Whether you’re hanging a rare classic frame for display or getting your daily driver off the living room floor, your bike will look sweet perched upon this custom, made-to-order, birch veneer bike rack from Made In Brooklyn Design. The man behind every MIB creation is former pro BMXer turned artisan, Jeff Mayer, so yeah, it’s legit.
The BDS could stand for Badass Dolby Surround because basically, that’s what you’re getting. In addition to a built-in Blu-Ray disk player, CD/DVD player & FM tuner, you can plug just about any other device you want into this system to enjoy music or movies. Four satellite speakers and a 200-watt bass sub guarantee a rich, 360-degree sound experience.
Nope, no powertools needed here. Because you don’t really screw with these; you just push them in gently. They’re thumbtacks, what else can we say?
Beer & bicycles go together like peanut butter & jelly. That’s why this seat-mounted bottle opener is so unquestionably genius. Think about it: ride to store, get sixer of Microbrews, ride away. But then, you get to the park or the beach and … start looking for something to pry the lids open? That’s lame. Mount this handmade, stainless steel opener under your seat and be prepared everywhere you roll.
We all want long balls, right? The new RAZR Hawk driver from Callaway will supposedly make this dream come true. We say “supposedly” because there is, of course, the human element (your swing). But with forged composite technology, the sweet spot just got a lot bigger & easier to find.
Whether you really like jazz or just know you should like it, this forthcoming collection from the Smithsonian will get you up to speed. The Smithsonian Anthology is an 111-track, 6-CD set with a 200-page book that puts the history, culture and key players all in perspective. They’re calling it a “jazz appreciation course in a box.” We call that cool.
This leather and wood camp stool is not a retro reproduction, it’s the real deal: truly vintage. Did it come from an African safari? An adventure outfitter? Only the collectors at Blackbird Vintage know its true origins. The seat is 13X13 inches and the legs are 24 inches long.
Lots of car brands have teamed up with bike builders to create some sort of hybrid marketing showpiece. Most of the time the bikes are pretty lame. Not the case with this collaboration between Audi and Portland-based custom frame builders, Renovo. They make bike frames exclusively from wood. Yes, wood. It’s lighter than aluminum and smoother on the bumps. They’re offering three models: a city, sport & road bike style. More info here.
NB’s US574 is a classic silhouette; a design that has stood the test of time. And now, you can get a pair of these Made In America runners in a rainbow of colors. Get on the NB site and create your own from (literally) millions of possible color combinations. Once your custom kicks are designed, they’ll be shipped to you in four to eight days.
There’s something about eating meat right off the bone that speaks to the caveman in all of us. Add a few beers and maybe a waitress in orange booty shorts and sheer pantyhose and … Oops, sorry—those wings are powerful things. Learn how to cook them yourself and you’ll be one evolutionary step closer to becoming a civilized man. Sort of.