With age comes wisdom and brutal hangovers. Unfortunately, the former does not preclude the latter. And, when you get one of those man-sized whoppers: the 500-pound skull, blurry vision, please-kill-me hangovers – you need relief. Some Mercy. Renowned celebrity bartender and mixologist, Alex Ott, is a master of homeopathic drinks and their various effects. He formulated the natural ingredients in Mercy – things like chamomile, milk thistle & B vitamins to help you feel better. You hope. Photo courtesy Michael Falco for The New York Times
The Art Of War by medieval Chinese militant, Sun Tzu, holds many secrets. And now, this classic text has been adapted into a futuristic graphic novel by Kelly Roman and artist Michael DeWeese for HarperCollins books. Sun Tzu’s warrior wisdom is delivered in dripping detail from DeWeese’s twisted artistry. The book’s limited edition, hand-signed prints are made in runs of only 200. In addition, twenty dollars of your purchase price is donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity for battle-wounded veterans.
Society and popular culture would like us to believe there’s really not much use for old nuts. But they’re just wrong. All it takes is one creative person willing to knock the dust off and play with them. In the right hands, old discarded nuts become the implements of artistry. Just look at these beautiful nuts and try to disagree. They’re beautiful, no?
Five thousand bucks may seem like a lot to pay for a laser level, but not if you’re dropping $100K in exotic marble flooring for your home—or any other high dollar precision project. This self-leveling unit is an advanced three-plane line laser machined from aircraft aluminum, brass & surgical steel. Its matrix of three laser beams creates pinpoint accuracy for measurements in all three dimensions. The kit includes the laser, tripod, targets, charger, etc.
Hard as it is, proper whisky etiquette demands restraint. But who wants to watch their portion size when it comes to quaffing a nicely aged Scotch? Seriously. Maybe the hole in the glass will help keep you within your legal limit. Designed to give the Scotch more air in the glass, this unique serving set turns a simple drink into a worthy ritual. The kit includes a carafe, 3 glasses, a metal serving base, and of course a bottle of Ballantine’s Aged 12 Years.
All the artist-designed space-orb speaker systems have their merits, but it’s the warmth of wood that makes these handmade American speakers from Blumenstein Ultra Fi completely rad. Using proven acoustical technology from a bygone era, these BLH cabinets (backloaded horns) sound as good as they look.
While you’re cruising this web site, some sleazy cyber-criminal could be hacking into your bank account and decrypting your lame passwords for a major rip-off scam. It happens every single day. Wired Magazine Senior Editor, Kevin Poulsen’s new book sheds some light on the billion-dollar business of online crime. It also follows the criminal investigation of Max Butler, a larger-than-life hacker, who stole access to 1.8 million credit cards. Feeling vulnerable? Well, you are.
Extreme grindcore bands and horror movie killers alike have used the metal saw for making all kinds of cuts. Imagine the slashing & thrashing you could do around the job-site with this cordless, pro-grade M18 model from Milwaukee Tools. Light and powerful, the M18 weighs just 5.8 lbs with battery life lasting for 200+ cuts. The 5-3/8” carbide-tipped blade will rip through angle iron, EMT, sheet metal, threaded rod, rebar and more. Go ahead & shred some metal.
If you haven’t seen the definitive Steve McQueen flick Bullitt, go watch it now, then come back and check out this ’68 custom Mustang. Gateway Classics specialize in Mustangs. Their remake of the movie car includes a 450-horse small block Roush motor and a whole raft of updated & period-correct features. This chase scene from the movie is one for the ages.
A cool cat like James Bond would never be caught flossin’ with a big, iced-out Li’l Wayne watch. Not even close. 007 has always been more go than show. If you can relate to that style, maybe this stealth custom Rolex from London’s Project X Designs will suit you. It’s a remake of the vintage Military issue Submariner and stamped with the seal of the prestigious British SBS—a unit of military operatives who count James Bond among their legendary ranks. Three models are available and none of them are gawdy.