Biographies of infamous mobsters are almost as plentiful as lame Kickstarter campaigns but luckily they’re much more interesting. Steve Flemmi is a Boston mobster famous for being Whitey Bulger’s sidekick. Flemmi is currently doing hard time for 10 murders. Unlike most of those little snitches, Flemmi kept his trap shut until 2003 when he pled guilty & shared his story with the Feds.
For nearly 20 years, California-based Chrome has been producing some of the world’s best messenger bags and packs. The Sotnik duffle is a new one. As always, Chrome focuses on utility & mobility. It’s made of 1000-Denier Cordura and features a waterproof internal compartment to separate your beach stuff or beers from stuff you don’t want wet. If you don’t want to carry it as a duffle, no problem, it can be worn as a pack, too.
Leather Head Sports has been working with superior leathers, veteran craftsmen, and a stable of accomplished baseball advisers to perfect their line of pro-quality, handmade baseball mitts. For World Series play or ‘catch’ with your kid in the backyard, these classic glove designs are a homerun.
Even if your city hasn’t yet begun a recycled water or “toilet-to-tap” program, there are plenty of reasons to avoid drinking unfiltered water. The SOMA system is a glass carafe that features totally compostable, coconut shell carbon filters that come delivered to your door by subscription. You’ll never have to remember when to change filters & your drinking water will always be fresh.
You have some idea of who Alfred Hitchcock is but do you know which of his movies were the best, which are the essentials? If you don’t here’s a quick study. This Limited Edition Blu-ray Essentials Collection includes 5 of the legendary directors greatest (creepiest) early films as well as hours of special features.
For about 5 minutes one summer back in the 80s, girls with huge mullets & rocker dudes who came to see the headliner stood in awe of a glammed-up group of b-grade hairfarmers called Ratt. Like their peers of the era, cocaine, groupies, and drunk driving were their main interests. Singer Stephen Pearcy brings the years of using and abusing into focus some two decades later in this new book. As you might imagine, it’s a touching tale.
The problem with building your little cabin in the woods is that once it’s up, there it stays. But the Looper is a self-sufficient luxury living pod designed for mobility, so you can pick up and move along to the next epic spot. Modeled after a caterpillar’s body, the 30-foot long structure is made with wood and covered with a weatherproof recycled membrane. It also has AC and other tasteful features to assure an experience that feels nothing like camping. via
Remembering to sit up straight is easy to forget but bad posture leads to lower back pain, kicking off a rotten cycle of slouching and soreness. The LUMOback is a sensor band worn around the waist that uses bluetooth technology to send your movement & posture data to a compatible iOs device, which measures, maps & tracks your movements to help improve your posture.
Stance makes silly socks for surfers and skateboarders. They’re also not blind to the powers of irony, so to build upon their standard styles: pot leaf, skull, rasta stripes, etc, they’ve turned to real sports. Their latest collection is an officially licensed NBA series. Featuring team colors & logos, plus photographs of legendary players like Bird, Erving, & Olajuwon you can now be literally head-to-toe in team gear.
If it looks like a Lotus to you, that’s because the all carbon fiber body on Detroit Electric’s SP:01 is modeled after the Lotus Exige. It was Lotus after all who helped revive this unique American car company. DE is calling the SP:01 the fastest production electric car ever made. Combine the car’s tight 90-inch wheelbase & manual 4-speed tranny with a top speed of 155MPH and you’ll think you’re driving a real racecar not a responsible little EV.