We’ll recommend this book in as few words as possible: Brain-injured outcast teen begins writing to jailed serial killers and develops trusting friendships, then the killers confess more crimes to him. Sounds good? NBC bought the script rights to this one. Happy Holidays.
Carved and sculpted entirely from pink Himalayan salt, this set of shot glasses with matching serving tray will add the perfect snap of saltiness to your favorite tequila.
Being an audiophile technically is a kind of perversion, so you creeps who know about McIntosh amps will be feeling warm and weird right now. The McIntosh mantle clock is a tribute to the design and styling of the brand’s classic stereo amps, using the same faceplates, meters, and trippy blue lights. Looks like it’s time to rock-and-roll.
Custom bike culture is big in Australia and Destino Custom Garage is one of the country’s best builders. They take stock, boring metric cruisers and turn them into works of rideable art like what you see here. One of only four made (and sold by invitation only) the Samurai is built off an unnamed 1100-cc powerplant and absolutely dripping with custom fabbed parts. Source
Once hot buttered rum cools down it tastes like crap. Keep it hot for the holidays with this architect-designed kettle. Clean lines and proven insulating power make this a great alternative to sipping slimy rum out in the cold.
Unless you were in all the right places to be in NYC from New Year’s Day 1973 to New Year’s Eve 1977, you missed it. These were transformative, experimental years in the city’s music scene and even though you missed out, you can read about it now in this new book. Punk rock, hip hop, disco, salsa, jazz and cross-pollination of all types went down. Read up and act like you know.
Sometimes the whole “collabo” thing gets a little weird. We’re not saying that’s the case with this Baxter of California x PORTER Japan limited edition grooming kit. Not at all. This travel-friendly kit includes high-quality German-made tweezers, a nail clipper, and a glass nail file. Nothing weird about that.
You may not know there’s an international community of wingnuts (or cultural historians) called Urban Explorers who explore abandoned buildings, sewers and storm drains, transit tunnels, and even ancient catacombs for pleasure. Well, it’s true. And if the Urbex movement sounds interesting, read this new guidebook and get out there.
Time goes forward. Design however, seems to be stuck in reverse. But look back over your shoulder and you’ll recognize the power of classic craftsmanship. The Ion Lamp, with its triple-coil Edison bulb, porcelain base, and twisted cloth power cord is about as retro as you can get without a time machine.