COOL THING WE WANT #439 | A Camera Insert For A Fjallraven “Kanken” Backpack

COOL THING WE WANT #439 | A Camera Insert For A Fjallraven “Kanken” Backpack

Full disclosure: we’re cheating on this one. We no longer want this awesome camera insert for a Fjallraven “Kanken” backpack because we went out and bought it as soon as we saw it on Still Life’s Instagram feed today. The…

COOL THING WE WANT #438 | An Escapist Retreat High Up In A Gnarled Brace Of Oaks

COOL THING WE WANT #438 | An Escapist Retreat High Up In A Gnarled Brace Of Oaks

(via) This modern, minimalist treehouse was built high above ground around two old oak trees as a family retreat in Northern Germany… It was constructed by tree house designer Baumraum and features an eye-catching, egg-shaped silhouette book-ended by two oval…

COOL THING WE WANT #437 | Swell Sweats From Mt. Pleasant AC’s Spring/Summer Line

COOL THING WE WANT #437 | Swell Sweats From Mt. Pleasant AC’s Spring/Summer Line

The new Spring/Summer line from Mt.Pleasant Athletic Club line has just hit the shelves at Gravity Pope, Nouvelle Nouvelle, Walrus, and Corner Store, and we wouldn’t mind snagging the lot… “Inspired by vintage athletic wear from the 50’s and 60’s…

COOL THING WE WANT #436 | This Wood Fired, Octagonal Picnic Bench Masterpiece

COOL THING WE WANT #436 | This Wood Fired, Octagonal Picnic Bench Masterpiece

The multi-level, octagonal Jag Grill table seats 8 (duh) and comes apart easily for cleaning and storage. The only problem is the price. The beast weighs in at an obscene $2,499. But as the Jag PR verbiage says, “There are…

COOL THING WE WANT #435 | First Edition Copy Of “The New York Pizza Project” Book

COOL THING WE WANT #435 | First Edition Copy Of “The New York Pizza Project” Book

This recent Kickstarter to fund The New York Pizza Project coffee table book reached its goal of $25,000 a few days ago. Hardly a shocker. The first edition is being put together by five New Yorkers whose friendships were cemented by…

COOL THING WE WANT #434 | A Gorgeous, Instructional Bible For Lovers Of Barbecue

COOL THING WE WANT #434 | A Gorgeous, Instructional Bible For Lovers Of Barbecue

A brilliant piece of deliciously useful marketing by JWT Brazil: Barbecue is a Brazilian passion, and Tramontina is the leader brand of kitchen supplies in Brazil. It has the most complete line of barbecue accessories. But the brand needed to…

COOL THING WE WANT #433 | Beautiful Porcelain Plates Decorated With Calamities

COOL THING WE WANT #433 | Beautiful Porcelain Plates Decorated With Calamities

(via) Pittsburgh-based artist Don Moyer has designed a collection of traditional-looking blue/white porcelain dinner plates that depict all manner of terrible things (everything from flying monkeys and sea monsters to UFO invasions and dinosaurs). He calls the line “Calamityware” and…

COOL THING WE WANT #432 | A Beautiful ‘Bibliochaise’ To Keep 300 Books In Comfort

COOL THING WE WANT #432 | A Beautiful ‘Bibliochaise’ To Keep 300 Books In Comfort

The “Bibliochaise” is made with materials adapted from high performance yacht technologies by Alisée Matta and Giovanni Gennari of Milan design studio Nobody & Co. It comes in several colours, has space for over 300 books, and sports a set…

COOL THING WE WANT #431 | This Mighty Clever Gardening System For City Dwellers

COOL THING WE WANT #431 | This Mighty Clever Gardening System For City Dwellers

(via) Vancouverites are, for the most part, largely bereft of backyards, so yearning for a little garden of one’s own is rife. This window contraption – dubbed Volet Végétal – by French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet employs a pulley system…

COOL THING WE WANT #430 | This Lovely Three-Storey Treehouse In Rural Wisconsin

COOL THING WE WANT #430 | This Lovely Three-Storey Treehouse In Rural Wisconsin

(via) This three-storey treehouse at Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin was built around a tree as a tribute to the camp owners’ father, who had built a swing on the tree before he died (and the tree had fallen ill with…

COOL THING WE WANT #429 | This Bird Flipbook Machine By Artist Juan Fontanive

COOL THING WE WANT #429 | This Bird Flipbook Machine By Artist Juan Fontanive

(via) Beyond being transfixingly pretty, this machine flipbook by artist Juan Fontanive also makes a mesmerizing racket, of a sort similar to that of the old flip machines that would list arrival times at airports before life went digital. And…

COOL THING WE WANT #428 | “Open Door To Solitude” In The Colorado High Country

COOL THING WE WANT #428 | “Open Door To Solitude” In The Colorado High Country

(via) This. “Every couple of months, 68-year-old Ed Zevely rides into the Colorado high country to camp for weeks at a time—and he does it completely alone. Through thunderstorms, open meadows and treacherous passes, he finds his own patch of…

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