Almost unbelievably, Emil Erwin hasn’t been making fine leather goods for a hundred years. Actually, it’s only been three. But in that short time, EE has built a solid reputation with quality craftsmanship and a fresh take on traditional techniques. You’d be hard pressed to find an American Horween leather briefcase of this quality anywhere else. The materials are second to none and the rest comes down to craft.
Everybody hates Jet-Skis. Even the people who ride them. It’s because they stink, they’re noisy and their cooling systems pump fresh water through the engine before spitting it back out as polluted water. The zero emissions, zero pollution EXO Concept is a new breed of clean-running Jet-Ski that may just signal a fresh, new chapter for the most hated watercraft of all time.
After a long, hot summer it’s time to slow your drinking down a bit. Delivered to your door, the complete, idiot-proof beer making kits from Craft a Brew are a good way to bench your liver while learning the fundamental secrets of the brewer. Follow the simple instructions and in a few weeks your first gallon will be ready.
If you’re a sucker for killer, custom packaging, the “special, limited, numbered, collector’s edition” globe packaging of the multi award-winning Planet Earth series will be hard to resist. Inside, this 6-disc set includes loads of additional features and with a run-time of over nine hours it will be a great tool for teaching kids what our magnificent earth was like before we ruined it.
For those ultra-crispy limited-edition kicks, it may seem like in-box storage is the only option, but what’s the fun of that? If you want to show off some shoes, the Shrine Rack elevates your footwear fetish to its proper place in your home. These stainless steel racks let you put your Dunks on the wall, displayed like the true works of art they are.
How good is your bead of caulk? If it’s rippled and lumpy, you should get some help. Milwaukee’s family of 18V cordless tools now includes a caulking gun that pumps out flawless money shots with 950lbs of force. The tool also has an anti-drip feature that keeps your dirty caulking jobs a little cleaner.
If you’re one of those holdouts who still keeps a landline and talks on a regular home telephone, we’ve got some good news for you. Now you can use Skype. The company has recently developed technology adapting Skype software for landline use. They’re also introducing a Skype-ready cordless phone. It’s crazy, you can call everywhere while sidestepping high phone bills. Get on it.
California-based Fisker Automotive made headlines with the release of their luscious long-range electric-hybrid, the Karma. Now they’re releasing a 5-door model that looks like a Dodge Viper with room for the kids and a dog. But there’s no overblown V-10 engine in this machine, just a gentle electric whir from under the hood. Yes, it’s more than a Prius, and that’s the point exactly.
If the Outer Ring of planet Hoth means nothing to you don’t feel bad. Not everyone has the time to browse Wookiepedia for obscure Star Wars nomenclature. We do. That’s how we know a Wampa is a furry carnivorous critter. Now, Adidas created this fur-covered version of the classic Campus 80 Wampa-style as part of a whole Star Wars shoe series.
With his hard-luck lyrics and legendary on-the-edge lifestyle, Johnny Cash was destined to be an enduring cult icon. To many he was the last American badass (sorry Kid Rock). Through his songs, a couple movies and various biographies about the Man In Black, we’ve learned part of the story behind this enigmatic man. Now his son has written a book that paints a unique portrait of his inner life, that of a creative, spiritual, and deeply passionate badass.