One of the best parts about going to a museum is the ability to look at rare artifacts from across the world — and beyond. The Mini Museum lets you do exactly that, right from your own desk. Available in small (11 specimens), medium (22) and large (33) sizes, each museum is handcrafted, encased in resin, and individually numbered. What's inside? Only some of the craziest, rarest stuff imaginable, including some of the oldest matter ever collected, chunks of dinosaur egg, pieces of the Berlin Wall, and even chips of a T-Rex tooth.
More art-object than timepiece, the Atmos Hermes Clock ($42,000) is truly a functional thing of beauty. A three-part collaboration between luxury brands Hermes, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Saint-Louis, this crystal bubble globe houses an incredible piece of time-keeping technology: the Atmos clock. The world's only mechanical timepiece that does not require any winding from a human hand — it uses changes in the surrounding temperature to interact with a gas-filled capsule that expands and contracts to wind the movement. With design from Hermes, and master hand-made glass craftsmanship from Saint-Louis, this clock represents an incredible partnership, ingenious craftsmanship, and attention to detail completely uncommon among average household items.
Send a subtle hint to Santa that all you want to see under the tree this year is a fresh pair of Js, with an Air Jordan 1 Christmas Stocking ($45). These hand-sewn stockings look like a classic pair of Air Jordan 1s, styled in a timeless and recognizable colorway: red, white, and black. Made from felt material, they measure 15 and a half inches long and nine inches wide — plenty of space for all the loot you could ever dream of, or the most comprehensive shoe-cleaning kit money can buy.
Channel the best parts of your old Kentucky home — whether you've been away from the Bluegrass State for years, or you just want to be constantly reminded of its great food and fast horses — with Scents of the Commonwealth Candles ($22). They're available in three scents: fried chicken, made by frying chicken in all-natural soy wax; Ale8, scented with essence of ginger and fresh citrus; or Kentucky Derby, crafted from subtle vanilla bourbon and mint. Each one conjures memories that will bring you right back home, no matter how far into the world you've strayed.
Relive summers spent in this great nation's greatest treasure, or just fantasize about the trip of a lifetime you always meant to take with these Muir Way National Park Maps ($35-$245). With beautiful color maps of national parks ranging from Acadia in Maine, and Joshua Tree in California, to Mt. Rainier in Washington and Zion in Utah (22 in total), you're sure to find your favorite outdoor destination. Also choose from a range of attractive color palettes, sizes from 13 by 19 to 24 by 36, each one printed in high-quality inks that will last for years.
While Baseball season may be winding down to a close, and your head is likely filled with thoughts on your Fantasy Football draft, it's never too late to show allegiance to your team. Topps Archive Prints ($65 and up) are wall-sized art prints of your favorite players in their prime (whether they played in the 70s, 80s, or 90s), framed and ready to adorn the walls of your man cave, living room, or garage. Each print is painstakingly recreated from the original baseball card design, and made to look like its source material, down to the worn edges and printing pattern.
On November 23 Sotheby's of New York will host an auction benefiting Project RED, selling items curated and customized by iconic industrial designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson — among those items is this gorgeous Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos 561 RED Clock ($TBA). This customized Atmos 561 Clock is housed in a Baccarat crystal bubble, and features a display that tracks the calendar dates, phases of the moon, and the time. Red accents on the hands and text on the watch face recognize the RED charity, while setting this one-of-a-kind timepiece apart from the original model.
Fresh off an Emmy win and with only one episode remaining, Breaking Bad continues to solidify itself as a main attraction in the television hall of fame. Countless products have already been released to capitalize on the shows status, but it's nice to see something that is well done and created by a fan of this unparalleled show. The Walter White prints ($50) illustrate the transformation of Bryan Cranston's character beginning with Walter White, through Heisenberg, and the newly introduced Mr. Lambert. Available as individual 18″x24″ posters, or as a set of 3 11″x14″ smaller prints, every poster is hand signed and numbered.
It's no secret that the city of Detroit, Michigan, is in a tough spot, but the guys bringing us the Reframe ($50) are dutifully making the best of a bad situation. Made out of reclaimed wood sourced from deconstructed, abandoned houses in the Motor City, these frames let you beautifully display a five- by seven-inch card or print. The frames are finished on the faces, but left rough on the edges, to help remind you where they came from. Each order comes with a subscription to receive a small supply of nicely-designed cards, so (unlike the houses in Detroit) your frame won't sit empty for long. [via]
Add a sense of order and a splash of vibrant color to your apartment, house, or office with A To Z Prints ($60). Presented as collections of retro trading cards, these posters are giclée printed on high-quality art paper, ready for framing and hanging on your walls. Choose from several options, including: maps of countries and continents, matchbox labels, classic movies, vinyl album covers, soccer stars, and objects of industrial design. Each card corresponds to a letter of the alphabet, and the numbers one through nine, letting you play a sort of flashcard game as you try to identify the subjects — the final card in each series contains all the answers.
Adorn those bare walls in your apartment with classic film art featuring the prototypical James Bond, Sean Connery. These Vintage James Bond Posters ($1,600 and up) are not reproductions, they are original posters from two classic James Bond films: Dr. No and Goldfinger. They feature colorful illustrations of James Bond, his Walther PPK, and various Bond girls. Five posters in total, the collection includes a highly-collectible, very rare British Quad poster from each of the two films. The posters range in size, are available either framed or unframed, and are printed on linen.
Attention sneakerheads, this one's for you. Even if you don't have the budget to fill your closet with the most coveted gym shoes across generations, you can still have them on your wall with A Visual Compendium of Sneakers ($26). These illustrated prints feature images of shoes from the classic Chuck Taylor of 1917, to the Air Yeezy of today. Use it as a checklist of kicks to collect, or just stare at it longingly. The prints come in a limited run of 500, each signed by the artists and numbered — you can also get yours in a handmade foam rubber sneaker frame, if you want to get crazy with it.