The cost of space travel is going down, so are you going up? At $95,000 a ticket, a 2.5-hour suborbital flight on the XCOR Aerospace Lynx is less than half the cost of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tours. The Lynx is a rocket-powered space plane blasting passengers 38-miles above the earth at subsonic speeds.
If you know the artist Billy Reid, cool. If you don’t, whatever—these vintage-look K-Swiss kicks are sweet regardless. Crafted in garment-dyed canvas duck cloth with rope laces and a “vintage mattress” print inside, their retro styling is complete. Available in three muted colors, these could be the ones for summer.
Though you probably prefer the type of lube that’s cherry flavored or heats up, WD-40 is what you need for all the lube-jobs outside your bedroom. If you need to silence a squeak or loosen a rusty bolt, buy the can with the military artwork, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to military charities.
One of the cool things about Nixon watches is they look and perform better than most watches that cost 10-times as much. It’s a direct result of restrained, functional design & cool detailing. The Axe model features a chunky (removable) leather cuff, clean analog face and it’s waterproof to 100 meters.
LA-based Killspencer is a small brand using recycled materials to make new cool shit. This minimalist Weekender duffle is not the first product of theirs we featured and won’t likely be the last. Built from Korean war-era coated canvas and trimmed in black with water repellent zippers, snap pockets, and a bullhide handle, this thing looks ready for battle. Inside however, you’ll find a zippered sleeve for your laptop and plenty of room for your skin care products and vintage fashions.
Until those guys with the Swoosh come up with their next game-changing design innovation we can all reap the rewards of their competitors’ race to keep pace. The latest entry into the ultralight, barefoot-feel, deep-grooved sole runner is Asics’ gel-blur33. Weight: less than 10 ounces. The heel packs Asics’ proven gel-cushioning technology but the rest of the story is pretty obvious.
In the days when a real shave meant a trip to the barbershop and offering your neck up to the straight-edge razor, Bay Rum is the stuff they slapped you across the face with afterwards. Sure, it helped stop the bleeding a bit but, more importantly it soothed and cooled a freshly shorn face. If you’re a man who appreciates that zesty snap in an aftershave, rejoice, this old stuff is still available in its original formula. Slap yourself with it.
If you’re a little troll when it comes to all things LOTR (that’s Lord Of The Rings, bro) then this new 15-disc trilogy set will blow the hair right off your feet. These are the extended, Blu-Ray feature films plus hours of commentary and bonus features. It’s so much Tolkein, you’ll think you died and went to Middle Earth. Available June 28, 2011.
Are you ready for this? You sure? Okay, this is an electric motorcycle, um, superbike. Not quite the two-wheeled Prius you would’ve expected, right? Looks more like a Buellcati or a stunt bike from Tron. With no clutch and incredible torque you’ll go from 0-180 miles-an-hour like you’re floating on air. Full charge lasts nearly 300 miles. This is evolution, get on board.
These are golf shoes. More specifically, they’re a street-inspired luxury golf sneaker. If you spaz so hard to get on the links that you can’t even make time to pull a Mr. Rogers, these are for you. When you’re trying to squeeze in 9 on your lunch hour, every second counts, right?