The young designers at Hamburg, Germany’s Lockengelöt studios are turning used 50-gallon oil drums into unique, industrial-strength “cupboards.” The drums are cleaned out, reinforced, and fitted with shelves & a door. The drums are also stackable, if you need more than 50-gallons of storage space.
How cheap does the Kindle have to get before you’ll actually buy one? How about eBooks & iBooks to read on your phone? For some reason, none of the electronic reading options measure up to good old paper. Especially for those who like an occasional break from the screen. Penguin Books is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Modern Classics series by releasing a new collection of 50 of the most beloved and important books in literature. The new Mini Modern Classics are small, portable & pack a punch with absolutely no microwave radiation or LED glare. Classic.
With its decidedly retro styling, the new Royal Enfield Classic Chrome looks less like a 2011 and more like a 1941. And that’s just fine for those who want a motorcycle that actually looks like, well, a motorcycle. This new model, a chromed-up variation on their C5 is a simple, solid, 500-CC twin—a truly classic design. Hell, this bike even has a kickstarter!
The worst part about being a runner can be shopping for running shoes. 99.99% of running shoes are hideously ugly and the remaining .01% don’t fit right. Puma is taking a novel approach to design with their new FAAS 300 shoe. It’s lightweight & minimalist, yet still packs their BioRide technology, an integrated comfort system—just what you need for logging serious miles.
When the Gods of Corn Syrup bless you with your own custom Coke bottle, you’ve really hit the big time. French House Music heroes Daft Punk have been honored by Coca-Cola with a special new Coke bottle and promotion for “Club Coke.” To most dance DJs, coke in the club looks very different, but in this case, it means a pair of limited edition silver & gold bottle cans at select nightclubs across the country. Check daftcoke.com in a month or two for more information.
Forget the college years when fluorescent orange powder was the only “cheese” in your diet. A proper mac-n-cheese needs only real cheese and lots of it. When done properly, homemade mac-n-cheese attains Superfood status. It takes just a few simple ingredients, get it right already.
Despite warnings of “dog fighting scenes,” Amores Perros—which, roughly translated means “love’s a bitch”—won heaps of international film awards. This offbeat Spanish language film tells the stories of three disconnected characters in Mexico City who are linked only by a random incident. Exploring themes of loss, love & identity, viewers learn about the characters by seeing how each relates to dogs.
Portel leather goods is an upstart brand out of Tallinn, Estonia—the Paris of the Baltics—specializing in functional, handmade leather accessories. Crafted from supple, antique leather, their iPhone wallet carries all your cards, cash, and in a perfectly-fitted pocket, your iPhone 4.
Sometimes carrying a whole bottle of Jack Daniels around with you isn’t an option. And when you’re doing something like driving or supervising children, mixing up a drink can be dicey. But now that you can get pre-made JD cocktails in a bottle, life will be better. It’s the little things, right? Like Jack & ginger, Jack & Coke, even Jack & Diet!
Turn up the heat on your tailgating, car camping and beach barbecues with Fuego’s sleek, portable 8000-BTU grill. Its aluminum legs flip up into a handle and a giant rubber band holds the top on for transport. The smooth sculptural form and practical design of the Element makes it the perfect vehicle for taking your gourmet smoke show on the road.