Colombia in the 90s was the land of the Cocaine Cowboys. It was the Cali cartel in mortal combat with the forces of Pablo Escobar. Extreme violence and senseless killing were standard fare. Investigative reporter William Rempel somehow managed to penetrate the cartel power structure and meet with an insider whose story eventually brought down the entire 7 billion-dollar-a-year Cali cartel.
First there was soap-on-a-rope, then the Splash shower radio. Now people who shower have one more reason to be stoked when wet and naked. Kohler’s digital showering system allows for precise control to keep your shower at the perfect temp. There’s a warm-up mode and even a pause button to stop the flow, while you later up with your soap-on-the-rope.
Everything about tablet computing is magical, except typing. Fat fingers, hunt-n-peckers, speedwriters, we all struggle with the smooth yet annoying typing interface. Enter the iKeyboard. By delineating the keys of the keyboard, typing is faster, easier and frees your mind to think thoughts instead of finding the semicolon. Clicks right onto your iPad, no power needed.
The word Thule is Swedish for “nice rack.” You knew that. Well, it turns out these crafty Swedes are also making luggage. “TCRU-2” is another Swedish word meaning ‘rolling travel bag with detachable daypack.’ Yeah, that one was a stretch, sorry. Point is, you can leave your big bag of rocks with the bellboy and take a stroll around town with a little knapsack before your flight home.
In the annals of German auto history, the BMW 328 is iconic. When it was introduced in the 1930s people freaked. Its progressive design and snappy handling made it an instant hit. For the 75th anniversary of the 328, BMW is releasing the 328 Hommage, a totally new design taking cues from the groundbreaking design of the original. Dramatic lines, lightweight chassis and ripping performance will make this new coupe another one for the history books.
Unfortunately, every one of the destinations featured on these Star Wars posters is located in a galaxy, far, far away. You may never ski the slopes of Hoth or bask on the beaches of Dagobah, but you can dream. The minimalist styling of these illustrations is the handiwork of Chicago-based designer, Justin Van Genderen. His online gallery offers a wide variety of on-demand print options.
Photographers are always drawn to the shadowy back streets and sketchy areas of a city. But carrying a backpack full of expensive camera gear into the hot zone, could turn you from tourist to target real quick. With its unique shape and carrying strap, this camera bag could keep you off the robber’s radar just long enough for an easy escape.
What’s the point of any food that isn’t “comfort food”? Seriously. You want to eat something painful? Uncomfortable? Didn’t think so. Try this simple one-pot meal that includes ingredients from all three Man Food Groups: meat, cheese and noodles. It’s so comforting, you might fall asleep after eating.
It sure looks good, but if you don’t know much about scooters, the finer points of this build will go right over your head. Almost completely hand-fabricated, the Black Falcon from LA’s Falcon Motorcycles, is a true ground-up custom. Built around the rare & legendary Vincent Black Shadow motor, a custom frame, front end, brakes, tins and much more were all one-off creations for this beastly bike. Museum quality construction and 140 mph, what do you think you’d pay?
We have to admit, any product whose name starts with “Super Penetration” is likely to catch our eye. Unfortunately, in this case it’s just a shovel. But a damn fine one. This tool goes in deep. All steel construction and a tapered, pointed blade means this thing will dig right into dense, hardpacked and clayey soil. You can even keep the blade edge sharp with a file for well … super penetration.