Arts & Design

Pirates vs. Ninjas Checker Set

Good vs. evil. Man vs. wild. Pirates vs. ninjas. The classic battles of humankind. For generations, men have debated whether pirates or ninjas were more bad ass than the other. For once, we might have an answer! The Pirates vs. Ninjas Checkers Set embattles the two warriors from the comfort of your coffee table. Each set is handmade. Both large ...

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Barbie Table Football Fits Perfectly in My Princess Bedroom

Barbie Foot is a Barbie doll-themed table football or foosball table. It’ll no doubt fit like a glove in your princess themed room. A perfect match with your Hannah Montana night light. Just becuase the Barbie Foot is gender-aware, doesn’t mean there isn’t a dose of racism. I see a brunette Latina type Barbie, but where’s the black Barbie? You ...

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Swiss Army Cutlery Holder

If you put enough sharp knives in the Swissarmius Cutlery Holder, you’ll have yourself one hell of a large multi-tool. While it’s not exactly pocket sized, you can cause some real damage with this thing. No longer just for survival, this kitchen gadget will keep you fully equipped to handle any emergency which might arise in the preparation of an ...

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Sci-Fi Shades of Sheet Metal

What happens when you give a couple of nerds some copper, a CNC plasma torch and a lot of time? Simple. You wind up with a set of copper masks that look like they’re right out of Star Trek. The shades are actually based on a 2000-year-old design by the Inuit, an artic tribe from back in the day. I’d ...

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Eye Dot Me Light

Now I know what Michael Jackson was finally talking about when he uttered the lyrics “Somebody’s watching me.” Clearly he was referring to the Eye Dot Me, a lamp created by Simon Schiessl and Felix Hardwood. Part of the 2009 DMY Berlin Design Festival, the Eye Dot Me features a bunch of high-powered LEDs that create the illusion of an ...

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Land Rover Defender: Fire & Ice Edition

You’d think that with the entire automotive industry in complete peril, a near-bankrupt company like Land Rover wouldn’t be cranking out limited edition luxury vehicles. But sure enough, it is and they are pretty sweet rides I must say. Only 850 “Fire & Ice” edition Defenders will be made and each will cost a whopping $95,000. The amenities? “The interior ...

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Toys That Make No Sense: Knit Star Trek Meerkats

I don’t have a problem with Meerkats. They are a fine animal and an all-around interesting species. I just don’t see their place in the Star Trek universe. But, hell, why the heck not, right? Some of you Star Trek purists might be a little turned off, but for the most part, I think these hand knit Star Trek Meerkats ...

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The Anonymous Hugging Wall Allows Hobos to Feel Loved

Sometimes you just need to be held. Everyone has felt a dreariness only curable through the touch of another affectionate human being. The Anonymous Hugging Wall, designed by Keetra Dean Dixon as part of the Methods & Apparati for Social Facilitation and Mood Elevation project, allows anyone who passes some free love. I could always use a good hug. It ...

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Hey… Did Anyone Else Notice There’s a Horse Hanging From the Wall?

“Yeah, hey, I was just wondering if anyone else noticed that headless horse hanging on the wall. No biggie. Doesn’t seem that out of the ordinary. Just wanted to know if it’s some sort of conceptual piece or the result of the acid I popped this morning.” “Nope, it’s a horse.” “Ahh, nice, nice.” The “Untitled” piece by Maurizio Cattelan ...

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Vibram FiveFingers

Have you ever seen such a unique article of footwear? I sure as hell haven’t. These are called FiveFingers. They’re shoes produced by a company called Vibram. You can get them in four different styles, with some more equipped for hiking and others for water sports. Multiple color choices are available, so if you don’t dig the tye-dye job above, ...

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