Keeping your keys in one spot is one of the most challenging things to do when you come home from a hard day’s work. The next day you wake up running ramped because you can’t find your keys and you’re already late to work. Thankfully the Magnetic Key Target from Bower can be placed on your wall, or wherever you see fit and you can simply toss your keys straight at it to watch them stick. It’s made from Maple or Oak and is big enough to throw other items at it besides just your keys. However, try not to throw the objects too hard after that long day, you don’t want to miss and put a hole through your wall because your long day will turn to a bad day.
Food and technology are coming together with the iBlock from Brooklyn Butcher Blocks. Simple in design and effective for the cooking process, this quality block of wood was made to hold your iPad while preparing your favorite meal. Each block is milled in Brooklyn with wood from Pennsylvania or Ohio and has an approximate cutting surface size of 12″x18″. It comes in several of Brooklyn Butcher Blocks signature finishes so you don’t have to worry about it not matching your beloved kitchen. With everyone turning to the internet for recipes nowadays, this is the perfect solution to your cooking needs.
This BookArc Mod from TwelveSouth instantly caught our attention due to the fact that we work back and forth between our MacBook and iMac here at the office. Basically, it’s perfect for everything that we do. Inspired by the masters of furniture design (i.e. Eames Lounge Chair), the BookArc Mod is beautifully crafted from hardwood and is available in a choice of espresso, birch, or walnut finishes. It features easy access to connect a widescreen external monitor with your favorite keyboard and mouse, while its been outfitted with two soft, interchangeable silicone inserts to ensure that any model MacBook fits snug in the slot.
Adapting to technology comes in the form of the Artifox Desk. It might look like a piece of wood slapped on top of a couple makeshift legs, but in reality this desk offers much more than what appears. Look around the desk and you’ll find that there’s a dry erase board on the right hand side to jot down notes, reminders, etc., it even comes with an eraser to match. Look closer and you’ll find that there’s a built-in dock for both your iPad and iPhone on the desk’s surface, while managing cord clutter to the best of capabilities happens underneath the surface. Organization also plays a huge roll (since this is minimalistic) with the placed hooks around the desk to hang whatever you feel should be hung.
Finding the problem and resolving it with a solution is basically the way a lot of start-ups and small business’ are operating these days. That’s kind of what Pro Music Marketing is doing by reinventing the guitar pick with PykMax High Performance Guitar Picks. By seeking out the problem they decided to fix it by designing a plectrum that’s held in by the PykMax, ensuring comfort and ease of grip so you won’t have that multitasking worry of holding it and playing at the same time. It’s available in two different sizes: small or medium body and doesn’t ensure that you’ll be shredding within no time.
Humans are really trying to perfect this thing we like to call “time.” MB&F’s Starfleet Machine is a great example of this, and a great example of innovative design. Switzerland’s only remaining specialized high-end clock manufacture L’Epée 1839 is the culprit behind the spaceship-meets-table clock. The award-winning company has taken hours and minutes and placed them on top of the central black dome by hand polished hands that follow the dome’s curved contours. Behind that is a smaller rotating dome, accompanied by a revolving radar dish that provides an intuitive view of remaining energy: five bars indicates the movement is fully wound (40 days of power); one bar means Starfleet Machine is running low on propellant (eight days of remaining power). Other notable features include double retrograde seconds in the form of turret-mounted laser cannons and shock protection system that minimizes the risk of damage when moving it around. This intricate clock is limited to 175 pieces and is available in light or dark editions.
We all have our preference for a dream home. Maybe you’d like that beach house sitting right atop the water, or that contemporary, party home in the Hollywood Hills. Even that bachelor loft in downtown catches your eye.
Whatever it is we would all like to live in a house that we want - a residence that stands out from the rest, a residence that we would certainly dream about. With that, we’d like to introduce our newest segment called: Day Dream. This is where we’ll showcase the pads that we so often dream about, with beautiful architecture and crafty interior design, how can you go wrong?
We never really think about the toxins that come with drinking a beverage out of plastic cups, plastic bottles, etc. When we came across Sustainable Drinkware from Dryad Coffee we knew it was time for a change. Their new line of drink-friendly products are carefully crafted using olive wood and white oak. By utilizing these highly dense and low porosity woods, it maximizes the cup’s durability and maintains the flavor integrity of your beverage, while also making it free from the harmful chemical additives found in most plastic and metal cups. Dryad’s main goal for this campaign is to not only produce sustainable drinkware, but to meet the standards for certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – a non-governmental, international organization “established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.” The full line of drinkware consists of mugs, travel mugs, and coffee collars, but who knows what the future holds for Dryad, I know we can’t wait to find out.
3D printing is taking design to levels we’ve never seen before and it’s only going to get better. We previewed the Philips 3D-Printed Lamp a couple of weeks ago, but smaller brands like Gässling need some love too. Breaking Bulbs are their version of 3D lamps, but are offered in a whole different type of light (aren’t we clever?) A collection of three different types of 3D printed lamps (Oops I dropped the Bulb, Wrecking Bulb, Bullet meet Bulb), Breaking Bulbs were made to capture the split second in time when an object is destroyed on impact. It features a 6-watt LED bulb, so you might need to buy the whole collection to light up a room. Other than that, the concept of these things is pretty crazy and it’s sure to draw some serious attention to the 3D printing world.
Maybe you don’t wanna overplay your iPhone with a full-on woodgrain case. If you’re more of a discreet design freak that also appreciates sustainability (kinda like us), then these wood bumpers from Grovemade are the perfect solution to your first world problems. Handcrafted in Portland from Walnut or Maple wood, these minimalist bumpers are lightweight and ready to take on the bumps and bruises that life has to offer. Grovemade couldn’t have said it any better, “a perfect solution for the minimalist seeking style and protection.”