Instead of Swiss tradition or precious metals, the focus of the Minus 8 watch brand is design. Named for the West Coast time zone, GMT-8, the brand’s creator is renowned designer Dana Krieger, formerly of Teague. From construction to materials to aesthetics, these watches are fresh. West Coast represent. Source
The HR chick manager at work will definitely blow the whistle if you hang that new Snap-On tools calendar in your office. This simple little calendar from Field Notes Brand will keep you employed. It also has numbers and days, just no jugs.
Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice …If the films by Tim Burton have transported you to other worlds you’ll most likely enjoy reading about the oddball director/artist. Renowned film critic Antoine de Baecque covers Burton from every angle; from his childhood to his offbeat blockbusting to his place in Hollywood history.
Sorry to sound like Scrooge but nobody is going to do a dance when opening up their generic gift card or new shirt. But you might get a rise out of them with these fake gift boxes. Give Grandma a Beer Beard or dad the iArm and bathe yourself in their bewilderment before they get to the real gift. By then it won’t even matter what you put in the box.
Only an aviation buff would know (or care) that this lamp is made using a vintage retention nut and piston off of a Cessna 182 Skylane airplane propeller. The rest of us will just think, wow, that looks like a nice desk lamp. And so shiny, too.
Motorcyclists are rightfully skeptical of the electrics. Most are underpowered, have limited range, and above all, they look weird. But that’s all changing. Case in point, The Volta BCN, which will hit the showroom in 2012. It’s got lots of torque, 70km range and actually looks like a motorcycle. Sweet!
To fully appreciate this book, maybe watch the Cocaine Cowboys doc first. It will introduce you to Jon Roberts who was one of the prime movers of Columbia’s Medellin cartel in the 80s. Years later he spilled his guts to journalist Evan Wright. American Desperado is Robert’s tale of life as one of the biggest drug criminals of all time.
The camera + laptop bag is a great idea. And quite frankly, it’s one that’s taken a bit too long to catch on. The vintage styling of this backpack from ONA hides your camera, 7 lenses, a 17” laptop and more. Wrapped in waxed canvas and leather, your valuable, high-tech gear will travel incognito.
The makers of Boss Radios are dealing in ‘bent technology’ or ‘revitalized vintage.’ They take old, antique clock radios and convert them into plug-and-play digital music players. Re-fitted with new speakers, circuitry and a plug for your mp3 unit, they take your tunes back to the future.
Give your drink some balls. We don’t mean you should add shots of 151 or everclear, we mean balls, literally. This press turns regular ice cubes into larger, slower-melting 2” spheres of ice. They’ll keep your single malt and your ‘up-with-rocks’ favorites from diluting before you finish them.