Start your weekend off with a little eye candy. We've given you backpacks made out of salvaged boots, a minimalist towel rack, and a chariot that doubles as a side table—these and more are the most beautiful items of the week.

Change the Shape of This Lamp With the Pull of a String

Overhead lighting is possibly the least flexible way to illuminate a room. Flip a switch, the bulb goes on, and light shines down. End of story. It you want to switch up the lighting for, say, a little more mood, you're out of luck. Unless you've chosen the impossibly clever Greta pendant lamp, which can throw light onto your ceiling with the pull of a drawstring. More »

The Best Towel Rack Is the One You Barely Notice At All

The world of contemporary towel racks just got a whole lot more interesting with this minimal, yet tantalizing design.
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A Totally Badass Backpack Made of Salvaged Bike Boots

Hammarhead Industries is a Philadelphia company known best for their repurposed motorcycles, but their latest creation—the HHI Day Pack—is gorgeous enough to deserve some time of its own in the spotlight.
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Your Chariot Awaits...for Your Snacks

Imagine loading this table up with snacks on the top shelf and beverages on the bottom, then rolling it out to your immaculately decorated modern living room for some serious hedonism—maybe a long movie marathon or a serious gaming session. Sure, there are lots of glorified TV trays that can do that. But few do it with the grace and sophistication of the Chariot table. More »

Could There Be a Cooler Maurice Sendak Tribute Than This Awesome Axe?

Maurice Sendak was important to us here at Gizmodo: His stories inspired us to follow our own internal compasses when our parents told us to stop wasting our time skateboarding or making movies or playing with gadgets. In an unhappy coincidence, we visited Best Made Co.'s New York City workshop on the day of Sendak's death. More »