If you enjoy "original high-quality products that capture function and combine it with aesthetic appeal", and demand that said designs are drawn from "the collaborative efforts of artists who run the gamut in creative exploration", and really like "reading quotes from websites", you're going to go bonkers for Mason & Craft. The LA-based designers (who came up with the name because they awesomely "thought it was the two guys from the Muppets") literally do exactly those first two things, and have a range of sweet artist-collab'd products you should buy now, so people stop writing Friendster testimonials about how much they hate your gear/ pad. A choice smattering:
Barrel-Aged Batch Whiskey Kit: Designed to age new flavors into your booze, this kit comes packed in a wooden crate with a mini prybar (to make it seem like you're a tiny bootlegger) and includes a 750ml glass bottle with wooden cork, two charred oak staves from a wine barrel (to provide smokiness), and a shredded copy of the Wall Street Journal, because, um, capitalism, or something?
X-Ray Lightboxes: Kind of the coolest things ever, these art prints are created on real X-ray film using a radiograph, and portray a range of scary, real-looking X-ray images, from a skull with devil horns, to a woman's hand with a wedding band, which is the very same image Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen captured (using his wife's hand) in the first recorded X-ray ever.
Playa Wood Sunglasses: They have a variety of sun-cheaters made from trees, though these bamboo numbers -- named by the artist after Playa Del Rey -- are made specifically for the beach, with polarized lenses and a construction design that ensures they float.