Tyger Survival Shovel

Tyger Survival Shovel

This collapsible carbon steel and aluminum shovel fits inside of a compact carrying bag, yet offers 16 functions. In addition to shoveling, it works as a saw, hammer, axe, wire cutter, screwdriver, hacksaw, knife, hook, hoe, ice pick, firestarter, whistle, disgorger, ruler, and even a bottle opener. A must-have in every car trunk.

Animating Classical Art

Animating Classical Art

Motion designer Agustín Vidal Saavedra takes us through the process of digitally manipulating images from 15th century church ceilings into a trippy moving image using Adobe After Effects. Find more of his wildly inventive animations on Behance and Instagram.

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FusionLens 2.0 for iPhone

Give your iPhone videos a cinematic look with FusionLens 2.0. This clip-on lens can shoot 23:9 anamorphic images, 8mm wide angle, and 210º fisheye shots. Its dual-lens covers both the front and rear cameras for 180º selfie shots, and stitching together 360º panoramas. Available for iPhone X/XS/XS Max, XR, 11, and 11 Pro/Pro Max.

The Human Test Vol. 4

The Human Test Vol. 4

“Have you ever taken just the top half of an everything bagel with the misplaced confidence that in this world exists one person excited to find just the bottom half?..” ZeFrank digs into the human condition for office workers in this new episode of his Human Test series, which has spent nearly 7 years on hiatus.

Odds of Superpowers

Odds of Superpowers

Reigarw Comparisons already showed us the chances of winning big and how we might perish. Now they’re back to explore just how unlikely it is that you’d possess one of the many real-world “superpowers” that our genes can bestow us with. Now imagine how slim the odds are of having multiple mutations.

Eafengrow Tactical Folding Knife

Eafengrow Tactical Folding Knife

This substantial and minimally styled knife is great for hunting, camping, or everyday carry. It’s got a D2 steel straight blade with a 3.5″ cutting edge, a thumb stud for easy access, and titanium alloy handles in either matte silver or blue. Measures 8.2″ long when open.

Engineering Product Sounds

Engineering Product Sounds

Did you know that vacuum cleaners don’t actually need to be as loud as they are? Cheddar explains how companies often manipulate the sounds their products make to make them more satisfying, to provide feedback, and to demonstrate that they are actually doing their job.

DIY Concrete Chair

DIY Concrete Chair

Most furniture is made primarily from wood or metal, but HomeMadeModern’s funky, angular chair is crafted from steel-reinforced concrete. He made the chair’s mold using strips of melamine, hot-glued, and sealed with silicone caulk. By filling the inner core with foam insulation, he was able to dramatically reduce its weight.

Pendleton Crested Butte Gym Bag

Pendleton Crested Butte Gym Bag

Trade in your stinky old exercise tote for Pendleton’s rugged, but refined, wool blanket bag. The cylindrical Crested Butte Gym Bag is Western style at its best, sized for a change of clothes, toiletries and towel, plus exterior and interior pockets for your small stuff. Has a practical polyester lining and a removable shoulder strap.

Why We Say “OK”

Why We Say “OK”

It’s a word we hear every day – “O.K.”, “OK”, or “Okay” is an acknowledgement that we understand something. But most of us have no idea why we say it. Vox delves into the history of the word, and how it became the nearly universal affirmation it is today.

VW Bug Keyring Light

VW Bug Keyring Light

Fans of the classic Volkswagen Beetle will want to grab Troika’s officially-licensed mini version. The shiny chrome-plated cast metal object perfectly captures the iconic bubble style of a 1964 bug, and its headlights double as an LED flashlight. Measures 0.71″ x 2.17″ x 0.59″.

Home

Home

Designer VisualDon has created all kinds of wonderful video eye candy, including this emotive and calming image of an astronaut on an endless walk along the lunar surface as the Earth hangs in the distance. The video is available for free download for non-commercial use, or can be licensed for commercial use.

Sketch Wallets

Sketch Wallets

Do you love to doodle? Now you can carry your sketchbook whenever you carry your cash and credit cards, thanks to Sketch Wallets. Available in a variety of sizes and textiles, each comes with a stubby #2B pencil and a refillable pad for drawing on the go.

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Drop x THX Panda Headphones

Drop x THX Panda Headphones

Enthusiast gear retailer DROP teamed up with THX to create the ultimate Bluetooth headphone. These cans have phase-correct planar ribbon drivers, a low-noise THX AAA amplifier circuit, and Sony’s LDAC wireless codec to produce audiophile sound without wires. They offer 30+ hour battery life, and can be run via a passive wired connection.

Which Is Stronger: Glue or Tape?

Which Is Stronger: Glue or Tape?

When it comes to holding things together, two of your best bets are glue or tape. Elizabeth Cox and TED-Ed explore the science behind adhesives, and which are the best for specific uses. We always wondered what kept glue from sticking to its own container, and now we know.

Away x Pantone Classic Blue

Away x Pantone Classic Blue

Luggage maker Away partnered with color experts Pantone to create this limited-edition series of bags, done up in the 2020 color of the year Classic Blue. The hard-shell roller bags come in four sizes, and can be ordered with or without a built-in USB battery pack. Hand-painted personalization is also available.

Are Iguanas OP?

Are Iguanas OP?

While they look pretty badass, iguanas are pretty innocuous creatures, feasting on crickets, and lazing around under a heat lamp. But TierZoo asks us to reconsider our opinions, as they evaluate the mid-tier lizard’s skills to see if the they’re more impressive than you might think.

Chelle Vinyl Record Storage

Chelle Vinyl Record Storage

Chelle is a modular vinyl record storage system that’s both practical and good looking. Each of its stackable, dividable wood crates can hold to fifty 12″ albums, and can be easily carried. The optional Chelle Cube turns the crates into furniture, with a locking, slide out shelf, available Corian top and adjustable chrome feet.

Million

Million

We highly recommend going full screen on the biggest landscape mode display you have to get the most out of this playful montage of ultra-widescreen animations made by a team of Montreal designers and curated by Rémi Vincent. The sequence originally appeared on a massive 50:9-ratio projection video wall for MAPP Montreal.

World’s Greatest Drag Race 9

World’s Greatest Drag Race 9

In a quest for straight-line supremacy, MotorTrend gathered a dozen of the fastest sports cars money can buy. With cars like the McLaren Senna, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Jaguar XE SV Project 8, and Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, it’s gonna be a tough competition down the runway – first in a 1/4-mile, then in a 1/2-mile drag race.

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Adulting Merit Badges

Adulting Merit Badges

Celebrate life’s little achievements with these amusing merit badges for everyday tasks. Winks for Days’ embroidered iron-on patches let you pat yourself on the back for basic things like leaving the house, watering the plants, and eating your veggies. Sold in sets of three.

Walmart: Famous Visitors

Walmart: Famous Visitors

For their 2020 Super Bowl commercial, Walmart invited a variety of sci-fi characters to come pick up their online orders. We’ve got the extended version of the ad spot, which includes visits from Bill of Bill and Ted, Marvin the Martian, Groot, the aliens from Mars Attacks, Men in Black, Arrival, and Flash Gordon, among others.

Heroclip 3-Pack

Grab a pack of Heroclip’s versatile hanging carabiners, and suspend up to 60 pounds of gear anywhere. With their innovative center swivel, they’re great for keeping bags and lanterns off of the ground when camping, storing items in your garage, and much more.

Valtcan Carabiner Multitool

Valtcan Carabiner Multitool

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.

The Black Hole Technique

The Black Hole Technique

Artists, put down your paint brushes for this one. To achieve this abstract painting technique, you’ll just need some acrylic paints, a mixing cup, and a workbench you don’t mind getting messy. Tiktus Color Art shows how a mix of pouring paints and canvas tilting can create some sweet marbled patterns.

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