If you’re slowly easing your way toward the Self-help section of the bookstore, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson is a great springboard. As coach of the Chicago Bulls & LA Lakers, Jackson became the most successful coach in the history of pro sports. This new book breaks down his philosophies and takes readers into the headspace of a man who led the world’s greatest ballers to the apex of competitive success eleven times.
Clearly inspired by the design of the Aston Martin Zagato, the latest creation from Italian boutique carmaker Fornasari is called the Gigi 311, a fully-custom performance GT that debuted at Geneva a few weeks back; not all the specs are out but we do know it will be powered by a 500HP American-made V8 and that you can order yours built in either all-aluminum or carbon-fiber.
The BikeSpike won’t replace your lock but it is a GPS tracker that will help you find & recover your bike if it’s stolen. Hidden in your bike’s water bottle cage, the Spike links to a web, iOs, or Android app that lets you pinpoint its location. The device also functions as a fitness tracker and can be used to help you keep track of the kids when they’re out on their bikes.
The ELITE Series 2.0 collection is a postseason offering from Nike featuring colorful, updated versions of their flagship basketball shoes: the Kobe 8 System, the LeBron X, & a low-top version of Kevin Durant’s KD V. As you’d expect, these shoes feature advanced materials like Kevlar Aramid, carbon fiber, & articulated foam cushioning but what’s totally unexpected are the colorways. Available April 27.
Looking in the rearview mirror to see the canoe you just lashed to the roof flying above the freeway like a fiberglass Scud missile is a crappy feeling. And it’s one you could avoid if you could tie a legit knot but you can’t, so you need a LoopAlien. It’s a lightweight, easy-to-use aluminum cord attachment & tensioner with a versatile design that makes it easy to secure loads of all kinds.
No two pairs of LSTN headphones are the same because they get their one-of-a-kind looks from reclaimed exotic hardwoods. And not only do they look good, they sound good. Their charitable mission sounds pretty cool , too. Part of the proceeds from every pair sold helps hearing impaired kids in developing countries get hearing aids.
As you can see in this fine example of quirky craftsmanship from Skate Home, taking the wheels off the skateboard and replacing them with legs made of Canadian Maple transforms a thing that would normally bust your ass into a stylish place for it to rest. Available in black, white, & two natural wood tones. via
The San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado offer some of the best mountain biking in the lower 48; the ideal R & D lab for Durango-based Bedrock Bags. They make bombproof bags for biking and bikepacking. If you like to do it in the dirt, their growing line of handmade handlebar and frame bags will carry your cargo proper-like.
Do your skincare products contain toxins and known carcinogens? Since every ingredient is not listed you’ll never know; a great reason to try the good goods from Rebels Refinery. Their premium natural men’s products are made with no cancer-causing crap plus they donate a portion of their profits to prostate cancer research.