What you saw this week on facebook hardly qualifies as fodder for stimulating conversation in a real social setting. Before your next dinner party, happy hour, or weekend get-together, try reading something worth talking about. Whiskey? Gin? The little hardcover books that comprise the Edible Series explore the history and the minutiae of human consumption. Read up & you’ll be spitting facts.
Have trouble getting relaxed? Maybe you should pour a stiff one and ease yourself into a hammock in the backyard. You’ll be amazed at what happens. Yellow Leaf makes durable, colorful, sustainably crafted hammocks in a whole range of sizes and colors. When you’re ready to just hang out, this is what you need. Source
If you’re going to do decadence, you may as well go all in. Twice The Vice makes chocolates with real booze. Choose from their intoxicating “top shelf spirits,” “single malts” and “classic cocktails” collections.
The soft-touch Musubo case for iPhone 4 & 4S looks a bit reptilian. Especially in the green colors. If you’re not down with the lizard look, there are 5 other shades to choose from.
Keep in mind we haven’t test-driven this thing but the idea of people buying something British with a motor in it in 2012 is beyond reason. Just the same, Aston Martin is proudly offering a new variant of their flagship DBS. The DBS Ultimate. This model is dressed up with carbon fiber body parts, racy diamond quilt stitching on the leather interior, and your choice of coupe or convertible body style.
Nintendo’s arcade classic Punch Out has been creatively memorialized by artist Chris Lange in his series of collage prints of the game’s characters all made from scraps of pages from Nintendo Power magazines. Odd, yes, but such is art. This set of nine 5X5 prints features Glass Joe, Bald Bull, Piston Hurricane; the whole gang.
The Allman Brothers invented southern rock. And on top of producing some of the baddest-ass songs of the 70s, Duane & Gregg Allman were certified superstars. This new tell-all book from Gregg covers everything from the money, drugs, and women to the loss of his big brother, and legendary guitarist, Duane. Gregg has been married 6 times (once to Cher), suffered from Hep-C and addiction of all sorts, and he’s still out there rocking, apparently writing, too. Read all about it.
Bavarians don’t just know how to brew beer, they know how to consume it, too. In summer, they do it outside: in the village square or up in the alpine meadows sitting on long wooden picnic tables. These vintage Biergarten tables with benches are the real deal. Made of sturdy wood and steel and weathered to a charming patina by drunk German asses.
When you want to get grill marks and that solid sear on your BBQ’d steaks, you really need a surface thermometer. This stainless steel one from Taylor will do you right.
The Godfather, and The Godfather Part II are the defining films of the mafia movie genre. Both were based on Mario Puzo’s 1969 novel, The Godfather. Puzo died in 1999 but left behind an unproduced screenplay for a prequel to the original: The Family Corleone. Now, this forgotten screenplay has been published as a book and it chronicles the family’s rise in the New York mob scene of the 20s & 30s. No word on a movie version yet but …