5 Ways To Upgrade Your Pad, 12/15/14

Relationships take effort, and the one you have with your home is no different. To lighten the work, every week we're rounding up a crop of the latest and greatest products to keep your place on point.

Conifer Forest Series Bookends

Flaunt your literary prowess with a little flair by stacking books between these faux turf-topped wooden blocks that've been made to look like scale slices of the earth and its crust. 

Dime Bar

Yet another incredibly cool home bar setup, this ingenious wall-mountable dome includes a pair of shelves, bottle storage, and a set of rounded shutters that conceal and reveal its contents like a blinking eye. 

Glowpear Urban Garden

For the black thumbed and too-busy among us, these modular garden systems are a gamechanger. They not only look great indoors (or outside), but are designed with an integrated self-watering system so you can enjoy the fruits (and fauna) of literally zero labor.

Del Ben Primitive Knife

It may seem counterintuitive to go all the way back to the Stone Age to move forward, but that's exactly what Italian designer Michele Daneluzzo did to find inspiration for this new minimalist knife. Inspired by the crude flint tools used by neanderthals, it's fashioned from a single piece of stainless steel with an ergonomic handgrip that makes chopping and slicing easier than ever.

Wall Ride

Whether you actually skate, or simply need a place to show off that sweet Supreme deck you paid way too much for for no reason, this shelf has got you covered. The wall-mountable rack has a dedicated slot for a board, plus a good deal of additional surface space to keep your keys, watch, wallet, phone, and whatever else you wouldn't want to forget as you're stepping out the door.

Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He tried to pick up skateboarding many years back and it nearly killed him.