The designs of Ireland’s Garvan De Bruir are best described as modernist. The young designer employs foundational, classic motifs to form products that are totally new, yet have a traditional texture & quality. His Weekender bag is a perfect example. With its heavy, rich leathers it could be from the 1890s, but its minimalist lines and understated elegance place it squarely in the present.
Seminal New York punk pioneers The Ramones had a patented recipe for their songs: A 3-chord riff with a 4/4 beat. And this simple recipe has had fans eating up their records for over 30 years. But because there’s no punk-rock pension, drummer Marky Ramone is now working on another recipe. This one is called Brooklyn’s Own pasta sauce.
Kenton Sorenson creates fine handmade leather goods. You may wonder if the raw leather look is your style, but what happens through use is that the leather tone becomes totally unique. It becomes yours as rich natural hues emerge. This dopp kit is sturdy and simple with a wraparound tie closure that can also be used to keep the kit open during use.
Since one of your reject buddies already put a nice chip in your custom countertop, it might seem kinda too little, too late to get this handy beer opener fridge magnet. But it’s so easy; so right. It just sticks to your fridge, right there where even a guy who’s a few brain cells shy of a 12-pack could find it. And hey, if you won’t buy it … we bet your lady will.
Nobody ever wants to rush for the med kit. But it’s a lot worse to go hunting for it, while a geyser of blood is shooting out of your fingertip. Mount this OSHA-approved unit on the wall and the big red cross will remind you where to run when something gross happens. Trauma pads, bandages, gloves, antiseptic – check.
In some ways we’re pretty dumb, aren’t we? Like, we only get extra keys made after paying the locksmith 500 bucks to get us into our car. We vow to back our computers up only after losing the family photo archive. Maybe now would be a good time to think ahead. Just take a baby step. Get one of these shitstorm-proof cases from LaCie to hold your 2.5” hard drives, digital cameras, or any other small, valuable electronic-type gear you don’t want to replace. Do some damage control.
At many embassies, these pens are filled with invisible ink … but not this one. If you’re not signing treaties and extradition orders, you’ll appreciate its Fisher SPR4 ink for easy refills. The sturdy aluminum body, with gnurled non-slip grip, is also great for civilian use when signing things like mortgage documents & pre-nupts where sweaty hands can be an issue.
A uniquely durable material we usually see in the form of FedEx mailer envelopes or as a weather barrier on houses, Tyvek™is an unlikely material for sneakers. But that didn’t stop Civic Duty founder, Steven Weinreb, who developed the material and the brand for a good cause. Offering 5 styles in pop colors, Civic Duty also creates a unique shoe each year, donating 100% of the profits to social charities.
Even if you’re just cruising around the windy city on foot, these cycling gloves from Rapha will keep your digits toasty. Rapha makes understated, high-quality cycling gear that is both timeless and constructed for serious use. So riding or not, these African sheep leather gloves work like a charm.