It's all there in the name with this quirky multi-tool from the expert craftsmen at Tin Mill. The Chord Multi-Tool ($19) is made from high-quality 304 stainless steel, is coated in black nickel for extra protection and strength, and is small enough to slip on a key-ring.Related: The Best MultitoolsThe Chord Multi-Tool comes with six tools: 2 flat head drivers, pry tool, box opener, bottle opener, and a 5/16 hex wrench. The Chord Multi-Tool can be used for all sorts of tasks including opening packages, opening bottles, loosening screws and much more.
The surprisingly capable, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II ($42,000) is now available and comes with a ton of goodies. Some of the features include a rear locking differential, traction control system, and height-adjustable air suspension. Just in case you're planning on going all out, you also get front and rear skid plates and rock sliders. The EcoDiesel engine has over 400 foot pounds of torque, while the SRT-8 exterior stylings make the Trailhawk look aggressive and ready to take on any trail.
Everything seems to be flat pack nowadays, but how about a comera? The Pop-up Pinhole Project ($47) looks to raise funds for a medium format flat pack camera kit. Medium format film is larger than standard 35mm and smaller than large format film (102mm x 127mm). It provides a higher level of resolution over common 35mm. The expected delivery date isn't until November, so if you can't wait there are downloadable plans for a 35mm version that can made today using common household items.
The Scrape House By Kouichi Kimura Architects ($TBA) looks like it comes straight out of a sci-fi flick, but it is more than real. Even thought it looks closed in, the 1500 square foot house was built to take advantage of the beautiful scenery surrounding the tiered-development where it's located. Each window location was considered in order to provide the best views possible. The framing of the outdoor scenes provide beautiful lighting and views of the neighborhood, without loosing the sense of privacy.
The Simplism Hibiki Acoustic iPhone Case ($340) was made to enhance the acoustic properties of your iPhone. Each case was made by a Japanese craftsman. The white ash wood used on the cases is usually reserved for high-end musical instruments. And on the inside of the case, a special high-tech material "PULSHUT MU" prevents degration to the sound quality and cancels ambient noise from non-audio signal waves. There are also 3D-shaped supporting points that suppress vibration. So if you're looking for a case to enhance your audios without the need for external speakers and batteries, take a look at the Hibiki Acoustic iPhone Case.
If you are a fan of the genius British chef Heston Blumenthal then Modernist Cuisine ($500) is the book for you. It takes you beyond the realms of ordinary cooking and lands you slap bang in the middle of the current culinary revolution. Science and cooking meld together like peanut butter and jelly, and some of the world's most renowned chefs bring together that is guaranteed to be like no other cookery book you have on your shelves. Inspired and a work of genius, this book is an absolute must have for those who want to create rather than just cook.