Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a great creep. As Truman Capote, he won an Oscar. In 2009’s Doubt, he was nominated for another. He’s up to his patented smarmy style in this 80s-era story of compulsive (and dangerous) gambling. During the day, he’s a putz assistant bank manager – after hours, he’s a hardcore gambling addict. When his habit gets too big to fund, he turns to the closest source of capital: the bank. Embezzlement begins and so does Mahowny’s undoing. It’s a sick and tragicomic look into the seedy world of gambling. Are you in?
Few brands can lay claim to a true classic legacy. As American as mom’s apple pie, Eddie Bauer and Airstream are exceptional brands that have stood the test of time with simple style. The two have now combined forces to create a special edition 25’ Airstream camper outfitted for sporty, rugged adventures from sea to shining sea.
If you run out of impressive things to talk about, you can say it’s a souvenir from the plane crash you survived. It does look pretty real. With the polished aluminum patchwork, exposed screwheads and a fat 78” width, it’s nearly true to scale. This time, your tall tale might actually fly.
You like bikes. Cafés, chops, street trackers, customs … they’re all good. Bike EXIF is the place you’ll find your daily dose of cycle culture and 2-wheeled perversion. They’ve made a great calendar of the year’s best bikes. Sorry, there are no bikini-clad vixens, but there are also no OC Choppers. It’s a fair trade if you ask us. Just this once.
A fusion of minimalist refinement and structural precision gives British designer, Miranda Watkins’, creations a look of distinction. Her “Martini” travel cocktail set, commissioned for a Wallpaper Magazine exhibition, combines pewter & cork in an elegant outcome.
Even if you agree that neither Jay Leno or Conan O’Brien are even the least bit funny, you might still get a kick out of this exposé chronicling the battle between the two late night goofs. This book by TV expert, Bill Carter, reveals the mysterious backstory of television politics & pop-cultural chaos that unfolded when network bosses tried to change the schedule …
You’ve likely seen a Rimowa aluminum suitcase rolling gracefully through a foreign airport pulled along behind a well-dressed businessman with impossibly pointy shoes. The German luggage maker has been refining this timeless, all-aluminum design since it was first offered in the 1950s. Rimowa cases are offered in a variety of sizes and will always compliment your attire; maybe even your shoes.
It’s going to take quite a few more system upgrades before your phone is smart enough to match the features of the POCO. This 14.6 megapixel video and still camera in a magnesium case is the size of a credit card and records 1080p video at 60fps, has auto focus, super macro, image stabilization, face recognition, and manual controls. Enough to make your smart phone feel kinda stupid, actually.
This solar charging station is portable and built to last for 10 years charging iPods, iPhones, PSPs, and DS’s—almost any USB device. The Detroit-based design team has created a unique power source that allows you to directly angle the panel toward the sun, plug in and with two internal AA rechargeables, let you power up even after the sun goes down. Solar Vox is currently in the funding stage, using crowd-sourcing on Kickstarter.com.
Does your dog think he’s human? That’s actually a deep philosophical question – even for a dog as smart as yours. So why not give your four-legged friend a place to ponder. A place like the plush interior of a Helmutt house, where he can really curl up & think about this and other canine conundrums, like how to carry a football in his mouth.