Swiss accessory maker Encelade 1789 created these mechanical cufflinks. They use 34 stainless steel components and 8 ball bearings to allow the 6-sided die inside to tumble freely. Originally priced at $1000, they’re available in a limited quantities for this special price at Touch of Modern through 3/22/20 at 12pm PST.
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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, set into a glass and wood fram. There are dozens of designs to choose from, including the BMW E46 M3, Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R, and more.
This handsome gift set from Wild and Wolf’s Gentlemen’s Hardware collection contains titanium-coated steel tools including a hammer, tape measure, wooden ruler, pliers, and a multi-ratchet screwdriver. They all come packaged in a handsome wood carrying box, along with a carpenter’s pencil for marking measurements.
Asobu’s double-walled stainless steel sleeve keeps your whiskey and other cocktails chilled, while protecting your hand from the cold. The sleeve’s rubber insert slides securely over a standard rocks glass, which is included in the package. Available in black, silver, white, or woodgrain finishes.
UK leathersmith Victory Leathercraft is working on collectible pens made from oak timber from the famed ship HMS Victory. The wood was gathered during renovations of the British warship, which fought in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Available in ink or rollerball versions, and with an optional leather case.
Originally released in 2015, the latest edition of ARTCADE is packed with even more images of classic arcade marquee and cabinet art. Each of its images has been restored to capture detail, color, and contrast. In all, 300 coin-op machines are represented. Comes in a limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark storage sleeve.
Never go digging around your utensil drawer for a specific bar tool again. This kit packs in five stainless steel tools including a strainer, citrus zester, bottle opener, stirring stick, jigger, and bar knife, along with a plastic storage caddy. Makes a great gift for cocktail lovers.
The Tactica M100 is a compact multitool for cyclists and other people who often use hex bits and small wrenches. It comes with two bits, which you can store on the tool itself, and there’s an optional 12-bit pack. It also has a bottle opener, a package opener and a ruler.
So you’ve been tasked with bringing beer to the party. You could carry the bottles in the cardboard pack they came in, but what are you, a caveman? The only way to tote beer is in this top-secret briefcase, which securely holds six 12oz. bottles in its custom foam cutouts. Handcuffs sold separately.
Matt Parker’s book Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World tells tales of the catastrophic consequences of mathematical errors in everything from architecture, to sweepstakes, to air traffic control systems. Perhaps it’ll be the kick in the pants you need to actually pay attention in math class.
Wild Willies‘ useful gift set includes a variety of tools for everyday tasks while on the road. The 12-piece set includes a razor, nail clippers, hair brush, toothbrush, sewing kit, a card style multitool, carabiner multitool, corkscrew/bottle opener, and more, all in one easy-to-carry case.
Pix Brix are interlocking single-stud bricks for creating 2D pixel or 3D voxel art. They not only click together like LEGO, but can be securely locked side-by-side for flat artworks. A special multifunction tool makes the blocks easy to manipulate and disassemble. They’re also compatible with other major brick brands.
A very special gift for sneaker fanatics, Taschen’s 644-page coffee table book tells the storied history of famed footwear brand adidas through images. It features more than 350 pairs of shoes, including rare prototypes, one-of-a-kind originals, and iconic designs throughout the years.
Go squatchin’ at your desk with this silly plaything from Archie McPhee. A fun take on the old Wooly Willy toy, this version features an image of Bigfoot that you can groom using metal filings and a magnetic wand. Maybe you’ll even start a new Instagram fashion trend!
Want your plain black bag to stand out on the luggage carousel? You need one of Airportag’s playful bag tags. They come with funny illustrations and/or verbiage, and are made of a thick, durable plastic that should last a long time. They can be personalized with your information on back, or even your face on one design.
New Wave Toys‘ Replicade sixth-scale arcade machine is a playable miniature replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition cabinet. It’s got a 3.5″ color screen and working arcade controls. You also get a matching miniature USB fight stick. Save an extra 10% with code LOVE10 (expires 2/14/20).
Celebrate your love for old school cassette tapes with this useful desktop organizer caddy. Instead of magnetic recording tape, it holds sticky Scotch tape, and it’s got storage cubbies for pens, pencils, thumbtacks, or other small items. Available with a grey, blue, or pink label.
This playful pair of books from Flipboku is packed with fun drawing activities. The first book, Dots, has dot-to-dot puzzles which form six professionally-illustrated cartoon animations when complete. The second book, Lines, offers up six brain-bending animated optical illusions.
Do you or your kids digging into your piggy bank and take money out too often? The Lusen safe will help you resist that temptation, because it has no openings other than its money slot. This stainless steel cube must be cut open with power tools if you ever need to get money out. Measures 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″.
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.
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″.
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