DQM x Cliché Corkscrew

Class up your next drinking event with a collaboration corkscrew from DQM and Cliché:

DQM x Cliche Corkscrew

Featuring a veneer wooden handle and embossed logos, it’s got more street cred than most wines can manage.

[DQM x Cliché Corkscrew]

Rube Goldberg vs Isaac Newton

Here’s an interesting take on the Rube Goldberg Machine, which seems to take physics and flip it on its head:

Can you figure out the trick?

Velopresso – Coffee Cart On Wheels

If you’re going to spend a lot on fancy coffee, you should at least get that coffee in a fun and/or interesting way.

Enter: The Velopresso

Velopresso

The Velopresso is a coffee cart on wheels, designed to stay off the grid while enabling a single barista to run the entire operation. The cart itself was designed from the ground up around a custom rear-steer tricycle, a unique pedal-driven grinder, and a robust gas-fired lever espresso machine. The result is a fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology – old tech meets new tech, pedal power meets caffeine power, and engineering meets aesthetics.

And since there’s no motors to run or electricity needed, the Velopress doesn’t make a lot of noise, meaning you can have your coffee in relative silence as you enjoy the scenery around you.

If you’re interested in buying your own Velopresso, they’re taking pre-orders in early Summer of 2013, though the company is based out of the UK, so you may need to factor in some shipping if your coffee dreams take you elsewhere.

[The Velopresso]

Windless Kite Flying Championship

Windless kite flying.

It sounds like an oxymoron, but don’t tell that to Spencer Watson, a competitor at the Open Individual Indoor Unlimited, which has been going on for 12 years now.

Yup; that’s right. Spencer isn’t alone in his passion for windless kite flying. There are enough people that do this as a sport/hobby that there’s actually a championship to figure out who can do it the best:

Sometimes I wonder if there’s anything that doesn’t have some sort of championship attached to it.

[Via: Kottke]

ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty

iCade 8-Bitty

The ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty is a classic styled, pocketable D-Pad style controller for your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

With 4 face buttons, select, start, and two shoulder buttons, plus the D-Pad for movement, the 8-Bitty also features Bluetooth connectivity for gaming on the go.

It’s fully compatible with all iCade games, so there’s plenty of gaming options right out of the box, and as more and more people buy these external controllers for their mobile gaming, expect even more game developers to add support.

[ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty]