Many times you may find your manly attire too much for wimpy regular hangers to handle. For times like those, you need The Man Hanger ($25). Bent by hand from industrial-grade rebar, then sealed and coated to prevent rust and corrosion, it's rugged enough to handle even the heaviest of garments yet elegant enough to hang in even the most luxurious of closets. [Scouted by Carl]
Standard clothes hangers are great... for normal clothes. But what do you do when you need to hang accessories like belts, ties, and scarves that don't necessarily play well with the hangers in your closet? Put them on a Hwoarang Hanger (£8; roughly $13). Made from bent 1.5mm birch plywood, these strangely attractive hangers feature wide, oversized areas to the left and right that work perfectly for holding items that need to wrap around the hanger while still laying flat. [via]
This may look like the most boring product ever to be featured in these legendary pages, but it's harder than you think to find a storage box that isn't a shade of lilac and isn't made overseas. The sturdy Iris Air-Tight Storage Trunk ($45) is not only a manly shade of black and USA-made, but also features an air-tight seal, steel buckles, and a lockable lid to keep the moisture, bugs, and campground heathens out.
Apartment living is certainly convenient, but you're also in a position where putting large hooks into the wall might not be the smartest move. The Delta Michelangelo Bike Rack ($75) lets you easily store two bikes without the need to drill even a single hole, thanks to an ingenuous design that simply leans against the wall and secures your rides with independent adjustable arms. [Scouted by Junior]
Unless you're building your home from scratch and have a serious wine collection going on, odds are you don't want to spend the space and/or dough on a traditional cellar. The Spiral Wine Cellar ($22,000 and up) gives you all the benefits of a normal cellar in a prefabricated, easy-to-install format. The watertight, pre-cast cylindrical system is made from concrete, laid into the ground — which doubles as insulation — and keeps up to 1,900 bottles in perfect storage conditions, hiding away under a trap door and ready to use in just 5-9 days.
Have some fresh coffe beans, tea leaves, or
high-end mary jane other herbs you want to keep as fresh as possible? Toss them in a SossBox ($200-$250). These food-grade, hermetically-sealed containers feature magnetic, stackable modular sections — including an optional screen section for particulate collection — solid aluminum construction, and stainless steel fasteners. They look pretty nifty, too.
In need of some organization in that overgrown pile of boxes, garage sale finds, and random junk you call a garage? Check out Baldhead Garage Cabinet Systems ($8,000 - $15,000). These premium metal cabinets are available in fully-assembled and custom modular versions, and feature durable steel construction, powder coat finishes, European hinges, and ball bearings on all the drawers with impressive 150 lb. capacities. It's not cheap, but neither is having that antique tool chest fall over on your new ride.
Prepare yourself for a zombie attack, government-imposed gun ban, or other end times-esque scenario with the BuryBunker Underground Storage Safe ($400). Made from powder-coated 10 gauge steel, this sturdy contraband coffin is designed to house a pelican-type gun case, with dimensions of 8" by 20" by 53", a weight of 135 lbs., and a watertight silicon gasket lid that closes with stainless steel fasteners. Also great for large sums of cash, body parts of former "associates," or that secret stash of Bac~Os.
Keep your arsenal of firearms safe, secure, and ready for a midnight invasion with the BedBunker ($2,200-$4,000). Boasting a powder-coated 10 gauge steel body, quarter-inch doors, a heavy-duty fire resistant sealing system, and high-security Mul-T-Locks, the BedBunker replaces your typical box springs, fitting into most normal bed frames with threaded legs for easy adjustments, and holds as many as 32 rifles and 70 hand guns, or more than enough firepower to last through the first few stages of House of the Dead 2.
Keep your tools, gardening supplies, cold weather clothes, enormous stash of drugs — whatever — safe and sound inside a Rubbermaid ActionPacker ($26-$94). Available in a variety of capacities, from 8-48 gallons, these rough and rugged storage containers feature weather-resistant construction, tough, lockable latches, double walls for added strength, and a 6-year warranty.
Since you've gone green and started harvesting your own vegetables and tending your own crops, it's about time you updated to eco-friendly tools to boot. Tubtrugs ($11-$16) are affordable, lightweight polyethylene containers made from 80-100% recycled materials, perfect for toting garden supplies, carrying soil, transporting water, or moving fertilizer. (Not to mention countless uses indoors.) Incredibly strong yet completely flexible, Tubtrugs are molded to stack and snap back into shape even after serious yard usage. And because they won't melt in the sun or freeze in the frost, they can be left outdoors all year long.
A testament to minimalism, the Horizontal Shoe Rack ($110-165) suspends your shoes above the floor, creating the illusion that they're floating in mid-air, while making for easy sweeping or vacuuming below them. Mounted simply on the wall, the stainless steel rack is easy to install and available in a large and small size. And you can always add a second one later as your shoe collection grows.