The Princeton Desk Lamp by Schoolhouse Electric is almost certainly the ultimate “garage lamp”, it’s designed to be easily bendable so light can be focussed in specific areas and its beautiful, steam-punk design means it’ll look the part. Each lamp is handmade in the USA and they use the visually captivating Edison Marconi Bulb. Check out the Princeton…
Palmer & Sons is a company that specialises in the creation of leather bags, cases and accessories. Each of their bags is handmade using 10oz Havana Brown buffalo leather, brass rivets and rosewood and the attention to detail throughout is exemplary.
The Suunto Core Yellow Crush is a bit of a marvel, it has an altimeter, barometer, depth gauge, digital compass, a digital thermometer and if you get bored of all that, it also tells the time.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is the skunkworks division at Pratt & Whitney that focusses on rocket engine design, they build the engines that powered Curiosity to Mars and you can bet that there were a few of these coffee mugs being nervously sipped by rocket scientists earlier this morning.
This is one of those items that’d look fantastic on the desk in an office or study. Either that or in the garage on a prominent shelf.
The Elsinore Boot series feature an internal steel shank, a thick leather upper, a rubber sole, a zipper originally designed for paratrooper boots and a series of 5 alloy buckles down the outside to make sure they stay on no matter what the hell happens.
The Whistle Creek Survival Kit in a Sardine Can is one of those clever little items that we should probably all take with us when we venture off the beaten trail, it contains…
The weekender bag is an essential summertime companion, it has to be able to hold 3 days worth of clothing, a towel, shoes and it should look like the sort of thing you’d find on the deck of a yacht in the Hamptons.
The Bottle Key by MAKR is one of those sub-$10 purchases you make and then forget about, right up until the day you become a hero for being the only guy on the camping trip with a bottle opener.
This straight razor by Baxter is the last razor you’ll ever need, it’s manufactured in the USA by Hart Steel and the blade has a Rockwell hardness of 63, that’s harder than anything this side of a pointy diamond.
The card holder is one of those things we all need but rarely carry with us, my business cards are almost always slightly bent or dog-eared and so with this in mind I just ordered one of these.
There’s something to be said about the combination of classic design with modern technology, this beautiful iPhone case by Portel is handmade from high-grade leather and looks like it’s outlive most tortoises.