Larch Wood Canada creates beautiful cutting boards using meticulously-selected sticks of Canadian larch. The end-grain pieces are lined up by pattern, revealing repetitive shapes that occur in nature. They also make custom countertops. See how they’re made here.
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The latest version of MRF’s credit card-sized multitool packs 60 survival functions in one, including knife edges, an axe head, firestarter, sundial, wrenches, a hex driver, and more. Made from 440c high carbon hardened stainless steel for durability. Comes with a leather carrying case to protect you from its sharp edges.
This limited-edition Monopoly board features 3D layered art by Charles Fazzino. The Atlantic City locations have been replaced with great cities from around the globe, each colorfully illustrated. Its set into a black frame with tempered glass to protect the board, and includes a matching parts box for storing game pieces.
Since his kids seemed to only want cash for gifts this year, Donnachaidha O’Chionnaigh of TwoClawsMedia decided to package up his holiday presents like action figures anyhow, rather than just handing over a fifty. He was also kind enough to share the designs in case you want to print up some for yourself.
From Duke Cannon’s Big Ass Brick of Soap line comes a set of three manly bars that smell like the great outdoors. Scents include a crackling campfire, leaf and leather, and the delightful aroma of fresh cut pine. Each bar weighs in at 10 ounces, so it’ll last a good long time. We highly recommend Duke’s tactical scrubby pouch.
The 70s, 80s, and 90s gave us tons of classic arcade games, and along with them came lots of great pixel art. Typeface designer Toshi Omagari’s book catalogs some of the many cool pixelated fonts which were used for displaying scores on arcade machines. ReadOnlyMemory has a limited-edition hardcover version as well.
This boldly-colored Fisher Space Pen features a smooth bullet shape and a case made from brass with a titanium nitride finish that produces an iridescent rainbow effect. Like other Space Pens, it can write at any angle, even upside-down, or in extreme temperatures.
StatGear’s keychain sized pocket knife has a handle inspired by the design of samurai swords. It’s made from grade 5 titanium, with a 2″ hardened 440C katana-shaped stainless steel blade. Also available in anodized aluminum for a bit less.
The game of backgammon is 7,000 years old; the USA heritage brand Pendleton is 150; and a mating of the two begat this. The travel-ready Pendleton x Chronicle Books Backgammon Roll-Up (also made for chess/checkers) looks like a Pendleton wool blanket, but it’s soft-coated canvas with a snap-on pouch for game pieces.
Looking for gift ideas for the man who has everything? We’ve picked some of the best gift items from 2019 which we think any guy would love to receive for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this December. We’ve got gadgets, wallets, watches, bags, tools, toys, and more.
NECA’s Bob Ross action figure depicts the artist as he appeared in his show The Joy of Painting. The figure stands 8″ tall and is fully articulated. It comes with a large easel display, a palette, two brushes, a palette knife, and a painting of happy little trees.
Common Fibers‘ unique, limited-edition billfold is made from real carbon fiber, with a cool geometric weave pattern, and a bold fire engine red interior made from sturdy ripstop nylon. It holds up to 8 cards, blocks RFID scanning, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty and up to 20 characters of engraving.
A bible for discriminating audiophiles and and industrial design junkies, Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design traces the evolution of all things audio, from the 1950s birth of specialty equipment to today’s cutting-edge design. Phaidon’s 272-page book has 300 images and the expertise of Gideon Schwartz, founder of Audioarts.
Stuff some stockings with some socks this holiday season. Specifically, these hilarious grey and green ones from Blue Q, decorated with the words “I almost died but it was just a cold,” along with an assortment of skulls and skeletons to commemorate your gift recipient’s near-death experience.
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