Apple’s shiny silver box received its annual upgrade. Sorry if you just returned home with your freshly out-dated MacBook. We won’t bore you with all the specs. Highlights include an optional speedy quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, and spiffy new technology, ‘Thunderbolt’, which opens up a whole new world of super-fast plug-&-play performance for your peripherals. Apple even beefed-up the HD camera. Upgrade time.
Slash, the whiskey-drinking, cig smoking axe-man from Guns-N-Roses is doing some Spring cleaning. Thousands of Slash’s personal items are going up for auction. From home furnishings to on-stage outfits, to used-on-tour guitars, his ’66 Corvette Stingray – there’s a bit of everything for sale. You can even buy the used, sweat-soaked T-shirt right off his back, for about 250 bucks.
She may recoil in horror if she sees you mowing the lawn in your space-age laser hair helmet, but deep down, she’ll understand. Balding dudes are desperate. Before you go full cue ball, this scientifically-tested laser therapy helmet could be the key to rejuvenating your dome. Eventually you’ll try everything to stop the loss, but maybe start here before you go to the spray-on route.
Norton Motorcycles are among the most revered and collectible in the world. In the 60s & 70s, Norton bikes took big racing trophies and pushed the progression of motorcycle design and performance to the next level. The 70s-era Commando was called the last of the great British twins, but now the legendary bike is back. Soon to be released in America, this updated classic version is a 961-cc street machine that roars. The thing is, they’re only producing 200 of them. And, they’re going fast.
Denim works. It cuts the chill and whatever muck it collects washes right out. It’s simple and tough. Filson’s Cruiser was designed back in 1914. Named for the timber cruisers of the time whose job it was to take long walks through the forest estimating the amount of standing timber for logging. Even if your cruising is of a slightly different type, this button front, 4-pocket work coat will serve you well on all your little jaunts.
Mardi Gras is crazy. Blame it on the King Cakes. Haydel Bakery makes these traditional Mardi Gras confections from an old Danish recipe that causes men to feel immune to the effects of booze and makes women eager to show off their rack. We can’t explain it and neither can the fine folks at Haydel’s. Maybe it’s voodoo.
Where else do you find black chrome? You find it on some Leica cameras, maybe on a custom hotrod, but tools? This is new. These are Stanley sockets, so you know they’re bomber and have a lifetime warranty. In addition, the sizes, laser-etched into the black chrome, are easier to read. This finish is also more durable than regular chrome. Black is just better.
Sick of sharing your bed with a snoring, restless, continually farting creature? Not your girl man, the family dog. Pop clothing designer James Perse has you covered. He’s designed a dog bed to get Fido off your Egyptian cotton sheets and into his own. Actually it’s a hypoallergenic organic foam pad on a teak base with a waterproof , washable, 100% cotton cover.
When the movie Batman Forever came out, fans were divided. Did Val Kilmer just suck? Was it the bat suit? Was it Jim Carrey stealing the show as the Riddler? Do you even remember the movie? It was 15 years ago after all. Maybe the car will remind you. This far-out ride is going up for auction, but there’s one legal catch. Whoever buys it can’t drive it in public. Guess you’ll need your own bat-cave to hide it in. Photo courtesy of Auctions America by RM
Some people are perfectly happy with a vacation involving nothing but loafing and cocktails. Others of us prefer something a bit more adventurous than Sandals or Disney—a trip where no Starbucks can be found. Where we sweat and see new things. Veteran adventure outfitter, Abercrombie & Kent, have the trips we’re looking for. Does dogsledding in the Scandinavian Arctic or a camel safari through Kenya sound better than “the world’s biggest buffet”? A&K’s 15 custom adventure-travel trips are sure to offer you something unexpected & amazing.