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Nitecore TINI 2 Flashlight Anniversary Edition

Nitecore TINI 2 Flashlight Anniversary Edition

This special edition TINI 2 celebrates 15 years of Nitecore. The keychain-friendly flashlight outputs up to 500 lumens for 15 minutes in turbo mode and features a gold-finished stainless steel body. It also has 15-, 65-, and 200-lumen modes with longer runtimes. Charges quickly via a USB-C connection. Just 1000 will be made.

ScrewDriverKing Driver Multitool

ScrewDriverKing Driver Multitool

Chiseled Design created what they call “The king of all screwdrivers.” This 18K gold-plated multitool packs 40 functions in one. Its magnetic body holds 27 different 1/4″ driver bits, a 9-in-1 spoke wrench, a file, inch and metric rulers, a bubble level, and more. It also can open packages with ease.

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Rusty Drill Bit into Golden Kunai

Rusty Drill Bit into Golden Kunai

Random Hands pulled off one of the most dramatic transformations of an object that we’ve seen. They started off with a rusty old industrial drill bit, heated it up in a forge, and reworked it into a pointy Japanese kunai. It took a whole lot of work to get it into the right shape, then they polished and finished it with a 24K gold plating.

A Very Expensive Nail

A Very Expensive Nail

Despite the name, a 3″ long 10-penny steel nail costs about four cents. We’re certain that this handmade golden nail by W&M Levsha cost quite a bit more to create. With its surface engraved with intricate patterns, this is one nail that you definitely don’t want to strike with a hammer. Wait until you see its secret purpose.

G-SHOCK GM2100MG-1A “The Moon” Watch

G-SHOCK GM2100MG-1A “The Moon” Watch
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Inspired by the bumpy lunar surface, this analog-digital watch is one of the boldest G-SHOCKs we’ve seen in a while. Its forged bezel, vapor-deposited dial, metal band ring, and buckle are all gold ion-plated, and its caseback has an engraved moon design. We only wish the rocket packaging was available in the U.S.

Making Mini Gold Bars

Making Mini Gold Bars

For thousands of years, gold has been one of the most valuable commodities on earth. In this video from Factory Monster, they take us inside the Korea Gold Exchange for a satisfying look at how nondescript bars of gold are melted down, flattened, cut, and stamped into pristine 999.9% pure gold ingots for resale.

Gold Porcelain Robot

Gold Porcelain Robot
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Seletti’s Gold My Robot adds a bit of wonder to any room. Designers Selab + Alessandro Zambelli created this playful decorative accessory inspired by robot toys from the 1950s and 1960s. But instead of being made out of metal, this robot is made from porcelain with a gleaming golden finish. Measures 11.8″ tall.

If the World Turned into Gold

If the World Turned into Gold

Inspired by the myth of King Midas, Kurzgesagt takes on a hypothetical situation that none of us were worried about: what might happen to the planet and its occupants if all of a sudden everything turned into gold. Physics aside, it’s an entertaining thought experiment with all kinds of ridiculous consequences.

Stay Gold Print

Stay Gold Print
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Referencing Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and Susan E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders,” Stellavie’s gold-on-black print reminds us to stay true to ourselves and to maintain quality in our lives. The 27.5″ x 20″ piece is silkscreened on Italian fine art paper with gold ink. Edition of 250 prints, each signed and numbered.

Kintsugi Court

Kintsugi Court

In Japanese art, there’s a process called Kintsugi, a mending method which uses a mix of resin and gold powder to repair objects, accentuating the repair, rather than hiding it. Paying tribute to this tradition, artist Victor Solomon renovated a South L.A. basketball court using a similar method to fill in cracks in the court.

Aeon Gold Lagio Laptop Desk

Aeon Gold Lagio Laptop Desk
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This upscale lap desk upgrades your WFH space even if it’s on the couch. It’s inspired by fancy executive desks, with premium leather work surfaces with gold accents, and adjustable height legs. It can also be upgraded with modules like Bluetooth speakers, a USB reading light, and a power bank. There’s also a matching storage bay.

The Universal Golf Club

The Universal Golf Club

The main difference between all of those irons you carry around in your golf bag is the loft angle of its metal wedge. Stuff Made Here managed to engineer a single, mechanical golf club that could replace of a whole bag of irons. The club can also automatically adjust based on desired distance in the middle of the swing.

The Art of Gold Beating

The Art of Gold Beating

In this vintage 1959 newsreel from British Pathé, we go inside a UK factory where they transformed gold bars into incredibly thin sheets of gold leaf. According to the narrator, a single gold bar could cover 9000 square feet with the leaf it produced. We’ve got tendonitis just watching the guys doing the hand-hammering process.

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Good as Gold

Good as Gold

Created by Tobias James and Derek Man of Marble, this darkly comic short film is a modern day take on the tale of King Midas. It tells the tale of two men who stumble across a magical washing machine that can turn anything into gold. But things go rapidly downhill as greed gets the better of them.

Low Poly Gold Lion

Low Poly Gold Lion
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Gold lion’s gonna tell me where the light is. Urban hunters, bring the king of the jungle to your home, office, or business with this shiny, low-poly, golden trophy lion head. It measures nearly 3 feet-tall, and is handmade in Ukraine from MDF plywood, paper, and plastic.

Golden Gun Prop Replica

Golden Gun Prop Replica

Factory Entertainment is offering the best replica we’ve seen of the weapon from James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun. It has 18kt gold plated components, including a fountain pen, lighter, cigarette case, cufflink, and a “007” inscribed bullet. Comes with a wooden presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.

Rock On Headphone Stand

Rock On Headphone Stand
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Give your headphones an appropriate home between listening sessions with this stand from Luckies of London. The hand-shaped stand is posed in the familiar devil’s horns gesture, signifying that you’re ready to rock. It’s made from cast resin with an antique gold finish. We promise Gene Simmons won’t sue you if you buy it.

Bottle Beetle

Bottle Beetle
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Pop open your bottles with this big shiny bug that kind of reminds us of The Mummy for some reason. This scarab beetle’s giant horns make quick work of bottle caps, and its gold-plated zinc alloy body is far harder to crush than a real bug beneath your foot.

Can You Forge Solid Gold?

Can You Forge Solid Gold?

To celebrate his 1 millionth YouTube subscriber, metalsmith Alec Steele went out and spent over $4500 on a 100 gram solid gold bar. He then set about the task of seeing if he could apply his forging skills to the notoriously soft metal. We wonder how many dollars he left on his anvil.

Making Sand and Gold Art

Making Sand and Gold Art

Artist Tim Bengel shows off the making of the first of his works from his upcoming Monuments exhibition – an incredible large-scale piece which appears out of nothing, after painstakingly dusting a sticky surface with black and white sand grains and gold leaf.

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Casio G-SHOCK GA710

Casio G-SHOCK GA710

Casio is calling the new color schemes on the GA710 “garish” but we just call them “awesome.” The B-Boy inspired gloss black and gold metallic is our fave, but the black/silver and black/blue semi-matte designs are slick too.

Gold-coated Popcorn

Gold-coated Popcorn

Berco’s bestselling popcorn costs $6 for a bag. But 2 Chainz’s show isn’t called Most Bestsellingest Sh*t, so the Chicago-based shop brought its Billion Dollar Popcorn, which is coated with 23K gold and some expensive salt. It costs $5 for one kernel. Humanity is hopeless.

How Gold Leaf is Made

How Gold Leaf is Made

Gold is the most malleable metal, but it still takes a ton of manual labor to turn it into these silky sheets. This documentary by the Japan Science and Technology Agency shows how Japanese craftsmen painstakingly turn gold bars into gold (alloy) leaves.

Gold Skull Armchair

Gold Skull Armchair
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Designed by Harow, creators of the Black Skull Armchair, this very special edition is for supervillains with deep pockets. Its luxurious black velvet seat is surrounded by a handmade steel and fiberglass structure, coated in 24-karat gold, bringing its price to a cool half-mil.

Royal Canadian Mint Tour

Royal Canadian Mint Tour

A few years ago, comedian Rick Mercer toured the Royal Canadian Mint, which refines, stores and makes coins out of gold. While inside, Rick did what the average Joe would do: try and nick some of the shiny stuff.

Golden Axe

Golden Axe
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If the next Bond villain is a hipster, this should be his signature weapon. Man Ready’s decorative axe has a 3.5lb axe head plated in 24-carat gold. Its handle is made of hickory and can be customized in any color.

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