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Hugo’s Amazing Tape

Hugo’s Amazing Tape is a reusable, adhesive-less tape that clings only to itself. I’ve heard it’s popular with board gamers and embroiderers who need to keep a lot of small items neatly organized, but since it’s so easy to remove and reuse, it’s also quite useful around the house and office. These are just a few of its uses: Cable management (more…

Brinno Construction Time Lapse Camera

The school I work at built a new playground over the summer. We wanted a simple way to record the process in order to build a time-lapse video after it was built. The Brinno BCC100 Construction Time Lapse Camera was the absolute perfect tool for the job. It runs off 4 AAA batteries that last 78 days. It records onto an included 4 GB SD…

SF Cable Ultraflat CAT6 Ethernet Cable

For all the greatness of Wi-Fi, wired ethernet is typically faster and more stable. In my new  house, I had CAT6 ran to every TV location to hardwire all of my Rokus. In one of the rooms, we decided that we wanted to swap the TV location to another part of the room. I ordered a 45-foot roll of flat CAT6 cable.…

Delta Faucet 54424-PK 9-Spray Handheld Showerhead

This Delta 9-spray handheld showerhead is pretty great, for several reasons: It’s strong enough to feel like I’m getting clean (2.5 GPM flow rate) without feeling like my skin is being melted off. As the name suggests, there are 9 different spray settings to choose from. Variety is the spice of life! It has a “pause” button that basically reduces the shower…

Studio Neat’s Simple Syrup Kit

After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign for their Neat Ice Kit, the boys at Studio Neat are back with a new Kickstarter project: the Simple Syrup Kit. Simple syrup—a concoction of sugar and water—is great for sweetening both iced coffee and cocktails. We almost always have a jar of the stuff in our fridge. To use Tom and Dan’s words, the Simple…

Chamberlain’s Leather Milk

If you’re like us and enjoy quality leather bags and such, you know how important it is to properly care for and maintain the leather’s finish over time. Chamberlain’s Leather Milk is the right tool for the job, and is even what Saddleback Leather recommends for their products. There are actually five versions of the stuff, each with a different purpose: No.…

Texas Tan Leather Coasters

Need: Volume 9 is out, courtesy of our friend Matt Alexander and his team. Plenty of great items and photography to gawk at, but the things that really grabbed my attention were these Texas Tan Leather Coasters. They’re handmade in Texas from English bridle leather and measure 4″ in diameter. But mainly, they’re gorgeous. These are the kind of coasters that will…

‘Will It Waffle?’ by Daniel Shumski

If there’s one thing I love in the morning (besides my daily regimen of coffee injections), it’s a good Belgian waffle. So, you’ll understand why I’m more than excited about Daniel Shumski’s upcoming cookbook, Will It Waffle? You’ll learn how to waffle all sorts of stuff: bacon, eggs, hash browns, muffins, French toast, mac & cheese, sweet potato gnocci, potato and cheese…

Hard Graft Refresh Dopp Kit

The Refresh Dopp Kit is a vertical bag for your home or travel toiletries. The vegetable-tanned leather exterior can stand up on its own, while the water-resistant wool felt lining (with zipper enclosure) keeps everything nice and dry. Get it for $269 at Hard Graft.

Kanex DoubleUp — Two-Port USB Wall Charger for iPad and iPhone

As the title suggests, the Kanex DoubleUp is a wall adapter that accepts two USB cables. It’s powerful enough to charge two iPads relatively quickly, thanks to each USB port’s 10.5-watt output, and it has helpful status LEDs on the front to let you know if your device is fully charged (green) or still charging (orange). I like that it’s small enough…

Cameron Moll’s Letterpress Posters

You may or may not already be familiar with Cameron Moll’s work over at Authentic Jobs, but did you know he also painstakingly recreates pieces of architecture in letterpress form and sells prints of them? If not, now is a good time to look at his store because he’s having a buy-one-get-one-free sale until July 31, 2014. My personal favorite is the…

General Purpose / Desk Scissors by Ernest Wright and Son Ltd

I know it seems a bit silly to be writing about a pair of scissors, especially ones that cost £22 (~$38 USD) but watch this video and you’ll see just how much care goes into every set. They’re made from professional-grade, hand-tempered carbon steel blades, and each pair is guaranteed for life. The company will even re-sharpen the blades for you decades…

City Prints Spaceflight Maps

These Spaceflight maps are perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of going to space. From Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 mission routes to lunar landings and even to a Kennedy Space Center launchpad, these prints are sure to make your inner astronaut happy. They’re printed on heavy pearlescent paper stock, giving them a beautiful and subtle metallic shimmer. City Prints carries the…

Synology DiskStation DS213j

The Synology Diskstation DS213j NAS—recently reviewed by our own editor Shawn Blanc—is an excellent way of storing all the stuff on your home network. With two drive bays that can handle up to 10 TB of HDD storage, a gigabit internet connection, and a boat-load of add-on apps, there are so many ways to use the DS213j. Just a few examples: Family…

‘Exceptionally Great Espresso — Art & Science’ Print

As this print’s store page says, “Great espresso is both an art form and a science” Crafted with custom inks on beautiful Italian paper, this 20″ x 27.5″ print celebrates espresso by describing its theory and preparation in great detail, accompanied by illustrations. Get one from stellavie design for an introductory price of 59,95 EUR (~$81 USD) + 10,55 EUR shipping (~$14).

1888 Mills Luxury Cotton Made in Africa Bath Towel

You know how they say you shouldn’t skimp on getting a nice bed because you spend a third of your life sleeping? I think a similar rule should apply to towels—at least if you’re like me and shower every day. That’s not to say you need the most top-of-the-line towel in the world, but having a really nice one makes all the…

Zoku Slow Pops — Mini Pop Molds

Summer is already halfway over, but there’s plenty of hot weather left before we move on to more civilized seasons. If you’re still looking for ways to beat the heat, you could do worse than picking up these mini-sized Zoku Slow Pops molds. They let you make up to 9 ice pops at once, which are easily removed from their silicone casings.…

The bttn

The bttn is an interesting little gizmo that reminds me of a Griffin PowerMate but without the volume-dial component. What looks like a simple colored button (hence the name) is actually a web-connected device capable of executing interesting commands, similar to those of one of our favorite services, IFTTT. In fact, IFTTT is a service bttn is capable of tying into, along…

‘Creative Thinking’ Poster by Grant Snider

This morning, artist Grant Snider posted a comic about creative thinking that really resonated with me. As it turns out, he offers 11×17 posters of all comics on his site, and this one would be perfect for hanging in a creative workspace. The site isn’t set up like a typical ecommerce store per se, but the shop page does provide instructions on…

Waring Pro WMK600 Double Belgian-Waffle Maker

I grew up eating (and loving) cheap frozen waffles, so when my wife and I received a Belgian waffle maker as a wedding gift a few years ago, we didn’t expect to use it much. Once we finally tried it though, we knew there was no going back. The only downside is that the process is slow, especially noticeable when we have…

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