This Titanium Card Is the Ultimate Do-It-All Wallet

Nobody likes a fat wallet, especially a fat boring wallet with no real tactical capabilities. That's what makes the Mesh Card so appealing. This slim slab of featherweight titanium works as a standalone wallet, a multi-tool, or just a useful addition to your existing wallet. It even prevents data thieves! » 8/26/14 5:00pm Tuesday 5:00pm

A Guide to the Golden Age of Corporate Logo Design

NASA. Audi. ABC. Lufthansa. The MTA. Beginning in the 1960s, some of the world's best-known corporate entities were immortalized thanks to the work a group of graphic designers who were responsible for introducing to the notion of "branding." And now, there's an anthology that collects them all in one place. » 8/25/14 5:15pm Monday 5:15pm

Kickball Ice Cream Maker Ensures You Earned That Tasty Dessert

Making ice cream is pretty easy: Basically, all you do is churn some milk and sugar in an ice-cold container. Usually, that container is a tub-shaped thing with a crank, but it could take any shape. Even, say, a kickball. Now you'll really make sure the kids got enough exercise before dessert. » 8/23/14 7:00pm Saturday 7:00pm

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 8/22/14 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