Since the British Morgan Plus 8 was introduced back in the late 60s, it has garnered a cult-like following, especially in the U.S. The main reason, it’s a little, lightweight car with a big, bad V8. Kind of a ’roided-up go kart. The new Plus 8 Speedster is the latest variant, packed with a 367 hp, 4.8-liter BMW V8 engine feeding into a 6-speed manual or ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox. With a top speed of 148MPH and custom interior & performance options galore, this classic coupe continues Morgan’s tradition of blending old school style with modern performance.
If you’re big on adventure but short on space, this compact card tool endorsed by TV adventure boy Bear Grylls & built by Gerber, will be a welcome addition to your EDC arsenal. Packed into a card-size package, it features a 1.5-inch fixed blade knife, an LED task light, plus a flat & Phillips head screwdriver and a fire-starting ferro rod.
This year you’re supposed to be a rabid soccer fan. Obsessed with World Cup. Gunning for your team. So you better pick a team, ASAP. And while you’re at it, read something so you’ll appear to have an opinion. New York Times sports columnist and a man with good timing, George Vecsey has just released a perfect companion for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The new 55-inch Avant TV from Bang & Olufsen features an Ultra HD 4K display & rotates up to 90º on its floor stand pedestal to give you the perfect viewing angle. And because it’s a B&O, the 3-channel sound system is super-solid, spreading out the audiophile sound through 8 speakers.
I-Grill. Yeah, so do we. And being the tong-wielding experts that we are, we’re happy to share this one. The I-Grill has the key features & does everything a good portable charcoal grill should do. Small & lightweight with a fold-up design, it features a handle for easy carrying & 175 sq. inches of grilling space.
The octagonal shape of this cast iron skillet gives you 6 different directions to pour from when you’re cooking up a storm. The stainless steel spring handle dissipates heat quickly and the pan’s surface has been machined smooth for easy-release cooking.
The carpeted hallways of the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s messed-up masterpiece The Shining, inspired this strange little collection: a cardigan and crewneck sweater, a scarf, a rug, a door mat and a balaclava all knit in that terrifying 1970s pattern.
Deus Ex Machina teamed up with Swiss custom snowboard workshop The Shaper Collective to create a line of high-end custom boards featuring Deus graphics and precision, hand built Swiss construction.
The just-released Pure Boost from Adidas is their first shoe to feature a full Boost cushioning midsole. This material weighs almost nothing. And overall, the shoe is super-light at just 8.3 ounces. It also features a seamless, breathable 4-way stretch upper.