If you’ve heard of legendary Swiss climber Ueli Steck, you know that any tool bearing his name must be badass. If you don’t know Ueli, imagine the demands placed on tools in world-record alpine speedclimbs. Yeah, heavy. His pro model Titanium knife from Wenger features blades twice as thick and half as heavy as the normal stuff. Features include a saw blade, hex keys and screwdrivers.
If you’re not instantly in love, wait a sec, it’ll grow on you. And if you’re lucky enough to throw a leg over the 2011 Ducati Diavel, you’re in for a hell of a ride. Ducati has wedged their mean Testasretta 11º motor into this groundbreaking new model. With over 160-horsepower and 450 ft./lbs. of torque, you understand why they decided on the massive 240 rear end. Even with all that engine, there was somehow still room to pack in heaps of fresh technology: hands-free ignition, traction control, ABS & Ducati Ride Modes for perfect performance anywhere you roll.
Gambling addicts your timepiece has arrived. The 21 Blackjack by Swiss watchmaker Christophe Claret is not just a premium-quality watch, it’s also a casino you wear on your wrist. Really, it holds three games: dice, roulette & cards. The mechanicals and design are impeccable offering sweet gameplay & an interactive experience you probably never dreamed of. Who’s in?
Even if you don’t read Japanese, you get the idea. This is a T-Shirt design from Joshua Smith for The Salvation Army. 100% of proceeds go directly to Japanese tsunami relief efforts. What else is there to say? Hurry up & place your order.
Using a smart motion sensor, the Sensor Can may be the most advanced trash can you’ve ever seen. Instead of a mechanical pedal to stomp, this unit opens & closes totally touch-free. The can’s Smart Sense technology means it won’t open unexpectedly when you walk by nor will it slam shut while you’re in the middle of a task.
What to do with used wine corks? Renowned designer, Reza Feiz at Los Angeles-based Phase Design came up with a couple cool ideas. His Life After Corkage ottoman and stool recycle used wine corks into designer furnishings. Each piece keeps 2500 corks out of the landfill and gives them a new life in your home.
Yard work gathers mountains of leaves and mower clippings that you really ought to be composting. Make it easy on yourself (and your helpers) with Dsolv compostable yard waste bags. Fill these 45-gallon mesh bags with yard waste and throw ‘em on the compost heap. Made of a vegetable-based polymer, the bags will break down quickly on their own.
It’s a party on wheels. This rolling grill and cooler system is perfectly portable. With 7-inch rubber tires you can take it on off-road adventures like beach barbecues and camping. The compact gas grill features Char-Broil’s Infrared technology for higher, more consistent grill temps resulting in juicier steaks, burgers and brats. Beneath the grill are two detachable, 30-quart coolers for your sport-sodas. Pack it up & roll out.
An impressive list of innovative contemporary artists jumped at the chance to work on this retro 3D art book with renowned designer/artist, Tristan Eaton. Over 100 pieces from artists as various as Shepard Fairey, Eric White, Tokidoki, Ron English, Claw Money and others are rendered in classic 3D style. The book includes a pair of blue & red glasses and features a historical account on the history of this 50s-era form by cultural critic, Carlo McCormick.