Dodge is keeping America’s muscle car tradition alive. These “performance” sedans from other countries have nothing on our Detroit steel. Do you see Acura, Audi or Saab trying to wedge 465 horses under the hood? Dodge has done it in the Charger SRT8, upping the output by an extra 40 horses for the 2012 model. Actually, do you see any other car on the market with a 6.5-liter V-8 and room for five passengers? Didn’t think so. Dodge, America thanks you for this beast. Sincerely.
Lava lamp, pet rock, the leisure suit. Ah, the 70s. So much cultural capital was created and the funky echoes of the disco era still reverberate today. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be sharing this beanbag chair design with you. Unlike the pleather ones you grew up jumping into, this one is made from recycled coffee bags. Sit down, get comfortable.
Chicken and dumplings. Old-fashioned grandma food, right? Wrong. It’s top-tier comfort food and if you make this meal for your date, watch out. If properly prepared, your lady friend will be forced to undo the top button of her pants after dinner. Imagine what dessert might do.
Military surplus has had a steady influence on fashion through the years, but these days it seems everything is a reproduction. Finding real vintage, military-issued garments and accessories is tough. The guys at the Inventory store hit the jackpot when they unearthed this lot of real Swedish Army belts. They are natural tanned leather and built to withstand the rigors of Scandinavian warfare. Genuine articles, as they say.
F—k the new diet. When your team is down by a few points and Sunday night will soon be Monday morning, you need a little relief, a little comfort for your sorry soul. Maybe piece of mind can be found in a marshmallow dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with a crust of beer & pretzel bits. Give it a try.
Radiohead is the U2 of the 2000s. Stylistic parallels are few, it’s just that they’re so widely popular. Moms, college kids, metros, Euros, radio stations: everyone loves Radiohead. The press are slobbering to outdo each other in realizing the depth of genius in each new release. Same deal on the new record, The King Of Limbs. It’s familiar but new, sad but uplifting, powerful yet serene. Their best yet. It’s everything everyone says it is. Or so we assume.
The pen, they say, is mightier than the sword. But what about the grenade, revolver or Rambo knife? These unique note/sketchbooks feature 3-D covers of serious weaponry. Sure, the idea that weapons and violence don’t jive with acts of creativity is ironic. That’s nice. But weapons are just cool.
When it comes to wilderness survival Bear Grylls is our idol. He knows the tricks, the tools and the MacGyver moves needed to live through commercial breaks and long production days. In his pocket-sized 15-piece survival kit from Gerber you get: knives, a bottle opener, screwdrivers, a signal mirror, snare wire, a fishing kit, fire tinder and more. Basically everything you need to stay cool until the camera crew shows up the next morning in the helicopter with your latté.
You can trick them with this desk. Jam your crap into any and all of the drawers lining the perimeter of this five foot long desk-table and Bam! your workspace is clean. People might even think you’re organized. Beneath the translucent, matte-surface glass top your secret of sloppiness will be safe.
Ever wonder what you could do with some spare time and a toolbox? Here’s just one little example from John Ryland, an ad guy by day and wrench-spinner by night. He took a crusty 1978 Yamaha XS 750 triple and stripped it down to the essentials. It is now the burly street fighter/café machine you see before you. And if you’ve never heard or ridden a Yamaha Triple, understand that this thing screams like a wild beast.