31

Strung Stool

By: on July 18, 2013
Discontinued

In terms of my skills with a drill, a hammer, a screwdriver, or any item commonly found in the toolboxes of men who own toolboxes, I'd describe myself as a hit or miss. But leaning more towards miss. With resultant blood, thrown objects, and slightly damaged returns to IKEA. Strung Stool, though, while maintaining the masculine, DIY nature of putting shit together, eliminates the need for cumbersome tools and their domino effect of injury and frustration. I can tie knots! I can make haphazard geometrical patterns! Ergo, I can construct a Strung Stool.

Designer Not Tom's Strung Stool arrives in 4 parts: 3 steel leg/frame pieces, and 1 long cord. Combine them to activate Interlock, connect Dynotherms, raise Infracells, verify Mega Thrusters, and form a veritable Voltron for your butt. Buyers can mix and match stool leg parts, and choose from several different string colors to begin the Strung customization process. From there, weaving patterns that will form the stool's surface are limited only by the imagination (though Not Tom does have some suggestions for those who just want some instructions on how to frikkin' do it.)

I sense that someone will inevitably, and possibly smugly, be inclined to point out that they could buy a $20 metal-legged stool from Target or Office Depot or Craig's List, or dig one out of the trash for free, and tear off the padded seat, and drill some holes in the rim, and then thread their own piece of Survivor Man-approved paracord through it to create a truly DIY Strung Stool for a fraction of the cost. And as always, my response will be, "Yes. You could definitely do that. So pin a rose on your nose, and go do it. And while you're at it, could you please also make me some giant cardboard robot arms and some damn guinea pig armor?"

Anyone interested in owning a unique ropey chair who doesn't have the time or inclination to go all MacGyver DIY, pledge for your Strung Stool on Kickstarter by August 1, 2013.

December 2013 Update: Strung Stool funding was unsuccessful, and at present it does not appear that its creators have proceeded with producing it for the public.

Check it out

Glow Stones

Ambient Glow Technology's Glow Stones combine with concrete--they either mix in freestyle or nestle in methodically--to create everything from illuminated pathways to Fairyland to sculpted lawn ornaments to mood-setting...

Check it out

AbleNook: Rapidly Deployable Modular Dwelling

I'm nearly sold on AbleNook, a collapsible housing unit that requires neither appreciable time nor skill to assemble, based on its Kickstarter project's opening quote alone. From Albert Einstein: "We can't solve problems...

Check it out

Nimuno Loops LEGO Compatible Adhesive Tape

$11 - $50 from indiegogo »

LEGO my Eggo. Really. Stick a strip of Nimuno Loops LEGO-compatible adhesive tape on your frozen waffle box, or maybe the plate you're serving them on, and go to LEGO town building a fortress none shall pass as you eat...

Check it out

Armadillo Tea Canopy

The belly of a beast doesn't have to be Old Testament-style miserable and wet and reeking of rotting fish. Unlike Jonah, you'll be able to relish some shade from the blaring sun, some shelter from the summer rains, and...

Check it out

Etch Morphing Digital Clock

$1,375 from Etch »

The Etch clock engraves every minute of your day into stone. Figuratively speaking. Really it uses the trickery of 3D digital numbers and a colored elastic membrane to give the eye-catching appearance of chiseled time....

Check it out

Momentary Ink - Try on Your Custom Tattoo

$15 - $21 from Momentary Ink »

I wanted my girlfriend to dress up as the hot chick from Blindspot for Halloween so I could test out these Momentary Ink custom tattoos on her, but she was all, No! Absolutely not! I have a trial starting Thursday and...

Check it out

Heat Sensitive Tile

$33 from Moving Color »

I thought the Heat Sensitive Table was the pinnacle of cool in the realm of thermochromatic commmodities, but this Heat Sensitive Tile has just upped the ante. Inspired by the stunning lights of Alaska, Moving Color's...

Check it out

Nixie Chessboard

$660.52 from Etsy »

Now here's a new spin on smart lighting. Lasermad says their stellar Nixie Chessboard is the first and only Nixie tube-powered chessboard in the whole world, and I believe it. Who has the creativity to even come up with...

Check it out

Handmade Slanted Bar Glass

$120 from Glassblower Ben »

Calling the Slanted Bar Glass "handmade" isn't quite right. More accurately, it's lung-blown. The lungs doing all the blowing are those of Ben Dombey, a New Orleans glassblower who creates fine artisan bar glasses to...

Check it out

Scented Herb Temporary Tattoos

$18 from Tattly »

Yes, ma'am I do have a tattoo of rosemary on my arm. Wanna smell it? ... No, wait! It's not scratch 'n' sniff, it's.... Yes ma'am, I now have a tattoo of chopped rosemary on my arm....

Check it out

Inspired Designs Ferrofluid Sculptures

$25 - $150 from Inspired Designs »

Ferrofluid represents the glorious union of science and beauty. Of visual art and tactile interaction. Of workplace boredom and sweet desktop toys. Inspired Designs head inspirer, Kyle Haines, creates his ferrofluid displays...

Buy Now

Twist Whiskey Glass

Sold Out from Amazon »

I wouldn't normally take my whiskey with a twist, but if it's an Ashcroft Twist whiskey glass providing the service rather than a slice of citrus...you could probably twist my arm....