Four of These Clamps Will Turn Almost Anything Into a Table

Last year, Gizmodo wrote about a Kickstarter for the Floyd Leg, an age-old, simple-as-nails clamp that turns whatever vaguely table-sized piece of material you choose into, well, an actual table. It was a refreshingly simple invention amidst the usual morass of insane vaporware and weird personal projects, and now,… » 8/22/14 5:20pm Yesterday 5:20pm

A Star Wars Making Of Book That Focuses On Models, Not CG

Computer graphics and digital effects are integral to summer blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy today, but back in 1976 when Lucas created his visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic to help realize the original Star Wars, miniature models were the tools of the trade for special effects—as this limited… » 8/14/14 5:00pm 8/14/14 5:00pm

KitchenAid's SodaStream Machines Look Transplanted From a Fifties Diner

They might make it slightly cheaper to produce your own carbonated beverages at home, but those SodaStream machines aren't exactly the loveliest things you can put on your kitchen counter. Thankfully, the company has teamed up with KitchenAid who's given the machines a retro makeover and an all-metal design so they'll… » 8/12/14 5:00pm 8/12/14 5:00pm

Vanquish Blank Walls With These Awesomely Detailed Linocuts

Got a blank wall that needs a little love? I dare you to browse the prints at 3 Fish Studios and not find something you want to mount proudly in your apartment. Check it out: Godzilla! Robots! Ballparks! Architectural landmarks! Iconic landscapes! Old school game controllers! Mid-century-freaking-furniture! » 8/11/14 5:00pm 8/11/14 5:00pm

This Japanese Artist Creates a New Diorama Every Day

In this wild world, there is love, and there is crazy love. And then there's just crazy. Tanaka Tatsuya is full of all three. This wildly passionate Japanese artist creates adorable dioramas with miniature figurines and every day objects. The crazy part is that Tatsuya builds and photographs one of these intricate… » 8/08/14 6:00pm 8/08/14 6:00pm

Put This Compact Grill On a Stick To Turn a Campfire Into a BBQ

Believe it or not, when camping you can't just survive on toasted marshmallows and s'mores. You need vitamins and protein to keep you fuelled through canoe trips and hikes, but don't toss that pointy stick just yet. Grandpa's FireGrill is compact enough to bury in a backpack, but jam a stick into the end and suddenly… » 8/07/14 5:00pm 8/07/14 5:00pm

A Table That Looks Like Topography Is the Prettiest Way to Serve Tea

Drinking tea is already a pretty chilled out activity. The aromatic steam, the cozy cup, the soothing liquid, the overwhelming sensation of warmth and health. It's like a spa for your mouth. If you want to take your tea-drinking zen levels from Richard Gere to Dalai Lama, though, I have located the perfect tea… » 8/05/14 5:02pm 8/05/14 5:02pm

A Gesture-Controlled Headlamp Means No More Fumbling For Buttons

Headlamps aren't just for overnight wilderness treks, a hands-free light source can be useful for everything from detailed hobby work to fixing a car. And Olight's H15S is particularly useful for that last application, allowing you to activate its bright LED lamp with a simple wave gesture when your hands are covered… » 8/01/14 5:20pm 8/01/14 5:20pm

Being a Kitchen Timer Is R2-D2's Latest Side Job

As far as resumes for droids go, the skills and experience section on R2-D2's must be at least 100 holograms long by now. This latest Star Wars tie-in sees Artoo back in the kitchen as a simple $20 timer, counting off anywhere from one to sixty minutes with a quick twist of his rotating dome. When the time's up a… » 7/30/14 5:00pm 7/30/14 5:00pm

This Rubik's Cube Fridge Will Forever Be Unsolved

If ThinkGeek's Star Trek Borg Cube mini-fridge didn't do it for you, maybe its follow-up effort will get your geeky juices flowing. Drawing inspiration from another cubic pop culture icon, this Rubik's Cube fridge doesn't spin so it can never, ever be solved. However, it does solve the problem of how to keep ice cold… » 7/29/14 5:00pm 7/29/14 5:00pm

A Weekender Duffel Bag That Can Handle Your Sleeping Bag and Tent Too

When you're not flush with weeks of vacation time, short weekend getaways are the best way to take advantage of those warm summer months. And whether you're spending that time in a cabin or a tent, Alite's Great Escape duffel bag can hold everything you need for a couple days worth of rest and respite. » 7/28/14 5:00pm 7/28/14 5:00pm

These Scarves Are Printed With the Outlines of Cities Aglow at Night

We've all seen the glowing fingerprints of cities after dark: Manhattan as an orderly grid, London a sprawling mess bisected by the winding Thames, the ring of Paris's arrondissements. The patterns are recognizable but abstract, just right on a silk scarf that lets you subtly broadcast your city allegiances. » 7/25/14 4:20pm 7/25/14 4:20pm

Skip the Gnome and Put a Fallen AT-AT On Your Lawn

The exact reason why people feel the need to adorn their lawns and gardens with ceramic gnomes may never be known, but maybe it's a not-so-secret way to show their allegiance towards a race of tiny human-like fantasy creatures? If that's the case, why not instead display your loyalties for something a little more… » 7/24/14 5:00pm 7/24/14 5:00pm

These Graphic Prints Contain The Text of Your Favorite Books

There are lots of different kinds of love out there, but perhaps none more pure than between people and their favorite books. You could keep a copy of your one and only out at all times, prominently placed on a shelf at home, or you could spring for one of these posters, t-shirts, or totes from Litographs, which… » 7/23/14 5:00pm 7/23/14 5:00pm