Your life may not include running Hanalei Bay Beach in Kauai, but at least your feet will enjoy the experience. OluKai’s Kia’i Trainers include quick-drying air mesh, anti-microbial Dri-Lex lining, easy-off lace toggle & a durable, suede and sheet rubber toecap and heel-stay. A little toe-comfort, while navigating the rain-drenched streets after this summer’s soaker.
In Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper played Peter Fonda’s super-cool sidekick Billy. Maybe you knew that. But did you know Hopper directed this cinema classic? Well…Hopper had a lot of talents. Actor, sculptor, painter-he was also an accomplished photographer. Taschen’s limited-edition box collection includes hundreds of Hopper’s images from the 60s. From celebrity portraiture to snapshots of Andy Warhol to his experiments in abstract expressionism, this book is a visual road map to everything considered “hip” today. Dennis Hopper was there.
External hard drives are about as interesting as watching crickets dry-hump. Although, when the drive case looks like a pimped-out ride with ground effects…we post it. LaCie’s box boasts a gigabit of speed & 2 terabytes of storage – maybe that’s something to peak your interest.
The story surrounding the collaboration of Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse & David Lynch is as twisted as a Twin Peaks episode. Originally planned was the release of Lynch’s 100-page photo book accompanied by musical composition. A record-label dispute released the book solo. In March 2010, Sparklehorse’s frontman, Mark Linous, was pronounced dead. With him, any hope of an album. To our surprise, on July 13th Dark Night of the Soul drops. Will it live up to its notorious past?
You rock things a little differently, don’t you? Forgo conventional baseball-season & illicit reaction with a Wiffle Ball tee or hat. While you’re loading up, grab the book & equipment and re-live the charmed past…at least for an afternoon.
Cigars aren’t the best travel companions – unless you enjoy puffing a roll of tobacco with the consistency of moist hay. 63 intricate steps went into the creation of Vanderburgh’s Pocket Humidor. Small enough to slide into your over-nighter – large enough to house four 6 1/2in cubans & a Palio cutter. Too much hassle? You can always swing into 7-eleven & grab a pack of Swishers.
Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm, crawls into the mind of a soldier in War. In the bloody world of endless bombs & bullets, Junger portrays a head-strong soldier who is ready to protect his “brothers” at any cost. Based on his 14-month experience with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan, this read is an unforgettable portrait of men under fire.
Talking on the cell phone while driving is in some states a crime. Until now, “hands-free” has never been 100% touch-free. BlueAnt’s S4 Voice-Controlled Speakerphone is the world’s first. Storing up to 2,000 phone book entries, you can chat it up for 20 hours (on a single charge) without lifting a finger. Life just keeps getting easier.
Your typical UK travel itinerary includes Buckingham Palace, a ride on the London Eye, a chippy for some fish-n-chips and perhaps a cruise on a double-decker. Not you. You would prefer to harness your inner manhood chasing tanks across an official WWII bombing ground. Engage in paintball battle from inside 17 tons of hardened steel outfitted with turrets & a 40mm cannon. What’s next…Hiroshima?
Denmark-based, Davone looked to the sun god Ra in the design of their side-by-side, 8″ coaxial speakers. Reminiscent of iconic glasses, these vintage-inspired units feature a dark-hued, walnut plywood exterior with a high-end, refined sound. Look for them in July 2010.