All posts by Brandon Stanfill

Concrete Rings | By 22DesignStudio

Concrete Rings | By 22DesignStudio

Of all the things that could become fashion trends, jewelry made of concrete wouldn’t seem like one. Still, we’ve already mentioned concrete rings made by Beat Poet, and we bring you yet another today.

22DesignStudio was founded by a group of design students in Taiwan, and began making their concrete rings in 2006. They have created one of the more elaborate collections, utilizing light and shadow, shapes, layers, and lettering. They also feature the most interesting feature of concrete rings. With time, the rings will begin to wear, chip, and change, making the ring truly personalized to the wearer. With time, it won’t be just a ring, it’ll be a ring with a story to tell.

Amphibx Fit | Waterproof Armband

Amphibx Fit | Waterproof Armband

As much as our iPhones have become an extension of our brains, they still have one major hangup, namely that eternal “water+electricity” situation. This creates problems ranging from swimming to simply walking home in the rain.

The Amphibx Fit armband tries to remedy that. They have created an armband that is waterproof up to 12 ft. underwater, yet still gives you full functionality of your iPhone, Droid, iPod or any other large phone or MP3 player. Furthermore, even with the Velcro armband attached and a phone in place, it will still float. Combined with a pair of waterproof headphones (which are also available from the same site), and you’re set for whatever aquatic challenge you face in your day.

Whether you like music while you swim, or you just live in the rainy part of the world, your little gadgets will stay safe and dry.

LongReach | Buoyancy Deployment System

LongReach | Buoyancy Deployment System

Lifeguards have had a reputation for having the best jobs. They have the ideal place to work and at the very basic level, they get to save lives, which is always a plus. There’s now a new reason to envy lifeguards: They’re armed with bazookas.

Meet the “LongReach,” a way for lifeguards to save lives all the way on shore. With a range of 500 feet, a lifeguard can launch a projectile of bullet-shaped buoyant foam, which will then puff out into a life preserver shape when it hits the water. Multiple projectiles can be launched at once, and each is equipped with lights, making it easier to find even in the dark.

It’ll save your life and look cool at the same time, what’s not to love?

True Clean Towel

True Clean Towel

Who doesn’t remember their mother giving them that classic parenting line, “Put that down, you don’t know where that’s been?” Now, at least when it comes to your towels, you can know where it’s been, or at least, where you’ve put it before. Straight from a company rep:

While the concept is of course meant to evoke a laugh, it was designed to compete with any “luxury towel” and I think many girlfriends will also in particular, when sharing a towel, appreciate not drying their face in the same place their boyfriend dried his privates.

When you really think about it, there is a certain comfort in knowing that you’re not wiping everything with the same piece of fabric. Any way you look at it: luxury, humor, cleanliness, these towels come out on top.

Artifact Coins | By Ellusionist

Artifact Coins | By Ellusionist

Slight-of-hand tricks are always fun. They’re fun to do, a great ice breaker, and, depending on the gullibility of your social circle, an easy way to milk a few bucks out of your friends. While cards are good, sometimes they can be a bit obvious. Coins, on the other hand, can be taken anywhere and pulled out whenever needed. These beauties are the perfect coins for the job.

Made to specifications so precise that Ellusionist nearly lost their manufacturer, the coins are designed to have the perfect size, shape, weight, and texture for coin tricks. Pick up one of these and you’ll be a stylish magician in no time.

Tilt Knife Block | By Sidd

Tilt Knife Block | By Sidd

A knife block is one of those kitchen essentials you don’t really think about until you’ve stuck your hand into a drawer full of metal blades and realized that having your knives safely tucked away might be a good thing. When you finally do, give this beauty a look. Completely sustainable, it’s handcrafted from a single block of walnut with a Canadian Maple inlay with a beeswax and orange oil finish to highlight the grain of the wood.

It has a rugged, simplistic look that would fit in any man’s kitchen and not give it too much of a Martha Stewart feel. So get your steak knives out of the drawer and show them off in this. Your fingers will thank you.

Fogless Mirror | By ToiletTree Products

Fogless Mirror | By ToiletTree Products

Shaving in the shower has its benefits. The hot water and steam tend to make shaving easier and more comfortable, and the extra stubble just flows down the drain instead of collecting on your sink. There is one drawback to shaving in the shower. There’s no mirror, which doesn’t end well when metal blades are involved.

This Fogless Shower Mirror fixes that problem. Made of high-quality acrylic, this mirror won’t fog, rust, or shatter. It contains silicone pads to adhere to any surface without damage, a built in shelf for your razor, and a squeegee to wipe away stray water droplets. Simply fill the reservoir with hot water from your shower, and the temperature will stay level on both sides of it, eliminating fog.

Give this mirror a try, your skin will thank you.

LiftTrax Off-Road Recovery Gear

LiftTrax | Off-Road Recovery Gear

Off-roading is always a fun time, but there is always that one possibility that you’ll get stuck. The big issue with that is that usually, that requires two different devices to fix, one to lift the car, then another to give the car traction.

Lifttrax is the first multifunctional recovery tool. Designed by two engineers with a love for off-roading, the Lifttrax makes use of the pneumatic power of trapped air to lift the car, and a reinforced fabric that makes for perfect traction. They’re also strong enough to support up to 8800 lbs., yet small enough to fit in a duffle bag.

Every off roader needs one.