Extension cords are a necessary evil — especially around the holidays — but no one said they had to be ugly. Most of them just are. Not these Best Made Cloth Extension Cords ($40), though. These eight-foot pulley-style cotton cords are woven in Massachusetts using three copper wires, each of which is stranded and
left for dead covered in PVC insulation, then twisted together, padded, and braided with a cotton weave. Solid brass plug blades and rubber plugs round out the offering, which may have you looking for new reasons to string cords all over your house.