This compact steel multitool was designed by Joe Wu for CRKT. It packs in a pry bar, a bottle opener, a hex wrench, and an O-ring secured PH1 hex bit. It also has a wheel-style blade that’s ideal for cutting cord. It measures just 2.61″ long and weighs exactly 1 oz.
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Reporting for Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, automotive journalist and friend of The Awesomer, Micah Wright headed to the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon for an up-close look at some of the weird and wonderful custom SUVs, trucks, and vans on display on the show floor. That Daihatsu Midget truck is bonkers. Watch part two here.
Raise a few eyebrows with Brass Monkey’s tongue-in-cheek Hidden Agenda Planner, a cloth-bound daily planner filled with 366 days of random holidays and amusing trivia. What it doesn’t have is days of the week, making this book especially useful for procrastinators who might accidentally delay using it for a year or ten.
Nixon jams with the Grateful Dead for this watch collection featuring the band’s iconic artwork. Dancing bears, lightning bolts, skeleton hands and roses rock on Nixon’s classic Time Teller watch in three dial designs. 10 ATM / 100m water resistance means you don’t need to worry if the concert gets rained on.
Jeff Goldblum has some very distinctive mannerisms and speech patterns which have made him a frequent subject of impressionists. Vanity Fair asked Goldblum to review the quality of impressions by performers from A-list actors to TikTok comedians. In typical Goldblum fashion, he can’t say a negative word about anyone.
The savory sixth edition of Westland Garryana American Single Malt Whisky explores the intriguing merits of the Pacific Northwest’s rare Quercus Garryana oak, a new species to the whisky world. The 5,922-bottle release will next be followed by the second edition of Colere, another release in Westland’s limited Outpost Range.
To showcase the beauty of Brazil at World Expo Dubai, design studio Cactus created an awe-inspiring multisensory experience inside an enormous “digital canvas.” Images and sounds of Brazil’s myriad landscapes surround viewers via 140+ projectors that seamlessly map over two billion pixels per second. Ends 3.31.22.
Known for handcrafted custom skis, Romp Skis has expanded its line of off-the-rack designs. The backcountry Leif and the freeride Oso join the level 3 Mason, all-terrain Shepherd, and Romp’s original Zorro all-mountain skis. Each features cool graphics and colors to let you stylishly hit the slopes in all snow conditions.
Musician Seth Everman takes a moment to step away from his keyboard to bang on the drums. To spice things up a bit, he used them to add a whole new rhythm track to ABBA’s 1975 classic Mamma Mia. Seth, we challenge you to do the same with Herb Alpert’s theme from Casino Royale next.
Rhys Darby (Murray from Flight of the Conchords) stars in this high-seas comedy adventure series about a wealthy man who abandons his life of privilege to become a pirate. Taika Waititi, the busiest man in Hollywood, does double duty as Executive Producer and performs as Blackbeard. Premieres 3.2022 on HBO Max.
Woodworker Michael Alm previously showed us how he makes beautiful patterns from pieces of plywood. In this video, he shows how the technique can be used to create some truly extraordinary handle scales for axes and knives. We wonder if you could make a baseball bat using this method.
This clever TikTok video uses simple visual effects and editing to create some mind-bending transitions. By changing outfits and posing himself in precisely the correct positions between cuts, it looks like its subject is seamlessly moving between the digital world and the real world.
From TA+d’s limited-edition Artist Collection comes a genuinely unique and elegant writing instrument. Its aluminum body is wrapped in handwoven strands of bamboo for a distinctive, patterned look. It comes in brown, green, or black finishes with either a fountain pen or rollerball cartridge.
(Gore) Amazon’s uber-violent superheroes-gone-bad series The Boys gets its first spin-off. This animated anthology consists of eight short stories, each told with a unique visual style. This brief first-look teaser introduces us to a baby with similar superpowers to Homelander and the same disregard for human life. Premieres 3.4.22.
If you’re ever in a car accident and can’t open your door, smashing the window may be the only way to escape. This emergency tool can easily shatter a window and cut through seat belt webbing. It also packs a white LED flashlight, a red SOS light, and a 2200 mAh battery pack. Save an extra 15% through 1.19.2022 with code JAN15.
Based on David Rydbom’s “Bill the Butcher” custom knife, Spyderco’s Stovepipe has a hefty 2.78″ cleaver blade made from 20CV steel. Its handle is made from two pieces of durable, lightweight titanium in a rugged stonewashed finish. A large fingerhole in the blade makes for easy deployment.
GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines built this unique LEGO Technic vehicle that stores energy in a flywheel. A rig consisting of 21 Powered-Up L motors and six Smart Hubs transfers power to the flywheel, then the car can continue driving on its own. It doesn’t go very far but has enough torque to climb a hill.
Fans of Dungeons & Dragons will love this boxed set of postcards featuring images from the vast catalog of D&D art. There are 50 different designs from various editions of the classic RPG. Each image is repeated twice so you can frame half of them, and mail the other half to your friends.
Minibricks created this amazing miniature based on the scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King where Frodo faces Shelob, the giant spider demon. They crafted the environment by carving foam, while the spider and Frodo were 3D printed then meticulously hand-painted.
This set of three cotton dish towels adds a bit of color and nature to your kitchen. It’s just that these fine feathered friends have a bad attitude, and if you took a second to read what they’re saying, they’re over it. Sayings include “See You in Hell,” “Everything Popular is Wrong,” and “Hell Is Other People.”
We’ve seen how circular saw blades can be used to provide traction on ice – at least until they cut all the way through. The Q modified one of those wheeled “hoverboards” to ride on saw blades. He added metal plates to each of the blades’ teeth so it doesn’t dig in as much, but we still wouldn’t want to fall onto them.
This fun puzzle was inspired by David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy. Illustrated by Kev Gahan, the 500-piece puzzle features a scene of 1970s West Berlin filled with all kinds of colorful people, and Bowie scattered in the crowd in his various personas. There’s another Where’s Bowie? puzzle that takes place on the Moon.
This pocket knife features a skeletonized stainless steel handle design that reduces weight without compromising strength. It has a 3.12″ long drop-point blade and a frame lock. A ceramic ball bearing ensures smooth operation, and it includes a reversible pocket clip and a lanyard hole. Comes in black or stainless finishes.
We’ve seen all kinds of specialized factory equipment over the years, showing off some ingenious engineering to perform repetitive tasks. One of the more satisfying machines we’ve seen in recent times is this contraption that rapidly applies stickers to lemons as they glide along on the conveyor belt below.