Whether you really like jazz or just know you should like it, this forthcoming collection from the Smithsonian will get you up to speed. The Smithsonian Anthology is an 111-track, 6-CD set with a 200-page book that puts the history, culture and key players all in perspective. They’re calling it a “jazz appreciation course in a box.” We call that cool.
This leather and wood camp stool is not a retro reproduction, it’s the real deal: truly vintage. Did it come from an African safari? An adventure outfitter? Only the collectors at Blackbird Vintage know its true origins. The seat is 13X13 inches and the legs are 24 inches long.
Lots of car brands have teamed up with bike builders to create some sort of hybrid marketing showpiece. Most of the time the bikes are pretty lame. Not the case with this collaboration between Audi and Portland-based custom frame builders, Renovo. They make bike frames exclusively from wood. Yes, wood. It’s lighter than aluminum and smoother on the bumps. They’re offering three models: a city, sport & road bike style. More info here.
NB’s US574 is a classic silhouette; a design that has stood the test of time. And now, you can get a pair of these Made In America runners in a rainbow of colors. Get on the NB site and create your own from (literally) millions of possible color combinations. Once your custom kicks are designed, they’ll be shipped to you in four to eight days.
There’s something about eating meat right off the bone that speaks to the caveman in all of us. Add a few beers and maybe a waitress in orange booty shorts and sheer pantyhose and … Oops, sorry—those wings are powerful things. Learn how to cook them yourself and you’ll be one evolutionary step closer to becoming a civilized man. Sort of.
In between directing the cult classics Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Director Quentin Taratino wrote the screenplay for True Romance. It has just as much blood, maybe even more bullets than both. 90s Hollywood hotshots Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette lead a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper (RIP), Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and more.
Back in the 80s, President Ronald Reagan drove a Jeep CJ-8, aka the Scrambler. But for some reason, Jeep stopped making their pickup style truck in ’86. Now, they’re offering factory-made conversion kits. One is a weld-free, bolt-on unit for you DIY guys. The other is a show-quality unit installed at the dealership. Both offer a 50-inch bed, fiberglass cap and everything else you need to switch it over.
Tough Mudder is billed as IronMan meets Burning Man. If you think you’ll be running a desert marathon on acid, you’re a little off. What it really means is that you’ll be pushing your sorry carcass to the limits in an adventure-obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces. It’s not a race; it’s a physical challenge testing you like never before. And it’s coming soon, to a city near you.
After decades of domination in the power tool market, DeWalt is expanding into handtools. Their new, 100-product debut line includes stuff like hammers, pliers, saws, wrenches, toolboxes & more, all built for professional-grade results on the job site or at home. Tough & simple, these tools are built to perform with no electricity needed.
You must’ve read Motley Crue: The Dirt, maybe you even read Nikki Sixx’s tell-all drug book The Heroin Diaries. But did you know the Crüe’s rhythm guitarist was also a photographer? His latest book, This Is Gonna Hurt is part photo book, part journal. In it, he bears his soul and shares his vision through stark photography and true stories of a life lived on the edge.