clever hack, which involves using a funnel as a guide for cutting a perfect goatee from a full beard. Big Clive demonstrates the technique not once, but twice.
From James Beard award-winning chef Stephanie Izard’s bakery Sugargoat comes a delicious treat for lovers of sweet breakfasts. This very special dessert features layers of sourdough pancake cake with maple syrup-infused buttercream and a crumbled oat streusel on top. Serves one or more people depending on your mood.
Ballsy’s body wash combines cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing for a great shower time. Jojoba spheres give it a scrubby texture, aloe vera locks in moisture, and coconut oil to soothe raw skin. Comes in Ocean & Air, Forest & Fields, and Citrus & Cedar scents.
Forgot a Christmas gift for someone? Looking for something useful but inexpensive? Look no further than Everyday Carry for their list of 15 great little gifts that cost less than 15 bucks. We were surprised to find some great little flashlights, knives, organizers, and even a watch on the list.
Aidy Bryant created this trainwreck of a salad in a ridiculous SNL sketch earlier in 2020. Now Binging with Babish is here to close out the year with his interpretation of this mayo-, raisin-, and root-beer-filled nightmare meal. Can he remake it into something that’s actually edible?
The versatile Dremel Ultra Saw is one of our go-to power tools. Now it comes in a cordless version, so you can use it anywhere. It runs on a rechargeable 20V battery pack and can make quick and easy cuts through wood, metal, PVC, masonry, tile, and more. It can even do plunge cuts in the middle of materials.
Carpenter David Lundell enjoys making furniture that incorporates hidden storage compartments. Each one works like a puzzle box, requiring a specific sequence of actions in order to access its contents. Here’s another version he built for hiding away guns, booze, and a poker set.
Machinist Brian Howey of Automog designs and fabricates these smooth metal writing instruments. Available in brass, copper, or aluminum, the pens feature a satisfyingly clicky mechanism. Options include a cleanly-integrated pocket clip, a textured grip, and a custom leather pen case from UpState Handmade.
This palm-sized ratcheting socket wrench helps you turn bolts in tight spaces. Its center has a gimbal design which allows it to pivot on two axes, so you can squeeze into traditionally tricky locations and still turn it. Available in a 1/4″ or 3/8″ drive to fit a variety of standard sockets.
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