NES Controller Mug

NES Controller Mug

Retro gaming fans, 1up your caffeine levels with this fun ceramic mug from Paladone. It features a level from the classic Super Mario Bros., and its handle looks just like the controller from the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Now someone needs to make a playable version.

Screwpop Inkbiner

Screwpop Inkbiner

It might have a funny name, but Screwpop’s Inkbiner is a smart little thing to hang from your bag or belt loop. The carabiner-style clip’s main feature is a small pen hidden off of its screw-off cap. The pen takes 2.75″ universal refills, and the aluminum and zinc alloy gadget also doubles as a bottle opener.

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Future Thoughts

Future Thoughts

From living rooms on wheels, to 3D printed humans, to transporter beams, to robotic construction workers, Animator Loek Vugs’ short film muses on some of the likely and unlikely technologies which lie ahead for future of humanity.

The Ridge Carbon Wallets

The Ridge Carbon Wallets

The Ridge offers its modern, hardsided wallets in both carbon fiber weave and forged carbon, which produces a more abstract, painterly look. The wallets hold from 1 to 12 cards without stretching out and block RFID scanning. Available with a cash strap or money clip. They also make titanium and aluminum variants.

A Tribute to Velcro

A Tribute to Velcro

Velcro is an incredibly useful product. But it’s not exactly the easiest product to make visually interesting. The guys at London’s XK Studio made this happen by creating digital macro images of a burr plant which served as the inspiration for the brilliant simplicity of Velcro’s hook-and-loop design.

Double-wall Rocks Glasses

Double-wall Rocks Glasses

Sun’s Tea’s glasses feature a double-walled design to help insulate their contents, keeping your spirits cooler longer, without hiding what they look like. Perfect for sipping whiskey all night long. Includes two 9 oz. glasses, each made from lead-free borosilicate glass.

The Rise and Fall of Emo

The Rise and Fall of Emo

(PG-13: Language) “The irritating screech of a dial-up connection was replaced by the equally grating sound of teenagers expressing themselves.” Ordinary Things turns into Ordinary People, as our host walks us through a history of the Emo movement, as it evolved out of punk into something more suburban, then imploded.

G7 Axe

This impressive 12″ survival axe from InvictusEdge not only chops wood, but it also packs a nail puller and a hex head driver on the back end of its head. It’s constructed from 440C stainless steel, with a durable and grippy G10 handle. Save 21% in The Awesomer Shop.

Duct Out

Duct Out

Motocross freeriders Robbie Maddison and Tyler Bereman avoid Los Angeles traffic by hopping onto their dirt bikes, and heading off of the freeway, popping wheelies through the city, and pulling impressive stunts through its iconic viaducts. The apex being an epic 46-foot jump into the L.A. River from the 1st Street Bridge.

Nicron B70 Flashlight

Nicron B70 Flashlight

This versatile flashlight features a head that can rotate 90º, as well as a heavy duty magnet in its tail. Its 800-lumen LED casts a beam visible up to 670 feet away, and can output red or green in addition to its clean white light. It’s IP65 waterproof and USB rechargeable. Available in black or in a 950-lumen camouflage version.

Drawing 100 Versions of Batman

Drawing 100 Versions of Batman

James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist loves to draw complicated scenes featuring lots and lots of characters. In this clip, he meticulously illustrated 100 versions of The Dark Knight as seen in his many different guises over the years. Join James’ Discord community for a chance to win a print of the finished image.

Fidgetland Bernie

Fidgetland Bernie

Keep your fingers occupied with this different kind of fidget toy. This pocket-sized plaything is made up of multiple metal cylinders which spin around a central ring. Roll its center around the palm of your hand, or play with its individual rollers between your fingertips. Available in four sizes, from 1″ to 1.75″ diameter.

Foggy Forest MTB

Foggy Forest MTB

Mountain bike rider Mark Matthews takes us on a wild first-person ride through a foggy stretch of forest on Vancouver Island. As the greenery and trees whip by, we couldn’t help but think of the speeder bike chase on Endor, just with smaller trees.

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Chateau de Sable (Sand Castle)

Chateau de Sable (Sand Castle)

We only recently came across this ESMA animated film from 2016, but it’s too good not to share. The award-winning CGI short follows the story of the guardians of a sand castle, as they make their last stand against a terrifying enemy.

Teale Designs Pry Tools

Teale Designs Pry Tools

Virginia Beach tool shop Teale Designs handmakes a variety of useful pocket pry bars, each of which features a bottle opener and a lanyard hole. Some models also hold a screwdriver bit, too. We particularly like the perforated designs, which not only look cool, but reduce weight. They come in stainless steel or brass.

Mini Planets

Mini Planets

Artist Thomas Blanchard follows up his stunning short film The Other Side with a more singular effort, filling our screens with colorful planetary bodies and galaxies. Like his other works, there’s no CGI here – the images you see are made entirely from paint, oil, inks, and soap.

LaCrosse Aero Timber Top Duck Boots

LaCrosse Aero Timber Top Duck Boots

How do you improve the original duck boot? Make it warmer and more flexible by replacing the traditional rubber shell with waterproof AeroForm polyurethane so it doesn’t transfer cold. Coupled with a water-resistant, full-grain leather upper and heavy-traction soles, the LaCrosse Aero Timber Top is built for slushy, muddy tasks.

Dream Cream

Dream Cream

(PG-13: Cartoon Nudity) Need a dose of silliness to break up your otherwise mundane day? Look no further than Noam Sussman’s hilariously weird and wild animated short film about an elderly couple who becomes hopelessly addicted to a face cream because of its psychedelic properties.

Me & Mr Cigar

Me & Mr Cigar

Legendary Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes has unexpectedly become a kickass book author for teens. Gibby’s debut novel is as brash, twisted, fearless, and darkly hilarious as he is. The chapter titles alone deserve a Newbery Medal.

Upconverting Vintage Footage

Upconverting Vintage Footage

Using neural network tech, Denis Shiryaev was able to take some very early film footage, and upconvert it to display at 60 frames per second. The original Lumière Brothers film, Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat dates back to 1896. There are definitely some strange artifacts, but it’s unusual to see such old footage moving so smoothly.

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Podcast Guest Trophy

Podcast Guest Trophy

Ever been asked to appear on a podcast? Have your own podcast and frequently ask friends to participate? Topatoco’s cheeky award is the perfect prize for every podcast guest. The 5-1/2″ tall trophy features a microphone and a generic name badge so no engraving is needed. Plus, the more you buy, the cheaper they get.

Engineering Living Robots

Engineering Living Robots

Researchers from The University of Vermont and Tufts University have created tiny “xenobots,” which use living cells manipulated to perform tasks. AI algorithms guided the microsurgery used to create these organic machines which could someday clean microplastics from oceans, or repair organs in our bodies.

The Cat Concerto Live

The Cat Concerto Live

Way back when, there was a Tom and Jerry cartoon that featured Tom cat attempting to to play a concert while Jerry mouse tried to nap inside of his piano. CANACANA pays tribute to Hanna Barbera’s melding of music and animation by performing Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 synced up perfectly with the cartoon.

Legbreaker

Legbreaker

This quirky platform puzzle game has two interesting constructs: 1) you can only jump twice in each level; and 2) you break one leg each time you jump. Azaan Lambkin’s submission to itch.io’s Finally Finish Something 2020 contest ironically has a bug that keeps some players from seeing the game’s ending.

Zelda: The Blood Moon

Zelda: The Blood Moon

Writer/Director Zane O’Gwin and Cinematographer Devin Supertramp created a truly impressive fan film from the Zelda universe. As the story unfolds, a battle lures our heroes into a tragic scenario, and Link must carry on into old age alone. Behind the scenes footage here.

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