In a career spanning over 40 years, photographer Mick Rock has shot the most iconic rock-n-roll weirdos. From Bowie’s alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, to the freakishly frenetic Iggy Pop to 70s proto-punks The Sex Pistols to current groups like The Killers, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and even Lady Gaga. This book brings together 200 of Rock’s photographs of the legendary artists who made a difference.
Are you down for alien abduction stories? This is a good one and as “true” as they come. Back in 1975, a crew of loggers in Arizona stumble upon a UFO. Travis Walton is struck by a beam of light from the sky, disappears for a week and returns battered & bruised to tell the unearthly tales of what he saw and endured.
In the real world, you’re stuck in a wimpy hybrid, in traffic. But in the high-speed world of Gran Turismo 5, you’re driving like a freakin’ maniac on the best race courses, roads, and fantasy tracks all over the world. With its new physics engine, drive simulation feels way more real; even the damage from crashes. You can choose from over 1000 ridiculous race cars: Ferraris, rally cars, or your favorite Nascar. You name it, you drive it. And believe it or not, you can even choose a hybrid, but why would you do that?
Berlin-based furniture designer, Rainer Spehl, works with wood, blending natural textures & tones into rich architectural interiors. With his wooden laptop cases (made to fit all three sizes of MacBook Pro), he’s got an original masterpiece. Featuring a magnetic closure with recessed hinges and a full leather lining, these cases will keep your apple from getting bruised.
A pocket-sized, 500GB USB 3.0 portable hard-drive is in itself, a pretty rad little storehouse. Add to that power, the smooth & functionally sculpted form by famed industrial designer, Philippe Starck, and you’ve got yourself a damn fine device. Its all-aluminum case makes it even cooler. Literally. Even at ten-times the speed of regular USB, it won’t heat up.
Want a solid tool ready to handle business when you are? No, this is not a Viagra ad. We’re merely recommending options that may work for your special needs. This ratchet tool has a comfy grip and runs both metric & SAE sockets for getting those nuts really tight. Okay, that’s enough.
It looks like a regular old Schwinn, but no … not quite. Winner of the 2010 Eurobike Gold Award in Design, the Vestige is the first bike to feature a biodegradable frame made from natural flax fibers. Similar to carbon fiber frames, the flax material is rigid yet dampens road vibration. The semi-translucent frame tubes feature an internal lighting system showing off the bike’s innovative materials. Bright, right?
At last year’s company Christmas party, you kinda thought you were the King Of Vodka. But sorry, no. This is the real story. The biography of Russian vodka entrepreneur, Pyotr Smirnov, as told by journalist & researcher, Linda Himelstein. Rising up against adversity and oppression in the 1800s, Smirnov went from pauper to prince creating one of the greatest alcohol empires of all time.
If all that mattered was telling the time, nobody would wear a watch. We’d all just look at our phones. It’s because men can’t really wear jewelry (except Elton John, Li’l Wayne, etc.) that makes the timepiece a status symbol. Wearing a watch the caliber of a Harry Winston chronograph denotes not just good taste, an appreciation of refinement and fashion sense, it also says you’ve got scads of disposable income. Get it in the red gold finish, Weezy would.
You shoot all your photos with your iPhone. So why buy that new digital camera you know you’ll never use? Instead, step up your phone-tography game. The Glif is a good place to start. This simple little doinklet has a universal tripod mount & also acts as a kickstand for your iPhone when you’re just kicking it.