Most of us just ask, “where’s the hose at?” when our sneakers get dirty. But if you put them in the washing machine they’ll get much cleaner. This mesh polyester bag is made for doing just that. Actually, you can use it in the dryer, too. So stop all that messing around with the hose.
Even though there are about 17 total bike messengers employed on planet earth, there’s a never-ending stream of messenger bags for you to shop for. Mission Workshop makes their AP Edition bag with waxed canvas, a weatherproof material that through normal use will look like you actually messenge with it. No, messenge is not a word. Made in the USA. Lifetime warranty.
Claimers generally claim that they’re heading into the wilderness to disconnect. Yeah right! So why are there 57 different products for charging your phone in the woods? Exactly. Here’s another. The collapsible FlameStower captures the excess residual heat from your cookstove to charge USB powered devices. Phone, iPad, mini-RC helicopter, you know, all those things you need to get in touch with mother nature.
Yeah, Zippo makes it but don’t worry, it’s not flammable. Not going to turn your tent into a molten polyester death cocoon. It’s actually just a super-durable LED lantern that you can drop, soak, or throw at your snoring tent mate’s giant head. You can also extend the life of the Li-Ion battery with its adjustable brightness feature by turning it down as low as 10%.
Yeah, a new Motorola phone. Before you scroll down, let us explain. This Android-based phone with its 4.7-inch screen will be fully customizable with 18 color choices, various trim colors, and later in the year even the option of real wood instead of plastic. Instant voice command & camera modes and optional storage up to 32GB will make the X a most-wanted Android when it’s released later this summer.
If you want to spend the night in a real Star Wars set, you don’t have to fly all the way out to the desert planet of Tatooine. The setting used for Luke Skywalker’s subterranean home in the movie is actually a real hotel carved into the cliffs of Matmata, Tunisia. Now go look for Tunisia on the map & if you still have your costume from ComicCon, pack it up & go. Photo credit Scott Roberts.
From the fine folks who brought high-end woodchopping devices to Brooklyn comes a knife/multi-tool for the avid seaman. The British-made stainless steel knife features a marlin spike, a serrated sheep’s foot blade, can opener, & a locking slot shackle. A vital piece of hardware whether or not you ever set sail.
It may look like grandma’s old hobby camera from the 60s but this is actually the new Lumix GX7, a micro 4/3s point & shoot with a magnesium-alloy body, a 16-MP sensor, built-in wi-fi & super-high 25.6K ISO for getting solid shots even in situations with terrible lighting. Available November 2013.
Getting caught in the act while building your little dream office with the new Architecture Studio isn’t nearly as embarrassing as your inexplicable Star Wars Lego playtime. Which we found out the hard way. Comprised of over 1200 white & clear pieces, this set lets you build whatever you want & comes with a 250-page book of experimental projects for you to try.
Awhile back we hyped-up Hollywood photographer Steve Schapiro’s book of incredible still images from the movie Taxi Driver. Taschen publishing is now releasing another book of Schapiro work. This time it’s a massive 600-hundred page collection from The Godfather trilogy with over 400 images plus contextual essays & interviews.