Michigan-based Bike Furniture Design crafts contemporary furniture from recycled bike components and parts. They create a wide-range of seating and tables all from the proverbial scrap heap. In their first life, bicycles are simple and functional. These utilitarian qualities, reconfigured in BFD’s creations, imbue the designs with elegance, angularity & a familiar sense of motion. That means their stuff is cool.
For you remaining die-hard PC users, you’ll be really annoyed when your Sony Vaio J Series all-in-one PC is mistaken for a Mac. With its sleek minimalist styling & 21.5-inch touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 resolution (which displays HD video in 1080p) it certainly looks like a Mac. Loaded with Windows 7 and 500 GB of storage, you’ll rest easy knowing that it isn’t for entertainment - it’s a serious tool.
These posters are just plain creepy. Graphic Designer, Nicholas Tassone takes Stephen King’s most classic tales and strips them down to their essence. In simple two-tone designs, Tassone’s barebones graphics seize King’s haunting images and remind us just how powerful these books (and the subsequent movies) are. Smart, severe and much more intriguing than the original movie posters, for sure. The swinging bucket of blood from Carrie is our favorite.
How could you not be down with True Blood? Your favorite vampire series has just launched a Tru-Blood drink bringing product placement right where you want it – your next party. The 14-ounce bottles are an exact replica of what you see on the show. Drink what Bill drinks and maybe you will love forever … Don’t be shy, it kinda looks like blood, but it’s actually a blood orange drink that mixes well with everything in your bar.
By actually writing in a notebook, you are already one step ahead of the rest of the robots. Now you can chalk up a few more originality points by customizing the look of your Moleskin notebook cover. Engrave Your Book will etch your original artwork (or the work of one of their featured artists) on a sturdy, reusable leather book cover…that, like you, is truly one of a kind. Did you see their engraved bamboo iPhone cases?
Now you can smoke your meat anywhere. Seriously though, imagine smoking fresh-caught salmon, while you’re still on the boat? Or smoking ribs off the tailgate at the big game? Bradley’s propane-powered portable smoker lets you take your smoke show on the road. With four adjustable racks, easy ignition & simple, foolproof controls – you’ll be ruling the summer barbecue circuit.
Inspired by the 1977 Nike Wimbledon, this updated shoe is classic on the outside, tech on the inside. The Nike Air Rally is a clean, low-profile tennis shoe – packed with the Air Royal midsole for comfort. Low key adult styling, but built for play. The Air Rally comes in a number of colorways and treatments. This variation features a perforated swoosh, metal eyelets & contrast leather heel guard.
Saved from the landfill and reminiscant of a bygone era. The Magnetic Tape Reel Clock is a functioning AA-powered wall clock encased in an old reel. Back in the days of really bad haircuts and polyester slacks, audio was recorded onto these really long rolls of magnetic tape. If you don’t believe us, ask your dad.
It’s so catchy the lyrics practically memorize themselves. Expo 86, the third studio release from Montreal synth-rock unit Wolf Parade drops today. The title refers to the 1986 Vancouver Expo and their hooky, melodramatic jams take listeners straight back down memory-lane to the 80s. Guitars, drum machines, keyboards – there’s something for everyone. Like their two previous records, lots of everything equals popularity…get it before everyone else does.
You never know what the day may throw at you. The Gravis Contra Rucksack can roll with it all: from office to gym to the early Friday departure, it stows your stuff in one clean, minimalist pack. The top-loading design looks simple on the outside, but features an internal laptop sleeve & side mesh pockets. External zippers allow you to access your load without pulling everything out the top and compression straps keep it all tight when you’re on the move.