This camera looks so good because the picture you’re looking at was taken with another Alpa 12 TC. That’s a joke, but why not joke? The average Joe can’t even appreciate what this camera can do. The Alpa 12 TC is pro-quality equipment, obviously. The modular design allows it to shoot film or digital with a whopping 60MP file size – plus, it’s fully integrated to work with the full range of Alpa lenses. Even though you could do absolutely nothing with it, this camera does it all.
Even if your commute involves no pedaling, this new courier-style bag from Osprey will deliver you to the office or elsewhere with your MacBook intact. A floating, padded laptop sleeve protects your machine with room enough for all the other junk. If you actually do ride in, you’ll be hyped on the comfy ergonomics of the bag & features like a light attachment slot and reflective styling hits.
If you’re old enough to remember the 80s, you were there when the Commodore 64 had its short-lived and rather limited heyday. But like PacMan and Pong, it had its charms. Well, lovers of ephemera will rejoice, because an updated version of the classic machine is back. The Commodore Phoenix is a 64-bit all-in-one PC. It’s slim, energy efficient, offers four USB ports, a parallel port, 1LAN port and goodies like a 7-in-1 media card reader and stereo speakers. Old but new, get it?
Everything is Denmark is just cooler: the culture, the history, the nightclubs. And without a doubt, the custom bikes. Copenhagen-based, Wrench Monkees have been at the forefront of the post-modern, custom bike movement for years. Their understated bikes – part powerhouse, part design/soulcraft – are shipped to collectors and fiends worldwide. The Club Black series was made as decoration for a Copenhagen nightclub of the same name. Motorcycles inside a club? Yes…Denmark is just that much cooler.
If you’re among the clueless, Derek Trucks is a guitar player who first gained notoriety by playing with the legendary Allman Brothers Band at age 12. The rest, as they say, is history. Currently, he fronts The Derek Trucks Band – putting on incredible live shows from coast to coast. When it comes to the blues, hearing it live is the only way to go – on stage Trucks is at his virtuoso best. And…that is precisely why Columbia’s Legacy Recordings imprint is releasing the new live collection, Roadsongs. Captured in Chicago, at the height of their 2009 Already Free Tour, the release catches the man & his band in all their glory.
We keep saying retro has returned. Here’s another example. Black Dome’s Lunch Box & Thermos is crafted of black, heavy gauge steel with a comfortable woven strap handle. Classic 60s design from an era when being green was just how it was done.
You don’t drink Mickey’s Big Mouths anymore either, so why not add another level of refinement to poker night with the boys? The Mad Deck is a stunning set of illustrated playing cards designed by Turkish artist Ozlem Olcer. This artistic variation on an established theme will impress your guests, leaving you to concentrate on taking their money.
The Chalk Ping Pong table designed by Aruliden for Puma takes table tennis from the frathouse to the penthouse. With its striking yet functional design & ceramic surface – a chalkboard – the game just got a lot more sexy. Even if you’re just playing beer pong with the bros.
The horseshoe. The Lampshade. El Insecto. The beard is back. Time to brush up on your lingo…and skills. The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face is equally funny and enlightening. There’s more to a five o’clock shadow than foregoing the Gillette.
We’re men. We read on the can & never remember to change the roll. Honestly, I couldn’t believe a product of such toilet-gracing perfection actually existed. I can hear the “hallelujah!”