This Magnetic Key and Wallet Organizer Will Get You Out the Door Faster

Distil Union
Distil Union

If you find yourself getting stressed over misplaced keys, a wallet, or other items you need to grab before heading out the door, the magnetic Ferris modular organizer could be just what you need. Currently funded on Kickstarter, the organizer from Distil Union features a wall-mounted docking station to hold everything you need to get out the door, from your smart phone to your sunglasses to your outgoing letters. A magnetized wallet, key folio, and key loop all attach to the ModStation surface, leaving them within easy reach.

The Ferris System includes three different accessories that work with the docking station: the KeyLoop, the KeyFolio, and the ModWallet. The magnetic MagLock components in each serve dual purposes, both holding your stuff in place and securing them to the ModStation.

A GIF shows how Ferris users can assemble keys on the KeyLoop.

Distil Union, Kickstarter

The KeyLoop holds up to six keys and a keyfob and has a clip so you can keep it secure in a pocket, while the heavier-duty KeyFolio holds up to 10 keys and a keyfob. Keys can also easily be rearranged or taken out with the MagLock feature, which keeps them together without the need for a cumbersome key ring. The KeyLoop can also be used to hang other accessories from the ModStation, like headphones.

A hand picks up keys with the magnetic KeyFolio

Distil Union, Kickstarter

The ModWallet holds up to 10 cards and a clip for cash. It can also be used to hold your keys, if you want to consolidate items.

Assembling a Ferris ModWallet

Distil Union, Kickstarter

The ModStation is available for a $21 pledge. The KeyFolio and KeyLoop are $34 each, and the ModWallet is $50. You can also mix and match accessories and opt for add-on discounts at the product's Kickstarter page. The items are expected to begin shipping in September.

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This Damn Fine Twin Peaks Box Set Is the Only One Fans Will Ever Need


Fans of David Lynch’s three-season drama Twin Peaks know there’s quite a lot to excavate. The series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC and returned for a one-season engagement on Showtime in 2017, has been a perpetual source of ambiguity, red herrings, and the downright inexplicable.

Now there’s a centralized hub of all things Peaks to dwell on. Twin Peaks: From Z to A is a Blu-ray box set containing all episodes of the original series; 1992’s feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; 2017's Twin Peaks: The Return; an international version of the 1990 pilot with additional footage; as well as an abundance of new and archival material totaling 20 hours in length.

The box for the 'Twin Peaks: From Z to A' Blu-ray DVD set is pictured

Inside the package, which is illustrated with the Douglas firs that are part of the show’s iconography, are mini-figures of Special Agent Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer, played in the show by Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee, respectively. The box acts as a diorama of sorts and opens to reveal the Red Room, a location where many of the show’s most surreal moments took place. A series of three-by-five index cards provide backdrops of key scenes. The only thing the set doesn’t have is Lynch’s hand-drawn map of the show’s Washington location, but you can find that here.

The set is limited to 25,000 copies. It retails for $139.99 on Amazon and is due for release on December 10.

[h/t Newsweek]

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This Stunning Tiny ‘Cliff’ House on Amazon Costs $105,000 (and Up)

Q-haus, Amazon
Q-haus, Amazon

Tiny houses are cheaper, simpler, and definitely more portable than full-sized homes, and thanks to online retailers, they're easier to purchase. On Amazon, you can shop for pre-fabricated tiny houses in between adding toilet paper and bed sheets to your cart. One of the latest minimalist structures Amazon has sold is a "Cliff" house with a few luxurious amenities you won't find in many conventional homes.

For $105,000, the third-party seller Q-haus will ship you its Cliff model in two ready-to-assemble modules, according to Southern Living. The 774-square-foot house is modular and can have two to three bedrooms and one to two bathrooms. The bathrooms—which are where many tiny homes cut corners—are spacious enough to house either a bath tub or a sauna. The space also boasts built-in furniture, smart-home technology, an outdoor terrace, and tall windows for letting in lots of natural light.

The Cliff is definitely cheaper than most brick-and-mortar homes on the market, but as warns, the Amazon price tag may be deceiving. Unless you're a skilled professional, you'll likely need to hire contractors to put the components of the home together for you. Add that to the cost of the land and the concrete foundation for the home's footprint and you're looking at a bill that's much larger than the $105,000 you'd pay up front.

Tiny homes may also seem like a good option if you're looking for new place to live immediately. But transitioning to tiny house life is rarely as easy as putting together a structure and calling it home. Zoning laws, insurance, and storage are all factors tiny home owners need to contend with before moving into their new abode.

Q-haus's Cliff design sold out shortly after it hit Amazon, and there's no indication of when or if it will be back in stock. But if you still have your heart set on downsizing your lifestyle, there are plenty of tiny dwellings available on Amazon for much cheaper prices.

[h/t Southern Living]