Statues of gnomes and elves seem inappropriate anywhere but the garden. Who knows why? But out in the garden, they fit right in. These detailed bronze sculptures by artists Jim Kempton & David Goode are inspired by the writings of Tolkien and feature all types of fairy tale creatures from his classic fantasy novels.
Depending on where you live, you may have to go far beyond the greenbelt of your subdivision to find the wild flora & fauna Hank Shaw prepares in his new book Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast. But, it’ll be worth the effort. Shaw is a prolific blogger and naturalist who espouses the goodness and proper preparation of wild North American food. With recipes and back-to-the-land wisdom, Shaw turns living off nature’s bounty into a gourmet experience.
Four hundred bucks for a Lego set? That’s right. You’re about to drop more on this massive, new Lego spaceship than you did on your first car. But why not? It’s Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer Executor. Brand-new. A Star Wars original. It is also the longest Lego spacecraft ever made, 51 inches. Made up of over 3000 Lego bricks, it’ll provide hours of fun for you and the, uh, the kid. Available September 1.
The new Chevy Colorado Rally concept truck looks like it could drive right up and over Hyundais and Kias and crush them like ants. The question is, will the forthcoming production model of the new truck actually look this badass? We hope so. The aggro design, dual front and rear winches, auto-adjust suspension, and beefy 2.8-liter diesel motor will make it a formidable foe against the newest Tacoma, Ranger, and Nissan Frontier.
The art of barbecue differs from place to place. Different rubs, sauces, spices—it’s all about local tradition. This collection of regional sauces takes you from one end of the Barbecue Belt to the other with an array of five sauces from America’s foremost BBQ hotspots: Kansas City, Texas, two from Tennesse and one from North Cackalacka.
Handmade from heavy duty 9-ounce leather, this belt is brand new. But through a secret weathering process, the dudes at Portel manage to make it look like it’s been up to Laconia Bike Week a few times. But nope. It looks like this fresh out of the wrapper. Hand-burnished edges and nickel-plated steel hardware make the “used & abused” look complete.
Tom’s Shoes was built upon their One-for-One donation strategy. For every pair they sell, they donate a pair to a child in need. This charity outreach has now shoed literally millions of kids. Now, Tom’s is giving the hipsters something else to make them feel good about. Sunglasses. Buy any pair of these shades and help Tom’s bring vision to the world’s sightless and vision impaired.
We’re always featuring new digital cameras. Mainly, because a new model comes out every other day and they’re all good for about one drop off the edge of the table. Replacement is inevitable. This updated Lumix GF3 is small yet powerful, bridging the gap between pocket-size convenience and pro SLR results. Just try not to drop it.
On a hot summer day, the last thing you want to happen with your wheelbarrow full of steaming manure is to lose a grip and dump it out halfway to your destination. Talk about losing your shit! The sturdy steel loop handles on this 6-cubic foot hauler make all the difference. They help you keep a grip from portage to pour-out, no bull.
Fact: Everything is better with beer. Even cookies. These Black & Tan cookies use a bit of butterscotch ale in the ganache crust as well as good ol’ Guiness in the cookie dough. Unlike beer, these won’t make you fat & drunk … just fat. L.A.-based Batch From Scratch bakers also make a whiskey cookie. Give those a shot, too.