Premier French cutlery-maker, Deglon teamed up with Dutch-designer, Mia Schmallenbach to create this unique set of blades that are every bit as functional as they are elegant. Nestled together in a single block of stainless steel, the four knives: paring, carving, chef’s and filet, artfully meet the need of the well-equipped gourmet. The design won the European Design Award for Cutlery Creation. Very sharp, literally.
They look just like bullets, and with neodymium magnets for superior dynamic range, they are almost as loud as a gun. Okay, not that loud…but, these 18-karat gold earbuds from Munitio cancel out noise & thump like you want them to. Let’s just hope you can get them on an airplane without incident.
Everyone in the shoe biz makes a Vans slip-on knockoff. But, you’ve gotta hand it to clothing designer, James Perse, a man with a knack for making the “casual” category cool. This collab shoe with SeaVees has a linen canvas upper, a suede heelpatch & definitely won’t be mistaken for a skateboard shoe. 130-dollar slip-ons are for adults…not skaters.
You thought the boys at the office would be impressed when you drove up in your new Audi A4 Avant. Especially, when you explained what Avant meant. But, if you rolled this Audi-designed foosball table into the back office, they’d be blowing off the rest of the afternoon. Impressive, yes. It’s the same classic pub game, but dipped in Audi detailing – all brushed aluminum finish & sleek German styling. This table would keep soccer talk going long after the World Cup is done and gone.
Any movie with Sean Penn or Gary Oldman is worth watching. State Of Grace has them both. This neo-noir crime flick from 1990 has Penn as a reformed Irish mobster returning to his old Hell’s Kitchen gang as an undercover cop. He’s supposed to infiltrate the gang and take down the Flannery Brothers (Oldman and his movie brother, Ed Harris) before they make a deal with the Italian mob. Action and suspense ensue.
The 1965 2nd title fight between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston has always been wrought with controversy. Did the 1st round knockout punch connect? Did Liston bet against himself taking a dive to repay the mafia? Or did he fear Ali’s Islam extremist support group? Whatever the reason…Liston hit the canvas & one of the most iconic photographs in sports history was born. Today, another theory is uncovered – wear it and wonder.
The striking looks of LaCie’s Sound 2 Speakers garnered a Red Dot Award. But they aren’t just cool looking, they thump. From French-designer, Neil Poulton and engineered by Cabasse, a French speaker manufacturer, the 30-watt Sound 2 system connects easily & neatly to your laptop via USB plug-in.
What you saw of Steven Adler on Celebrity Rehab was a horror show. The effects of his days with Guns’N’Roses made disturbingly clear. There’s more: his soon-to-be-released book from Harper-Collins digs even deeper into the belly of the beast. Welcome to the jungle indeed. My Appetite for Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N’ Roses tells it all. In their prime, Adler and the boys hit “obscene levels of reckless abandon.” Even if you weren’t a big fan of these 80s icons…the story is certainly compelling.
Michigan-based Bike Furniture Design crafts contemporary furniture from recycled bike components and parts. They create a wide-range of seating and tables all from the proverbial scrap heap. In their first life, bicycles are simple and functional. These utilitarian qualities, reconfigured in BFD’s creations, imbue the designs with elegance, angularity & a familiar sense of motion. That means their stuff is cool.