The Mercedes 300SL is among the most iconic cars ever made. An incredible winning streak in races throughout the 50s didn’t hurt the car’s legacy, but it was the gullwing doors that rewrote the book on auto design. This new reproduction by Texas-based custom builders, GWA, is based on the winning 1952 Panamerica car. Aside from the silhouette and period-correct looks, this car is all new. Its powered by a new V8 Benz engine, gearbox & drivetrain, and the body is made from aluminum. Classic style with modern reliability.
What was once lost at sea, finally comes home to port. South African furniture designer, Nic Kruger, makes custom furniture from shipwreck materials. Timber, metal and various structural parts dredged up from the ocean floor are reworked in Kruger’s shop to create incredibly rich and textured pieces. Worn, rusty, bent and beat, these materials make gorgeous furniture that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Don’t be the next cell phone car crash victim. Keep your hands on the wheel & your eyes on the road with this Bluetooth speaker phone and surround system for your car. Totally hands-free, this system lets you switch from rich, stereo sound to an incoming call & back without ever putting you, your passengers or other drivers at risk. When you get in the car the system automatically turns on and syncs with your phone. Voice command activated – easy as that.
You want yours to be a bloody mess, she wants hers medium, buddy over there wants his steak medium-well. Need help keeping track of everyone’s order? For your next BBQ, try some Steak Buttons. The handy, stainless steel and glass thermometer set monitors meat on the grill or in the broiler. Easy.
Swiss watchmaker Rado shook up the timing world with the first scratch-proof watch face back in 1962. True design pioneers, they’ve racked up an impressive list of over 30 international watch design awards. The legacy continues with the r5.5 XXL, their latest all-ceramic chronograph. The watchcase is over-sized for bold, larger-than-life looks. It comes in matte black or the stunning platinum matte finish.
People who don’t understand the complexity of boxing write it off as base, a celebration of violence and primal pugilism. But they don’t know jack. This collection pulls from a wide array of great American writers who dealt with the subject in their work. From Jack London to Richard Wright to Norman Mailer and more, the culture & history of boxing is explored in literature; where the emotion and passion of the sport rise above punch counts and ringing bells.
Encourage your inner control freak. Control your bowl of cereal & prevent sogginess. Use the Obol to split your morning cereal in two. One side gets the milk, the other side gets the cereal. Now, you can wield ultimate power over your breakfast. If anyone dares to make a wisecrack about your unique bowl, remind them you reign supreme, never to be victimized by soggy Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Ever.
It would take an Indiana Jones-type adventure to get your leather luggage looking this beat up. But you don’t need to go hunting for a holy grail—the Alpha Bravo collection from Tumi comes pre-thrashed. Made from full-grain Lejeune leather burnished for a distressed look, the collection offers heavy-duty designs in an array of styles: tote, backpack, duffel & a messenger bag.
Back when frontier Americans were still cowboying it up, Italians were fighting for their independence. In 1861, Italy was unified. Vespa, the iconic Italian scooter brand, is marking 150 years of unification with the release of a new, commemorative scoot. Featuring a red-green-white color scheme, this 4-speed, 150-cc model is a proven performer with over 3 million having rolled off Vespa’s Pontadera production line.
With the introduction of their little pocket notebooks, the Field Notes brand brought back the outdated notion of “jotting something down” on paper. Over the past few years, they’ve expanded their offerings to include special seasonal colors and other coolness. Now they’ve got a new style: you design the cover using dry-transfer stencils. Get crafty.