If you’re a thrill-seeker, you’ll naturally be drawn to the danger of this book. As author/engineer/flamethrower, William Gurstelle, explains in this pyro’s guide to life, taking risks is part of your personality type. Learn how to tap into your Inner MacGyver (that’s an actual chapter), make a flamethrower, and do the Absinthe dance. And it’s not just living dangerously … but artfully, too. 224 pages.
Before you put your life on hold for three days to get sunburnt in the SoCal desert with tens of thousands of pill-popping poseurs, make sure there are at least a few bands you like playing at this year’s Coachella music festival. The official lineup was just released today. Check it. Kanye West? Tickets go on sale Friday.
One of life’s mundane and distracting quandaries, “Do I need a jacket?” There’s rarely an obvious answer, so we operate on the principle of maybe. If the jacket happens to be a simple but refined grey, button-front fleece, it would be the right choice 99% of the time. You could just walk out the door and go.
The TV series Soul Train was HOT in the 70s. This influential musical variety show featured every major name in R&B, soul and pre-Hip-Hop. Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha—they were all on. With polyester pantsuits, giant afros & fancy footwork, the Soul Train dancers introduced disco moves to the masses and brought soul superstars into American living rooms. This 9-disc set contains over 130 performances, plus 3-hours of interviews & extras.
Beer candy?! Yes! Perfect for the movies, driving, job interviews - any place where knocking back a brewski would be fun, but might be seen as poorly timed or inappropriate. Just sneak a few beer candies in and get loose, right? Then we learned they don’t give you a buzz. Buzzkill. They do however blend the subtle flavors of craft beers like India pale ales & lagers with caramel & savory chocolate. Not as good as a beer buzz … but delicious in a different way.
Rapha rescued the cyclists who want function from their road wear instead of logo-covered spandex. And, they’ve gained quite a following with their class act. Enough panache in fact to offer a series of 4 custom, co-branded bikes made by cult craftsmen Cinelli, Independent Fabrications & Chris King. These bikes are ultra-limited releases, dipped in a Rapha color palette. There’s a city bike, a continental, a road-sport and a race bike … do not lag.
A long time ago, it was a box that carried ammo. Now, it’s a table. What caused this transformation, you ask? Art is the answer. South African designer, Katie Thompson, “re-created” this piece, adding tapered wooden legs, which turned it from discarded military surplus to a piece of functional art with a story to tell. It’s all about vision, right?
Dare to be different. Motorola did. They stepped confidently into the ring with their Xoom tablet ready to do battle. Powered by Android 3.0, powerful Google software designed specifically for tablet computing, this 10-inch slab will run your life like a well-oiled machine. All of Google’s services, plus Adobe flash support, makes this one a legitimate contender.
With vehicles like the G-Wagon and SLR McLaren, it’s obvious the German designers at Mercedes-Benz have a keen understanding of the American consumer. We’re suckers for a big, shiny 3-pointed star in the grill. The Sprinter Grand is another home-run. This executive transporter is outfitted like the interior of a Learjet, all leather, smoked glass with a ceiling tall enough to install a stripper pole. Perfect for the executive retreat in Vegas. Offered exclusively through Mercedes-Benz Manhattan.
Instead of bringing back a duffle bag full of purple clothes from your trip to Argentina’s wine country, the WineSkin will ensure you bring back those gift bottles of vino intact. Designed to protect and seal bottles for transport, the WineSkin works much better than wrapping those luscious bottles of Malbec in your sweaters and crossing your fingers.