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Framed Tweets

When will our collective obsessions with Twitter — and the things said on the platform —end? Nobody knows, and Framed Tweets shows that it’s not subsiding. This company literally does what it says, printing Tweets on high quality matte archival paper and framing them in ornate golden frames. Their collection includes notable brand fails, a variety of tweets from celebrities like Kanye and Jaden (the latter who also has a…

GET IT: $49

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Bricks Bookcase

Designer Gerard De Hoop’s Bricks Bookcase is a touch more airy than its more traditional hardwood counterparts. This free-standing metal bookcase is made of 8mm wide bar steel that’s powder coated black, taking a cubic form, with slots for books big and small, that looks as good whether you’ve filled it with ten books or fifty. And since its contents are just as accessible from either side of the bookcase…

GET IT: ~$1,600

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Absolut Hangsmart

Hanging prints is often an incredibly frustrating experience, from predicting where exactly the frame will end up when a nail is placed somewhere to repeatedly having to level after the fact. The Absolut Hangsmart — a venture spawned by that Absolut — makes hanging art much more user-friendly. There’s no need for nails (they’re optional), measuring tapes, spirit levels, or any other tools really: just stick it to a wall by hand…

GET IT: $24

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Beer Cap Maps USA Puzzle Map

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…

GET IT: $200

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Joto Drawing Robot

It’s not written by hand, nor is it a static print. The Joto Drawing Robot is instead a sort of whiteboard that you’ll never need to update by hand since an integrated two-axis mechanical arm is glad to handle that for you. Telling it what to draw is accomplished with a computer or mobile device, which lets you type it out, trace it by hand with your finger or a stylus,…

GET IT: ~$200

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Sobro Coffee Table Cooler

From the makers of PancakeBot comes a creation that’s just as inventive: the Sobro Coffee Table Cooler. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a tempered glass-topped coffee table with a refrigerated drawer. This completely eliminates the need to get up to grab another brew or soda or brick of cheese while watching your programs — handy, considering Netflix doesn’t have commercials. Otherwise features include integrated Bluetooth speakers, two USB charge ports to…

GET IT: $500

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Anodized Aluminum Engraved Blueprint Art

The name is particularly self explanatory but it’s worth delving into a bit of detail nonetheless. Anodized Aluminum Engraved Blueprint Art puts highly detailed blueprints, drawn digitally and perfected by the company’s two owners, onto large plates of anodized 5251 aluminum by way of a laser engraver. The aluminum sheet come in your choice of three colors including black (shown), blue, and red, and they give you a carte blanche to pick the…

GET IT: $235

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Pantone Christmas Ornaments

Gaudy holiday decorations not doing it for you? Pantone Christmas Ornaments by Italian designer Seletti puts the brand’s unique colors on a classic ball ornament, the top half dipped in color — with a matching hook and cap — and the bottom half white, bearing Pantone’s logo as well as the color’s number in case you’d like to buy a can or two of the matching paint. Each handmade…

GET IT: $16+

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Hoerboard Com.Four DJ Table

Hoerboard’s Com.Four is about as minimal as DJ Table’s come. The retro-styled piece of furniture combines an upper surface that integrates flush-fitting DJ equipment (not included) with three compartments good for storing a solid vinyl collection of about 350 records. Its inserts can be swapped out with one that accommodates CD players instead, and other accessories can be added to the Com.Four including a sleek laptop clip and chrome speaker stands…

GET IT: ~$1,975

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Aura Smart Picture Frame

Cameras are attached to everything and just about everybody is snap-happy. This results in a deluge of digital photos, the most of which you’ll likely never print and nor revisit. And that’s exactly what the Aura Smart Picture Frame addresses. You won’t ever need to physically load it with photos: Aura instead pulls them from a photo album that you’ve synced with its app, updating automatically and curating photos by filtering out duplicates…

GET IT: $400

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Disintegrating Part II

Fabian Oefner’s three Disintegrating Car Prints made quite a splash for its originality back in 2013. He’s back with five more cars, exploded as with the first series, with Disintegrating Part II. And no, they’re not computer-generated: each image was instead created over a painstaking two month period by photographing individual components, piece by piece, at specific angles to imaginatively represent what the car’s insides would look like caught on camera should beautifully explode out. Automobiles in the second series…

GET IT: ~$3,850+

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Electric Objects EO1

It’s not as static as a print, nor is it as overly bright and glossy as a modern television screen. Instead, the Electric Objects EO1 is perfectly suited to displaying art — and lots of it. The EO1 boasts a unique matte display with a viewing angle of about 179°, showing off images and GIFs (either your own, or found via Electric Objects’ Art Club) set using a matching iOS or Android app at…

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100 Essential Novels Scratch-Off Chart

Got a good book list ready for the rest of the summer? If not, this one’s more likely to last you through to the fall, and maybe a couple more years after that. You’ll want to leave Pop Chart Lab’s 100 Essential Novels Scratch-Off Chart in a glass-less frame, though, for full access to its scratchable gold foil partially covering the covers of the hundred classics included in the print. The…

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Beer Cap Maps Desktop Map

Hanging a piece on a wall is fine and good, but what if you don’t have room for one near your desk or in your cubicle? Beer Cap Maps Desktop Map doesn’t hang but instead stands on a 3/4-inch acrylic and wood base, balancing and holding the map by Texas. It’s still got room for 48 of your favorite beers displayed by way of their caps. Or pull it out and…

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Stellavie Maze Prints

You can lose yourself in a good painting. Though it’s more likely you’ll get totally lost doing one of Stellavie’s Maze Prints. Inspired by maze enthusiasts and their work over the past century or so, these prints feature a hand-drawn maze that’s aesthetically pleasing from far and that’s also a real challenge should you or a guest give it a go; it can be solved two ways, and is easier going in than getting out. It comes in one…

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Kinkajou Bottle Cutting & Candle Making Kit

If you’ve been eyeing a Kinkajou Glass Bottle Cutter for awhile but haven’t gotten around to it yet, now’s as good a time as ever — especially if you didn’t know what to do with your cut bottles (we’re using one as a pen holder). The Kinkajou Bottle Cutting & Candle Making Kit, predictably, includes both a glass bottle cutting kit along with a pound of soy wax balls, five…

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Theropoda T-Rex Skeleton

We don’t know how they got their hands on it, but Theropoda will sell you a 45% complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton… that we guess we’ll classify under “decor”. Nicknamed Roosevelt, this specimen was discovered near Fort Peck Lake in Montana, a hydroelectric dam constructed under FDR’s governance about 75 years ago. All of its 65 million (or so) year old bones are cleaned and stabilized for mounting on its…

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Lyfe Levitating Planter

When NASA says they want to cultivate plants in zero gravity this isn’t what they mean, but the Lyfe Levitating Planter is still plenty interesting and unique. Its twelve-sided geodesic planter is molded out of silicon, making it extremely durable, leak-proof, and non-absorbent, with a hidden inner reservoir that mitigates against over-watering and that sits above a custom shaped magnet. The planter itself floats above a block of quartersawn sustainably sourced oak with an…

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Framed Tech

If you’ve ever grabbed a screwdriver and taken the repair of something electronic into your own hands, you’ve likely known the pleasure of laying all parts out in an ultra-organized fashion to facilitate finding the littlest bits and pieces — and ensure putting the thing back together is feasible. Framed Tech is like that, only ten fold more organized and with all parts affixed to a PVC board. The series includes deconstructions of…

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Nomo Auto Icon Series

It doesn’t take much more than a few drawn lines to instantly recognize iconic automobiles, and the Nomo Auto Icon Series proves it. The rather large series covers most well-known automobile brands, spanning Honda, Toyota and VW to supercar makers like Lamborghini, Ferrari, as well as many in between. Each 18- by 24-inch print features a multitude of minimal designs of the front of cars by the maker spanning their history. The Mustang…

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Acanvas

It’s living art without the cluttered-looking wire hanging down. Acanvas is a 23-inch digital frame with an ultra-wide viewing angle, up to five hours of battery life, and an accompanying app that curates gorgeous art pieces from around the world specifically for you, letting you get them up on its display with a click. Of course, it can also display your own photos or favorite images straight from your phone, and can…

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Beer Cap Maps Steel Groove Edition

Exiting your comfort zone and trying something new takes a little extra motivation, something Beer Cap Maps (and frankly, beer itself) was already good at. Not sure where that was going. But I digress. Now Beer Cap Maps’ Continental USA map is also available in a Steel Groove version that’s made of hefty 20 gauge corrugated steel and boasts the same 150 front-loading cap spots to fill with the caps of your victims….

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The Connected Characters of Seinfeld

For a show about nothing, Seinfeld sure has a lot going on. Pop Chart Lab’s The Connected Characters of Seinfeld catalogs over 230 of the show’s characters on one illustrated chart as well as their type of relationship — whether romantic, antagonistic, professional, familial, or just friendship — with each of Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer. They include recurring roles like Newman, Mr. Steinbrenner, and David Puddy to the most obscure characters only committed,…

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Beer Factory Fermentation Chart

Ignorance is bliss, maybe. But more complexity goes into everything you consume than you’d ever know, and Vincent Avila’s Beer Factory Fermentation Chart sheds a bit of light on it, or at least for beer. While intricate details are spared, the chart outlines the general process that plays into turning some water and barley into the drink you enjoy over a few long weeks. Each is printed in full color…