Best Bet: MoMA’s Multi-Tool

Photo: Danny Kim

Trusted handyman brands like Leatherman and Victorinox Swiss Army have long dominated the multi-tool market, one-upping each other with ever-tinier gadgets tricked out with ever-more- MacGyver-like gear. This device, however, hails from the MoMA Design Store ($25) — better known for modish housewarming gifts than hardware. It’s armed with a hammer, pliers, adjustable wrench, wire cutter, file, blade, screwdriver, and twelve-piece bit set — and yet somehow still looks minimalist. Plus, a vintage-blanket-upholstered chair, an easy-to-clean water bottle, and more in this week's issue [NYM].