The reason nobody under 30 gives a squirt about activity trackers that count your steps is because unless you’re a retiree or a stroller mom, walking around isn’t really an “activity.’ Enter Lit, a new kind of activity tracker designed for action sports. It measures and tracks air time, distance, paddles, rotations, turns, G-forces, jumps, duration and more plus it links with a social-sharing app allowing users to create challenges, compete with others, or just brag about how big they went.
You can tell right away that the Type 3 watch from Ressence is not your standard timepiece. With no crown or traditional hands on the dial but instead a liquid-filled crystal with convex discs floating in a convex dial, the look of the Type 3 is totally unique & yet it’s still a mechanical watch. The technology is certainly complex but the smooth, rounded look of the display is stunning in its simplicity.
Yes, Porsche really made a plug-in hybrid Panamera but fear not, the new S E-Hybrid is not a Prius in a Porsche package. The powertrain combines a V6 bi-turbo gas engine with a 95 horsepower electric motor for 416 total horses. You can do your happy little eco-driving burning electrons-only at 80mph for about 20 miles, but when you really want to move, the combined battery+engine mode will do 0-60 in 5.5 and hit a top speed of 165.
During World War II, a search & rescue plan in the Arctic was lost in a blizzard and crashed. All 9 men on board survived the crash as well as 148 days lost in the vast, barren expanse of the Arctic ice. In this book by Best-selling author Michael Zuckoff (Lost In Shangri-La) readers are taken to the coldest place on earth and yet emerge with a survival story.
Your neighbors sure are crafty, with their cruelty-free beekeeping & the organic herb garden they never shut up about. But when you ferment your first batch of homemade mead (that ancient honey wine consumed by dragon-slaying knights in the middle ages) you’ll be the new champion of Who’s Craftiest. This kit includes everything you need to make 5 1-gallon batches.
The Push is a new music-making instrument that can help you make the leap from long-term unemployment to digital music producer, artist, or DJ. With 64 Akai-designed touchpads and offering practically unlimited options for creating melody & harmony, beats, loops, sounds, & song structures; it’s like having a portable sound studio that fits in your backpack.
Whether you’ve come out to your friends about it or not, if you’re a Kid Rock fan, this book is right up your alley. Shot by Jeremy Deputat, I’m Kid Rock What’s Your Excuse?, is a 176-page hardcover book of intimate, often scandalous, behind-the-scenes photographs of the middle-aged radio rocker doing middle-aged radio rocker stuff. via
With global deforestation almost complete, these simple wood sculptures by L.A.-based artist Paul Foecker, made from Coastal California Cypress will do more than just add a natural element to your drawing room; they’ll teach your future grandkids about biology, tree rings & the mysteries of nature in a way that computer simulated wood simply can not.
Finally, it seems, after several years of unmitigated shoe-design spazzery, the obscene overuse of fluorescent colors may, just may, be starting to subside. With only a few hits of safety orange, the new Lunar Presto is a great choice for your summer workout. Featuring a cool, all-mesh upper with Flywire in the lacing cage and heel, this shoe is lightweight, supportive and a bit easier on the eyes.
The Coen Brothers make amazing movies. Inspired by those films and the crazy characters who make them great, artist & illustrator Chet Phillips, has created a series of posters featuring unforgettable Coen Bros. dudes and quotes from the films. Fargo, Raising Arizona, & of course The Big Lebowski. Pick your poison.