The Star Wars saga is built around a whole new universe that came directly from the minds behind the movies. This new, ultra-limited edition book contains the actual blueprints for everything from buildings to vehicles to renderings of characters like C-3PO and R2D2. Blending art and design with insightful commentary from the artists, this book takes you deep into the archives of Lucasfilm’s creative process. They’re printing only 5000 of this over-sized, hardbound volume, so don’t lag.
Considering that your life breaks down to about 50% narcissism, 40% shopping, and 10% facebook, it’s no surprise you’re a little insecure about your intellect. Carrying your iPhone around disguised as a little classic faux-leather book might help a little. People will see the book and think, there’s a smart fella – he reads. Meanwhile, you’re on hour two of an Angry Birds marathon. Source
It feels like we’ve barely got time for coffee and a slice of toast in the morning, but if you woke up one morning to the smell of fresh donuts coming from your kitchen, you might just slow your roll. This counter top donut machine is mess-free, easy to use, and makes batches of 30 mini donuts at a time. Think that’ll be enough?
Keeping the booze ice-cold at your party is the best way to ensure that at some point, it will start to feel like a party. This ice bucket will do the trick. And instead of the bottle floating around in the same ice you’re dropping in your drinks, this design keeps the ice and the bottle separate.
Many messenger bags, by design, are tough to pair with your work wear. Lime green cordura and reflective hits don’t quite match the brogues, you know? This canvas and leather bag by designer Kris Van Assche for Eastpak, comes in tan and brown and features tonal leather details. Of course it has all the other features you need, like a padded laptop sleeve and loads of pockets, just no lime green anything, anywhere.
Behind the big, dark political scandals like Bin Laden’s assassination, Watergate, Waco, the Kennedy assassination, the Russian spy swap, and so on, lurk the operatives from the FBI. In this book by investigative journalist and best selling author Ronald Kessler, he uses his inside access to FBI bigwigs to reveal how they do their dirt.
The slightly over-sized, black titanium Porsche Design P’6520 tells the time with incredible style. But that’s not all. It also points you in the right direction. Beneath the flip top, 3-hand face hides a liquid compass. Staying on track and on time is easy with this on your wrist.
Just a couple more years of driving around in your underpowered little hybrid rollerskate. In 2013, you’ll be able to upgrade to an electric Beemer. And thankfully, the forthcoming 4-seater doesn’t look like a wireless mouse on wheels. It actually looks like a German sports car and 78 miles-per-gallon has never looked so good.
In the visual arts, Dennis Hopper was an American icon. Actually, more like iconoclast. Influential in film, photography, and the underground art world, Hopper’s work spans decades. Before this colorful old bastard kicked the bucket he designed a line with Vans that includes cool shoes and a whole array of signature apparel. Pay your respects to his amazing career by buying his stuff at Urban Outfitters.
Alongside nachos, beer, and hot wings, M&M’s are perfect game day snacks. Now you can get M&M’s in your favorite teams’ colors and stamped with their logos. If you like the Cleveland Browns these NFL M&M’s won’t be that exciting, but then, neither is their offensive line. Sorry Ohio, it’s true.