If you want to spend the night in a real Star Wars set, you don’t have to fly all the way out to the desert planet of Tatooine. The setting used for Luke Skywalker’s subterranean home in the movie is actually a real hotel carved into the cliffs of Matmata, Tunisia. Now go look for Tunisia on the map & if you still have your costume from ComicCon, pack it up & go. Photo credit Scott Roberts.
From the fine folks who brought high-end woodchopping devices to Brooklyn comes a knife/multi-tool for the avid seaman. The British-made stainless steel knife features a marlin spike, a serrated sheep’s foot blade, can opener, & a locking slot shackle. A vital piece of hardware whether or not you ever set sail.
It may look like grandma’s old hobby camera from the 60s but this is actually the new Lumix GX7, a micro 4/3s point & shoot with a magnesium-alloy body, a 16-MP sensor, built-in wi-fi & super-high 25.6K ISO for getting solid shots even in situations with terrible lighting. Available November 2013.
Getting caught in the act while building your little dream office with the new Architecture Studio isn’t nearly as embarrassing as your inexplicable Star Wars Lego playtime. Which we found out the hard way. Comprised of over 1200 white & clear pieces, this set lets you build whatever you want & comes with a 250-page book of experimental projects for you to try.
Awhile back we hyped-up Hollywood photographer Steve Schapiro’s book of incredible still images from the movie Taxi Driver. Taschen publishing is now releasing another book of Schapiro work. This time it’s a massive 600-hundred page collection from The Godfather trilogy with over 400 images plus contextual essays & interviews.
Booze billionaire Sidney Frank created Grey Goose vodka & 7 years later sold the brand to Bacardi for a cool $2 billion. Instead of disappearing on the permanent vacation most of us would take, Frank turned his attention to developing American Harvest. Made with all organic ingredients, AH vodka is handcrafted in small batches with wheat from a family-owned sustainable farm, then distilled & bottled in Idaho. Smooth, crisp, & yes, 100% American made.
You’re already late to the stand-up desk craze currently sweeping our cubicle nation but this convertible sit or stand desk will get you on trend instantly & let you sit back down when you’re over it. A dry erase surface coupled with push-button electronic adjustment for easily switching up your position, it’s also designed to accommodate your treadmill in case you wanna jog while pretending to work.
If you want to eat like a king in the wild, just apply the old Boy Scouts adage & be prepared. The Mini Chef keeps your backcountry kitchen organized & equipped with space for everything you need to really get cooking. Made of Baltic Birch wood, it flips open to provide a countertop and also features a leather carrying handle.
OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. It’s newer technology that’s different & much brighter than both regular LED or LCD displays. LG offers up an ultra-thin 3-D HDTV with a curved screen. Kinda like iMax at home. It’s only 4mm thick. That’s thinner than a pencil & definitely thinner than your current HD flatscreen, which average about 15mm thick.
This new driver from TaylorMade is being put to the test & touted by tour pros currently battling it out on the world’s best courses. Granted, most of the guys get paid to say it’s a better driver but length doesn’t lie. And dudes swinging the SLDR are hitting ’em long. An adjustable weight allows you to tune your driver for proper drift or fade, depending on your desired correction.