In early 2017, protest artist Banksy opened The Walled Off Hotel, an actual hotel right in front of the infamous West Bank barrier. Now it has a gift shop where you can get miniatures of graffiti on the wall, t-shirts, and a mug with the hotel’s slogan: “The Worst View in the World.”
Creepy Candles‘ signature product is a realistic and life-sized hand-shaped candle. As it burns, the blood red wax inside melts and reveals a metal skeleton hand. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about smelling burnt flesh, because the candle has a pleasant scent.
Sphero follows up its neat BB-8 droid with R2-D2 and BB-9E (a new character that will appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi). The R2-D2 toy has a built-in speaker for its trademark bleeps and bloops, while the BB-9E toy has the same fascinating spherical body as BB-8.
Fill up your favorite protein lover’s belly with the delicious jerkies and nuts in Man Crates’ Caveman Crate. It comes with buffalo, beef, turkey, and venison jerky, along with tasty butter toffee almonds and chili citrus cashews, all packed in a sturdy wood crate.
Specdrums are electronic rings that let you map notes or sounds to any color around you. You can wear them, put them on sticks, and more. Their app lets you map colors to a variety of instruments as well as your own sounds. You can also use Specdrums with other MIDI apps.
JACE.design offers drinkware, phone cases, posters and more that you can customize with a print of your desired location or coordinates. For the cases, bags and posters, you can zoom in on or out of the location and pick from a handful of drawing styles.
We’ve seen several objects that use magnetic levitation. This floating pillow lets you show off the precious items that you already own. It’s strong enough to lift jewelry, watches and other small items. The base comes in wired and wireless models, and three colors.
Areaware says its latest bottle openers were “inspired by Norse mythology and Medieval history.” But we wouldn’t be surprised if the verbal pun came up before the visual one. Either way, these are cool tools to have. You can order both designs as one set to get a small discount.
Prima Games’ follow up to its NES book. Playing with Super Power is a nostalgic guide book. Not only does it contain tips for SNES games, it also has a history of Nintendo’s console and its classics, as well as associated art and music. Also available as an online book.
Just in time for Sonic Mania, Cook and Becker’s Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book has posters, covers, concept art and more from Sega’s archives. It also has a $125 Collector’s Edition that comes with a inner sleeve/book stand and a signed print.
Give your cat a different happy place every day with the Ripple Rug. It consists of a base rug and a detachable top layer peppered with holes. The top layer has Velcro strips that let you reshape it on the base rug. It’s made from recycled plastic bottles and is non-toxic.