Paper cash and coins are filthy. So are credit cards. Really, anything that spends as much time so close to your ass crack is bound to breed bacteria. So why do we still use this stuff in the digital age? Wired editor David Wolman made it his mission to find out and explores the topic in his latest book, The End Of Money. If you’re wondering what a truly cashless society might look like and why, read it.
Lightweight and perfectly packable, the folding aluminum Sven Saw will come in handy on your next mission into the wilderness. Its unique design unfolds into a bow saw featuring a razor sharp Swedish blade, perfect for zipping through firewood, clearing a campsite or the speedy removal of a gangrenous arm or leg.
If this works for Lemmy, it’ll definitely work for you. A few glasses of Motörhead Shiraz and the wart-addled, chain-smoking deadbeat dad of heavy metal starts to sound like an angel. A couple glasses more and even the fugliest, roadworn Motörhead groupies start to look like supermodels. And don’t worry, this wine isn’t British like the band, it’s actually Australian.
Wes Anderson’s films always feature unforgettable characters. Maybe it’s because he collaborates with Hollywood’s most talented actors or maybe it’s because his characters are flawed and fallible just like real people. Either way, his movies are inspirational. Case in point, these illustrations from Spanish illustrator and Etsy shop owner Jordi. He’s created a whole array of Anderson’s people and he wants you to hang them on your wall.
Having a cellphone in your pocket eliminated the need to ever wear a wristwatch so why are smartphone makers trying to bring the digital watch back? While you ponder that question check out Sony’s SmartWatch. It’s an Android-driven watch that links up with a whole array of Sony Ericsson phones putting the world of apps, web and media right on your wrist. No need to dig into your pocket to switch songs or check facebook, just swipe the face of your watch to stay connected.
The forthcoming Aston Martin landshark, which will hit the Geneva Auto Show next month, is a 6-liter V12 coupe called the Zagato. It’s a totally hand-built, premium-quality masterpiece that packs 510 horsepower and copius slabs of carbon fiber in the body. With cars like this on the road, Italy might be able to solve its debt crisis with speeding ticket fines.
Gerber is taking the multi-tool into new territory with the Steady. Like their other hardworking pocket tools, it features all stainless blades, serrated and straight, plus wire cutters, 3 screwdrivers, bottle opener, etc. But since no weekend adventure is going down without your phone and camera, the key features of the Steady are an adjustable cell phone mount and a tripod mount for your camera.
Let the other parents buy safe, non-toxic wooden trucks for their kids. Your kids (or maybe even you) deserve to play with toys that inspire awesomeness. This 1/6 scale Dark Knight Tumbler is a movie replica that’s almost 3-feet long and features working headlights, moving braking flaps, and removable roof panels to fit your 1/6 scale Dark Knight action figure inside. Don’t cave into that conservative parental pressure. Go big.
This Renew SleepClock watches you while you sleep, silently monitoring your breathing and movement. Creepy, right? Not exactly. It’s designed to wake you gently and only when your body is ready. Plus, the clock is driven by an App that captures all your sleep stats so you can track your nocturnal patterns. Getting the right amount of deep, quality sleep is crucial for your overall health and this clock makes it super-easy to keep yourself on track.
This unique, totally handmade accordian-style 5-pocket wallet, from Vim Beget mixes premium vegetable-tanned leather and construction with obvious military styling. Pop the two Lift-The-Dot snaps and it opens up to reveal compartments for cash, cards, coins, condoms, and whatever else you carry.