First in a series of hardcover books from the creative team of artists behind Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit, this book features more than 1000 images of concept artwork, photos, and paintings.
Designed and built in France, upstart audio brand Aëdle makes headphones using only the highest quality materials. The launch of the VK-1 Valkyrie is their debut product and it’s offered in two versions. One is an all-aluminum construction featuring handsewn lambskin leather trims; the other is a blacked-out carbon style.
If Game Of Thrones was a reality show, this HBO-branded beer would more likely be an ancient Mead served at room-temperature with sketchy floaters in it. But since the show is pure fantasy, Game Of Thrones beer is Brewery Ommegang’s Belgian blonde ale. Available nationwide March 2013.
This 4-card carrier mounts to your iPhone 5 to give it yet another useful function: now it’s a wallet. Made of natural oil-tanned leather & Macassar ebony wood, it is handcrafted in Los Angeles, California.
The Medal of Honor is usually pinned to dead soldiers but Army staff sergeant Sal Giunta, who in 2007 saved the lives of his squad men in the Afghan war and lived to tell the tale, was one of the lucky ones. He survived a Taliban ambush in the Korengal—a place known to US soldiers as the “Valley of Death” and in this book he breaks it all down.
Ski & snowboard helmets with built-in speakers are nothing new but Sweden’s POC brand stepped it up by partnering with Beats by Dre on the sound. They also included a microphone for taking calls and put controls on the cord for volume, switching songs, etc. Available January 2013.
The adult treats we like most usually cause impairment of some kind. But unless you think a little Cajun spice might mess you up, you can eat these Tabasco-flavored jelly beans and still drive yourself home.
As evidenced by these two unique and minimalist designer-designed game piece sets, prison is not the only place people play dominoes. The Semaphor set is made in Birch ply & hand-finished. The Oblique set is made in Douglas Fir, faced in laminate and packaged in a bridle leather case.
At the bottom of this camo-lined, heavy waxed canvas and leather duffel is a secret compartment or “false floor.” Use it to separate your cleans from dirties or smuggle something even sketchier than your filthy boxers in there.
Colorado’s homegrown, handmade ski company Icelantic, is known for producing high-quality, high-tech skis. You might have to be a little Rocky Mountain High to order up a set of boards featuring an up-close portrait of legendary Colorado hippy John Denver on them, but that’s perfectly legal in Colorado now. via