You’ll never forgive yourself if you don’t bring the video camera on your vacation to Bali. So, make sure it survives the rickshaw ride to the eco-lodge with this inflatable camera bag from Kata. Deflated, the bag is tiny. Blow it up & in one minute your camera gear is riding on a cushion of air. Now, if they only made a bag like this for your surfboard …
How often do you read “Made in Africa” on a label? The answer is not often. The export of raw materials to other countries is the general trend in Africa, but the guys at Sawa are taking one small step to change things by keeping it all on the continent. Sawa Shoes are made in Africa using only African materials…and that’s fresh. So are the kicks.
Try Soula in Brooklyn to score a pair.
Don’t ask us why it’s named the Ostrich Bag. It’s a classic canvas bicycle saddlebag with traditional Brit styling & it’s considerably more spacious than your typical tool-n-tire bag. Using the optional support bracket, the Ostrich bag does not sway, but stays flat and rigid to hold books, laptop or even a couple Guinness pint cans (just in case). Lash straps on-top hold extra cargo – like a jacket or jersey.
Gas mowers stink. They belch out blue smoke causing noise & air pollution. Bosch’s Rotak 34 electric mower is greener: quieter, cleaner & even lighter than the old gas burner. With 1400 watts of cordless power, it will make you just about as happy as you can be when you’re stuck doing chores.
Now that you’re done showboating your iPhone4 around the office, wrap it in style with this genuine leather case from Tuch. This simple sleeve is made from one piece of leather with no stitching, glue or seams. Your headphone and power supply jacks are easily accessed & it also carries a couple credit cards.
Your dad had Bruce Springsteen with his scratchy voice, tumbledown lyrics and American Flag. Who knew he’d become a legend? Well…today we’ve got The Arcade Fire. Equally unassuming: scratchy voice, tumble-down lyrics and a Canadian flag. The vibe is hauntingly similar. Their third album The Suburbs should be every bit as raw and heartfelt as their last two records. If so, maybe these guys will still be on tour 25 years from now.
Audi is like Apple when it comes to releasing new products that people instantly love, covet & desire. Why is that? Well, the Audi A7 holds a few of the possible answers. It looks good – with angular lines, 20-inch wheels and that Porsche-like fastback rear end. It performs – with an available 6-or 8-cylinder engine to deliver juice to the all-wheel drive. Borrowing the best of the successful A6 & A8 models, the A7 logically looks to be another Audi ace.
If only this was around on prom night …The Bootlegger Mini Liquor Bottle Ankle Concealer does exactly what the name implies. The elastic & lycra sleeve fits snugly around your ankle and allows you sneak up to six mini booze bottles anywhere & everywhere you might need a drink. One on each leg? We thought of that, too.
If you’re dropping-in on a new Corvette, you obviously have enough testosterone to handle a trip to the Chevy engine plant in Wixom, Michigan to build your own motor. Tack a mellow $5800 onto your ’Vette’s sticker price & you can literally get your hands in the engine (with tech supervision) as it is custom-built for your car. Where else could you do this but in the good ole USA?
The good thing about having this reference book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, is if/when you blackout you won’t have to remember any of the recipes. You can just dry out for a few days, open the book back up and start-over. Just avoid the Mind Eraser this time.