Looking for a way to cool off this summer that won't spoil your carefully curated early 20th century vibe? The Arden Fan ($335) is a fine choice, thanks to its walnut finish, tripod-style legs, and oil-rubbed bronze construction, while its three-speed 74 x 18 motor and 50 degree oscillation remind you that you're not really living in the past.
Let's be frank: most of the time, you don't care what a fan looks like — you just need it to blow some air to cool you down. But for those times when you care, there a few fans cooler than the Stadler Form Q Fan ($200). Crafted from stainless steel and aluminum and designed by Carlo Borer, the Q has legs on only side, allowing its round form to join brilliantly with them to create that most inquisitive of letters. U.S. purchasers, get your 220V adapters ready — no 110V version is available.
When it comes to heating a room or house in the dead of winter, who are we to argue with Canadian lumberjacks? The Bullerjan Furnace ($TBA) employs a crazy engine-like design to move air from the bottom to the top vents, heating it on the way by. Meanwhile, the unique design also allows for even burn up and lengthy heat retention, getting the most out of the wood it burns.