What do you really know about Steve Jobs? Read his first and only authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, one of America’s foremost biographers, and find out how one man with a vision and a love for mock-turtlenecks grew Apple Computer into the leaders of the digital age. iPad version also available. Available November 21, 2011.
Thanks to the brains behind Banana Republic, achieving the dapper, put-together look of an executive from the 1960s is now a no-brainer. Their Mad Men Collection offers a complete line of tailored garments that completely eliminate the need for “shopping” around. Everything to complete the look, right down to the sweater vest you’ve been braving up to try, can all be found in one place.
If the shaky, dark video footage shot from your phone isn’t quite inspiring you, maybe you should get a real camera. This Sony NEX-VG20 is legit. It shoots full HD and even captures 16MP still images. Using interchangeable lenses, it also lets you create the exact look you’re shooting for no matter what you point it at.
Unless you were a film major or have some weird fascination with old black and white movies, you probably have no idea that Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane is considered an important milestone in modern film. Some call it the greatest movie ever made. Find out why. This 3-disc 70th anniversary set features an enhanced digital version of the film, a soundtrack disc, and other coolness.
If you’re a pro behind the bar you know the importance of a dash of bitters in certain cocktails. If you don’t know, it’s time to start experimenting. The boutique line of flavored bitters from Leopards + Lions will be a great introduction to spicing up your drinks with flavors like Orange Cardamom, Cherry Burdock and Peach Marigold.
Hollywood might be out of fresh ideas. Why else would they continually resurrect old comic book heroes from the 50s? Williams-Sonoma on the other hand, is always coming up with cool, new stuff. This set of four Marvel hero cookie cutters will turn out perfect Spiderman, Hulk, IronMan, and Captain America cookies like Hollywood turns out tired story-lines. Which is to say: often, easily and with great success.
If you’ve ever choked down a burger or dog that took a tumble into the fire and tried to smile while you spat out pine needles and chunks of char, you know why the Pocket Grill isn’t such a silly idea after all.
This is not your grandfather’s baseball bat. Sure, it’s still a wooden bat—there’s no improving the power of wood—but the Warstic designs are highly evolved. Featuring the straight grains of Northern White Ash and Maple, these American made bats are available in every size, color, and weight you could ever want. They even come with your name engraved on the barrel. Who’s up?
We’re all for the ultralight approach to outdoor adventure. Packing light helps keep you focused on the action, but there is such a thing as packing too light. Like, if you’re being stalked by a rogue mountain lion and all you’re carrying is a goo shot and a rape whistle, you’re bumming. But, if you’ve got this featherweight titanium-coated knife in your fannypack, you might just make it back home to tell the tale.
A clean workspace is the sign of a cluttered mind. But so what, nobody else has to come into your head and get work done. The common areas of the office are a different story. This 6-port AC power supply disguises itself as a tidy little desktop pen holder/accessory tray until you need juice. Then just pop the lid off and plug in.