Mirrored Tea Cups Perfectly Match These Patterned Saucers

You've probably heard the story of the painter who was able to perfectly match the color of a room to a priceless vase by simply painting the vase to match. That's the basic idea behind this matching Waltz Cup & Saucer set, whose mirror-finished tea cup will match any surface on which it's placed. » 12/17/14 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

A Tiny Aluminum Canister That Could Come In Very Handy This Winter 

There are plenty of gadgets you could wish for as you're sitting in the dark on a slow ski lift, with a dead phone, in freezing temperatures. Unless you are one of those people who carries more than just a phone and a wallet in your ski coat—which, congratulations—you will probably have none of them. » 12/16/14 5:00pm Tuesday 5:00pm

There's Not a Single Drop Of Ink On This Subtle Embossed Calendar

When your to-do list is a mile long and your schedule is booked solid, you've got enough on your mind to deal with—the last thing you need is a calendar covered in kittens to distract you. So South Korea's O-Check Design Graphics created this incredibly clean monthly planner that doesn't even have any calendar lines… » 12/12/14 5:20pm 12/12/14 5:20pm

A Lockpick School In a Box Gets You a Degree In Breaking and Entering

It's assumed that lock picking skills are really only useful for breaking into someone's office in search of sensitive documents. But in reality they could facilitate an emergency escape, or even let you back into your home, if you lose your keys. And this Lockpick School in a Box makes the learning process a little… » 12/11/14 5:00pm 12/11/14 5:00pm

An Adjustable Blade Lets This Automatic Mixer Fit Any Pot

They say a watched pot never boils, but an unwatched pot will go from simmering to burning in the blink of an eye. That's why the original Stirio was such a brilliant idea, it did all the stirring while you busied yourself with other prep. And it's also why Unikia has come out with an upgraded version of the… » 12/10/14 5:00pm 12/10/14 5:00pm

You Can Hang These Legendary American Data Visualizations On Your Walls 

Gift giving is difficult—go too general, and you look like you picked your gift off of Amazon's recommendation page, but target your loved one's hobbies, and you risk buying them something they already have. There is, however, a gift transcends interests and hobbies and personality types: Amazing maps from the 19th… » 12/08/14 5:02pm 12/08/14 5:02pm

14 Maps That Reveal The Hidden Beauty of Big Cities

In these decades of freely accessible online maps, it's totally normal to be addicted to what Wikipedia describes as a "symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, and themes"(best Wikipedia definition ever?). And when you are in love with maps, you want them… » 12/08/14 9:01am 12/08/14 9:01am

You Can Finally Buy Those Beautiful Wooden Kitchen Knives

First revealed way back in January of last year, The Federal's gorgeous set of wooden-clad kitchen knives were only objects to lust over, not actually buy. It was a tease, for sure, but enough people apparently said "want" that Warehouse has refined the design and put them into limited production. » 12/05/14 5:04pm 12/05/14 5:04pm

Iron-On Micro Fiber Patches Put Soft Screen Cleaners Everywhere

You know you're tempting fate trying to clean your smartphone's screen with anything other than a micro fiber cloth, but who outside of photographers always has one in easy reach? Anyone, with these iron-on micro fiber patches that let you hide screen and lens cleaners all over your outfit. » 12/04/14 5:00pm 12/04/14 5:00pm

Wear Any City You Like With Custom-Printed Map Clothing 

The appeal of maps lies in just how personal they can be. Your childhood street, your first big city apartment, your first house—these are all places we look back on with irrational fondness. There are plenty of stylish maps for your wall, but Monochrome lets you custom-print your favorite place onto tanks, t-shirts,… » 12/03/14 5:00pm 12/03/14 5:00pm

This Finger-Pinching Spinning Desk Toy Is a Shortcut to Worker's Comp

It's hard to define what exactly makes the perfect desk toy, because when you're bored even just a paper clip can be entertaining. What's most important is that it gives you an outlet for fidgeting, and this Main Reduction Gear Unit salvaged from a plane's engine and re-branded as a desk toy should fit the bill. » 12/02/14 5:00pm 12/02/14 5:00pm

Start Burning Off That Turkey With This Wood and Leather Weight Set

Rarely does fitness gear prioritize form over functionality (understandably) and that's why most of the time exercise machines and ellipticals are hidden away in a basement workout room. But wouldn't you be more inclined to exercise if your workout gear was in the living room next to the TV? This stylish set of woo… » 11/27/14 5:00pm 11/27/14 5:00pm

Hide Your Holiday Booze On Your Tree With These Ornament Shot Glasses

Nothing makes dealing with visiting friends and families during the holidays easier than a little liquid courage. But if you don't feel like sharing your libations, just decorate your Christmas tree with these screw-top ornaments that make it easy to hide your booze in plain sight. Every time you need a nip, just… » 11/26/14 5:00pm 11/26/14 5:00pm