Win the Game of Thrones With This Iron Throne Phone Charging Station


An error in the fourth episode in Game of Thrones's final season recently opened up the possibility that Starbucks coffee cups exists in the show's universe. But what would it look like if Jon, Daenerys, or Cersei needed to charge their smartphones? They would probably use something similar to this product currently raising funds on Kickstarter.

Phone-Thrones is a charger inspired by the hit HBO series. After a long day of use, your device can assume its rightful place atop a miniature Iron Throne, albeit one made out of plywood. The stand looks like it belongs at King's Landing, with dramatic lines and a dragon-print quick charge pad.

Beyond the style, there's nothing antiquated about this phone accessory. The Qi charging pad on the seat back is compatible with wireless charging phones of every size and model, including Windows, Android, and iOS devices. Just prop up the phone in the chair and wait for it to charge without fumbling with outlets or USB cords. And if your phone doesn't charge wirelessly, Phone-Thrones also makes a model without the charging pad that works with your existing phone cord.

The pad-less Phone-Thrones Lite stand is now available on Kickstarter for a pledge of $17, and the throne with the pad is available for $28 or more. If the campaign reaches its $9758 funding goal by May 31, backers will receive their orders by September 2019.

Pop Chart’s Game of Thrones Poster Highlights 8 Seasons of Crowns, Armor, Creatures, and More

Pop Chart
Pop Chart

The much-anticipated Game of Thrones series finale aired on Sunday, May 19, marking the end of the show's eight-season run. After you've finished processing the conclusion, and which bizarre fan theories actually came true, reflect on the designs that brought the world to life with this poster from Pop Chart.

This epic infographic includes the major objects, locations, animals, and sigils that make appearances throughout the fantasy series. Swords, like Arya's Needle and Jon's Longclaw, have been fully illustrated. The poster also highlights the show's costume design, with a section showing the armor of each major character and army, as well as one for important crowns.

Under "Fauna," you'll find mythical creatures such as dragons, direwolves, and the Three-Eyed Raven. Winterfell, King's Landing, and Dragonstone are featured in "Castles," while the sigils of the houses Stark, Lanninster, and Targaryen fall under "Regalia." Naturally, the Iron Throne has a prominent spot at the top of the poster.

New items were added to the graphic as the final season of Game of Thrones progressed, and now fans can order the final 18-by-24-inch print to display in their home.

Buy it from Pop Chart for $30.

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This Tiny DIY Kiosk From Amazon Would Make a Great Backyard Bar—or Chicken Coop

Allwood, Amazon
Allwood, Amazon

This summer, upgrade your backyard cocktail parties with an actual backyard bar. The Allwood Retail Kiosk, first spotted by House Beautiful and available on Amazon, is designed to be a tiny store, but it can function as so much more. And most importantly, it can be assembled in a matter of hours.

Built from durable Nordic spruce, the compact building is inspired by retail kiosks in Scandinavia. The interior measures 94 square feet, and the window covers fold out into counter-like platforms for serving food and drinks. The versatile structure works as more than just a space for your small business. The seller notes on Amazon that past buyers have used the shack as a chicken coop, and it could even house cats: "I believe this could well work as a feline suite. I don't think they would complain."

The kiosk costs $3990 on Amazon, and shipping is included. Once it's been assembled, the exterior needs to be stained or painted to protect it from the elements. If you're looking for even larger structures that can be delivered, Amazon also sells tiny houses.

[h/t House Beautiful]