These days, the death of even a marginally famous person becomes an instant social media circus. But people truly love Lou Reed’s music, so when he died in October, the feed was understandably clogged for days. Read this new biography by Mick Wall and unlike everyone else, you’ll actually know something about this rock pioneer.
Graphic artist Federico Babina has created a poster series featuring illustrations of interesting architecture from movies like Star Wars, The Big Lebowski, The Incredibles, & many more. Available in a variety of sizes, these are museum quality Gicleé prints on natural archival stock.
It’s omnidirectional. That means it shoots out music in every direction. And because it has 6 speakers and bluetooth it’ll rock the house from any wireless device or stream via DLNA or Apple Airplay. Looks badass too.
Swiss timing experts Piaget are known for making slim, lightweight watches but their latest, the Altiplano 38mm 900P is officially the thinnest mechanical watch in the world. To achieve this Miley-esque physique, the design has welded the movement and case into a single unit. via
Sandwichbike is a build-it-yourself bike made with a plywood frame. The idea of a bike offering flat-pack shipping and home assembly is the brainchild of Amsterdam-based designer Bastien Leijh. Years in development, the finished & fully functional Sandwichbike kit is now on sale.
With all those energy-sucking rechargeable electronics Bogarting the outlets in your home, the thingCharger makes a lot of sense. It pops right into any wall outlet allowing you to use the outlet while you charge your electronics. It comes with easy-to-swap power tips for devices from Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Sony and so on plus these tips all store neatly in the back of the thing.
Lightweight, cordless, tubeless and bagless, the AirRAM vacuum features agitating brush bars and solid suction for 40-minutes on a full charge. What’s even better is that this vacuum will save you money: it uses 100-watts of power versus the 2000-plus watts demanded by the standard plug-in vac. We’ve enjoyed our test unit, especially the versatility afforded by a lack of a cord. Two thumbs up.
The name Terence Conran is a big deal among those interested in fine woodworking & classic cabinetmaking. To celebrate the old master’s 80th birthday, Benchmark Tools has created a custom walnut & burr tool cabinet filled with premium woodworking gear: instruments for marking & measuring, chisels, planes, saws and scrapers. The ultimate woodworker’s dream gift? via
Hollywood is more than just a place. It’s a world of its own, a myth and a mystery. This ambitious new work explores Hollywood from “every angle” explaining the who, what, when, where & why of movieland through the voices of the stars that built the city.