Created by the Swiss Barefoot Company, the Protection Sock is made with a patented knitted fabric consisting of 50 percent Kevlar, 32 percent polyester, eight percent spandex and 10 percent cotton. To protect the soles of the feet, the sock soles are laminated with eco-friendly PLC (printed laminated cover). You can watch the little demo video(above), the socks can provide as much protection as a sneaker can because its fabric can shield feet from cuts. SWB claims the socks can walk and run right over grass, beaches, rocks, glass, broken porcelain and can even be used underwater to prevent cuts from water corals.
Flying Carpet Rug by Ana Mir & Emili Padrós for Nani Marquina "Flying Carpet means life at floor level, a plain and relaxing topography, a domestic oasis. Its design makes it a comfortable and playful three-dimensional space to sit down, stretch out and relax, both at home and in public areas. Any of its corners can be raised with grey felt-covered wedges, giving it a new form that allows you to make yourself comfortable on it to read, watch TV or chat."
"Short of opening a bottle with a demilitarized .50 caliber bullet casing…which is exactly what this is. Made in the good ole US of A out of military grade ammunition, this bottle opener is probably the only way most of us are ever going to handle a fist-sized .50 cal round, but we're ok with that. " $20
Reviewed in the March & April 2012 issue of Cook's Illustrated as follows: "Not all recipes come from magazines and cookbooks, and a sheet of paper — whether it's a printout or a handwritten index card — can easily get lost in the countertop shuffle. The Recipe Rock offers a clever way to hold recipes upright." $14.97.
"Street is a collection of stackable units for storage and display of magazines, books and plants in public and private spaces. The system consists of four parts, a frame and a house, high and low unit. The units can be combined in different ways, for example as a shelf or a room divider. "
The Camelbak All Clear bottle features a strong UV lamp right into its cap. "Cleaning your water is quite simple: screw the cap in; hold the power button down for two seconds; and rotate the bottle while the UV rays do their work. The LCD screen counts down and lets you know when the process is complete and the water safe to drink. The UV system is claimed to zap 99.9999 percent of bacteria, 99.99 percent of viruses and 99.9 percent of protozoa in 25 ounces (0.75 liter) of water in 60 seconds time." The bottle includes a rechargeable battery that delivers about 80 purification cycles per charge, which is done via the included USB cable. The All Clear ships in March and sells for $99.
"Hans J. Wegner designed this desk for Andreas Tuck in 1955. PP Møbler took over production in 1972. The desk is a piece of classic Danish craftsmanship - simple, functional and modest." I love this desk.
The BioLite Stove is designed to "make cooking on wood as clean, safe and easy as modern fuels while generating electricity to charge phones, lights and other electronics off-grid." The BioLite team explain: "Open wood fires are inefficient, wasting potential energy and creating toxic smoke due to incomplete combustion. Carefully designed stoves that use fans to blow air into the fire can dramatically improve combustion. However, such stoves require small amounts of electricity to power their fans and most people who cook on wood are without grid or battery access. BioLite stoves solve this problem by converting a fraction of the fire’s thermal energy into electricity to power our combustion improvement system. Excess electricity is made available to users for charging small electronic devices such as mobile phones, LED lights, GPS and many others."
This Beardski from firebox looks cool, and makes me smile. "Hit the piste like Grizzly Adams' gung-ho nephew with your very own Beardski. Part insulating ski mask, part fake beard; these spectacular accessories will make you look like the most experienced man on the slopes - whether you're skiing, snowboarding or just watching the world go by."
This clever trash can allows you to store and reuse the plastic bags. From the website: ............................. Winner of the 2005 Pratt Product Design Competition, this clever trash can allows you to store and reuse the plastic bags that you collect from shopping in a neat, organized way. Simply loop trash bags around the cut-out sides and push them all the way down, creating a visual of stacked handles all along the side. When you are ready to use one, just move it up to the handles and hook so that it won't fall in on itself. Recycled polypropylene. 16"L x 8"W x 18"H. ............................. Green or Black. $18.
This USS Enterprise Coffee Table by etsy seller BarryShields. "This Star Trek table is made from ash, poplar and cherry wood. It took me a month to build it and 2 tries to cut the 1/4" glass the way I wanted but it turned out nicely."
From the website: ........................... Handmade in New Hampshire from natural stones found along the coast of New England and fixed with a stainless steel spigot with a stone lever. Due to the found nature of the stones, each is one-of-a-kind. Rock: Approximately 7" wide at widest point x 7 inches high. Spigot: 2.75" long. ........................... $125 ("alcohol not included").
A 1972 design by Franco Bettonica and Mario Melocchi for the label Cini & Nils. The lamp's cover serves as an on/off switch and reflector at the same time, allowing you to adjust the ambient brightness. 10cm L x 10cm W x 11cm H (4"L x 4"W x 4.3"H). .......................... €92–€125.
Rockidis a rocking chair and cradle in one. While softly swinging the rocking chair and reading a book or singing a lullaby, the baby falls asleep. When the baby outgrows the cradle, it is possible to reconstruct the rockid into a rocking chair.
"Just replace the metal lid with this cool new Cuppow sipping lid to transform an old-fashioned wide mouth canning jar into a uniquely interesting and inexpensive travel mug. It's an ingenious and funny alternative to the typical slick and expensive travel mug, but until they invent a canning jar travel mug insulated sleeve, you'll need to be careful with hot coffee and tea." $7.99.