Despite warnings of “dog fighting scenes,” Amores Perros—which, roughly translated means “love’s a bitch”—won heaps of international film awards. This offbeat Spanish language film tells the stories of three disconnected characters in Mexico City who are linked only by a random incident. Exploring themes of loss, love & identity, viewers learn about the characters by seeing how each relates to dogs.
Portel leather goods is an upstart brand out of Tallinn, Estonia—the Paris of the Baltics—specializing in functional, handmade leather accessories. Crafted from supple, antique leather, their iPhone wallet carries all your cards, cash, and in a perfectly-fitted pocket, your iPhone 4.
Sometimes carrying a whole bottle of Jack Daniels around with you isn’t an option. And when you’re doing something like driving or supervising children, mixing up a drink can be dicey. But now that you can get pre-made JD cocktails in a bottle, life will be better. It’s the little things, right? Like Jack & ginger, Jack & Coke, even Jack & Diet!
Turn up the heat on your tailgating, car camping and beach barbecues with Fuego’s sleek, portable 8000-BTU grill. Its aluminum legs flip up into a handle and a giant rubber band holds the top on for transport. The smooth sculptural form and practical design of the Element makes it the perfect vehicle for taking your gourmet smoke show on the road.
Only a smoker feels an intimate connection to their lighter. When you smoke your lighter is your right hand, your old flame. So why not treat your little fire-starter to a new outfit? Using aluminum cans, Fuego Con Queso makes fully up-cycled lighter cases featuring the can art of your favorite drinks. They’re handmade in America and are available in a wide variety of designs, including your custom submissions.
The clones are shaking in their sub-par aluminum cases. Apple continues to dominate with the faster, skinnier and slightly sexier 2011 version of the iPad. This one is 33% thinner than it’s predecessor – even more svelte than the iPhone. Front & rear facing cameras, a new dual-core A5 processor and HDMI video output at 1080p HD – Apple’s upgraded everything but the price. Available in black or white.
You like it hot? Like, fire-in-the-hole hot? Like, seeing stars hot? You’ll think you died and went to hell when you get a few flakes of the fabled Ghost Pepper on your tongue. On the Scoville scale, the Ghost is rated the hottest pepper in the world: about 150 times hotter than a jalapeño. These peppers must be used sparingly but add a rich, flavorful spike to any dish. Available in a variety of forms from flakes to powder, all Ghost Pepper products must be handled with care.
You won’t have to succumb to gas guzzler guilt & buy a humdrum minivan or Prius. Porsche has just released another new hybrid in their lineup. The hybrid Panamera is now the most economical Porsche ever made. This model shares the same powertrain as the hybrid Cayenne, but less wind resistance makes the Panamera more efficient while still boasting a top speed of nearly 170 miles an hour. It goes on sale in June.
Zack Snyder is the director behind blockbuster films like 300 and Dawn Of The Dead. His next action & special-effects-filled film, Sucker Punch will be out in a few weeks. Snyder has teamed up with Titan Books to release a special edition tie-in book of the movie’s art and design. The book features eye-popping concept art, design & photography from Snyder’s creative team. A rich accompaniment for a movie that is sure to blow people’s minds. Only 750 copies available.
Your laptop is your most important work tool. Therefore, show it the respect it deserves by carrying it around in a fine leather briefcase like this one from legendary Italian designer to the stars, Salvatore Ferragamo. The slim, all-black case features leather top handles, a two-way zip closure, plus a removable shoulder strap & internal laptop sleeve.