You paid good money for your sunglasses — so why not treat them like it? These Bushakan Eyewear Stands ($30 and up) are designed to house your shades in style. Crafted from single pieces of hardwood, the come in single pocket, three-pocket, and five-pocket styles, with the bottom pocket serving as an oversized spot for sunglasses in large cases or just really huge pairs of shades.
We're big fans of vintage flip clocks — this particular Uncrater keeps one on his desk — but unless you get lucky at a local vintage furniture store, your odds of finding a genuinely great one are pretty slim. Instead, you could just order this Brick Flip Clock ($350). It features retro-styled black numbers set on white backgrounds, a solid, stylish stainless steel case, and is available in both 24- and 12-hour models. [via]
Give your beer-loving friends something to gawk at the next time they're over by hanging this Breweries of the United States Map ($30) on your home pub wall. Featuring over 1,000 breweries — from the smallest craft houses to giant, InBev-owned beasts — it measures in at over seven square feet and features breakout circles for brewing hotbeds like New York, Boston, Denver, and Seattle.
Looking to start your own Jurassic Park? Sorry, but you wont find any dino DNA here. What you will find, however, is a one-of-a-kind Tyrannosaurs Skeleton ($950,000+; Auction). 75 percent complete overall — with an 80 percent complete skull — this massive fossil is 24 feet long, 8 feet tall, and is mounted elegantly on a gray-painted armature. The perfect piece to sit underneath your "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" banner.
You know the Yankee Candle store — it's that spot in the mall that bombards you with the smell of flowers, baked goods, and seaside goodness in such a way as to wind up smelling more like a retirement center than anything you'd actually want in your home. Until now, that is. These new Yankee Man Candles ($18-$28) overpower those comparatively feminine scents with manly concoctions like the grassy Riding Mower, the woodsy 2x4, the leathery First Down, and the musky Man Town, any of which are far preferable to help hide the scent of booze and fried food emanating from your man cave. [Scouted by Geoff]
Add a touch of organic life to your kitchen, entryway, or workspace with Mosser ($26). This simple package consists of a round moss ball that lives inside a small glass terrarium, as well as a glass mister bottle used to feed it. Just spray once every two weeks with filtered water and enjoy.
Prints celebrating the world's mass transit lines have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and we've seen few cooler than these Line Posters ($20-$28). Arriving in a variety of colorways, these cleanly-designed posters are handmade in Brooklyn by an avid Uncrater, and are available for a variety of cities, including London, Paris, Moscow, Berlin, Tokyo, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Sydney, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and, of course, New York City.
No matter what kind of look you're going for in your home or office, you should be able to find some suitable wall coverings at Sideshow Sign Co. ($65-$475). Each piece — ranging from a simple sign to lighted marquis letters — is made by hand in Nashville, TN, and is carefully aged, expertly wired (when necessary) and crafted from materials such as fine art canvas, salvage wood, and bent steel. In addition, 5% of proceeds are donated to the nonprofit organization EJI.org, which provides legal representation to those that need it most.
If the advent of Blu-ray playing PS3s and minimalist Apple TVs has you missing the old digital clock from your VCR, fill that void with the White & White Clock ($180). Designed by Vadim Kibardin, this LED clock is a 3D interpretation of those formerly ubiquitous displays, offering alarm, date, and time functionality, ABS plastic bodies, an ambient light sensor to dim the digits in darkness, and striking white numbers. No word on a "flashing 12:00" mode.
Celebrate your love of competitive motoring with these Race Track Coasters ($40). Machined from layered HDPE, this set features six of the world's most recognizable tracks: Laguna Seca, Monaco, Nürburgring, Road America, Spa, and Watkins Glen, and comes in a tasteful black and silver colorway.
You can judge the merits of their music on its own terms, but one thing's undeniable — the world of rap includes some of the most hilarious, silly, and downright strange stage names of any art form. The Magnificent Map of Rap Names ($30) celebrates these monumental monikers by connecting them in gold metallic grid of 636 titles sorted into groupings such as "Audacious Misspelling", "Straight Gs", and "Similarity to a Cartoon Character".
Add some class to your home theater lobby with some Vintage Film Posters ($355 and up). Available in a variety of sizes, and formats, these posters have been authenticated and guaranteed by leading experts, and feature original art for well known films, from 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to more recent classics like E.T. and Alien.