• +Pool Will Put A Public Pool In The Middle Of NYC’s East River

    +Pool Will Put A Public Pool In The Middle Of NYC’s East River

    I’ve always thought Kickstarter is the best place to raise funding for ridiculously ambitious and off-the-wall ideas, which is why it’s a little disappointing to see so few of it and so many of erstwhile humdrum projects.  The New York-based +Pool  (pronounced as PlusPool) definitely embraces the crazy, though, with its grand plan of putting up a public swimming pool that floats on the river, so you can swim “in the river” without actually coming in contact with dirty river [...]

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  • Lomography Konstruktor Lets You Build Your Own 35mm Camera

    Lomography Konstruktor Lets You Build Your Own 35mm Camera

    Lomo fans are true geeks at heart.  I mean, who else would devote so much time and resources into retro photography?  So it isn’t a surprise that some of them would like to build their own cameras, too.  And now they can with the Lomography Konstruktor DIY Camera Kit. Appealing in equal parts to people’s retro photography obsession and maker sensibilities, the kit lets you build a fully-functional 35mm camera from the ground up.  Don’t worry, you won’t have to [...]

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  • WalkBag Backpack Transforms Into A Beach Blanket

    WalkBag Backpack Transforms Into A Beach Blanket

    Bringing a blanket along for a little night swimming at the public pool or a picnic in the park can be a hassle.  It’s big and thick and takes a huge amount of space in your day bag.  The WalkBag solves this problem by creating a blanket that also doubles as a backpack so you’ve got one less thing to worry about carrying. In bag mode, it’s a mid-sized rucksack/duffel bag with a zipper closure, which should allow you to [...]

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  • Hot Tub Cinema: Soak In A Tub, Grab A Popcorn, Watch A Movie

    Hot Tub Cinema: Soak In A Tub, Grab A Popcorn, Watch A Movie

    Watching a big screen movie while plopped down on a comfy recliner in your private IMAX Theater sure is fun.  But is it as fun as watching the same film while soaking in a large bathtub with half a dozen friends in a rooftop overlooking the city?  Well, you can find out for yourself with the Hot Tub Cinema. Basically, it’s like a drive-in theater, but with hot tubs instead of cars.  And, no, the tubs are provided in the [...]

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  • Tactical BBQ Apron Is A Kevlar Vest For Your Grilling Missions

    Tactical BBQ Apron Is A Kevlar Vest For Your Grilling Missions

    Who cares if you can’t cook a half decent meat sauce?  You’re a dude, the only cooking you need to learn happens in front of a grill.  And nothing gives you a more badass style for those grilling missions than this Tactical BBQ Apron. Sure, that Grill Sergeant Apron you used last year was pretty bad ass, too.  However, there’s no way that succeeds this crazy apron, which dresses you up like the cooking specialist of a special forces army [...]

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  • Single Handed Barber: DIY Self Haircutting Made Easier

    Single Handed Barber: DIY Self Haircutting Made Easier

    You like cutting your own hair.  Like many who do, though, you usually end up having to bring it to a stylist anyway because, let’s be honest, cutting you own hair is just a horrible idea.  The exception to this is when all you’re doing is trimming your scalp to create a close-cropped hairstyle — just invest in a good electric trimmer and you’re good to go.  The Single Handed Barber just might be the best electric trimmer for DIY [...]

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  • Hot Sauce Cookbook: How To Make Your Own Fiery Condiment

    Hot Sauce Cookbook: How To Make Your Own Fiery Condiment

    You love hot sauce.  And when someone has grown to love hot sauce as much as you do, it’s inevitable: you’ll eventually want to make your own because all the crappy spicy dressings in the stores just don’t tingle your taste buds the way you like.  The Hot Sauce Cookbook is exactly what you need to get started on the path. Written by Robb Walsh, it’s billed as a “definitive guide to the world’s most beloved condiment.”  Filled with recipes [...]

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  • Kombo Tool Combines Four Fisherman Tools In One

    Kombo Tool Combines Four Fisherman Tools In One

    You catch your own fish, kill it, gut it and prepare it for cooking all by your lonesome.  The Kombo Fish Tool won’t help you with the catching, but it will let you do the rest with just one contraption, so you can pack lighter the next time you venture to the lake to cast some bait. Granted, you’ll still have to bring all your fishing gear with you, so you’re not going to lighten whatever you normally cram into [...]

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  • Portland Press Turns The Mason Jar Into A Coffee Maker

    Portland Press Turns The Mason Jar Into A Coffee Maker

    You already drink your morning coffee off a Mason jar for whatever reason, might as well make your coffee on it, too.  That’s right, you can turn the iconic molded glass jar into your new favorite coffee maker with the Portland Press. No, we’re not talking about settling for instant coffee to satiate your caffeine fix.   Designed by Bucket, this is a functional albeit small French press designed to be used with the humble Mason jar, effectively turning it into [...]

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  • 2013 Mokai ES-Kape Is A Motorized Kayak

    2013 Mokai ES-Kape Is A Motorized Kayak

    Kayaking is fun.  But even hours upon hours of paddling on your Citibot Kayak won’t let you reach those remote upstream locations that are often prime locations for fishing, hunting and exploring.  The 2013 Mokai ES-Kape solves that by offering a motorized kayak that you can take to those formerly inaccessible places. Powered by a Subaru EX21 electric-start four-stroke engine coupled with a proprietary jet drive, it can run through upstream paths and river hazards like a real boss.  With [...]

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  • BoatPack Is A Car Roof Box That Doubles As A Dinghy

    BoatPack Is A Car Roof Box That Doubles As A Dinghy

    Every time you hit the lake, you bring a boatload of gear along with you.  Might as well house all that gear in an actual boat, right?  That’s exactly what you can do with the BoatPack. Instead of hauling a roof box for your gear and a boat separately, the space-optimizing solution combines them into one, using the boat as a top lid for the roof-mounted container base.  It comes with four hinging points, so you can secure the boat [...]

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  • Yoga Sak Is Perfect Backpack For Yoga Classes

    Yoga Sak Is Perfect Backpack For Yoga Classes

    We’ve seen bags equipped for specific activities before, from holding DJ gear to protecting photography equipment to stealthily carrying a stash of cold beer.  If you spend your afternoons posing in awkward positions while trying to breathe really calmly, the Yoga Sak just might be the perfect backpack for you. Designed to hold your full set of supplies for yoga class, it saves you from having to cram all that stuff into bags that weren’t exactly built for them.  That [...]

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  • BBQ Bruce Is A Hanging Grill For The Balcony

    BBQ Bruce Is A Hanging Grill For The Balcony

    Urban living can be nice, but it usually means missing out on small pleasures like weekend barbecues.  If you’ve got a balcony and the next-window neighbors won’t mind the smoke, the BBQ Bruce Handrail Grill should make for a suitable outdoor cooker. Designed by Henrick Decker, it’s a small rectangular grill that hangs onto the handrails of a balcony.  Yep, much like those small hanging flowerpots for small urban spaces.  Instead of holding soil and plants, though, it comes with [...]

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  • Sasquatch Cocktail Shaker Can Serve Ten In One Go

    Sasquatch Cocktail Shaker Can Serve Ten In One Go

    Sometimes, you happily mix cocktail after cocktail for your party guests.  Other times, you wish they’ll just take a vodka bottle each and drink straight from the bottle.  Maybe you just need a way to make ten servings worth of a cocktail in one fell swoop.  Well, that’s exactly what you can do with the Sasquatch Cocktail Shaker. It’s built, shaped and otherwise equipped like a regular cocktail shaker.  Except, of course, it’s way larger, allowing it to hold 110 [...]

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  • Luminair Tree Tent: Forget Cabins, Get A Tree House Instead

    Luminair Tree Tent: Forget Cabins, Get A Tree House Instead

    You just bought a sweet piece of property by the lake a couple hours off city limits.  And you’ve been thinking of using it as your hiding grounds in case of an apocalyptic event.  While you can always buy one of those pre-fab Bunkies for that, we’re thinking something like the Luminair Tree Tent will be plenty more appropriate. Just don’t confuse it with Cocoon tree hanging tent we covered in the past. If you’re hiding from threats, a tree-mounted [...]

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  • Baconkit Has Everything You Need To Make Bacon At Home

    Baconkit Has Everything You Need To Make Bacon At Home

    You eat too much bacon.  And you still can’t get enough.  Might as well surrender to the bacon and make your own at home.  If you have no idea how that’s done, better get the Baconkit. No need to scour local stores to compile the right tools for making your own bacon: just pick up a kit and you’re immediately ready to turn out your own fresh strips of delicious, fatty meat.  Well, provided you didn’t forget to buy the [...]

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  • Papercraft Pagani Zondas Let You Build Your Own Supercar Fleet

    Papercraft Pagani Zondas Let You Build Your Own Supercar Fleet

    You already own a mini-garage full of papercraft trucks.  And you’ve had your fill.  Now, it’s time to get cranking on your own fleet of supercars.  You can start with these Papercraft Pagani Zondas. One of the rarest sportscars ever built (only 206 Zondas have been produced throughout its 12 year run), this is the kind of papercraft project to bring prestige to your toy garage. Sure, it won’t get you hot party girls with low self-esteem the way the [...]

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  • Transporter Boat Compacts Into A Towable Box

    Transporter Boat Compacts Into A Towable Box

    We’ve seen modular boats, folding boats and other efforts to make small seafaring vessels easier to bring during trips.  The Transporter is the latest in the line, boasting a modular feature that lets you break it apart and store the individual pieces in a box. Granted, the resulting box isn’t small enough for carrying around like a bag.  The bundled pack, though, allows it to be crammed into the back of an SUV, tied down to the roof of your [...]

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  • Bear Star Lets You Hang And Hide Your Bear Bag Like A Ninja

    Bear Star Lets You Hang And Hide Your Bear Bag Like A Ninja

    When camping, it’s not uncommon for experienced outdoorsmen to make arrangements to outsmart hungry bears — often, by keeping all their food inside a bag (or a BearVault) and hanging it way up in a high branch of a tall tree.  And you should be doing the same.  The Bear Star is intended to make the process of getting your bear bag up in the air an easier affair. A line-throwing tool, it saves you from the usual hassle of [...]

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