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.
Be proud of your laziness. Celebrate it, cultivate it! If you want to do more while doing less, try this little countertop trash bag holder thingy. Super easy, using the ergonomic plastic handles, just clip the wire frame holder to your counter or workbench and use those leftover plastic grocery bags for trash.
Kubrick was a peerless master of film: The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and so on. Why then was his historical epic on Napoleon never made? Did his grandiose plans scare the studios? Regardless, after two years of exhaustive research the project was shelved. Now Taschen books is releasing a massive volume of Kubrick’s research for the film. It takes you inside Kubrick’s creative process and contains thousands of pre-production photographs.
One good idea is all it takes. And it looks like the dudes at Swivel Storage have a good one. Instead of traditional drawers, the Swivel drawers swing open from a single hinge on the side, so you never have to dig around in the back of a drawer again. Made of heavy-duty 14-gauge steel these toolboxes are burly, featuring a 1/4-inch thick steel bench top, easy lock/unlock casters & anti-skid drawer mats.
Normally we don’t think of an old-fashioned wind-up alarm clock as a wireless device, but it is. And that’s just one reason to like it: it’s one less household appliance sucking power off the grid. Handmade in Canada, this richly-grained walnut clock is much more attractive than the plastic radio-clock on your nightstand. The craftsmen at Off Cut Studios also make this model in cherry, maple & white oak.
When stoned, pizza tastes even more amazing. Cooking on a pizza stone makes your crust crispy locking in flavor. This model from Emily Henry is a Housewares Design Awards Finalist, meaning it’s really good. It bakes evenly and looks pro when you pull it from the oven. It even works on the gas grill for outdoor pizza parties.
Yes, Braun makes watches but no, they won’t give you a shave. The brand best known for its line of advanced cordless shavers has teamed up with designers from the luxury watch brand Ventura to create some smooth & handsome digital timepieces. This model features Ventura’s patented scroll wheel and digital display font for a refined yet progressive design. Release date yet to be announced.
As we get older do we really get wiser or do we just get better at managing paranoia? While you ponder the thought, check out this set of water leak alarms. They’re easy to use: no buttons, no programming, no wires & no batteries. Just place the little alarm in any potential flood zone: under sinks, behind the washer or water heater, in the basement. If just a small amount of water touches the leak detector, a loud alarm will alert you. Built-in battery lasts three years. Rest easy old fella.