Back in the day, we used to use 3.5″ floppy disks as coasters. All too often, our drinks slipped right off, and they were a bit lumpy. These laser-cut wood coasters from OttoAutomation seem like a better idea, and include shrunk-down 5-1/4″ style disks too.
Stratego is one of our all-time favorite board games. If you love the game too, then check out VikingCarpenter’s very special version, which features laser-engraved pieces and a 3-dimensional board, all packed in a handsome wood box, embellished with a vintage cannon.
Transport your keyboard and mouse to one of the creepiest locations ever captured on film – the interior of the Overlook Hotel from The Shining. Snappy Printing offers these rubber-backed fabric mats based on the hotel’s iconic carpeting. They also make a welcome mat.
This fun wall-mounted bottle opener from Leroy Woodworks doesn’t just catch your bottle caps, it sends them down a Pachinko/Plinko-style pegboard so you can bet on where they’ll land. Set up shot glasses, and turn it into a drinking game. Available with custom artwork too.
Etsy shop AJ Wallpapers offers highly detailed wallpapers, floor murals, and more that have a convincing 3D effect. One of its products is this wallpaper featuring vintage speakers. It’s a great gift for audiophiles and music lovers. Available on stick-on vinyl or woven paper.
Up for a fun and challenging project with a satisfying result? Look no further than this wooden model of a London-style double decker bus. Once you assemble all 216 laser-cut parts, you’ll have a working vehicle that can actually move up to 12 feet on rubber band power.
Baum Designs‘ custom faux leather coasters act as a not so subtle reminder to your guests to keep your drinkware from sweating all over your fancy table. The set of six includes a matching base to keep them organized when not in use. Also available in slate.
Etsy store Heritage Racing makes desk clocks that look like the speedometer or tachometer of classic cars. The clock face is a high quality glossy print. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including the BMW E46 M3, Porsche 911 Turbo and the Jeep Wrangler.
These beautifully-crafted metal chopsticks offer substance and permanence, while nodding to tradition with their bamboo-inspired form. Each one is molded from pure titanium, which won’t rust, and is resistant to germs. Available in black, silver, grey, or gold.
Jayden’s Apple makes nifty brass stencils that are perfect for sketch notebooks. The designs include arrows, flourishes, lettering, plants, speech bubbles, and more. The Journal Essential stencil kit includes elements for drawing checklists, calendars, circles, and grids.
Celebrate your home state every time you pop open a cold one. Brandon and Erin Spangler’s handmade bottle openers are shaped like each of the United States. They’re plasma-cut from steel and finished with black oxide. Sizes vary based on the shape of your state of choice.
33 Games creates teensy (non-functional) replicas of classic arcade cabinets and pinball machines. They’re extremely detailed, down to the mini joysticks and on-screen graphics. They’re built to 1/12th scale, and measure about 6″ tall. They even make a change machine.
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