We’ve always been wowed by the craft of Kumiko. Inspired by the elegant Japanese latticework, Make With Miles created a unique electric guitar with a body that incorporates the technique. After cutting and assembling the wood, he filled the openings with tinted epoxy for contrast. He also made a matching amp.
Make Anything’s Tippi Tree is a party game that challenges players to stack and interlock blocks but in a more organic way than Jenga. Maker Devin Montes has now built a giant version of the game out of wood. If you want to play some Tippi Tree for yourself, you can purchase the design for 3D printing from MyMiniFactory.
The vast majority of computer mice are made out of cheap plastic. Artist Uri Tuchman wanted to create something with a bit more substance, so he took the electronics out of a mouse and painstakingly crafted a new enclosure out of brass then engraved it with an ornate filigree pattern.
Boston’s Bridge and Harbor handcrafts accessories from leather and wool. Among their wares are these motel-style key fobs sewn from leather reclaimed from vintage footballs, baseball gloves, boxing speed bags, and hockey goalie gloves. They also make unique wallets from the same kinds of materials.
Ukraine-based shop Flampic makes wonderful wooden desk lamps. Among their creative designs is this adorable dog lamp. Its articulated legs and tail let you pose it in a nearly endless variety of charming poses. Available with metal wing nuts or handcrafted wood hardware.
Built in the USA by the great bootmakers at Danner, this leather tool belt is a good looker and a good worker. It’s made to last, constructed from thick suede and natural leather. Features two large and three small pockets, a full-grain leather hammer loop and tape holder, and an adjustable web belt for waists 29”-46.”
Custom King Design’s titanium rings offer a unique method of personalization. Each one can be engraved with a fingerprint sample you provide. It’s a great way to remember a loved one and keep them close all the time. The rings come in a variety of styles, sizes, and finishes.
Enjoy every sip of your whiskey in style with this beautiful drinking glass, featuring a design inspired by a comet orbiting the Sun. Each is handcrafted using traditional Japanese techniques, creating a textured surface with an irregular but polished edge. Holds 380 ml. or 12.8 oz., and packaged in a wooden container.
We’ve seen some pretty sweet items made from recycled wine and whiskey barrels. In this video from Ryan Hawkins of West Coast Boards, he shows how he broke down two oak barrels and rebuilt their staves into a beautiful, end-grain butcher block that weighs nearly 50 lbs.
In this video from woodworker JAR Made, he how he made a unique accent lamp that lets light shine through gaps cut into a wooden shade. By making horizontal and vertical kerf cuts, he was able to bend the wood into a hyperboloid shape reminiscent of a nuclear cooling tower. He also placed an Alexa voice assistant inside.
Wild Oaks Metal Works handcrafts these unique desk lamps from steel and copper. Their conical shade and articulated base pay homage to the iconic Anglepoise lamp, but with a brawny industrial look. The gears and chains are functional too – turn the crank to adjust its height. They also make a double-headed version.
Bexar Goods makes this leather wallet with a design clearly inspired by Sheriff Woody from Toy Story. Its body features a yellow plaid pattern and is accompanied by blue, cow print, and red bandana accents. Each one is hand-stitched and has four card pockets and a cash compartment. It’s also available as a slim credit card wallet.
Proud Owl’s distressed wood rack provides easy access to your vinyl collection. Its asymmetrical design faces half your records forward and the other half sideways. Its right side has just enough room for a turntable or for displaying trinkets. It comes in various colors, with or without legs in 6″, 12″, or 20″ lengths.
UK woodworker Silas & Such make a variety of racks for display and organization. This rustic reclaimed wood shelving can showcase a mix of knives, watches, and other small collectible items. It measures 35.4″ w x 16.9″ h x 4.3″ d and can be wall-mounted into studs or used freestanding.
Muntok’s elegant roll-up chess set is handmade from vegetable-tanned leather. Its spaces are stitched in place, while its chess pieces are each made from a leather disc with a hand-embossed rank icon. The included storage tube holds pieces and stays closed with a leather strap.
Hold on to your camera with a secure and stylish strap made from strong and versatile 550 paracord. Zander Creatives handmakes these straps in a variety of colors to suit your individual style. They’re fitted with heavy duty rings and lobster clips, and come in 38″ and 47″ lengths.
At first glance, this looks like an ordinary log. But there’s something hiding inside of it. When it’s given a firm shake, a series of castles rise from its surface, much like the opening credits of Game of Thrones. These ones were posted by Ctoom, but you can find similar pop-up sculptures over on Etsy.
There’s something about sipping coffee or tea from a quality mug that makes the ritual even more enjoyable. Coffeify makes these beautiful ceramic mugs with intriguing designs inspired by nature. Each has a wooden handle for a cool grip, a matching lid, and an insert for straining loose tea. They also make a glass version.
This substantial handmade pen comes from Belgorod, Russia’s WarmKnives. It’s been machined entirely from titanium and has a bold, linear texture along its entire length providing grip and style. It takes a Parker refill and its threaded cap can be stored on its rear for safekeeping. Find more unique pens in their Etsy shop.
An unnamed artist from China shows off a unique handmade phone case that’s so steampunk that its gears actually turn. It might not be the most practical design, but it sure looks awesome. We found a similar case you can actually purchase over on Etsy, or you could just glue some gears on your own and call it a day.
Remember to live every time you take a sip from this ceramic stein in the shape of a human skull sitting on a tree stump. Each mug is hand-sculpted by Trevor Foster Studio and glazed with shades of brown to bring out its rich details. It holds up to 16 oz and is heat and dishwasher safe with the artist’s mark embossed on the bottom.
You can buy oversize wooden dice on Amazon and Etsy, but none of them look nearly as rich or substantial as this handmade version by Gao Wood Lab. Watch as they transform a block of African blackwood and brass into a beautifully-inlayed jumbo die. Now, will you please make us a giant D20?
Commemorate your adventures and travels with these outstanding wood artworks from Topo Trail Maps. Each one is custom-made by artist Trevor Crosta based on a trail you specify. They feature deep, 3-dimensional carvings of the terrain, and come in two National Parks designs, as well as a rectangular floating frame.
Known for handcrafted custom skis, Romp Skis has expanded its line of off-the-rack designs. The backcountry Leif and the freeride Oso join the level 3 Mason, all-terrain Shepherd, and Romp’s original Zorro all-mountain skis. Each features cool graphics and colors to let you stylishly hit the slopes in all snow conditions.
From TA+d’s limited-edition Artist Collection comes a genuinely unique and elegant writing instrument. Its aluminum body is wrapped in handwoven strands of bamboo for a distinctive, patterned look. It comes in brown, green, or black finishes with either a fountain pen or rollerball cartridge.