There are a lot of reasons why Steve McQueen is hailed as the coolest dude in the history of Hollywood. Between filming huge movies he raced motorcycles; insisted on doing as many of his own stunts as possible; slayed the babes. But this 1968 movie sealed it. Hands-down, the sickest car chase ever filmed. McQueen is absolutely shredding the streets of San Francisco in a fastback Mustang as a gutsy cop trying to catch a crook. Classic.
When whiskey ages in a barrel evaporation claims a small amount, called the Angel’s Share. What soaks into the wood is called the Devil’s Cut. Jim Beam distillers have now developed a process to extract this evil shit from the wood. They’re blending it into a new 90-proof bourbon called the Devil’s Cut. It’s smooth, earthy and delicious as hell.
Leica cameras are known as the best in the world. The reason: image quality. Theirs is the best. It’s the glass in the lense, the internal geometries, crap you don’t even want to think about. Point is, Leicas take great shots and this new digital V-Lux 30 makes it even easier. Photos, video, whatever you want to shoot, it’s so easy with the V-Lux 30 it should be called Idiot Proof. People won’t even have a clue as to how clueless you are about photography. So don’t tell them and ruin it.
Every bottle of booze, wine or spirits you buy should come with a cap. If for some reason it doesn’t or you lost it, you can use this rooster-shaped one. It’s red, it’s elegant, but its name is really all that matters. It’s called the Cock Blocker. The name alone is worth the eight bucks. Isn’t it?
Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic classic on futuristic violence. It’s among the best American films ever made. A Clockwork Orange stars Malcolm McDowell and his merry band of violent hoodlums who drink strange milk and violate. This Anniversary release has an extra DVD filled with historical, behind-the-scenes & archival footage. If you haven’t seen the movie you should, even though after, you might wish you hadn’t.
If you eat the heat, this new, but quite old, Tabasco will fire you up. Aged up to eight years, Tabasco Family Reserve has been made available to the public for the first time. Like fine wine or Scotch, aging adds complexity & depth to the flavor of these Louisiana peppers.
For a short time in the early 90s, Stone Temple Pilots were the hottest band in the world. Sold out stadium tours and chart-topping hits. They were huge. Then drugs took hold and frontman Scott Weiland got dragged over a cliff. This is his story, from altar boy to angry teen to superstar to comeback kid, Weiland tells it all in this riveting, rollercoaster ride of rock’n’roll redemption.
A ‘plectrum’? Isn’t that a device the proctologist uses? Wait, no. It’s the college word for a guitar pick. If you play guitar, you always need a pick. With this manual punch you can turn old, unused or maxed-out credit cards into perfectly-shaped, one-of-a-kind picks for pluckin’ on your instrument.
Stolen road signs have been a du rigeur decoration in frat houses and college dorms since the days of Animal House. Designer/builder Tim Delger took things a bit further. His furniture designs highlight the bold colors and familiar graphics of the sign from which they’re made. These qualities create a striking impact by bringing a part of the urban environment indoors.
The Swiss have an enviable record of environmental efforts. Leaders of recycling, reuse & reduction initiatives, it’s among the cleanest countries in the world. No surprise upcycling has made its way into Swiss design studios. This windbreaker is constructed from 2 different colors of decommissioned Swiss parachute fabric and other surplus materials. Limited edition of 100 pieces.