Why look forward when looking back looks so good? Smith Optics agrees. They’ve just revived a classic collection of their late 70s/early 80s styles in the new Archive Collection. These are exact replicas of their original, sport-inspired frames like the cat-eye Cheetah, cops-style Delano, the Cornice, Marvine, & more.
Author of 1984 & Animal Farm, George Orwell is considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century and a man who defined Englishness in his era. This book explores the ups & downs of his wild life as a soldier, satirist, socialist, policeman, and eventually, influential author.
These activity monitors will track & quantify just about everything you do and remind you to do the stuff you forget about: teeth brushing, taking medication, drinking water, track home temperatures, water the plants, all of it. The sensors feed data back to Mother who crunches the numbers & spits out graphs and charts for you to obsess over.
With Charles Bronson as the ballsy vigilante avenging the rape & murder of his wife & daughter, 1974’s Death Wish struck a nerve and became one of the definitive films of the 70s; and that’s why it’s back in a 40th Anniversary Blu-ray edition. If you haven’t, you should.
Nothing says “I’m serious about this” like a custom-made, boutique roadbike. And in terms of technology, The Carby Road is legit: carbon frame & fork plus DT Swiss wheels & an Sram Red 22 group make it an easy choice for the hardcore cyclist. The spillover coolguy points that the Deus nameplate brings are an extra bonus.
Inside this silver-plated sphere is a 1TB storage system featuring a USB 3 connection. Designed by the Paris-based silversmiths at Christofle, the Sphere also features an automatic Eco Mode reducing energy consumption by 90% when it’s idle. More eye-candy than anything else.
This is not your run-of-the-mill portable plastic speaker. Not even close. It’s encased in bamboo and powered by a super-capacitor (which is tech-talk for a better battery; one that charges up the speakers in 5 minutes and then plays at full volume for 6 hours. It’s also designed for your own upgrades or repairs for all you tinkerers out there.
Dutch designer and fireplace fetishist Bart Leenders creates clean, modern fireplaces. His tile-sided Boxer model has been attracting fans since 1982 but the Boxer Black (above) is brand new. And it’s not just about the looks; Leenders is known for advanced combustion technology that creates lots of heat in a compact space.
Instead of toting that brick of a power supply around to power your laptop, try this diet-size device from FINsix; it’s the smallest laptop adapter & it squirts out the necessary 65W of juice you need to keep your laptop running right.
Nope, not another Yeezy. Close though. This special specimen of winter footwear from the big, bad Swoosh combines the lightweight comfort of a sneaker, the durable insulation of a boot, and the looks of a … um … well, you figure that one out.