Tech & Gear

  • SecondShot Damascus Chopping Knife Has Handle Made From Recycled Skateboards

    SecondShot Damascus Chopping Knife Has Handle Made From Recycled Skateboards

    Skateboarding in the kitchen is not usually a very good idea, but the people at SecondShot have a new product that will let you celebrate your inner shredder while you’re choppin’ broccoli. It’s the SecondShot Damascus Chopping Knife, a Damascus steel knife with a handle made from recycled skateboards. That handcrafted handle is five inches […]

  • The Smokey Bear Watch From Filson

    The Smokey Bear Watch From Filson

    Smokey Bear has to rank as one of the top five most iconic bears of all time, after Yogi Bear and, collectively, the Care Bears. Now he’s getting into the timepiece game with watch brand Filson, a natural fit with Smokey thanks to its popularity with time-telling outdoorsmen of all types. It’s The Smokey Bear […]

  • NINE37 Timepiece Prints: Hang a Watch on Your Wall

    NINE37 Timepiece Prints: Hang a Watch on Your Wall

    It sounds kind of like a British insult: “Oh, hang a watch on your wall!” But actually it’s what you can do with the new NINE37 Timepiece Prints, a novel way to celebrate your love of watches without spending as much money as you would on a really nice one. In particular, the watches that […]

  • Mondegreen: Short Film Pays Tribute to Misheard Lyrics (Video)

    Mondegreen: Short Film Pays Tribute to Misheard Lyrics (Video)

    You may not be familiar with the term “mondegreen,” but you’ve undoubtedly experienced one in real life. It refers to the phenomenon of mishearing words in a song and thinking they’re something other than those intended by the songwriter and singer. The most famous is probably “‘scuse me while I kiss this guy” from the […]

  • Folded Vessel Home Storage From Good Thing

    Folded Vessel Home Storage From Good Thing

    George Carlin said that a person’s home is simply a place for their stuff, but the question of how to store and arrange that stuff varies from person to person and from home to home. One interesting approach is represented by the Folded Vessel, a nifty home storage solution from Brooklyn’s Good Thing design studio. […]

  • ATILIUM Power Bank Looks Like Old-School Pager

    ATILIUM Power Bank Looks Like Old-School Pager

    There aren’t too many downsides to the extinction of the pager. Cell phones are unarguably more convenient and offer many more functions than a pager ever could, but there’s one thing they lack: The aesthetic value of a pager. ATILIUM is a way to recapture that value, since it’s a portable power bank that looks just […]

  • ‘De-dimension': 2D/3D Furniture by Jongha Choi (Video)

    ‘De-dimension': 2D/3D Furniture by Jongha Choi (Video)

    Furniture that hangs flat against the wall but that can be taken down and used as regular furniture is the kind of thing people make cartoons about, but designer Jongha Choi has made it a reality with a collection of furniture entitled De-dimension. The concept behind these pieces is simple: They can be converted from […]

  • Spirit of Travel: The New Luggage Teaser From Louis Vuitton (Video)

    Spirit of Travel: The New Luggage Teaser From Louis Vuitton (Video)

    Earlier this month, Louis Vuitton announced an upcoming collaboration with famed Apple designer Marc Newson. Now, the brand has gone a step further in stoking enthusiasm for the collaboration, by releasing a teaser for the Spirit of Travel: The New Luggage collaborative collection. Apple fans will probably experience a twinge of familiarity with the Spirit […]

  • Levitating CUP: It’s a Cup That Levitates

    Levitating CUP: It’s a Cup That Levitates

    I’ve said it before, and I will more than likely say it again: Levitation is so hot right now. Just the other day I told you about the levitating phone charger that’s not actually a levitating phone charger, but the Levitating CUP now raising funds on Kickstarter suffers from no such misnomers. Yes, the Levitating […]

  • Paper Composite Bottle Opener: Made Out of Paper, Still Works

    Paper Composite Bottle Opener: Made Out of Paper, Still Works

    I probably don’t have to tell you that bottle openers are usually made out of metal, so as to be strong enough to pry also-usually-metal caps from bottles containing soda or beer. But you may not be aware that technology is now sufficiently advanced to create a bottle opener made from, believe it or not, paper. It’s […]