Sure … a nice quiet walk in the woods or up a mountainside would be nice. But you spend your time trekking through the urban wilderness. Navigating the concrete jungle on foot or dodging crosstown traffic by bike, you need a pack that’s got your back. One that can stand the test of time and city grime. It must be black. This is the one. American made.
You probably don’t remember the last time you did a sakebomb. Most people don’t. LA-based designer, Alexander Purcell, named & designed this sake set paying hommage to WWII sea mines. When not in use, the four shot glasses rest on the spines - take it out of the cabinet and at least a few people will duck & cover. And, if you’ve never had a sakebomb, just drop a shot of sake into a full glass of beer and chug. Just try not to explode.
Okay, so maybe you’re getting a little old for toys, but with this one you’ve got a great excuse. It’s a hard drive. This 1:18 scale model Delorean from the movie Back To The Future actually contains a 500GB hard drive – that’s some decent storage space. When you’re sure nobody is around, unplug the 6-foot USB cable and roll it around on your desk. Just don’t get caught, people are already suspicious of you.
Hey … your mouth is open. It’s okay. You’ve never seen a 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Few people have. This gem, however, is about to go up for auction. Being one of the rarest & finest examples of early Ferrari, this model is number 10 of only 25 “Barchetta” coachworks designs from 1940s Milan. It was originally built for the Paris Motor Show, but went on to be an international racer. It has since had a complete nut & bolt restoration, so starting bids will be six digits for sure.
So … where do you put the tape? Well, this boombox is a bit different than the one you were backspinning in front of back in the 80s. Instead of giant dials and cassette decks, this updated ghetto blaster features touchscreen controls and ports to plug in any portable music device. But even with all the tech updates, it still features a big sound & a handle on top, so you can hoist it onto your shoulder and bump the bass when you need to. Available online January 2011.
The rise of youth culture and American music intersected at the Vietnam War. Artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Merle Haggard, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, The Doors & dozens more are featured in this boxed set. With over 300 songs, spoken-words, PSAs and historical audio clips, this soundtrack is the most comprehensive anthology of the Vietnam experience. An in-depth, 304-page book also included.
Alone on the dark side of the moon. No, not Pink Floyd. Moon is a cerebral 2009 sci-fi film following Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) as he wraps up a three-year contract of harvesting Helium-3 on the moon. His only company is a computer with Kevin Spacey’s voice and occasional video chats with his wife on earth. There are no alien creatures, no manly damsels, Sam is all alone and the solitude is starting to get to him. But wait, is he alone?
You need a new bike. Maybe you don’t need one designed for military paratroopers dropped into battle, but this is it. And if it’s burly enough for combat, it’s strong enough for your weekend jaunts down the nature trail. What is truly unique about this 24-speed bike is that it folds in half by simply popping the quick-release lever. In just 20 seconds, without the use of tools, you can fold it up & throw it in the trunk of your car. No bike rack needed.
Easy bud, it’s not a lighter for Cheech & Chong size doobies. It’s actually a hand warmer. So, as the cold winter months set in, you’ll want to light it up. Once you do, this sturdy steel unit warms up staying toasty for 12 hours. Just slide it into your pocket & stay outside to play this winter.
Most people will be like, “oh, red.” But if you know a little something about art & design, you’re excited right now. “Um, no, that’s Red 711.” The Pantone color system is ubiquitous. Don’t bother looking up ubiquitous, it means, it’s everywhere. Now it’s even on the case for your iPhone 4. Beautiful.