Designed by architect Richard Smith to serve as his own home, the Lord Street Warehouse is a smart repurposing of an industrial space. The home retains its original brick facade, including the repair shop sign, while the interior mixes modern touches like concrete floors and contemporary furniture with exposed structural beams and white-painted brick walls. A pair of sliding doors allow for access to the private patio, which is joined on the side of the house by an open-air garage.
There are better cassette players, and there are better turntables. But none of them can match the versatility of the Ion Duo Deck USB Turntable & Cassette Player. This highly portable rig can playback your mom's mixtapes and the vinyl your dad used to make them, with built-in speakers making it an all-in-one affair. Of course there's a output jack if you want to crank it up with external speakers or listen privately through headphones, and thanks to the included software, you can hook it up to your computer and rip both formats straight to your digital library.
If you've ever looked around your home and realized your furniture is a hodgepodge of disconnected pieces and hand-me-downs you've accumulated, then Greycork is for you. Their team blends a design background from RISD with a legacy in US manufacturing, and does it at a price that will ensure you can furnish more than just one room. And since 82% of us are planning a move within the next year, Greycork has made everything functional and easy to move, ensuring that each piece will stand up to the rigors of moving. The company's first piece, this handsome sofa, fits in a 5-inch thick box that's shipped to your door, and can be set up in less than 4 minutes. It's time to turn that mishmash of furniture into a well-designed, good-looking, uniform area.
Built with security in mind, the Turing Phone is strong in more ways than one. It uses decentralized authentication to ensure that your messages and calls stay private, going so far as to directly verify identies when communicating with another Turing Phone. It's also made from Liquidmorphium — better known as "liquid metal" — an alloy stronger than titanium or steel that combines with a Gorilla Glass IV front cover and IPx8 waterproofing to make this an unusually rugged phone. Other features include a custom UI running atop Android, a quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch 1080 screen, and up to 128GB of storage. Available in three colors, all of which feature angular designs on the back.
As most wine drinkers know, one of the most versatile drinks on the planet can be enjoyed anywhere, but sometimes toting around a corkscrew, bottle, and glassware can be a bit of a hassle. Available year round, but made with summer in mind, Underwood Wines In A Can are the perfect choice for wine lovers who want to bring their beverage of choice camping, to an outdoor cook out, or poolside. Choose from Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, or Rosé all just as tasty as the bottled versions but ready for any environment.
The magazine you've always wanted is back with another edition. Following Issue 00 (our beta issue), we've moved into the warmer months and a whole new collection of cars and gear. For Uncrate Magazine Issue 01, we prowled up and down the West Coast and Pacific Northwest, from Big Sur all the way up to Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the United States. We test drove the BMW i8, Tesla Model S, and an old Toyota Land Cruiser, as well as a fleet of rebuilt DeLoreans. We ransacked Aaron Draplin's office and got a special look at a very special Adventure Mobile. And, of course, there's also a bevy of gear — everything from a flamethrower to a robot lawn mower — plus guides full of jackets, sneakers, chinos, tees, sunglasses, and summer beer.
After collaborating on a product as complex as a digital watch, a pen seems rather simple — but Marc Newson brought his signature elegance to the Montblanc M Pen, anyway. Like many of his designs, the M lacks any sharp edges, instead featuring a circular body made from polished black resin that has a plateau on the closed end for added comfort. The cap is automatically aligned with the plateau using magnets and secures with a standard snap mechanism, the clip is plated with platinum and has no visible mounting points, and the nib is made from gold and finished with rhodium and ruthenium. Available as a fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint, fineliner, and tablet-friendly screenwriter.
Plastic water bottles are a huge contributor to pollution — we throw away over 20 billion of them every year. The Eau Good Water Bottle is out to change that. It's made from a BPA-free plastic called Tritan so it's more durable than glass, and uses a filter made from Binchotan active charcoal to treat your tap water. This filter is made in the Kishu region of Japan, and absorbs chemicals in the water while adding minerals, balancing the pH, and in general making it taste better. All without contributing to the Great Pacific garbage patch, which sounds like an idea out of Infinite Jest but is sadly a very real thing.
The comfort of a house shoe. The stability of a sneaker. The Greats G-Knit offers both with a breathable, heathered one-piece knit upper, an elastic collar, a welded rand, a molded heel counter, a dual-density EVA midsole, and a Vibram FreeRide outsole. Available in three colorways — Cadet (navy), Cargo (olive green), and Nero (black, pictured).
One of the smallest multi-tools around, the Fly Pry is way more than meets the eye. Made from military grade titanium, it packs loads of functionality into a frame that's the size of a zipper. Use it to open bottles and cans, pry a loose nail, open up a box, or use the 1/4 hex bit for a quick handyman assist. Easy to attach as a zipper pull or to your keychain and available in three models and six different colors.
The Polaroids of old were popular not because they were great photographic tools, but because they were fun. The Polaroid Snap Instant Camera offers a similar feeling of casual spontaneity, updated for modern times. Each time you snap a photo, you can use the integrated ZINK printer to spit out a 2" x 3" print that you can share IRL, instantly. Of course, being a digital camera, it also stores the 10 megapixel shots on a Micro SD card, and gives you several different shooting modes, including color, black and white, a vintage Polaroid filtered, and "photo booth", which snaps six quick images in ten seconds.
Star Wars toys have always had one major problem: they never quite live up to what you see on the screen. Until now. The Sphero BB-8 Droid uses gyroscopic propulsion and a magnetically-attached head to mimic the movements of the pre-release star of The Force Awakens, just like the full-scale model the company made for Disney presentations. It's controlled by an app that lets you manually control the toy, create routes it will patrol automatically, and send "holographic" messages, and charges wirelessly, so there's never any cords to ruin the illusion.
It's funny: some people hate wearing a screen on their bodies, but obviously have no problems sticking one in their pockets. The Bucardo Apple Pocket Watch is ideal for this crowd, blending the convenience and design of Cupertino's timepiece with the old-school practice of keeping your watch attached to a chain and tucked in your pants instead of strapped to your wrist. Plus, you already have a pocket for it in your jeans, even if you don't realize it. Available in a handful of different designs and metals.
You might not associate Major League Baseball stadiums with art that deserves a place on your walls, but Ballpark Diamonds are certainly worthy. These mini stadium sculptures are made using a single layer of oak, and are each assembled by hand. A custom frame is then added and they're ready to hang. To start, Busch Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, and Kaufmann Stadium are the only parks available, but there is a special option to have a custom stadium built, past or present, if you can't wait for the rest to roll out.
It might appear at first glance to be nothing but a jumble of numbers, but the Klokers Klok-01 Watch is actually an easy, novel way to tell the time. Inspired by the slide rule, it uses three rotating disks to display the time, with a magnified vertical line at the top to help with readability. The watch's 44mm case is made from a composite of stainless steel and polymer, and the patented docking key system allows the bracelets to be easily swapped out, worn by themselves without the watch, or abandoned altogether in favor of a pocket watch-style chain.
When it won't fit in your backpack, but you have to haul it using a bicycle, it's tough to top this Sidecar Bicycle from Horse. As easy to look at as it is to ride, this 3 wheeler offers Brooks England saddle and grips, 35mm tires, and a flatbed made of either hardwood oak or Coney Island Boardwalk salvaged from Hurricane Sandy. And the strong chromoly alloy steel frame can handle weight up to 100 pounds, allowing packages, surfboards, dogs, and even small children to ride along.
Most of us love great art, but know that it's incredibly tough to begin a collection. A Poor Collector's Guide to Buying Great Art is a book that breaks down some of those barriers, with information about where and how to get started. Become an expert art buyer by learning skills like how to appraise prices, when to show up at auctions and how to bid, and developing the perfect eye for a great piece. A step by step guide from Norwegian adventurer Erling Kagge, who provides everything you need to know about building a great collection without great wealth.
It does a ton of different stuff, but the feature that's most likely to keep you strapping on an Apple Watch is its fitness tracking. Which is great, unless of course you plan on getting wet. The Catalyst Waterproof Apple Watch Case takes care of this issue by wrapping your computerized timepiece in a layer of plastic and rubber that will keep it dry well past one meter down, and also keep it safe from dust and drops. It leaves the face open for direct access to the touchscreen, leaves the back open so the heart rate sensor and charger can operate properly, and is finished with a 24mm NATO strap.
Forget pocket knives — the Screwpop Utlity Knife 2.0 is the thinnest, most compact way to keep a blade on you wherever you go. This simple EDC tool uses standard 2 or 4 step blades, and has a lever system to allow for up to four different cutting depths. It uses a neodymium magnet to hold the blade in place so you're not stabbing yourself in the leg every time you put it in your pocket, weighs under an ounce, even with a blade, has a bottle opener at one end, and a hole on the other end for attaching to a keychain or carabiner. And it's very travel-friendly, since you can throw the current blade away before your flight and just pop in a new one after you land.