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Today in Gear: September 25, 2013

Timberland-40th-Anniversary-Boots-Gear-Patrol Timberland 40th Anniversary Ltd. Collection
Traditionally, rubies are the gift of choice for a 40th anniversary. In lieu of red gems Timberland is upgrading their signature boots; their classic yellow boots, Super Boot and World Hiker all get a

The spice is right

Jojo’s Sriracha

Artisanal condiments are the latest front in the slow food war, and our taste buds are thrilled to be part of the collateral damage. Jojo's Sriracha ($12) is a new brand of small-batch chili sauce created by Joelene Collins,

British accent not included

The Butler Wall Organizer

You shouldn't need a life coach to know that leaving your personal items in the same spot every time is a terrific way to keep track of them. The question is, which spot do you choose? The Butler ($170) by

Fancy Fixie Fixer

E.H. Works Mopha Bike Tool Roll

The urban cyclists are always in danger of a sudden flat or magically appearing pothole. There are a lot of multifunction bicycle tools to choose from these days, but that doesn’t mean carrying them has become any easier, and when out

It's easy being green


We've all probably drowned or neglected a few plants in our past, but a black thumb shouldn't stop you from adding a hint of green to your home (that the alien growth cropping up on your leftovers from time to time

Stuck-in-time materials, timeless design

Petrified Design Furniture

Petrified Design revives reclaimed materials to create timeless new furniture that’s not only functional, but also artfully crafted. The Austin-based furniture maker gets its inspiration and materials from old ceiling slates, pieces of old gooseneck trailers and wine barrels --

Bookin' It Old School

Electric Library Embossed Smart Cover

Etsy maker "punkassjim" came across a photo of an antique electrical handbook and got inspired. The bold title and fun aside notes seemed to describe the iPad 2 perfectly. So, he decided to recreate the look into a set of custom

Fly by design

Plane Pieces Inc.

The airplane stands in the pantheon of man’s most amazing engineering feats. So it seems fitting that the folks at Plane Pieces Inc. have developed a knack for recycling classic plane parts into stunning accents for the home. Thanks to

Bed Rock

Mood Rocking Bed

The Mood Rocking Bed ($3,000) is creative a project from Etsy seller Shinerinternational. Founder Joe Manus got his start making furniture for high-end nightspots using a mixture of landfill-destined materials, and those origins are clearly visible in the mood bed’s

Time Tube

Cold War Creations Glass Nixie Tube Clock

Nixie Tub Clock ($245) from Etsy maker Cold War Creations is a stunning display for checking the time and temp. It’s elegant cylindrical glass case mirrors the shape of its internal Soviet IN-14 Nixie display tubes,

Sheath thy pen

Journal Bandolier

The Journal Bandolier ($17) from Etsy maker Cleverhands is a useful addition to your journal, especially if you're the type of fellow who despises carrying extra items or haven't quite bought into the tablet madness. Made from reclaimed rubber


Classified Moto Vintage Motorcycle Lamp

After an "a ha" moment in his shop, Builder John Ryland of custom motorcycle maker, Classified Moto decided to repurpose leftover vintage motorcycle parts to create moto-inspired lamps. The lamps are virtually guaranteed to satisfy any moto enthusiast and are

Hang (out for) Ten

PM Custom Love Seat

Designed by Paul McClelland, the principle designer for one-man shop PM Custom based in Miami, Florida, the PM Custom Love Seat ($2,500) offers a board sports inspired design. The straight-out-of-Laird-Hamilton's-home design features a cold-molded plywood seat and back which

G-Rated Swinging

Reclaimed Wood Tree Swing

We can always count on the creative individuals selling through Etsy to inspire us with the grass-roots feel and care that oozes from their products. This reclaimed wood tree swing ($150) from Philadelphia based PegandAwl for instance had us instantly

Loud Pipes

Ikyaudio Audio Speakers

Our tech lust knows no bounds. The same goes for our desire to own custom and unique products that distinguish our possessions from the average catalog trawler. Unfortunately gadget manufacturers typically think in quantities of millions, not hundreds, which makes owning

A Classic Vintage

The Emperor Seat


Etsy is a veritable treasure trove when it comes to finding unique items. There's definitely some crap on there, but the gems are worth the search. Recently, while searching around the site, we stumbled onto The Emperor

Giving Longnecks a Second Chance

Recycled Beer Bottle Glasses


There are many ways to think about recycling. Etsy seller and glass blower Nick Paul prefers to think of the concept as a way to extend the life of one of man's best friends - the classic beer bottle. After

Snug & Simple

Byrd & Belle Recycled Wool iPod Case


Byrd & belle gadget (iPod) cases are near-sublime in their simplicity. Made from recycled wool from surplus military wool trousers, your iPod, (iPhone, iPod Touch on request) will find itself sheathed in green print cotton with a bit of padding, and