In 2009, graphic designer Peter Buchanan-Smith designed a classic, high-quality ax. That product led to "Best Made," Buchanan-Smith's online catalog of vintage-inspired, "authentic"-feeling products like shears, blankets, tin cups, caliper pens, and that sort of kit. (Here's a 2010 NYT article about the ax, etc.) I like the look of these cloth extension cords! They're $38 each. Best Made Company (Thanks, Koshi!)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.