Your golf course manners & attire should show respect for the game’s traditions. But when it comes to the hardgoods – like clubs, balls and shoes – forget tradition and trust technology. Like these Nike Lunar Control spikes. They’re made of waterproof full grain saddle leather and feature Nike’s Lunarlon cushioning in the heel. Good for 36 … if you are.
Extended, meandering 100-city tours have made Long Beach, California’s Cold War Kids into one of the tightest live acts out. They’ve got a stack of celebrated singles, live EPs and a pair of full-length records behind them already. Their new album, Mine Is Yours, is being called things like “soul punk” and “emo rock blues.” And when nobody knows what to call it … that usually means it’s good.
For many of us, getting it down on paper is the first step to starting a project. Making notes, lists and sketching out ideas on your handheld or computer just doesn’t feel right. lq creates handmade custom notebooks featuring a simple, utilitarian design with fine paper and a cork-sheet cover. Choose a custom size, paper stock and the sturdy, high quality notebook will land in your mailbox with a Mitsubishi uni-ball pigment ball pen included.
You’re either down with Motörhead or you’re not. Die-hard fans say bassist Lemmy Kilmister is God. Could be. He’s definitely a rock-n-roll icon and heavy metal pioneer whose influence poisoned rock’s gene pool long ago. His Jack Daniels drinking, Marlboro smoking, full-on leather pants, ass-kicking life is chronicled in this just released multiple award-winning documentary.
Winter isn’t over. Don’t let the January thaw fool you. The next storm is already on its way. And when it hits, don’t get caught scraping the windshield of your new ride with the same antiquated tool dad used on his ’71 Hornet. The Snowdozer has evolved the ice scraper. It has a retractable handle and multiple faces to suit the snow, ice or whatever frozen precip’ you’re scraping.
Beers of bygone days are featured in this forthcoming book by designer Dan Becker. At 350 pages, it covers beer culture, history and highlights graphic design. Ordered alphabetically by brand, this collection of over 500 beers from around the world is impressive … even if you’re more of a wine drinker these days.
In the day & age when you can get a full-bars wi-fi connection from Fiji to Mount Everest, literally, the idea of sitting around playing board games is kitsch nostalgia. But games like Scrabble & Monopoly get you interacting face to face with other human beings. Fresh, right? The Board Game Remix kit rewrites the rules to the classic games collecting dust in your closet, introduces some new games and teaches you how to improvise when you’re missing pieces. Old just became new.
After life as a motorcycle, Virginia-based artist, Betsy Ryland, grants these vintage cycle scraps immortality by turning them into artistic industrial designs. Her lamps are made of a spring, shock absorber and transmission gear standings on a base crafted from a brake caliper. Each lamp is one of a kind, unless you order a matching set. The artist will do custom work, too.
It took a while, but it seems Ferrari has finally realized a target market limited to millionaire bachelors is not that great for business. Most Ferraris fit two people max, maybe a wallet or magazine, too – but that’s it. Now they’ve released the FF, a model every bit the Ferrari of your dreams, but one that also will carry your luggage or a couple friends in the backseat. Founder Enzo Ferrari is rolling in his grave at the idea of a Ferrari you could carpool in, but this all-wheel drive hatchback coupe is just too sick not to love. It’s packing a massive 12-cylinder powerplant delivering 650 horsepower and about a thousand other ridiculous, high-tech performance features. Now just imagine breaking 200 miles per hour on the way to the office.
If & when you’re stepping up to a new truck, there can be no half-stepping. Going full-size means you want the power and torque of a heavy-duty V8. The GMC All-Terrain Sierra HD is the one. With nearly 400 horses and 765-foot pounds of torque, this beast will pull your RV up over the Continental Divide at 80 miles an hour. And if you feel like peeling off the pavement to bushwack through the scrub, it’ll do that, too. It’s got adjustable Fox racing shocks and nearly a foot of clearance at the skid plates. It’s serious.