Push-Pins

I once suffered a ‘serious’ injury from a dysfunctional thumbtack: The needle lost its ...

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Natural Bristle Kitchen Brushes

There are two simple tools that I use in my kitchen almost every day: One is a brush ...

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Borosilicate Glass

Humans started making glass about 5,000 years ago, which makes it one of the oldest ...

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Aw Boon Haw

It may be called “hǔbiao wànjīnyóu” in its native tongue, but it’s just Tiger Balm to me ...

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Bakelite

The production of synthetic plastics began in 1907 with the invention of Bakelite ...

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Chemex Coffeemaker

Spawned from the unlikely mind of an expat German scientist, the Chemex coffeemaker ...

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Kerosene Lantern

There is something beautiful about well-built camping gear – it holds up incredibly well ...

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Braun Electric Shaver

My first electric shaver was an old one my father didn’t use anymore, a Braun Micron from ...

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Vintage Car Visor

Car visors are hardly known as the most trend-setting of objects. Usually made of plastic ...

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Wax Paper

Some claim that Thomas Edison invented wax paper, but it is more likely that ...

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Vintage Estwing Hammer

A hammer, closely followed by a screwdriver, is one of the tools you will likely find ...

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