If you haven’t seen an M.C. Escher print since you moved out of the dorms, you’re not alone. His art does go great with experimental drug use & keg beer. But to be fair, there’s more to the artist than the “trippy” aspect of his work. This forthcoming book from fine bookmakers Thames & Hudson is a vast catalog of Escher’s mind-bending geometric illustrations, lithographs & woodprints, including insights into his artistic process.
Climbing out of the tent for your late-night leak is harsh enough as it is. Tripping and tearing down the tent or getting clotheslined by the clothesline makes it much worse. But those types of accidents are less likely if you use this reflective rope made specifically for such dark and dangerous outings.
Designed for serious swimmers, this waterproof MP3 player produces high-quality sound without the use of earbuds. Instead it uses bone conduction transmission, which sends vibrations through your cheekbones directly to your inner ear, allowing you to listen to music and audio underwater the way your spirit animal the dolphin does. via
Using the same pellet burning technology that made wood-fired heating way more clean & efficient, this grill & smoker uses the intense and steady heat of pellets to cook your meat to perfection. It features electronic ignition, dual LED temp gauges, and easy, accurate controls for smoking & grilling modes.
Meatballs, pesto, marinara & cheese. You could combine these ingredients any which way you’d like—even put them in a blender—and they’ll be amazing. But before you go grabbing the blender, try making this sandwich first. Much better texture.
Spock’s tool is seriously advanced. And we didn’t just ask Uhura. We went to the experts at Scanadu for verification. They report that within 10 seconds of direct contact to your left temple, their SCOUT medical tricoder will analyze, record, & report your vitals, including temperature, respiratory rate, ECG, blood pressure (systolic, diastolic), stress and oximetry levels.
20th-Century industrial design guru Dieter Rams designed everything cool that the Braun brand ever made. His style has also influenced many more recent designs coming out of Apple. If this re-issue of the 1987 Braun ET66 calculator looks familiar, that’s because the calculator on your iPhone is a direct bite on Ram’s original, minimalist design. And not that you need 2 calculators, but you can now own the real deal, too.
It sounds almost too good to be true but this light & compact solar kettle will boil water, heat your soup or coffee, even desalinate ocean water for drinking in “just a while.” The length of that “while” of course, depends on how sunny it is but since it uses nothing but the energy of the sun, you can’t find a cleaner, greener kettle for off-the-grid use. via
Adventure. It’s what we love about motorcycles. Just hit the road and be gone. And with the shaft-drive 1215CC Triumph Tiger Explorer XC, you can ride in comfort to the ends of the earth. With ABS braking & cruise control, this bike is built for the long haul, plus it’s factory-equipped to peel off the freeway and climb up a mountainside without skipping a beat. via