20th-Century industrial design guru Dieter Rams designed everything cool that the Braun brand ever made. His style has also influenced many more recent designs coming out of Apple. If this re-issue of the 1987 Braun ET66 calculator looks familiar, that’s because the calculator on your iPhone is a direct bite on Ram’s original, minimalist design. And not that you need 2 calculators, but you can now own the real deal, too.
It sounds almost too good to be true but this light & compact solar kettle will boil water, heat your soup or coffee, even desalinate ocean water for drinking in “just a while.” The length of that “while” of course, depends on how sunny it is but since it uses nothing but the energy of the sun, you can’t find a cleaner, greener kettle for off-the-grid use. via
Adventure. It’s what we love about motorcycles. Just hit the road and be gone. And with the shaft-drive 1215CC Triumph Tiger Explorer XC, you can ride in comfort to the ends of the earth. With ABS braking & cruise control, this bike is built for the long haul, plus it’s factory-equipped to peel off the freeway and climb up a mountainside without skipping a beat. via
You’re looking at the smartest watch ever made. Not only will it tell you the correct time anytime, it also does all those other smart watch things like linking with your phone, and offering loads of apps to compliment your data-driven existence. It re-charges via Qi and runs 2 processors, one for high-speed wrist-computing, the other, a power-saving mode that will run the watch for 30 days without a recharge.
Sick of that featherweight, totally waterproof tent that packs down to the size of a foot-long sub? Thought so. Here’s the polar opposite: All canvas construction. Sets-up with a single, collapsible hickory pole and features an antique brass zippered entry. American made. Horse and saddle not included.
Good luck getting off the couch now. Microsoft just announced the XBoxOne, an all-in-one entertainment system that lets you switch between music, TV, movies, games, and internet browsing, all with voice commands. So now, unless you happen to be holding the re-designed game controller, you can use both hands for the Doritos.
Many books have been written about Henry Ford, the pioneering industrialist who developed the assembly-line factory system to mass-produce his cars. His efforts led to large-scale mass-production across all industries, forming the basis of the consumer cycle we live in today. To find out how Ford changed the world, you will, of course, have to buy the book.
Swedish-made a-Jays are the earphones you want for your iOS, Windows, or Android phone if a rat’s nest of tangled cable is something you don’t want. The brand’s award-winning flat, tangle-free cables are the reason.
You know your hot sauce addiction has reached a new level of when you start trying to concoct homemade Sriracha. Let this cookbook guide you to the next stage, with its 60+ hot sauce recipes for everything from home-made Rooster sauce to Indonesian Sambal to Ethiopian berbere, it’ll take you to the summit of the Scoville scale.
Topo Designs builds bags & packs right here in Colorado, U.S.A. Their Mountain Briefcase can be carried three ways: as a brief, a backpack, or sling. Simple styling and plenty of pockets make it versatile enough for workdays & weekends.