For a short time in the early 90s, Stone Temple Pilots were the hottest band in the world. Sold out stadium tours and chart-topping hits. They were huge. Then drugs took hold and frontman Scott Weiland got dragged over a cliff. This is his story, from altar boy to angry teen to superstar to comeback kid, Weiland tells it all in this riveting, rollercoaster ride of rock’n’roll redemption.
A ‘plectrum’? Isn’t that a device the proctologist uses? Wait, no. It’s the college word for a guitar pick. If you play guitar, you always need a pick. With this manual punch you can turn old, unused or maxed-out credit cards into perfectly-shaped, one-of-a-kind picks for pluckin’ on your instrument.
Stolen road signs have been a du rigeur decoration in frat houses and college dorms since the days of Animal House. Designer/builder Tim Delger took things a bit further. His furniture designs highlight the bold colors and familiar graphics of the sign from which they’re made. These qualities create a striking impact by bringing a part of the urban environment indoors.
The Swiss have an enviable record of environmental efforts. Leaders of recycling, reuse & reduction initiatives, it’s among the cleanest countries in the world. No surprise upcycling has made its way into Swiss design studios. This windbreaker is constructed from 2 different colors of decommissioned Swiss parachute fabric and other surplus materials. Limited edition of 100 pieces.
Making a batch of homemade beer seems pretty cool, but some home brew systems require converting & sterilizing your whole garage. Not this one from Brooklyn Brew Shop. This simple kit includes everything you need to get brewing, even from the confines of your small apartment kitchen. What will your first batch be, Summer Wheat or India Pale Ale?
Whether you gotta drill, drive or just shed some light on the situation, this 12-volt cordless tool kit from Makita will do the dirty work. Powered by long-lasting Lithium-Ion batteries, the lightweight & powerful drill, impact wrench and flashlight go anywhere and everywhere to silence a wide range of household hiccups.
Colombia in the 90s was the land of the Cocaine Cowboys. It was the Cali cartel in mortal combat with the forces of Pablo Escobar. Extreme violence and senseless killing were standard fare. Investigative reporter William Rempel somehow managed to penetrate the cartel power structure and meet with an insider whose story eventually brought down the entire 7 billion-dollar-a-year Cali cartel.
First there was soap-on-a-rope, then the Splash shower radio. Now people who shower have one more reason to be stoked when wet and naked. Kohler’s digital showering system allows for precise control to keep your shower at the perfect temp. There’s a warm-up mode and even a pause button to stop the flow, while you later up with your soap-on-the-rope.
Everything about tablet computing is magical, except typing. Fat fingers, hunt-n-peckers, speedwriters, we all struggle with the smooth yet annoying typing interface. Enter the iKeyboard. By delineating the keys of the keyboard, typing is faster, easier and frees your mind to think thoughts instead of finding the semicolon. Clicks right onto your iPad, no power needed.
The word Thule is Swedish for “nice rack.” You knew that. Well, it turns out these crafty Swedes are also making luggage. “TCRU-2” is another Swedish word meaning ‘rolling travel bag with detachable daypack.’ Yeah, that one was a stretch, sorry. Point is, you can leave your big bag of rocks with the bellboy and take a stroll around town with a little knapsack before your flight home.