You might be wondering why Kempt looks so fresh-faced here in the new year... Yes, we finally shaved, but also: we’ve updated our Must-Haves for the deep winter. (You’ll find them in their semipermanent home over in the left column.)
This snap comes by way of Wired’s recent piece on smokejumpers, firefighters that parachute into wildfires on behalf of the park service. Coincidentally, they also know how to wear the hell out of a workshirt.
People throw around the phrase “design revolution” so often, it’s easy to forget what it actually means: Every object you own, no matter how uninspiring, is going to be recast into a more round and brightly colored form. Get ready, because it’s happening.
These fire extinguishers (via NotCot) come from France’s Fire Design studio, which churns out 99 EU models in checkerboard silver, Holstein spots and pixilated pink and purple, among others. They’re all tested and certified for use…but we hate to think what the Fire Department will make of them.
As you may have noticed, the internet’s gone a bit bacon crazy in the past year or so. But we always assumed it would stop before it got dangerous.
We were wrong.
This is the latest entry in the bacon wars, a protein-packed cannoli of death known as the Flaming Bacon Lance. It’s made entirely of prosciutto—which we like to think of as weapons-grade bacon—and it spits enough flame to melt through a stainless steel tray.
There’s even a cucumber model for a vegetarian equivalent...but somehow it's just not the same.