Pac-Man is right up there with Mickey Mouse when it comes to pop culture celebrity. An upcoming exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum beginning March 16th, 2012 called The Art Of Video Games explores how video games have impacted global culture over the last 40 years and celebrates the visual art of the gaming world. This book is the accompaniment to the groundbreaking historical show.
Most guys with a Dremel rotary tool keep it in a holster strapped to their hip. Now Dremel has introduced the Saw Max. It’s like a miniature circular saw that’ll cut through just about anything. With a 6 amp motor and Worm Drive gearing, it’ll rip through wood, metal, masonry, and tile. Fits right in the palm of your hand or your handy holster.
Arrive looking like a polished pro instead of a wino who slept in the bushes last night. The Shirt Shuttle is like a portable Fort Knox for your shirts. It features an internal folding board with rounded edges that prevent creasing. The zip-closure, soft-sided case keeps shirts wrinkle-free and your collar crisp whether you’re cycling to the office or flying around the world.
The Horex has a lot going for it. It’s German and not a BMW! And it’s a V6. What’s the advantage of a 6-cylinder street bike? Well, you get more power at a lower rev. The VR6 Roadster from Horex is a groundbreaking machine with a beast of a motor as narrow and nimble as most fours. Yup, German engineering at it’s finest.
What do you, Hunter Thompson, The Big Lebowski, and Ernest Hemingway have in common? You all like a good drink. Hang one of these icons on your wall and drink among good company for a change. Original, high quality prints of these and scores of other superstars are available from artist Jeff Mitchell. Have a look.
This travel duffel bag is made of hand-cracked Italian leather and lined with bright Chinese silk brocade. It’s got classic written all over it but it’s not a vintage reproduction. It’s brand new. It came from the drawing board of designer Marc Marmel, winner of the 2011 Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International, who found his inspiration for the design on a trip to the French Riviera.
Sorry to all you Jimmy Buffett fans but the ZIK Parrot headphones have nothing to do with getting wasted again in Margaritaville. They’re actually super-advanced Bluetooth, noise-cancelling headphones. The design won a Hot Stuff award at CES for its laundry list of unique features. For one, the entire earpiece acts as a touch panel for easy swipe control. They also feature Digital Signal Processing which creates their “concert hall effect”, making all your music sound like you’re in the front row at a live show. When you take them off they switch to standby mode automatically.
Hardcore cyclists are obsessed with weight. Ever notice how bony the pros are? Well, Delta 7 bikes might end their manorexia epidemic. They produce high performance handmade frames in the USA using carbon fiber and a proprietary design called IsoTruss Technology. Instead of making solid tubes, they create a tubular matrix structure that looks more or less like macramé. The result, a road frame that is rigid and durable yet weighs in at only 2.3 pounds. Eat up guys, it’s okay now.
If you make up stupid reasons to go down to Home Depot or Lowe’s just to get out of the house, guess what, you’re not alone. But instead of walking around clueless then heading home with a carload of shrubs you don’t want to plant, check out Bosch’s 18V Rotary Hammer cordless drill. With it you can spend more time in the garage “working” rather than digging up the yard.
Here in SoCal, we love our fish tacos. Every last one of our beachside cities has its go-to spots where mouthwatering, fresh fish tacos can be scarfed 24/7, 365. But when you start making your own at home you’ve hit the next level. There’s no real mystery to it, just a few key ingredients and simple techniques. Figure it out, amigo.