Household

Nessie Ladle

$12.99 from Animi Causa »

She waits. She lurks. She stalks. And then suddenly, out of the depths of my 8-quart stock pot, Nessie emerges. Oh the terror! The foreboding doom! The...hey, what's the Loch Ness Monster got in tow there? Is that a ladle...

Electric Heated Fleece Travel Blanket

$28.75 from Amazon »

This past weekend I had a horrifying experience with the elements. It was 37 degrees outside, a veritable monsoon was falling from the sky, it was accompanied by gale force winds of at least 972 mph, and I was stuck in...

Grill It Stove Top Grill

Sold Out from Amazon »

Here's a grill for the inside, which is probably more pleasant to use this time of year than a grill for the outside. And it doesn't take up a fat wad of space, instead installing over a single burner on your range. And...

Pot Minder Boil-Over Prevention Disc

$6.15 from Amazon »

Isn't half the fun of cooking making a ginormous mess? And then spending hours you could be eating your Beef & Fritos Enchiladas cleaning up the kitchen afterward? Hmmm...maybe not so much. One of the top culinary offenses...

Crystal Head Vodka Skull Wall Sconce

$247 from Etsy »

What to do with all those empty bottles of Crystal Head Vodka? I tried sending mine back to Dan Aykroyd for free refills, but it's been a few months and I still haven't gotten them back. So I think Rob of Moonshine Lamp...

Fahz - Your Face in a Vase

Oooh, a Rubin vase with your very own face to display on the mantel: nerds and narcissists, this Fahz is for you...

A Guide to Muscles

$22.32 - $70.68 from ArtSider »

Molecular biologist-turned-designer Eleanor Lutz regularly publishes the science-themed charts, infographics, and illustrations she creates on her blog Tabletop Whale. Here with the "Guide to Muscles" poster (officially...

OxyLED Eye Care Desk Lamp

Sold Out from Amazon »

L-E-Ds that don't make you want to crawl under your desk and take an N-A-P. (The OxyLED desk lamp will leave that to conference calls and the Ben Stein you've scored as a boss.) This ultra-low voltage and low temp light...

Schnelle Keychain Pocket Tools

$7.99 - $38.99 from Amazon »

Schnelle Engineering fabricates far more keychain pocket tools than will ever fit in your pocket, but if you can pick just one of the company's curiously-shaped designs, you'll be golden and FAA-compliant for cracking...

Rotating Orbits Clock

$150 from Studio Ve »

The Orbits is a 3D clock made of physics. A trio of rings intersect and rotate to display the time with depth, scientific artfulness, and in a way that will promote bumping into the clock every time you pass, and probably...

Bearded Year Transparent Overlay Calendar

Discontinued

I know we're almost halfway through January, but you still have, like, three hundred sixty...um...forty...like, a lot of days left in 2015 to 1) merit tracking by 2015 calendar and 2) grow a sick Arctic beard. Anna Marinenko's...

Yeti 150 Solar Generator

$199.95 from Amazon »

Sometimes it's kinda cool when the power goes out and you can pretend like you're camping in your own bedroom. Ha! Yeah, that's true for about 10 minutes once every 3 years, and only when it's between 65 and 72 degrees...

Curvit Shower Space Expander

Sold Out from Amazon »

Curvit is a clip system that holds shower curtains in a concave position, thereby increasing shower space by up to 50%. It's a simple, inexpensive, and discreet solution that arrives pre-assembled and installs in 3 steps...

Pro-Balance Adjustable Weight Knives

Pro-Balance of Hong Kong makes Red Dot Design Award-winning weighted kitchen knives for bodybuilders discerning chefs and other people who cut a lot. Their line of stainless steel knives features a hollow handle design...

Monsters in America Map

Monsters in America: A Cryptozoological Map of the United States provides descriptions and locations of origin for beasts ranging from the Jersey Devil, Bigfoot, Mothman, and Chupacabra to Shunka Warakin, Caddy, the Honey...

Kobayashi Mug

Sold Out from Amazon »

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that...he's gone...

Champagne Sabre

$139.95 from Amazon »

Sure, any jackass can sabre open a bottle of Champagne with a kitchen knife. But if I'm going to try that, I may as well just lay my fingers on the sidewalk and chop them off. Save bloodying up my mama's kitchen and wasting...

Volcanic Basalt Fiber Hanging Chairs

$1,918 - $3,517 from Etsy »

Latvian artist Girts Smelters began his volcanic basalt fiber furniture startup about 4 years ago in his country's capitol city of Riga. Today, his wickeresque hanging chairs have found homes everywhere from Google and...

Garage Beacon Smartphone Door Opener

$69.95 from Garage Beacon »

The Garage Beacon claims to turn your smartphone into an automatic garage door remote. I think this is a pretty good idea. Because I remember driving places with my grandpa when I was boy of 5 or 6. I'd sit in the car...

Philips Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock

$49.77 from Amazon »

I'll still probably want to Monkey Fist Philips' Wake-up Light to East Jesus when it begins its simulation of the sunrise at 10:30 each morning, but maybe the gradual brightening of my basement lair will remove some of...

Magnetic Wristband

$9.95 from Amazon »

Magwear has created a Magnetic Wristband for handymen, seamstresses, tinkerers, and people digging lost assembly parts from Christmas morning out of the carpet to use in their maker/builder/cleaner upper pursuits. The...

MudBlade Shoe Scraper

Discontinued

Sure you could use a knife to clean the caked dirt and gunk out of the crevices of your shoes. You could also use a knife to clean the caked dirt and gunk out from under your fingernails. But it's probably not the best...

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Eleventh Hour

Ye draggers of the gluteus maximus out there may not be relegated to--gasp!--leaving your house and buying holiday gifts in person just yet. Below we have accumulated a few non-sucky mail-order offerings that, at printing...

How to Build a Human Print

$22.32 - $70.68 from ArtSider »

Molecular biologist-turned-designer Eleanor Lutz regularly publishes the science-themed charts, infographics, and illustrations she creates on her blog Tabletop Whale. This How to Build a Human print is her latest brainchild...