You’ll most definitely want to keep the Asprey Sterling Silver Combination Safe in yet a bigger safe, and not only because of its diminutive size of 8 by 8 inches for the biggest model: as its name suggests it’s actually made of sterling silver, meaning this safe’s value is likely similar to (or at least in the same order of magnitude as) that of its contents. Each is carefully crafted by British brand and royal warrant holder Asprey in their London workshop and opens with the combination dial mechanism and lever in front. A slot on top lets you drop in coins (and notes) without opening the safe so you can accumulate some money for a rainy day. And on a rainier day cash the whole safe in to a jeweller for even more. Also available in a smaller 5 by 5 inch model that cuts the larger version’s $27,000 down by nearly half.
Are Beer Cap Maps’ standard offerings, at up to 3 feet wide and holding up to 177 beer caps, still not big enough for you? Then the Beer Cap Maps USA Puzzle Map should tickle your fancy. This set is made up of 48 pieces that ship in either individual regions totalling six, so you can get started with a smaller segment of the USA, or as a single set that includes all state pieces. It’s enormous at 8 feet wide and holds a staggering 979 beer caps… so better get to work polishing off brews, maybe even with a little help.
Find it at Beer Cap Maps – $200
Air hockey tables are sort of like Pong in real life. And so is the Atari Pong Coffee Table. Instead of playing Pong on a screen this coffee table recreates the game in the physical world using magnets underneath the surface, complete with paddles, a cube for a ball, and the same simple to pick up but hard to master gameplay. When you’re not challenging friends to rounds of Pong it doubles as a coffee table with covers that fold down over the controls on either side. The retro-styled cabinet also boasts four USB ports to charge several devices simultaneously as well as speakers for recreating the game’s original sounds (as well as playing music when it’s off-duty).
Hit up Kickstarter for details – $990+
Not to be confused with their Solar Roof made of solar panel roof tiles, Tesla’s Solar Panels accomplish a similar reduction in your energy bill — and spare the environment of some carbon output — without the need for retiling your entire roof. It’s not quite as discreet as that first option but is still conspicuous than most others thanks to a low-profile design, integrated front skirts, the absence of any visible mounting hardware or wiring, and a customizable design (which we hope includes a choice of color). Naturally, it’ll also play nicely with a Tesla Powerwall to charge up during the day and keep supplying energy as needed once the sun goes down.
Learn more at Tesla – $TBA
Grilling typically requires a fair bit of attention. The Traeger Timberline Grill finally changes that. Though you can still use it as a standard hardwood barbecue or smoker, the Timberline features Traeger’s WiFire controller (see that boxy screen-equipped unit on the right?) that gives you the ability to control temperature and set timers from anywhere using your smartphone and an app (though it won’t flip your burgers for you just yet). The selected temperatures are attained by using an induction fan to fuel the fire and create a heat and smoke vortex around the cook chamber, which as a result also evenly distributes flavors across all of its contents for greater consistency. The grills come in two sizes: the 850 with an (you guessed it) 850 square inch grilling area and the 1300 with even more, each equipped with a pill-shaped barrel door for more vertical space, three stages of racks, and manual digital controls to ignite the hardwood pellets and to change settings right from the grill, should your phone’s battery give way.
Find it at Traeger Grills – $1,700+
Even the best safes are prone to picking, hacking, and brute force attacks. The Mandem Safe instead counts on the fact that it’s a little more discreet (in that it’s disguised as a Nike shoebox) to work in your favor so that would-be thieves miss it altogether. It’s made of hand-finished black powder-coated steel and is fitted with dual cam locks, pre-drilled holes in its base should you wish to physically secure it to a surface (which is not a bad idea considering its compact size), and a protective foam lining on the inside so fine watches and jewelry will feel right at home. All you’ll need to add is one hinged Nike shoebox with a semi-circle on either side to accommodate the lock and you’re good to go.
Grab one at Mandem Safe – roughly $147
Your furry friend’s bed needn’t look like a pigsty, and here to prove it is the MiaCara Letto Dog DayBed. The Red Dog Design Award-winning lounger looks like a shrunk-down version of a nordic-styled human sofa, complete with a power coated aluminum body for structure, angled natural ash legs, and a comfy, super soft (and reversible, and washable for that matter) foam mattress that’s a welcome upgrade from the big pillow you’re currently using.
Find it at MiaCara – roughly $950+
Think of the Killspencer Floor Pillow as a premium take on a beanbag in the brand’s typical black-on-black leather-laden fashion. This oversized pillow is wrapped in super soft full-grain leather — in the form of small hand-cut panels sewn together — and filled with furniture-grade polyurethane foam pieces for a lot of flexibility, conforming to your preferred recumbent position. Available in two sizes (with a $400 premium for the larger of them) and very limited in numbers, so act fast if you need one.
Find it at Killspencer – $2,800+